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Monday, 21 January

15:05

Phillipa McGuinnesss Year Everything Changed Me fail? I fly!

Phillipa McGuinness, The Year Everything Changed: 2001 (2018) Phillipa McGuinness reminds us in her preface to The Year Everything Changed that in 1988, the bicentenary of James Cooks visit to Australias east coast, a number of substantial books called slice histories were published: Continue reading

09:13

Woodford in a Nutshell Timber and Steel

Photos by Stuart Bucknell, full album on our Facebook page Timber and Steel loves a good festival, and Woodford is no exception. The premiere Folk Festival is forever growing and developing to highlight and showcase both the beauty of the natural surrounds, and a diverse array of musical greats and emerging artists. The beauty of []

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Sunday, 20 January

05:30

Independent Artist of the Week: Makeda FBi Radio

Photo by Hyun Lee 

Makeda brings an avant-garde sensibility to underground club music with Me, First, the lead single off an upcoming EP which explores the colonial histories of Australia and the UK

Melbourne-based musician, DJ and artist Makeda creates imaginative dance music with a left-field sonic palette and an implicit social commentary. Taking a holistic approach to her artistic undertakings, Makeda brings an avant-garde sensibility to underground club music. Her dedication to experimentation and storytelling have seen her perform at Dark Mofo, Soft Centre, Vivid and Next Wave alongside artists like Oscar Key Sung and Air Max 97.

Drawing on her familial connection to Londons Afro-Caribbean community, Makedas indebtedness to jungle, breakbeat and bass music is on display in Me, First, the murky first single off her upcoming EP Lifetrap. At the same time, Lifetrap represents an estrangement from that heritage. I was fascinated by how I was connected to the community at the same time as feeling really isolated from it. Im coming at it like an alien she says of the project, and this sense of alienation comes through on Me, First.  The track, released on Melbourne label Nice Music, deploys techno textures and a deep low end to maximum effect.

 

Check out Me, First below:

 

 

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Saturday, 19 January

17:51

TAKE ME TO TAMWORTH TOWN

Take Me To Town, the 3CD, 47 track compilation of contemporary Australian alt-country music is heading to Tamworth 2019, with a very special showcase gig featuring an all-star line-up of Ben Leece & Left Of The Dial, Katie Brianna, The Weeping Willows, Hana & Jessie-Lee, Lachlan Bryan, Jen Mize and Mitch Power. If you are Continue reading

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Friday, 18 January

18:45

Thank Folk Its Friday 18th January Timber and Steel

This Week in Folk All the News From The Week That Was Releases This Week Nightingale Jess DeLuca iTunes Rattlesnake Neyla Pekarek iTunes Remind Me Tomorrow Sharon Van Etten iTunes Hillbilly Synthesiser The Pigs iTunes Timber and Steel Recommends Go To This Gig Illawarra Folk Festival Thursday 17th to Sunday []

17:37

Vale Mary Oliver Me fail? I fly!

The poet Mary Oliver died yesterday, aged 83. Ive only blogged about one of her books, here, and didnt say much about it. But every time Ive read one of her poems in a book lying around in a Continue reading

13:35

January 18 On This Day in Australian Histor "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"


1788 - The first English settlers arrived in Australia's Botany Bay to establish a penal colony. They found the location unsuitable and Capt. Arthur Philip moved on to Sydney Cove. England sent the first sheep along with convicts to Australia.
Yep, somewhere between today and the 20th them wot wasn't invited rocked up and crashed the party.
NOT on the 'precious' 26th.

1794 - Members of the NSW Corps rioted on Norfolk Island following a play held for the Queen's Birthday.

1815 - A residential school for Aboriginal children was opened at Parramatta with six boys
and six girls.

1816 - The ship Fanny arrived at Port Jackson with 171 convicts and news of the Battle of Waterloo.

1818 - The Great Western Road between Parramatta and Emu Ford (Plains) opened.

1825 - Hume and Hovell returned from their successful exploration overland to Port Phillip.

1830 - James, James, Morrison, Morrison commonly known as Jim...er, James Knight got hitched to 'is swee'heart called May Smith, going down in Oz History as the first married Europeans in the Colony of Westralia.
Aww, bless.
With or without the golden gown at the other end of the town.

1849 - Australia's first Prime Minister, Edmund Barton, was dropped off by the stork in Glebe, Sydney.


1851 - The Union Bank of Australia opened in Lyttelton, NZ.

1863 -The Sydney to Parramatta railway extended to Penrith.

1878 - Get your backs into it boys! The Ghan Railway construction was begun.

1883 - William Burns was Hanged at Adelaide Gaol for the murder of Henry Loton at sea.

1901 - Jimmy Governor was Hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol for the murder of Helen Josephine Kerz at Breelong, on 20 July 1900. In the same incident he and Jackie Underwood also killed Mrs. Sarah Mawbey, Grace Mawbey, Percival Mawbey and Hilda Mawbey. Jimmy and his brother Joe also killed Alexander McKay near Ulan on 23 July, Elizabeth O'Brien and her baby son at Poggie, near Merriwa, on 24 July, and Keiran Fitzpatrick near Wollar, on 26 July.

1911 - A worldwide competition to design the national capital was announced.

1933 - The Aussie Cricket Board of Control was feeling slightly out of spin when they cabled the MCC to protest at the unsportsmanlike head-hunting bodyline bowling that "was likely to upset friendly relations existing between Australia and England".


1934 - Qantas Empire Airways was formed.
QANTAS Limited and Britain's Imperial Airways (a forerunner of British Airways) formed a new company, Qantas Empire Airways Limited (QEA).

1947 - Former war artist William Dargie won his fourth Arc...

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Thursday, 17 January

15:16

Alexis Wrights Tracker Me fail? I fly!

Alexis Wright, Tracker: Stories of Tracker Tilmouth (Giramondo 2017) This is a book of yarns. Ill start this blog post with one of them. In the mid 1990s at the Gulf of Carpentaria, Murrandoo Yanner was involved in negotiations with Ian Williams, the general Continue reading

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Wednesday, 16 January

20:43

NEW MUSIC: Hayesville Minor Key

Hayesville caught our ear with this rich and stately vocal sound. Hes a Swedish singer songwriter now based in Cologne, Germany and he counts Songs: Ohia as an influence which instantly makes him a winner in our book. Its a classic sound that he goes for, quite baroque at times, a gothic Americana of sorts Continue reading

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Tuesday, 15 January

20:44

Five of the Best: All The Bests stand-out eps of 2018 FBi Radio

All The Best is FBis flagship storytelling show and podcast produced at FBi Radio in Sydney in association with SYN and Triple R in Melbourne. Executive Producer Allison Chan shares her favourite episodes of 2018 to whet your appetite for a new year of new Australian storytelling.

Episode 1814: Ghosting

Is an unanswered text message scarier than an actual ghost sighting? This ep features eerie tales of hauntings in the nations capital, an abandoned smoothie shop and text messages left hanging.

 

Episode 1815: Say My Name

Our names help to define us legally, socially and culturally. Changing a name is a tricky process for anyone, especially when that anyone is an entire nation.

 

Episode 1834: Behind the Sound

Were pulling back the curtain. Were lifting the lid. Listen in as we show you what really goes in to making an episode of All The Best.

 

Episode 1832: Work In Progress

Stories about relying on underpaying, insecure cash-in-hand jobs and living to laugh at the tale, and turning cringe-worthy customer interactions into art comics to be precise.

 

Episode 1840: Man Versus

Earth! Fire! Wind! Water! Heart!

 

Tune in to All The Best as it airs every Saturday at 10am

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15:48

Community Billboard 15 to 22 January 2019 89.7 Eastside FM

This weekly community billboard is proudly sponsored by the City of Sydneys Plan for the future Sydney 2030 making our city more green, global and connected.

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12:36

Arts Wednesday 16 January 2019 89.7 Eastside FM

I am so looking forward to being back at the console this week.

We start the show with a bit of unfinished business from last, with 2 more episodes left on Beauty and this week its James Franklin with Beauty and Mathematics.

My special guest at 11:00 am is Andrew Tink, auth pr Honeysuckle Creek: The Story of Tome Reid, A Little Dish and Neil Armstrongs First Step. It will be 50 years this year since that historic footstep and the story is still as thrilling today.

Music yes, you guessed all about the moon.

Looking forward to your company!

 

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08:01

PJ Returns to Dial Afrika 89.7 Eastside FM

Rumour has it that PJ will return to retake the chair on Dial Afrika next week, January 16 at 9am. By popular demand, humbled and excited to continue a program he started seven years ago, theres every chance that this could be more than mere rumour.

Returning from a 6 month sabbatical during which took him to Thailand on a Holistic Health Getaway and to climb the mountain Mae Taeng, (lady lying down) in Chiang Mai. A feat he says, has to be included on his bucket list.
Dial Afrika is real Afrikan radio highlighting arts, culture, history and the very best in sounds and music from across the continent and Global Afrikan Community.

For his first show, listeners will be treated to some almost forgotten favourites, and a special segment highlighting some new releases from some of Southern Afrikas new and young generation of artists, composers and performers.

To verify if this is rumour or not, tune in to Eastside Radio 89.7FM 9am Jan. 16, eastsidefm.org (on demand) on the worldwide web.Dont miss this first of many, and let music be the link that unites us!

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Monday, 14 January

16:21

Elsen Price Releases New Classical Single 89.7 Eastside FM

Sydney artist Elsen Price has released a global sounds single Birth: The Spirit Begins a lead single from his album Death of the Spirit and the Rise of the Pointless. Encapsulating emotions into his music, Birth: The Spirit Begins is a new classical instrumental single filled with double-bass grooves that tells the story of human expression without any words.

On the single, Elsen said, The single is an expression of an individual before they succumb to the categorical life, with a freedom of ideas, moods, passion and pursuit,

The highly anticipated album, Death of the Spirit and the Rise of the Pointless is a creative expression of the continuing development in Global Culture for the systematic organising and labelling of all individual people.

On the album, Elsen said, Any moments of being silly, wrong, right, arrogant, humble, progressive, conservative, caring, oppressive or any activity slightly against the mundane and normal, is filmed, written about, photographed, supported, destroyed or even worshiped,

This 5-track-album conceptualises the decline of human connection to its environment and reality, and the rise of inhuman order, control, rules, regulations and limits.

Elsen Price is an Australian Double Bassist and composer based in Sydney, Australia. As a featured artist, Elsen has performed both locally and internationally at BassEurope (Prague), Yilan International Art Festival (Taipei), Audio Foundation (Auckland), Sydney Festival, Vivid Festival, MONA and Woodford Folk Festival.

With over 20 years experience as a bass player, Elsen has performed alongside Josh Groban (Multi Grammy Award Winning), Mike Patton (Faith No More), Lee R...

16:04

The Wind in the Willows 89.7 Eastside FM

This critically acclaimed outdoor theatre production delivers music, songs, and laughs. There is fun for young and old as the Head Chief Rabbit transforms the audience into rabbits with a waggle of the ears and a wiggle of the nose. The young rabbits are encouraged to get involved in the action and are given every opportunity to scream out loud, sing along and become part of the adventure. With laughs and surprises for children and adults, this is interactive theatre at its best.

Celebrating 16 years in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, The Wind in the Willows is Australias best-loved affordable family entertainment, so pack a picnic, grab the kids and join in the fun!

What: The Wind in the Willows

When: 5 27 Jan 2019 (Various Times)

Where: Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney 

For More Information & To Book Online Click Here

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12:17

Jessica Fox, 2 time Olympic medallist in Canoe Slalom, joins GT on Crossing the Line 89.7 Eastside FM

At age 24 Jessica is set for a long and successful sporting career in both Canoe and Kayak. Her love of white water events is no surprise as both her parents were coaches of the Australian Olympic team in these events.

Her eyes are very much on the future both with her rigorous training regime and her studies in Psychology.

With seven World Championship gold medals in individual events she is the most successful paddler, male or female, in World Championship history.

She chats to GT Tuesday 3pm and shares the music that inspires her.

If youd like to see Jess in action she is about to compete in international events at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium (8-10 and 15-17 February). Both these events are free for spectators.

Follow Jessica on social media via Instagram @jessfox94 or Facebook

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06:02

Richard F Thomas, Why Dylan Matters Me fail? I fly!

Richard F Thomas, Why Dylan Matters (Dey Street 2017) Ive been a Dylan fan for five decades. I remember playing John Wesley Harding on repeat in the late 60s, and sitting hunched over a tiny radio in the dead of night hearing a Continue reading

01:14

Spooks & Nukes Integrity Initiatives state-funded, pro-war information operations exposed by Anonymous "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

As I hear more about the Integrity Initiative (II), I am reminded of Julian Assange & Edward Snowden in 2013, on the militarised occupation of our private lives and the new great game.

Years later we would realise, with a bang, the purpose of the new great game.

Spying>Analysis>Persuasion. The Mi(6)ssion was not just to collect information about the inner core of our lives, but using big data AI analysis, to learn how we as a society and as individuals, would be most vulnerable to misinformation, and apt to consent. Cambridge Analytica whistleblower, Chris Wylie, held a mirror to our nakedness in the face of such power, and to his companys for-profit information operations, within the context of elections.

As they appear, the Integrity Initiative revelations, as well documented here by Robert Stevens on the WSWS,< /> are steadily revealing that the same national security bodies, who amended or ignored constitutional laws and collected everyones confidential information, are behind years of misinformation, with a view to a war. WW3 it seems. Stevens enlightens us on IIs involvement in the Skripal reporting, and the licence it gave Teresa May to lash out at Russia.

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Saturday, 12 January

18:36

Joseph Jarman R.I.P. 89.7 Eastside FM

Joseph Jarman (September 14, 1937 January 9, 2019) 82yo. was a jazz musician, composer, and Shinshu Buddhist priest. He was one of the first members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians and a member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

Jarman grew up in Chicago, Illinois. At DuSable High School he studied drums with Walter Dyett, switching to saxophone and clarinet when he joined the United States Army after graduation.[1] During his time there, he was part of the 11th Airborne Division Band for a year.[2]
The AACM and his solo band

After he was discharged from the army in 1958, Jarman attended Wilson Junior College, where he met bassist Malachi Favors Maghostut and saxophonists Roscoe Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, and Anthony Braxton. These men would often perform long jam sessions at the suggestion of their professor Richard Wang (now with Illinois University). Mitchell introduced Jarman to pianist Muhal Richard Abrams, and Jarman, Mitchell, and Maghostut joined Abrams Experimental Band, a private, non-performing ensemble, when that group was founded in 1961. The same group of musicians continued to play together in a variety of configurations, and went on to found the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in 1965, along with Fred Anderson and Phil Cohran.

Jarmans solo recording career began at this time with two releases on the Delmark Label which included non-conforming recording methods, such as spoken word and little instruments, the latter a technique that Jarman and Mitchell would use to effectiveness in the Art Ensemble.[1] The band he fronted and used during these recordings between 1966 and 1968 included Fred Anderson (tenor sax), Billy Brimfield (trumpet), Charles Clark (bass), Christopher Gaddy (piano) and Thurman Barker (drums). However, in 1969 Clark and Gaddy both died and Jarman disbanded his group.
The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Equal Interest

Shortly after his bandmates Clark and Gaddy died in 1969, Jarman joined Mitchell, Maghostut and Lester Bowie (trumpet) in the Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble in 1967; the group would be later rounde...

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Friday, 11 January

15:16

YES LAWD its Anderson .Paak! FBi Radio

  • Anderson .Paak :: interview with Tommy Codling on Arvos

Anderson .Paak dropped in to Arvos with Tommy Codling and, with both of them perched on the mixing desk as per A.Ps pre-interview demands, they chatted about his latest album Oxnard and all the intense collabs contained therein.

They also got into drumming while singing, touristing while touring and going (v politely) head to head with Dre in the studio,

Yeah [Dre] mixed the whole record. Forty-two times. Haha nah seemed like it Were both control freaks I think we were driving each other crazy. Id be like Ah, Dre do you think, um, I think the drums are just a little thin and hed be like I was listening back at the beach house and I wanna change this and that, and I dont know about this song. But it was cool to have a co-pilot, someone of his stature.

Collaboration is integral to .Paaks process and on Oxnard he relished the chance to witness his collaborators processes. From sending a track to the relentlessly in-demand Kendrick Lamar with fingers crossed, to working from the ground up with J. Cole, to watching Dre and Q-Tip build it old school brick by brick.

They also chatted about the hometown camaraderie that binds his band The Free Nationals, the late great Mac Miller, and getting tight with Kendrick. Listen to the whole thing up top.

 

Tune in to Arvos with Tommy Codling every Thursday arvo from 3pm.

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13:17

Thank Folk Its Friday 11th January Timber and Steel

This Week in Folk All the News From The Week That Was Releases This Week CMAA: Winners 2019 Various iTunes Timber and Steel Recommends Go To This Gig The Fretless Friday 11th to Sunday 13th January Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS Wednesday 16th January Rosny Farm, Rosny Park, TAS Thursday 17th []

11:53

Mahalia on Koalas, Collabs and Cardi Bs twerknificence FBi Radio

  • Mahalia :: Interview with Tanya Ali on Arvos

A veteran of the music industry at age 20, UK wunderkind Mahalia makes soul-pop thats equal parts wise, playful and self-assured. Coincidentally this is also the ingredients list for her interview on Arvos with Tanya Ali.

Ahead of a run of sold out debut Australian shows, Mahalia swung by the studio to chat about songwriting, a kangaroo named Dot and the white male-dominated music industry as traversed by a young woman of colour from outside the city:

[When I got signed] there wasnt one person in the beginning that I felt I could relate to cos at first it was like theres no women here and then it was like hold on now theres women but theres no women of colour here whos going to understand me?

The chat wound through dream collabs, why Mahalia writes about love all the time (because just let me be a 20 year old whos living a 20 year olds life ok?), Falls Festival, Field Day and Cardi Bs undeniable queen-ness:

This is me speaking as a fan who generally loves her, even I sometimes watch her instagram and Im like ugh, girl what are you doing? But watching her on stage I was like you are amazing and you are a superstar, and I think people have to respect that.

So much more than this too! Listen back to the whole chat up top.

 

Tune in to Arvos with Tanya Ali every Monday from 3pm

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Thursday, 10 January

19:27

1) Not so clueless about Papua: an academic's call for more research on Papua "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"


2) Indonesia: Grasberg Copper Production Set to Plunge in 2019
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1) Not so clueless about Papua: an academic's call for more research on Papua

Date 1/9/2019 8:19:07 AM



(MENAFN - The Conversation) Most people, including me, often perceive that Papua, Indonesia's eastern most region, is one of the most underdeveloped and dangerous islands in the archipelago. 
This is the result of a development policy during the New Order regime that neglected the eastern part of Indonesia for decades and only focused on building the island of Java , where more than half of Indonesia's 260 million population live . Such a policy has created economic inequality between the eastern and the western parts of Indonesia, and have caused a number of problems . These include poverty, lack of infrastructures development, poor bureaucratic performance, corruption, and s...

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Wednesday, 09 January

10:13

John Purcells Girl on the Page Me fail? I fly!

John Purcell, The Girl on the Page (Fourth Estate 2018) This is a quick, fun read about the current parlous state of fiction publishing set in London, written by an Australian whose biographical note says that, like one of the books characters, he Continue reading

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Tuesday, 08 January

16:41

Community Billboard 8 January to 15 January 2019 89.7 Eastside FM

This weekly community billboard is proudly sponsored by the City of Sydneys Plan for the future Sydney 2030 making our city more green, global and connected.

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Monday, 07 January

16:26

Gallery: FBi Club Night #2 At Kings Cross Hotel FBi Radio

The second club night of the summer pulled together two of Sydneys favourite on air shows for a night of thumping floor fillers. When Switch hits the decks its coiled up club sounds that get limbs working overtime and when Sidechains are in the house its pulsing, high energy club music in force. But, when the two come together its an all out club-ready super mix thats every electro punters dream.

Joining the two superpowers on the night were very special guests Ninajirachi and Sophiegrophy who both made level 4 of the Kings Cross Hotel rumble. While Denzel Sterling, Sandro Dallarmi, Kilimi and Isa all flexed their unique take on club music from Sydney and beyond.

 

FBi Club Night #2 @ Kings Cross Hotel | 21.12.18 | Photos by Wylie Miller

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Saturday, 05 January

18:09

SIMA Jazz Now: Ben Hauptmann 89.7 Eastside FM

SIMA is back at the Sound Lounge in 2019 with the JAZZ NOW Summer Series and a wonderful guitar special to mark the occasion. inner of the 2010 Freedman Jazz Fellowship, guitarist Ben Hauptmann leads a stripped back, fully acoustic ensemble, playing music from his two albums and a collection of new material.

Winner of the 2010 Freedman Jazz Fellowship, guitarist Ben Hauptmann leads a stripped back, fully acoustic ensemble, playing music from his two albums and a collection of new material. Ben Hauptmann is a prestigious guitarist/composer based on the Central Coast in NSW. Winner of the 2010 Freedman Jazz Fellowship and 2nd place winner in the 2007 National Jazz Awards at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz.

Ben has worked a diverse range of artists including Dr G Yunupingu, Bandaluzia Flamenco, Katie Noonan, Lior, Justine Clarke, Vince Jones, Dami Im, Jack Ladder, Bluejuice, Micheline Van Hautem, Bertie Blackman, Donny Benet, Meow Meow and Tal Wilkenfeld. Ben has contributed to many recordings including the 2015 ARIA winning The Gospel Album by Dr G Yunupingu, he has released two albums under his own name and has produced and co-produced multiple others.

BEN HAUPTMANN acoustic resonator guitar | FRANCO RAGGATT acoustic resonator guitar | ARNE HANNA acoustic guitar | HARRY SUTHERLAND piano | ZOE HAUPTMANN double bass | EVAN MANNELL percussion

What: SIMA Jazz Now

Who: Ben Hauptmann

Where: Venue 505

When: 8pm Friday 8th January

To Find Out More & To Book Online Click Here

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17:01

The City of Sydneys Libraries 89.7 Eastside FM

Extending Creative Spaces To You!

The City of Sydney is the local government authority responsible for the city centre and more than 30 suburbs within our boundaries. They provide essential local services, including their network of libraries, which provides a variety of free resources to you. These include borrowing books, magazines, toys, emovies, ebooks, ecomics and more.

Now, the City of Sydneys Library is opening up more creative opportunities for you!

Want to learn how to enhance digital images, design layouts or create graphics? Affordable short Adobe courses (running between 2 and 4 hours) are now on offer! Learn the basics or boost your skills with courses to suit complete beginners through to Advanced. Courses are available for Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator!

Girl using adobe and learning

Affordable Adobe short courses are on offer now

Or perhaps youd be more interested in borrowing a guitar, or playing retro video games for free? Well the City of Sydneys newest library in Green Square is extending their free services to you! Members get free access to use acoustic and electric guitars and borrow retro video game consoles like Atari and mobile streaming devices. Library membership is free if you live in NSW! You can even hire a music room for rehearsals, with a baby grand piano available to you!

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16:58

The Jungle Book 89.7 Eastside FM

THE JUNGLE BOOK  THE NEXT CHAPTER

A brand-new production of Rudyard Kiplings childrens classic

The Jungle Book The Next Chapter is a fun-filled, energetic musical adventure that invites the audience to join in the action when Baloo the bear and Mowgli, the young orphan boy raised in the jungle by wolves meet again several years after Mowgli has left the jungle.

Together, through a concert style-show full of original songs, interactive fun and multimedia, they bring to life Mowglis exciting escapades growing up in the jungle with Bagheera the black panther, Kaa the python, Shere Kahn the tiger, the cheeky Monkeys and the Jackal.

Adapted by Glenn Elston with music by Paul Norton

High energy performanceskeeps smiles on the faces of kids of all agesa crowd pleaser A rumble in the jungle that takes some beating! The Herald Sun

Great hysterical fun for the whole family, thoroughly recommended The Age

What: The Jungle Book

Where: Vaulcuse Hourse

When: 10 27 January 2019

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Friday, 04 January

14:30

Fabels at Moshpit "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"


I got out and saw Ben and Hiske play at Moshpit last night, for the first time in ages.

One of my New Years resolutions is to 'go out more' (haha), like see some bands and maybe draw some of them, and also find some venues and galleries to show in.

I would have like to sketch Renee Falez and Dirk Kruithof etc's punk band, but when I went to shake Ben's hand after their set I dropped my piece of graphite amongst leads and foldback speakers, never to be seen again. I didn't have a spare, have to be better prepared.

I put all the links to my paintings and drawings of performers, with a heap of images, on my bands and performance page. It's been a while since I brought it up to date but I will soon

12:21

Thank Folk Its Friday 4th January Timber and Steel

This Week in Folk All the News From The Week That Was Timber and Steel Recommends Go To This Gig Les Poules a Colin Friday 4th January Le Penelopes @ Kirwans Bridge Estate, Nagambie, VIC Saturday 5th January Fireside Sessions House Concert, Warrandyte, VIC Sunday 6th January WinexSam, Seymour, VIC Friday []

11:53

*** New Merch*** Me fail? I fly!

As regular readers know, every now and then this blog bursts into rhyme. This has been happening in November for nine years now, and occasionally at other times. Ive just published through Lulu.com the fourth hard copy collection of these Continue reading

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Monday, 24 December

08:18

Gifts for Kids 2018 Thank You! 89.7 Eastside FM

Were so proud to be a part of Barnardos Gifts for Kids as part of our Xmas Supporter Drive. And by the sounds of it theyre pretty happy with us too

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Because of YOUR help, your direct involvement with our 2018 Gifts for Kids appeal, we surpassed our goal of reaching over 10,000 gifts for the first time ever!

The number of gifts we estimate that were received either by way of direct donation to us or by purchasing a gift online was more than 11,400!

We also received cash donations over the value of $20,000! Part of this money went to the specific purpose to purchase movie vouchers which was our biggest ask from our centres.

To our corporate and small business partners, schools, volunteers, community groups and families who all contributed to the success of this years appeal, we thank you from the bottom of my heart! The number of people that volunteered to help in our storeroom, the community spirit to hold gift and toy drives, those that drove to our storeroom at Wentworth Park, Wentworth Park for allowing us use of the space (and Sunny!), the sorting, the packing, eating chocolate and more the success of this is because of you all!

We feel very humbled and privileged to have been part of this appeal and meeting you all either through your volunteering services, your toy/gift drives, phone calls and email conversations. We would like to say so much more, but those of you that have met me, know how easily we tear up with this appeal and how we know it helps so many in our care.

Below is just a small little thank you video our team put together. We hope you enjoy it!

Thank you again from all of us at Barnardos and the Gifts for Kids Team and we hope we can work together once again for the 2019 appeal.

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Wednesday, 28 March

09:37

Download Festival is set to expand to Sydney when it returns next year "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Over the last few months, all that Australias heavy music fans could talk about was that of the inaugural Download Festival. Well, now these fans can get even more excited, with news that not only will the festival be returning in 2019, but its set to expand to Sydney as well.

Having been a fixture of the UK music scene since 2003, recent years have seen Download Festival expand internationally, first to France, then to Spain, and now finally, Australia. With countless music lovers turning up on the weekend to watch stunning sets by Korn, Prophets Of Rage, Limp Bizkit, Good Charlotte, and much more, it was very clear that Australians have found themselves a new favourite festival.

Now, Download programmer Nigel Melder has confirmed that the festival will not only make a comeback next year, but that Sydney is set to get their own leg of the festival, too.

We could not be happier with how Download rolled out in 2018, Nigel Melder said. The warmth and support from the heavy music community was unprecedented. From fans to industry and media the love has been out of this world.

We cant thank everyone enough for their behaviour yesterday and we are excited to confirm that Download will return to Melbourne and also make its Sydney debut in 2019.

Likewise, Andy Copping, the founder of Download, flew over from the UK in order to experience the festivals southern hemisphere debut.

It was an incredible honour to bring Download Festival to Australia and no better place than at Flemington Racecourse, or as it was renamed by fans Donmington, in the heart of Melbourne, Copping said. Seeing all the bands just hanging out and supporting each other on stage encapsulates the true camaraderie and spirit of this kind of music, this scene and this festival.

Thank you Download Australia, particularly the fans cause its nothing without you lot, you have truly have taken the festival to your hearts and we cannot wait to be back again for you next year!

While theres no word yet on which acts will be in contention for next years festival, we wouldnt blame you if you started drafting up your wishlist now!

Check out Limp Bizkits Hot Dog, live from Download Melbourne:

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Tuesday, 27 March

12:41

Sydney pop artist Seryna Jane on the creation of her new single Daniel, her forthcoming EP and 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Seryna Jayne is a pop artist out of Sydney and recently Seryna Jayne released her new single Daniel, a song essentially about exploring a love story gone to pieces. Speaking on the creation of Seryna Jaynes second single, Daniel, Seryna Jayne explained to me about how Daniel came about, explaining the idea for the single came after a pretty, messy ...

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09:28

Arts Wednesday 28 March 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

At 10:40 am we hear Part 3 of Loved and Unloved with Ed Lippmann, the series where we discuss heritage issues and, this week we talk about the Chahill Expressway.

My special guest at 11:00 am is Mami Kataoke, Artistic Director of Sydney Biennale 2018. We talked about her, about the philosophic underpinnings of the Biennale and about some of the works, particularly those of Ai Wei Wei, the most high profile of artists represented.

Music is all about art.

Do join me, or listen later via our website: eastsidefm.org

 

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Friday, 23 March

16:26

Ai Weiwei Highlights Treatment of Global Refugees in Human Flow Documentary and Sydney Biennale Installations "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

My latest post for Global Voices:

During a visit to Australia, Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has blitzed the media with his concerns about the global treatment of refugees.

He is the headline artist with two major installations at the Biennale of Sydney that runs until June 2018. One, called The Law of the Journey located at the Cockatoo Island, features a black rubber, inflatable boat and figures. They were made with the same material used to produce the hazardous boats that some asylum seekers and migrants travel in while attempting to cross the Mediterranean.

...Ai also spoke at the Cinema Nova for the Melbourne opening of his documentary Human Flow, which features the stories of refugees in 23 countries in 2016.

...Kon Karapanagiotidis from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre conducted a live interview on Facebook and Twitter that has since attracted nearly 10,000 viewers.

More: From Sydney Biennale Installations to Film Screenings, Ai Weiwei Highlights Treatment of Global Refugees

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Wednesday, 21 March

15:27

ARTS THURSDAY the Biennale and Theater for Young People "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Biennale artists at AGNSW with Mami Kataoka

 

 

 

 

 

Arts Thursday with Maisy Stapleton on 22 March.

WHATS ON TODAYS PROGRAM:

Come with me on a tour of the twenty first Biennale of Sydney over the next two programs and visit the Art Gallery of NSW, Cockatoo Island and Artspace.

Ill be sharing some of my insights and there are interviews with artists and curators as well as a few soundscapes.

This week its the Art Gallery of NSW and (along with others on the media preview) well be welcomed by the Director of the Gallery and the Artistic Director of the Biennale and learn about the Biennale archives at the gallery.

Claire Eggleston, Archivist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following this the focus will be on young people.

If youve ever wanted to involve children in theatre, either as audience, or as participants, then tune in for a fascinating discussion with Sue Giles.

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Tuesday, 20 March

17:48

Mama Kin Spender on their musical affinity, finding remedy and taking risks with Golden Magnetic "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

[Tommy and I] have been friends for about 16-17 years now. You get less than that for most major crimes these days

Its a playful sentiment that echoes throughout Golden Magnetic, the debut album conceived by Mama Kin (Danielle Caruana) and Melbourne producer Tommy Spender.

But aside from being a stellar collection of tracks inspired by nature, connection, love and hope the duo have been breaking out of the records physical confines by incorporating choirs from across the country into their live shows.

Set to hit Sydneys favourite Basement in April, Mama Kin joined Chelsea on The New Thing to delve deeper into the origins of Golden Magnetic, future plans and how they find a sense of community within each choir they perform with.

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