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“Two women of two Babylons”

Yay-eee-Yay - Yo-eee-Yo to be BORN FREE

“Two women of two Babylons”


No wonder I was nervous when I met Natalie Pa’apa’a, a year or so back, what an inspirational soul. At times my publishers, Blue King Brown are more than an outfit, more than a band; they are a tangible, living-breathing-community workshop, at one with the street. To me, my friends and family in Darwin, ‘Stand Up’ was the most pertinent, most special groove-in-gift to enlighten our senses during the first decade of the new Millennium. “How could this ever be emulated?” - I have often thought, and not just as ‘very much a Leo’ am I roaring this, but with ‘Born Free’ they have definitely achieved this.



Youth Mentorship Program Announced


Youth Mentorship Program Announced

 When it comes to finding your way in the music industry, a mentor can be a game changer. A strong mentor can help a young person advance in a career that may have otherwise seemed impossible. Since the festival's inception, Mullum Music Festival has 'grown' new artists through the Youth Mentorship Program, partnering the cream of the region's youth with the cream of the festival's talent.

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If you’re interested in starting up a book club in the Eastern villages please come along to an informal meeting with other interested readers and book lovers, to chat about what type and structure of book club you’d like to be a part of.  What to read or discuss? When, where and how often to meet? Drinks and Nibbles? All these important questions and more will be discussed at the meeting:

From 7 – 8pm, at Uncle Peter’s Books, 29 Main St. Clunes on Tuesday 8th December 2015

 PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL IF YOU INTEND TO COME as we really need an idea of numbers. Call Kerry on 0420 640 411 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This initiative has come out of the East Community Panel forums where residents have given feedback about the types of events and projects we’d like to see in our area.


(Please note: The East Community area takes in Bexhill, Boat Harbour, Booyong, Corndale, Clunes, Eltham, Howards Grass, Lagoons Grass, McLeans Ridges, Pearces Creek, Repentance Creek, Richmond Hill and Rosebank, but we welcome everyone).

Art in Sharing with Leanne Hamilton

The ‘Spring in Bundjalung Country Aboriginal Arts Exhibition’ at the Byron Bay Community Centre, brought together the talents of Indigenous artists on Arakwal Bumberlin country. This showcase of Indigenous talent is a ‘Seasonal Styles Project’- funded via the hard work of Belle Arnold with the Byron Shire Council. The exhibition allows artists to represent their ‘relationship to country through the changing seasons’ while fostering the networking of Indigenous community engagement and careers-pathway development. 

The artists showing off their talents included Leanne Hamilton, Jason Campbell, sisters Nickolla & Kaitlyn Clark, Dhinawan Baker, Nigel Stewart and Belle Budden. 

“I use my hair to paint with!”


Byron All Shorts - Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

 Call for ENTRIES Now Open!

iQ Inc is proud to able to provide inspiration & a world calibre benchmark for local filmmakers since 1999, by presenting Flickerfest International Film Festival Tour screenings; & by providing a platform for local filmmakers since 2006.

Byron All Shorts celebrates the film-making talent of the Northern Rivers region and encourages audiences to experience the many amazing films & local stories that are produced here each year.

Filmmakers form across the region are invited to submit their short films of up to 30min in length, from all genres.

Prizes & cash to the value of around $3k will include awards for Best Film, Best Emerging Talent, Audience Choice & more; recognising the incredible talent in our region.

If you live in the Northern Rivers, or have produced a film in the Northern Rivers, or have made a film about the Northern Rivers you can enter Byron All Shorts.

Byron All Shorts finalists will screen on the 23rd January at Mullumbimby Civic Hall; alongside the best in the world at Flickerfest - Australia's leading Academy® accredited International short film festival.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Monday 14th December - Entry Forms & Info: | 0414 779881

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