Review

Theatre – Josephine Wants to Dance

 

· Tuesday, April 17, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 

Based on a much-loved book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatly, and adapted for stage by the gifted trio Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry, Josephine Wants to Dance is a charming and lively entertainment for the 4 to 9 to 80 year olds.

Theatre – The Sound of Waiting

 

· Saturday, April 7, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 

Mary Anne Butler was inspired to write The Sound of Waiting, shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award for Literature, by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Flying solo – Angel Olsen in Redfern

 

· Saturday, April 7, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 

Wow, Angel Olsen is good! Earthy and ethereal (it’s hard to resist allusions to the angelic).

Flower Power exhibition pulses with energy

 

· Saturday, April 7, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 

The power in Tamara Maximova’s flowers comes from her passion. “When I paint I don’t think. I feel,” she says. “Emotions. Emotions. Emotions.”

Children’s book tells story of Indigenous diggers

 

· Saturday, April 7, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 

This book is suitable for children aged 8 and up. Alfred’s War deals with heavy themes, including war, death, inequality and suffering, and it is best read in…

Restaurants – Anita Gelato & Cold Rock Ice Creamery

 

· Saturday, April 7, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 

Those of you who have met me know my ample girth is testimony to a passion for things sweet and creamy, so it was with great delight that I reviewed the local ice cream/gelato/sorbet providers. The propensity for ice cream to melt in one minute flat (particularly when in a cone) in summer makes autumn and spring the best season for this treat. As ice cream is the great leveller, everyone has the means to savour some of the best ice cream in the world.

Theatre – One Way Mirror

 

· Saturday, April 7, 2018 · 1 Comment 

 

A one way mirror is sometimes called a two way mirror, a character from Paul Gilchrist’s play of the same name, informs his girlfriend. The object under discussion, a reciprocal mirror, is a means by which people can be observed without their knowledge, and works only when one side is brightly lit and the observers’ side is in darkness. It is a metaphor for something, but what?

Theatre – Fly Me to the Moon

 

· Saturday, April 7, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 

Produced by the Mosman Musical Society, the cabaret style Fly Me to the Moon is an excellent evening’s entertainment. The selection and variety of songs from more mellow and less worldly times combined with the enormous talent of this dedicated group assured the audience of a heart-warming, “feel-good” performance.

Alphabetical Sydney – a book-inspired school holiday journey

 

· Saturday, April 7, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 

The school holidays are just around the corner. These two weeks can be a rewarding time, full of opportunities to make special memories, or a challenging time as parents try to figure out how to prevent the dreaded words “I’m bored” escaping their children’s lips. Allow me to suggest how you could fill one of these days.

Artists’ compulsions make compelling viewing

 

· Saturday, April 7, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 

If you get to see Obsessed: Compelled to Make “live”, a short film of the exhibiting artists is on continuous loop beside their artworks. You put on headphones and hear their voices. You see them at work in their studios, or outdoors on their tribal lands, and when the film is finished you get to examine the fruit of their labours.