South Africa’s own Soweto Gospel Choir knows that a little faith goes a long way. “When we started out in 2002 no one knew who we were,” says founding member, choir master and choreographer Vincent ‘Shimmy’ Jiyane. “But we had faith in God and ourselves, and since then we’ve had some amazing opportunities.”
Based on characters created by Charles Addams, The Addams Family made its television debut in 1964. Soon, Gomez, Morticia, Grandmama, Wednesday and Pugsley Addams, along with Uncle Fester, Lurch and Thing T. Thing, became the extended family of countless TV viewers. Feature films were made in 1991, 1993 and 1998.
It horrified London, it petrified Sydney and now this haunting psychological thriller is coming for you. Seen by over half a million people worldwide, Ghost Stories is a truly terrifying theatrical experience that will make you laugh and scream in equal measures.
The Geelong Art Society is about much more than just hosting workshops, exhibitions and educating others on art. It’s also a space to encourage, educate and empower emerging artists in their craft. The newest Emerging Artists group has formed for another year, so we had a chat with mentor artists Dare Tekin and Jacinta Leitch about what the group is all about.
While it might seem like Melbourne is the breeding ground for all good street art, there’s a Geelong artist (who goes by the name Jaesus) who’s giving us all something to think about with her work. With pieces in the streets and at cafes in town, Jaesus has just put together an exhibition on the concept of ‘binge-thinking’.
The Shearer’s Arms gallery, which dated back to 1847, was acquired by the Society in 1987 and is now its base. It contains a large purpose built studio, four gallery display rooms, a well-equipped office and a kitchen. The building is the oldest surviving building in Geelong West and following an agenda from the Heritage Society is slowly being renovated.