The world’s biggest Fringe Festival is back for yet another year and the line up of acts is endless! Kicking off August 3, Edinburgh Festival is offering up a gigantic serving of arts and entertainment, and if you’re lucky enough to be making your way over you’re probably already scrambling to get your ‘Must See,’ list in order. With artists from all over the world in attendance there’s no shortage in choice, but to make your life a little easier we’ve found some home-grown talent to get you started. Here are four Aussie acts not to miss:... Read More | Share it now!
If you like your music and are looking for a book that celebrates LGBTQI legends then 50 Queer Music Icons is the one for you. This is the first book from former Presets manager, Will Larnach-Jones. It was recently launched at APRA’s headquarters in Sydney. The AU’s Natalie Salvo brings you the five things you need to know about this exciting new title.... Read More | Share it now!
In need of an arts fix now that Vivid and Dark Mofo are coming to an end*? The rest of the month still has plenty in store. Iconic art exhbitions, dramatic operas, eye opening musicals and curious burlesque… the rest of June is overflowing with artistic highs. Here are five events around Australia this month not to miss!... Read More | Share it now!
Ever wondered what it’s like to be the most talked about person in Australia? How to go about becoming a social media sensation? Or what women who work in scientific professions really feel about gender balance? These are just some of the things pondered by some of Australia’s leading minds, all of whom are appearing at TEDxSydney this month.... Read More | Share it now!
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival is upon us for another year – from June 8th through until June 23rd, Ali McGregor‘s latest program is set to bring some revered international names together with some of Australia’s brightest musical and theatrical talent for some truly indulgent, entertaining nights out.... Read More | Share it now!
Our five titles this month are heavily US-centric, with novels set in Louisiana, California and Virginia. There’s also a weighty piece of Australian historical fiction to get your teeth into as well. We’re also featuring the new book length poem from Native American poet Tommy Pico, who is one of my favourite poets working at the moment.... Read More | Share it now!
Vivid Sydney is coming to town and this means our city will be adorned with colourful light displays. This festival also comes with a host of wonderful shows, especially those talks and events that fall under the Vivid Ideas banner. The AU Review have put together our top 5 must see Vivid Ideas events.... Read More | Share it now!
Recently I had the privilege of an intimate tour of Curious Affection, Patricia Piccinini’s new show that opened on Friday 23rd at GOMA, lead by the artist herself. It felt like our small group of rag-tag journalists and media types were transformed into pilgrims being lead by a Sage on a spiritual journey through which could only be described as a very moving insight into not only what is it is to be human but what is the matrix of life.... Read More | Share it now!