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TEK* 2013 : Konvergence

The Konvergence 2013, a massive spectacle of light, sound, art & technology to be held at the Byron Sport & Cultural Complex on Thursday June 20th. 12 hours of performances, workshops, panels, workshops, stalls and much more...

Thursday June 20th

11am - 11pm

Byron Sport & Cultural Complex

$40 / $30 concession

Tickets & Further Information, visit; www.tekstar.tv

Kites & Bikes Festival 2013

Brunswick Heads' Kites & Bikes Festival is an 'eco-friendly family fun' day day features a flying display of the biggest kites in Australia, a Rokkaku kite flying challenge, kite making workshops, kite surfing, Expressive Bikes stunt demos, a decorated bike parade, the Apartments Inn Byron Duck Race and dance off.

For further information, visit the website; Kites & Bikes Festival

2013 Byron Bay Film Festival

In 2013, the Byron Bay International Film Festival (BBFF) celebrates its seventh year. The festival continues to grow, this year screening over 200 films from more than 30 countries with a program comprised of feature films, documentaries, animation and short films that support and celebrate local and international cinema.

Visit the Byron Bay International Film Festival for more information.

Economics of Happiness Conference

Take part in the growing localisation movement! Join amazing thinkers, visionaries and activists from around the world at ISEC's Economics of Happiness Conference in Byron Bay, 15-17 March 2013 at the Byron Community Centre.

For further information, visit; www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org.

Byron Bay Spirit Festival 2013

1-3 March 2013

Over 100 talented teachers from the world over. Highlights include; Yoga Workshops, Dance Workshops, Tantra Program, Ayurveda, Eco-Marketplace, Healing Arts Village, and more.

For further information, visit; www.spiritfestival.com.au

Uplift 2012 Festival

A festival presenting world luminaries to create a future beyond what we now imagine, far more connected and filled with greater peace and awareness. 20 - 23 December, Byron Bay, Australia.

For further information, visit; www.upliftfestival.com

2013 Byron Arts Classic

11 - 16 January 2013 at the Byron Community Centre.

For further information visit the website byroncentre.com.au/whats-on/arts-classic

Byron Bay Surf Festival 2012

Three day fusion of surf culture now, Surfing, Art, Music, Film & Lifestyle.

Byron Bay will host a Surf Festival with a focus on the creative culture within surfing. We 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.

For further information, visit www.byronbaysurffestival.com plus the Festival Program is available.

2012 Byron Bay Surf Festival

October 26-28 2012

"It’s about time that there is a Surf Festival in Byron Bay." - Bob McTavish. What more is there to say, Byron has had a profound impact on generations of travelling, crafting and searching surf & ocean enthusiasts from all around the globe.

This is how the local and international acclaimed surf legend Bob McTavish opened the inaugural 2011 Byron Bay Surf Festival and was honoured to be part of this 3 day fusion of community focused events pertaining the creative culture within surfing including surf – art, music, film, photography, surf markets, workshops, surf history display, kids stART me up events, surf swap meet, freestyle & stoke expression session, surf demo's, mermaids, charities and more... 'SURF CULTURE NOW'

After a huge success last year with surfing legends like Dick Hoole, George Greenough, Alby Falzon, Taylor Steele, Tom Wegener, Andrew Kidman, Neal Purchase Jnr, Rusty Miller, Danny Wills, Mick Waters and the like contributing to a very special festival and raving about the great vibe it created amongst likeminded people around town it is fantastic to see that this year's festival October 26-28th is determined to put another icing on the cake.

Come along and get stoked to experience 'Surf Culture Now' events being hosted all around beautiful Byron town and it’s beaches The Opening Ceremony Friday 26th Oct will be presented by international surfing and ASP legend Wayne 'Rabbit' Bartholomew, held at the Byron Bay Brewery & Buddha Bar, which is shaping up to be a night not to be missed - with presentations, the 'Surf Culture Now – Art & Photography Show', renowned surf bands and more.

So, what's new, well besides other additions like beach debris art creations, more surf legends and environmental kids projects this year there will be a 'Surf Shorts' short film competition where budding surf film makers get a chance to present their 7min short films to a esteemed panel of judges. The final 5 entrants will be shown on the Saturday night 27th Oct at the Byron Community Centre before the surf film premier. For the winner and runner-ups there are some amazing prizes up for grabs, including a film mentorships from a renown surf film maker Taylor Steel, a McTavish surfboard and a screening at the 2013 Byron Bay International Film Festival. Contact the Byron Surf Festival crew - www.byronbaysurffestival.com for details.

This year the workshops will feature a special surf literature surf workshop by Tim Baker, a Tom Wegner demonstration on how to make an alaia and belly board, Shaun Levings from World Surfaris will take us to the top 5 surf destinations plus much more.

Make sure to bring your boards down to the surf swap meet on Sunday Oct 28 th. The Surf Swap Meet will be open to all keen collectors and swappers with some hand selected shapers from AU, Japan and California exhibiting their unique craft.

Stay tuned for additions to the program on www.byronbaysurffestival.com . See you at the 2nd Byron Bay Surf Festival 26-28th October 2012 ...where most events are FREE, just like surfing is ...yew!

Byron's Big Weekend

Byron Bay is a popular town with plenty to see & do, and is part of why this region is such a great place to live or visit. This coming weekend; 25, 26, 27 May 2012 has so much going on across the whole of Byron Shire that it will surprise you when you see it all in one list... hope you all have an awesome weekend!

Hope we haven't missed anything, here we go;

  • The Paper Trail Fri, Sat & Sun, various locations : A celebration of all things paper. Produced by Paper Runway, the stylish Byron Shire-based magazine loved by paper aficionados and the design-conscious from Australia to London and New York, The Paper Trail will open with a paper-centric exhibition at Art Park at the Byron A&I Estate on Friday May 25.
     
  • Arj Barker – Keeper or Crapper Fri, Sat, Sun, Byron Community Centre : Join Arj, as he digs through his notes and try to figure out which jokes will make it into his new show, and which ones will end up getting flushed away! Some call it a work-in-progress. He calls it... Arj Barker: Keeper or Crapper 2012. Be there to experience one of comedy’s greatest comedy minds at work.
     
  • KINGTIDE Sat, The Mullumbimby Bowling Club : Sydney’s hardest working, premier original Rock Steady, Reggae-got soul, & Aria Award nominated band KINGTIDE return to Mullumbimby after recruiting fans and stunning festival punters with their roots, pop, reggae fix at The Mullumbimby Music Festival 2011.
     
  • Sew & Tell: Handmade & Hand-me-down Fair Sat, Bangalow A&I Hall : We're putting it all together in a crafty, vintage, thrifty love fest called Sew & Tell: Handmade & Hand-me-down Fair.
     
  • Mullum 2 Bruns Paddle Sun, Heritage Park Mulumbimby to Terrace Park Brunswick Heads : The main paddling events begin at Heritage Park in Mullumbimby and conclude at the Terrace in Brunswick Heads, where live music, free paddle clinics, a duck race, raffle, BBQs and other fun entertain the crowds throughout the day in a festival atmosphere.
     
  • Fiesta Fun Day; Save the Heart of Federal Sun, Federal : A magical community day of fun to celebrate and support the historic heart of Federal Village. Share in a Fiesta Fun Day around the hall and church with music, jumping castle, activities, stalls, art auctions & great food.

The weather forecast is for rain clearing on Saturday and sunny on Sunday. All you photographers - if you get any great shots, share them with Byron Bay on Facebook.

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