Fillies in fabulous frocks showing off their festival form and fine fetlocks usually happens at Melbourne in November at the horse racing event of the Australian calendar, the Melbourne Cup. But even the fastest of them would not finish ahead of the ferocious fashionista’s all clad in fantastic finery competing, clamouring and cramming into celebratory events all over the city during L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Week March 14 – 20, 2011.
Invitation to a glamorous night of opera arias with the one and only Belladiva. Help make a difference for a lot of children disadvantaged by the Queensland Floods. Saturday 2nd April…Book NOW
Rhiannon Hart & The Umm-Ahhs are about to infiltrate your world with their catchy blend of pop. They were favourites at this years Woodford Folk Festival and have been winning hearts everywhere. They have just announced the release of their debut album The Simple Joys of Maidenhood to be launched on 16th April @ Beetle Bar, Roma Street Brisbane City.
In stellar company on the Graham Norton Show Rock Star Physicist Brian Cox OBE, recently voted the world’s sexiest astronomer, is like a breath of fresh air in the world of science. Passionate, like Rock Star poet Lord Byron he is handsome, not pretty – tall and good looking enough to be taken seriously.
Hot on the heels of the success of Downton Abbey, which captivated the hearts of English viewers during 2010, comes news of the all new three part series of its inspiration, Upstairs Downstairs. It is another character laden piece filled with wonderfully flawed people ensuring that everyone viewing feels right at home.
Here at Melbourne, where the climate creates four full seasons, laying out parks and planting trees developed into an art form. Today with many over a hundred years old, it is the cities trees that are among its greatest assets.
Hello Everyone, For those coming to our site for the first time welcome. We hope that you find posts in a category or two on our site that peak your interest. Autumn started with a bang at Melbourne in Victoria on March 1 and my walk along the River Yarra…
The world’s population is rapidly aging and, by the year 2030, one billion people will be sixty-five or older. For the first time in history, the number of people over age fifty will be greater than those under age seventeen. Few of us understand the resulting massive effects on economies, jobs, and families. Everyone is touched by this issue parents and children, rich and poor, retirees and workers.
The Culture Concept Circle is a friendly meeting place for those with an interest in the arts (performance and visual), design history and the continuing development of a sustainable and creative society. It’s all about art, design and style past, present and future. Hundreds of FREE posts are published on…
‘It’s not just about cops and action, but also about characters and relationships’….said actor Scott Caan about the new completely ‘cool’ version of the iconic cop show Hawaii Five O. The re-imaging of this highly original popular series stars Australian actor Alex O’Loughlin as the legendary Lieutenant Commander Steven ‘Steve’ McGarrett.
The central theme of The New Percy Grainger Companion, which has been edited by talented Australian music maker Penelope Thwaites AM, is to give information and help to young aspiring musicians and students of music from established musicians, who have a professional career in performing his life-celebrating repertoire.
I am writing this on the seventh anniversary of the passing of Margaret de Burgh Persse Hockey O.A.M. (8 January 1941 – 11 February 2004). She lived all her life in one of Queensland’s most historic houses, Nindooinbah, which is sited superbly in a lovely valley nearby to Beaudesert in Queensland…
The music of friends seems to be to the fore this month. A four-day event at Kings Place, London, Celebrating Grainger 2011, will feature that talented pianist from Dalby, Jayson Gillham, who together with friends John Lavender and Penelope Thwaites will present this controversial and interesting composer’s works in his 50th anniversary year. At Brisbane keyboard virtuoso Christopher Wrench, cellist Louise King and their friends will feature in the Chamber Music Series.
Expat Australian musicians who are friends in London are among those honouring the works and 50th annniversary of esteemed Melbourne born Australian composer and pianist George Percy Grainger 1882 – 1961. They are all participating in The Grainger Festival, a four-day event at Kings Place, reports brilliant young Dalby born pianist Jayson Gillham from London.
Commencing on the 28th February at the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Art at Brisbane the Chamber Music Series will include works from all the great composers spanning all the eras of music from the Baroque to the 21st Century.
The music of friends, as chamber music is often described today, is indeed appealing. Designed originally for a close up and personal encounter, it gently consumes the listener, providing a memorable experience that lifts the spirit and rewards the soul.
As I write this Cyclone Yasi a category five cyclone is about to cross onto the land in the north of Queensland. It is important never to forget just how out of our control nature is and how important it is for humankind to remain connected with it…