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Your Story

Have you got a Byron Shire hall experience to share with NORPA? NORPA are keen to hear your stories and experiences (contemporary or historical) of any of the community halls in the Byron Shire. Whether it be a 21st birthday party that went wrong, a… Read More »Your Story

NORPA 2015

World-class performing arts right on our doorstep! We’re a lucky lot to live on the North Coast and it just got better with NORPA’s recent announcement of its 2015 season. Highlights include contemporary circus superstars Circa with their new show Beyond, NORPA’s own Railway Wonderland… Read More »NORPA 2015

The Faces of My Radio Heart

A few years ago Julian Louis, the Artistic Director of Lismore-based theatre company NORPA saw a band perform at an art gallery opening called Tralala Blip. Never heard them? You should. They’re a super cool band made up of people of mixed abilities and they make beautiful,… Read More »The Faces of My Radio Heart

Armen Ra

The winner of The Byron Bay International Film Festivals Best Film and Best Documentary was “When my sorrow died”. It is an incredible true story about Theremin virtuoso Armen Ra who was born in Iran, of Persian/Armenian decent. From the moment that Armen Ra walked in… Read More »Armen Ra

A RAW Awakening

RAW Byron Bay is set celebrate their second season with a showcase full of fresh talent. After they hit the ground running last year, the RAW team promises to ramp it up and push the boundaries, with innovative ideas and a thirst to uncover homegrown… Read More »A RAW Awakening


Cinemas are great. They draw you into a sensory cocoon, transport you to far off places, fantastical realms and an impossible reality. But they also have a distinct detachment, distancing the audience from the characters, the scenery and the tales being told. Despite the obvious… Read More »NORPA: TELLING STORIES