Exhibition Review: The Image is not Nothing (Concrete Archives)

What: The Image is not Nothing (Concrete Archives) Where: ACE Open When: until 24 April Do you know about the nuclear testing that took place in the Central Desert? In the 1950s and 60s, there were seven full-scale atomic bombs dropped in Maralinga, part of a series of tests that the British government conducted across Australia. One of these was twice the size of the … Continue reading Exhibition Review: The Image is not Nothing (Concrete Archives)

Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Two Strangers Walk Into A Bar…

Who: Tilda Cobham-HerveyWhere: AuroraWhen: until 21 MarchTickets: here Today, I met a stranger. I don’t know much about her, not even her name, but we had a really nice time together. She bought me a drink. We laughed at each other. We told each other secrets. I met this lovely stranger thanks to Tilda Cobham-Hervey’s Two Strangers Walk Into A Bar… In the lead up, … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Two Strangers Walk Into A Bar…

Adelaide Festival 2021 review: Impermanence

Who: Sydney Dance Company and Australian String Quartet Where: Festival Theatre When: Final show Thursday 11 March 8.30pm Tickets: here It may feel like a lifetime ago, but it was only in mid-2019 that composer Bryce Dessner (of The National) and choreographer Rafael Bonachela (Artistic Director of the Sydney Dance Company) met in Paris to begin developing a new joint work. Both deeply affected by … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2021 review: Impermanence

Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: The Deep North

What: The Deep NorthWhen: Until 21 MarchWhere: The LabTickets: here Jasmine (Pontsho Nthupi) lives in Port Augusta and is up for a scholarship at King’s College, one of the most prestigious schools in Adelaide. A very talented singer, for some reason she has been asked to sing a German song by some old dead guy as part of her audition. But is that being true … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: The Deep North

Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: AWO Presents Joysticks & Journeys

Who: Adelaide Wind Orchestra Where: Burnside Ballroom When: Season complete  Cost: Click here for details The Adelaide Wind Orchestra conducted by Angelo Valdivia, takes the audience on a musical journey  through different mythical worlds of video games and anime. The group comprises around 40 members and encompasses an array of wind instruments. For the performance several of them dressed up as their favourite character, notable … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: AWO Presents Joysticks & Journeys

Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: The Magicians’ Secret

Who: BeansWhere: Ayers House BallroomWhen: until 6 MarchTickets: sold out, but see more info here The Magicians’ Secret promised no magic. But it did promise secrets. Between that and the fantastic Microsoft Paint-style illustration, I was hooked. And for a show that I knew literally nothing about other than the fact it was sketch comedy, I got exactly what I wanted. Beans, the production company, … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: The Magicians’ Secret

Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Very Happy Children with Bright and Wonderful Futures

Who:  Jopuka Productions (NSW) and South Australian Youth Arts (SA)Where: RumpusWhen: Until 7 MarchTickets: It’s sold out already, but more info here After the destructive fires of 2019-2020, Australia was reeling. COVID may have interrupted its momentum, but before the pandemic began the wave of School Strike 4 Climate seemed unstoppable. These bushfires took too much land and too many lives, they should have been … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Very Happy Children with Bright and Wonderful Futures

Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Anime ‘n’ Chill – a Piano Concert

WHAT: Anime ‘n’ Chill – a Piano Concert WHEN: Until 6 March 2021 WHERE: Nexus Arts COST: more details here Anime ‘n’ Chill is presented by Natalya Plays Piano, a one woman performance and her piano on stage. Natalya has created a set list that includes both niche anime as well the more classic and well-known shows like Pokemon, Naruto and Spirited Away. Throughout her … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Anime ‘n’ Chill – a Piano Concert

Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: The Anti-Experts Guide to the Pandemic

WHAT: The Anti-Experts Guide to the Pandemic WHEN: Until 7 March 2021  WHERE: Gluttony – Cornucopia & Virago COST: more details here When I read this show is presented by Charles Firth (Co-Founder of The Chaser) and James Schloeffel (founder of The Shovel), as a fan, I was already anticipating a night filled with sharp and witty satirical comedy.  They did not disappoint. Both Charles … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: The Anti-Experts Guide to the Pandemic

Adelaide Festival 2021: A German Life

WHAT: A German Life WHEN: 19 February – 14 March 2021 WHERE: Dunstan Playhouse COST: Click here for details In the setting of a nursing home, an elderly Brunhilde Pomsel (Robyn Nevin) sits in a wooden armchair and ruminates about her life in early twentieth century Germany. Her time of growing up during the Great Depression and working for the Propaganda machine – Joseph Goebbels, … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2021: A German Life