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Tuesday 19 May 2015
Arts Comedy Theatre

adult fairy party: review

Theertha Muralidhar
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A children’s party for adults. What better way to evoke your inner child than by dressing up in glitter and flocculent wings! The Adult Fairy Party, a comical cabaret hosted at the The Butterfly Club in Melbourne, contrasts the stark reality of adulthood to childhood dreams and fantasies. By engaging the audience in an array…
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Friday 15 May 2015
Arts

head on photo festival: review

Isabella Cornell
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This year’s Head On Photo Festival, a celebration of photography exhibited in various locations across Sydney, presents a range of poignant photographic surveys dealing with diverse subjects, including a plethora of topical social issues. Many of these issues are related to, or a consequence of gender inequality in international contexts. The voice of these issues…
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Friday 8 May 2015
Arts Theatre

the school for scandal: review

Alison Maher
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I had never heard of the play The School for Scandal before, on now at the New Theatre in Newtown, until the 30th of May, but I was bursting to see it nonetheless. Not because I’m a broke-ass student who was offered a free ticket. Not because eating lethal amounts of chocolate had been my only…
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Wednesday 6 May 2015
Arts Comedy Theatre

feminerd the cabaret: review

Tiana Osborne
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I declared myself a nerd when I was only young, discovering the wonders of sci-fi, the exhilarating breathlessness of awesome adventures, but also the heartbreak of discrimination within nerd culture. So when I heard about a one woman show focusing on the feminist fight of us nerds, of course I was interested. Feminerd: The Cabaret,…
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Wednesday 29 April 2015
Art Arts

moving backwards into the future: review

Clara Borg
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Are you interested in history, politics, and art? Looking for something fun and educational to do on the weekend? The Ian Potter Museum of Art is currently housing a collection dedicated to the creative expression of Aboriginal and Torres Islander people, in an exhibition entitled Moving Backwards into the Future. As a first-generation white Australian,…
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Saturday 25 April 2015
Arts Comedy

deanne smith get into it: review

Bridget Conway
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As part of the  Sydney Comedy Festival, I was privileged to catch Canadian-American comedy act DeAnne Smith for her one-off Sydney show, Get Into It, on Thursday night. It’s a shame that she’s already come and gone from Sydney, considering she clearly belongs here. DeAnne is a lesbian and let the audience know this from…
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Monday 20 April 2015
Arts Comedy Theatre

rose callaghan and mates 2: review

Jessie Adams
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Rose Callaghan and her mates Kelly Fastuca and Will Sylvince took to the stage at Hugs and Kisses nightclub to deliver some choice anecdotes about dating, fame, living the creative life and ‘rooting.’ Hugs and Kisses is a mysterious venue. Even by Melbourne standards of laneway obscurity, Hugs and Kisses is tricky to find. A…
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Friday 17 April 2015
Arts Comedy Theatre

lady sings it better: review

Eliza Graves-Browne
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Lady Sings It Better is an impressive cabaret group of four women, who are performing in Melbourne as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, that deliver a clever mix of musical talent and entertainment, with underlying feminist themes and hard-hitting pop culture critiques. The ladies, Maeve Marsden, Libby Wood, Annaliese Szota, and Fiona Pearson,…
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Tuesday 7 April 2015
Arts Theatre

eastend cabaret perverts: review

Ad Hoc
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The words ‘DANGER WANK’ are firmly on repeat in my head and I can definitely blame EastEnd Cabaret for that. Their new show Perverts, part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, offers many such couplings of filthy thoughts and deeds which perhaps never should have gone together, but thanks to these two smutty songstresses, it’s…
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Friday 3 April 2015
Arts Theatre

jumpy: theatre review

Bridget Conway
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As part of a joint project between the Sydney Theatre Company and the Melbourne Theatre Company comes Jumpy, a witty British play starring Jane Turner (of Kath & Kim fame) that’s all about midlife crises, motherhood, and upholding feminist ideals decades after feminism became a thing. Written by playwright April De Angelis and directed by…
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Wednesday 1 April 2015
Arts Comedy

ruby wax sane new world: review

Ad Hoc
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My current thesis was once described by a kindly reviewer as like ‘watching somebody psycho-analysing themselves,’ and I would call that a pretty accurate observation of my mode of research. It is an intense picking apart of ‘me-ness,’ that is the well-trodden reflexive testing ground of the mentally askew. My research considers ways that trauma…
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Thursday 26 March 2015
Music

album review: pretend you’re mine, pearls

Tessa Ryan
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Melbourne band Pearls has just released an album that’s sure to leave a lasting impression on listeners. For a debut album to make such a bold statement about a band’s identity is a huge achievement in itself, but Ellice, Cass and Ryan have made the task seem a lot easier than it probably is. Seemingly…
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Wednesday 18 March 2015
Music

album review: sometimes I sit and think and sometimes I just sit, courtney barnett

Eloise Baker
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My interest in Courtney Barnett was first piqued because she reminded me of fellow Melbournians, Lower Plenty. I fell swiftly in love with her music because it is strong, wry and steers clear of the ‘music for the masses, perform and grin routine’. Sometimes I Sit And Think and Sometimes I Just Sit is Courtney’s…
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Thursday 12 March 2015
Featured Feminism

in case you missed it: all about women festival 2015

Hollie Pich
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International Women’s Day. The Sydney Opera House. A day all about women. Can you imagine anything better? I sure couldn’t, so I signed myself up to a whole day of listening to and engaging with amazing, inspiring women who are changing the world and inviting us to join them. Breaking the Wife Drought with Annabel…
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