The Queen of Spades

This February Event & Village Cinemas will exclusively screen legendary composer Tchaikovsky’s final full-length opera - The Queen of Spades (16, 17 and 20 February 2019) at 19 Event Cinemas and 7 Village Cinemas locations nationally as part of the Royal Opera House 2018/19 Live Cinema Season. Based on a short story by poet Alexander Pushkin, The Queen of Spades...

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Bewdy NEWK!

John Newcombe
NEWK! (The John Newcombe Story) Tennis is one of the big entertainments for Melbourne at this time of year and one name rings louder in our memories of the sport than any other, and John Newcombe is that name! Its 2014 and Newk is throwing a 70th birthday party and many of his old tennis mates and new are arriving peppered...

Revealed: Top 4 Markets to Start a Business in 2019

In a world full of cut-throat competition, it has become increasingly challenging to start a business. It has become imperative to carefully think through the business that you wish to start before you practically embark on it. Hiring the services of a business coach or mentor will greatly increase your chances of success. A business mentor can see into the...

Chinese New Year Concert

About the Event To celebrate the Lunar New Year, the prestigious Twelve Girls Band will premiere at Sydney Opera House on Sunday 3 February 2019. The Twelve Girls Band is a chart-topping all-female music group, whose members are much-admired musical ambassadors of Chinese music. By perfectly combining traditional Chinese folk instruments with modern pop music elements such as Latin, Jazz,...

How is oxygen ‘sucked out’ of our waterways?

Dead fish are a source of food for bacteria, which then extract oxygen from the river. AAP A million fish have died in the Murray Darling basin, as oxygen levels plummet due to major algal blooms. Experts have warned we could see more mass deaths this week. Read more: The Murray Darling Basin Plan is not delivering – there’s no more time to...

It’s not just the isolation. Working from home has surprising downsides

Working from home means taking work into your home.  Shutterstock What if you never had to return to work? Never had to return to work at the office, that is. You’d be able to juggle kids on school holidays. You wouldn’t need to navigate traffic jams. Your employer might gain increased productivity, lower turnover and lower lease costs. But there are less...

La Mama Theatre presents RON AND ISOBEL

Ron and Maria
November 1975: The Whitlam government has just been dismissed by the Governor-General. Liberal voters feel vindicated and Gough supporters – they’re in kill mode! “More dinner parties ended in uproar over that one than about the night the dingo took the baby.” Anna Lall is the first playwright to tackle post Dismissal fallout and how average Australians dealt with it:...

Populism’s problems can be fixed by getting the public better-informed. And that’s actually possible

In its more dangerous manifestations, populism can mean a reckless, extreme distrust in governmental expertise. DAVID MAXWELL/AAP Many commentators have been alarmed at the electoral wins of ultra conservative leaders around the world, as well as policy decisions such as Brexit made by a popular referendum. They see these as signs of a rising populism. In its benign forms, populism can simply mean...

Heaven on earth: the ancient roots of your backyard garden

The connection between the gardens of Versailles, and your backyard garden, are closer than you might think. Shutterstock You don’t have to be an avid gardener or know all the Latin names of plants to appreciate the opportunity for reflection that a stroll in the garden can afford us. The explosion of colours, shapes, and textures in the garden, the...