Quarterly magazine The Lifted Brow is nearing its tenth birthday, after thirty issues dedicated to showcasing young Australian literary and artistic talent. The 30th issue is both a milestone publication for the team, and also a swan song for editors Ellena Savage and Gillian Terzis, who have been with the magazine since its relaunch in 2015.... Read More | Share it now!
At the Australian Booksellers Association Conference in Canberra, the 2016 shortlist for the prestigious Miles Literary Award was announced. With a focus on uniquely Australian identities and struggles, this year’s nominees, including three authors shortlisted for the first time, are in the running for a $60,000 prize.... Read More | Share it now!
As part of a massive growth for the eighth annual Vivid Sydney, the now world famous festival of lights, music, and ideas has been expanded to 23 nights throughout May and June, and it all kicked off last night. Beginning with the traditional lighting of the sails, which this year features Songlines by six renowned Indigenous artists, Vivid once again sprung to life with the assistance of a massive crowd descending upon Circular Quay and exploring the area’s surrounds, which includes seven other precincts across Sydney.... Read More | Share it now!
In his first tour of Australia since 2007, tickets for Billy Crystal’s upcoming appearances around the country have been unsurprisingly flying out the door. So promoters have added two extra shows to his itinerary – one in Sydney on the 13th of July, and the other in Melbourne on the 4th of August.... Read More | Share it now!
Ahead of the its premiere in Sydney on August 19, the first images of the Fawlty Towers – Live On Stage production have been released. A cast that has been hand-picked by Fawlty Towers’ creator John Cleese sees Blazey Best playing the role of Sybil, Syd Brisbane playing Manuel, Aimee Horne playing Holly, and finally, Stephen Hall will be taking on the role of Basil.... Read More | Share it now!
Guam’s Pacific Festival of Arts is back for its 12th year, bringing with it a huge delegate line-up of 60 artists who will be representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait culture. To celebrate the annual event, a pre-departure celebration was held on the 19th of May at Sydney’s International Airport, which marked the first time all 60 delegates had gathered before their venture to Guam.... Read More | Share it now!
At the wrap party for the 12th Sydney Comedy Festival, the winners of this year’s awards were announced, including international acts Daniel Sloss and Ivan Aristeguieta, and festival favourite Frank Woodley. The largest festival yet, the 2016 event boasted some 220 shows, and entertained an estimated 140,000 comedy fans.... Read More | Share it now!