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[23 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 7,210 views]
One Woman Goes There at the Adelaide Fringe

Join the star and co-writer of Busting Out! as she puts the puppies back in the kennel and steps out for an hilarious night of stand up where nothing is sacred.

With innate comedic abilities and keen knack of remembering jokes, Bev Killick gets the crowd laughing non-stop each and every time she performs. Her show “Bev Killick Goes There” is at The Maid for the Adelaide Fringe.

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[2 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 7,324 views]
Startup Writer Workshop for lean publishers coming to Adelaide!

Startup Writer Workshop will begin its run in Australia in Adelaide on Saturday 21st December 2013, showing authors how to apply startup principles to publish a profitable book.

Guy Vincent, CEO and Founder of Publishizer, will share his knowledge and expertise on the changing face of the publishing world.

Derived from the lean startup movement, lean publishing focuses on testing a manuscript to validate a market for the book, and introduces crowd-sourcing and crowd-funding techniques…

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[29 May 2013 | No Comment | 11,479 views]
Discover David Helbock Trio at the Hoot Jazz Festival

Award-winning Austrian Jazz Pianist David Helbock is bringing Raphael Preuschl on bass ukulele and Herbert Pirker on drums with him to Adelaide for the second Hoot Jazz Festival in Mount Barker this June long weekend.

Performers come to Hoot! to celebrate jazz – from across the world, across Australia and just across the street. An astonishing range of players, singers, composers and performers converge on the Hills and deliver performances that cover the spectrum of jazz.

Experimental, fusion, funk, soul, blues, trad, bebop, croon, swing and hip-hop can all be found, in intimate and inimitable venues: where else would you find a gig at a funeral parlour, on a train, in a church and on a bowling green?

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[17 Feb 2013 | No Comment | 8,851 views]
Sullivan and Bok stand up at the Adelaide Fringe

Alex Croker reviews Sullivan and Bok’s February 15th Adelaide Fringe show and talked to them earlier about their comedy work.

Sullivan and Bok are two Melbourne based comedians calling Adelaide home this Fringe Festival. These witty self-confessed ‘hipster magpies’ perform much more individually than as a pair. Though parts of the show do overlap, they are two artists combining to provide a longer show than they would be able to individually.

They’re playing at the Red Room at the Austral Hotel, 15th Feb until 2nd March, 6pm, no shows Mondays. Read more…

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[14 Feb 2013 | No Comment | 11,505 views]
Adelaide Fringe to open with a “Dizzying” Parade

Once again, the streets of Adelaide will light up and the city will explode with excitement as we celebrate the opening of the 2013 Adelaide Fringe this Friday the 15th of February.

As usual, thousands of eager onlookers are expected to line Adelaide’s premier boulevard, King William Street, to welcome an array of floats and Fringe artists in the Fringe Parade as they ‘strut their stuff’ from North Terrace to Victoria Square.

The Parade commences from 8.30pm, signalling the start of four weeks of Fringe mayhem, and will mesmerise revellers with a wonderful array of stunning floats and costumes, all around the theme of ‘Lit from Within’.

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[2 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 5,858 views]
Terrain is where spirit and place meet

This new full length work by choreographer Frances Rings is comprised of nine short pieces, beautifully sitched into a patchwork of landscape inspired wonder. The accessibility of this format impressed me. It is an unique invitation to experience these artists’ interpretation of the indigenous people’s relationship to country, in particular to the vast and changeable waterway, Lake Eyre.

ings’ choreography is idiosyncratic, which, for a 65 minute piece with costume, design and music changes providing colour and impetus, is not such a bad thing. Common themes and motifs linked the short works with a signature mood of fluid connectivity…

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[12 Jul 2012 | No Comment | 38,063 views]
Historic former milk factory in Port Adelaide on target to become Australia’s ‘greenest’ building

hanks to innovative fuel cell technology, a former milk factory in historic Port Adelaide is aiming to become the nation’s greenest commercial office building.

Developed by boutique property development group Acdev, the St Vincent Street property – built in 1921 – has been converted into a premium quality office building featuring five ‘BlueGen’ ceramic fuel cell units, which convert natural gas to electricity and heat. It is the single largest commercial fuel cell installation in Australia.

Combined with a 22kW, 90-panel photovoltaic solar cell installation, the two storey, 1,100 square metre property has been designed to be carbon negative, with the solar power system generating enough energy to more than offset emissions from the natural gas used to operate the fuel cells. The predicted operational greenhouse gas emissions savings associated with this project is 55 tonnes of CO2 emitted per annum – the equivalent of taking 50 cars off the road for a year.

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[22 Jun 2012 | No Comment | 6,561 views]
What I Think When I Think About Dancing: A first attempt

A review by Angela McDonald Booth of an ACArts 3rd Year dance students performance with direction and choreography by Paul Gazzola.

It’s just as well I’m not dancing professionally anymore. I have terrible ball skills. This preview evening for the 3rd year dance students at ACArts began with a reworking of the 2004 piece PROJECT – a work that uses games and play as a means to discuss the choreographic process. As we picked our way across the performance space to our seats, we underwent a transformation from audience to sporting crowd as two teams of dancers competed in familiar tournaments with balls, hackey sacks as well as their physicality alone. Culminating in a very entertaining hybrid display of sporting skill and team work that warmed up dancers and audience alike, this game more importantly asks questions about the nature of performance and choreography…

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[18 Jun 2012 | No Comment | 14,244 views]
Discover local events in Adelaide on Jedo

From a happy childhood in a remote pocket of South Australia, to working in Melbourne’s urban jungle, Anneliese Urquhart has experienced diverse communities.
During years of travelling and moving for work, the 31-year-old social entrepreneur often found herself looking for events in the areas she was visiting. Recently she  launched an innovative website – www.jedo.me – to cater to this need, and connect communities around Australia.

Free and easy to use, Jedo is a second-generation events sharing platform that helps people find, share and host events. Members are notified when events are on that …

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[16 Jun 2012 | No Comment | 9,046 views]
South Australian film Swerves into cinemas

“A suitcase of money, a woman, two men; a lot can happen in the middle of nowhere…” introduces Craig Lahiff’s new genre thriller, SWERVE, whose South Australian opening night is on Thursday 7th June.

Filmed on location in Port Adelaide, Two Wells and the Flinders Ranges, Swerve stars Australian actors Emma Booth (Underbelly), David Lyons (ER) and Jason Clarke, who has
just featured in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.

Swerve was filmed in South AustraliaSwerve tells the story of a man caught out in the dry and desolate country with car problems
as he travels to attend a job interview. Coming across a fatal road accident, Colin (David Lyons)
finds a woman shaken up and another man dead…

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[29 May 2012 | One Comment | 11,568 views]
Jenny Clift’s photo-a-day discipline becomes a photography exhibition

Jenny Clift has been a keen photographer for many years, and even more so since she joined Flickr, the online photo sharing community, in 2005. In 2010 this Adelaide shutterbug decided it was time to start her own Project 365, and made the commitment to take a daily photograph to post on social media.
“I had heard of other photographers taking a photo a day to extend their photography skills and it was something I always wanted to do,” Jenny said. “But it wasn’t until I got an iPhone that I …

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[28 May 2012 | 2 Comments | 12,734 views]
A review of the Australian Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet in Adelaide

The Adelaide season of Romeo and Juliet at the Adelaide Festival Centre began on Friday May 25 and runs for six nights only until Wednesday May 30. It is part of the Australian Ballet’s 50th anniversary season.

Angela McDonald Booth’s experiences with Graeme Murphy’s choreography spans from his Sydney Dance Company works Daphis and Chloe in 1989 to Fornicon in 1995.

Read Angela’s review of Adelaide’s opening night…

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[23 May 2012 | No Comment | 6,906 views]
The Australian Ballet presents Romeo and Juliet in Adelaide

The Adelaide season of Romeo and Juliet at the Adelaide Festival Centre begins on Friday May 25 and runs for six nights only. It is part of the Australian Ballet’s 50th anniversary season.

Angela McDonald Booth’s experiences with Graeme Murphy’s choreography spans from his Sydney Dance Company works Daphis and Chloe in 1989 to Fornicon in 1995.

Read Angela’s preview of Murphy’s adaptation of one of her favourite, and one of the world’s best known ballets. And stay tuned to a review of the opening night performance here on adelaidetweet.com

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[21 May 2012 | No Comment | 9,527 views]
Hoot! Adelaide Hills Jazz Festival this June long weekend

With an exciting blend of international, interstate and local jazz acts, the Hoot! Adelaide Hills Jazz Festival is a keenly anticipated addition to Adelaide’s music calendar. Over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, June 8 – 11, the Adelaide Hills will host an incredible lineup of musicians that makes Hoot! the pre-eminent jazz festival in South Australia.

Highlights of the program include Hammond organ master Dr Lonnie Smith (USA), saxophonist and composer Eli Degibri (Israel), and ‘sonic project’ Tarbaby (USA). All of these artists are playing a three-city Australian tour taking in Melbourne, Sydney and… Mount Barker!

Australian acts include Perth duo Jamie Oehlers and Sam Keevers and young Sydney chanteuse Emma Hamilton, with Adelaide Art House trio Vincent’s Chair add to an eclectic lineup that offers something for everyone…

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[13 May 2012 | One Comment | 8,633 views]
After a successful Biennial, sculptures still stand at The Cedars

The 2012 Heysen Sculpture Biennial was held at The Cedars, the bushland property of famous landscape painter Hans Heysen near Hahndorf, from Feb 26th to April 29th 2012. If you missed the main exhibition, or want to return for more, you can still see works by fifteen of the artists on-site until October 2012.

Some of the 56 artists involved were also part the very first Biennial in 2000 and this year an ever expanding group of young and established sculptors, including three from interstate, joined in. Each responded in a unique way to the theme of ’Homage to Nature’.