Exposure artists want: Callout for 2022 Adelaide Fringe poster entries

The largest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, will be held from 18 February to 20 March 2022, and the search is on for its next…

Future Oz 2021 lets emerging artists shine

Following an impactful inaugural online presentation in 2020, the team at Future Oz Inc. will return to Facebook for their first event of the year, a Livestream Concert featuring the…

OzAsia Festival 2021 announces first shows

This year will see the first full-scale OzAsia Festival under the leadership of new Artistic Director Annette Shun Wah. Theatre, comedy, writing, and music shows are among the exciting lineup of…

Adelaide Fringe 2021 results bring hope to battling artists

Earlier this week, the Adelaide Fringe released its official facts and figures pertaining to this year’s festival held between 19 February and 21 March. Not even a global pandemic could…

Cabaret Chanteuse Tina Arena announced as 2022 Artistic Director

Australian singer-songwriter, ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, and highly accomplished international artiste Tina Arena AM has been announced as next year’s Artistic Director by outgoing Adelaide Cabaret Festival Artistic Director…

Her Majesty’s Theatre hosts Students Got Talent to a global audience

On Saturday 13 February, the Adelaide Festival Centre celebrated the artistic achievements of culturally diverse finalists in the Students Got Talent competition. The event was made possible through a partnership…

Go Bananas this Valentines Day

Matthew Eberhart, whose superhero identity is Banana Man, will be hosting a free event for families at Moseley Square Glenelg on Sunday 14 February 2021 at 5.00 pm. Eberhart invites…

Artist callout: Nexus Arts seeks artists for Interplay 2021

Nexus Arts is inviting contemporary musicians from culturally diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply to take part in a career development and performance program, bringing together…

The People of Cabaret launch inaugural mentorship

In the notoriously challenging entertainment industry, competition is prevalent and there is no clear cut path to success. Two accomplished and dynamic cabaret artists – Miss Cairo and Victoria Falconer…

Season’s Greetings | a message for our invaluable creators

This year has changed the way we engage with the world and how we engage with art. The arts and entertainment sector was one of the hardest hit with industry…

Celebrate AusMusic Month this November

There are many things to love about November. We get to enjoy spring in the southern hemisphere and celebrate #AusMusicMonth. I’ve selected just a few events, by no means an…

COVID Safe guidelines released by Live Performance Australia

Live Performance Australia (LPA), the peak body for Australia’s performance industry, has released a comprehensive set of COVID Safe guidelines to support arts and entertainment workers in anticipation of the…

Support Local: 7 ways you can sustain Australian musicians

Make Music Day, scheduled for 21 June, is a felicitous reminder of the importance of live music in our country. In August 2018, Mitch Fifield, Minister for Communications and the…

Australian musicians rally together on a path to recovery

Hundreds of individuals and organisations from the Australian music industry have signed an open letter to the Australian Government calling for industry-specific support to ensure the sector’s survival. In an…

‘The Maj’ is given the royal treatment

Adelaide’s iconic theatre has been refurbished! The $66 million redevelopment began in June 2018. Today the newly-refurbished Her Majesty’s Theatre has been unveiled. The completion of the exciting project was…

Composer Josh Belperio premieres ‘In Time’

Cabaret artist and songwriter Josh Belperio (Adelaide Fringe award winner 2018 & 2019) is releasing a collaboration with 23 artists that he greatly admires. All of whom sung their vocal…

APRA Music Award winners 2020

On Monday 25 May the APRA Music Awards went live at 7.00 pm. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing safety concerns, the ceremony was not held in the…

Come what May: 7 FringeVIEW picks to see you through the month

With just over a week remaining before the Adelaide Fringe Festival’s FringeVIEW ends, here are my tried and tested picks to see you through this weekend. I encourage you to…

What good is sitting alone in your room? Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2020 re-imagined

Cabaret aficionados will be able to savour the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in its re-imagined format, Bite-Sized & Home Delivered, where they’ll be serving canapés rather than their usual smorgasbord of…

Serenity: Issue 6 and Episode 2: On Record With Asabi are live

There is plenty to sing about at The Serenade Files HQ. I’ve just published the latest magazine issue and I’ve uploaded Episode 2 of my On Record With… series of…

Create Australia’s future

I’ve been doing a lot of reading while in COVID-19 lockdown. It’s been a fair balance between fiction and non-fiction, however, in the case of the world news, one could…

Magnetic: Leni draws from eclectic influences and drives positive change through progressive soul music

Adelaide-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Leni has huge aspirations and he’s on a solo mission to serve up nothing but good vibes through his latest singe ‘Magnetic’, which was officially released…

Adelaide FringeVIEW: a new digital initiative by Australia’s largest open-access festival

In its unforgettable diamond year, Adelaide Fringe has broken its all time box office record with 853,419 tickets sold to the value of $21 million, with a three per cent…

Together With You: Arts Centre’s new digital program

With more Australians seeking education and entertainment while observing social distancing measures, the Arts Centre has responded with an uplifting digital initiative. “When we closed our doors we recognised the…

Celebrate World Theatre Day with Australian Theatre Live’s (Virus-) Free Theatre Streaming Festival

Since 1962 the International Theatre Institute has celebrated the art of theatre on 27 March each year. This year is unlike any other with Australian performing arts venues closed, and…

Lost your gig? Music Industry calls for $750M relief package

The good people at I Lost My Gig Australia have been working hard to collect data on behalf of the live performance sector. With many major events being cancelled every…

COVID-19 pandemic: how to keep calm and look after ourselves and others

The word pandemic may instill feelings of fear, panic and uncertainty, but it doesn’t have to. Recently, news headlines have been dominated by updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.…

Live performance industry faces an extraordinary challenge

Tony Burke, Shadow Industrial Relations Minister, echoed the sentiments of every arts and entertainment sector worker in a press conference. While people around the world work around the clock to…

F1 Grand Prix cancelled: COVID-19 situation “fluid” as the Australian Government meets to address mass gatherings

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) is currently meeting in Sydney to discuss a national strategy to address Coronavirus concerns, particularly when it comes to sports and entertainment. As share…

“Adelaide’s Great!” according to Tamara Linke, composer of The Hipster

Tamara Linke created an entirely new musical, based in the quirky town of Adelaide (Hindley Street references included), that will celebrate its world premiere on International Women’s Day, Sunday 8…