Pandemic opera production is one for the history books – Griffith News

The Queensland Conservatorium is putting on Australia’s first opera production since pandemic restrictions took effect, working within strict COVID safe guidelines to ensure the show goes on.

Singers have been rehearsing with gloves and masks on, the orchestra has been moved out of the pit and onto the stage to allow for social distancing and audience numbers will be limited.

This year’s mainstage opera production is Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict, inspired by Shakespeare’s beloved …

Survey: Covid boosts all digital entertainment – CMO

With a global pandemic upon us, news, rather than film, is the must-see event of 2020, according to the latest Deloitte Australia Media Consumer Survey.

From COVID-19 to bushfires, Australians have binged on news content updates on the small screen and social channels, reflected in an overall increase in all news sources across all demographics during lockdown.

“Press conferences became appointment viewing during lockdown and television was the biggest winner with 90 per cent of …

‘You’re not alone’: Fostering creativity and community with Creatives of Colour – ArtsHub

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Live From My Living Room with Gelareh Pour – Hoover Sun

Live From My Living Room is a weekly online concert series. This week we’re thrilled to bring you Gelareh Pour, live from her home in Melbourne, Australia.

Live From My Living Room is a weekly online concert series. This week we’re thrilled to bring you Gelareh Pour, live from her home in Melbourne, Australia.

This performance will stream on our Facebook and YouTube pages. Direct links to both will be posted here soon.

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What’s On 27 August – 3 September – Neos Kosmos


FREE ONLINE LECTURE COVID AND WORKING MIGRANT COMMUNITIESKos Samaras will be presenting a lecture hosted by The Greek Community of Melbourne delving into how COVID-19 has not just been lethal for many of our frail elderly but for thousands of migrant workers, exposed because of their work and lack of care.This pandemic will be remembered for many tragedies, but history will highlight one very obvious trait. The impact on migrant communities, from the cold streets …

65+ community events on in Mackay this week – Daily Mercury


The Community Diary and Weekend Planner offer free entries to not-for-profit groups, organisations, clubs and schools in the wider Mackay region.

Email details of your event, under the subject ‘Community Diary’ to


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Recipients Announced For Play Local Funding For Music and Arts Venues – Broadway World

Funding of $812, 635 will fund 52 live music and performing arts venues throughout Queensland.

Outcomes for Play Local were announced on the 20 August 2020. Play Local funding of $812, 635 will fund 52 live music and performing arts venues throughout the state to host performances by Queensland acts and artists.

These include:

Artemus Events $19,930 – ARTEMUS and Dust Temple will resume with the concert program, plus the Saturday Morning Sounds Singer-songwriter sessions.…

What’s On 20 August – 27 August – Neos Kosmos


FREE ONLINE WEBINAR THE MYSTERY OF MYSTRASThe Pallaconian Brotherhood is launching their first webinar of a series of lectures commemorating the 2500th Anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae. This lecture presented by Olympia Nelson will focus on the art, iconography and influence to be found in the Byzantine stronghold and cultural hub of Mystras located in the heartland of LakoniaWhen: 20 August 6:30 pmWhere: Zoom (Link to be added on their Facebook event)Info: …

All of Australia’s national news directors are white men, with lack of TV diversity starting at the top – Mumbrella

Despite almost a quarter of Australians coming from an Indigenous or non-European background, every national news director in Australia is a white man, and 96.9% of those in the most senior news management roles have an Anglo-Celtic or European background, according to new research.

More than 75% of presenters, commentators and reporters are Anglo-Celtic, while only 6% have an Indigenous or non-European background, according to the report. And of the free to air networks’ 39 …

Vic Premier: Support package for multicultural communities – Indian Link

Premier Daniel Andrews promised another $14.3 million to support multicultural communities in Victoria, recently.

$6.9 million of the package will be utilised to expand health messages and support for multicultural organisations that are involved in providing emergency relief, accommodation and food to people in isolation.

$5.5 million will support the distribution of vital health messages through translation and interpretation services, ensuring the important information is available in 55 different languages. A further 2 million will …