Photographer Simon Griffiths celebrates the humble vessel in his new book Boat (Australia, 2015)

There are few who seem to understand the concept of the coffee table book as well as photographer Simon Griffiths, who today releases Boat – a “celebration of the humble vessel that symbolises escape, trade and travel” – as the press release aptly puts it. The beautifully designed book is one you can judge by its cover, on which sit two beautiful boats and the book’s title – in a fancy typeface, naturally. Yes, this is a book about boats, and really there isn’t much more you need to know about the book than that.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Rent – Hayes Theatre Co, Sydney (Performances to 1st November)

RENT is just one of those musicals that everyone knows. Perhaps it’s due to the success of the film, or perhaps just because it’s story and characters are so resonating, but it has clearly become a mainstay staple in musical theatre 101s. For whatever reason it is also a musical that I had actually never seen performed, so thank-you Hayes Theatre Co for giving me that opportunity and being able to see it for the first time with such an utterly perfect cast.... Read More | Share it now!

Ballet Review: Sleeping Beauty – Russian National Ballet Theatre (Australian Tour)

To me going to the ballet is more than watching a dance performance, it’s about the whole experience of the evening. The dancing is important of course, but there is this feeling- the excited little girls bouncing eagerly around their mothers and the groups of girlfriends (both young and old) all dressed up and walking into the glimmering entrance of the State Theatre… It creates a certain buzz, something that makes you feel just a little bit extra special for that evening. This is definitely the feeling when going to watch The Russian Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty.... Read More | Share it now!