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BOOK REVIEW: home{sic}

HOME{SIC} by Julie Beveridge Another Lost Shark, 2012 Review by mr oCean Home is not always the place you come from. Sometimes it’s not a place at all, but a feeling that gradually grows inside you. Julie Beveridge’s new collection, home{sic}, takes us on a journey between those states. Admittedly, seeing it this way may … Continue reading

CABARET REVIEW: We Love You! (As Much As Everybody Else Does)

SUZANNAH BENTLEY has an otherworldly experience at GHOSTBOY’s absurdist neo-cabaret comedy collaboration with cross-dressing instrumentalist SIR LADY GRANTHAM. David ‘Ghostboy’ Stavanger appears from a trapdoor in the floor. He carries a banana that he breaks in half and slams down on the table in front of me. Apparently it contains potassium and I should try … Continue reading

ARTS BLOG: Queensland Poetry Festival

Queensland Poetry Festival Words by mr oCean Photos by Elleni Toumpas There are moments in certain concerts when you feel like you and the performer are alone, floating in space, with an emotional conduit running between you. When it’s really working, you come down from that knowing that everyone else in the room felt it … Continue reading

THEATRE PREVIEW: Envoyé://:Fragmenté

Multiple Exposure Matt O’Neill, Brisbane hip hop MC, interdisciplinary artist and the man behind the Under the Radar Festival’s ENVOYÉ://:FRAGMENTÉ, bares all for SUZANNAH BENTLEY. One man: his music, words, and ideas, and absolutely no clothing to hide behind. Matt O’Neill’s one-man show explores sound, the body, and Australian society. Over three nights during Brisbane’s Under … Continue reading

PREVIEW: Brisbane Writers Festival

Brisbane Writers Festival This September, Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) celebrates 50 years of readers and writers gathering to share their love of words. It’s perfect timing — 2012 is the National Year of Reading, and reading and writing are in the spotlight.  BWF started as Warana Writers Weekend in 1962, expanding in 1985 to Warana … Continue reading

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