Singer-songwriter Ralph McTell Street Theatre, Canberra City Saturday 10 February 2024 as part of a national tour
At the age of 22, Ralph McTell wrote
Streets of London, a song which has arguably been covered more than any other in modern history and launched a career which is still going strong more than half a century later. But it nearly didn’t happen.
Richard spoke to Ralph McTell via Zoom from his home in London. The recording of Streets of London is from the 1975 best-selling LP, Streets. Continue Reading “Ralph McTell – Streets at The Street”
Allen & Unwin, Australia, 2023 Cover design Alissa Dinallo Cover images from Shutterstock
What a clever book this is! The story of a young woman’s affair with an older married man is told in the first person by Hera.
Madeleine Gray talks to Barbie about Green Dot Continue Reading “Madeleine Gray – Green Dot“
Raglan Gallery, Cooma NSW Until 3 December Open Wednesday to Sunday 10.30am to 3.30pm
Philip Miles presents paintings of the bush after fire has gone through, along with snowscapes and the Monaro region.
Continue Reading “Philip Miles – Fire and Ice: some Australian landscapes“
Smooth Ops Canberra Southern Cross Club 8pm, 23 March 2024
This James Bond tribute concert will feature a ten-piece ensemble along with costumed dancers and will cover every James Bond film theme.
Wesley Uniting Church Forest ACT 5pm 12 November 2023
This is the first in a series of cross-arts concerts mixing Early Music with presentations from a wide variety of non-musical disciplines.
Barbie spoke to Apeiron’s John Ma and poet Penelope Layland Continue Reading “Apeiron Baroque and Poetry”
Nowra Library 10 Berry Street, Nowra NSW Saturday 25 November 2023 1pm to 2.30pm
BookFest is an opportunity for South Coast authors and illustrators to showcase their published work. The presenters will speed share their books followed by an audience Q and A, then booksales and signings.
Continue Reading “BookFest Nowra”
Palace Electric Canberra From Thursday 19 October 2023 Thriller, French with English subtitles 123 mins, rated MA15+
The Origin of Evil (
L’Origine du Mal) was shown in the 2023 Alliance Française French Film Festival. It is billed as ‘wickedly funny’, though we found it to be wickedly clever and not funny at all. Continue Reading “The Origin of Evil – film review”
Greenaway Studio 2pm Sunday 22 October 2023 For venue details, register at https://sallygreenaway.com.au/piano
Curated specially for the enjoyment of piano enthusiasts,
Piano Music For Discoverers (vol . 1) is a limited edition collection of 12 original compositions for piano by Australian composer Sally Greenaway. Continue Reading “Sally Greenaway: Piano Music For Discoverers book launch”
Kyeema Gallery, Hall ACT Until 22 October 2023
Much loved and highly awarded Canberra artist Isla Patterson tells us that this will probably be her last solo exhibition and so this is a very good reason not to miss it.
Barbie visited Kyeema Gallery to talk to Isla Patterson about Country Vistas Continue Reading “Isla Patterson – Country Vistas”
Llewellyn Hall, ANU 7pm Thursday 5 October 2023
The Berlin-based Vision String Quartet formed in 2012 and this tour is its Australian debut. The musicians perform from memory.
Richard spoke to Vision String Quartet’s cellist, Leonard Disselhorst Continue Reading “Muscia Viva – Vision String Quartet”
The Courtroom 101 Yass Street Gunning NSW 2pm, 29 October 2023 A Gunning Arts Festival event
The Kelpies present a lively modern take on traditional Celtic music which combines pipes, flute, guitar, and percussion with intricate harmonies and driving rhythms.
Continue Reading “Gunning Focus Group – Mad Kelpie Playdate”
How Trumpism changed Australia and the shocking consequences for us of a second term Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2023
Australia’s location means that the first thing we often hear or see in the morning is about what happened overnight in US politics. And it likely includes the word Trump.
Richard spoke to Bruce Wolpe about Trump’s Australia Continue Reading “Bruce Wolpe – Trump’s Australia”
Suki and Hugh Gallery 38A Gibraltar Street Bungendore NSW Until 2 September 2023 Open Friday and Monday 10am to 2pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm, closed public holidays
Through detailed and delicate watercolour illustrations, Sharon Field paints a narrative that tells of the intricate relationships and the vibrant life of trees.
Barbie spoke to Sharon Field about On Trees Continue Reading “Sharon Field – On Trees”
Directed by Dainna Nixon Yass Memorial Hall 22 September 2023 at 7.30pm Cobargo School of Arts 23 September 2023 at 2pm The Twyford Merimbula 23 September 2023 at 7.30pm Lanyon Homestead, Tharwa (as part of Floriade 2023) 24 September at 4pm NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
Dianna Nixon discovered Millicent Armstrong in 2016 and started learning her story and reading her plays.
Continue Reading “Music Theatre Projects – Drought and other Plays by Millicent Armstrong”
Immortal Bach All Saints Church, Cowper Street, Ainslie 6pm Saturday 16 September 2023
The concert will include the motets
Lobet Dem Herrn; Jesu Meine Freude; Komm, Jesu, Komm, and Der Geist Hilft, and the moving final double chorus from Bach’s St Matthew Passion. Continue Reading “Canberra Choral Society and Luminescence Children’s Choir”