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Engagement in the Arts and longevity

Engagement in the Arts and longevity

A prospective 14-year study suggests that engagement in the arts could increase longevity. The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing analysed the responses of 6710 adults aged 50 years or older. The participants self-reported their personal engagement with the arts. The researchers focused on the frequency of ‘receptive arts activities’ such…

Natural History Illustration course

Natural History Illustration course

The University of Newcastle has a free 6-week course in Natural History Illustration. According to the web page introducing this course, “The field of Natural History Illustration is about observing and illustrating subjects from nature, science and culture, with their linkages to the environment being central.” Roger Jones from the…

The resonances between Indigenous art and images captured by microscopes

The resonances between Indigenous art and images captured by microscopes

The resonances between Indigenous art and images captured by microscopes Detail from Witchetty Grub Dreaming, Jennifer Napaljarri Lewis, Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu. Courtesy of the artist Roger Wepf, The University of Queensland Rich visual parallels between Indigenous artworks and microscopic natural structures hidden in the world around us reveal unexpected…

The Vagina Monologues – starts November 29

The Vagina Monologues – starts November 29

The Vagina Monologues, first performed in 1996, is based on interviews with 200 women. The play, a series of individual monologues and four group pieces, explores consensual and nonconsensual sexual experiences, body image, genital mutilation, direct and indirect encounters with reproduction, vaginal care, menstrual periods, sex work, and several other…

Auditions for ‘Soft Murder’

Auditions for ‘Soft Murder’

Do you want to audition for a play?  Bette Guy is directing her play SOFT MURDER, at Lismore Theatre Company’s Rochdale Theatre in March 2020. Auditions are to be held on Saturday November 23rd between 10am and 2pm at The Workers Club in Keen Street. There are several male roles…

Two LTC plays selected for Hot Shorts

Two LTC plays selected for Hot Shorts

Media Release Lismore Theatre Company   Two LTC plays selected for Hot Shorts Lismore Theatre Company is excited that two of its members have had their ten minute plays selected as finalists in The Drill Hall Theatre Company Mullumbimby’s biennial short play competition Hot Shorts, opening Friday 1 November. Writers were…