Ralph McTell – Streets at The Street

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.
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The Origin of Evil – film review

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.

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Sally Greenaway: Piano Music For Discoverers book launch

Greenaway Studio
2pm Sunday 22 October 2023

For venue details, register at

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. 

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Isla Patterson – Country Vistas

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
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Bruce Wolpe – Trump’s Australia

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
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Sharon Field – On Trees

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
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Music Theatre Projects – Drought and other Plays by Millicent Armstrong

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


Dianna Nixon discovered Millicent Armstrong in 2016 and started learning her story and reading her plays.

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