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Review: A Month of Sundays

A Month of Sundays, which premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival and is the latest film by writer/director Matthew Saville (Noise, Felony), is what some might label minor entertainment.

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Storytime Ballet: The Interactive Ballet for Kids

Featuring a narrator who encourages audience participation, The Australian Ballet’s upcoming Adelaide production is a performance that is somewhat out of the ordinary for the national company.

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Review: The Crossing

Odd things happen in the career of Hieronymus (‘Harry’) Bosch. Harry is that immensely popular Los Angeles homicide detective who first appeared in The Black Echo in 1992. Now 20–odd novels later in The Crossing comes the oddest twist of the lot.

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Planning For Tomorrow: Activist Art at CACSA

Curated by Logan Macdonald of the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Planning for Tomorrow draws on his interest in sub cultures and fringe elements. In this instance, he brings together artists whose work challenges current political and social constructs, using art as activism.

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Review: 2016 Adelaide Biennial is Simply Magic

The Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art (ABAA) was born in 1990. A quarter of a century later it’s maintained its momentum and is now Australia’s only remaining contemporary art survey.

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Transitions Film Festival Announces 2016 Line-up

Transitions Film Festival is set to return to Adelaide this May with a line-up of 14 feature documentaries looking at themes of discovery, innovation and transformation in a quickly changing world.

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In Tune With Nature At Ngeringa

Perched on the slopes overlooking Mount Barker Summit is an object that might as well have been dropped from the skies by a benevolent alien spaceship: Ngeringa Cultural Centre.

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The Road to Ruin

A must–read juicy backroom account of the Tony Abbott/ Peta Credlin partnership or an unethical and biased piece of gossipy trash – there seems to be two extreme points of view on Niki Savva’s account of how it all came crashing down for the former prime minister and his high-profile chief of staff.

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Nexus Live Series to Warm Cool Hearts this Winter

Nexus Arts has announced the first three performances for its Nexus Live series in May, June and July of this year. The acts are all from diverse cultural backgrounds including Ghana, Northern India and Indigenous Australia, as is the tradition with the inclusive Nexus Live series.

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Reinventing Papunya

Curated by eminent Papunya scholar Vivien Johnson, Streets of Papunya sets out to refocus the history of contemporary Aboriginal Art on the township of Papunya as well as to celebrate the exquisite art from the present day artists of its Papunya Tjupi Arts Centre.

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Stephen Orr’s The Hands Longlisted for Miles Franklin Award

The Hands: An Australian Pastoral, by celebrated South Australian author Stephen Orr, has been longlisted for the highly prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award. It is the second time Orr’s work has been nominated, after Time’s Long Ruin was longlisted in 2011.

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The Punch Brothers Punch On

Taking bluegrass out of the swamp with their indie and modern classical sensibilities, the Punch Brothers are returning to the Guitar Festival and Adelaide where leader Chris Thile hopes to get reacquainted with some of our famous wines.

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Watching Glass Grow with 20/20 Vision

With the 2016 Adelaide Biennial exhibition Watching Glass Grow showing at the Santos Museum of Economic Botany, Tony Kanellos looks back at the curious shared history of plants and glass.