2019 Fringe Festival Review: Penny Arcade: B*tch! D*ke! F*ghag! Wh*re!

Who: Penny Arcade (aka Susana Ventura) Where: RCC Fringe, Scott Theatre When: 15th – 23rd Feb Cost: Tickets starting at $20 (see website for details and purchasing) Warning: strobe lights, smoke machine, strong language, sexual content, nudity I didn’t really do much research before going to see this show, but, helpfully, as you enter the room for this show, erotic dancers perform on stage and … Continue reading 2019 Fringe Festival Review: Penny Arcade: B*tch! D*ke! F*ghag! Wh*re!

Review: Bec Stevens ‘Why Don’t You Just’

On her most recent EP, Why Don’t You Just, Tasmanian-turned-Adelaide singer-songwriter Bec Stevens weaves a powerful yet heartfelt sonic space with her talent for lyrical depth and directness to create a six-song meditation on grief, loss, and belonging. Full disclosure, I’ve been evangelising about Stevens for years now. I think she’s quietly but consistently one of the most passionate and captivating voices in Australian music, … Continue reading Review: Bec Stevens ‘Why Don’t You Just’

Music Review: Umi no Uzu

What: UMI NO UZU – Aaron Choulai and the Australian Art Orchestra When: 2 February 2019 Where: Nexus Arts Cost: $30 $20 (U) Who: Aaron Choulai (Tokyo/Papua New Guinea) – Piano accordion/keyboard/electronics Kojoe (Tokyo) – Rapper Miyama Mcqueen-Tokita (Tokyo/Melbourne) – Koto Peter Knight (Melbourne) – Trumpet & electronics Ian Whitehurst – Tenor saxophone Erkki Veltheim (Melbourne)- Violin Chris Hale – Acoustic bass guitar  Joe Talia … Continue reading Music Review: Umi no Uzu

Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Love in the Time of Antidepressants

What: Love in the Time of Antidepressants (dir. Paul Gallasch) Where: GU Film House Adelaide When: 13 and 16 October 2018   Local director and loving son Paul Gallasch brilliantly captures the most intimate journey of his mother’s heart-wrenching—yet illuminating—ordeal with mental illness, antidepressants, and family trauma. Something so true and raw is presented to us in this frank and candid exploration of an honest … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2018: Love in the Time of Antidepressants

Hybrid World Adelaide: A Reflection

What: Hybrid World Adelaide Tech Conference When: 20 – 24 July 2018 Where: Adelaide Convention Centre In its second year, Hybrid World Adelaide further explored the future of a ‘hybrid world’, immersing visitors and conference attendees in the potentials of living in a real and digital sphere. I was lucky enough to attend the first day of the conference, looking to connect the latest in … Continue reading Hybrid World Adelaide: A Reflection

Theatre Review: Sense and Sensibility

What: Sense and Sensibility by Kate Hamill, adapted from the novel by Jane Austen Who: State Theatre Company South Australia Where: Dunstan Playhouse When: 4-26 May How much: $84 full price, $74 concession, $38 under 30, $30 primary/secondary student (tickets available here) For Matilda’s interview with Anna Steen, one of the actors starring in Sense and Sensibility, click here. There’s something about Jane. What makes … Continue reading Theatre Review: Sense and Sensibility