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Learn to Audition!

26 April 2015

WAAPA is offering a 3 hour masterclass for students of 15 years + on how to audition. Offered in Perth in September, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in July. Check out this and other WAAPA workshops and short courses here 

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Want to graffitti a wall?

25 April 2015

This time in Adelaide. Expressions of interest for the CANS graffiti art program thru Carclew close this Sunday 26 April. 9 places for young artists 18 - 26 to attend workshop, paint a wall and see it displayed in Victoria Square in the CBD.

Details here 

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Want to paint a tram??

24 April 2015

Part of the Melbourne Art Trams initiative - 8 Victorian residents will get a tram, including an artist under 25 years. Last year it was Year 12 school student, Callum Croker. Not only was that brilliant, but he also won The Melbourne Festival Art Trams People's Choice Award for his tram and $5000 . What a great project! That should inspire more school kids to apply!

Express your interest here. Closes Friday May 29.

Image: Emerging artist Callum Croker, and his work - Parrot Tulip Tram.

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Happy Bday Shakespeare - you chancer!

23 April 2015

Yes, he does seem to have become Saint Shakespeare and the biggest tourist attraction in the UK. There is no record of him attending school, the two daughters of this hero of the English language were illiterate and presumably he owed no books, because there were none left in his will. His contribution is actually not clear at all, but excessive claims are taken as gospel. Did he coin 8,429 new words (or is it 11,396? Or 7,298?). It's more than likely his plays were a collaborative effort and his genius could well have been as an entrepreneur (which there is evidence for), rather than being the father of the English language.

If you can cope with further sacrilege - read the article by William Leahy, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Brunel University London.

That said, I'm very pleased we have "his" work and "his" contribution to theatre and the English language!! 

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SA and ACT - enjoy your holidays!

21 April 2015

The rest of the nation's schools are now in Term 2 - except for you guys.

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Congrats to Bruce Gladwin - inaugural winner of Australia Councils' OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN THEATRE

18 April 2015

Bruce is an inspired choice for the award. He is Artistic Director of Back to Back Theatre, based in Geelong, Victoria. What great work he's made in collaboration with the ensemble over the past 15 years or more. The enduring quality and challenge of their work is reflected in international demand - Ganesh versus The Third Reich has performed in over 30 cities, Small Metal Objects has been touring for 10 years. Back to Back have performed to more people than any other Australian theatre company, including the big ones!

Watch Stephen Armstrong's speech about Bruce's contribution and Bruce's reply here

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Diet and Brain Power

17 April 2015

Studies from various parts of the globe suggest diet in teenagers affects mental ability. Students who eat a diet rich in vegetables and low in saturated fats do better. Having breakfast is important too. One study of diets of 14 year olds in Western Australia diets predicted performance of the students at 17 years. These studies aren't a surprise, but I guess for all of us pushing "good eating habits" it's a relief that the science seems to be supporting it.

Read the full article in The Conversation, here

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16 April 2015

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