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A Study in Blue: Mental Illness and Depression in Art History
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A Study in Blue: Mental Illness and Depression in Art History

When words could not express the toxicity of the human mind, a paintbrush was used instead. Mental illness and depression have been integral inspirations behind many artists, most famously, revealing the unravelling mind of Vincent van Gogh. Plato has stated that “madness is a gift from the Gods”, and more recently, British poet Lord Byron … Continue reading

Adelaide Fringe 2017 Cabaret Review: Nigella – Love Bites
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Adelaide Fringe 2017 Cabaret Review: Nigella – Love Bites

Raelene Isbester as Nigella Lawson What: Nigella – Love Bites Where: Spiegel Zelt at Gluttony  Nigella taught me how to roast my first chicken. Nigella showed me how to bake my first cake. Nigella instructed me to never shy away from butter. Nigella made it socially acceptable to snack on steak past midnight in my pyjamas. Nigella makes … Continue reading

Adelaide Fringe 2017 Theatre Review: Signifying Nothing
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Adelaide Fringe 2017 Theatre Review: Signifying Nothing

What: Signifying Nothing Who: Starring Greg Fleet and Nicola Bartlett; written by Greg Fleet Where: Holden Street Theatre Hammond Fleet Production’s Signifying Nothing portrays a modern world of politics that is as brutal and bawdry as medieval Scotland. It sits in that category of adaptions that has been contemporised to great effect. Here is William Shakespeare’s tale … Continue reading

Adelaide Fringe 2017 Theatre Review: Shakespeare in Therapy
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Adelaide Fringe 2017 Theatre Review: Shakespeare in Therapy

What: Shakespeare in Therapy Who: Written and directed by Sharmini Kumar Where: SA Writers’ Centre A completely submerged and rudely fantastic breaker of fourth-walls, Sharmini Kumar’s Shakespeare in Therapy invites us into the minds and personal spaces of literature’s most remembered tragic protagonists. Equally hilarious and humane, this production gives audiences rare insight into the … Continue reading

Lur Alghurabi
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Lur Alghurabi

Lur is an Iraqi writer whose work focuses on migrant memoir and transcultural storytelling, or fancy terms for her childhood memories in Baghdad. She mentors new writers at the University of Adelaide, where she achieved First Class Honours in Creative Writing. She spends her weekends teaching baristas, friends and family how to pronounce her name. … Continue reading

Adelaide Fringe 2017 Theatre Review: Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany
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Adelaide Fringe 2017 Theatre Review: Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany

What: Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany Where: Tandanya Theatre The end of the Adelaide Fringe is always a bittersweet time – over for another year but your bank account can finally stop looking like binary code (000001 etc). I love the end of Fringe for another reason: the last shows. A great … Continue reading