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A sunny trip through art history in Perpignan and Collioure

This sheltered spot in south-west France attracted artists from Matisse to Picasso. We tour the ancient city, and nearby Vermillion Coast, that inspired themWe’re on a train to the centre of the universe. It sounds like something from Doctor Who, or maybe Hitchhiker’s Guide, but in fact it’s a ride of less than seven hours from Paris. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Art, Restaurants, Culture, Art and design, Paris, Food And Drink, Pablo Picasso, City Breaks, Cultural Trips, Henri Matisse, French food and drink, Beach Holidays, France Holidays, Matisse, South West France

Australian Americana Music Honours at Bluesfest 2020

Bluesfest the premiere Blues & Roots festival is proud to announce the annual Australian Americana Music Honours (AAMH), an event where artists come together to collaborate and celebrate Blues, Roots & Americana Music. The event has proudly partnered with, and is relocating to Bluesfest, produced by celebrated Nashville based Australian music producer Nash Chambers for the Americana Music Association in Nashville. “We’re mighty proud to bring this event to Bluesfest, where we get to celebrat...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Australia, Culture, Blues, Nashville, Melbourne, Festivals & Events, Nash, Byron Bay, OAM, Shane Howard, Bluesfest, Jordie Lane, Americana Music Association, Peter Noble

CarnaByron celebrate life with rhythms and dances from Brazil

CarnaByron invites the Byron community to celebrate life with rhythms and dances from North to South of Brazil. Samba Reggae, Maracatu, Samba de Roda, Capoeira, Axé, Carnaval’s ‘Bloquinho’ & traditional ‘Marchinhas’. CarnaByron 21 March 2020 2pm Street Parade Clarkes Beach 7pm Carnival Party Beach Hotel This year, CarnaByron has the honour to work in collaboration with the Be Happy Music Club, a not for profit organisation which has the mission to bring music and happiness to Fijian childre...
Tags: Travel, News, Culture, Brazil, Carnival, Byron, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, Happy Music Club, Carnival Party Beach Hotel, CarnaByron, CarnaByron Street Parade


From Thursday 12 March, local not-for-profits have the chance apply for part of a $100,000 funding pool to boost social and environmental regeneration in the region, thanks to the . For the second year running, the Northern Rivers Large Grants Program 2020 invites Northern Rivers social and environmental not-for-profits with DGR status to apply for a grant between $10,000 and $30,000 and to show how their projects contribute to ‘regeneration and social connection’ – this year’s theme. The Fou...
Tags: Travel, Food, Featured, News, Australia, Culture, Queensland, Victoria, East Coast, James, Foundation, Byron Bay, Northern Rivers, DGR, Stone Wood, Ingrained Foundation

Road Trips Matter – #RoadTripsMatter

As well as celebrating their birthday with regional communities who have been part of the 100 year journey, the NRMA want to help bring issues to light, and give regional Australia a voice and a platform to the positive change it needs. Just as NRMA championed the value of road trips back in 1920 , 100 years later this founding mission assumes new importance. Now more than ever, it’s important for Australians to get on the road to support regional communities that have been doing it tough. So m...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Australia, Culture, Byron Bay, NRMA, Northern Rivers


Dire Contact is a continuation of Jacob Boylan’s exploration of his experience of contemporary Australia. Guided by the restrictions of found imagery Jacob attempts to navigate his way through cliché’s, hypocrisies, stereotypes and everyday banalities of Australian society. In Dire Contact he has especially focused on the subtleties of our multi-faceted “national identity”, asking the audience to prod past their initial impressions and look deeper into what the images represent. JACOB BOYLAN ...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Australia, Culture, Sydney, Art Education, Jacob, Byron Bay, JACOB BOYLAN, Northern Rivers Jacob, COFA, SCU Lismore

Easter Island – One of the Most Spiritual Places on Earth

For years, friends have raved that Easter Island is the most spiritual place they have ever visited. This speck of land in the eastern Pacific, known to locals as Rapa Nui, had been on my wish list for years. Since childhood I had read about the Moai, enormous statues the indigenous people carved from volcanic tuff and raised on platforms near the shoreline. Explorers and visitors alike have always been intrigued by the mystery of Easter Island. Where did the first inhabitants come from? When di...
Tags: Travel, Earth, Culture, Chile, Pacific, Cultural Travel, Easter Island, Polynesia, Rapa Nui, South Pacific travel

Stone & Wood brews Resilience Beer for wildlife rescue after bushfires

Local independent brewery Stone & Wood has joined over 200 breweries in Australia and around the world in the Resilience Beer initiative, whereby participants brew the same beer and direct its proceeds to their local bushfire relief efforts. Managed by the Independent Brewers Association , The Resilience Beer project is a response to the recent Australian bushfire crisis that invites breweries to brew a 5% pale ale using the same recipe and sell this in their taps rooms or partnering venues...
Tags: Travel, Food, Featured, News, Australia, Culture, Sierra Nevada, Byron Bay, NSW Queensland, Stone Wood, Independent Brewers Association, Byron Bay Tasting Room, Fixation Brewing and Granite Belt Cider Co, Victoria Currently, Byron Tasting Room

Mullum at Night Craft Beer & Street Food Gathering

Gather your friends and family and head to the lush green grounds of the Mullum Leagues Club for a night of dancing under the fairy lights. Grab a bite to eat from the bevy of delicious world food chefs at the pop up street food markets and a drink from the outdoor pop up bars. Handmade, designer, plants & makers markets Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options Pop up bars Kids fun and activities Bring your own picnic rug Camping available on site (by booking) ATM on site – a lot of vendors hav...
Tags: Travel, Food, News, Culture, Khan, Mullumbimby, Mullum Leagues Club, Dale Hayes, Khanage Johnson


Splendour in the Grass is thrilled to welcome Berlin-based Australian artist, animator and award-winning music-video director Lucy Dyson as the festivals 2020 Artist in Residence. Lucy’s residency with Splendour will include creation of the festival’s 2020 artwork, poster and official lineup announce video and you’ll also be able to see some of her work onsite at the event. Lucy’s “beautifully detailed, unique and off-beat” (Gotye) collages have been commissioned for album covers and exhib...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Beyonce, News, Berlin, Nike, Culture, Paris, Sydney, Lucy, Festivals & Events, Bey, Paul Smith, Byron Bay, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Gotye

Renew Fest – Festival for Full System Change, 8-10 May

PLEDGE YOUR EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW. Renew Fest is scheduled for 8-10 May 2020 in Mullumbimby Showground (camping available at Showground). All-or-nothing crowdfunding campaign to ensure the festival goes ahead ends 17 Feb. We need a flock of 600 visionary “early birders” to pledge their tickets by 17 February via this all-or-nothing crowdfunding campaign… If we reach the target, the festival goes ahead – and if the target isn’t reached, everyone automatically gets a refund. We are excited t...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Culture, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay


Splendour in the Grass celebrates 20 years in 2020! That’s twenty years of Splendour road trips, campground kingdoms, old friends, new friends, planning your set times, set time clashes, dashes from one stage to another, hikes up heartbreak hill to the Amphitheatre, meeting mates at the sound desk, late nights, dusty AF mornings but most of all… MUSIC… and all those moments you’ll never forget! Seriously, we have a metric shit ton of #TBTs and #FBFs to get through before the fest so SITG HQ is p...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Culture, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, Splendour

A colourful kimono on a cold and windy day

The blustery weather was absolutely biting, but the colours of this kimono and the late afternoon sun at least offered the suggestion of some warmth.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Religion, Culture

PHOTO: Salto Grande Waterfall in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

The tour guide promised the trail to Salto Grande Waterfall in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park was easy. “Just a 20 minute walk,” he said. As a casual aside, he advised us to take our jackets, as it “might be a little windy up there.” The first 15 minutes were a breeze. A graveled path led through a field of flower-strewn tall grass, with the famous horns of the Cordillera Paine Massif peeking over the top. A stretch of turquoise river came into view and the thunderous... The post PHOTO: ...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Cultural Travel, Torres Del Paine, Torres del Paine National Park, Torres del Paine National Park Chile, Cordillera Paine Massif, Salto Grande Waterfall

Edinburgh in winter – 15 things to do in Edinburgh for culture lovers

Edinburgh is a fantastic city break destination at any time of year, although the guidebooks often tell you to visit in summer for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival or at New Year for Hogmanay. But let’s face it, Scotland’s capital is packed at those times, so if you’d like to enjoy all the top sights and world class culture, but have them pretty much to yourself, I can recommend Edinburgh in winter for a short break. I visited for a couple of days in January and found a fantastic range of thin...
Tags: Travel, Scotland, Activities, Culture, Art and design, Museums, United Kingdom, Edinburgh, Sightseeing, UK & Europe

PHOTO: Lago Nordenskjold Viewpoint in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

What struck me most about Torres del Paine National Park in the Patagonian region of Chile were the colors. Depending upon the angle of the sun, the mountains of the Cordillera Paine Massif range from the deepest black to pale gray, lavender, and Wedgwood blue. As the sun sets, abundant feldspar in the granite flanks reflect iridescent orange patches. Add snowy peaks and grass covered foothills, and the mountains of Torres del Paine become a veritable rocky rainbow. Even the name of the park is ...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Cultural Travel, Patagonian, Torres Del Paine, Torres del Paine National Park, Paine, Wedgwood, Torres del Paine National Park Chile, Cordillera Paine Massif

Announcing 1000 x 1000

So, I had some time to kill in the morning today - I was early for a meeting (to avoid traffic). And while I was whiling away time at a Starbucks, I got reading. And somehow, I stumbled onto this post by one of my favorite twitter users - Visa.  And I was like, Fuck! I want to do this as well. Of course, it would take commitment and I need to think it through and all that but it would be super cool if I did. No? I don't know if I would have time to do it or not. What about making an announceme...
Tags: Travel, Inspiration, People, Culture, Starbucks, Idea, Saurabh, 1000x1000, Oh Faaaaak


This year the Byron Bay Surf Festival (BBSF) is bringing the noise!!! Quite literally in the form of 3 radical nights of music at Byron Bay Brewery! Each night BBSF and Byron Bay Brewery will host a wide range of musical acts. Sunday 16 February Our headliners Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are known for their riotous, energetic live shows which have you moshing, crowd diving and surfing your way in to a sweaty happy pile of love with your best mates!! Their presence described by The Music as “Th...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Australia, Culture, Byron, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, Byron Bay Brewery, Didirri, Byron Bay Brewery Each, Didirri Tay Oskee Fiona Franklin Byron Bay

SPELL Warehouse Sale 5-7 March

Huge reductions on samples, seconds, and past season collections, as well as a range of accessories and jewellery! SPELL Warehouse Sale Thursday 5th March – Saturday 7th March Bangalow A&I Hall (3 Station St, Bangalow) Tickets will be required for this event! Join SPELL’s VIP mailing list to be the first to know when tickets are available. Spell & The Gypsy Collective is a modern-bohemian fashion. Inspired by far-off places, vintage treasures and childhood memories. All garments are proud...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Culture, Byron Bay


Byron Bay Brewery is the home to the Byron Bay Surf Festival (BBSF) 10-Year Anniversary celebrations! One of the biggest days on the BBSF calendar is Saturday Feb 15th when Byron Bay Brewery hosts a totally FREE full day event that is family friendly, for the whole community and in the afternoon as the markets wraps up the fun doesn’t stop as things seamlessly roll into the nights Live Music gigs with headliners Goons of Doom (tickets required)!! Saturday at the Brewery will showcase the tr...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Culture, Byron, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, Northern NSW, Byron Bay Brewery, BBSF, Joel Fitzgerald Deadkooks, Eden Saul Surfers Country, Jun Kurahashi, Matt Yeates Ever, Fallenbrokenstreet, White Horses Magazine, Byron Bay Brewery BBSF

Torres del Paine National Park in Chile – One of the World’s Beautiful Places

Torres del Paine National Park in Chile is one of the world’s beautiful places. The centerpiece of the park is a branch of the Andes mountain range known as the Cordillera del Paine. Located in the southern Patagonian region of the country, the park’s magnificent scenery includes lakes ranging from ultramarine blue to brilliant turquoise, raging waterfalls, deep green valleys, and vast glaciers that cascade down mountainsides. Most awe inspiring are mountains themselves. In geological terms, the...
Tags: Travel, Culture, Chile, Patagonia, Cultural Travel, Andes, Patagonian, Torres Del Paine, Paine National Park, South America Travel, Cordillera del Paine Located, Cordillera Massif

The Science of Fate with Hannah Critchlow

Are we really the masters of our own destiny? What if free will doesn’t exist? What if our lives are largely predetermined, hardwired in our brains – and our choices are not real choices at all? In her new book ‘The Science of Fate: Why Your Future is More Predictable Than You Think’, internationally acclaimed neuroscientist Hannah Critchlow draws vividly from everyday life to illustrate just how much our decisions – from what we eat, to whom we love, to how we vote – are hardwired and predeterm...
Tags: Travel, UK, Featured, News, Culture, University of Cambridge, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, Science Council, Hannah Critchlow, Jonson St Byron Bay Google, Magdalene College University of Cambridge

Anatomy of a Modern Chinese Wedding

My dad once told me that in order to fully understand a culture you need to attend a wedding , a funeral , and a baby shower . Unfortunately our Chinese friends never got that memo, so instead of a well-balanced cultural immersion, we were invited to five (yes, count them…FIVE) weddings in a month. We’ve been to a wedding before and given a brief overview, but we’ve decided to be a little more detailed this time around. Please keep in mind as you read that we are referring to ...
Tags: Travel, China, America, Culture, Beijing, Xinjiang, Chinese Wedding, Beijing Opera

THE WAILERS performing songs from the LEGEND album and other BOB MARLEY classics

February 6th marks the day the legendary Bob Marley was born 75 years ago, and it is with honour and great respect that on this very day Bluesfest announce the great man’s band The Wailers will perform on Sunday April 12 at Bluesfest, Byron Bay. Performing songs from Legend, the best-selling reggae album ever, and the second longest charting album ever on the Billboard Chart, 992 weeks, only surpassed by Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ this performance is sure to be a Bluesfest highlight....
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Australia, Pink Floyd, Culture, Bob, Bob Marley, Festivals & Events, Henry, Wailers, Larkin, Byron Bay, Yola, OAM, Bluesfest

25 Best Cities to Visit in Europe

Attracting over half of the world’s tourists each and every year, Europe is home to some of the most important, impressive and influential cities on Earth. Lying between the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the vast Asian landmass, it relatively small size belies its staggering diversity. Renowned around the world for their age-old historic
Tags: Travel, Europe, Culture, Edinburgh, Dublin, Copenhagen, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea

Things to do in the Cotswolds in winter – our romantic short break

The Cotswolds in winter show a different face of England, with fresh air and countryside walks, gardens that are full of spring promise and cosy places to stay, from luxury country house hotels, to boutique bed and breakfasts. For those seeking a taste of the English countryside, there are endless things to do in the Cotswolds, a region in the west of England with rolling hills and honey stone villages, spread over 800 square miles and five counties. We took a romantic short break to explor...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, England, London, Activities, Nature, Culture, United Kingdom, Sightseeing, Gardens, Active, Cotswolds, Nailsworth, Hiking and walking, UK & Europe, Tetbury Malmsbury

Open Screen No.2 (open mic for filmmakers)

OPEN SCREEN is a non-competitive and inclusive ‘Open Mic Night’ for filmmakers under the stars and out the back of the Byron School of Art in Mullumbimby. This is not a curated night so even we won’t know who or what is on the bill till half an hour before showtime. We aim for a 45 minute program. Open Screen No.2 (open mic for filmmakers) Byron School of Art Thursday, February 20 at 8 PM – 9 PM * All films are no longer than 8 minutes * ALL GENRES including documentary and experimental. * Par...
Tags: Travel, News, Culture, Showtime, Byron School of Art

A vision in concrete: Oscar Niemeyer’s Brazil

As Brasília turns 60, it’s time to reassess the legendary modernist architect on a visit to the Brazilian capital and Rio de JaneiroDuring a brief visit to Rio de Janeiro, taking in Sugar Loaf mountain, Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, and dutifully drinking cool caipirinhas, my heart was really elsewhere – 1,200km inland to Brasília in the central plateau to be precise. It wasn’t sand, samba and rainforests I was after, but clean modernist lines and reinforced concrete laid out on the Cerrado (t...
Tags: Travel, Life and style, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, South America Holidays, Brazil Holidays, Ipanema, Oscar Niemeyer, BRASILIA, Le Corbusier, Niemeyer, Rio de Janeiro holidays, Rio de JaneiroDuring

Byron Bay Surf Festival Freestyle & Stoke Surf Sessions Presented by FUSION HEALTH

The Byron Bay Surf Festival Freestyle & Stoke Surf Sessions are BACK!! (they never left!) Like every year the invitees and freestylin’ shredders alike take to the water for a froth-filled day of waves, laughs and aloha! There is nothing like the feeling of sharing good vibing waves with your mates and strangers alike, and to witness some of the best do their thing is next level! Come witness some of surfings’ most progressive sliders, eccentric gliders and just plain funseekers at Australia’...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Australia, Culture, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, Hawaii California Japan Noosa Sydney

Byron Writers Festival annual membership drive offers best ever prizes!

Byron Writers Festival kicks off its 2020 Membership Drive on 3 February and invites you to join or renew as a member to support the creative arts in regional Australia, with some incredible prizes on offer. Festival Director Edwina Johnson says “We receive less than twenty percent of our revenue from public funding, so the generous support of those who join our ‘festival family’ is vital to enable us to share so many remarkable stories and ideas with our audiences. ‘Membership numbers continu...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Australia, Culture, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, Edwina Johnson

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