The second in a series of three online commercials “Citizens of the Sea” featuring surf industry pioneer and veteran surfboard master shaper Bob McTavish for the 2014 Byron Bay Surf Festival.

Citizens Of The Sea – Bob McTavish – Byron Bay Surf Festival 2014 from Stefan José Films on Vimeo.

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BBSF | 24th – 26th Oct 2014
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on September 17th, 2014

Backpacking is one of the best ways to experience the shopping, food, beaches, nightlife, and people of Byron Bay.

backpackersinbyronbay Backpacking in Byron BayByron is home to a variety of backpackers and hostels, each offering a convenient central location, and an exciting mix of locals and people from around the world.

Soaking up everything Byron has to offer is easy when staying at a Byron Bay Backpackers, as most are located in the centre of town. Take a short walk to clothing and specialty shops, as well as to supermarkets. Town is full of gourmet cafes (with excellent coffee), restaurants, and bars that mustn’t be missed on your visit to Byron. On the first Sunday of each month, the Byron Bay Markets are also a quick walk from town, and are a unique experience for all visitors.

Staying in the centre of town means you can easily walk to beautiful Main Beach. Byron Bay has some of the most spectacular beaches in Australia, making it a popular location for both swimming and surfing. Byron Bay has hot and sunny weather most of the year, so lazing on the sand, or up on the grass at Top Park, are great ways to enjoy the atmosphere of Byron Bay.

People from around the world backpack to Byron. Hostels and backpackers allow like-minded travellers to meet and exchange stories, and often become life-long friends. The Byron Bay Hostel Guide provides an extensive list of hostels and backpackers in Byron Bay, so you can see everything they have to offer.

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on September 11th, 2014

Spring has arrived and the Byron Bay Surf Festival, beginning October 24th, is budding with exciting new announcements.

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With a traditional opening ceremony by the Arakwal Bundjalung people followed by a free outdoor screening/Australian premiere of the Beyond the Surface film and raging launch party by NZ blues rock band Bonjah at the Beach Hotel, the festival kicks off with a BANG.

Saturday 25th absorbs the seaside with a beautiful, rambling market hub bursting with surf-inspired creative initiatives, ideas, arts, music, workshops, demos and delicious edibles. Some of the highlights include health and wellbeing seminars such as that of raw chef/nutritionist Samantha Gowing, surf injury expert/physiotherapist Ryan Huxley and Yoga sage Geoff Brooks. Selected stalls will showcase some of the best and most innovative brands in surfing such as the newly launched Banks brand, international labels like Sanuk, Moonjelly and Free People. Additionally, there will be an entire arena on the northern end of the festival site dedicated to charities, sustainability and gift clothing initiatives such as Smile, Hippy Tree, Kiss Max and Toms. Down the way will be many small local and international artisan and surfboard shaper stalls to browse upon, design workshops, large surf culture art show and also a special retro/rockabilly area, 50′s cars and bikes hosted by Uppercut Deluxe.

BBSF Sunday 137 Byron Bay Surf Festival   6 Weeks To Go! Here you will also find a special Golden Breed surf history display with surfboard evaluation area. Sublime tastes will be found throughout the market hub with an array of local cooked, cut, raw or organic cuisines by the likes of AllPress Espresso, The Chia Co, Santos Organics and Loving Earth just to name a few. With two music stages onsite, there will be plenty of sweet tunes to listen, alternatively you might like to tune into some of the mind tweaking all-day presentations in the popular ‘Surf Literature Lounge’ featuring speakers, stories, far reaching ideas and chaired discussions by experts, writers, publishers and surf legends such as Tom & Nick Carroll, Brad Gerlach, Duct Tape surfer Pascale Honore or giant wave photographer Russell Ord.

At night, keep your eyes open for key events in town. Some of these include a presentation by freesurfer and activist Lauren Hill on ‘Third World Girls, social justice and surfing’ discussing seedlings of surf culture around the world, a special GoPro youth comp hosted by renown photographer Willem Ungermann, a last screening of the GoPro surf shorts film comp finalists, feature film premiere yet to be announced and even more music acts into the night.

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For Sunday 26th, Wategos beach hosts its annual surf swap meet with shapers from all around the world, surf demo sessions and quirky surf-off-sessions. The infamous Corona Party Wave $1000 dash for cash event will round this off as a memorable and fun day by the ocean. This is the day to get wet, to be inspired by surfing, shaping and to simply chill out… until yet more nighttime festivities begin with indie rockers Griswolds at the Beach Hotel after party.

Get amped and keep your eyes out for the latest program at www.byronbaysurffestival.com

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on September 10th, 2014

As a way of conserving their culture the Indigenous women in the Wake Up Time group have been meeting for over eleven years in Casino to learn traditional techniques, share stories and make intricate woven pieces just as their ancestors have done for millennia.

Wake Up Time Women Basket Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up September 16 25Opening on the 16 September in Casino, the Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up space will host a series of creative workshops including a two-hour weaving workshop with the Wake Up Time Women on Wednesday 17 September, which will be a rare opportunity to learn traditional weaving skills using reeds and grasses.

An initiative of Arts Northern Rivers in partnership with Richmond Valley Council the Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up aims to champion and foster creative industry practitioners across the region and connect the community with local creatives to share their knowledge in a fun, supportive environment.

Pop into the space on Saturday 20 for a free workshop that will to get the school holidays off with a bang. From 11am big and little kids alike can grab some yarn and knitting needles and help the Lismore Yarn Guerrillas yarn-bomb the streets of Casino with crocheted creations.

On Tuesday 23 September small businesses can take advantage of a free social media masterclass followed by nibbles and networking. The masterclass will be presented by Megan Kinninment who will share her insights from over a decade as a journalist and blogger of crafting and sharing your story for social media.

Details on how to book a place in the Weaving Workshop or to RSVP to Telling Your Story on Social Media go to the Arts Northern Rivers Website (artsnorthernrivers.com.au) or call 6628 8120

Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up

16-25 September 2014

Shop 3, 53 – 69 Walker Street

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Woodford Folk Festival in partnership with Caloundra Music Festival and Mullum Music Festival presents THE FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS QUEENSLAND SPRING TOUR, featuring Andy Brown, The Mae Trio and special guests Starboard Cannons…

1274266 601334523252479 1607683101 o  Festival Of Small Halls Artists & Tour Dates Aaanounced!Canadian folk-pop musician Andy Brown will return to Australia for the 4th time in two years especially to take part in the Festival of Small Halls Queensland Spring Tour.

‘I am so excited to be performing as part of the Festival of Small Halls tour. Playing intimate venues is what I love to do most. I find that the words and meaning of a song are somehow more honest, and more deeply felt in the ‘pin-drop’ settings that the Festival of Small Halls tour is chock full of.’ says Andy.

Having wooed audiences at the Woodford Folk Festival in 2012/2013, Andy returned in the same year as direct support for Australian Idol Winner Damien Leith’s national album release tour. Brown also penned two of the tracks featured on Leith’s new album.

“The buzz surrounding Brown, a three-time International Songwriting
Competition finalist, is justified.”
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Queensland Spring Tour partners Caloundra Music Festival (QLD) and Mullum Music Festival are the bookends for a 21-date adventure through regional and remote Queensland, and a few quick scurries into Northern New South Wales.

Modeled on a traditional Australian hall experience, the tour concentrates on visiting towns where communities are strong, but may not have access to high quality musical acts due to their remote locations, or lack of a suitable venue. Artists playing the Festival of Small Halls are chosen not only for the high caliber of their music, but for their enthusiasm and willingness to become part of the community for the brief time that they pass through – a perfect fit for the country halls that populate Australian towns.

Australian artists The Mae Trio are also looking forward to this first foray into Queensland’s West.

A perfect example of the level of quality patrons can expect from artists on the tour, The Mae Trio won the Australian Folk Alliance’s Youth Folk Awards in 2013, then released their debut album, Housewarming, in August of the same year. In the brief time that has followed, they’ve been booked for every major folk festival in Australia, as well as being courted by the UK’s top events and festivals, including a recent appearance at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for the Commonwealth Games Celebrations. No strangers to touring, sisters Elsie and Maggie Rigby and childhood friend Anita Hillman had toured in family bands and their own outfits prior to the sudden success of The Mae Trio.

“The Mae Trio has made a meteoric mark on the national acoustic music scene”
- Rhythms Magazine

Needing no introduction – Mullum’s own Starboard Cannons will also join Andy Brown on selected dates of the tour…

“Poised, intelligent, genuine… hell, they might even single-handedly extinguish the cultural cringe about Australian folk.”
- Rhythms Magazine

For all tour dates and towns, artist profiles and community engagement head to www.festivalofsmallhalls.com

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Bluesfest has added Industry powerhouse TRAIN to their sensational first artist announcement!

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BLUESFEST FESTIVAL DIRECTOR PETER NOBLE SAYS:

“We told you we aint gonna stop now, and guess what we are not going to stop now! We are delighted to add US Roots based Pop band Train to our first artist announcement who will be coming to Bluesfest for the first time”

The First Artist Announcement includes:

THE BLACK KEYS

ZAC BROWN BAND

ALABAMA SHAKES
TRAIN

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD

GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC

PAUL KELLY
PRESENTS THE MERRI SOUL SESSIONS
FEAT. DAN SULTAN, KIRA PURU, & VIKA AND LINDA BULL

XAVIER RUDD
AND THE UNITED NATIONS

TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE

REBELUTION• SOJA

THE CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD• BETH HART

FRANK TURNER AND THE SLEEPING SOULS

MARIACHI EL BRONX • G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE

POKEY LAFARGE • BAND OF SKULLS

ROCKWIZ LIVE

and many more to come!

TRAIN
“Imagine, if you can, some 2600-ish people all dancing like no one was watching…there was something so truly joyful about it that all you could do was smile.” The Music on Train’s 2012 Sydney Opera House Performance

Perennial hit makers and three-time Grammy Award winners Train will be making their Bluesfest debut next Easter! The colossal group has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, 30 million tracks worldwide with numerous Platinum and Gold citations on their mantle, 3 Grammy Awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards and dozens of other honors and nominations.

You will be familiar with their hits such as the Grammy winning ‘Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me)’ and ‘Hey Soul Sister’Train’s most recent album, 2012’s CALIFORNIA 37 featured the hit ‘Drive By’ among other songs, a Triple Platinum single in Australia that reached the Top Ten in 13 countries.  For their debut Bluesfest performance Train will have new material, they premiered their new single ‘Angel in Blue Jeans’ in July this year from their latest album Bulletproof Picasso set to be released in September.

All aboard, when Train bring their riveting, roots-based pop to Bluesfest for the very first time!

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Bluesfest playing schedule is available on www.bluesfest.com.au.

All Festival and Camping tickets are on sale through www.bluesfest.com.au or by phoning the office on 02 6685 8310.

Tickets are also available through Moshtix www.moshtix.com.au and Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com.au.

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The Falls Music & Arts Festival’s line-up is reaching dizzying heights with extra delights. As excitement builds for general ticket sales just around the corner, the fest has gone and dropped another batch of 24-karat artists playing across Lorne, Marion Bay and Byron this summer!

7 The Falls Music & Arts Festival Line Up Grows & General Sales Start Tomorrow!Last weeks’ Ballot sales were met with unprecedented demand and have concluded with Lorne tickets selling out in record time! The festival has set aside allocations of all ticket types for sales commencing tomorrow, which will kick off at 9am AEST. For those of you wanting a head start they’ve put together an informative little checklist, take a peekhttp://byron.fallsfestival.com.au/tickets/

Joining the top-drawer 2014 line-up will be…

Since hitting Australian airwaves Ásgeir’s debut album In The Silence has scored triple j album of the week and the chilling single ‘King and Cross’ is set to be one of the big hits of 2014. In The Silencebecame Iceland’s fastest and biggest selling debut album ever by a home grown artist, outselling the debuts of superstars Bjork and Sigur Ros combined with a staggering one in ten Icelanders now owning a copy. Hailed ‘the next big thing’ this Icelandic artist is sure to stun audiences at Falls 2014!

Country soul, rock’n’roller Dan Sultan is always best experienced live. With a new album this year Blackbird receiving critical acclaim he’s a man in high demand. Recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, Tom Waits) in the legendary Blackbird Studio, which inspired the album title. He’s currently touring the country with his new material and is leaving audiences breathless.

Cloud Control, the four Blue Mountains musos intent on reviving the dulcet tones of vintage pop, best demonstrated with their 2013 hit release Dream Cave. A festival ready band, their entire performance always has a celebratory feel, especially when they belt out favourites like ‘There’s Nothing In The Water’, ‘Death Cloud’, Dojo Rising’ and ‘Promises’.

The beautiful and talented Megan Washington will let loose a jam-packed set with hits ‘How To Tame Lions’, ‘Rich Kids’ and ‘Clementine’ as well as tracks from her new album There There, due out this September. We can expect an emotional, uplifting and an all-round honest performance from the lady who wears her heart on her sleeve. An Aussie treasure.

Melbourne’s Kingswood are quickly gaining a reputation as one of Australia’s hottest homegrown acts. Since their formation a few years ago, the indie-rock four-piece have toured with heavyweights like Aerosmith and Grinspoon in addition to numerous festival appearances including Splendour In The Grass. With their debut album Microscopic Wars dropping this month, they’ll have a fresh batch of tunes ready for you at Falls.

Brisbane 5-piece The Art Of Sleeping are currently winning hearts and minds across the country with their indie/folk sound. Many flawless singles like ‘Colourblind’ and ‘Empty Hands’ and a small collective of EPs later, the quintet have just finished recording their latest, long-awaited offering, hopefully finished in time for you at Falls!

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Deep, beat driven ocean-scapes that take you far away while keeping your feet firmly tapping something catchy, that is Fishing. Slowly cementing themselves as one of the countries most prominent electronic acts, with their brand of bouncy, melodious tunes, mixtapes, as well as remixing tracks by Flume, Cloud Control and more, all which received high acclaim. Their debut album Shy Glow was released earlier this year and has established them as serious contenders.

They are the best of time, always. Hailing from Melbourne, Northeast Party House started life playing warehouse parties and local venues. They quickly gained momentum and a reputation for a high energy, dance inducing live show, which has translated to their debut album Any Given Weekend perfectly. The record is an ode to partying – the good, the bad and the ugly and is already gaining massive traction across Australian airwaves.

After casting a spell on all with her debut EP Rosie, Thelma Plum has put down her guitar and taken a step in a brave new musical direction. With DEADLY, NIMA and triple j Unearthed wins under her belt, she’s now working with hip-hop producer M-Phazes (of Kimbra and Eminem fame) and is striking a chord with audiences who love her new modern percussions and hit single ‘How Much Does Your Love Cost?’

Get up to get down, joining the Boogie Nights line-up (Dec 28 in Lorne, Dec 29 in Marion Bay and Dec 31 in Byron) will be…

DJ Woody presents ‘Hip Hop is 40’ AV show is an ode to music and culture that changed his and so many others’ lives over the past four decades. Hip-hop is 40 chronicles and celebrates all things hip-hop, starting with the original breaks, the first rap records – through to the party rockers spanning the 80’s up until now (all with the visuals to match!).

Californian producer DJ Fletch is heavy on the bass when remixing the likes of Jay Z, Lil Wayne and Eric Clapton – keeping the party alive well into dark.

Twerk (v.) – form of dance through engaging ones rear end in an up and down motion. If you’re still a little confused, consult the most accessible booty banging video clip you can find and educate yourself. Little did you know, those luscious ladies possess an acquired skill learnt from hours of blood sweat and tears on the dance-floor. Lucky for you, Melbourne’s very own Twerkshop are here to teach you this life long skill in an hour of jammed packed fun. By the end of class you would have rid yourself of 600 calories, the worlds problems and your once weekly gym sesh.

Brining the lols to the Falls Comedy stages…

Described as “a younger Billy Connolly”, Queensland native Harley Breen’slatest show has the relatively audacious title of The Secret To Being Awesome. Viewers and fans will know that this is a bit of a red herring though, as Breen uses the show to take us through his unfortunate personal circumstances and background as an awkward teen and a self described “loser for Jesus”. The show has been a massive success and has built on earlier hype, which saw Breen crowned Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as Spleen Comic of the Year in 2010.

One of the Australian comedy scene’s most exciting up and comers, Tommy Dassalo has been working his proverbials off since placing as runner up in triple j’s Raw Comedy all the way back in 2005. Since then he has emerged as one of the most unique voices operating today, both as a writer and a performer. As far as the latter goes, he has appeared in The Librarians and Sleuth 101 and also hosts a weekly podcast called The Little Dum Dum Club, which regularly tops the charts. As a writer, he has worked on Talking ‘Bout Your Generation and TV Burp – proving himself to be a true all rounder.

Comedians like Jerry Seinfeld and Woody Allen have been exploring anxiety as a comedic concept for years, but Melbourne up and comer Luke McGregor takes it to another level. His latest show I Worry That I Worry Too Much riffs on his obsessive-compulsive behaviour, his failed attempts to hook up on Tinder and filters it all through his quirky personality. The show has been a massive success, selling out several runs and opening doors for Luke to flex his acting chops on recent comedies The Time Of Our Lives and Utopia (a role he won after being earmarked by legendary writing group Working Dog).

You’ll recognise her bright face and bubbly demeanour from Australian shows like ‘Spicks and Specks’ and ‘Dirty Laundry Live’, but it’s in her adopted home of New Zealand that comedienne Urzila Carlson’s star really shines. A big star in the land of the long white cloud, where she has sold out five solo seasons at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Carlson has set her sights on Australia, where she showcased The Long Flight To Freedom; a show in which she chronicles her unsuccessful attempts to convince several African nations for three decades that she is African royalty.

Touching on the brutally honest side of comedy, Daniel Townes’ recent show The Other Side detailed the fact that between the ages of 18 and 31, the comic spent $135,000 on marijuana. He had what he calls an ‘on the hour, every hour’ addiction. However, instead of leaning on obvious stoner comedy cliques, Townes explores the slightly darker, black comedy side of this style of life as he ruminates on addiction, OCD and unwanted pregnancies. You know, all the funny stuff. Now three years sober, Townes is gaining momentum as one of Australia’s most hilariously forthright performers.

Widely regarded as one of the top rising stars of Australian comedy Damien Power has sold out shows around Australia. And we’re not the only ones who think so – hot off the back of his 2013 sell out Comedy Festival season Damien was chosen by Jack Black to support Tenacious D on their Australian tour!

TICKETS:

General tickets: General ticket sales will commence at 9am AEST Wednesday September 03 from fallsfestival.com.

Locals Tickets for Falls Byron: Locals tickets for Falls Music & Arts Festival Byron are still available!

All Byron Shire residents and south Tweed Shire residents (40 kms north or west of North Byron Parklands) have priority access to a limited allocation of all event type tickets including special New Years Eve only tickets. Locals tickets are available through http://byron.fallsfestival.com.au/locals until sold out. Only the purchaser needs to be a local and can buy up to 4 tickets each.

TRAVEL:

Best to book your travel early while availability is high and costs are low, check out the Falls website for all of your options.

ABOUT THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2014:

A world-class line-up of music, comedy and arts in a relaxed festival environment. The coastal locations are beautiful and all camping is free.

THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2014 LINEUP (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER):

ALT-J·ASGEIR·BIG FRREDIA·THE BLACK LIPS·BLUEJUICE·COLD WAR KIDS·DAN SULTAN·DMAs·GLASS ANIMALS·JAGWAR MA·JOEY BADA$$·JOHN BUTLER TRIO·KIM CHURCHILL·THE KITE STRING TANGLE·MILKY CHANCE·MOVEMENT·THE PRESETS·REMI·RUN THE JEWELS ·SAFIA ·SBTRKT·SPIDERBAIT·STICKY FINGERS·THE TEMPER TRAP·TENSNAKE·TKAY MAIDZA·TODD TERJE (LIVE)·TYCHO·VANCE JOY

NYE ‘BOOGIE NIGHTS’ LINEUP (DEC 31 BYRON):

ALISON WONDERLAND·BADBADNOTGOOD ·CLIENT LIASION ·DJ FLETCH·DJ WOODY PRESENTS ‘HIP HOP IS 40’ AV SHOW·SALT N PEPA·TWERKSHOPS.

COMEDY:

DAMIEN POWERS·DANIEL TOWNES·HARLEY BREEN·LUKE MCGREGOR·TOMMY DASSALO·URZILA CARLSON.

LORNE & BYRON SHOWS ONLY:

ART OF SLEEPING·CLOUD CONTROL·FISHING·KINGSWOOD·MEGAN WASHINGTON·NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE·THELMA PLUM.

 

EVENTS: 

Dec 28, 2014 to Jan 01, 2015 in Lorne, VIC (est. 1993) 18+

Dec 29, 2014 to Jan 01, 2015 in Marion Bay, TAS (est. 2003) All ages

Dec 30, 2014 to Jan 03, 2015 in Byron Bay, NSW (est. 2013) 18+ event

 

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on August 27th, 2014

On sale 9am Thursday Morning, August 28 byron.fallsfestival.com.au/LOCALS/falls3 Falls Festival Byron Bay Local TicketsThe festival is giving all Byron Shire residents and south Tweed Shire residents (40 kms north or west of North Byron Parklands) priority access to a limited allocation of all event type tickets including special New Years Eve only tickets. Locals tickets will go on sale from 9AM THURSDAY AUG 28 through BYRON.FALLSFESTIVAL.COM.AU/LOCALS until sold out. Only the purchaser needs to be a local and can buy up to 4 tickets each.

If you’re outside the ‘locals’ area you are encouraged to sign up for the ballot though www.fallsfestival.com before Monday 25 August. Most Falls Festival tickets are allocated to sales through the ballot process, starting at 9am on Thursday August 28; however, for those who miss out, there will also be a small allocation of tickets set aside for general public sales starting at 9am on Wednesday September 03

The Falls Music & Arts Festival Byron is an 18+ event

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on August 27th, 2014

One of the Northern Rivers’ most celebrated musicians will play for the annual Fathers’ Day lunch celebration at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa.

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Cheynne Murphy’s raw talent has won him a strong national audience. Rhythms Magazine said of his music “A big, warm, sprawling folk-rock… unpretentiously earnest”. We gained him here on the Northern Rivers in 2008, where he debuted his first solo EP at BluesFest.

After discovering three chords and the truth in his final year at university, Cheynne dropped the security blanket of his corporate marketing career and was rewarded with

a global publishing deal with Warner Chappell/Alberts. He has received multiple music industry awards and has supported the likes of The Church, Richard Clapton, Christine Anu and The Choir Boys.

Cheynne’s honesty is total. Of his new album “A Horse Called Freedom” he said “The album draws a lot of inspiration with my own struggles managing a blended family with four kids. Even though we are not wearing painted tribal colours we are still modern day warriors. We’re grappling with technology, with money. It’s less physically demanding but more psychologically demanding. I have a lot of empathy with other fathers. It’s challenging being a parent and I’ve found that music is therapy for me. It’s been a constant companion and song-writing is a balm for my soul”.

Come get some therapy with Cheynne as well as smashing options from the fire pit and spit on Fathers’ Day at The Byron at Byron. The lunch includes a large selection of salads, vegetarian options and desserts.

Sunday 7th September, from 12:30pm. $79 includes mains, desserts and a complimentary glass of beer or wine on arrival. Children may dine from the childrens’ menu.

Bookings are essential on 66392105 or reservations@thebyronatbyron.com.au

Fathers’ Day menu

From the Spit: Roast leg of Byron Bay Pork, roasted apple sauce and pickled red cabbage.

From the Fire pit: Marinated peppercorn grass fed scotch fillet. Salmon Teriyaki with Japanese garnish.

From the Buffet: Selection of Antipasto: Local Salumi meats, Bangalow Cheeses and pickled vegetables. Steamed prawns with cocktail sauce and lemon. Slow roasted pork belly in fennel seeds, dried chilli and rosemary. Beef daube, mushrooms, bacon, shallots and bay leaf. Eggplant, bocconcini and tomato moussaka. Roast potato with thyme and garlic.

Farmers market salads: Pazanella salad, potato salad, green bean and walnut salad, quinoa salad, green beans provencal.

Desserts: Chocolate Torte, Caramel Pears and Vanilla Ice Cream.

Fresh fruit salad, ginger and finger lime syrup with meringue kisses.

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on August 24th, 2014

Byron Shire’s community with heart, Tallowood Ridge in Mullumbimby, has just released Stage 3B of the immensely popular neighbourhood and two lots have sold in the first week.

Tallowood Ridge October 2013 0291 Tallowood Releases Creek Frontage Land “Of course we have been thrilled with the response to Tallowood Ridge” said John Bennett, one of the collective of owners. “Pushing forward the release of Stage 3B to meet demand has been a great thing to be able to do. It’s quite remarkable to watch this community unfolding, what continually blows us away is the ownership and commitment of the residents to Tallowood.

“They have been instrumental in setting up community gardens, working with Council and each other. One family built a fabulous treehouse in one of the reserve areas. It’s used by lots of different families and is always a hub of activity”.

There are now 11 home sites available, priced from $224,000 for a near level 450sqm site on a quiet street facing north, to $298,000 for a 560sqm site in a premium position with frontage to both creek and nature reserve. The back yards of the new home sites in Stage 3B face the morning sun and this is the very first opportunity to buy creek frontage within Tallowood Ridge. Twenty metres on either side of the creek is being rehabilitated into nature reserve.

Only 42% of the 145 acre site will be developed for housing. The majority of the site, 84 acres, is being set aside in perpetuity for environmental protection, parks and recreation areas.

Tallowood Ridge is working closely with Wetland Care, who provide restoration, rehabilitation and monitoring services for the community. Work undertaken this year includes planting five thousand native species, erosion and weed control. Tallowood Ridge has been divided into ten management zones set aside for environmental restoration and rehabilitation, which are linked to particular stages of the development.

Granny flats and pets are both welcome at Tallowood Ridge, which offers full NBN coverage to all home sites.

“The houses being built reflect a very high standard” said John Bennett. “We are very pleased to be getting feedback that the quality of housing has improved considerably”.

Left Bank Road, Mullumbimby. www.tallowoodridge.com

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