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  • Living Now

    Mick Thomas national album launch tour just got bigger

    Mick Thomas is set to tour his new retrospective double album These Are the Songs and autobiographical book These Are The Days right across the country this May and June. Joining Mick and his band The Roving Commission on the road are the mighty Melbourne tour de force Raised By Eagles, who themselves are

  • Martin Oliver

    Buderim’s Urban Food Street

    Nature strip gardening such as the Urban Food Street has seen a resurgence in Australia.   Evoking an association of ginger for many people, Buderim today has grown into an urban centre on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. However, in recent years it has also become known in some quarters for a

  • Emma Stephens

    Emma writes to the LivingNow community

    Time to be mindful. Prizes to win. Share the love with this great community.   Hello lovely LivingNow community There has been SO much going on for me this month! Has it been that way for you too? Many people I’ve spoken to in the community have echoed similar sentiments;

  • Jules Sutherland

    The power of festival culture

    What are festivals all about? Do they offer a profound experience or are they just one big, trashy party? What is festival culture, and what can we do with it? [Photo by Leela Sky Photography]   Festival culture As the weather begins its alluring crossfade into autumn, I pause a moment

  • Living Now

    Coranderrk – the forgotten fight for land

    The forgotten fight for land against the Aboriginal Protection Board Coranderrk premiered to critical acclaim at Belvoir in 2013, enjoyed a 2014 sell-out season at Northcote Town Hall and returns re-written and remounted for the 2017 national tour. Touring nationally from 18 April to 7 July Written by Andrea James & Giordano Nanni,

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    Model Citizens – Circus Oz Big Top premiere in Melbourne

    Being a model citizen in the lucky country – audaciously unpacking the myths of modern Australia   This year Circus Oz Artistic Director, Rob Tannion, along with a new diverse acrobatic ensemble, are fired up to launch the latest touring Circus Oz show, Model Citizens. Model Citizens seamlessly blends the

  • Living Now

    Port Fairy Folk Festival 2017 – that’s a wrap!

    2017 was another hugely successful year for the annual Port Fairy Folk Festival. The March long weekend event commenced early Friday evening with a powerful and moving Opening Ceremony, paying respect to the traditional owners of the land, the Peek Whirring people. From there, stages across the sold out festival

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    SOAP slips into Melb for its premiere season

    The international smash hit slips into Melbourne for its premiere season, 30 March – 22 April 2017 @ The Coopers Malthouse. Tickets on sale now!   “It’s a staggering show… as we stare slack-jawed at finely honed acrobats back-flipping and hand-standing over bathtubs” The List (Scotland) “Stunningly physical, fast-paced and dripping wet acrobatics!”

  • Michelle Morgan

    The courage in song

    It’s never too late to begin playing and sharing our voices, and there is always deeper exploration. We sit in a circle, the lights are low and our eyes are closed. A quiet voice speaks, offering the theme of ‘courage.’ A singing bowl creates a steady tone and one by one,

  • Glenda Lamaro

    Letting go of love

    “There has been no failure – simply a learning experience for the soul.”   It’s only natural to want to be loved. We all want to have a sense of belonging. Falling in love is one of the most amazing feelings that we will ever experience. There is nothing quite

  • joyce.vissell

    What would your placard say?

    January 21 will long be remembered as the day of the women’s marches. If you were to march what would your sign say?   It is so inspiring that women from each continent participated, even Antarctica. We just watched a march on the news that took place in Israel in

  • Living Now

    The East Pointers touring Australia

    On the back of winning Ensemble of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in December, Prince Edward Island’s The East Pointers announced they were touring Australia in 2017. Having already played Tasmania, WOMADelaide (and WOMAD NZ), and Victoria earlier this month, the band will travel up and down the East Coast, playing rural and metropolitan

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