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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on August 22nd, 2014

The Living Earth Festival will take place on Sunday 1st September 2013 at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens and will unite learning, innovation, celebration and hands on practical solutions on how to live harmoniously in our contemporary world.

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Celebrate the start of spring by connecting with community and our mama Nature as we sow the seeds of a sustainable future together at this year’s Living Earth Festival.

We have harvested an abundant crop of talent, including green thumb gurus Costas Georgiadis and Gerry Coleby-Williams from ABC’s iconic Gardening Australia, local roots reggae legends Fyre Walk and star of the kids’ classic tale, Spiky Echidna.

Learn about the latest sustainable solutions at our workshops and demos and draw on the wellspring of Indigenous wisdom. Nourish your stomach and spirit at our luscious food and artisans’ market. We’ve also got lots of awesome activities to entertain and engage the next generation, so be sure to bring your kids along.


Plant your feet in the cool earth, feel the sun kiss your skin and nourish your soul at this year’s Living Earth Festival. One love, one heart, one earth, regenerate, co-create.

For further information visit www.facebook.com/TheLivingEarthFestival and mullumbimbycommunitygardens.org

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The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa will be celebrating the best produce Spring has to offer this Friday, August 22, with a Pop Up Restaurant.

Musician Cheynne Murphy will also be playing in the evening.
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on August 18th, 2014

The Falls Music & Arts Festival has just announced its first line-up for this New Years round of celebrations in Lorne, Marion Bay and Byron Bay. The first queens of hip hop, Salt N Pepa, will ring in 2015 at Falls Festival Byron while The Alt J, Röyksopp & Robyn, Spiderbait, John Butler Trio, Bluejuice, Cold War Kids, Jamie XX, SBTRKT, Vance Joy, The Presets and The Temper Trap are just some of the performers who will join hundreds of local musicians and artists for the 4 day music and arts festival to be held at North Byron Parklands from Tues Dec 30 to Friday Jan 2. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

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The Falls Music & Arts Festival has been entertaining music lovers for the past 21 years in Lorne (VIC), 11 years in Marion Bay (TAS) and last year added Byron Bay to its beautiful coastal locations. The Falls Music & Arts Festival is known for its diverse music and arts programming, free camping and laid-back, friendly atmosphere.
THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2014 LINEUP (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER):

ALT-J · BIG FREEDIA · THE BLACK LIPS · BLUEJUICE · COLD WAR KIDS · DMAs · GLASS ANIMALS · GEORGE EZRA · JAGWAR MA · JAMIE XX · JOEY BADA$$ · JOHN BUTLER TRIO · KIM CHURCHILL · THE KITE STRING TANGLE · MILKY CHANCE · MOVEMENT · THE PRESETS · REMI · RÖYKSOPP & ROBYN · RUN THE JEWELS · SAFIA · SBTRKT (LIVE) · SPIDERBAIT · STICKY FINGERS · THE TEMPER TRAP · TENSNAKE · TKAY MAIDZA · TODD TERJE (LIVE) · TYCHO · VANCE JOY · WOLF ALICE + MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED.

NYE ‘BOOGIE NIGHTS’ LINEUP:

ALISON WONDERLAND · BADBADNOTGOOD · CLIENT LIASION · SALT N PEPA + MORE.

At all Falls Festivals ‘Boogie Nights’ is a night for fun, dancing and fancy dress (with this year’s fancy dress theme yet to be announced).
LOCALS TICKETS

The 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.

For further information visit; www.fallsfestival.com.au

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on August 14th, 2014

The fourth annual Sample Food Festival is shaping up to be the biggest one yet. The one-day event, held at Bangalow Showground, attracts over 10,000 visitors from all over the country. It is the premier food event in Northern NSW this year taking place on Saturday 13 September. There are over 200 exhibitors to browse and taste as well as all day family entertainment. Entry is free.

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Three ticketed events before festival day are well on the way to selling out.

DETAILS:

Thursday 11 September
FOOD & ART- Come To The Heart -Lismore will host a conversation with celebrated Indigenous chef Clayton Donovan and artist Digby Moran for a food and art evening in the Back Alley Gallery.
Enjoy canapés and a drink on arrival. All proceeds to the local drug and rehabilitation Centre.

WHERE: In the Back Alley Gallery, Eggins Lane – (off Carrington Street) Lismore CBD

$25 per person with all proceeds to charity.

Bookings via email to: info@samplensw.com

Friday 12 September

Clean Living Lunch
with guests Luke Hines, Scott Gooding & Sam Gowing.
Luke and Scott were finalists in My Kitchen Rules, 2013 and have since published their first book, ‘Clean Living Cookbook’, and appear at health forums and conferences.
Sam is Australias leading Spa Chef and a Byron local.

If you are a Paleo, vegan or raw food fanatic, this lunch is for you. WHERE: Under the marquee at Bangalow Showground, from midday. $60 for 3-course lunch.

Book now as places are limited: info@samplensw.com

Friday 12 September
The Italian Feast with Darren Simpson and Alex Herbert

Darren Simpson is one of Australia’s finest Italian hatted chefs. He is presenter of The Best In Australia (Series 1, 2 & 3), has regular guest appearances on Sunrise and Ready Steady Cook and judges on My Kitchen Rules.
Alex Herbert has spent many years in well-known restaurants including her own and now successfully operates her business Bird Cow Fish out of Sydney. She is a Delicious magazine produce award judge and an advocate for farmers and growers all over the country.

The pair will team up with local chefs Gavin Hughes, Sarah Swan, Monique Guterres, Victoria Cosford and the Salumi Australia boys.

WHERE: A & I Hall, Bangalow – lunch from midday

$75 for several courses including wine and Stone and Wood beer. Book now as places are limited: info@samplensw.com

Lead up Competition

Sample Food Festival and Australian Macadamias are running a competition leading up to this years Festival. You are invited to submit a recipe using macadamias for the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes worth $1000. The winner will be cooking the winning recipe with a celebrity chef on stage at Sample Food Festival, 13 September. It can be a snack, breakfast, lunch or a dinner recipe and open to all ages. Email recipe to: info@samplensw.com before August 30th, 2014.

Sample Food Festival will take place from 8:00am – 4:00pm Saturday 13 September 2014, at the Bangalow Showground. It featuresfood from local restaurants, local produce and farmers market stalls, plus entertainment, cooking demonstrations and children’s activities. Entry is free.

More information: www.samplensw.com

SPECIAL EVENT TICKETS NEARLY ALL SOLD OUT:

Raw Food Lunch – 36 left for sale

Italian Lunch – 39 left for sale

Food & Art – 30 left for sale

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In an incredibly exciting new production of Henry V, Damien Ryan has directs his first mainstage production for acclaimed theatre company Bell Shakespeare. Henry V will be coming to NORPA for three performances only 19 & 20 September.

11 Bell Shakespeares Henry V Comes to Norpa 19 20 SeptemberRyan’s contemporary take on this classic taleabout a king who unites a nation with his eloquent words and ideasis inspired by a true story; for 57 consecutive nights during the Blitz in 1941, a group of boys stuck in a bunker started a ‘Boy’s Club’, where they would rehearse a new play each week, including Shakespeare’s works and then perform it for the other people in the shelter.

“We don’t know which Shakespeare plays they performed, but with England on the precipice and Churchill comparing the fighter pilots to the “happy few” at Agincourt, it is hard to imagine that a Henry V would not have struck their hearts,” said Ryan.

A single character opens all five acts preparing the audience to think of the stage as the fields in France. The play begins with the young king of England, Henry V, in an angry dialogue with King Charles of France, an argument that escalates into war.

Having been manipulated by church advisors, taunted by French royalty and betrayed by English nobles, the young King Henry invades France in order to claim his right to a kingdom and to the daughter of the King of France.

The climax of the war comes at the famous Battle of Agincourt. As the English forces look towards the heavily armoured and highly skilled French lines, outnumbered five to one, morale of the troops is low. On the day of the battle, Henry rouses his army from their fears with his powerful St Crispin’s Day Speech, a speech that inspires his army to victory.

Ryan’s affinity for this play is evident: “It’s the eloquence of this story that has always captured me. It’s a celebration of courage, determination, that bullish underdog spirit and the eternal rite of passage that turns boys into men, war. But is also a horrifying indictment of our addiction to conflict and our susceptibility to propaganda and spin.”

This is a story of religious manipulation, loose justifications for pre-emptive conflict, betrayals of trust, the slaughter of prisoners, the possession of women as pawns of imperialism, and the final futility of the exploits of war.

“Shakespeare knew that the pride that makes us great, also makes us monsters and that the things that inspire us can also cost us more than we realise,” said Ryan.

Bell Shakespeare’s HENRY V

NORPA at Lismore City Hall

Friday 19 September – 11am & 7:30pm

Saturday 20 September – 7:30pm

Olive & Luca diner, bar & live music from 6pm

Duration 2hours, 30min

Tickets A $47 / Senior $42 / Concession $40 / Under 18 $20 / Groups of 4 of more $40 per ticket

Patron advice: Recommended for 15+ years

For further information visit norpa.org.au

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This month on August 13th, DR SKETCHYS BURLESQUE LIFE-DRAWING takes a stroll down sideshow alley for a post-Splendour dose of Carney goodness!

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It will be a night of strange and forbidden delights as our Ringmaster , Miss MAE WILDE, takes us behind the curtains to explore DrSketchys Mysterious Tent of Oddities and Curiosities.

Here we reveal two tantalising Tattooed Ladies, the spectacular Miss FRANKIE MAE FELON and MADELEINE LUGOSI GLASSEATER , who will entrance our art-monkeys and inspire great art with their exotic beauty and mysterious ways. To tempt Byrons bohemians ever deeper into their hidden world, FRANKIE and MADELEINE will also mesmerise our enraptured crowd with darkly seductive performances and death-defying diversions!

Doors open at 6.00pm and the session starts at 6.30pm.

So remember, its on WEDNESDAY AUGUST 13TH at the Byron Bay Brewery for a unique night of sultry Life-drawing, music, prizes and eye-popping Burlesque . Theres food and drinks available at the Bar to assist with your journey to this Circus Twilight Zone. Everyone is welcome whether drawing or not!

Entry is an implausibly tiny $15! Dress circus freakshow style a-la Tim Burton , and bring your own art materials. Make sure you bring everyone you know ….as long as they’re OVER 18!

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We are super excited to release the first of a series of three online commercials “Citizens of the Sea” featuring visual artist Karlee Mackie for the 2014 Byron Bay Surf Festival.

Citizens Of The Sea – Karlee Mackie – Byron Bay Surf Festival 2014 from Byron Bay Surf Festival on Vimeo.

Filmed and edited by Stefan José - stefan@worxstudios.com | @_stefanjose_

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The annual Byron Bay Surf Festival focuses on the creative culture within surfing. A 3-day fusion of culture, innovation and creativity blended with sustainability & community by fusing likeminded people from around the world with art, photography, craft, music, film, fashion, design, innovation, history, workshops, presentations, swap meets, markets, lifestyle, surf and fun.

Still 20 1024x436 New Video to Announce Byron Bay Surf Festival 2014We believe Byron Bay is the perfect venue to showcase all that is unique and attractive about surfing, drawing from the rich local and national surfing heritage, the creative energy and natural surfing location that is Byron Bay.

Experience ‘Surf Culture Now’  |  24th – 26th Oct 2014

www.byronbaysurffestival.com

facebook.com/ByronBaySurfFestival

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