It’s the weekend! May 24th-26th

Weekend

WEATHER

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SURF

Surf

HAPPY TRAVELS & BYRON BAY TOURING COMPANY

See Dearne or Mark  to sign up for the weekend trips! They will be in the student lounge Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 12pm til 3pm.

Saturday:

(Top secret) Beach & Waterfall Tour – $25

Sunday: 

Kayaking with dolphins – $65

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GIGS

Friday
7:00pm Ragga Jump @ Railway Hotel
 8:00pm Hands Like Houses, Young Lions & Wharves @ Hotel Great Northern
 6:00pm Nick Cunningham + Guests @ Byron Bay Brewery
 7:00pm Beja Meek @ Treehouse
 7:30pm Sacred Earth – Live in Concert @ Byron Theatre
 8:00pm Ball Park Music @ Beach Hotel
 9:00pm Live DJs @ Woody’s Surf Shack – Upstairs
Saturday
 6:00pm Devils Kiosk @ Railway Hotel
 7:00pm Pacific Avenue, Port Royal & Flora Link @ Hotel Great Northern
 7:00pm 2040 (free screening for students) @ Palace Cinemas
 5:00pm DJ Longtime @ Beach Hotel
 5:00pm DJ Just Sayin’ @ Beach Hotel
 6:00pm Coco Republic @ Byron Bay Brewery
 6:00pm Acoustic Gypsy Jazz with Ben Julian @ Foxy Luu’s
 7:00pm Christian Patey @ Treehouse
 8:00pm The SIDEMEN @ Byron Theatre
Sunday
 8:00pm Jesse Pumphrey @ Hotel Great Northern
 7:00pm Hell & Whiskey @ Railway Hotel
 12:00pm Sunday Session DJs Vinnie LaDuce & Jez Vegas @ Treehouse
 3:00pm Subsonic Launch Party @ Byron Bay Brewery
 3:00pm Gauguin in Tahiti: Paradise Lost – Art On Screen @ Byron Theatre
 4:30pm Lisa Hunt @ Beach Hotel
 8:00pm DJ My Happy Place @ Beach Hotel

MARKETS

ByronBay-Markets

FRI | 7-11am Mullumbimby

SAT | 8-11am Bangalow
SAT | 8am-1pm Uki
SAT | 8.30am-12pm Blue Knob Gallery 
SAT | 8.30am-11am Lismore Markets

SAT | Evans Head
SAT | Wilson Creek

SUN | Bangalow
SUN | Nimbin
SUN | Murwillumbah Showground

 

CINEMA

Palace cinemaFriday 24 May

Saturday 25th May

Sunday 26th May

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Friday 25th May
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Saturday 25th May
11:00am The Chaperone
12:50pm Gloria Bell
2:50pm   Top End Wedding
5:00pm   Avengers: Endgame
8:15pm   Top End Wedding
Sunday 26th May
10:45am The Chaperone
12:50pm Gloria Bell
2:45 pm Top End Wedding
5:00pm Avengers: Endgame
8:15pm Top End Wedding
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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

It’s the Weekend! Feb 1-3

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WEATHER

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SURF 

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GIGS

FRIDAY 1

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, NICK NUISANCE & THE DELINQUENTS, 100, KIMONO DRAG QUEENS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 7PM DENNIS WILSON
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 9.30PM, THE SUPERLOVE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM MAPSTONE WITH YOYO TUKI AND LADI ABUNDANCE, 8PM HOWL FEST HOSTED BY HOWL & MOAN RECORDS W/ DICKLORD + THE LONESOMES + PERVE ENDING + THE CASSOWARYS + FLOAT THERAPY
LOCURA, BYRON BAY, 5PM MICHAEL ZIETARA AND SIMON BIRD
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 6PM ZAK KAOZ
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 7.30PM CARL THE BARTENDER
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE MUSIC & DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS

 

SATURDAY 2

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, THE PINHEADS + WASH GEE TEE
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 7PM GOODRICH
BYRON BAY BREWERY 5PM NIGHT OF THE SHE-WOLF 2 W/ NICOLE TROPHY & BAND + TIM’S BIG DAY OUT + DEMI CASHA + TOM’S DAUGHTER + LOU MAY
BYRON THEATRE 6PM, HARMONIC SPACES 2019 PRESENTED BY EARTH FREQUENCY FESTIVAL
LOCURA, BYRON BAY, 5PM EVA J, OLI WRIGHT, BENJAMAS AND GUESTS
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 6PM OPEN MIC NIGHT
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 7.30PM JOSH LEE HAMILTON
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS

 

SUNDAY 3

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY JESSE PUMPHREY
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 7PM LOU BRADLEY
BYRON BAY BREWERY 2PM FIONA BOYES & GARY J VINCENT
LOCURA, BYRON BAY, NORMAN J
BYRON COMMUNITY MARKET 10AM MAPSTONE, TIM STOKES, KOBYA, RUSSELL & BAND
BYRON BAY GOLF CLUB 4PM EL SCORCHO
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 5PM MANOA

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

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See Sarah from Happy Travels to sign up for the weekend trips! She will be in the student lounge Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 12pm til 3pm, or you can pop into their store on Jonson Street!

Saturday February 1st

Kayaking with dolphins! $65

Sunday February 2nd

Byron Craft Markets

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Bangalow Farmers Market

Brunswick Heads Markets

Lismore Farmers Market

Byron Artisan Market

Sunday

Byron Bay Markets

Pottsville Beach Markets

Lismore Car Boot Market

 

CINEMA

Friday 01 February

Green Book 9:15 am
Vice 11:45 am
Green Book 2:15 pm
Aquaman 4:45 pm

Saturday 02 February

Green Book 9:00 am
Free Solo 1:45 pm
Vice 3:45 pm
Green Book 6:15 pm
Aquaman 8:45 pm

Sunday 03 February

Storm Boy 10:15 am
Green Book 12:15 pm
Aquaman 2:45 pm
Vice 5:30 pm
Green Book 8:00 pm
Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Morning Surf Lesson! 13 December

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Yesterday, we all hit the beach for our surf lesson! It was quite a windy day but there were still plenty waves to catch 🙂 Our lesson was with Let’s Go Surfing and we started out at their shop first, where everyone got their wetsuits. From there, everyone got fitted to the right long board and we headed off to the beach to begin our lesson!

Once everyone was clear on the basic steps, it was time to hit the waves!

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Keep an eye on the Lexis activity calendar to see when we will have our next surf lesson and be sure to sign up at reception! 🙂

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach

Its the weekend!! 20th – 22nd October

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WEATHER

weather

SURF

surf

GIGS

Friday 20th 

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON ANDREW STOCKDALE
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM THE SWAMPS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 5PM JOCK BARNES 9PM PINK ZINC
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM MARSHALL O’KELL BAND
BYRON THEATRE 7.30PM TOPOLOGY’S TORTURED REMIXES
STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9PM LOCAL DJS 9.30PM LIVE MUSIC
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM LIVE MUSIC
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6.30PM JOSH HAMILTON
BANGALOW BOWLO 7PM SWING JAZZ WITH EMILY
SUN BISTRO, SUNRISE 6PM GREG PETERSON

Saturday 21st 

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON NICK NUISANCE & THE DELINQUENTS, CROCODYLUS, ISRAELI CHICKS, LIQUID FACE
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM ANDY JANS BROWN BAND
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 9PM DJ FONZAIUS
BYRON YOUTH CENTRE 2PM SPIRIT OF THE BAY FUNDRAISER WITH INDIGENOISE, KOOK CARTEL, JEREMY STORM, AMBER, DJS & SILENT DISCO
BYRON ARTISAN MARKET 4PM ESSIE THOMAS
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM DOOLIE
BYRON SERVICES CLUB 8PM GREG BURNS, MATT FORD, MANDY NOLAN
BYRON THEATRE 7.30PM MIKE MCCLENNAN
CLUB BYRON OKTOBERFEST
STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9PMLOCAL DJS 9.30PM LIVE MUSIC
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM DJ NERY
SUN BISTRO, SUNRISE 3PM HUNTER & SMOKE DUO
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6.30PM BLUE M
SUFFOLK PARK HALL 6.30PM BOHEMIAN COWBOYS

Sunday 22nd 

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON KINGSWOOD, THE VANNS, DEAR SEATTLE
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM ROMANIACS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 4.30PM ZED LEPPELIN 8PM DJ LONGTIME
CLARKES BEACH, BYRON 7AM BYRON LIGHTHOUSE RUN
BYRON THEATRE 3.30PM BRILLIANT ARTISTS: SALVATORE ZOFREA & BRUCE GOOLD BYRON GOLF CLUB 2PM LIVE MUSIC
CLUB BYRON OKTOBERFEST

SUN BISTRO, SUNRISE 5PM ARMITAGE

 

MARKETS

FRIDAY

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

 

SATURDAY

Byron Beachside Market

Bangalow Farmers Market

Kingscliff Markets

Lismore Farmers Market

Blue Knob Farmers Market

SUNDAY

Bangalow Market

Nimbin Markets

Murwillumbah Showground Market

PIGHOUSE FLICKS @ Byron Brewery

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Happy Student – Shogo!

18424485_1193577764104026_1473748627_nShogo is 21 and comes from Tokyo Japan. He arrived in Byron Bay in February. While studying Law in Tokyo, he decided to take a break and come to Australia! And we are so glad that he did. Shogo has been a delight to have at school – his smiling face has brought joy to all of us. We are so impressed at how much his confidence has improved since he arrived, from a shy and quiet student to a loud and confident one who has even done a spot of modelling since has been here! He studied at Lexis for 3 months and is now staying local, working in Byron so that he can stay here for another 4 months. I decided to interview Shogo to find out a bit more about his experience here!

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Why did you choose Byron Bay?

I chose to live in Australia for the weather; it is a hot country with beautiful beaches and beautiful people. Also the working holiday visa is much more convenient than visas for the USA or the UK. I chose Byron because I wanted to learn surfing and skateboarding. I have been to Sydney and Gold Coast before, but I thought that the experience there would be similar to Tokyo, busy cities with lots of other Japanese people. I wanted to live somewhere with not so many Japanese people so that I would speak English more.

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What were your weaknesses in English before you came to Australia?

Pronunciation and sentence construction skills. In Japan we learn only grammar and reading, so we can read difficult sentences for studying law etc, but we can’t speak English.  I think I have really improved in those areas since I have been studying here.

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Tell me about your teachers and your classes.

In Japan we only write notes in lessons, no speaking in class at all. We don’t play games or do group work. We just sit on our own and copy down what the teacher writes on the board. Japanese teachers can’t speak English, so they can’t speak to us in English. It is much better at Lexis. I started in Elementary class and graduated in the Intermediate class. I have had 4 teachers here: Georgia, Mel, Adrienne and Michelle. In their lessons we played games, we played a darts game to learn grammar where we had to scrunch paper up and throw it at the target. Talking with a partner is really good, for example every Monday we talk to our partner about what we did at the weekend, I really enjoyed that. We usually talk about our culture, for instance we eat raw fish in Japan, Brazilians play soccer every day, the Swiss eat lots of chocolate. We got to make sushi and eat chocolate and share and learn about other cultures. There are so many students from all round the world.

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What was your favourite activity?

My favourite activity was the slack lining. I had never tried this sport before, but the instructor says it’s good for your health and your mind because you walk along the rope and you need good form to walk and keep your balance.

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Tell me about your accommodation.

I lived in homestay with Yvonne for 3 months while I studied at Lexis. I really enjoyed it; she has 3 children, who are 1, 10 and 17. The youngest girl is a tomboy so every day she is running around the house and riding her bicycle. She always used to ask me to lift her up and she would jump on me, it was so cute. Living with an Australian family really helped me to improve my English, Yvonne really helped me and taught me how to speak English and now I can understand her even when she speaks fast. She taught me lots of slang and native language.

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Afterwards I moved into the onsite accommodation. It is very good because there are so many students in the accommodation who come from different countries and we cook every day together. I can try food from Brazil, Switzerland, and Spain. I want to work in a food company in Japan because I love food culture. Yesterday we made tempura and sushi for everyone and Bruno said he would cook Brazilian food for me too.

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What are your favourite things to do in Byron?

There are so many good beaches in Byron so we can go surfing every day, long boards and short boards. Byron is a small town so we can go anywhere by foot. In a bigger city we would have to be using train or bus but in Byron Bay everything is walking distance. It has good clubs and pubs and then you can walk home. There are so many hippies and tourists; life here is slow and relaxed. Quality of life here is very high I think.

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How difficult is it to get a job in Byron?

I think it is good to get a job, because every restaurant is so busy with tourists and they need lots of help. I have a job at the moment as a dish washer in a local restaurant. I did not want to work in a Japanese restaurant because maybe we would talk in Japanese. I came here to study English so I decided to only apply to local restaurants so that I would speak English all the time and continue to improve. In Lexis we have an English only policy, which is good for learning English. I wanted to continue this outside of school. I handed my resume out in Byron Bay and after 3 days I had a job offer!

What is your most magical moment in Byron?

When I go surfing I sometimes see dolphins, especially in Broken Head and sometimes at the pass. I really enjoyed the Sunday markets and the Easter markets too. I take pictures of Byron and send to my friends back in Japan, they are very jealous because when it is summer here it is winter Japan.

What is your advice for people who have enrolled/ are thinking about enrolling at Lexis Byron Bay?

You should come to Australia if you want to speak English more because in Japan you talk only Japanese. If you want to learn English in Japan it is very hard because we don’t talk English every day. When you study English every day for 2 hours, we talk English every day in Australia 12 or 13 hours with native speakers. I think Australia is a very good country, very good weather, kind people. If you want a vacation or a break you should go to Byron Bay!

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Surf Lesson! August 8

Last week, on Wednesday, we had our 1-hour Surf Lesson. After getting our wetsuits on, carrying the surfboards, walking down to the beach and being taught a few of the basics on the sand, there came a rumble of thunder and crack of lightning over the ocean! The storm was forecast to pass right over Byron Bay, so unfortunately it was not safe to continue our lesson. Not to be put off by this, we rescheduled our lesson for the next week and we went along to learn to surf yesterday afternoon!

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The weather was looking nice and the surf conditions good, so we quickly put on our wetsuits, grabbed the surfboards and walked down to the beach to begin our lesson. Our instructor Katie recapped the basic skills we had learnt last week but not been able to put into practice yet, and we were soon in the water to test them out!

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We caught a few waves to get the feel of being out in the surf, then returned to the sand to learn to most important part – how to stand up. Katie gave us some excellent advice on how to do this, then we were back in the water to try it ourselves.

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The first few times, while still getting used to the feel of being on the surfboard and trying to remember everything we had been taught, resulted in falling off the board almost as soon as getting to our feet! But with a bit more practice and the ongoing support of our instructor, each and every one of us managed to get to our feet and stay standing on the board to ride some small waves.

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It was a lot of fun and all of us are keen to get back out there as soon as possible! Thanks to our wonderful instructor Katie from the team at Let’s Go Surfing for teaching us how to surf!

 

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

It’s the Weekend! April 1-3

 

WEATHER

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SURF

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PIGHOUSE FLICKS CINEMA (at Byron Bay Brewery)

Friday 

How to Be Single 1:45pm

Deadpool 4:00pm

Hail, Caesar! 6:15pm

A Bigger Splash 8:30pm

 

Saturday

African Safari 11:45am

Hail, Caesar! 1:30pm

A Bigger Splash 3:45pm

Deadpool 6:15pm

How to Be Single 8:30pm

 

Sunday 

How to Be Single 1:30pm

African Safari 3:45pm

A Bigger Splash 5:30pm

Deadpool 8:00pm

 

GIG GUIDE

Friday

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL – DONNY LOVE

RAILWAY HOTEL – 7PM BOHEMIAN COWBOYS

BEACH HOTEL – 5PM SCOTT DAY-VEE DUO 9PM FAT ALBERT

BYRON BREWERY – 7PM B TOWN SESSIONS

GINGER PIG – 8PM GROOVE DJ

STICKY WICKET – 9PM LOCAL DJS

WOODY’S SURF SACK – 9PM WALLFLOWER MEADOWS

TREEHOUSE – 7.30PM WARREN EARL BAND

LUSCIOUS – 6PM PALM WINE AMBASSADORS

PIZZA PARADISO – 7PM ELENA B WILLIAMS

 

Saturday

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL- BOOTLEG RASCAL

RAILWAY HOTEL – 7PM THE DEMON DRINK

BEACH HOTEL – 9PM TOM & JARRY DJS

BYRON BREWERY – 7PM TIM HELMY

APEX PARK – 11AM BYRON HARMONY FESTIVAL

RED DEVILS OVAL – 3PM MITCHELL BAMPING FUNDRAISER

BYRON YOGA CENTRE – 10.30AM BECAUSE YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL WITH TONI CHILDS

STICKY WICKET – 9PM NORM DE PLUME & DALE STEPHEN

WOODY’S SURF SHACK – 8PM DJ ADRIAN BRANDELLO

THE BOLT HOLE – 5PM BEETLE JUICE

TREEHOUSE – 7.30PM B-SYDE

PIZZA PARADISO – 7PM THE DETECTIVES

THE FARM – 6.30PM JESSE MORRIS BAND

 

Sunday

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL – JESSE PUMPHREY

RAILWAY HOTEL – 7PM LOUEY HOWELL

BEACH HOTEL – 4.30PM RAGGA JUMP 8PM DJ TAYA

BYRON MARKET – 10AM SUNNY ALASKA, RAKU O’GAIA, ELENA WILLIAMS

BYRON BREWERY – 3PM DJS LEOCH, MAGU & MORE

BYRON GOLF CLUB – 2PM JOCK BARNES

BYRON THEATRE – 3PM THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

GINGER PIG – 3PM SUNDAY SESSIONS

TREEHOUSE – 2PM SUNDAY DJS

 

 

MARKETS

Saturday

Bangalow Farmers Market  

Lismore Farmers Market 

Blue Knob Farmers Market 

Brunswick Heads Markets 

 

Sunday

Byron Bay Community Markets 

Lismore Car Boot 

Pottsville Beach Markets 

 

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Enjoy your weekend! <3

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.