On May 17 The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa will host legendary Australian media personality George Negus who - among other things - will share his thoughts on Australia's place in a monumentally changing world.
The first in the Byron at Byron Presents dinner series for 2012, the event follows last years' sell-out dinners with Bettina Arndt, Joanna Savill and David Clark.
The Travelling Film Festival is on the road again; returning to Dendy Byron Bay 18-20 May with a weekend of world cinema - nine features and three shorts, from seven different countries. The Travelling Film Festival once again treats regional audiences to the best of Australian and international cinema on the big screen.
This is the year for Byron Bay International Film Festival. 16 World Premieres, 107 Australian Premiere’s, 191 films from 39 countries, a master class with Jack Thompson fresh from the set of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, the latest film & a master class from surfing legend Jack McCoy, the Australian premiere of Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy, a fundraiser screening of Paul Cox’s new film The Dinner Party, filmmakers flying in from around the globe.
The inaugural Byron Spirit Festival will immerse participants in mesmeric, healing music throughout the weekend. In addition to the three evenings of concerts and dances, spontaneous and programmed kirtans, sound showers, chanting circles, and jams will take place in venues night and day.
Fans of blistering live blues and roots music take note: Australia's foremost, iconic blues and roots group Backsliders were nominated in the Roots category for the 25th Anniversary ARIA AWARDS, are playing in Byron on Saturday January 21.