Putting soul into the Bay

TRAFFIC STOPPERS: Debra Crossing and Amber Light aka The Lollipop Ladies from the Roundabout Theatre stop traffic at Soul Street celebrations in Byron Bay
TRAFFIC STOPPERS: Debra Crossing and Amber Light aka The Lollipop Ladies from the Roundabout Theatre stop traffic at Soul Street celebrations in Byron Bay Megan Kinninment

BYRON Bay's Jonson Street was transformed into a festival site last night for the second "Soul Street" NYE celebrations.

The road was closed to traffic from Railway Park up to the roundabout at Lawson Street and given over to market stalls, roving street performers and a main stage while Railway Park was filled with more craft stalls and children's jumping castle and mini circus.

This is the second year for Soul Street, initiated by the Byron Bay Community Centre and supported by Byron Shire Council as part of its Safe Summer in the Bay plan to create a safe and family-friendly atmosphere in the town on New Year's Eve.

Selling dream catchers and crystals, stallholder Summer from Summer's Dreaming said the night was a success on NYE 2013.

"Last year it was awesome. The whole street became a children's festival and the place was alive and dancing," she said.

"I wish they would do the same at Easter."

Summer from
Summer from "Summer’s Dreaming" craft stall in Railway Park at Soul Street NYE celebrations in Byron Bay

 

Rainbow Freezie stall holder, Peter Barton, serves French travellers Nina Sanchez and Sidney Pons at Soul Street.
Rainbow Freezie stall holder, Peter Barton, serves French travellers Nina Sanchez and Sidney Pons at Soul Street.


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