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Poet’s International Profile Grows With Second Collection

Jessica Dean Marketing UQP
27.05.15 9:08 am

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The Hazards by Sarah Holland-Batt, Publishing June 2015 Embargoed until May 27th
Poetry | ISBN: 978 0 7022 5359 1 | June 2015 | B-format paperback | 112 pp | $24.95

From the award-winning author of Aria comes The Hazards, a dazzling, inventive and highly anticipated collection of poetry.

Rapidly acquiring an international reputation as a leading Australian poet of her generation, Sarah Holland-Batt wrote the poems in The Hazards during stints living in New York and Rome, and has recently returned to the country after a prestigious fellowship at the Yaddo Colony in New York. Poems from the collection have appeared in The New Yorker (see O California, overleaf), Poetry and other major international magazines, and Spanish translation rights to the collection have already been sold in advance of publication.

Opening with a vision of a leveret’s agonising death by myxomatosis and closing with the image of a lover disappearing into dangerous waters, The Hazards reflects a predatory world rife with dangers both real and imagined. Its cosmopolitan poems traverse diverse geographical territory – from haunted postcolonial landscapes in Australia to vicious animal hierarchies in the cloud forests of Nicaragua – and engage everywhere with questions of violence and loss, erasure and extinction. Divided into four sections that travel through the successive brutalities of history and the cyclical ferocity of the natural world to more private and personal spheres, the collection reveals a lasting fascination with the twin engines of generation and annihilation, and the persisting insurgency of memory. Holland-Batt’s poems are sites where these urgent and competing forces inevitably converge, and are marked, always, by a keen awareness of the ephemerality of our season on earth. Charged with fierce imagination and swift lyricism, The Hazards inhabits this unsettling terrain with a forensically clear gaze, unafraid to veer straight into turbulence.

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SARAH HOLLAND-BATT

Sarah Holland-Batt was born in Southport, Queensland, in 1982 and grew up in Australia and the United States. She is the recipient of Yaddo, MacDowell and Hawthornden fellowships, an Asialink Literature Residency, and an Australia Council Literature Residency at the BR Whiting Studio in Rome, among other honours.

Her first book, Aria (UQP, 2008), won the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, the Arts ACT Judith Wright Prize, and the FAW Anne Elder Award and was shortlisted in the New South Wales Premier’s Kenneth Slessor Prize and the Queensland Premier’s Judith Wright Calanthe Award.

Holland-Batt holds an MFA from New York University, where she was the WG Walker Memorial Fulbright Scholar from 2010–2011, and also studied literature and writing at the University of Queensland. She is presently a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Queensland University of Technology and the Poetry Editor of Island.

PRAISE FOR ARIA
‘Aria is one of the most accomplished first volumes I have read in a long time and Holland-Batt is a poet worth taking special note of.’ The Australian

‘A stunning first book is always exciting: Aria by Sarah Holland-Batt is a joy to read, she appears to be a major poet from the start.’ The Age

O California

I want to wake in the lagoon of the sky
where sunlight binds the mutilated palm-tree dawn
like duct tape, an aerial shot rolling and rolling
out of town in the muffled trunk of a brown panel van
along the death roads, the desert roads, the hairpin
turns, California, the desert silvering in my eye
like a coyote, I want to swim in the jewel-jade pool
of your lonesome foothill vowels,
stretch out under the mirroring clouds
like a million rooftop deckchairs, feel
that blankness unfurl in my mind like luxury,
California, your beautiful blankness, your sheen.
O, shake me a basil gimlet at Silver Lake
and tell me about your tattoos, hermana, how death
is that bad tooth wobbling in my head,
in my head, California, that skyline that breaks
into backdrop hills I know like nostalgia, pink saguaro
and sumac, the ripe berries smashed like bodies,
each ragged cactus cross hoisting up against a silver
desert screen, California, and night that goes on like a drive-in,
palms exploding like napalm, fireworking over everything.
I want to ride the long smooth tan body
of California, I want to eat the bear of the flag
of California, I want to roll like a corpse off the highway
of your chase scenes, I want my perfect teeth
preserved, California, my teeth buried
in the earth like a curse, California, and won’t you show me
where the bodies are kept, California,
won’t you show me, show me, show me.

From The Hazards by Sarah Holland-Batt.
Published by UQP, June 2015.
First published in The New Yorker (February 23, 2015).

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TMAG Deputy Director takes up new role

Vanessa Goodwin, Minister for the Arts
26.05.15 8:48 pm

Jennifer Storer, Deputy Director at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is leaving the museum to take up a position in New Zealand.

Ms Storer has been at TMAG for almost twelve years. She started as the inaugural Registrar before undertaking important roles as Project Manager on the TMAG Redevelopment Project, Deputy Director, and Acting Director in 2014 and 2015.

I thank Ms Storer for her dedication and commitment to TMAG, particularly for the important role that she played as Acting Director over 15 months.

Ms Storer leaves TMAG to take up the role of Deputy Director at Canterbury Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand.

“It has been an honour to work with all the wonderful staff and volunteers, membership groups and Trustees at TMAG’” Ms Storer said.

“I am proud of what we have achieved together, particularly with regards to the redevelopment of the city site.”

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We’ve raised $39,153 – help us get to $50,000!

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The Rundown ... This Weekend: The unparalleled joy of EUROVISION!

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NEW SCHOLARSHIPS FOR RURAL ARTS LEADERS

FEDERAL Lyons MP Eric Hutchinson
22.05.15 12:55 pm

FEDERAL Lyons MP Eric Hutchinson is inviting aspiring arts leaders living in regional and rural Australia to apply for a new scholarship to further develop their leadership skills.

“The Australia Council will provide $150,000 over the next three years for three high-performing regional arts leaders to take part in the Australian Rural Leadership Program,’’ Mr Hutchinson said.

“A scholarship will enable a high-performing arts administrator or manager working in regional Australia to take part in the Australian Rural Leadership Program to further develop their management skills and build networks with other regional leaders.

``I encourage arts leaders in Lyons to apply.”

Arts Minister George Brandis said that the scholarships had been developed to address additional barriers that regional arts leaders face including fewer opportunities than their metropolitan colleagues to participate in arts sector initiatives.

``The Australian Rural Leadership Program is the flagship program of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation,’’ Senator Brandis said.

``Running over 15 months, it consists of five residential programs and covers topics such as leadership, advocacy, media, international relations and community programs.

``Participants will also have the opportunity to attend a two week study tour to South East Asia.”

Applications for the Australia Council Scholarship close on August 31, 2015.

Scholarship recipients will be announced in February next year and the program will start in August next year.

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Despard Gallery News: New works by Sebastian Galloway

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AN EVENING WITH MARK SEYMOUR & THE UNDERTOW ...

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20.05.15 5:20 pm

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HUSKY RELOCATE TO BERLIN ...

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20.05.15 12:19 pm

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... IN SUPPORT OF ALBUM RUCKERS HILL & RELEASE VIDEO FOR ‘DRUNK’

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Virtuosi Tasmania Inc: Flute, Cello, Piano

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19.05.15 7:59 pm

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At the end of May and early June Virtuosi Tasmania will bring you a special trio at four venues across the state. Outstanding players Jillian Norton, flute, Martin Penicka, cello and Amanda Hodder, piano will bring you a romantic program including Weber, Hummel, Gaubert and Astor Piazolla.

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Documentary Screening - Small is Beautiful

Jeremy Beasley, A Tiny House Documentary http://www.smallbeautifulmovie.com
19.05.15 7:48 pm

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Event name: Documentary Screening - Small is Beautiful

Date: Wednesday 10 June
Time: 7pm
Venue: Village Cinemas Hobart
Address: 181 Collins Street, Hobart TAS 7000
Tickets: https://www.tugg.com/events/20652
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Description:  We are excited to invite you to the Small is Beautiful Premiere in Hobart!

Jeremy Beasley has been working on this feature documentary for nearly two years and it’s now being released and toured around Australia! It’d be great to bring it the Village Cinemas Hobart.

Tickets have to be booked online here:
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Tasdance on the hunt for a new Artistic Director

Norm Mcilfatrick, Tasdance Chair
19.05.15 3:31 pm

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After more than 20 years in association with Tasdance, including 18 in the role of Artistic Director, Annie Greig is
departing Tasdance, and the search is on for a new artistic leader for this vital role.

Expressions of interest are now open, with the closing date of 15 June 2015.

An exciting opportunity, the Artistic Director takes a lead role in the development of the artistic program, selection of
repertoire and guest choreographers, and the recruitment, leadership and professional development of dancers for
the company.

Prospective applicants need to have demonstrated experience in program development, great networking skills and
management skills.

This role will be an exciting prospect for anyone looking to make their mark in the industry, on a local and national
scale. The Artistic Director will work with a small but dedicated team, including a newly appointed General Manager,
to fulfil the 2016 program, and create the 2017 program and beyond. 

“I have loved being able to create diverse and exciting programs, nurture emerging dancers and choreographers, take a professional approach into the educational sphere and initiate and establish stimulating collaborations in my time

at Tasdance. Whilst part of me is sad to leave such a vibrant company, it is thrilling to think of a renewal for this
flagship organisation under a new person,” said Annie Greig

Tasdance Chair, Norm Mcilfatrick said, “It has been a privilege to work with Annie Greig, who will hand over the
Company in great shape to a new Artistic Director later this year. Annie has been an inspirational leader in Australian
contemporary dance, establishing Tasdance as the benchmark for Australian regional arts organisations.”

Interested parties can receive the EOI documents on request to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) , or by calling the Tasdance
office on 03 6331 6644.

ABOUT TASDANCE

Tasdance, a vital force in Tasmania and is a valuable player in the national dance scene, provides an important
professional development hub for dancers and choreographers and is a leader in audience development. 

Founded in 1981 as Australia’s first official dance-in education company, Tasdance has continued to grow, as one of
only two regionally-based contemporary dance companies in Australia, Tasdance balances the presentation of main
stage performances with an extensive range of community and education engagement programs.

“Passionate, committed and daring, Tasdance has worked with the ‘who’s who’ of contemporary Australian
choreography … they are passionate ambassadors for the art form.” – Sidney Myer Foundation.

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THE RUBENS RELEASE NEW SINGLE & VIDEO ‘HALLELUJAH’ ...

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19.05.15 1:05 pm

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... + ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM HOOPS OUT 7 AUGUST + GOLDEN TICKET PRE-ORDER

The Rubens return with new single ‘Hallelujah’, the first single off the band’s sophomore album Hoops, out 7 August. 

‘Hallelujah’ is a stamp-your-feet, fist-pump-the-air, rock anthem, with a hook that will stay with you for days and you can view the captivating video right HERE.

As the thumping kick drum comes in, it’s no surprise this song started as just a beat. Lead vocalist Sam Margin explains:

“[Hallelujah] started out with programming a beat, putting it on loop and riffing on it until something decent came out of it. The song itself is about people trying to force their religious beliefs or ideas upon you, and in the process destroying what it is they’re plugging.”

Once again recorded and produced by Grammy Award winner David Kahne (Lana Del Rey, The Strokes), the song was mixed by another production heavy weight, Grammy Award winner Michael Brauer (Coldplay).

Receiving its world-wide premiere on triple j Breakfast on Monday morning, ‘Hallelujah’ marks a bolder, bigger rock sound for The Rubens, who took their 120+ shows played into account when working on the songs that make up Hoops.

“We put more of a focus on how the songs would work in a live setting for this album. We wanted to write songs that would be fun for us to play live as well as fun for our audience to listen and move to.”

The band can’t wait to unleash their new tracks live and will be giving a lucky few fans who pre-order the album, the chance to catch the band at two exclusive Golden Ticket events in Sydney and Melbourne. Numbers are incredibly limited and only available to those who purchase a ‘golden ticket’ bundle via the band’s website. The lads are also offering a variety of other pre-order options including signed limited edition CD’s, t-shirts and vinyl. More details on therubensmusic.com.

Hoops follows on from the band’s certified platinum, self-titled debut album, which landed at an impressive #3 on the ARIA Album Chart and saw the band win an APRA Award, Nominated for Best Album at the j Awards and clocked up three ARIA Award nominations.

With ‘Hallelujah’ as the first taste, fans are right to be excited for the release of Hoops on 7th of August. The 11 tracks that make up Hoops showcase a band with a clear understanding of how to play to their strengths. Hoops is brimming with giant rock hooks, growling guitars, driving rhythms and that unmistakable, soul-drenched Sam Margin voice.

‘Hallelujah’ is out NOW through Ivy League Records

Get it on iTunes: HERE:  https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/hoops/id993571709?ls=1

‘Hallelujah’ by The Rubens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsd6slFJgKc&feature=youtu.be

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Early paintings by French explorers to visit Tasmania for the first time

Vanessa Goodwin, Minister for the Arts
18.05.15 4:41 pm

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Kangaroo Island emus by Charles-Alexandre Lesueur

Exquisite illustrations by French artists made during Nicolas Baudin’s nineteenth-century exploration of Australia will come to Tasmania for the first time as part of an agreement between France’s Museum of Natural History in Le Havre and six Australian museums.

Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the French and Australian museums, stunning original watercolours and drawings by expedition artists Charles-Alexandre Lesueur and Nicolas-Martin Petit will be showcased at both the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) in Hobart and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) in Launceston.

A delegation from France, led by the Mayor of Le Havre Mr Édouard Philippe, will attend a special function at TMAG today to sign the MOU with the Directors of the TMAG and the QVMAG.

The exhibition will open in Adelaide in July 2016, before being on display in Tasmania from early 2017.

In early 1802, the French explorers landed in Tasmania and spent time interacting with the Tasmanian Aboriginal community and recording their language and culture, flora and fauna as well as collecting cultural objects and specimens.

This partnership will allow audiences across Tasmania to see depictions of early Tasmanian life which are of enormous significance to the Tasmanian Aboriginal people and the Tasmanian community in general.

Most of the anticipated 100 illustrations to be included in the planned touring exhibition have never been displayed in Australia before. The drawings are held permanently by the Museum of Natural History in Le Havre, Normandy.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Director, Ms Janet Carding said the illustrations provide an opportunity to tell many of the stories associated with the interaction between the French explorers and the Tasmanian Aboriginal people.

“Baudin’s expedition represents a significant part of Tasmania’s history and these illustrations provide unique insights into the lives of Tasmanian Aboriginal People pre-colonisation”.

“I am delighted TMAG is part of a national collaboration to bring these extraordinary works to Australia and indeed to be working with QVMAG to showcase this important material across Tasmania” said Ms Carding.

The Director of the Museum of Natural History in Le Havre, Cedric Cremiere said: “It is wonderful that after that first French encounter with Australia more than 200 years ago, we can share these discoveries and sense of wonder with Australian audiences.”

Illustrations featured in the exhibition will include evocative portraits of Tasmanian Aboriginal People; images of their baskets and watercraft; watercolours of marine invertebrates; highly accurate profiles of the coastline; and drawings of Tasmanian animals such as the now extinct King Island emu.

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FOV: Let’s fill this town with voices ...

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18.05.15 11:49 am

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Robbie Williams confirms his Let Me Entertain You Tour ...

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17.05.15 7:24 am

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... is coming to Australia and New Zealand!

For Release: Sunday, 17th May, 2015: Chugg Entertainment are thrilled to announce the details of Robbie Williams’ upcoming Let Me Entertain You Tour, which is heading to Australia and New Zealand this October, as revealed by the superstar himself last month.

Of the announcement, Robbie Williams said, “Australia and New Zealand - Let Me Entertain You. Me: Robbie Williams. You: the audience. Let’s have some fun together, like old times!”

Kicking things off in the West at Perth Arena on Friday 9th October, Robbie Williams will then head to Adelaide Entertainment Centre (Tuesday 13th October), the Brisbane Entertainment Centre (Saturday 17th October), Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena (Thursday 22nd October) and Sydney’s Allphones Arena (Tuesday 27th October) before heading across the ditch and taking in Wellington’s Basin Reserve (Saturday 31st October) and wrapping things up at Auckland’s Vector Arena on Tuesday 3rd November.

Robbie Williams was last in Australia in 2014 for The Swing Tour Live, which saw him perform to sell-out arenas across the country, delighting fans that had waited eight long years for him to return down under. The Swing Tour was something of a departure from Robbie’s juggernaut 2006 Close Encounters world tour, which saw the pop superstar perform his biggest hits to over 500,000 Aussies in stadiums across the country.

This time around Robbie will return to Australia armed with his biggest hits, a glittering collection of fan favourites and a handful of unique covers. The aptly-named Let Me Entertain You Tour boasts a set-list perfected over a career spanning two decades at the very pinnacle of pop and includes the likes of Angels, Rock DJ, Better Man and Bodies. Coupled with his characteristic showmanship, infectious charisma and the wicked wit for which he is renowned worldwide, Robbie Williams is a born entertainer and a consummate showman. Let him entertain you? It will be impossible not to!

Advance tickets to the Let Me Entertain You Tour 2015 will be available at the Visa Entertainment presale for all Visa Credit, Debit and Prepaid cardholders and can be purchased using Visa Checkout. The presale starts from 9am (local time) Wednesday 20 May 2015 until 9am (local time) Friday 22 May 2015 or until presale tickets sell out at http://www.visaentertainment.com.au.

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 25TH MAY, 10am (local time)

Robbie Williams Let Me Entertain You Tour 2015

General Public tickets on sale from 10am on Monday 25th May

Friday 9th October 2015
Perth Arena, Perth, WA
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Tuesday 13th October 2015
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, SA
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Saturday 17th October 2015
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD
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Thursday 22th October 2015
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
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Tuesday 27th October 2015
Allphones Arena, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
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Saturday 31st October 2015
Basin Reserve, Wellington, NZ
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Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Vector Arena, Auckland, NZ

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Strange Feeling this Shelley won’t be Sidelined!

Paula Xiberras
17.05.15 5:42 am

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The beautiful and bubbly Shelley Segal is not a person to be sidelined. A variant of the name Segal is ‘Chagall’, as in the celebrated modernist and Fauvist artist, Marc Chagall. That same artistic flair is seen in the personality and work, both music and video of musician Shelley.

I had the chance to catch up with the delightful Shelley recently for a chat about her new single ‘Sidelined’ from the EP ‘’Strange Feeling’. I find it hard to believe it when Shelley tells me we haven’t chatted since 2013.

In that time Shelley has been busy in the studio as well as discovering new tour opportunities in the UK, which she describes as a ‘fun new market’. Shelley has also continued her tours in the US and around Australia and is looking forward to revisiting her music to all these places and hopefully China which she describes as ‘modern’ and ‘interesting’.

Shelly’s new single ‘Sidelined’ was prompted, by her being ‘set off’, in this case by someone in her life asking her to change her physical appearance for them.

The song provokes important discussion on one of the most prevalent issues of today, the import we put on physical appearance and how we react to this. Sometimes we might be pressured to submit to these prescriptions while other times we might rebel against them.

Shelley says we are visual creatures and this has ‘a huge impact’ on us. Shelley’s music and video clip encourages ‘robust discussion’ on these issues.

Shelley says the process of writing is an unpredictable one, she might be playing her guitar in the car for ten minutes and a song might pop out and how while some songs take longer to take form and of course there is the occasional bout of writer’s block.

Shelley tells me she is interested in writing songs for other people and with her partner a poet we may see this talented and vivacious young woman branch out in to other forms of artistic expression as well.

Shelley Segal will be performing at Northcote Social Club, Melbourne on May 30 (8pm doors) with Tasmanian artist Heloise supporting her.

You can also see Shelley on

Sun 24th May, Caravan Music Club, Melbourne 7pm doors

View the clip for Sidelined here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2_hQTCd0JE&feature=youtu.be

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THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO MARCHES INTO MELBOURNE IN 2016

Julie Cavanagh Cavanagh PR
14.05.15 6:41 am

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One of the biggest shows on the planet returns to Australia!

THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO MARCHES INTO MELBOURNE IN 2016

Friday 12 and Saturday 13 February 2016
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne

Tickets on Sale Monday 25 May 2015

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will march into Melbourne for the first time ever in February 2016 when more than 1200 performers will gather at Etihad Stadium.

The Melbourne season was launched today by Lord Mayor of Melbourne Robert Doyle in the presence of Brigadier David Allfrey, MBE, the current producer of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Featuring a full size replica of the Edinburgh Castle, the massed pipes and drums of Scotland’s famous Regiments and performers from around the World, this will be one of the biggest entertainment events to ever perform at Etihad Stadium.

With its unique, stirring blend of military ceremony, music and entertainment, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is phenomenally popular, attracting an annual television audience of 100 million.

Now the people of Melbourne will have the chance to experience the iconic event live.

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said: “If there is one world event that we do not have currently that I would like to attract, it is the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and I am pleased to today announce that it is coming to Melbourne.”

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo attracts the world’s best massed pipes and drums – and Melbourne will be no exception.  There will be a large contingent of the leading military bands from the UK, along with other international outfits.  There will also be a number of bands representing the Australian Defence Forces.


The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Melbourne will be one of the greatest outdoor spectacles to be seen in Australia.

Brigadier Allfrey said “Australian audiences have always embraced the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Edinburgh every August, and comprise one of the largest International supporters of the event.  But in February 2016 the Tattoo will return to Australia, for performances that will be amongst the most spectacular ever staged.  In over six and a half decades our unique event has been presented abroad on only three occasions.  So we are delighted to be returning this time to Melbourne with a brand new show with the best bands and performers from around the world.  To play in Melbourne is an extraordinary privilege and we are delighted to be the most exciting new addition to the 2016 calendar.  This will be an event Melbourne will remember for a lifetime.  If you have ever wanted to travel to Edinburgh to see the Tattoo, it’s now coming to you Melbourne.”

Brigadier Allfrey was commissioned into the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards in 1979, going on to command the regiment from 2000 until 2002.  Prior to taking up his position at the Tattoo in 2011, he spent three years as commander of 51 (Scottish) Brigade.

As a young officer, he served in Germany, Northern Ireland, Canada, Belize and the Far East and took his regiment through two tours of Kosovo.  He has directed many military spectaculars over the years including the 50th D-Day Commemorations on the south coast of England and the Scots Dragoon Guards’ album Parallel Tracks.

Etihad Stadium in Melbourne is the perfect venue with a closed roof and temperature correct environment means the show is comfortable rain, hail or shine day and night.

Friday 12 February         7pm
Saturday 13 February     1pm
Saturday 13 February     7pm

Tickets on sale from Monday 25 May at Ticketmaster.
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1st Australian Fashion Film Awards 2015 - Jo Bayley Reports

Carolyn McDowall, Muse News, The Culture Concept Circle
13.05.15 12:08 pm

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Judge Marion Hume said about the 1st Australian Fashion Film Awards to happen on May 20, 2015 - “A fashion film celebrates and promotes fashion ... and, at the core are great creative ideas”. Fashion Elixir’s Jo Bayley was on hand to discover plans for the future, the categories and the list of nominees.

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Despard: Fish, New works by Sebastian Galloway

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13.05.15 11:14 am

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Hobart, Launceston: Xavier Rudd & The United Nations announce The Flag Aussie Tour

Bianca Blancato | Super Duper
12.05.15 1:57 pm

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XAVIER RUDD & THE UNITED NATIONS ANNOUNCE THE FLAG AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Tickets on sale 9am Thursday 21st May from http://www.xavierrudd.com

Following straight on from their appearance at Splendour In The Grass this July, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations will tour Australia-wide throughout August, September and October to celebrate the release of ‘Flag’ – the second single from their acclaimed debut album, Nanna.

Enthralling his devoted fans, Xavier Rudd kicked off 2015 by unveiling his long-awaited dream project; a full-blown dub record, backed by a eight-piece international all-star band. Supporting lead single ‘Come People’, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations embarked on a sold-out national tour in March that took them to packed theatres in every capital city, and ended with a triumphant homecoming in front of a capacity crowd at Byron Bay Bluesfest.

As the year has progressed, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations have become a global force. Nanna has received rave reviews, and The United Nations are consistently proving themselves to be one of the best live bands in the world. Spending April and May in North America, the band have been met with even more sold-out shows abroad, with New York, Toronto and Montreal all hitting capacity. Across the Atlantic, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations will spend June and July on a European tour, performing for fans in 16 cities across seven countries, before heading back to Australia for the Flag Tour. An incredible itinerary.

With 35 dates across all states (including performances at the Darwin Festival and Caloundra Music Festival) the Flag Tour is not just regional Australia’s first up-close introduction to Xavier Rudd & The United Nations, but also the largest regional tour Xavier has undertaken since his 2012 gold-selling masterpiece, Spirit Bird. For his first full band, and the most dynamic album of his career, it’s not surprising that Xavier Rudd wants to take The United Nations to every town in Australia.

“In a time when Australia is digging deep, marching together and standing strong for our threatened communities in the Northwest and simply the long awaited need for positive change for reconciliation in our country, I feel the spirit of this band is very important. This album, this tour, this family, The United Nations is an example energetically & spiritually of where we need to be as a nation. We will be touring regional places in Australia; some we’ve never been to, some we haven’t been for a long time, in order to deliver this message and celebrate the energy of one people with our fellow Australians. Its time to Boogie!”- Xavier Rudd

Described by Rolling Stone as a “beautiful celebration of a global sound”, Nanna is an amazingly uplifting listen. Mixed by the legendary Errol Brown, ‘Flag’ is the perfect representation of this sound, and indeed the spirit within Xavier Rudd & The United Nations: it is a passionate call to unite, wrapped in pure Tuff Gong authenticity. The perfect song to take to the people.


MACRO MUSIC & SALT X RECORDS present
XAVIER RUDD & THE UNITED NATIONS
The Flag Australian Tour

With special guests BOBBY ALU

Tickets on sale 9am Thursday 21st May from http://www.xavierrudd.com

Sun 09 AUG: DARWIN FESTIVAL, DARWIN NT
Thu 13 AUG: TANKS ARTS CENTRE, CAIRNS Qld
Fri 14 AUG: THE VENUE, TOWNSVILLE Qld
Sat 15 AUG: MAGNUMS, AIRLIE BEACH Qld
Sun 16 AUG: MACKAY ENT CENT, MACKAY Qld
Tue 18 AUG: PILBEAM THEATRE, ROCKHAMPTON Qld
Wed 19 AUG: MONCRIEFF THEATRE, BUNDABERG Qld
Thu 20 AUG: THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE Qld
Fri 21 AUG: C.EX SERVICES, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
Sun 23 AUG: MIAMI MARKETTA, GOLD COAST Qld
Thu 27 AUG: CLUB FORSTERS, FORSTER NSW
Fri 28 AUG: CIVIC THEATRE, NEWCASTLE NSW
Sat 29 AUG: CENTRAL COAST LEAGUES CLUB, GOSFORD NSW
Sun 30 AUG: DUBBO RSL, DUBBO NSW
Wed 02 SEP: KATOOMBA RSL, KATOOMBA NSW
Thu 03 SEP: PANTHERS, BATHURST NSW
Fri 04 SEP: ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY NSW
Sat 05 SEP: WAVES, WOLLONGONG NSW
Sun 06 SEP: UC REFECTORY, CANBERRA ACT
Fri 11th SEP: PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE VIC
Sat 12 SEP: ODEON THEATRE, HOBART TAS
Sun 13 SEP: COUNTRY CLUB, LAUNCESTON TAS
Tue 15 SEP: THE CAPITOL, BENDIGO VIC
Thu 17 SEP: KAY ST SALOON, TRARALGON VIC
Fri 18 SEP: COSTA HALL, GEELONG VIC
Sat 19 SEP: MT GAMBIER GAOL, MT GAMBIER SA
Sun 20 SEP: THE GOV, ADELAIDE SA
Wed 23 SEP: GOLDFIELDS ART CENTRE, KALGOORLIE WA
Thu 24 SEP: CIVIC CENTRE, ESPERANCE WA
Fri 25 SEP: ALBANY ENT CENT, ALBANY WA
Sat 26 SEP: BELVOIR AMPHITHREATRE, PERTH WA
Sun 27 SEP: 3 OCEANS WINERY, MARGARET RIVER WA
Sat 02 OCT: CALOUNDRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, SUNSHINE COAST Qld

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DARK MOFO: Wild at Heart

MOFO
12.05.15 1:32 pm

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HOT DUB TIME MACHINE 2015 TOUR

Eileen Francisco
12.05.15 1:18 pm

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Hot Dub Time Machine is embarking on a massive national tour and you’re invited!

If you would like to send someone to review or photograph one of the shows or attend the party, please RSVP names and city to me .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at least 1 day before the show.

SYDNEY | Thu 14 May | Metro Theatre
SYDNEY | Fri 15 May | Metro Theatre - SOLD OUT*
SYDNEY | Sat 16 May | Metro Theatre
BRISBANE | Sat 23 May | The Hi Fi
PERTH | Fri 29 May | Villa - SOLD OUT*
PERTH | Sat 30 May | Villa
MELBOURNE | Fri 5 June | The Hi Fi
ADELAIDE | Fri 12 June | The Thebarton Theatre - Hot Dub Classic
ADELAIDE | Fri 13 June | The Thebarton Theatre - Hot Dub Rave
DARWIN | Fri 19 June | Discovery
HOBART | Friday 26 June | Republic Bar

*No media tickets available for sold out shows

Info & Tickets from http://www.hotdubtimemachine.com

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Dramatic Damien

Paula Xiberras
11.05.15 6:21 am

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Damien Leith is a regular visitor to Tasmania, most recently he was in the state to take part in ‘Camp Gallipoli’, where the community had a chance to camp under the stars like the original diggers and enjoy some entertainment while doing so. Damien called the event ‘fantastic’ and ‘brilliant’ adding the atmosphere was great and he also had the chance to spend some roaming the streets of Hobart.

One of the meanings of the Leith name is ‘wide’ and it’s very difficult to think of any other person in the public eye that shows accomplishment in such a wide variety of areas. With a scientific background in Chemistry, a well-known career as a musician/ performer, song writer and as an author, Damien now adds playwright and actor to that list.

Damien tells me that acting was his first career choice until he happened to find himself performing as a musician and enjoying it. The love of acting has not abated and when he was asked by singer and TV host David Campbell and his wife (organisers of the Adelaide festival 4 years ago) to create something ‘Irish’, so began the journey of Damien’s play ‘The Parting Glass’ taking its name from the Scottish/Irish song. Since then the play has been edited, embellished and evolved.

The premise of the play is the relationship between an Irish father and son. The latter who has left Ireland with hopes and dreams for life in Australia and has for five years ceased family connections and as Damien said ‘just vanished’.

The play picks up the story when the father and son are reunited. Damien says he based some of the attributes of the father on the many characters he observed when he worked as a barman in Ireland.

The play will also showcase Damien’s new album of Irish songs, the recording of which has long been a career ambition. The play unfolds in the setting of a pub with the band playing and the songs interspersed through the dramatic action at various points. Some of the songs are integral to the play such as ‘Raglan Road’, which has a particular relevance to the character of the father, while the other songs that will be included are a surprise for each outing of the play. Damien adds that the play has funny aspects interwoven though it’s many different layered dimensions.

You can see Damien in the Parting Glass:

14th August 2015 Wrest Point Showroom, Hobart, 8pm
15th August 2015 Launceston Country Club, Launceston, 8pm
16th August 2015 Burnie Arts Centre, Burnie, 8pm

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