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GetUp & be counted on June 5 National Day of Climate Action

GetUp & be counted on June 5 National Day of Climate Action

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Can you join GetUp – Action for Australia on June 5 for a fun, family-friendly rally to say “yes” to a price on pollution and clean energy? They are joining with other organisations, that together represent over three million Australians to co-ordinate massive rallies across the country on Sunday June 5th at 11am.

Indignez-vous! Grey power, life and liberty in a Big Society

Indignez-vous! Grey power, life and liberty in a Big Society

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Indignez-vous! from 93 year old French Resistance member Stephane Hessel is a publishing phenomenon. It is the ‘little red book’ that having swept France, is now set to topple international bestsellers’ lists. It contains no sex and is not humorous. It is not a literary masterpiece and it does not have a startlingly original message. So why instead of becoming a publishing disaster, has it become a publishing phenomenon? Everyone is asking, but why?

Gerard Mapstone & Friends take up the Kokoda Youth Challenge

Gerard Mapstone & Friends take up the Kokoda Youth Challenge

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WOW – BOOK NOW to be there when, on Tuesday 17th May at Brisbane Powerhouse the truly amazing flamenco guitarist Gerard Mapstone, together with the DALeCAÑA Flamenco Company and Special Guest Artists Tomas Arroquero and Judith Henley will present a concert in support of the Kokoda Youth Challenge Program.

Duchess Kate, a Style Icon and a Woman for the Future

Duchess Kate, a Style Icon and a Woman for the Future

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Duchess Kate (Catherine) of Cambridge is an overnight sensation, a Style icon and a woman for the future who displays a respect for all people and the past. On just one day with one event she boosted Britain’s morale, its arts, its industry and its commerce. She placed the royal family back at the forefront of leadership by example and proved that when two people love each other as much as she and her Prince, well then anything is possible for all people in a big society.

William & Catherine Wed at Last – From Romance to Reality

William & Catherine Wed at Last – From Romance to Reality

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It’s all over. William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are wonderfully wed in the sensational setting of an ancient Abbey at Westminster. Congratulations we have certainly enjoyed toasting your good health with a few bubbles and celebrating the joie de vivre with you.

Pascal & Ami Roge – lasting impressions, the poetry of sound

Pascal & Ami Roge – lasting impressions, the poetry of sound

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Impressionism in music is like a ‘tonal painting’, unique. Internationally renowned French pianist Pascal Roge and his Japanese wife Ami Hakuno (Roge) have chosen a wonderful selection to play for their Medici Concert at Southbank on 28th May.

Fit for a King or Queen – Art & Antiques in NYC in Spring

Fit for a King or Queen – Art & Antiques in NYC in Spring

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In New York starting 28th April the Art and Antique Dealers League of America Spring Show is highlighting works of art fit for a ‘King or Queen’ in celebration of the Royal wedding in England.

The Borgias – Interpreting the Silence of God

The Borgias – Interpreting the Silence of God

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Bring it on Showtime. Knowledge is Power. From Director Neil Jordan comes tales and stories of the dastardly Italian Borgia dynasty, one of the most infamous families of the Renaissance in Italy. This is a family whose code was certainly to take no prisoners.

Sunny Sydney, turning 40, sharing a little wine and sweet words

Sunny Sydney, turning 40, sharing a little wine and sweet words

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Sydney is amazing really. It never fails to engender me with a new sense of hope. It’s something in the air here. The people are confident, sure of their own worth and surging ahead, embracing change, which as in any progressive society is constant. They don’t look back as much as they look forward, trying to build on tradition while imagining and inventing the new.

Fashion Festivities @ Melbourne – Creating Style

Fashion Festivities @ Melbourne – Creating Style

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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.

The Simple Joys of Maidenhood – Rhiannon Hart & The Umm-Ahhs

The Simple Joys of Maidenhood – Rhiannon Hart & The Umm-Ahhs

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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.

Rock Star Physicist Brian Cox – Universal Wonders

Rock Star Physicist Brian Cox – Universal Wonders

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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.

Upstairs Downstairs – it’s a class act really

Upstairs Downstairs – it’s a class act really

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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.