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Michaela Burger – Exposing Edith

The Spiegel Tent Canberra
Thursday 18 April 2019 at 6.30pm

Nominated for a Helpmann Award, this critically acclaimed show charts the life of French icon, Edith Piaf.  Created and performed by Michaela Burger [vocals] and Greg Wain [guitar], Exposing Edith is a stunning mix of authentic French chanson and contemporary sounds.

Hear an interview with Michaela Burger
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Four Winds Easter Festival

18 to 21 April 2019
Full program details at

Update 16 April 2019

There are two glorious days in the sound shell and separate evening performances in the Windsong Pavilion on the festival site at Barragga Bay, along with a variety of events including house concerts in Wapengo and Tanja, workshops and performances in Tilba Central Hall and after dark performances in Bermagui Surf Club.

Listen to Barbie’s interview with James Crabb.
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National Folk Festival

Queensland harp player Elska

Exhibition Park In Canberra
Easter 2019 Thursday 18 to Monday 22 April

The National Folk Festival has had a permanent Canberra home since 1992 and the 2019 iteration brings its faithful audience music, dance and spoken word in the now customary relaxed and joyous atmosphere. Hear from some of the performers below.

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Ausdance ACT – Escalate IV

Ralph Wilson Theatre Gorman House Arts Centre
12 April 6pm and 13 April 2pm and 6pm

Emerging ACT based dance artists working across dance, film and theatre have been working in a three-month intensive mentoring program with local and interstate mentors including Eric Avery, Kim Beamish, Liz Lea and Caroline Wall.

Barbie speaks with emerging dance artist Natsuko Yonezawa
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Maya Pearce – The Missing Garden

Strathnairn Arts Gallery 1, 90 Stockdill Drive Holt
28 April 2019

Maya Pearce is a contemporary artist from China. She started watercolour painting when she moved to Australia three years ago.

Maya has always been interested in exploring the emotional state that lies beneath the surface. In this exhibition. Her latest works show her feelings as a recent immigrant.

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Tuggeranong Arts Centre: Two Worlds and Corin Dam/Space Above

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.

Listen to an interview with Hugo Toro
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Chrissie Shaw in association with Parkinsons ACT – Singing for Parkinsons

Ainslie Arts Centre from Monday 1 April at 10am

Under the direction of talented and ebullient local musician Chrissie Shaw and Parkinsons ACT invites people with Parkinsons, their carers and supporters to a new singing experience. No singing or musical experience is necessary to join.

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The Song Company: Arvo Pärt: Passio

The Song Company In collaboration with Christopher Watson and the Choir of Trinity College, Melbourne  – Arvo Pärt: Passio
12- April – 7.30pm  St Andrew’s, Brighton
13 April  -– 2pm  Trinity College Chapel, Parkville, Melbourne
Running-time: approximately 75 minutes (no interval)

 If you are in Melbourne in the week leading up to Easter, you have the rare opportunity to enjoy The Song Company and the Choir of Trinity College.

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