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‘Puss in Thongs’ children’s pantomime.

‘Puss in Thongs’ children’s pantomime.

Danica Taylor will be directing ‘Puss in Thongs’, Lismore Theatre Company’s next children’s pantomime coming to the Rochdale Theatre in the April 2020 school holidays. Danica is the teaching director of ‘The D-Vine Drama Company’ that provides after-school drama classes for children and teens on the Northern Rivers. Danica loved…

Fundraiser for Heartfelt House

Fundraiser for Heartfelt House

The Saturday 30 November performance of The Vagina Monologues is a special fundraiser for Heartfelt House. President Sharon Brodie says ‘As Director, I chose Heartfelt House as the beneficiary for The Vagina Monologues because of my long association with this not-for-profit group that does a wonderful job supporting adults in…

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…

Witches Abroad

Witches Abroad

Lismore Theatre Company’s next production is Witches Abroad, the stage adaptation by Renoir (Henri Rennie) of Terry Pratchett’s book of the same name from his 41 book Discworld series. The production will run for seven performances from Oct 11-20 at Rochdale Theatre including two Sunday matinees. Discworld runs on magic…

25 artists showcase talents at SCU exhibition

25 artists showcase talents at SCU exhibition

The exhibition is open until 1 September 2019 –  Southern Cross University has been a hub for artistic development and creativity since it began 25 years ago. The University has supported the development of artistic culture regionally, nationally and internationally and the individual art practices of 700 students and 50…