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Monday 28 September 2015
Books

review: from unknown to expert

Bridget Conway
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I spoke with Catriona Pollard last month about her upcoming solo basketry exhibition Love.Honour.Cherish and discovered an incredibly successful businesswoman who was really doing it all. Besides recently being proud and confident enough to call herself an artist, Catriona is also the founder and CEO of CP Communications, a prominent PR agency located in Sydney,…
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Saturday 26 September 2015
Arts Theatre

the sleeping beauty: review

Theertha Muraldihar
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Sheer opulence and grace is just one way to describe the Australian Ballet’s rendition of The Sleeping Beauty. David McAllister’s retelling of the classic Grimms fairytale entwined white rats, bluebirds, woodland creatures and a magnanimous Lilac Fairy onto the lavish sets. The plush costumes, dreamy orchestra and majestic decorum played a pivoting role in bringing…
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Thursday 24 September 2015
Books

lip lit: the promise seed

Bridget Conway
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This review contains some spoilers. Cass Moriarty’s The Promise Seed, which was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards in 2013, delves into the lives of two, at first, very estranged characters: an old man and a young boy. Both grew up in different eras and don’t seem to have anything in common, yet throughout the…
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Wednesday 23 September 2015
Column Comedy Health

period pieces: period stand up at melbourne fringe? oh, but she did

Loani Arman
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This is the final instalment of Period Pieces, upcoming Melbourne Fringe Festival comedian Loani Arman’s hilarious series on menstruation. You can look back over her pieces here.   When I tell people I’m doing a stand up show called “PERIOD” for Melbourne Fringe, I’m usually met with a whole minute’s silence. There has been surprise,…
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Wednesday 23 September 2015
Film

women in action: emily blunt calls out Hollywood’s typecasting problem

Jade Bate
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Hey Hollywood producers, here’s a radical idea: did you know that women can be action movie stars? Over the last year or so on Lip, I have been exploring my favourite female action heroes in a regular piece called Kickass Feminists on Film. Apart from being an eye-opening exercise, it is becoming harder and harder…
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Saturday 19 September 2015
Arts Theatre

absinthe: review

Bridget Conway
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If you’re keen on burlesque, circus, comedy, and vaudeville, then you’d probably enjoy heading along to Absinthe – now running in Sydney until October 25th. From the Las Vegas live entertainment production company Spigelworld, famous for Empire, Absinthe bursts onto the scene with a tantalising cast of talented performers. The evening begins with the Chair…
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Friday 18 September 2015
Arts Theatre

laura jackson: interview

Bridget Conway
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Hailing from Wollongong, NSW is playwright Laura Jackson who has recently announced that her newest work The Culture will be showing at the Sydney Fringe Festival from the 25th-27th September at Erskineville Town Hall. I caught up with Laura and chatted with her about her career in theatre so far and about this latest work…
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Tuesday 15 September 2015
Art Arts

interview with antony makhlouf

Bridget Conway
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    Antony Makhlouf is an artist currently living in the creative hub of Newtown in Sydney’s inner West. His work has seen several shifts, especially in the past few years, and he’s moved from photography to performance to digital painting. Although still dipping his fingers into each of these areas, Makhlouf is currently full…
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Monday 14 September 2015
Books

lip lit: not just black and white: a conversation between a mother and a daughter

Bridget Conway
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Not Just Black and White: a conversation between a mother and a daughter is the inspiring and harrowing true story of mother and daughter duo Lesley and Tammy Williams. The novel follows the lives of these two Murri (Aboriginal) women in the form of written conversations between mother and daughter. This puts a light tone…
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Friday 11 September 2015
Arts Theatre

jane bodie double bill: ride and fourplay

Bridget Conway
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Running until October 4th at Darlinghurst Theatre is a double bill of Australian playwright Jane Bodie’s Ride and Fourplay. Set back to back amidst the cityscape locale of Darlinghurst, the 3 hour-long running time flies by in a flash as you are encouraged to enter in the lives of some unfortunate people who have some eerily familiar…
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Thursday 10 September 2015
Books

lip lit: sweet boy dear wife

Cin Peeler
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When you open a book and it starts with the chronology of an entire country, it can be daunting. I’m not the type to remember dates or places, and when this was followed by a “list of characters in order of appearance” and a glossary, I freaked out a bit. I don’t know anything about…
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Monday 7 September 2015
Film

film review: holding the man

Jade Bate
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It’s a sad fact, but most Australians don’t want to watch Australian films. Many will claim that Aussie films are boring, dull and poorly made, and it’s easy to blame audiences for their lack of devotion to their local film industry. However, it’s more accurate to blame the industry itself for the films it makes….
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Wednesday 2 September 2015
Arts

elly freer: interview

Jessica Oliver
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Originally from Canberra, Elly Freer is a Melbourne based photographer who’s work is currently showing at Canberra’s PhotoAccess, as part of group exhibition, At a Loss. Also featuring the work of Dean Butters (exhibiting artist and exhibition curator), Aimee Fitzgerald, Evan Baden and Emily Jackett, At a Loss explores the intersection of identity and space….
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Wednesday 2 September 2015
Comedy Feminism Health

period pieces: how to make a toilet paper pad

Loani Arman
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Period Pieces is upcoming Melbourne Fringe Festival comedian Loani Arman’s hilarious series on menstruation. Be sure to check Lip for new instalments every Wednesday. Ask me for a painkiller and I’ve got 100 paracetamol tablets in my bag. I could deal that shit. Need some noodles? I’ve got you covered. There’s a 10 pack of Mie Ayam in…
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