Saturday, March 30, 2013

Review: She Knows Too Much (Melbourne International Comedy Festival)

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In an unapologetic pitch to middle-aged women, physical comedians, Debra Batton and Catherine Magill collaborate in an improvised duet of worldly wisdom, gossip, rage, negotiation and frustration. After strutting their stuff in recent years at The Butterfly Club, Little Shed and Dancehouse, She Knows Too Much is their debut performance at the Comedy Festival.

Everyday issues for women are brought to the fore, much of it material that will leave male audience-members feeling left out. Off they spin along their own unique tangents, fossicking about in their personal experiences for gems of knowledge, sometimes wistful, other times factual, and occasionally furious.

Teenagers, pilates, one’s ‘inner core’ and pelvic floor, song and dance, electronic culture, past success and disappointments may well be on the cards, but then this is ‘improvised theatre without formula’, so there are bound to be surprises every night. Continue reading here.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Traditional Easter Cake

In something of a divergence from my usual fare, my recipe for Traditional Easter Cake is now published online at Weekend Notes.

Flavoured with currants and mixed peel, the cake has a moist almond filling in the centre, and makes a nice change from the usual Easter tastes.
View the Traditional Easter Cake recipe here.

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Never Let the Facts Get in the Way of a Great Read

The Australian Women Writers Challenge 2013 is in full swing again this year. My article about the fabulous way individual readers and reader-reviewers can undertake to improve the lot of women writers in Australia, (and have a good time doing it), is now published online.

The wonderful AWWC website includes vast number of suggestions for your reading pleasure, and reviews you can peruse at your leisure. There is also a rationale for why the challenge is necessary.

Read the full article on Weekend Notes here.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Eli Wolfe to Serenade Cororooke

Eli Wolfe's national tour will stop in the pretty rural settlement of Cororooke next month. Carolyn Theatre at Red Rock Arts is the venue for the show which will spruik the offerings of Wolfe's latest EP, 'Perfect Moment'.

My wrap on the show is now published by Weekend Notes. You can read the full article here.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

INK-credible Art Exhibition

It's INK-credible!

Artists living and working in Australia are invited to submit their work to INK-credible, an exhibition to be held in Cororooke, Western Victoria this coming June.

But you'd better be quick - entries close next month.

To find out more, read the article on Weekend Notes here.
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Saturday, March 16, 2013

8 Ways Into a Spiritual Easter

'Transfiguration by Wes Campbell (Easter Retrospective)
So you think the offerings of Easter are limited to easter eggs, warmed buns, and few days off?

Here are eight events to consider in Melbourne this Easter season whether you be religious or otherwise.

Read the article on Weekend Notes here.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Review: Other Desert Cities (MTC)

Couched in real-life events affecting Republicans Ronald and Nancy Reagan, and James Oughton, Other Desert Cities not only explores family politics, but the complexities inherent in families addicted to preserving a public image.

Jon Baitz’s explosive script has the audience eavesdropping on the family reunion of Senator Lyman Wyeth, his wife Polly, their grown-up children Brooke and Trip, and Polly’s sister Silda. When Brooke, a writer, reveals she has written her account of the most painful chapter of the family’s history, all hell breaks loose.

Other Desert Cities will be audio-described on Tuesday 2nd and Saturday 6th April, and captioned on Saturday 13th April.  Get along if you can. Read the entire review

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