Byron Community Centre

Byron Community Centre

http://www.byroncentre.com.au/
The Byron Community Centre is at the heart of Byron Bay… hosting a wide range of community events, promoting the arts and providing essential community services for families and the most vulnerable people in our community.

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The renovations continue in the Byron Theatre - Day 2

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The work on the Byron Theatre continues...

The transformation has begun. Thank you to all our supporters who have made this happen. Comfy Bums here we come! ... See MoreSee Less

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The transformation has begun. Thank you to all our supporters who have made this happen. Comfy Bums here we come!

Oh No! Our Pay-It-Forward Jar is running low!! Next time you pop in to the Coffee BOX make sure you Pay It Forward! It's cool to be kind! All pay-it-forward coffees go to vulnerable and disadvantaged locals AND all profits from the coffee BOX go back into vital community services and programs! #suspendedcoffee #byronbay #socialenterprise #notforprofit ... See MoreSee Less

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Oh No! Our Pay-It-Forward Jar is running low!! Next time you pop in to the Coffee BOX make sure you Pay It Forward! Its cool to be kind! All pay-it-forward coffees go to vulnerable and disadvantaged locals AND all profits from the coffee BOX go back into vital community services and programs! #suspendedcoffee #byronbay #socialenterprise #notforprofit

Comfy bums for the Byron Theatre
Your contribution will make a permanent difference! It's not too late to help us buy new seats for our beloved Byron Theatre If you would like to contribute to comfy bums for the Byron Theatre and for more information please click the 'Donate' button on our Facebook page now. Thank you for your support!! 💕
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Comfy bums for the Byron Theatre

The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Movie Fundraiser with live shadow cast performed by the audience

Saturday 19th August @ 7.00pm @ Byron Theatre
$25 | Age 15+
www.byroncentre.com.au/whats-on

Frock up and rock up to the Byron Theatre on Saturday, 19th August for a special screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Now in its 42nd year this 1975 cult classic is an experience you must have at least once in your life! Join young couple, Brad and Janet, as they embark on a night out they will remember for a very long time…

Have you ever dreamt of strutting around on stage as Frank N. Furter or playing Janet as she sings Touch-a- touch-a- touch-a- touch me or being part of the infamous floor show? Then your dream has come true! This is your opportunity to become part of The Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast.

Dress up as your favourite character or just come as an eccentric version of yourself (there will be prizes for best costumes) and sing on stage along with the movie. Or if that is not your style just sit back and enjoy the spectacle that is Rocky Horror!

So come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab! And together we will do the Time Warp once again!

youtu.be/4plqh6obZW4

This is a fundraising event – all proceeds from the screening go directly to a Byron Shire family in great need.

#rockyhorrorpictureshow #byrontheatre @byrontheatre #byronbay #movie #cultclassic #fundraiser #dressup #prizes #shadowcast #franknfurter
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"I've been here for nearly 30 years, and even though I'm part of the landscape, most people don't really know me."

Our incredible book 'No fixed abode' is out now and available for purchase. If you would like to buy your own copy please visit the Byron Community Centre during opening hours or email [email protected]
📷 Drew Rogers
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Ive been here for nearly 30 years, and even though Im part of the landscape, most people dont really know me.  

Our incredible book No fixed abode is out now and available for purchase. If you would like to buy your own copy please visit the Byron Community Centre during opening hours or email info@byroncentre.com.au 
📷 Drew Rogers

Help the Byron Community Centre share in $30k by October 15th!! My Giving Circle is giving $30k to 50 Australian Charities in 2017 as chosen by you. To vote and donate for Byron Community Centre please go to mygivingcircle.org/charity/byron-community-centre/
If we can get just 30 people to sign up to monthly giving for our charity before October 15th we'll share in an extra $12,000.
Thank You very much for your generous support!! 💕
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Help the Byron Community Centre share in $30k by October 15th!! My Giving Circle is giving $30k to 50 Australian Charities in 2017 as chosen by you. To vote and donate for Byron Community Centre please go to https://mygivingcircle.org/charity/byron-community-centre/
If we can get just 30 people to sign up to monthly giving for our charity before October 15th well share in an extra $12,000. 
Thank You very much for your generous support!! 💕

A heartfelt Thank You to all those who supported our Annual Care & Connect Day, a supportive gathering for the Byron shire’s homeless and rough sleeping community.

This morning, along with an extra special Homeless Breakfast service, we were able to provide professional haircuts, hot showers and warm clothing, sleeping bags, backpacks and much needed essentials to some of our community’s most resilient residents.

The morning was playful, joyful, supportive and inspiring.

“It was incredibly inspiring to see the generosity of our community manifest in the boxes and boxes of donations we received, and those donations were met with gratitude and excitement all round!” Said Shanti Des Fours, Community Development Worker at the Byron Community Centre.

To continue assisting the Byron Community Centre in our essential work supporting disadvantaged and marginalised local people you can volunteer, donate to our Safety Net Appeal, or pick up a Coffee at our Social Enterprise Coffee Box – Providing hospitality training to disadvantaged local people while raising funds for community services.

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A heartfelt Thank You to all those who supported our Annual Care & Connect Day, a supportive gathering for the Byron shire’s homeless and rough sleeping community.

This morning, along with an extra special Homeless Breakfast service, we were able to provide professional haircuts, hot showers and warm clothing, sleeping bags, backpacks and much needed essentials to some of our community’s most resilient residents. 

The morning was playful, joyful, supportive and inspiring. 

“It was incredibly inspiring to see the generosity of our community manifest in the boxes and boxes of donations we received, and those donations were met with gratitude and excitement all round!” Said Shanti Des Fours, Community Development Worker at the Byron Community Centre.  

To continue assisting the Byron Community Centre in our essential work supporting disadvantaged and marginalised local people you can volunteer, donate to our Safety Net Appeal, or pick up a Coffee at our Social Enterprise Coffee Box – Providing hospitality training to disadvantaged local people while raising funds for community services. 

More pictures to come!

Thank You! Our Donation Drive for our annual Care & Connect Day (This August 9th) has been absolutely incredible! The response has completely blown us away! We are now buried under mountains of toothpaste, sleeping bags, shampoo and cosy clothing - All of which a small team of dedicated volunteers are busily sorting. For those of you who haven't made it in - please take any clothing/bedding over to Salvos or Vinnies (We're piled too high!). We're still accepting toiletries, good quality boots, and funds to our safety net appeal.

www.byroncentre.com.au/safetynet/
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Thank You! Our Donation Drive for our annual Care & Connect Day (This August 9th)  has been absolutely incredible! The response has completely blown us away! We are now buried under mountains of toothpaste, sleeping bags, shampoo and cosy clothing - All of which a small team of dedicated volunteers are busily sorting. For those of you who havent made it in - please take any clothing/bedding over to Salvos or Vinnies (Were piled too high!). Were still accepting toiletries, good quality boots, and funds to our safety net appeal.  

https://www.byroncentre.com.au/safetynet/

We asked our volunteers why they like to volunteer for us. Did you know that it is possible to volunteer for the Byron Theatre? Learn more about volunteering for the Byron Community Centre on our website. ... See MoreSee Less

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We asked our volunteers why they like to volunteer for us. Did you know that it is possible to volunteer for the Byron Theatre? Learn more about volunteering for the Byron Community Centre on our website.

We're are launching No Fixed Abode today!!
We welcome everyone to join us today at Elements of Byron Resort & Spa to hear the story behind the stories from the streets around Byron Bay. Byron Writers Festival

When: Today, 5th August – 4:15 pm
Where: Elements of Byron – Belongil Room
144 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay
Launched by Dr Gregory Smith
Entry: Free
Photo by Drew Rogers

You will be able to purchase your very own copy of No Fixed Abode at the book launch. For more information please go to www.byroncentre.com.au/no-fixed-abode/
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Were are launching No Fixed Abode today!! 
We welcome everyone to join us today at Elements of Byron Resort & Spa  to hear the story behind the stories from the streets around Byron Bay. Byron Writers Festival 

When: Today, 5th August – 4:15 pm
Where: Elements of Byron – Belongil Room
144 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay
Launched by Dr Gregory Smith
Entry: Free 
Photo by Drew Rogers  

You will be able to purchase your very own copy of No Fixed Abode at the book launch. For more information please go to http://www.byroncentre.com.au/no-fixed-abode/

You are welcome to attend the launch of No Fixed Abode this Saturday as part of Byron Writers Festival and to hear the story behind the stories from the streets around Byron Bay. Please like and share this event with your friends!

When: Saturday 5th August – 4:15 pm
Where: Elements of Byron – Belongil Room
144 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay
Launched by Dr Gregory Smith
Photo by Drew Rogers Drew Rogers

You will be able to purchase your very own copy of No Fixed Abode at the book launch. If you would like to pre-order a copy please send an email to [email protected]

For more information please go to www.byroncentre.com.au/no-fixed-abode/
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You are welcome to attend the launch of No Fixed Abode this Saturday as part of Byron Writers Festival  and to hear the story behind the stories from the streets around Byron Bay. Please like and share this event with your friends! 

When: Saturday 5th August – 4:15 pm
Where: Elements of Byron – Belongil Room
144 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay
Launched by Dr Gregory Smith
Photo by Drew Rogers Drew Rogers 

You will be able to purchase your very own copy of No Fixed Abode at the book launch. If you would like to pre-order a copy please send an email to info@byroncentre.com.au  

For more information please go to http://www.byroncentre.com.au/no-fixed-abode/

We welcome our community to join us when we launch No Fixed Abode this Saturday as part of the Byron Writers Festival. Hear the story behind the stories from the streets around Byron Bay.
Please like and share this event with your friends!

When: Saturday 5th August – 4:15 pm
Where: Elements of Byron – Belongil Room
144 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay
Launched by Dr Gregory Smith
Photo by Drew Rogers

You will be able to purchase your very own copy of No Fixed Abode at the book launch. If you would like to pre-order a copy please send an email to [email protected]

For more information please go to www.byroncentre.com.au/no-fixed-abode/
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3 weeks ago

We welcome our community to join us when we launch No Fixed Abode this Saturday as part of the Byron Writers Festival. Hear the story behind the stories from the streets around Byron Bay. 
Please like and share this event with your friends!

When: Saturday 5th August – 4:15 pm
Where: Elements of Byron – Belongil Room
144 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay
Launched by Dr Gregory Smith
Photo by Drew Rogers

You will be able to purchase your very own copy of No Fixed Abode at the book launch. If you would like to pre-order a copy please send an email to info@byroncentre.com.au  

For more information please go to http://www.byroncentre.com.au/no-fixed-abode/

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Am I able to come to buy the book without a ticket to writers festival?

“Not only do these donations help our most vulnerable community members meet their basic needs, they also communicate a very important message: that we care, that our community cares, and that our visitors are worthy of care.” Explains Shanti Des Fours, Community Development Worker at the Byron Community Centre.

If you would like to support this event please donate:

New or Second-Hand:
· Warm clothing such as jeans & jackets
· Wet weather clothing
· Backpacks
· Boots
· Socks, beanies, scarves & gloves
· Sleeping bags & blankets

Toiletries:
· Deodorant
· Women’s sanitary items
· Chapsticks and moisturiser
· Soap
· Shampoo and conditioner

Donations can be dropped off in person between 10am-4pm at the BCC Reception located at 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay. For more information contact the Byron Community Centre on 02 66 856 807.
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“Not only do these donations help our most vulnerable community members meet their basic needs, they also communicate a very important message: that we care, that our community cares, and that our visitors are worthy of care.” Explains Shanti Des Fours, Community Development Worker at the Byron Community Centre.

If you would like to support this event please donate:
 
New or Second-Hand:
·    Warm clothing such as jeans & jackets
·    Wet weather clothing
·    Backpacks
·    Boots
·    Socks, beanies, scarves & gloves
·    Sleeping bags & blankets

Toiletries:  
·    Deodorant
·    Women’s sanitary items
·    Chapsticks and moisturiser
·    Soap
·    Shampoo and conditioner

Donations can be dropped off in person between 10am-4pm at the BCC Reception located at 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay. For more information contact the Byron Community Centre on 02 66 856 807.

“We are truly amazed by the generous donations we have received so far for Care and Connect Day! Keep the love coming," says our Community Development Officer Shanti Des Four.

If you would like to support this event please donate:

New or Second-Hand:
· Warm clothing such as jeans & jackets
· Wet weather clothing
· Backpacks
· Boots
· Socks, beanies, scarves & gloves
· Sleeping bags & blankets

Toiletries:
· Deodorant
· Women’s sanitary items
· Chapsticks and moisturiser
· Soap
· Shampoo and conditioner

Donations can be dropped off in person between 10am-4pm at the BCC Reception located at 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay. For more information contact the Byron Community Centre on 02 66 856 807.
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“We are truly amazed by the generous donations we have received so far for Care and Connect Day! Keep the love coming, says our Community Development Officer Shanti Des Four. 

If you would like to support this event please donate:
 
New or Second-Hand:
·    Warm clothing such as jeans & jackets
·    Wet weather clothing
·    Backpacks
·    Boots
·    Socks, beanies, scarves & gloves
·    Sleeping bags & blankets

Toiletries:  
·    Deodorant
·    Women’s sanitary items
·    Chapsticks and moisturiser
·    Soap
·    Shampoo and conditioner

Donations can be dropped off in person between 10am-4pm at the BCC Reception located at 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay. For more information contact the Byron Community Centre on 02 66 856 807.

We love our new boomerang bags! Thank you, Byron Youth Service for providing us with a sustainable alternative to single use plastic bags. Boomerang SHOP #plasticfreejuly ... See MoreSee Less

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We love our new boomerang bags! Thank you, Byron Youth Service for providing us with a sustainable alternative to single use plastic bags. Boomerang SHOP #plasticfreejuly

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Call for donations!

The Byron Community Centre is inviting the community to donate warm clothing, toiletries and bedding for the homeless between 20th July and 8th of August. Donations will be distributed during their annual Care and Connect Day on August 9th.

If you would like to support this event please donate:

New or Second-Hand:
· Warm clothing such as jeans & jackets
· Wet weather clothing
· Backpacks
· Boots
· Socks, beanies, scarves & gloves
· Sleeping bags & blankets

Toiletries:
· Deodorant
· Women’s sanitary items
· Chapsticks and moisturiser
· Soap
· Shampoo and conditioner

Donations can be dropped off in person between 10am-4pm at the BCC Reception located at 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay. For more information contact the Byron Community Centre on 02 66 856 807.
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4 weeks ago

Call for donations! 

The Byron Community Centre is inviting the community to donate warm clothing, toiletries and bedding for the homeless between 20th July and 8th of August. Donations will be distributed during their annual Care and Connect Day on August 9th.

If you would like to support this event please donate:
 
New or Second-Hand:
·    Warm clothing such as jeans & jackets
·    Wet weather clothing
·    Backpacks
·    Boots
·    Socks, beanies, scarves & gloves
·    Sleeping bags & blankets

Toiletries:  
·    Deodorant
·    Women’s sanitary items
·    Chapsticks and moisturiser
·    Soap
·    Shampoo and conditioner

Donations can be dropped off in person between 10am-4pm at the BCC Reception located at 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay. For more information contact the Byron Community Centre on 02 66 856 807.

Donate Now for our Care and Connect Day on August 9th!

Each year, The Byron Community Centre helps hundreds of vulnerable people, including those living without a home, to meet their basic needs and to access vital community support services.

After a long, wet, cold winter we’ve decided it’s time to host our annual ‘Care & Connect Day’. This August 9th we will be opening our doors to our homeless and rough sleeping community and providing a hot meal, professional haircuts, care packages filled with essentials, warm bedding and clothing donated by the local community. That's where you come in...

PLEASE DONATE

New or Second-Hand:
· Warm clothing such as jeans & jackets
· Wet weather clothing
· Backpacks
· Boots
· Socks, beanies, scarves & gloves
· Sleeping bags & blankets

Toiletries:
· Deodorant
· Women’s sanitary items
· Chapsticks and moisturiser
· Soap
· Shampoo and conditioner

Donations can be dropped off in person between 10am-4pm at the BCC Reception located at 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay. For more information contact the Byron Community Centre on 02 66 856 807.
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Donate Now for our Care and Connect Day on August 9th!

Each year, The Byron Community Centre helps hundreds of vulnerable people, including those living without a home, to meet their basic needs and to access vital community support services. 

After a long, wet, cold winter we’ve decided it’s time to host our annual ‘Care & Connect Day’. This August 9th we will be opening our doors to our homeless and rough sleeping community and providing a hot meal, professional haircuts, care packages filled with essentials, warm bedding and clothing donated by the local community. Thats where you come in...

PLEASE DONATE

New or Second-Hand:
·    Warm clothing such as jeans & jackets
·    Wet weather clothing
·    Backpacks
·    Boots
·    Socks, beanies, scarves & gloves
·    Sleeping bags & blankets

Toiletries:  
·    Deodorant
·    Women’s sanitary items
·    Chapsticks and moisturiser
·    Soap
·    Shampoo and conditioner

Donations can be dropped off in person between 10am-4pm at the BCC Reception located at 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay. For more information contact the Byron Community Centre on 02 66 856 807.

We asked our volunteers why they like to volunteer for us.
To find out more about volunteering for the Byron Community Centre go to: www.byroncentre.com.au/what-we-do/volunteers/
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We asked our volunteers why they like to volunteer for us. 
To find out more about volunteering for the Byron Community Centre go to:  http://www.byroncentre.com.au/what-we-do/volunteers/

Care and Connect Day on August 9th.

Help us provide some comfort to those in need and donate clothes for the homeless.

The Byron Community Centre is inviting the community to donate warm clothing but also toiletries and bedding for the homeless between 20th July and 8th of August. Donations will be distributed during their annual Care and Connect Day on August 9th. The event is a supportive gathering for the Byron shire’s homeless and rough sleeping community.

If you would like to support this event please donate:

New or Second-Hand:
· Warm clothing such as jeans & jackets
· Wet weather clothing
· Backpacks
· Boots
· Socks, beanies, scarves & gloves
· Sleeping bags & blankets

Toiletries:
· Deodorant
· Women’s sanitary items
· Chapsticks and moisturiser
· Soap
· Shampoo and conditioner

Donations can be dropped off in person between 10am-4pm at the BCC Reception located at 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay. For more information contact the Byron Community Centre on 02 66 856 807.
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Care and Connect Day on August 9th. 

Help us provide some comfort to those in need and donate clothes for the homeless. 

The Byron Community Centre is inviting the community to donate warm clothing but also toiletries and bedding for the homeless between 20th July and 8th of August. Donations will be distributed during their annual Care and Connect Day on August 9th. The event is a supportive gathering for the Byron shire’s homeless and rough sleeping community.

If you would like to support this event please donate:
 
New or Second-Hand:
·    Warm clothing such as jeans & jackets
·    Wet weather clothing
·    Backpacks
·    Boots
·    Socks, beanies, scarves & gloves
·    Sleeping bags & blankets

Toiletries:  
·    Deodorant
·    Women’s sanitary items
·    Chapsticks and moisturiser
·    Soap
·    Shampoo and conditioner

Donations can be dropped off in person between 10am-4pm at the BCC Reception located at 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay. For more information contact the Byron Community Centre on 02 66 856 807.

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Im doing this! But difficult hours! Hannah Bridget maybe we could have work lunch and u drive us in town. ??

The Byron Community Centre is inviting the community to donate warm clothing, toiletries and bedding for the homeless between 20th July and 8th of August. Donations will be distributed during their annual Care and Connect Day on August 9th. The event is a supportive gathering for the Byron shire’s homeless and rough sleeping community.

If you would like to support this event please donate:

New or Second-Hand:
· Warm clothing such as jeans & jackets
· Wet weather clothing
· Backpacks
· Boots
· Socks, beanies, scarves & gloves
· Sleeping bags & blankets

Toiletries:
· Deodorant
· Women’s sanitary items
· Chapsticks and moisturiser
· Soap
· Shampoo and conditioner

Donations can be dropped off in person between 10am-4pm at the BCC Reception located at 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay. For more information contact the Byron Community Centre on 02 66 856 807.
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The Byron Community Centre is inviting the community to donate warm clothing, toiletries and bedding for the homeless between 20th July and 8th of August. Donations will be distributed during their annual Care and Connect Day on August 9th. The event is a supportive gathering for the Byron shire’s homeless and rough sleeping community.

If you would like to support this event please donate:
 
New or Second-Hand:
·    Warm clothing such as jeans & jackets
·    Wet weather clothing
·    Backpacks
·    Boots
·    Socks, beanies, scarves & gloves
·    Sleeping bags & blankets

Toiletries:  
·    Deodorant
·    Women’s sanitary items
·    Chapsticks and moisturiser
·    Soap
·    Shampoo and conditioner

Donations can be dropped off in person between 10am-4pm at the BCC Reception located at 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay. For more information contact the Byron Community Centre on 02 66 856 807.

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Yes! We've put a bunch of books in there! Great idea 📚 👍🏼

We are excited to announce the Dirty Girls Adventure Film Tour 2017 is coming to Byron Theatre in its inaugural year, on Tuesday, 18th July.

Born out of a desire to showcase strong, inspirational, adventurous women, the Dirty Girls Adventure Film Tour presents a carefully curated selection of 9 short films that will entertain, enthral and empower.

Come and celebrate the wonderful wild women of the outdoors who don’t mind getting a little dirty in their pursuit of adventure. With the mounting pressure on women to conform to the unrealistic images of the media we encourage you to come and rejoice in the realities of being an adventurous woman; sweat stains, helmet hair, broken nails, dirty faces and all.

Enjoy stories of empowering women, told in their own voice on the big screen.

Tuesday, 18th July 7.00pm
Full $29 | Child U15 $20 | Group of 15+ $25

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Comfy bums for Byron Theatre
It's not too late to help us buy new seats!!

We have reached almost 50% of our comfy bums target, all thanks to your generous donations!! But there's still some way to go.

The 250 seats and carpet in Byron Theatre are in need of replacement. Arts NSW has provided nearly 50% of the cost. Now we need to raise just over $60,000 to make it happen – that’s only $250 for each seat!

The Byron Community Centre, which houses the Byron Theatre, is a social enterprise providing support to the arts and community services in the local community. From time-to- time we need to fundraise for various activities and infrastructure. This time it is to refurbish our beloved Byron Theatre. It’s the first facelift in 15 years!

Your contribution will make a permanent difference!

Your generous donations will be used to replace all 250 seats in the theatre and to lay new carpet. This will ensure theatre patrons will continue to enjoy a comfortable and absolutely fabulous experience in the Byron Theatre for years to come!

Click on the Donate button and help us reach our target. It’s not too late to help us buy new seats!
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Comfy bums for Byron Theatre

Tuesday, 4th July the Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc are thrilled to present an inspiring evening of aboriginal storytelling celebrating NAIDOC Week 2017.

This year’s programme will take you on a special journey with some of the freshest aboriginal filmmakers today.
The programme includes insightful, refreshing and creative short films selected from Flickerfest finalists ‘WELCOME TO COUNTRY’, ‘VOTE YES’ & ‘BLACK CHOOK’; and the Screenworks Creatability short ‘COREY THE WARRIOR’ starring Yuin/Bundjalung man & artist Corey Stewart; plus the acclaimed documentary ‘SERVANT OR SLAVE’ directed by Steven McGregor, written & produced by Mitchell Stanley & Hetti Perkins.

Come along & enjoy these unique stories from incredible filmmakers & support the celebration of the aboriginal culture during NAIDOC Week with this programme of amazing films.

A fundraiser for the Arakwal Corporation & supported by the Indigenous Coordination Centre.

Tuesday, 4th July 6.30pm
Full $10 | Concession $8 (U15 Years to be accompanied by Adult)
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Tuesday, 4th July the Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc are thrilled to present an inspiring evening of aboriginal storytelling celebrating NAIDOC Week 2017.

This year’s programme will take you on a special journey with some of the freshest aboriginal filmmakers today.
The programme includes insightful, refreshing and creative short films selected from Flickerfest finalists ‘WELCOME TO COUNTRY’, ‘VOTE YES’ & ‘BLACK CHOOK’; and the Screenworks Creatability short ‘COREY THE WARRIOR’ starring Yuin/Bundjalung man & artist Corey Stewart; plus the acclaimed documentary ‘SERVANT OR SLAVE’ directed by Steven McGregor, written & produced by Mitchell Stanley & Hetti Perkins.

Come along & enjoy these unique stories from incredible filmmakers & support the celebration of the aboriginal culture during NAIDOC Week with this programme of amazing films.

A fundraiser for the Arakwal Corporation & supported by the Indigenous Coordination Centre.

Tuesday, 4th July 6.30pm
Full $10 | Concession $8 (U15 Years to be accompanied by Adult)

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Have a great NAIDOC Week!

Last year our Coffee Box customers "paid-forward" over 500 coffees to people sleeping rough in Byron Bay. ... See MoreSee Less

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Last year our Coffee Box customers paid-forward over 500 coffees to people sleeping rough in Byron Bay.

Justice Crew are coming to town!!
Eight-time ARIA nominees Justice Crew are bringing their hot new show to the Byron Theatre this Saturday, 1st July. The concert starts at 7.00pm, but there is the opportunity to meet the boys at 5.00pm with a VIP Sound Check Party Ticket!
VIP Soundcheck Party 5.00pm | Concert 7.00pm
VIP Soundcheck Party & Concert $83.30 | Concert Only $43.30
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Justice Crew are coming to town!! 
Eight-time ARIA nominees Justice Crew are bringing their hot new show to the Byron Theatre this Saturday, 1st July. The concert starts at 7.00pm, but there is the opportunity to meet the boys at 5.00pm with a VIP Sound Check Party Ticket!
VIP Soundcheck Party 5.00pm | Concert 7.00pm
VIP Soundcheck Party & Concert $83.30 | Concert Only $43.30

Tonight at 7.30pm, Wednesday, 28th June, join Public Act Theatre when they present Selvage! A Forum Theatre performance by women. Tickets are $15.

What started as a theatre course for women who had lived experience of DV has evolved and broadened in its third term to simply 'empowering women through theatre'. Public Act‘s upcoming show, Selvage, at the Byron Theatre gives voice to some of the issues for women living in our community and seeks to activate the audience through a Forum Theatre experience.
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Tonight at 7.30pm, Wednesday, 28th June, join Public Act Theatre when they present Selvage! A Forum Theatre performance by women. Tickets are $15.

What started as a theatre course for women who had lived experience of DV has evolved and broadened in its third term to simply empowering women through theatre. Public Act‘s upcoming show, Selvage, at the Byron Theatre gives voice to some of the issues for women living in our community and seeks to activate the audience through a Forum Theatre experience.

Last year we distributed 92 care kits to people in need. ... See MoreSee Less

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Last year we distributed 92 care kits to people in need.

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Is there somewhere people can donate items? And what things do you need?

Today we're celebrating and saying Thank You for all the wonderful work our volunteers do for our communities all year long. We also want to send a special Thank You to local restaurants and other food organisations who generously supported this celebration with delicious treats.
Breaking Bread - A volunteer community picnic.
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Isabel Studer, do i see your fabulous red hair on one of these images! 😍

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Last year we gave 180 pairs of jeans to locals experiencing homelessness.

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Weve got a street library! Give a book / Take a book 📚 ♻️ 📚 @shantides is pretty excited about it! 👏

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Last year we assisted 160 people who were homeless or at the risk of homelessness.

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Last year the Liberation Larder and our Homeless Breakfast service provided 590 meals every week to people in need.

Wise words from Coffee BOX graduate, Sharon. Our Coffee BOX is not for profit social enterprise that sells coffee to the public while training and supporting local people to move out of disadvantage and homelessness. Participants are supported to increase their skills, their confidence and their inclusion within Byron community. Thank You to all those who have supported our Coffee BOX so far! This program has no ongoing funding, so we rely entirely on you’re support! How can you help? Simple – Grab a coffee at the Coffee BOX! Coffee BOX Coffees can and do change lives. #socialenterprise #notforprofit #volunteers #byronbay #byron #bethechange ... See MoreSee Less

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Wise words from Coffee BOX graduate, Sharon. Our Coffee BOX is not for profit social enterprise that sells coffee to the public while training and supporting local people to move out of disadvantage and homelessness. Participants are supported to increase their skills, their confidence and their inclusion within Byron community. Thank You to all those who have supported our Coffee BOX so far! This program has no ongoing funding, so we rely entirely on you’re support! How can you help? Simple – Grab a coffee at the Coffee BOX! Coffee BOX Coffees can and do change lives. #socialenterprise #notforprofit #volunteers #byronbay #byron #bethechange

We want to say Thank You for all the generous donations we've received so far for comfy bums for the Byron Theatre! ❤❤❤

We're currently raising money to replace the 250 seats and carpet in the Byron Theatre. Arts NSW has provided nearly 50% of the cost. Now we need to raise $60,000 to make it happen – that’s only $250 per seat!

The Byron Community Centre, which houses the Byron Theatre, is a not for profit social enterprise providing support to the arts and welfare services in the local community. From time-to-time, we need to fundraise for various activities and infrastructure. This time it's to refurbish the Byron Theatre. It’s the first facelift in 15 years!

Your donation will be used to replace all 250 seats in the theatre and to lay new carpet.This will ensure theatre patrons continue to enjoy a comfortable and absolutely fabulous experience in the Byron Theatre for years to come!
Did we mention that donations of $25 and more will receive a special reward?!

Donate now to comfy bums for the Byron Theatre by clicking the DONATE button on our Facebook page and for more information about our rewards.
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We want to say Thank You  for all the generous donations weve received so far for comfy bums for the Byron Theatre! ❤❤❤

Were currently raising money to replace the 250 seats and carpet in the Byron Theatre. Arts NSW has provided nearly 50% of the cost. Now we need to raise $60,000 to make it happen – that’s only $250 per seat!

The Byron Community Centre, which houses the Byron Theatre, is a not for profit social enterprise providing support to the arts and welfare services in the local community. From time-to-time, we need to fundraise for various activities and infrastructure. This time its to refurbish the Byron Theatre. It’s the first facelift in 15 years!

Your donation will be used to replace all 250 seats in the theatre and to lay new carpet.This will ensure theatre patrons continue to enjoy a comfortable and absolutely fabulous experience in the Byron Theatre for years to come!
Did we mention that donations of $25 and more will receive a special reward?!

Donate now to comfy bums for the Byron Theatre by clicking the DONATE button on our Facebook page and for more information about our rewards.

THE BIG WAVE PROJECT presented by ASMF!!THE BIG WAVE PROJECT presented by ASMF

Thursday 8th June @ 7.30pm @ Byron Theatre
Presale: Adult $28.30 | Child U18 $20.30 | Family of 4 (2A+2C) $78
Doorsale: Adult $33.30 | Child U18 $23.30
www.byroncentre.com.au/whats-on

Award-Winning Tim Bonython is back with his latest documentary: THE BIG WAVE PROJECT.

Five years in the making, Tim follows a tight-knit crew of leading big wave surfers who are working together to attempt a personal goal that drills to core passion of surfing: Riding the World’s Biggest Wave.

“The Danger Level increases as we attempt to climb a mountain of water where the peak keeps getting higher” Alex Gray, Big Wave Surfer.

We hear candid, personal, no-holds barred accounts as the real fear of death walks side by side with ultimate personal glory.

The BIG WAVE PROJECT depicts the history of the how the sport has developed from humble origins to modern tow-in surfing with the latest challenges of returning to the simple art of unassisted paddling into 100-foot walls of water.

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Tim Bonythons - Swell Chasers

#thebigwaveproject #australiansurfmoviefestival #byrontheatre #byronbay #surfmovies #surf #timbonython @tim_bonython
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Last year we gave out 3600 frozen meals to local people in need.

Buy a seat now and enjoy our fantastic shows with a comfy bum!

The 250 seats and carpet in Byron Theatre need to be replaced. Arts NSW has provided nearly 50% of the cost. Now we need to raise $60,000 to make it happen – that’s only $250 per seat!

The Byron Community Centre, which houses the Byron Theatre, is a not for profit social enterprise providing support to the arts and welfare services in the local community.

From time-to-time, we need to fundraise for various activities and infrastructure. This time it's to refurbish the Byron Theatre. It’s the first facelift in 15 years! This will ensure theatre patrons continue to enjoy a comfortable and absolutely fabulous experience in the Byron Theatre for years to come!
Did we mention that donations of $25 and more will receive a special reward?!

To buy a seat now and for more information about our comfy bums rewards, click the DONATE button on our Facebook page.
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Buy a seat now and enjoy our fantastic shows with a comfy bum!

The 250 seats and carpet in Byron Theatre need to be replaced. Arts NSW has provided nearly 50% of the cost. Now we need to raise $60,000 to make it happen – that’s only $250 per seat!

The Byron Community Centre, which houses the Byron Theatre, is a not for profit social enterprise providing support to the arts and welfare services in the local community. 

From time-to-time, we need to fundraise for various activities and infrastructure. This time its to refurbish the Byron Theatre. It’s the first facelift in 15 years! This will ensure theatre patrons continue to enjoy a comfortable and absolutely fabulous experience in the Byron Theatre for years to come!
Did we mention that donations of $25 and more will receive a special reward?! 

To buy a seat now and for more information about our comfy bums rewards, click the DONATE button on our Facebook page.

Did you know we have over 300 volunteers here at the centre!? Learn a little more about what we do and why by reading our Impact Update!

www.byroncentre.com.au/201617-impact-update/
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Did you know we have over 300 volunteers here at the centre!?  Learn a little more about what we do and why by reading our Impact Update! 

http://www.byroncentre.com.au/201617-impact-update/

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Are these real volunteers Or just people who work for you, for nothing, because if they don’t, centrelink will yank their dole and leave them without anything to live on. Slaves, we used to call them ?

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We're currently raising money to replace the 250 seats and carpet of the Byron Theatre. Arts NSW has provided nearly 50% of the cost. Now we need to raise $60,000 to make it happen – that’s only $250 per seat!

The Byron Community Centre, which houses the Byron Theatre, is a not for profit social enterprise providing support to the arts and welfare services in the local community. From time-to-time, we need to fundraise for various activities and infrastructure. This time it's to refurbish the Byron Theatre. It’s the first facelift in 15 years! This will ensure theatre patrons continue to enjoy a comfortable and absolutely fabulous experience in the Byron Theatre for years to come!

All donations are welcome but donations of $25 and over will receive a special reward.

*Click the DONATE button on our Facebook page to make a donation now and for more information about our rewards.
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This stage can be yours!*
Were currently raising money to replace the 250 seats and carpet of the Byron Theatre. Arts NSW has provided nearly 50% of the cost. Now we need to raise $60,000 to make it happen – that’s only $250 per seat!

The Byron Community Centre, which houses the Byron Theatre, is a not for profit social enterprise providing support to the arts and welfare services in the local community. From time-to-time, we need to fundraise for various activities and infrastructure. This time its to refurbish the Byron Theatre. It’s the first facelift in 15 years! This will ensure theatre patrons continue to enjoy a comfortable and absolutely fabulous experience in the Byron Theatre for years to come!

All donations are welcome but donations of $25 and over will receive a special reward.

*Click the DONATE button on our Facebook page to make a donation now and for more information about our rewards.
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Comfy bums for Byron Theatre - It's not too late to help us buy new seats!!

We have reached almost 50% of our comfy bums target, all thanks to your generous donations!! But there's still some way to go.

The 250 seats and carpet in Byron Theatre are in need of replacement. Arts NSW has provided nearly 50% of the cost. Now we need to raise just over $60,000 to make it happen – that’s only $250 for each seat!

The Byron Community Centre, which houses the Byron Theatre, is a social enterprise providing support to the arts and community services in the local community. From time-to- time we need to fundraise for various activities and infrastructure. This time it is to refurbish our beloved Byron Theatre. It’s the first facelift in 15 years!

Your contribution will make a permanent difference!

Your generous donations will be used to replace all 250 seats in the theatre and to lay new carpet. This will ensure theatre patrons will continue to enjoy a comfortable and absolutely fabulous experience in the Byron Theatre for years to come!

Click on the Donate button and help us reach our target. It’s not too late to help us buy new seats!

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Today we're celebrating and saying Thank You for all the wonderful work our volunteers do for our communities all year long. We also want to send a special Thank You to local restaurants and other food organisations who generously supported this celebration with delicious treats.  
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If you could tell the world one thing... - If you could tell the world one thing.... Our beautiful Byron Bay elders share their wisdom with us. #seniorsweek #byroncentre

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With one, maybe two artworks exhibited by each artist at the annual Byron Arts Classic we’re afforded just a brief glimpse of each artist's work. We want to see more. 

This is the first of a series of BCC blog posts featuring Byron Arts Classic Artists. Over the coming months we’ll be delving a little deeper into the world of our much-loved local artists, Sharing collections, statements and intimate stories from our favourite Byron Arts Classic artists.
Our first Featured Artist is Sabine Brosche - what a diverse body of work! Sabine Brosche - Artwork  Visit our blog to see more of her work http://www.byroncentre.com.au/discover-local-artists-byron-arts-classic/

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A few inspiring artworks on display at the Banyarra Culture Collective Exhibition

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Glitta Supernova Invisible Lady at Gurlesque Sydney - The Glitta Supernova Experience “Lets get METAphysical” presented by Pretty Peepers Cabaret

Camp humor and sexual satire in a cosmic and lewd porno parody that’s strictly adults only.  Australian under-culture Royalty takes to the stage as the Fairy Godmother of Bent Burlesque, Glitta Supernova, & her fabulously demented one woman show collide into Byron for Tropical Fruits with a deliciously (im)moral autobiographical tale of a small town hippy girl lured into the hedonist post-
punk nirvana of late 80’s Sydney.

30th December, 8pm. Booking 6685 6807 or
http://byroncentre.com.au/event/the-glitta-supernova-experience-lets-get-metaphysical-presented-by-pretty-peepers-cabaret/

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What Gets You Into Trouble? - What gets YOU into trouble? We'd love to know! ;-)

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What gets YOU into trouble? We'd love to know! 😉

Who Would You Invite For Dinner? - If you could invite anyone (living or dead) for dinner, who would they be? Let us know!

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What Was Your Mother Right About? - What was YOUR mother right about? Tell us below!

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Marisol's Story - No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) - The Byron Community No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) is a not-for-profit, community-based circular credit system that enables Byron Shire residents on low incomes to access up to $1,000 for essential purchases, including white goods, furniture, electrical appliances, dental or medical services, computers, tools, educational needs and more.
For info call Byron Community Centre on 6685 6807.
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69 Jonson St, Byron Bay ~ 02 6685 6807

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Youngsters expressing their gratitude after a beautiful and energetic drumming circle in the Railway Park this morning. Express YOUR gratitude by grabbing a tag from the Byron Community Centre and bringing it back in by the end of Social Inclusion Week to go up on the Gratitude Tree on Jonson Street!

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Elders and Youngsters bridging the generations with dance and music today in the Railway Park as part of Social Inclusion Week 2014. Thanks to all who attended! Remember to come in to the Community Centre during Social Inclusion Week to fill in your tag for the Gratitude Tree on Jonson Street!!

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Social Inclusion Week 2014 is kicking off in the Railway park with the lovely sounds of The Bay Singers! Come and join in to celebrate our community!!

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Some sweet lovely voices coming from the second floor of the centre this morning!! The Bay Singers, our very own seniors singing group, are here every Monday at 10.30am. Feel free to join in!! #byronbay #community #healthyageing #seniors #singing #sweetsounds #dream

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And the dancing continues... So much fun in the theatre this morning!!! #seniorsweek #byronbay #o#community #dancing

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Record turn out at today's Senior's Drumming Circle in the theatre!! There were so many awesome drummers, dancers and percussionists we lost count!!! Great seeing the regular Byron Elder Beats joined by the fantastic crew from St Andrews Ballina. Come join in the fun next Tuesday at 10:30am. See you then!! Yeah!!!

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The final Byron Elder Beats drumming circle for 2013. So much fun had this year and much more to look forward to in 2014 #byronbay #byroncentre #community #seniors #drumming

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A.C. Grayling tackles Democracy and its Crisis

A.C. Grayling tackles 'Democracy and its Crisis'

Sep 6, 6:00pm - Sep 6, 7:00pm

Byron Community Centre
69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay, NSW  2481 Map

Back by popular demand, acclaimed philosopher A.C. Grayling takes centre stage to tackle Democracy and Its Crisis. This talk will provide an urgent exploration of the challenges facing democracy today from one of our most trusted voices.
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‘No constitutional system should allow a partisan group to hijack the interests of the whole: this is happening in the UK and the US as these words are being written…It is therefore a matter of urgency to return our advanced polities to their democratic roots.’ A.C. Grayling

Prompted principally by events in recent years in the UK and the USA, but also in Russia and the Middle East, A. C. Grayling investigates why the institutions of representative democracy seem unable to sustain themselves against forces they were designed to manage, and why it matters. He considers moments in history in which the challenges we face today were first encountered, how they were overcome – or not – and with what consequences. He then lays bare the specific problems of democracy in the 21stcentury and maps out a set of urgently needed solutions.
With the advent of authoritarian leaders and the simultaneous rise of populism, representative democracy appears to be caught between a rock and a hard place, yet it is this space that it must occupy, argues Grayling, if a civilised society, that looks after all its people, is to flourish.

If there is any such person in Britain as The Thinking Man, it is A. C. Grayling.’ The Times

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Tortured Remixes by Topology @Byron Bay

Tortured Remixes by Topology @Byron Bay

Oct 20, 7:30pm - Oct 20, 8:45pm

Byron Community Centre
69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay, NSW  2481 Map

Topology’s lush music for strings, piano and sax has been driving music creativity in Australia for 2 decades. In celebration of their 20th anniversary, the Brisbane-based quintet have released their 14th full-length album.

In Tortured Remixes, popular melodies are filtered through the creative minds of Topology’s composers. The result: iconic tunes stretched, bent and scrambled (almost) beyond recognition, then reassembled into adventurous new works for strings, piano and saxophone.

Featuring reconstructions of The Saints, MC Hammer, The Beatles, Stevie Wright, Beyonce, Cold Chisel and many more, Tortured Remixes is a mixtape tribute to the 60’s up to the present like you’ve never heard them before.

EVENT DETAILS:
Fri 20 Oct, 7:30pm
The Old Ambulance Station - 80 Howard St, Nambour
$20 Early (til 31 Aug), $30 Adult, $25 Conc, $23 Groups 4+
www.byroncentre.com.au/event/tortured-remixes-presented-by-topology/?instance_id=24140

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REVIEWS:

"The journey of Tortured Remixes is an introspective one, encouraging us to re-examine our own relationships to popular music." - Kill Your Darlings

"Half the fun of this record is spotting the references for yourself, wandering through the half-familiar phrases and rhythms looking for some tiny shred of recognition to unlock the puzzle that each track is." - 4ZZZ

"Brisbane quintet Topology have picked apart and restitched some well-known songs into the aural equivalent of Frankenstein’s monster." - Courier Mail

"Brisbane should not only be proud of them as a home-grown success story, but embrace any opportunity they can to see their sometimes-warped but always wonderful work." - Blue Curtains Brisbane
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