Once again Théatre Excentrique illuminates one of the darker problems of our modern world with a brilliantly conceived and performed production of Anouilh’s Antigone (Director: Anna Jahjah). It is quite incredible that a handful of very committed and accomplished actors in a small black rectangular space can have such a powerful impact upon the emotions and minds of the audience. We come complacent. Shaken and disturbed, we leave with questions.
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Tony Abbott, self-appointed Minister for Indigenous Affairs, has raised a storm of protest over his support for West Australian Premier Colin Barnett’s decision to close 150 remote Aboriginal communities and especially over his assertion that the taxpayer should not be called on to fund the “lifestyle choices” of people who live in them.
UnitingCare NSW.ACT marched for the first time in the Sydney Mardi Gras on Saturday March 7 to show its support and commitment to sex and gender diverse communities and staff, as well as clients and residents in its care.
Regina Madden, in her own words, is “a girl from the bush”, and a “straight talker”. According to those who know her best she is also a big-hearted and highly capable community leader. As Co-ordinator of the Garden Shelter at South Sydney Uniting Church she is respected and loved for her integrity, dependability and good humour. “I laugh a lot!” she says.
WATERLOO: In September last year Siobhan Bryson, Operations Manager at Weave Youth & Community Services, received a “cold call” from Daniel Jeon, Director of BestU Cleaning Management. Mr Jeon then paid a visit to Weave’s head office and women’s centre. Having been provided a quote for cleaning services, Ms Bryson informed Mr Jeon that although impressed by his company – “I could tell they’d do a good job” – it was simply not an affordable option for Weave.
Geoffrey Robertson QC is founder and head of the Doughty Street Chambers, the UK’s leading human rights practice. He is a prolific writer and he works as a judge and academic. His trademark Hypotheticals, broadcast on television, have made his distinctive style familiar to a general audience.
A recent graduate of the National Art School in Darlinghurst, Alex Grilanc is the fourth Artist in Residence at the South Sydney Uniting Church in Waterloo. He talks with Jemima Hall, the previous resident artist at the church, about his work and community engagements.
Omara “Bombino” Moctar is a member of the nomadic Tuareg Ifoghas Tribe from Agadez, Niger. His music is sung in the Tuareg language of Tamashek, and features lyrical content inspired by the Tuareg People’s fight against the government of Niger and the imposition of colonialism and strict Islamic rule.