Author: Ramesha Perera

Countdown is on to the Best. Chardy. Ever. at Wine Machine 2019!

The Hot Dub curated spectacle to be held on Saturday, 13 April at Lake George Winery, will showcase a line-up of some of Australia’s biggest names in electronic music along with the next crop of emerging artists. Gracing the Wine Machine stage will be Australian dance-music royalty The Presets with their enormous and spectacular live show as will the omnipresent nicest guy in dance-music Hayden James with his unique and incredibly popular brand of baby-making house. Arguably the country’s most entertaining live act Confidence Man will have wine-enthusiasts dancing their rosé’s away while the incredible GRAACE will have us...

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From Amateur to Artist

From Amateur to Artist is a five-part documentary series directed and produced by Julia Faragher. The documentary explores the journey of five talented Canberran, artists: Ali Clinch, Faith Kerehona, Bre Lily, Tina Nikolovski and Lucy Sugerman. Dealing with themes such as motherhood, mental health, femininity, social justice, growing up and creativity, this is a film event not to be missed.  The premiere screening will be followed by a Q&A and networking opportunity, and a chance to meet the incredible artists who feature in From Amateur to Artist.  Meet the artists  Faith  Faith uses street art as a medium to focus on the relationships humans have with the environment, the world...

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Is he boyfriend material?

Not all available men are boyfriend material. Heck, not many taken men are really boyfriend material!   It can be hard to figure out what you’re doing at the beginning of any relationship or “dating” situation, but it’s good for all of us to have some awareness about what we want and need. Here are 9 traits we think differentiate a jerk from a boyfriend!   He Listens to You Before you decide that your guy is boyfriend material, you should take a moment to reflect on your conversations. Does he truly listen to what you have to say? Is he...

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Hotel Mumbai: a testament to remarkable individuals

Anthony Maras’ ambitious docudrama re-creates the true story of men and women caught in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. An ordeal that tuned the Indian metropolis into a scene of panic and confusion through a series of coordinated shooting and bombing attacks over three days and nights (November 26 to 29).  Based on hundreds of hours of firsthand research by Maras and co-writer John Collee, who interviewed survivors and witnesses to accurately retell the events of when 10 members of the Islamic terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba rained terror upon the population.  When the terrorists launch their relentlessly brutal wave of attacks, the feeling of sheer panic, fear and desperation is intense – and it doesn’t...

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Local talent Sacha Pola announced as finalist in 46th Muswellbrook Art Prize!

It’s not often one of our own is celebrated on the national stage but Canberra born painter and colourist Sacha Pola has managed to turn heads. Having studied at the School of Art at ANU and graduating (with honours) in print media, art history and French, Pola was announced last week as one of the finalists in the prestigious awards! When asked what motivated him to enter the Muswellbrook Artist Prize, Pola says “I applied because someone came along and gave me the confidence to realise I was ready.” As an artist, Pola is inspired by names like David...

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