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Ilanel The October Issue

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Jon Stevens releases charity single for drought-stricken farmers

RAIN DOWN ON ME – AT RADIO FRIDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2018   Coinciding with the Hay Mate: Buy A Bale – A Concert For The Farmers concert, Jon Stevens is releasing a charity single, Rain Down On Me, with all proceeds going to help the drought-stricken farmers. No stranger to releasing altruistic music...

Exit the King

About the Production “Never before has Ionesco served up such a balance of gravity versus incongruity and ferocity versus innocence.” Le Figaro Littéraire, France King Bérenger the First is dying. His kingdom is falling apart. He can't rule over his army anymore, nor tell the rain to fall, nor the trees to grow. He is dying and there is...

The Acacia Quartet La Malinconia

About the Production Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18/6 is the last of a set of six string quartets, making up Op. 18. They got commissioned by Prince Lobkowitz and No. 6 became famous for the harmonic spectrum in its La Malinconia movement, never heard at the time before. Gordon Kerry's String Quartet No. 5, a new Australian...

Calendar Girls

About the Play A ‘maturing’ group of ladies from the local Women's Institute is desperately looking to raise money for leukemia awareness. They come up with the idea of posing for an ‘alternative’ calendar – with just a little help from strategically placed cupcakes and flower pots! This sentimental play, based on a true story, is full of heart and,...

From peaceful coexistence to potential peril: the bacteria that live in and on us

Hand washing is an effective way to help prevent the spread of bacteria. rawpixel/unsplash Bacteria are everywhere, including in and on our bodies. There are estimated to be as many bacteria in a human body as there are human cells. Much like Pig Pen in the comic strip Peanuts, we actually carry around a cloud of bacteria in the air surrounding us. Bacteria are found in soil, in food,...

Listen To Older Voices : Margaret Healy – Part 1

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg. Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of...

Liberals trounced in huge Wentworth swing, bringing a hung parliament

Independent Dr Kerryn Phelps has easily won the formerly blue-ribbon Liberal seat of Wentworth, with the biggest swing against a government in modern federal history. AAP/Chris Pavlich The Morrison government has been thrown into a parliamentary minority after a crushing defeat in the traditional Liberal seat of Wentworth, which has been captured by high profile independent Kerryn Phelps. The anti-government swing...

The resonances between Indigenous art and images captured by microscopes

Detail from Witchetty Grub Dreaming, Jennifer Napaljarri Lewis, Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu.  Courtesy of the artist Rich visual parallels between Indigenous artworks and microscopic natural structures hidden in the world around us reveal unexpected and intriguing similarities that can deepen our respect for our country and its stories. A new touring exhibition in Sydney, bringing microscopy and Indigenous art together, explores these images,...

Sunday essay: family as ‘brand’ – the rise of the digital mumpreneur

Roxy Jacenko and daughter Pixie (centre) at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in 2016. Pixie’s Instagram account has more than 100,000 followers and she has a signature line of hair bows.Getty Images “Taylen has become a brand,” says Angelica Calad, the mumpreneur behind the #influencer account #taylensmom. Taylen Biggs, age five, has more than 150,000 followers. In an era of advertising ennui, #influencers like Taylen’s...

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