Review: Night in Versailles at the City Recital Hall

July 5, 2024 City Recital Hall Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Review by Paul Neeson (Arts Wednesday) A sumptuous night of harpsichord with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and guest harpsichordist Justin Taylor from France. For this concert Artistic Director, Paul Dyer and Production Designer, Trent Suidgeest recreated with great and authentic detail a salon from the Palace […]

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Wild at Art + the Bondi Festival. Arts Wednesday

Wild at Art is a national initiative by the Australian Conservation Foundation. Kids aged 5-12 are asked to research a threatened native species, create an art work and write a short essay about their chosen plant or animal. Stephen Lightfoot from ACF joins us to explain the details and entry requirements of the competition which […]

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Arts Wednesday begins 5 weeks coverage of the 2024 Sydney Comedy Festival

We begin our coverage with Jorge Menidis, the 2024 Sydney Comedy Festival Director, who gives us an overview of what we can expect this year. Over the coming weeks we meet some of the featured comedians from the star-studded line-up, including Matt Harvey, Chloe Maddren, Nick White and Bonnie Tangey. From 22 April to 19 […]

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Shout Sister Shout: Epilogue (IWD 2024)

Motherhood & Music – Not just the Lullaby Approx. 6 minutes to read Motherhood & Music – Not just the Lullaby is an interview series that unveils all the beauty, complexity, challenge, wonder and joy interwoven into the experience of musicians who are mothers. I chose this title, because often times when we think of mothers […]

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Shout Sister Shout: Briana Cowlishaw (IWD 2024)

Motherhood & Music – Not just the Lullaby Approx. 7 minutes to read Briana Cowlishaw is a new mum to baby Kaia. 8 months into motherhood and getting back into the swing of things at work, Briana tells me about juggling her portfolio career as a performing musician, singer/song writer, visual artist, educator and Music […]

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Potted Potter and Bach Akademie. Arts Wednesday

This week meet Scott Hoatson and Brendan Murphy who are the two stars of Potted Potter, a parody that covers all seven Harry Potter books in seventy minutes. Between them they portray 320 different characters, along with flying dragons and a live game of Quidditch. If you do some quick calculations you average 12.5 seconds […]

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Shout Sister Shout: Caitlin Yeo (IWD 2024)

Motherhood & Music – Not just the Lullaby Approx. 6 minutes 30 seconds to read If you look at Caitlin Yeo’s body of work, you may come to realise that her music has impacted you in a big way. She is one of the greatest musical storytellers with her composition and style bringing to life […]

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Shout Sister Shout: Emily Wurramara (IWD 2024)

Motherhood & Music – Not just the Lullaby Approx. 6 minutes to read An auspicious day for Emily Wurramara is here. Today 4 April 2024, sees her release her new single Midnight Blues. Emily wants this track to be a safe space for people to feel ALL their feelings! She explains:  “It’s precious to show […]

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Shout Sister Shout: Kate Wadey (IWD 2024)

Motherhood & Music – Not just the Lullaby Approx. 9 minutes to read Kate Wadey pours her heart into her music to deliver authentic sonic waves that stop you in the moment and get you in the feels. You’re missing out if you have not yet experienced her nostalgia-inducing voice and evocative music. There’s something […]

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Shout Sister Shout: Jess Green (IWD 2024)

Motherhood & Music – Not just the Lullaby Approx. 5 minutes to read Jess Green is a creative force. Her career spans so much between her Art-Pop project, Pheno; her post-grad research for the Equity in Jazz Program at the Sydney Conservatorium; connecting with young music lovers in children’s programs such as Musica Viva’s Two […]

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Shout Sister Shout: Amber Kenny (IWD 2024)

Motherhood & Music – Not just the Lullaby Approx. 12 minutes to read In a picturesque corner of the Southern Highlands, amid the tranquil landscapes of Robertson, resides Amber Kenny—an artist, mother, and spirited musician carving her path in the bustling world of music. As she embarks on her journey towards recording her debut album […]

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Shout Sister Shout: Emma Donovan (IWD 2024)

Motherhood & Music – Not just the Lullaby Approx. 10 minutes to read The seeds of music were planted early for Emma Donovan when, as a child in the 80’s, she started singing in her uncle’s legendary Indigenous Australian band, The Donovans. From small things, big things grow…and on Emma’s career grew to include her […]

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