Bringing communities together through song: the centenary of the birth of poet and hymnodist James McAuley (1917-1976) Sunday, 12 November 2017 at 2 pm ($25). A Concert hosted by St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 585 Toorak Road, Toorak. The hymns of James ‘Jim’ McAuley (12 October 1917- 15 October 1976) are sung throughout the Western Christian world. […]Read more "A concert for James McAuley (1917-1976)"
The World Premiere of S_T_I_G_M_A on 27 September is the next exciting installation from the Victorian artistic establishment’s contribution to the conversation about HIV. Following on from James Welsby’s impactful work ‘HEX: a gen Y interpretation of the AIDS crisis’ and Phillip Adams ‘Live With It: We all have HIV’, both dance/theatre works dating from […]Read more "The sinews of S_T_I_G_M_A"
It’s time to go home. And I am looking forward to getting back home to see how my orchids are faring and wave a special hello and subsequent cuppa with Linda, my neighbor. Last night, as Pacific Islander friends were adorning us with shell-necklaces and gifts for the journey , I was told repeatedly that […]Read more "Mai Suva nanuma tiko ga – Precious moments in Suva"
Talanoa means getting together, talking, exchanging material gifts and gifts of the mind. Last week there was a lot of Talanoa. With groups, colleagues, new friends and with nature. Professionally, it was a milestone week with a heap of action packed into every day. But firstly… To darling Basti: I’m so relieved that you are […]Read more "Talanoa: we’re talking, Pacific style"
This last week I’ve been able to journey a bit into the creative and cultural world of the Pacific. And yes, Disney’s Moana counts! I’m sure there will a musical of it now that I think about it. While the weather started off as cyclonic, the weekend was postcard Pacific. Warm with a breeze. Perfect […]Read more "Vinaka vakalevu – Of silent songs. Letter #2"
A letter from the front-line of climate change, from your friend kicking about in our regional backyard and neighborhood, Fiji in the Pacific. Update about the situation and the work at PaCE-SD (Pacific Centre for the Environment and Sustainable Development, University of the South Pacific). Wow, the impact of climate change is real. Over the […]Read more "Bula vinaka. Warm greetings from Suva, Fiji"