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Unleashing Asia

The OzAsia Festival is ready to unleash its delights on Adelaide again this year with a stunning program of contemporary arts events, many of them exclusive to this city. Festival director Joseph Mitchell — in his third year at the helm — says each event represents “the best and the most highly-acclaimed contemporary arts and culture from across Asia”. “Nowhere …

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Life Scripted

From soap to secret police Having worked in television and filmmaking for more than 30 years, it’s fair to say Richard Jasek knows something about making it in his chosen industry. The Prague-born producer, director and writer has directed close to 1000 hours of television during his prodigious career. He’s worked on enduring Australian favourites such as Heartbreak High and …

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Ancient Great Southern Land

South Australia’s museum is home to the world’s best collection of indigenous artefacts while the Art Gallery is about to launch another stellar exhibition Around a little tucked-away alcove in the South Australian Museum is a most remarkable object. It’s a 10,000 year-old boomerang. It’s most likely the oldest boomerang in existence. Now, it’s a bit hard to comprehend such …

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Matt’s Top Adelaide Cabaret Picks

It’s the show international stars want to be part of. The Adelaide Cabaret is the biggest and best festival of its kind in Australia. The two-week event once again turns on the party only a couple of months after Mad March attracted punters from around the globe to witness the Adelaide Fringe, the Festival, Womadelaide and Clipsal 500 Adelaide. Held …

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Festival city on the march

Words Patrick McDonald It may be colloquially known as “Mad March” but the truth is that Adelaide’s festival season — which incorporates everything from fine arts and world music to racing carnivals of both the high-octane and equine varieties — rolls out from mid-February in a constant procession of entertainment which completely takes over the city. From one of the …

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Creative state of mind

Every state’s film outfit invests in movies — but rather uniquely the South Australian Film Corporation actually stars in them too Words Andrew Fenton Every state’s film outfit invests in movies — but rather uniquely the South Australian Film Corporation actually stars in them too. The film body’s stunning heritage listed main building at Glenside, in Adelaide, has appeared in …

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The Guide – Nov/Dec/Jan

What’s on in South Australia NOVEMBER Tartuffe by Molière Adelaide Festival Centre, Festival Drive, city November 4-20 This performance, presented by State Theatre Company and Brink Productions, follows Orgon who leads a blissful, happy life. But when he welcomes the deceptively slick Tartuffe into his family, he unwittingly injects his home with a lethal dose of chaos. adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au Vegan Festival …

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Festival Fun

Culture & Arts From Adelaide Festival and Fringe to Clipsal 500, every March Adelaide is turned into a mecca for entertainment-hungry punters. It comes as no surprise then locals call this time of the year “Mad March”. Festival shows its true Saul Barrie Kosky brings daring opera to SA Outrageous opera of truly biblical proportions will reclaim its rightful place as the centrepiece …

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Artist of many faces

Damien Shen is a rich man – not necessarily in terms of money, but culture. The South Australian artist has Chinese and Aboriginal bloodlines. His ancestry has often been the subject of his work. Now, as part of OzAsia, he joins forces with Badiucao, one of the most prolific artists and political cartoonists in China: his work challenges the nature …

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We Suggest…

The 39 Steps — State Theatre Company Dunstan Playhouse, August 19 to September 11 British comic playwright Patrick Barlow borrows from both the original John Buchan novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 classic film to create a show that is equal parts farce, clowning masterclass and heart-stopping noir thriller. This deranged comedy features four actors, playing 139 roles, in 100 minutes …