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L'OREAL MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL (10-17 MARCH 2011): There will be two great occasions at this year’s L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF) to see the best.
PERTH INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL: The Perth International Arts Festival kicks off this Friday for 24 days of playfulness around the city.
ST KILDA FESTIVAL: Get out and support Melbourne's great live music scene as the St Kilda Festival brings some of the best venues, most inspiring new bands and great entertainment together in a showcase of of our great local arts culture.
SYDNEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: We want to draw out the timelessness of Shakespeare’s plays and the beautiful writing. We want people who thought Shakespeare wasn’t for them to have an absolute revelation when they come and see it, Baz says. ‘That, oh my god, I don’t know why I didn’t like it at school. It’s wonderful and it’s really good to watch.’
ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE: The low key silver domed rooves and open plaza of the Adelaide Festival Centre disguise just how much goes on within. Since it first began in the early 70s the Festival Centre has been a hub for the arts in the city. For CEO and Artistic Director Douglas Gautier, running the centre is a labour of love.
The Thredbo Blues Festival, this year featuring Geoff Achison’s Classically Blue, Blue Heat, Jeff Lang, Christina Crofts, Gail Page and Abbie Cardwell amongst the 21 bands performing takes place this weekend. Around 3,000-5,000 people are expected to this boutique music festival with options for day, evening or weekend ticket passes.
SYDNEY FESTIVAL: The importance of neighbours and the significance of home are explored in this work of collaborative storytelling.
SYDNEY FESTIVAL: The Australian Chamber Orchestra and Sydney Dance Company perform in the latest addition to the festival’s outdoor program.
MIDSUMMA: Melbourne’s annual gay and lesbian cultural festival is spreading its influence far beyond the confines of the inner city.
SYDNEY FESTIVAL: Vampires, ghosts and Chinese history will feature in the upcoming performances by world-renowned ensemble Kronos Quartet.
QUEENSCLIFF MUSIC FESTIVAL: There’ll be barbeques going backstage, international and local bands playing at 13 different venues including on a steam train, circus workshops for the kids, markets and a lot of people staying in tents as the 14th Queenscliff Music Festival takes over the town at the end of the month.
ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL: Guitar virtuoso Slava Grigoryan is overseeing a more intimate festival in his first year as Artistic Director.
SYDNEY FESTIVAL: John Malkovich, Paul Kelly, Philip Glass, and Emmylou Harris are among the hundreds of artists performing in Sydney this January.
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: 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.
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