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.
Published by Macmillan by Pan Macmillan Australia P/L Australia, 2023 Cover design Debra Billson Cover images Shutterstock
Karina May’s second romance novel (following her debut Duck a l’Orange for Breakfast) ticks all the boxes for rusted on fans of the genre – a youthful heroine in search of herself and love, an old flame, a new flame, exotic places, a grand mansion, female friends, a touch of fashion, chiselled jaws and bare chests, sexual tension and a little bit of actual sex, conflicts, conflicts resolved and a happy ending.
Big Sky Publishing, Australia, 2023 Cover design Think Productions
Steve Matthews’ Hitler trilogy was inspired by a personal connection that led him to visit Auschwitz. This latest stand alone, still a war story but in a different theatre, is also born of personal connection.
I think the thing about historical fiction that appeals to so many readers is the way it ties the present to the past. In writing a story about the growth of the suffragette movement in late 19th century and early 20th century Britain, Tania Blanchard has cogently placed the advancement of women’s rights on a continuum which includes the modern reader’s world.
The Street Theatre Canberra Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2023.
Austrian star of stage and screen Maxi Blaha (Soul of Fire, Beloved Muse) presents the premiere of the English production of Mariedl, Selfies with a Giantess, a collection of stage tableaux about our fascination with anatomical difference.
Published by Joan, an imprint of Allen & Unwin Australia, 2023 Text hand lettered by Sarah Firth Cover and text designed by Sarah Firth and Joanna Hunt
The publication of this book by a mainstream Australian publishing house is significant. It is recognition of something teachers and parents have always known – that people learn, see things and process information and ideas in different ways.
World Premiere – A Street Produced Professional Theatre Production The Street Theatre, Canberra Friday 10 – Saturday 11 November, 7:30pm Wednesday 15 November, 6:30pm Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 November, 7:30pm Sunday 19 November, 4pm 2h 20min including interval
Helen Machalias draws on Shakespeare’s The Tempest in this work about survival and the cost of pursuing the promise of a better life. Refugees Prospero, Miranda and Ariel are washed ashore on Christmas Island seeking asylum in Australia.
70 Maclaurin Crescent Chifley ACT Friday 10 and Saturday 11 November 2023 10am to 4pm Sunday 12 November 2023 11am to 3pm
The annual exhibition of the Canberra Spinners and Weavers includes open days, a silent auction, demonstrations and sales tables. Beautiful handmade garments, scarves and other textile objects are available for sale as well as hand spun yarns.