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Splendour in The Grass 2023

Sparkling Splendor: Splendour in the Grass returned with a bang in 2023, delivering an unforgettable three-day celebration that set festival-goers’ hearts and spirits soaring. With a diverse lineup, immersive art installations, and a euphoric atmosphere, this year’s edition proved to be a quintessential musical extravaganza.… Read More »Splendour in The Grass 2023

People to know: Peter Derrett

When did you move to the great Byron region? Been here most of my life. Day job?Taught Theatre, Drama and Senior English for 42 years. Claim to fame/day job/hobby/what are you known for?Known mostly as a Drama Teacher and director of Theatre North for 20 Years.… Read More »People to know: Peter Derrett

Out of the blue

“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch we are going back from whence we came.” – John F Kennedy This morning I am writing from Shelter in Lennox Head, a… Read More »Out of the blue

Who is Rod Evans?

  You may have seen his incredible photography work on Instagram or Facebook, but we wanted to know more. So who is Rod Evans? Born in the tiny town of Walcha, NSW he lived around the New England area for most of his childhood until,… Read More »Who is Rod Evans?

Mardi grass in Nimbin – by Natalie Grono

Mardigrass in Nimbin is always a feast for photographers and this year did not disappoint. Natalie Grono was there to capture it for us in these stunning images. You can see more of Natalie’s work here:

Falls Festival – The Music

Once again Falls Festival brought world-class acts to our little corner of the world. A highlight for us was the huge Sing-alongs to Daryl Braithwaite’s anthem ‘Horses’, Chateau with Angus and Julia Stone,  Ducks fly together with The Smith Street band, ‘Wonderwall’ with Liam Gallagher and… Read More »Falls Festival – The Music