Andy Suckling, CEO of The Copyright Agency discusses the Cultural Fund and bringing Indigenous stories to the classroom

Earlier this year it was announced that The Copyright Agency was to team up with remote publishing house Magabala Books, and the Australian Literary Educators Association to devise a series of specially created teaching resources for 15 Indigenous stories; which would then be made available to teachers via the Reading Australia website.... Read More | Share it now!

5 risqué acts to see at the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

There’s all manner of comedy at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, from theatre, to stand up to improv. We have already put together a bunch of great shows you go and see already. Some people like to go all out and either shock, deal with subjects that push the edge, or simply provide thought-provoking stuff that pushes what comedy can be (which in effect could be anything, really).... Read More | Share it now!

Over 1000 events nationwide announced for the 2017 Australian Heritage Festival

Thanks to the National Trust, over 1000 events have been announced to showcase throughout the Australian Heritage Festival this year. The event, which is the larger and longest running festival celebrating Australia’s natural, historic Indigenous and multicultural heritage, is presenting yet another dynamic program of productions across its five week run from April 18th.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Chimerica delivers on high visual and performance quality (at Roslyn Packer Theatre until April 1st)

Beginning in 1989, Chimerica brings us Joe Schofield, an American Photojournalist stationed in Beijing. Sitting in his hotel room during the Tiananmen protests, he manages to snap the all-famous photograph of Tank Man – a young student standing defiantly in the way of a line of tanks. Fast forward to 2012 and Joe, now back in New York, is faded and hungry to resurrect and rediscover himself. After a tip-off that the Tank Man may still be alive – and even living in New York – he risks everything to track him down and crack the story.... Read More | Share it now!

Top 5 Aussie and Top 5 International Acts to see at the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Oh yes, people! It’s that time of year again where Melbourne becomes a haven for the utterly hilarious and outrageous. We thought we’d help you out with five Aussie and international acts to see at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The programme is a cracking one but here’s our input to help make your decision making a little easier.... Read More | Share it now!

Adelaide Fringe Review: Kevin Quantum: Illuminations is a whirl of entertaining magic. (10.3.17)

It’s not every day you get to see a magician live on stage who has been mentored by the best in the world, Penn and TellerKevin Quantum, AKA Kevin McMahon, was a regular guy once, a scientist in fact, but in the mid-2000s, a popular reality TV show called Faking It saw him chosen to be trained in a job completely opposite to the one he already had. The rest is pretty much history and over the last 10 years, he has developed his craft and toured the world wowing audiences night after night as a magician-scientist hybrid.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Diary of a Wombat at Monkey Baa Theatre brings the Australian classic to wonderful puppet life

Diary of a Wombat is an Australian classic. I doubt there’s an Aussie kid born after 2002 who hasn’t read the charming picture book, or had it read to them! The story follows a rather rotund and determined wombat called Mothball who causes all sorts of trouble for a couple of humans after she discovers that she can get delicious carrots out of them!... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: Lindy West’s Shrill will make you laugh, cry, rage and feel jubilant at her uncompromising prose

Lindy West was one of the highlights from this year’s All About Women festival at the Sydney Opera House. So it is unsurprising that this Guardian columnist and Jezebel blogger’s book, Shrill – Notes From A Loud Woman is funny, accomplished and excellent. West’s book is ultimately a hybrid between memoir, with personal anecdotes, and essays, where she writes about important issues and uncomfortable truths in a compelling and articulate way.... Read More | Share it now!