Zoe Daniel Reporting from Trumpland – Q&A with Kerry O’Brien presented by ABC Friends Northern Rivers

Zoe Daniel Reporting from Trumpland - A Q&A with Kerry O’Brien presented by ABC Friends Northern Rivers at Byron Theatre

 

Zoe Daniel Reporting from Trumpland - A Q&A with Kerry O’Brien presented by ABC Friends Northern Rivers at Byron Theatre

 

Sponsored by ABC Friends Northern Rivers, this event at Byron Theatre will feature a Q&A between local broadcaster Kerry O’Brien and former ABC colleague Zoe Daniel.

Zoe worked as a cadet for the ABC in the Northern Rivers Region before taking up her first appointment in Adelaide in 1993. She was the ABC’s foreign correspondent in Africa from 2005-2007 and South East Asian correspondent from 2009-2013.

Zoe has recently returned to Australia from the USA where she was the ABC’s Washington correspondent from December 2015. Her posting coincided with the Presidential campaign and subsequent election of Donald Trump. In mid-February 2021, Zoe will publish her second book, Trumpland, that draws upon her direct personal experience of the Trump era.

Following the Q&A, there will be an opportunity to take questions from the audience and at the end of the session, between 3.30pm and 4.00pm, Zoe will be on hand to sign copies of Trumpland, supplied for purchase in the theatre by The Book Room at Byron.

Trumpland - Book: Zoe Daniel Reporting from Trumpland - A Q&A with Kerry O’Brien presented by ABC Friends Northern Rivers at Byron Theatre

Please Note: This event is live in the theatre.

This is a Covidsafe event, therefore we will be operating at restricted capacity with social distancing measures in place.
For the health & safety of all, signage & sanitising stations are set up throughout the venue. We ask that you adhere to all covid guidelines while attending the theatre.

 The Byron Theatre and Community Centre is a registered CovidSafe business.

N.B. Subject to availability, E-Tickets can now be purchased online up to the event start time to avoid unnecessary queues at the box office.
1.00pm – Venue doors open / Box Office sales open / Events Bar open
1.30pm – Theatre doors open
2.00pm – Zoe Daniel Reporting from Trumpland
3.30pm – Book Sales & Signing
4.00pm – Event concludes (no interval)

Kiss the Ground – Screening & Panel Discussion presented by RePlant Byron

Kiss the Ground - Screening & Panel Discussion presented by RePlant Byron at Byron Theatre

Kiss the Ground - Screening & Panel Discussion presented by RePlant Byron at Byron Theatre

Kiss the Ground

Narrated by Woody Harrelson

Kiss the Ground is a highly-acclaimed documentary that explores regenerative agriculture as a solution to the Earth’s climate crisis. It’s a film everyone should see for its message of hope and its common sense approach.

The film will be presented by RePlant Byron, a project of Zero Emissions Byron, for one night only, on Monday 7 December at 7pm.
Free entry – booking essential
Gold coin donations on the night will be appreciated to help cover costs.

The screening will be followed by an expert panel led by Damon Gameau of 2040 to discuss regenerative agriculture and food security in Byron Shire.

Kiss the Ground provides on the ground solutions that any farmer anywhere in the world can put into practice and start reaping the benefits. Regenerative agriculture builds healthy soil that draws down and stores carbon, right where it belongs. It offers protection against flood and drought, reduces fire hazards, protects communities. Importantly, it reconnects humanity and nature.

RePlant Byron is a project of Zero Emissions Byron.
With other planting groups and private landholders, RePlant Byron aims to reforest a substantial portion of Byron Shire through native tree plantings to restore habitat and to help drawdown carbon.

 

Please Note: This event is live in the theatre.

This is a Covidsafe event, therefore we will be operating at restricted capacity with social distancing measures in place.
We strongly encourage you to book 2 or more seats with friends, so there are fewer empty spaces and more people can enjoy the show.

For the health & safety of all, signage & sanitising stations are set up throughout the venue. We ask that you adhere to all covid guidelines while attending the theatre.

 The Byron Theatre and Community Centre is a registered CovidSafe business.

N.B. Subject to availability, E-Tickets can now be booked online up to the event start time to avoid unnecessary queues at the box office.
6.00pm – Venue doors open / Box Office sales open / Events Bar open
6.30pm – Theatre doors open
7.00pm – Kiss the Ground Screening followed by Panel Discussion
9.30pm – Event concludes (no interval)

Thank You Mother – A surfing film by Ishka Folkwell and Torren Martyn presented by Needessentials

Thank You Mother - A surfing film by Ishka Folkwell and Torren Martyn presented by Needessentials at Byron Theatre

Thank You Mother - A surfing film by Ishka Folkwell and Torren Martyn presented by Needessentials at Byron Theatre

2 Screenings: 6:30pm & 8:30pm

Thank You Mother is a cinematic journey of surfing, simplicity and appreciation. It is a film that isn’t afraid to be beautiful, stylish and sincere. Produced by Torren Martyn and Ishka Folkwell with an original soundtrack by Nick Bampton. Thank You Mother is narrated by award winning Australian film maker and life-long simplist Albert Falzon, who made the seminal 1970 surf film Morning of the Earth.

Thank You Mother began as a story about the act of creating a surfboard and the art of riding one. Exploring the connection between the Byron based duo, surfer Torren Martyn and his friend, mentor and surfboard shaper Simon Jones of ‘Morning of the Earth Surfboards’. This naturally led to the doorstep of another friend and mentor, Albert Falzon and the film became more about connection, creativity and friendship, about surfing, being happy, and living simply.

Shot on location in South Africa, Indonesia and Australia, Ishka Folkwell’s original and artful approach to film making captures something of the essence of these places, bringing them to life on screen. Nick Bamptons original musical score was composed for the film, so as Torren Martyn glides with style and power, carving beautiful lines into clean walls, the music echoes the mood and rhythm of his movements perfectly. Perhaps the most powerful element of this creative collaboration between surfers, shapers, filmmakers and musicians is the truth and beauty of Albert Falzons reflections on life. With humility and charisma he offers viewers the keys to a life of contentment, explaining that happiness comes not from having more or being the best, but from having good friends and being kind. Thank You Mother is a film that celebrates appreciation of the simple things and stays with viewers long after they have watched it.

Thank You Mother is a celebration of surfing, nature, friendship and kindness.

In the spirit of sharing and protecting nature 50% of the profits will be passed on to seedmob.org.au to help indigenous youth project country.

4.30pm – Internet sales close
5.30pm – Venue doors open / Box Office sales open / Events Bar open
6.10pm – Theatre doors open
6.30pm – Thank You Mother
8.00pm – Event concludes

Open Air presented by Grayson Cooke & Emma Walker

Open Air presented by Grayson Cooke & Emma Walker at Byron Theatre

Open Air presented by Grayson Cooke & Emma Walker at Byron Theatre

Open Air is a film by media artist Grayson Cooke, a visual-music setting of the 2013 album Open by Australian cult band The Necks.

It is also a form of creative earth imaging; it combines time-lapse Landsat satellite imagery of Australia, with aerial macro-photography of the paintings and processes of Australian painter Emma Walker. Together, these two vastly different forms of aerial earth imaging combine to produce a complex picture of a changing planet.

Following the film screening there will be a Q&A hosted by Peter Wood, Arts Northern Rivers Executive Director.

For more information got to http://www.graysoncooke.com/works/openair

5.30pm – Online sales close
6.30pm – Venue doors open | Box Office sales open | Event Bar open
7.15pm – Theatre doors open
7.30pm – Open Air
9.30pm – Event concludes (No interval)

South In Self Exile presented by Jack Bailey

South In Self Exile presented by Jack Bailey at Byron Theatre

South In Self Exile presented by Jack Bailey at Byron Theatre

Produced and Directed by landscape artist, Jack Bailey, South In Self Exile is an abstract visual and sonic essay, recorded during a six week journey traversing South America’s broken spine. From the southern reaches of Chilean Patagonia, to Northern Argentina’s vast desert plains, this cinematic meditation takes the participant through the wormhole into an alternate vantage point on the interface between man and his manifested milieu.

Disconnect from the demented devices that exist to exert ever increasing increments of influence through the dis-ease of distraction… force-feeding mass-produced misinformation. Lift your head beyond your lap and witness the unfiltered wonder of the natural world.

“The more time we spend removed from the mediocrity of society, the less we depend upon it.”

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.

Original synthematic score by Vinnie Laduce.

All proceeds go back to the land.

5.00pm – Internet Sales close
6.00pm – Venue doors open | Box Office sales open | Venue Bar open
6.40pm – Theatre doors open
7.00pm – South In Self Exile
8.00pm – Event concludes

Murder on the Reef – Documentary + Q&A presented by AESA Films

Murder on the Reef - Documentary + Q&A presented by AESA Films at Byron Theatre

Murder on the Reef - Documentary + Q&A presented by AESA Films at Byron Theatre

There’s no more pressing agenda in global politics right now than climate change and the environment. Yet despite the endless talk about whether or not climate change is real, one of the world’s most breathtaking natural wonders and destination hub for millions of tourists each year, the Great Barrier Reef – is being brought to its knees.

In his documentary, Murder on the Reef, ex-Chernobyl scientist Dr Allen Dobrovolsky takes us on a compelling journey into the heart of the issue, as he meets with the everyday people and communities who rely on the reef. Speaking with scientists, indigenous leaders, local politicians, tourism operators and mining contractors, Allen discovers a lack of unity between these groups as the underlying cause preventing effective action being taken to restore the reef.

This is a film about nature – human nature – and its flawed tendency to greed over good, conflict over unification, complacency over action. It reveals how brawling on land has never worked. And above all, it raises urgent questions about how we turn the tide.

A Q&A with the filmmakers, Tamara Smith MP, local members and reef scientists will follow the screening.

10% of proceeds are going to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

4.30pm – Internet Sales close
5.30pm – Venue doors open | Box Office sales open | Venue Bar open
6.10pm – Theatre doors open
6.30pm – Murder on the Reef + Q&A
8.30pm – Event concludes