This year’s German Film Festival marks
some significant events in German history and culture – the 30th
anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and
the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus architectural movement.
A special event and the closing night
are devoted to the work of Bertolt Brecht with Mack the Knife – Brecht’s Threepenny Film about the making of the
film and the celebrated classic 1931 film The Threepenny Opera itself.
With the public release of this inaugural festival’s program ad some tickets selling out in 10 hours, it is time to get a wriggle on and book for sessions you’d like to attend. There is a full day early bird concession for the Saturday program if you want to get an excellent rate for 6 presentations of your choice.
Festival director Meredith Jaffé tells
us that presenting writers were selected for their successful work and their
capacity to be good story tellers for a live audience. They include well known
names like Jane Caro, Natasha Lester, Candice Fox, Jaclyn Moriarty.
and Leigh Hobbs.
Local artists Susan Banks and Thea Katauskas urge
you to explore what is often overlooked as we walk around our town. – to see
the life of the nature strip; the plants above, and the working men, often
‘It’s about the invisible energy and activity that maintains the life of our city, as well as the thriving nature that persists whilst being hemmed by roadways and built environments,’ says Katauskas. Now based in Washington DC, she is a 1996 graduate of the ANU’s Canberra School of Art and Design, and has held three successful solo shows of her unique take on the city’s suburban architecture.
Banks, a former scientist, teacher, and recent
graduate of the same art school, has focused on the disrupted, upended nature
strips; the diggings temporarily occupied by workers and the inconvenient
diversions as people step past the barriers, witches’ hats and piles of rubble.
Sunday 19 May 2019 at 5pm St Peter’s Lutheran Church, 6 Boolee St, Reid ACT
The ANU Choral Society (SCUNA) is proud to launch their 2019 concert season with Gloria!, a dynamic celebration of two favourite Baroque composers.
Conducted by Leonard Weiss and accompanied by the versatile pianist Anthony Smith, who will fulfil roles as both harpsichordist and organist during the performance, the choir will be joined by the SCUNA Orchestra, which includes many of Canberra’s top musicians.
Under the artistic direction of Kathryn Stott, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music presents more than 30 musicians from around the world
There are 25 concerts and five special events, including the hugely popular morning conversations, twilight concerts, full-length evening concerts, as well as a magical concert on the beach of Orpheus Island and one on Magnetic Island. Masterclasses also form part of the program.
Now well established as one of the two
annual festivals in the Four Winds’ year long program, the Easter festival in
Bermagui and surrounds this year gave patrons a delicious musical feast.
Living Arts Canberra attended as media guests the full day program in the sound shell on Saturday and the half day on Sunday. We sincerely thank the Four Winds for their generous hosting, fine organisation and inspired programming.
Listen to Barbie’s interviews with Executive Director of Four Winds David Francis, composer/pianist Elena Kats-Chernin, and pianist/conductor Stefan Vladar. We’ll shortly also have interviews with Artistic Director James Crabbe with scholarship holder Nyah Cockle, and lutenist Jakob Lindberg.
Tuggeranong Arts Centre until 27 April 2019 Mon to Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Hugo Toro was the 2018 recipient of an award for a CIT diploma of Visual Art graduate collection. In Two Worlds he has reworked some of his originals in Photoshop, then printed them to canvas and added a new layer with paint.
Palace Electric Cinema from 17 April to 8 May 2019 and nationally 16 April to 26 May 2019
The 22nd edition of the Spanish Film Festival will be enriched by the Cine Latino Film Festival sidebar, formerly a separate event in November. The program includes 32 films with offerings across genres and Spanish speaking countries.
Belconnen Community Gallery 9-26 April 2019,Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm
Responding to the theme of The Land and the Sky, participants in the term one Bungee after-school and in-school expressive art classes present an exhibition of works in a variety of media such as photography, printmaking, weaving, painting, felting and sculpture.