Baking bread during lockdown

As every other email in my inbox tells me, these are unusual times. As we live day-to-day in a blossoming new world, I’ve been turning more and more to experiential things to try and centre myself and exist in the present moment. So yes, I’ve become one of those insufferable people who is baking their own sourdough. I’ve found there’s something really reassuring about teaching myself small, gentle things that require practice and concentration: I am forced to think only of the present while I’m folding tiny little tortellini. Continue reading Baking bread during lockdown

What is all the fuss? Animal Crossing: New Horizons

You’ve probably heard about, or seen a reference to this Nintendo Switch game. Since its highly anticipated release, it has swallowed a huge portion of the gaming world and those in social isolation. In fact, it is currently the second highest most purchased game in Nintendo history (Super Smash Brothers still on top, of course). Which if you think about, is insane. My love of … Continue reading What is all the fuss? Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Two Talks and a Conference

Over the past three weeks I’ve had the privilege of being able to continue my work from home. Fortunately, adjusting to life to home was also quick but in short, I’ve found that it’s not how much extra time you have, but the uninterrupted stretches of time that are valuable.  To fill these stretches some content has, paradoxically been more accessible than ever. I went … Continue reading Two Talks and a Conference

Adelaide Festival 2020: Two Crews

Two dance crews face off across a bare stage. Lady Rocks (Paris) and Riddim Nation (Sydney) are preparing for battle. They gently taunt each other, waiting for the other side to give in and start the first round — a game familiar to anyone who has watched or participated in a street dance battle. Once the first performer crosses the threshold onto the dance floor, we are quickly transported along an intense physical journey from confrontation to playfulness to cooperation. Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2020: Two Crews

Adelaide Festival 2020: Garrick Ohlsson

Who: Garrick Ohlsson and Musica Viva Where: Adelaide Town Hall When: 2 March 2020 7:30pm (one and only concert!) details here The stage is empty except for a grand piano and Garrick Ohlsson himself. There was nothing to disguise the music, this performance was purely an honest showcasing of the great skill that Ohlsson possesses as a pianist. He is an imposing figure of 6’4 … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2020: Garrick Ohlsson

AGSA opens their 2020 Biennial ‘Monster Theatres’

The 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian art marks 30 years of the festival. Over this period we have been lucky to experience the work of over 400 artists and 20 curators. It’s Australia’s longest running survey of Australian art. In this new show, Monster Theatres, curator Leigh Robb explains that she has had the opportunity to work with living Australian artists to bring monsters to … Continue reading AGSA opens their 2020 Biennial ‘Monster Theatres’

Adelaide Fringe 2020: A Simple Space by Gravity and Other Myths

WHERE: The Octagon at Gluttony WHEN: 20 Feb – 15 Mar DURATION: 60 minutes TICKETS: $30 – $40 buy them here Gravity and Other Myths are no strangers when it comes to the Adelaide Fringe. Chances are you’ve already seen them, or someone you know has recommended them to you. Let this be the review that tips you over the edge and finally pushes you … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2020: A Simple Space by Gravity and Other Myths

Adelaide Fringe 2020: The Nights by Henry Naylor

WHERE: The Arch, Holden Street Theatres WHEN: 19 Feb – 15 Mar DURATION: 50 minutes TICKETS: $20 – $28 – buy them here Henry Naylor’s the Nights, exhibits insight to the media frenzy when the story of Shamima Begum broke out – the 15 year old school girl from Bethnal Green, who ran away to become an ISIS jihadi bride and is now seeking to … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2020: The Nights by Henry Naylor

Adelaide Fringe 2020: The Choir of Man

Where: The Moa at Gluttony When: 15 Feb – 15 Mar Duration: 80 minutes How much?: $58, concession $35, tickets here The Choir of Man, these guys know how to get you in the mood to sing and dance. They have crafted a familiar and comfortable atmosphere for their audience, transporting you to the centre of a pub, the Jungle. There is free beer on … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2020: The Choir of Man