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Brink’s ‘Memorial’ premieres at the Adelaide Festival as acknowledgement of the Centenary of Armistice Day

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Music, News & Commentary, Stage, Theatre |

In all senses, Memorial from SA theatre company Brink Productions (to be performed at Adelaide’s Dunstan Playhouse from March 1-6), is a winding back to the fundamentals of storytelling. At its core sit two very ancient forms of the craft. The first is one of our earliest seminal stories – Homer’s Iliad. In 2011, the

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Like a Bat out of Hell – the larger than life story of Meat Loaf book review by Mick Wall

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Books, Music, Non-Fiction, Reviews |

Meat Loaf’s name and his eventual legacy might forever be tainted in Australia by the inglorious spectacle of his 2011 AFL Grand Final performance. We can blame the AFL for this piece of wishful thinking/lack of intuition about their punters, but around 15 minutes of a badly sung, greatest hits pastiche is apparently all it takes to damage your

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It’s 2018 and sadly, we’re still asking for your support

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We’ve said it before and sadly, we’re still banging on about it. As tax-payer funded arts companies and organisations devote increasing marketing budgets to Google, Facebook and their own marketing websites, arts journalism is still on a life line. Ironically, last May the Confederation of Australian State Theatre Companies (CAST) wrote an open letter to Fairfax Media asking for it to

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SA Arts sector launches its own long term creative plan

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Music, News & Commentary, Stage, Visual Arts |

A wide-ranging, long-term vision for the arts in South Australia will be launched tonight (Wednesday, December 13)  by the Arts Industry Council for SA (AICSA), which believes an “overarching arts and culture policy” is needed to ensure the sector thrives. ‘Creative South Australia: A Vision for the Arts’ is a new document that outlines the strengths

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