Opera Australia’s got a new, large season for 2020

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Opera Australia is making good use of those floating 3D digital screens of theirs for the latest season of operatic magic at the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House in 2020 – it’s going to be large! They’ll pump out a range of opera’s greatest hits along with some rare gems that will […]

Outdoor movies in London: Film4 Summer Series at Somerset House

This August, right in the heart of London at Somerset House, Film4 Summer Series will take over the courtyard to host an outdoor cinema experience under the London summer sky. It’s a strictly limited season, winding up on 21 August, uniting film fans in an array of cult and mainstream film choices. The line up […]

Coming to Buckingham Palace: the Art and Spectacle of George IV

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George IV: Art & Spectacle is at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace from 15 November and it really is one to see. He’s the man who turned Buckingham Palace into a Palace, built the residence in Brighton and amassed collections from around the world in such great volumes that he’s almost like the patron saint of […]

V&A goes green: Supporting Extinction Rebellion with a new display

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The Victoria and Albert, V&A, Museum in London has announced something new: they’ve newly acquired work that supports the movement of Extinction Rebellion (XR). The group is known for their non-violent demonstrations of civil disobedience and disruption, who’ve busied themselves since 31 October 2018, urging the UK government to declare a climate and ecological emergency […]

Julie Andrews in London: The actress talks about her new memoir

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She burst into our hearts with Mary Poppins in ’64, solidified our love for her with The Sound of Music in ’65 and proved she can do funny with The Princess Diaries alongside Anne Hathaway in 2001, but if there’s one thing we can all be certain of, it’s that Dame Julie Andrews is the […]

Jonas Kaufmann is back in Sydney to tell the tragic love story of Andrea Chénier

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It was back in 2017 when the renowned tenor they call the ‘new Pavarotti’, Jonas Kaufmann graced Sydney’s shores and this year, he’s back again. He took on Parsifal at the Sydney Opera House – a challenge worthy of getting excited about – in a series of three performances of the Wagner work that sold […]

British Library: Exhibition on our most impressive skill – writing

Think about it: Where would we be without the ability to write (and read) words? This article wouldn’t exist. You can forget about anything computer-related, in fact. If you’re a holidaymaker, too, good luck navigating anywhere in the world without knowing which road you’re standing on. Oh, and that menu at your favourite restaurant can […]

What is human perfection? Melbourne Uni takes a look with its new art commission

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Melbourne University is doing something interesting with art. They’ve given 30 emerging artists the chance to work across three locations, alongside some of the world’s most famous works of art – all without as much as a brief. A challenge? Yes, but one the artists whose own take on creativity and the historical beauty of […]

Hear Opera Australia’s orchestra director perform at the Sydney Opera Centre

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If there was ever anyone to play a violin in precisely the way a violin is meant to be played, it’s Jun Yi Ma, Opera Australia’s orchestra director. In the production that is Under an Azure Sky in the Joan Sutherland Studio, Jun Yi Ma will recite the piece on 26 August from 7pm. The […]

Buckingham Palace opens for summer: See how Queen Victoria made it what it is

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Buckingham Palace wasn’t always what it is today. And a lot of what made it so comes right down to the woman responsible; Queen Victoria. She was the first to use the Palace as a residence, the first to redo the inside, the first to throw three balls within its walls and made it so […]

Gauguin’s portraits are coming to the National Gallery London

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Paul Gauguin’s first-ever exhibition devoted to his portraits (1848–1903) will open at the National Gallery this October. On until 26 January 2019, the exhibition will show how the French artist, famous for his paintings of French Polynesia, revolutionised the art of the portrait. Gauguin was rarely interested in exploring his portrait sitters’ social standing, personality, […]

Cut Copy and London’s Somerset House Summer Series takes over the West End

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Across eleven nights of open-air gigs, Somerset House Summer Series with American Express will be pumping out music, food and drinks and good vibes, while the sun’s in the sky and everyone’s mood is high. The Series is all about bringing a vibrant festival atmosphere to the very heart of London with a programme of […]