The Song Company In collaboration with Christopher Watson and the Choir of Trinity College, Melbourne – Arvo Pärt: Passio 12- April – 7.30pm St Andrew’s, Brighton 13 April -– 2pm Trinity College Chapel, Parkville, Melbourne Running-time: approximately 75 minutes (no interval)
If you are in Melbourne in the
week leading up to Easter, you have the rare opportunity to enjoy The Song
Company and the Choir of Trinity College.
Fourth Estate, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, Australia 2019
In his Notes for a Novel essay at the end of the year of the beast, written when he was halfway through writing this book, Steven Carroll explains that the Glenroy series was originally intended as a single book but that 20 years on the Glenroy novels now number six. They span 60 years of Australian history but have been produced in no particular order and do not rely on one another as a series from the reader’s point of view.
We attended the full day program on Saturday 23 March (at our own expense) of this wonderful small festival. I use the word ‘small’ In a complimentary way – the festival is just the right size and pace for human beings to enjoy.
What Remains by Michelle Day is an exhibition of two installations that capture fragments of Day’s real and imagined sensory experience of human presence in vacated spaces: what remains of a person when they leave a room.
Artsong Canberra’s next concert for 2019 is a recital by Rebecca Ryan (soprano) and Anthony Smith (piano). Featuring the poignant, transcendental masterpiece ‘Vier Letzte Lieder’ by Richard Strauss, this program explores the many facets of love and life.
Encompassing the first spark of love through to the calm acceptance of death, Rebecca and Anthony also present Schumann’s ‘Frauenliebe und Leben’ and songs by Duparc, Berlioz and Fauré.
The Indigenous Literacy
Foundation is a not-for-profit charity that has gifted over 350,000 culturally appropriate books to more than 280
remote Indigenous communities and service organisations across Australia. Through
the 2019 Great Book Swap program, the Indigenous Literacy
Foundation (ILF) aims to raise $350,000 to gift 35,000 new books for Indigenous
The (finally) current debate about the continuance or cancellation of NAPLAN testing in our schools makes it appropriate that I refer you to Lynne Edward’s excellent short book tackling the subject of testing and teaching, published four years ago.
This collection of tanka verse was
created by Hazel Hall in collaboration with other tanka poets. It is a
sensitive and moving collection which also features the artwork of the late
Robert Tingey, whose diagnosis with Parkinsons Disease inspired the work of his
wife, artist Nancy Tingey, in forming the Painting with Parkinsons
This, the latest of Karen Viggers’ novels, follows the well-deserved international success of The Lightkeeper’s Wife and retains one of its characters in Leon, the park ranger. The title alludes to the other central figure, Miki, home schooled and isolated child of religious parents and now an orphan kept under tight control by her brother Kurt.
Call for entries for the ACT Catchment Groups open art competition 2019
The Space and Spaces exhibition will
open on 11 April in the Canberra Centre overlooking the Canberra Times
fountain. It will continue until 19 April. ASOC is calling for entries – all
are welcome to submit, members and non-members. Information and entry forms are
This is the second of the Lachie Munro
crime fiction books. It is a ripping yarn with a larrikin voice and full of
larrikin characters. Whilst it would not do to trivialise the sorts of crimes
Andy Muir deals with – gang violence, drug and pharmaceutical trafficking and
general skullduggery, it is nevertheless true to say that this is a lightly
told story full of wry humour and astute commentary on modern society.
ANCA Gallery 20 March – 7 April 2019 Opening 6pm Wed 20 March – all welcome
What Remains, by Michelle Day is an exhibition of two installations that capture fragments of Day’s real and imagined sensory experience of human presence in vacated spaces: what remains of a person when they leave a room. Day’s exhibition consists of a series of small sensory objects that viewers can peer into to discover illusory spaces of texture, movement, light and smell.