What’s on this weekend in Byron Bay! 01-02-03 August 2014

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You might need some downtime to recover from last weekend’s Splendour in the Grass, but if you still have energy to burn – there is plenty going on this weekend in Byron Bay!

The Byron Bay Writers Festival takes place this weekend with lectures, stand up comedy, book launches, debates, pitch events and workshops. There are plenty of events going on outside of the festival too – see http://www.byronbaywritersfestival.com.au/v2/index.php?Itemid=115 for more information.

Also, the Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass Festival is on in Bangalow on Saturday – with plenty of live music, stalls and BBQ cook offs!

On Friday night, Dan Hannaford is at the Northern, Kellie Knight and the Daze are at the Rails, Luke & Sebastian followed by the Triple J’s at the Beachy, Cari Cari at the Buddha Bar and open mic & tapas at Aquarius.

On Saturday, Kyle Lionheart is playing at the Northern, local rocker Diana Anaid at the Rails, DJ Discrow at the Beachy and Inigo at the Buddha Bar.

Local band Potato Potato are also playing a free show at the Treehouse from 7.30pm.

On Sunday, Jesse Pumphrey is at the Northern, Kellie Knight and the Daze from 4.30pm at the Beachy – followed by DJ Captain Kaine at 8pm, and the karaoke world championships at the Buddha Bar from 6pm.

Writers at the Rails celebrates its 22nd anniversary at the Rails at 2pm, with guest Omar Musa – a fantastic hip hop artist and slam poet. Afterwards, Ree Nay will be on at 6.30pm.

The Byron Market is also on Sunday from 10am – with live music from Guy Kachel and Lou Bradley.

Have a great weekend folks! xo

Noriko scores 100% two weeks in a row!!



A huge congratulations to Noriko from Japan, who scored an amazing 100% on her weekly Face to Face test – not once, but TWO weeks in a row!

Well done Noriko, what a fantastic achievement. Here are her classmates Jun from Japan, Eleonora from Italy, Paula and Indira from Brazil, and teacher Katherine celebrating her fantastic results!

Kwanhee returns!

Look who popped in to say hello! Kwanhee Moon, was at Lexis | Byron Bay from January to March this year. He then went to Lexis | Brisbane. We were all pleased to see him and delighted to hear the improvements in his English. He started here as an Elementary student and even simple conversations were difficult for him. Now, he can’t stop talking! Well done Moon. 🙂Moon

Jobs available this week in Byron Bay!!!



Did you spend all your money at Splendour? Here’s our pick of the jobs in this week’s Echo.


THE EATERY – Seeking Experienced Barista, Apprentice Chef, Cleaner and Kitchen Porter (washing up etc). Must be able to commit to 6 months or more. Email CV to julesdevlin@gmail.com

BUSY CHINESE RESTAURANT IN BANGALOW – Seeking experienced and fast waitstaff who are able to work weekends.  Phone 6687 2382

FRENCH SPEAKING WAITSTAFF – Professional and with a good level of English. SMS only (in French) to 0400 947994

TARGA – Seeking Barista, Supervisor, Manager and Chef. Breakfast experience a bonus for the chef position. Forward resume to targabyronbay@gmail.com



BUSY HOLIDAY PARK IN BRUNSWICK HEADS – Requires Amenities Cleaner – Mon-Fri. Average 20 hours per week. Call 6685 1872

AU PAIR/HOUSEKEEPER. In Byron – 4 hours per day in exchange for accommodation, food and wifi. View gumtree ad at http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/suffolk-park/live-in-nannies/au-pair-hosekeeper-nanny-non-smoker-only/1052610070 or phone 0447676458



PART TIME HAIR SALON ASSISTANT – Manik Hair Studio. 16-20 years old. Deliver resume in person to Shop 9, Byron St, Byron Bay.

QUALIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST . For contract work at medi-spa in Mullumbimby. Colon therapy experience an advantage. Email recruitment@mullumsari.com


Welcome to our two new starters at Lexis English | Byron Bay!



We have two new starters today – Jun from Japan and Frederic from Germany! Jun is a trainee chef from Tokyo, and Frederic is half French and half German and lives near Hamburg – he is here to do our English + Surfing programme.

The sun has come out for them today and we’re sure that they will both have a fantastic time!

Graduation at Lexis English | Byron Bay! 25th July 2014

fabiana and micha gradToday we had a very sad graduation ceremony! Micha is leaving after four weeks of studying here – he will be here for an extra week so be prepared to party with him before he goes! He praised the teachers for their enthusiasm, dedication and sense of fun; and also spoke about how much he enjoyed staying in the student house.

And – after six months at Lexis | Byron Bay – Fabiana is leaving us! Fabiana has been the life and soul of Lexis since she has been here – she has been such a vivacious, chatty and uplifting character to have around! We will all really miss her! She will head to Fiji, before returning to travel some of Australia in a van and then going to Bali! She is hoping to also travel South East Asia, Sri Lanka and South Africa before returning home to Brazil. What an adventure! It was an emotional speech from Fabiana, who told us that teacher Julia holds a special place in her heart similar to that of her first ever teacher! She made a beautiful speech and we all blubbed like babies.

Good luck Micha and Fabiana!!