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MSO: The climactic concert in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s massive Beethoven festival was the epic Ninth Symphony, delivered as the great composer would have wished.
From pitch-black Irish comedies to charming Australian documentaries, this year’s festival offers up a feast of concise cinema.
SYDNEY FESTIVAL: A striking new dance theatre work about animality, human nature, sex and power.
Kneehigh Theatre’s interpretation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale is a highlight of this year’s festival.
SYDNEY FESTIVAL: This enticing nocturnal world of sound and light is a playful and enchanting Festival experience for all ages.
SYDNEY FESTIVAL: Fleur Elise Noble’s new theatre production favours drawing, animation and puppetry over traditional performance.
QUEENSCLIFF MUSIC FESTIVAL: A celebration of the Australian music scene, despite some international acts (see Kaki Kee) the 2010 Queenscliff Music festival commemorated the collective Australian experience of friendship forged over spilt beers in soaken pubs to sounds of Men and Work, Hunters and Collectors and John Williamson (ok, so maybe he doesn’t get played at the pub that much but you catch
BECK'S FESTIVAL BAR: The groups that were to take us over the surf break and swiftly into psychedelic 60s heaven at the Beck’s Festival Bar last Saturday were an unlikely concoction of Cambodian psychedelic vocals, guitar heavy surf music and emerging instrumental.
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL: It has just turned midnight on the 10th of October 2010. 10/10/10. On The Forum’s stage are eight drummers all facing inwards on two of the core members of Boredoms.
BECK'S FESTIVAL BAR: Sage Francis, while a great rapper, isn’t like his Hip Hop contemporaries. He sits somewhere slightly to the left; disenfranchised youth in one hand and a sense of social justice in the other.
MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL: Comedian Micah D. Higbed is staging a free show during this year’s festival.
BYRON BAY WRITERS FESTIVAL: A Writers Festival is a wondrous thing. A feast of fodder for the brain and so many opportunities to learn, glean, learn again and write down those notes, tips and hints that may afford the fledgling writer their own opportunity to shine.
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL: The international programs of the MIAF, include a very good diverse selection of styles, stories and innovation; from painted thoughts, epic stop animation and some great digital work.
ACMI: Little Big Shots is a film festival for children between 2 and 18 years of age. The festival is intended for kids, by kids and it is about kids.
EMERGING WRITERS FESTIVAL: The world is weighed down with stories of the hundreds of manuscripts piling up on editors desk, the seeming impossibility of getting your beloved work in print. Little wonder then that The Pitch one of the Special Events at the Town Hall for Melbourne’s Emerging Writers’ Festival was a full house.
EMERGING WRITERS FESTIVAL: WORDSTOCK The premise of the evening was that a group of writers and performers would each be given a different ACDC song to interpret and rework, resulting in unique translations of this much loved band’s back catalogue.
SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL: The sound of the incomparable Spanish accent, quirky offbeat humour and the smell of black tobacco cigarettes,(OK, maybe not cigarettes) brought over for audiences to enjoy far from the Iberian peninsula via some pretty amasing films by the 13th Annual Spanish Film Festival.
The AUDI German Film Festival is set to hit our shores for yet another year’s selection of the latest, most admired German films.
EXHIBITION PARK: Held every Easter in Canberra since 1993, the National Folk Festival is a four day and five night celebrations of all things quirky, freaky and pure folky.
THE FLIP ART FESTIVAL, CANBERRA: The festival comprised of innovative and exciting acts from internationally renowned and highly talented artists.
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