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 past year was a busy year for our beloved Byron Theatre. 200 events and shows took place in our venue. What an amazing year! As a not for profit social enterprise, we are using all funds raised by ticket sales for projects to help the most vulnerable members in our community. ... See MoreSee Less

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The past year was a busy year for our beloved Byron Theatre. 200 events and shows took place in our venue. What an amazing year! As a not for profit social enterprise, we are using all funds raised by ticket sales for projects to help the most vulnerable members in our community.

A huge heartfelt Thank You to all the Byron residents who donated to #Sharethedignity this year. We've just received a massive donation of women's handbags lovingly filled to the brim with essential items including toiletries, beauty products and various other goodies. These donations will be distributed to women in our community experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, and disadvantage via our Community Services team, our Homeless Breakfast service, our Community Showers, and the Liberation Larder Inc.

"Women are an alarmingly growing group facing disadvantage due to gender-based inequities coupled with employment difficulties and high housing affordability stress in the Byron Shire. Here at the Community Centre we are working hard to address this issue. From providing financial and material aid to women in need, to delivering vocational training programs assisting women in transitioning out of disadvantage, we're on the job." Shanti Des Fours - Community Development Officer.
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A huge heartfelt Thank You to all the Byron residents who donated to #Sharethedignity this year. Weve just received a massive donation of womens handbags lovingly filled to the brim with essential items including toiletries, beauty products and various other goodies. These donations will be distributed to women in our community experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, and disadvantage via our Community Services team, our Homeless Breakfast service, our Community Showers, and the Liberation Larder Inc.

Women are an alarmingly growing group facing disadvantage due to gender-based inequities coupled with employment difficulties and high housing affordability stress in the Byron Shire.  Here at the Community Centre we are working hard to address this issue. From providing financial and material aid to women in need, to delivering vocational training programs assisting women in transitioning out of disadvantage, were on the job. Shanti Des Fours - Community Development Officer.

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Thanks very much

Can I still donate?

"I've been here for nearly 30 years, and even though I'm part of the landscape, most people don't really know me."

Learn about the unique stories of people sleeping rough in and around Byron Bay in our incredible book "No fixed abode" and get your copy at www.qbd.com.au/no-fixed-abode/drew-rogers/9780648123200/
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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. 

Learn about the unique stories of people sleeping rough in and around Byron Bay in our incredible book No fixed abode and get your copy at https://www.qbd.com.au/no-fixed-abode/drew-rogers/9780648123200/ 
📷 @d.c.rogers_gallery

An abundance of events was held in our Byron Theatre last year. The possibilities are endless, we can host movie screenings, music events, conferences, community
events, dance events & festivals, guest speakers, comedy, circus & school
performances. And here's the best part, as a not for profit social enterprise we're using all funds raised through venue hire for projects that benefit the local community.
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An abundance of events was held in our Byron Theatre last year. The possibilities are endless, we can host movie screenings, music events, conferences, community
events, dance events & festivals, guest speakers, comedy, circus & school
performances. And heres the best part, as a not for profit social enterprise were using all funds raised through venue hire for projects that benefit the local community.

The lovely Carole from Liberation Larder Inc pulling out some donations we just received from Share the Dignity! These toiletries and women's sanitary items will be distributed over the christmas period via Liberation Larder and our Homeless Showers Project. Thank You Share the Dignity. ... See MoreSee Less

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The lovely Carole from Liberation Larder Inc pulling out some donations we just received from Share the Dignity! These toiletries and womens sanitary items will be distributed over the christmas period via Liberation Larder and our Homeless Showers Project. Thank You Share the Dignity.

A big focus of our work has continued to be in response to
homelessness, an issue which increasingly impacts upon
the most vulnerable in our community. Since the closure
of the Fletcher Street Cottage in 2015, many people have
been unable to access a hot shower in Byron Bay. Last
year we launched the Shower service providing free
showers, haircuts, care items, support services and social
connection for local people in need.
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A big focus of our work has continued to be in response to
homelessness, an issue which increasingly impacts upon
the most vulnerable in our community. Since the closure
of the Fletcher Street Cottage in 2015, many people have
been unable to access a hot shower in Byron Bay. Last
year we launched the Shower service providing free
showers, haircuts, care items, support services and social
connection for local people in need.

"I absolutely do want permanent housing - it's the affordability factor and the discrimination."
Quote from our incredible book "No fixed abode - Stories from the Streets around Byron Bay". To find out more or to buy your very own copy visit the Byron Community Centre or go online to: byroncentre.com.au/no-fixed-abode-book/ and follow the Buy Book link!
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I absolutely do want permanent housing - its the affordability factor and the discrimination.
Quote from our incredible book No fixed abode - Stories from the Streets around Byron Bay. To find out more or to buy your very own copy visit the Byron Community Centre or go online to: http://byroncentre.com.au/no-fixed-abode-book/ and follow the Buy Book link!
📷 @d.c.rogers_gallery

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Our very own not for profit coffee shop, The Coffee BOX has just received $5000 to help grow the Coffee BOX work experience program in 2018. This was one of 18 grants handed out by the NRCF (Northern Rivers Community Foundation) on Thursday night last week.

The Coffee BOX was launched in early 2016, as social enterprise coffee shop that trains and supports local women to move out of disadvantage via work experience and community connection. All funds raised go back into funding the Byron Community Centre’s community services and the coffee BOX training program.

“After one year in operation the Coffee BOX is now beginning to thrive. The project builds confidence, employment skills, and community connection. This NRCF grant will help us grow to program and support even more women in 2018. By the end of 2018 we hope to operate as an entirely self-sufficient social enterprise” Shanti Des Fours, Program Coordinator.
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2 weeks ago

Our very own not for profit coffee shop, The Coffee BOX has just received $5000 to help grow the Coffee BOX work experience program in 2018. This was one of 18 grants handed out by the NRCF (Northern Rivers Community Foundation) on Thursday night last week.

The Coffee BOX was launched in early 2016, as social enterprise coffee shop that trains and supports local women to move out of disadvantage via work experience and community connection. All funds raised go back into funding the Byron Community Centre’s community services and the coffee BOX training program.

“After one year in operation the Coffee BOX is now beginning to thrive. The project builds confidence, employment skills, and community connection. This NRCF grant will help us grow to program and support even more women in 2018. By the end of 2018 we hope to operate as an entirely self-sufficient social enterprise” Shanti Des Fours, Program Coordinator.

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Well done!

Brilliant. How can I get in touch with you about the program?

Amazing

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We asked our volunteers why they like volunteering for us. If you would like to get involved, please have a look on our website or contact us on 02 6685 6807 ❤ ... See MoreSee Less

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We asked our volunteers why they like volunteering for us. If you would like to get involved, please have a look on our website or contact us on 02 6685 6807 ❤

In 2016, we were able to upgrade the Byron Theatre with a computer software that allows us to screen Digital Cinema Projection (DCP) and an Epson AV data projector. The Byron Film Festival were ecstatic with the upgrade. Movies have never looked so good! As a social enterprise all funds raised by hiring our venue or movie ticket sales go directly into community and social services for our local community. ... See MoreSee Less

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In 2016, we were able to upgrade the Byron Theatre with a computer software that allows us to screen Digital Cinema Projection (DCP) and an Epson AV data projector. The Byron Film Festival were ecstatic with the upgrade. Movies have never looked so good! As a social enterprise all funds raised by hiring our venue or movie ticket sales go directly into community and social services for our local community.

Big thanks to NRCF for supporting the Coffee Box project. It will make a real difference.Paul Spooner Byron Community Association & Chair of NRCF John Callanan ... See MoreSee Less

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Big thanks to NRCF for supporting the Coffee Box project. It will make a real difference.

In August 60 vulnerable community members accessed our hot showers at the Byron Community Cabins.

The Byron Community Showers Project is provided by the BCC in collaboration with the Byron Shire Council. The project offers a supervised and safe environment where people experiencing homelessness can access hot showers, laundry facilities, toiletries, clothes, weekly haircuts, service information, and general support from trained volunteers, and trained community service workers. The showers project runs on Monday and Wednesday between 10am to 12pm and is supervised by at least two trained BCC volunteers/workers. People are able to sign up to have a shower at Liberation Larder (on a Monday) and the Homeless Breakfast (on a Wednesday) from 8am at the BCC. There is no “drop-in” component for the showers project.
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In August 60 vulnerable community members accessed our hot showers at the Byron Community Cabins. 

The Byron Community Showers Project is provided by the BCC in collaboration with the Byron Shire Council. The project offers a supervised and safe environment where people experiencing homelessness can access hot showers, laundry facilities, toiletries, clothes, weekly haircuts, service information, and general support from trained volunteers, and trained community service workers. The showers project runs on Monday and Wednesday between 10am to 12pm and is supervised by at least two trained BCC volunteers/workers. People are able to sign up to have a shower at Liberation Larder (on a Monday) and the Homeless Breakfast (on a Wednesday) from 8am at the BCC. There is no “drop-in” component for the showers project.

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That is truly an amazing project.

What a fantastic, practical, really vital response to a real need in the community!

"Drew's photos touched people's imaginations. He was able to capture each person's uniqueness and humanity. [...] They posed many questions to the viewer. Who where these people? Why were they living rough around Byron Bay? What was their day-to-day life like? The photos were a catalyst [...] that led to the telling of the stories found in the pages of this book." Paul Spooner, "No fixed abode - stories from the streets around Byron Bay"

For more information and to buy your very own copy please go to www.qbd.com.au/no-fixed-abode/drew-rogers/9780648123200/ or visit the Byron Community Centre or email [email protected]
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Drews photos touched peoples imaginations. He was able to capture each persons uniqueness and humanity. [...] They posed many questions to the viewer. Who where these people? Why were they living rough around Byron Bay? What was their day-to-day life like? The photos were a catalyst [...] that led to the telling of the stories found in the pages of this book. Paul Spooner, No fixed abode - stories from the streets around Byron  Bay

For more information and to buy your very own copy please go to https://www.qbd.com.au/no-fixed-abode/drew-rogers/9780648123200/ or visit the Byron Community Centre or email info@byroncentre.com.au 
📷 @d.c.rogers_gallery

In August we provided 117 healthy breakfasts to our local homeless community. Our homeless breakfasts are held every Wednesday between 7.30am and 9.00am from the Fletcher Street room. 💕 ... See MoreSee Less

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In August we provided 117 healthy breakfasts to our local homeless community. Our homeless breakfasts are held every Wednesday between 7.30am and 9.00am from the Fletcher Street room. 💕

Our popular Soul Street market is back!

Soul Street is Byron Bay's New Years Eve family-friendly street party. With Jonson St closed off, it becomes the colourful hub of this interactive town gathering. Together we will see out the old year and ring in the new one as we celebrate the magic of our wonderful Byron community. There will be cabaret, music, dance, kids play zones, comedy, drag shows, food stalls, DJs, henna, tarot, circus, graffiti workshops and the list goes on...!

The event runs from 4pm - midnight. It is an alcohol-free event and with all of these immersive Byron Bay experiences you and your loved ones will be entertained, safe and included from start to finish.

Contact the Byron Community Centre​ to find out how you can sponsor or be involved in this fabulous community event.
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Our popular Soul Street market is back! 

Soul Street is Byron Bays New Years Eve family-friendly street party. With Jonson St closed off, it becomes the colourful hub of this interactive town gathering. Together we will see out the old year and ring in the new one as we celebrate the magic of our wonderful Byron community. There will be cabaret, music, dance, kids play zones, comedy, drag shows, food stalls, DJs, henna, tarot, circus, graffiti workshops and the list goes on...!

The event runs from 4pm - midnight. It is an alcohol-free event and with all of these immersive Byron Bay experiences you and your loved ones will be entertained, safe and included from start to finish. 

Contact the Byron Community Centre​ to find out how you can sponsor or be involved in this fabulous community event.

“People can’t access jobs and accommodation, or maintain health if they can’t get clean. It’s as simple as that.” Bruce Heid, Volunteer Community Services Worker at the Byron Community Centre.

The Byron Community Showers Project is provided by the BCC in collaboration with the Byron Shire Council. The project offers a supervised and safe environment where people experiencing homelessness can access hot showers, laundry facilities, toiletries, clothes, weekly haircuts, service information, and general support from trained volunteers, and trained community service workers.
The showers project runs on Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 12pm and is supervised by at least two trained BCC volunteers/workers. People are able to sign up to have a shower at Liberation Larder (on a Monday) and the Homeless Breakfast (on a Wednesday) from 8am at the BCC. There is no “drop-in” component for the showers project.
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“People can’t access jobs and accommodation, or maintain health if they can’t get clean. It’s as simple as that.”  Bruce Heid, Volunteer Community Services Worker at the Byron Community Centre.

The Byron Community Showers Project is provided by the BCC in collaboration with the Byron Shire Council. The project offers a supervised and safe environment where people experiencing homelessness can access hot showers, laundry facilities, toiletries, clothes, weekly haircuts, service information, and general support from trained volunteers, and trained community service workers.
The showers project runs on Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 12pm and is supervised by at least two trained BCC volunteers/workers. People are able to sign up to have a shower at Liberation Larder (on a Monday) and the Homeless Breakfast (on a Wednesday) from 8am at the BCC. There is no “drop-in” component for the showers project.

In July we provided 99 healthy breakfasts to our local homeless community. Our homeless breakfasts are held every Wednesday between 7.30am and 9.00am from the Fletcher Street room. 💕 ... See MoreSee Less

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In July we provided 99 healthy breakfasts to our local homeless community. Our homeless breakfasts are held every Wednesday between 7.30am and 9.00am from the Fletcher Street room. 💕

In July 51 vulnerable community members accessed our hot showers at the Byron Community Cabins.
The Byron Community Showers Project is provided by the BCC in collaboration with the Byron Shire Council. The project offers a supervised and safe environment where people experiencing homelessness can access hot showers, laundry facilities, toiletries, clothes, weekly haircuts, service information, and general support from trained volunteers, and trained community service workers.
The showers project runs on Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 12pm and is supervised by at least two trained BCC volunteers/workers. People are able to sign up to have a shower at Liberation Larder (on a Monday) and the Homeless Breakfast (on a Wednesday) from 8am at the BCC. There is no “drop-in” component for the showers project.
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In July 51 vulnerable community members accessed our hot showers at the Byron Community Cabins.
The Byron Community Showers Project is provided by the BCC in collaboration with the Byron Shire Council. The project offers a supervised and safe environment where people experiencing homelessness can access hot showers, laundry facilities, toiletries, clothes, weekly haircuts, service information, and general support from trained volunteers, and trained community service workers.
The showers project runs on Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 12pm and is supervised by at least two trained BCC volunteers/workers. People are able to sign up to have a shower at Liberation Larder (on a Monday) and the Homeless Breakfast (on a Wednesday) from 8am at the BCC. There is no “drop-in” component for the showers project.

"I've been living on the streets on and off since I was twelve."
Everybody has a story to tell. "No fixed abode" is telling the stories of people sleeping rough on the streets around Byron Bay.
For more information and to buy your very own copy please go to www.qbd.com.au/no-fixed-abode/drew-rogers/9780648123200/ or visit the Byron Community Centre or email [email protected]
📷 @d.c.rogers_gallery
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Ive been living on the streets on and off since I was twelve.
Everybody has a story to tell. No fixed abode is telling the stories of people sleeping rough on the streets around Byron Bay.
For more information and to buy your very own copy please go to https://www.qbd.com.au/no-fixed-abode/drew-rogers/9780648123200/ or visit the Byron Community Centre or email info@byroncentre.com.au 
📷 @d.c.rogers_gallery

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Last year our Cavanbah room saw an increase in bookings from 205 last year to 230 in 2016.👏 👏 👏 As a NOT FOR PROFIT we are using all funds raised from our venue hire for our various community projects. Thank you for holding your meetings and conferences at the Byron Community Centre. 💕 ... See MoreSee Less

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Last year our Cavanbah room saw an increase in bookings from 205 last year to 230 in 2016.👏 👏 👏 As a NOT FOR PROFIT we are using all funds raised from our venue hire for our various community projects. Thank you for holding your meetings and conferences at the Byron Community Centre. 💕

We asked our volunteers why they like volunteering for us. If you would like to get involved, please have a look on our website or contact us on 02 6685 6807 ❤ ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

We asked our volunteers why they like volunteering for us. If you would like to get involved, please have a look on our website or contact us on 02 6685 6807 ❤

In June 61 vulnerable community members accessed our hot showers at the Byron Community Cabins.
The Byron Community Showers Project is provided by the BCC in collaboration with the Byron Shire Council. The project offers a supervised and safe environment where people experiencing homelessness can access hot showers, laundry facilities, toiletries, clothes, weekly haircuts, service information, and general support from trained volunteers, and trained community service workers.
The showers project runs on Monday and Wednesday between 10am to 12pm and is supervised by at least two trained BCC volunteers/workers. People are able to sign up to have a shower at Liberation Larder (on a Monday) and the Homeless Breakfast (on a Wednesday) from 8am at the BCC. There is no “drop-in” component for the showers project.
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In June 61 vulnerable community members accessed our hot showers at the Byron Community Cabins.  
The Byron Community Showers Project is provided by the BCC in collaboration with the Byron Shire Council. The project offers a supervised and safe environment where people experiencing homelessness can access hot showers, laundry facilities, toiletries, clothes, weekly haircuts, service information, and general support from trained volunteers, and trained community service workers.
The showers project runs on Monday and Wednesday between 10am to 12pm and is supervised by at least two trained BCC volunteers/workers. People are able to sign up to have a shower at Liberation Larder (on a Monday) and the Homeless Breakfast (on a Wednesday) from 8am at the BCC. There is no “drop-in” component for the showers project.

"When you love what you have, you have everything you need!" Tag a friend and share the love. ❤💕❤💕❤ Triana.pura

Our CoffeeBox is a 100% #notforprofit. All funds raised go straight back into projects for our local community. We provide workforce training for locals to move out of disadvantage. Pay it forward coffees for locals in need. ☕☕☕
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When you love what you have, you have everything you need! Tag a friend and share the love. ❤💕❤💕❤  Triana.pura 

Our CoffeeBox  is a 100% #notforprofit. All funds raised go straight back into projects for our local community. We provide workforce training for locals to move out of disadvantage. Pay it forward coffees for locals in need. ☕☕☕

In June we provided 125 healthy breakfasts to our local homeless community. Our homeless breakfasts are held every Wednesday between 7.30am and 9.00am from the Fletcher Street room. 💕 ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

In June we provided 125 healthy breakfasts to our local homeless community. Our homeless breakfasts are held every Wednesday between 7.30am and 9.00am from the Fletcher Street room. 💕

Have your heard of our Byron Shire Volunteer Hub? The Hub works as a volunteer referral service. It is a point of contact for those interested in volunteering in our community and, in turn, provides organisations with access to an ever-expanding pool of interested volunteers. Along with facilitating rewarding volunteer experiences for local people, the Hub provides ongoing support in the form of workshops, trainings, and social events throughout the year. ow.ly/FM90307QGlE ... See MoreSee Less

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Have your heard of our Byron Shire Volunteer Hub? The Hub works as a volunteer referral service. It is a point of contact for those interested in volunteering in our community and, in turn, provides organisations with access to an ever-expanding pool of interested volunteers. Along with facilitating rewarding volunteer experiences for local people, the Hub provides ongoing support in the form of workshops, trainings, and social events throughout the year. http://ow.ly/FM90307QGlE

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Janice Saunders

The response to this event was overwhelming. From donations of food from local businesses such as The Farm and Fishheads to a retired lady who baked two fruit cakes to share – the generosity of our community was overflowing. Two visiting Thai Buddhist monks dropped by and blessed the food before local Aboriginal dance troupe The Buyarra Dancers added a very local cultural flavour to the day. The overall feeling of the day was one of celebration and thanks for the wonderful community we share together – whether long-term local or casual visitor. ... See MoreSee Less

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The response to this event was overwhelming. From donations of food from local businesses such as The Farm and Fishheads to a retired lady who baked two fruit cakes to share – the generosity of our community was overflowing. Two visiting Thai Buddhist monks dropped by and blessed the food before local Aboriginal dance troupe The Buyarra Dancers added a very local cultural flavour to the day. The overall feeling of the day was one of celebration and thanks for the wonderful community we share together – whether long-term local or casual visitor.

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You are lucky to live there.

We added some delicious smoothies to our menu just in time for summer! ☀☀☀ Tag a friend who loves smoothies and share the love! ❣♥❣♥❣
Our coffee box is #notforprofit. Funds raised will be used for much-needed community projects and programs. In addition to that, the coffee box provides valuable hospitality training for locals for reintroduction into the workforce. See you at the CoffeeBox !
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We added some delicious smoothies to our menu just in time for summer! ☀☀☀ Tag a friend who loves smoothies and share the love! ❣♥❣♥❣
Our coffee box is #notforprofit. Funds raised will be used for much-needed community projects and programs. In addition to that, the coffee box provides valuable hospitality training for locals for reintroduction into the workforce. See you at the CoffeeBox !

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Amanda Peters

Linda is a Byron Community Centre volunteer running her own budgeting support program "Money Matters". Linda provides tailored, one-on-one advice. She helps with areas such as:
Help with identifying where your money goes.
Help with setting up a comprehensive budget.
Guidance with “bill smoothing”.
Help with banking choices to save fees and charges.
Information on no and low interest loans, and matched savings schemes.
Tips on alternate ways of doing some things to increase your budget surplus.
Advice on setting up automatic bill paying and how to monitor bank statements.
Information and referrals to relevant services. ow.ly/u9T2307QFyk
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Linda is a Byron Community Centre volunteer running her own budgeting support program Money Matters. Linda provides tailored, one-on-one advice. She helps with areas such as: 
Help with identifying where your money goes.
Help with setting up a comprehensive budget.
Guidance with “bill smoothing”.
Help with banking choices to save fees and charges.
Information on no and low interest loans, and matched savings schemes.
Tips on alternate ways of doing some things to increase your budget surplus.
Advice on setting up automatic bill paying and how to monitor bank statements.
Information and referrals to relevant services. http://ow.ly/u9T2307QFyk

Last year the amount of sold out shows in our beautiful Byron Theatre have doubled. Woohoo!
As a NOT FOR PROFIT all funds raised help us provide cultural and social services to our local community.
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Last year the amount of sold out shows in our beautiful Byron Theatre have doubled. Woohoo! 
As a NOT FOR PROFIT all funds raised help us provide cultural and social services to our local community.

"To me the BBCC is a central hub for our community and brings together all manner of local knowledge, wisdom, events and support."
We have asked our volunteers why they like volunteering for the Byron Community Centre.
Thank you, Karen, for sharing these beautiful words with us. For more information about volunteering at the Byron Community Centre, please have a look here...http://bit.ly/2qy8ZNy
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2 months ago

To me the BBCC is a central hub for our community and brings together all manner of local knowledge, wisdom, events and support.
We have asked our volunteers why they like volunteering for the Byron Community Centre.
Thank you, Karen, for sharing these beautiful words with us. For more information about volunteering at the Byron Community Centre, please have a look here...http://bit.ly/2qy8ZNy

In the past year we provided families and individuals
with emergency assistance to help put food on the table, pay
their bills, keep the car running or access community
supports. Since our emergency relief funding was cut in 2015, we have
been able to continue to provide this service due to our unique
social enterprise model. Funds raised from our Community
Markets and Coffee BOX combined with the ongoing
donations from our community via the Byron Safety Net
Appeal have kept this vital service running.
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2 months ago

In the past year we provided families and individuals
with emergency assistance to help put food on the table, pay
their bills, keep the car running or access community
supports. Since our emergency relief funding was cut in 2015, we have
been able to continue to provide this service due to our unique
social enterprise model. Funds raised from our Community
Markets and Coffee BOX combined with the ongoing
donations from our community via the Byron Safety Net
Appeal have kept this vital service running.

In May 88 vulnerable community members accessed our hot showers at the Byron Community Cabins.
The Byron Community Showers Project is provided by the BCC in collaboration with the Byron Shire Council. The project offers a supervised and safe environment where people experiencing homelessness can access hot showers, laundry facilities, toiletries, clothes, weekly haircuts, service information, and general support from trained volunteers, and trained community service workers.
The showers project runs on Monday and Wednesday between 10am to 12pm and is supervised by at least two trained BCC volunteers/workers.
... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

In May 88 vulnerable community members accessed our hot showers at the Byron Community Cabins.  
The Byron Community Showers Project is provided by the BCC in collaboration with the Byron Shire Council. The project offers a supervised and safe environment where people experiencing homelessness can access hot showers, laundry facilities, toiletries, clothes, weekly haircuts, service information, and general support from trained volunteers, and trained community service workers.
The showers project runs on Monday and Wednesday between 10am to 12pm and is supervised by at least two trained BCC volunteers/workers.

Big smiles at the CoffeeBox!
Our coffee box is a #notforprofit social enterprise, buying your coffee from us will make a permanent difference because funds raised will be used for community projects and programs. You can also share the love and pay it forward for a local in need. Thank you for your support ❤❤❤
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2 months ago

Big smiles at the CoffeeBox! 
Our coffee box is a #notforprofit social enterprise, buying your coffee from us will make a  permanent difference because funds raised will be used for community projects and programs. You can also share the love and pay it forward for a local in need. Thank you for your support ❤❤❤

In May we provided 149 healthy breakfasts to our local homeless community. Our homeless breakfasts are held every Wednesday between 7.30am and 9.00am from the Fletcher Street room. 💕 ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

In May we provided 149 healthy breakfasts to our local homeless community. Our homeless breakfasts are held every Wednesday between 7.30am and 9.00am from the Fletcher Street room. 💕

"I made great friends and connections with other volunteers and staff that I may never have met otherwise."
We've asked our volunteer Karen why she likes volunteering for the Byron Community Centre. Thank you, Karen, for these lovely words! If you would like to volunteer for the Byron Community Centre too, please have a look on our website for more information...http://bit.ly/2qy8ZNy
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2 months ago

I made great friends and connections with other volunteers and staff that I may never have met otherwise.
Weve asked our volunteer Karen why she likes volunteering for the Byron Community Centre. Thank you, Karen, for these lovely words! If you would like to volunteer for the Byron Community Centre too, please have a look on our website for more information...http://bit.ly/2qy8ZNy

Beautiful Manu changing lives by choosing to buy her coffee at our not for profit coffee shop! Thank You Manu - every dollar of profit we raise goes straight back into our community helping us provide workplace training for locals to move out of disadvantage and provide essential community services for people living without a home. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Beautiful Manu changing lives by choosing to buy her coffee at our not for profit coffee shop! Thank You Manu - every dollar of profit we raise goes straight back into our community helping us provide workplace training for locals to move out of disadvantage and provide essential community services for people living without a home.

Last chance to help us share in $30k! You have till October 15th to vote and donate to Byron Community Centre. Please visit mygivingcircle.org/charity/byron-community-centre/. If you're not in a position to donate monthly you can still vote for us for free and help us share in more cash prizes. Thank You so much for your generous support! ... See MoreSee Less

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Last chance to help us share in $30k! You have till October 15th to vote and donate to Byron Community Centre. Please visit  https://mygivingcircle.org/charity/byron-community-centre/. If youre not in a position to donate monthly you can still vote for us for free and help us share in more cash prizes. Thank You so much for your generous support!

"I don't call myself homeless because I've got a few places I can go and stay. "

Everybody has a story to tell. "No fixed abode" is telling the stories of people sleeping rough on the streets around Byron Bay.

If you would like to purchase your very own copy please go to www.qbd.com.au/no-fixed-abode/drew-rogers/9780648123200/
For more information and to buy your very own copy please visit the Byron Community Centre or email [email protected] 📷 Drew Rogers
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I dont call myself homeless because Ive got a few places I can go and stay.  

Everybody has a story to tell. No fixed abode is telling the stories of people sleeping rough on the streets around Byron Bay. 

If you would like to purchase your very own copy please go to https://www.qbd.com.au/no-fixed-abode/drew-rogers/9780648123200/
For more information and to buy your very own copy please visit the Byron Community Centre or email info@byroncentre.com.au 📷 Drew Rogers

The Byron Community Showers Project is provided by the BCC in collaboration with the Byron Shire Council. The project offers a supervised and safe environment where people experiencing homelessness can access hot showers, laundry facilities, toiletries, clothes, weekly haircuts, service information, and general support from trained volunteers, and trained community service workers.
The showers project runs on Monday and Wednesday between 10am to 12pm and is supervised by at least two trained BCC volunteers/workers.
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The Byron Community Showers Project is provided by the BCC in collaboration with the Byron Shire Council. The project offers a supervised and safe environment where people experiencing homelessness can access hot showers, laundry facilities, toiletries, clothes, weekly haircuts, service information, and general support from trained volunteers, and trained community service workers. 
The showers project runs on Monday and Wednesday between 10am to 12pm and is supervised by at least two trained BCC volunteers/workers.

Last week we provided 32 healthy breakfasts to our local homeless community. Our homeless breakfasts are held every Wednesday between 7.30am and 9.00am from the Fletcher Street room. 💕 ... See MoreSee Less

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Last week we provided 32 healthy breakfasts to our local homeless community. Our homeless breakfasts are held every Wednesday between 7.30am and 9.00am from the Fletcher Street room. 💕

Get along to the Byron Bay Film Festival happening all this week and through to next weekend in the theatre.

Byron Bay Film Festival
CINEMA FOR THE SENSES

The 11th Byron Bay International Film Festival runs from Friday 6th to Sunday 15th of October.

10 Days of Premieres, Panels and Parties! The Byron Bay Film Festival brings fresh Films and Film Talent to Australia's favourite beach-side haven - along with Live Music, Red Carpet Gala Events and Virtual reality experiences.

#ByronFilmFest #BBFF2017 #Cinemaforthesenses
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Byron Bay Film Festival

"The big stigma is it’s the homeless person’s fault"
Invisible to most who pass them by, each person has a story about how they fell through society’s cracks and ended up homeless in the Byron Bay region
Photography by @d.c.rogers_gallery

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The big stigma is it’s the homeless person’s fault
Invisible to most who pass them by, each person has a story about how they fell through society’s cracks and ended up homeless in the Byron Bay region
Photography by @d.c.rogers_gallery

http://ow.ly/3qhO30fEcOr

CINEMA FOR THE SENSES! The Byron Bay Film Festival is back!
The 11th Byron Bay International Film Festival runs from Friday 6th to Sunday 15th of October.
10 Days of Premieres, Panels and Parties. Don't miss out!
The Byron Bay Film Festival brings fresh Films and Film Talent to Australia's favourite beach-side haven - along with Live Music, Red Carpet Gala Events and Virtual reality experiences.

Venues:

Byron Community Centre Pighouse Flicks Brunswick Picture House The Regent Cinema
For more information visit tix.bbff.com.au/browse.asp
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CINEMA FOR THE SENSES! The Byron Bay Film Festival is back! 
The 11th Byron Bay International Film Festival runs from Friday 6th to Sunday 15th of October.
10 Days of Premieres, Panels and Parties. Dont miss out! 
The Byron Bay Film Festival brings fresh Films and Film Talent to Australias favourite beach-side haven - along with Live Music, Red Carpet Gala Events and Virtual reality experiences. 

Venues:

Byron Community Centre  Pighouse Flicks Brunswick Picture House The Regent Cinema 
For more information visit http://tix.bbff.com.au/browse.asp

31 vulnerable community members accessed our hot showers at the Byron Community Cabins last week.
The Byron Community Showers Project is provided by the BCC in collaboration with the Byron Shire Council. The project offers a supervised and safe environment where people experiencing homelessness can access hot showers, laundry facilities, toiletries, clothes, weekly haircuts, service information, and general support from trained volunteers, and trained community service workers.
The showers project runs on Monday and Wednesday between 10am to 12pm and is supervised by at least two trained BCC volunteers/workers.
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31 vulnerable community members accessed our hot showers at the Byron Community Cabins last week.
The Byron Community Showers Project is provided by the BCC in collaboration with the Byron Shire Council. The project offers a supervised and safe environment where people experiencing homelessness can access hot showers, laundry facilities, toiletries, clothes, weekly haircuts, service information, and general support from trained volunteers, and trained community service workers.
The showers project runs on Monday and Wednesday between 10am to 12pm and is supervised by at least two trained BCC volunteers/workers.

MyGivingCircle.org is giving $30k to 50 Australian Charities in 2017 as chosen by you. Help us share in $30k by October 15th. Hop over to mygivingcircle.org/charity/byron-community-centre/ and vote and donate for Byron Community Centre. You can donate from as little as $10 a month - money that goes to us and gives us a chance to share in a further $12,000. We just need as little as 30 monthly donors. Thank You very much for your generous support! 💞 ... See MoreSee Less

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MyGivingCircle.org is giving $30k to 50 Australian Charities in 2017 as chosen by you. Help us share in $30k by October 15th. Hop over to https://mygivingcircle.org/charity/byron-community-centre/ and vote and donate for Byron Community Centre. You can donate from as little as $10 a month - money that goes to us and gives us a chance to share in a further $12,000. We just need as little as 30 monthly donors. Thank You very much for your generous support! 💞

☕ made with ❤ at our @bcc_coffeebox
Pop in for a coffee or tea next time you're in town. As a #notforprofit social enterprise we're using all funds raised for vital community projects and services like workplace training for locals to move out of disadvantage. 👌
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☕ made with ❤ at our @bcc_coffeebox 
Pop in for a coffee or tea next time youre in town. As a #notforprofit social enterprise were using all funds raised for vital community projects and services like workplace training for locals to move out of disadvantage. 👌

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In April we provided 112 healthy breakfasts to our local homeless community. Our homeless breakfasts are held every Wednesday between 7.30am and 9.00am from the Fletcher Street room. 💕 ... See MoreSee Less

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In April we provided 112 healthy breakfasts to our local homeless community. Our homeless breakfasts are held every Wednesday between 7.30am and 9.00am from the Fletcher Street room. 💕

"To have fun and keep my sanity."
Short and to the point- is the answer from our volunteer Carl when asked why he likes volunteering for the Byron Community Centre.
Thank you, Carl! Learn more about our volunteer-program here...http://bit.ly/2qy8ZNy
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To have fun and keep my sanity.
Short and to the point- is the answer from our volunteer Carl when asked why he likes volunteering for the Byron Community Centre.
Thank you, Carl! Learn more about our volunteer-program here...http://bit.ly/2qy8ZNy

Have you heard about Public Act Theatre and the wonderful things they do?

Public Act Theatre are now able to offer creative programs to local individuals seeking work or training.

WHO IS THIS FOR?
Anyone who is on a Work for Dole program
or is seeking a new direction and some creative skill building.

WHAT ARE WE OFFERING?
• Voice, presentation & theatre skills
• 1 on 1 consultation, mentoring & vision building
• Career guidance, goal setting & resume' writing
• Involvement in theatre production & performance - sound, light, backstage
• Integrated training, work placement & project work
* ONLY LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE !*

For more information contact the program manager Jo Franklin on 0412 758 999, email [email protected] or send us a message now!
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Have you heard about Public Act Theatre and the wonderful things they do? 

Public Act Theatre are now able to offer creative programs to local individuals seeking work or training. 

WHO IS THIS FOR?
Anyone who is on a Work for Dole program
or is seeking a new direction and some creative skill building.

WHAT ARE WE OFFERING?
• Voice, presentation & theatre skills
• 1 on 1 consultation, mentoring & vision building 
• Career guidance, goal setting & resume writing
• Involvement in theatre production & performance - sound, light, backstage
• Integrated training, work placement & project work 
* ONLY LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE !*

For more information contact the program manager Jo Franklin on 0412 758 999, email contact@publicacttheatre.com or send us a message now!
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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 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.  
Breaking Bread - A volunteer community picnic.

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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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What makes a good leader? - This is an interesting one! In celebration of Seniors week we have asked Byron Bay elders:

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What was your mother right about? - We asked Byron bay elders:

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What has been your fork in the road?

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What is the naughtiest thing you've ever done? - This video will make you smile all day! We have asked our beloved Byron Bay elders

What is the naughtiest thing you've ever done?

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What's your favourite time of the day? - In celebration of Seniors week we have asked Byron Bay elders:

What's your favourite time of the day?

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Who would you invite for dinner? - Beethoven or Keith Richards? We are celebrating Seniors week here at the Byron Centre and have asked Byron Bay elders:

Who would you invite for dinner?

Beethoven or Keith Richards? We are celebrating Se...

Who was your first love ? - We are celebrating Seniors week from 3rd to 12th March and have asked our beautiful Byron Bay elders:

Who was your first love ?

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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/

With one, maybe two artworks exhibited by each art...

"My art relates to my memories and feelings. The i...

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

A few inspiring artworks on display at the Banyarr...

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If I could tell the world one thing - If I could tell the world one thing...  a few pearls of wisdom for our local elders

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No Fixed Address: - Who are our homeless?

No Fixed Address:

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Homeless Breakfast - Who are our homeless?

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raising the roof for seniors week...
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Tearing up the dance floor 
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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/

Glitta Supernova Invisible Lady at Gurlesque Sydney

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

What Gets You Into Trouble?

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!

Find out more about what we do at the Byron Community Centre - www.byroncentre.com.au

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

What Was Your Mother Right About?

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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.
http://www.byroncentre.com.au/byron-community-centre-support-service/nils/

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NAUGHTY! Byron Seniors Confess... - What's the NAUGHTIEST thing YOU'VE ever done?

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Who Was Your First Love? - WHO WAS YOUR FIRST LOVE?

Find out more about what we do at The Centre - byroncentre.com.au
69 Jonson St, Byron Bay ~ 02 6685 6807

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Byron Community Centre Singers - Special things happen everyday at the Byron Community Centre!

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

Byron Community Centre Singers

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A bit of intergenerational bridge building going on in Railway Park yesterday...

A bit of intergenerational bridge building going o...

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!

Youngsters expressing their gratitude after a beau...

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!!

Social Inclusion Week 2014 is kicking off in the R...

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

Some sweet lovely voices coming from the second fl...

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

And the dancing continues... So much fun in the th...

Seniors drumming group trying out Bollywood #seniorsweek #inspirational #whatnext

Seniors drumming group trying out Bollywood #senio...

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!!!

Record turn out at today's Senior's Drumming Circl...

Fire twirling flamenco lighting up the night #byronbay #soulstreet #community #nye #fire #flamenco

Fire twirling flamenco lighting up the night #byro...

Tommy Franklin rocking Soul Street #byronbay #soulstreet #community #nye

Tommy Franklin rocking Soul Street #byronbay #soul...

Party time at the Byron Elder Beats drumming circle!! Happy holidays and see you in 2014!! #byronbay #byroncentre #community #drumming #seniors #dancing #party

Party time at the Byron Elder Beats drumming circl...

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

The final Byron Elder Beats drumming circle for 20...

Drumming Circle going off at Social Inclusion Week launch! #byronbay #byroncentre #siw13 #drumming #seniors #community

Drumming Circle going off at Social Inclusion Week...

Going full circle in the senior drumming circle!! #byronbay #community #seniors #drumming #siw13 #abc #fullcircle

Going full circle in the senior drumming circle!! ...

Senior drumming circle in full swing #byronbay #community #seniors #drumming #siw13 #abc

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