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Vagina ConVersations

Telling their stories about their vaginas and orgasms are:

MC Zenith Virago, Mandy Nolan, Phillippa Williams, Public Act Theatre, Annalee Atia, Bintou Burns, Catheryn Britton & Alison Toft, Feather, Janenne Vickery, Jenny Cargill-Strong, Jessica Lu, Jess Simms, Tamar Ben-Hur.

After the sell out performance of last year, this informal and diverse collective of some of the Byron Shire’s many powerful and creative women has gathered to share their own personal stories about the most intimate area of a woman’s body: our vaginas.

Pursue Your Passion Byron Bay

We invite you to start the New Year with a summer inspiration injection at our third, annual signature event, Pursue Your Passion!

Following the success of our last two sellout Pursue Your Passion annual events, we are excited to bring the energy and inspiration in 2017 to the Byron Theatre, right in the heart of Byron.

This half-day event is designed to provide support, encouragement and advice to both men and women looking to pursing their passion projects, business ideas, creative callings, and career ambitions.

Children’s African Drum & Dance Workshop

A children’s African workshop, this family fun includes drumming, dancing and storytelling of the lifestyle in Ghana, West Africa.
We bring instruments and everyone has the opportunity to participate and share their unique rhythm.
Playing music in a group eliminates social barriers, increases self confidence, promotes focus and mind development and, most importantly, it’s FUN!!.

Close Encounters Conference

This year, Mick and Kathryn have expanded their journey to look at consciousness beyond the soul and angelic realms, to gain a better understanding of our cosmic consciousness – investigating consciousness in the stars, lives lived on other planets, starseeds, ET encounters and how it impacts on contactees and how we can move and thrive into a 5D consciousness. This awakening process has seen Mick and Kathryn now create a second conference called The Close Encounters Conference which is being held immediately after the Afterlife Explorers Conference.

Afterlife Explorers Conference

Is there life after death?
Is there intelligent life on other planets?
Experts gather to share evidence and experience at the
Australian Afterlife Explorers Conference and the Close Encounters Conference

UKE NIGHT – British Invasion

Miss Amber & Stukulele put on the best regular night's entertainment in Mullumbimby. This month they will be presenting a themed show – BRITISH INVASION – The mid 60's era bands and singers from England. Jerry and The Pacemakers, Herman's Hermits, Yardbirds, Zombies, Small Faces, Beatles, Stones, and more. There will be two surprise special guests on the night.


ART, CULTURE & EDUCATION: Rhoda Roberts in Conversation with Akala (UK) + Djon Mundine + Ellen van Neerven

On Wednesday 7 December, Rhoda Roberts AO will chair one of the most incendiary, dynamic discussions about the importance of art, culture, and education ever to come to the Northern Rivers.

The Best of Insiders

The Best of Insiders

The ABC’s Sunday morning discussion program, Insiders, the highest rating morning program on Australian TV, is coming to Byron Bay.

Lionel Shriver

Arguably the most perceptive and topical author of our times discussing her new novel The Mandibles. Join Lionel Shriver, Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin in conversation with David Leser.
Presented in partnership with NORPA

The Mandibles is a frightening, fascinating, scabrously funny glimpse into the decline that may await the United States all too soon.

Yann Martel

Author of the bestselling Life of Pi returns with the highly anticipated release of The High Mountains of Portugal. Join him in conversation with Matthew Condon.
The Man Booker Prize-winning author of the bestselling Life of Pi returns to the storytelling power and luminous wisdom of his master novel, with the highly anticipated release of The High Mountains of Portugal. See him in Byron Bay as part of his Australian tour, in conversation with Matthew Condon.

Meet the Candidates

An opportunity for the community to meet and ask questions of the candidates for the local council elections on 10 September.


UKE NIGHT Thu 25 August – More Intimate Requests

This month at Miss Amber & Stukulele’s UKE NIGHT you can request or perform your favourite songs from the past 5 years. If you are on the mailing list at you will receive the link to the massive archive of tunes. The stage will not be used so everyone is not the same level, nice and intimate see.

Come along with or without a four stringed friend and feel the love of an impromptu community sing along. Adults $10 – Kids under 15 $2.50 from 6:30p, Thursday 25 August at Club Mullum in the Ex-Services.

Dad. Joke.

Global Sneak Preview. Comedy. A rant on Parenting, Politics and Pools. Join Mark to workshop a speech for his son's 21st birthday. And more! Conceived at the Melbourne Comedy Festival watching young comics on fire, this is a middle-aged man's howl of rage and joy. Beat magazine called his last show 'gripping and unique'. Phillip Adams gave him a Koala Stamp. But he's really just a man trying to avoid becoming a Dad Joke. Bookings:

Hello, Beautiful!



Hello, Beautiful! Hannie Rayson’s one-woman show

Introduced by Mandy Nolan

Byron Theatre

Hello, Beautiful! is a funny, big-hearted one-woman show, written and performed by one of Australia’s best-loved playwrights. In Hello, Beautiful! Hannie Rayson shares intimate and hilarious stories of her life.

Stan Grant in Conversation


6.00pm- 7.00pm

Stan Grant in conversation with David Leser

Byron Theatre

Wiradjuri man Stan Grant’s celebrated speech on racism went viral. Now he has written Talking to My Country. He joins David Leser to urge all Australians to think how we can do better.


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