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AWAKENINGS FESTIVAL: The Awakenings Festival is a disability and arts festival that will be bringing its annual buzz to the Wimmera region town of Horsham, about 300km north-west of Melbourne, this week.
SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL: Last Saturday at Currumbin in Queensland was ‘just gorgeous’. The sun was shining the entire day, the sand was white, the sea was blue, and a whole lot of people were getting down to the beach to enjoy the sculpture.
ALICE DESERT FESTIVAL: On the first weekend of the Alice Desert Festival the Main Stage of the Anzac Oval was the venue for the seventh Bush Bands Bash; a unique project that celebrates the music emerging from the NT’s remote communities.
The Brisbane Festival has come a long way since its very early days in the 60s when it was the Warana Festival.
MELBOURNE WRITERS FESTIVAL: New News was a two-day conference on the ‘Future of Journalism’ being held as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival. It’s the brainchild of the Public Interest Journalism Foundation (PIJF) part of the Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University.
MELBOURNE WRITERS FESTIVAL: The last day of the Melbourne Writers Festival, 10 days of talking, listening, and word related creativity is finally coming to a close.
MELBOURNE WRITERS FESTIVAL: Day 9: (Early laughs, fabled waters, and Art Play) The tone was set early on when having introduced her guests Deviny said so how do you like that, have I blown enough smoke up your arses.
MELBOURNE WRITERS FESTIVAL: Friday, Day 8 and the Festival got a bit political for me for some reason. Starting off with Francis Wheen talking Mumbo Jumbo, moving on to The Politics of Performance, Peter Temple talking with Lindsay Tanner then Prof. Ross Garnaut talking to Annabel Crabb, all polished off with an awards night.
MELBOURNE WRITERS FESTIVAL: There can be a lot of sitting and listening to people talking about books at Writers Festivals. Until - three years ago they came up with a new revolutionary idea - walking and listening to people talk about books!
MELBOURNE WRITERS FESTIVAL: With two sessions under my belt for the day already, as lunch approached I was torn between The Politics of History and Joe Bageant In Conversation.
CAIRNS FESTIVAL: There’s a wealth of great artists and people doing things day to day around us.
DARWIN FESTIVAL: ‘En Route’ starts with a text message. You receive instructions on where to meet your guide, who gives you an iPod with 13 specially programmed tracks on it. You then make your way on your own through the city following the instructions sent to your mobile phone telling you where to walk and what to listen to, with the city becoming your show, just for one.
DARWIN FESTIVAL: The Darwin Festival opened last Thursday night under the stars with over 3,000 people enjoying the clear balmy night at a free family concert in the Botanic Gardens featuring Dunganda Street Sounds' debut live performance.
BANGALOW MUSIC FESTIVAL: This weekend the historic village of Bangalow again welcomes the Southern Cross Soloists’Bangalow Music Festival. Over the three days this exclusive annual festival offers up a rich diet of nine concerts bringing together outstanding Australian and international musicians and ensembles.
MELBOURNE WRITERS' FESTIVAL: New Director of the Melbourne Writers Festival Steve Grimwade has spent a great deal of his working life in literary circles.
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN LIVING ARTISTS FESTIVAL: From July 30 to August 22, South Australia’s artists are exhibiting themselves, in a good way. The South Australian Living Artists festival provides an opportunity to showcase the diversity, colour and depth of a record breaking 3,000 participating visual artists.
ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL: Ready for a long weekend at the 'perfect' festival? Just select your favourite accommodation, take in a great meal, add a visit to a winery and stir it all together with a seductively entertaining cabaret Show on the side.
SYDNEY WRITERS' FESTIVAL: Despite rainy weather the Sydney Writers' Festival finished up last Sunday smashing the previous box office taking record. Although attendance numbers are still to be released they are expected to be similar to previous years at around 80,000.
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: Six special movies to see at the SFF.
“Our aim is to expand what the broader community would perceive human rights to be. We want to make people aware that human rights can be relevant to everyone’s everyday life,” director of HRAFF.
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