Cultural Development

Nordic Cuisine @ Noma World’s #1 Restaurant & MasterChef ’11

Nordic Cuisine @ Noma World’s #1 Restaurant & MasterChef ’11

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For the best in class, Noma is the number one place to eat at right now in the world. The Australian Masterchef 2011 judges confirmed this to their Australia wide audience during the grand finale as Noma’s Celebrity Chef Rene Redzepi set the task for Kate and Michael to complete. Imagine tickets for a tour in Scandinavia will book out, which is a good thing for Europe in the current economic milieu.

The Australian Ballet – Legendary Dance Liaisons

The Australian Ballet – Legendary Dance Liaisons

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Dance is the hidden language of the soul and the body* The Australian Ballet in 2011 is a fantastic fusion of art, design, style, movement and music. Whenever and wherever they dance today becomes a sensory spectacle of visual richness, which is shaped by its history, social, cultural and spiritual…

The Gough Map of Great Britain Medieval Miracle goes Digital

The Gough Map of Great Britain Medieval Miracle goes Digital

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It is really only since the Victorian Age that early maps of the world went from being considered amusing relics of dark-age ignorance held up to public scorn and ridicule to being seen as an essential element in understanding the medieval world-view. They are important to anyone with an interest in the art, literature, philosophy and social structure of that time.

Poetry of Drawing – Capturing Society and holding it Captive

Poetry of Drawing – Capturing Society and holding it Captive

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At the Art Gallery of NSW until the 4th September 2011, The Poetry of Drawing is an Exhibition of the designs, studies and watercolours of the British Pre-Raphealite Brotherhood.

At the Beginnings of Art – Precious Cargoes from Cathay

At the Beginnings of Art – Precious Cargoes from Cathay

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Italian adventurer, Marco Polo, perpetuated the western predilection for exotic goods in the European mind from early in the thirteenth century. He related fascinating stories about visiting a far off luxurious land called Cathay.

Sound of Music: Poets Celebrate Creation Psalms – Polyphony

Sound of Music: Poets Celebrate Creation Psalms – Polyphony

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The European medieval mind concerned itself with matters of the soul harmony & music as major aspects of the kósmos, a system centred on the earth & human race

Favourite Books – Andrea Palladio, The Architect in his Time

Favourite Books – Andrea Palladio, The Architect in his Time

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Professor Bruce Boucher’s scholarly and accessible work, Andrea Palladio, The Architect in his Time was first published in 1994  in a ‘user friendly version’…to fit comfortably into a suitcase or backpack for a quick trip to Vicenza, the scene of many of Palladio’s triumphant works in architecture. Don’t know about…

Change, Carbon, Crying and Many Agendas – Paying the Price

Change, Carbon, Crying and Many Agendas – Paying the Price

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Change is inevitable and in a progressive country change is constant. The truth about the Carbon Tax in Australia is out there, but will it ever be found? This is the debate we had to have.

Countdown to Atlantis, Comic Con Phenomenon and, about Hope

Countdown to Atlantis, Comic Con Phenomenon and, about Hope

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The final Atlantis Space Shuttle Mission countdown is over. Atlantis has left Cape Canaveral to rendezvous in orbit with the space station above the earth for the final time. “Let’s light this fire one more time, Mike, and witness this great nation at its best,” said Christopher Ferguson, Atlantis commander, to launch director Mike Leinbach just before the lift-off of STS-135, 8 July 2011.

Gold Coast Tenor David de Vito Proves Australia’s Got Talent

Gold Coast Tenor David de Vito Proves Australia’s Got Talent

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Australia’s Got Talent showcases many different musical styles and types of talent, none more outstanding than David de Vito who has reached the Final in 2011. A tenor from the Gold Coast, Queensland David is a big man with a big voice and even bigger heart.

Elegance, a refinement of taste to cultivate polite society

Elegance, a refinement of taste to cultivate polite society

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An evening of traditional elegance, say at the White House or Government House Australia, still requires a perfection of planning and wise organisation so that it appears not to be contrived at all.