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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Alto Air breathes new life into abstraction

Alto Air, a provocative, experiential exhibit by abstract artist Belle Bassin can soon be experienced in South Melbourne. The exhibit, which challenges audiences to tap into their internal vision, is the culmination of two years’ work by Bassin, the 2017 recipient of the City of Port Phillip’s Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship. Temperance Hall in South Melbourne is being transformed...

Queen Elizabeth will unveil the Iraq Afghanistan Memorial

Prince Harry during his tour in Afghanistan Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, will attend a Service of Dedication on Horse Guards Parade before formally unveiling the new Iraq Afghanistan Memorial on Victoria Embankment Gardens, London, on Thursday, 9th March.The Iraq Afghanistan Memorial Memorial honours all UK Service personnel and civilians who took part in conflicts...


ADAM THOMPSON + THE WE WILL ROCK YOU BAND PAY HOMAGE TO QUEEN & FREDDIE MERCURY IN THIS SPECIAL MUSICAL EXPERIENCE    When it comes to enigmatic front men, there are few that embody the power and passion quite like Chocolate Starfish’s Adam Thompson. He owns the stage, channels the music, and has audiences eating out the palm of his hand. So it...


http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.phpREGULAR GLOBAL UPDATESI wonder what will happen next. Experts say that the devastating shallow quake in Japan should have no further chain effect on the seismic plate activity in the region.But surely these events have been on the cards for  a long time and even if the modern geological experts have no way of actually predicting events of this magnitude it...

Return of Stage 3 COVID-19 Restrictions

covidians we are!
As you know, Stage 3 restrictions have returned to parts of Victoria, including Port Phillip. We have updated our website to reflect on how this affects our services and I encourage you to check it for any further updates. We will get through this together as we did before - with kindness and doing things differently to keep ourselves – and...


ATTENTION MUSIC LOVERS! It’s time to reveal the line-up for Episode Four of The State of Music - the weekly live-streamed program curated, filmed and recorded by the Mushroom team. Featuring: ANDREW STOCKDALE (WOLFMOTHER) | ASH GRUNWALD | DIDIRRI | ELLA HOOPER | GORDI | GRETTA RAY | HOODOO GURUS | KATE CEBERANO | KYLE LIONHART | THE ANGELS | ​THE TESKEY BROTHERS + MORE Hosted by Triple M host/TV alumni JANE KENNEDY with radio legend JANE GAZZO. Live stream Episode Four: Friday 22 May, 7:30pm AEST Victoria Together Facebook YouTube   Don't miss a beat   RSVP on Facebook or...

Humbug, tinsel and gravy: in search of the perfect Christmas pop song

Humbug, Tinsel And Gravy: In Search Of The Perfect Christmas Pop Song
The search for the ‘ideal’ Christmas song crosses a very broad range of genres and artists.  Earlier this year, musicologist Joe Bennett took a sample of the top 200 Spotify streams from the Christmas week of 2016 and dissected those that were Christmas-related. The results, analysed according to parameters such as beats per minute, key signature and lyrical content, were passed to...

Cream of The Crate: CD Review #32 – Jefferson Airplane: Jefferson Airplane

cream of the crate: cd review #32 – jefferson airplane: jefferson airplane
      This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the current Toorak Times/Tagg site.       Cream Of The Crate Reviews 1 to 50 were vinyl album reviews. ...

Tourism and Literature: The role of authors in protecting local culture

Since I write novels set on the Canary Islands, here are my thoughts on the role of the author when it comes to travel fiction: When an author chooses to write unreflectively about a foreign country, one not their own, aren’t they just another kind of tourist? Tourists arrive at their destination with their suitcases and their sunscreen, wanting warm sunny...

As Assange faces court over extradition attempts, the case is complex and the stakes are high

as assange faces court over extradition attempts, the case is complex and the stakes are high
The Assange saga will drag on for months, if not years, before the UK courts, as his British lawyers fight the extradition proceedings tooth and nail. AAP/EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga Julian Assange may be an odious character in the eyes of some. He may not be a journalist in the estimation of others. He may be regarded as a serial pest by...