While many of us claim to love our town, few can say that they’ve started a businesses based around it. After realising there wasn’t a spot for local creatives to showcase their wares, Andrew and Katherine’s business minds set to work to create Great Ocean Road Gifts, an online store stocked with homewares, jewellery, beauty products and more.
Your beloved brother has betrayed you and you’ve spent the past five months sitting in jail, your body filled with bullets wasting away from lead poisoning. It’s a take on Ned Kelly that we often don’t see, but one that the Queensland Theatre Company team are delivering.
As human beings we’re all a little curious at how others see the world. Saabira Razac is no different, and part of the reason behind creating her art is to play with how we see shapes and images. “Sometimes I find that art gives you too much but if your eyes can draw that line without it being there, that to me says something else,” she says.
Geelong buildings are now covered with giant portraits of local young people as part of the City’s celebrations for National Youth Week (10-19 April). Each of the 16 young people featured in STREETFACE have fascinating stories and were chosen by the City’s Youth Development Unit to celebrate the achievements and diversity of our local young people.
If you’re a lover of Game of Thrones, Walking Dead or House of Cards then this adaptation of Richard the Third is for you. Giving a twist on the Shakespearean classic director Christine Davey talked to Forte about the rich script, modern soundtrack and planning murders. If there’s anything you need to expect it’s that this show will blow them all out of the water.
Ruby and Rome are so much more than just the names of two adorable staffy dogs, it’s also the name of a local up-and-coming home décor brand created by Kyle and Ali BLANK. Forte had a chat to Kyle about how they first started out, their favourite things and being stocked at places like Frankie Say Relax.
Skin of Our Teeth Productions presents William Shakespeare’s timeless and remarkable play. The hunch-backed toad, the bottle-backed spider – this is Shakespeare in a post-apocalyptic world where rules are broken, morals are corrupted, and love is a foreign concept. Come on a journey of envy, power, and betrayal as Richard smiles, cajoles and murders his way to the top.
Anna Bligh, former premier of Queensland, is best remembered for her calm, focused and practical leadership during the Queensland floods, one of Australia’s largest national disasters. She was the first woman to be elected premier of an Australian state in her own right – and spent over 17 years in the rough and tumble of the Queensland parliament, seven of them as deputy premier or premier.
Color Me Rad is a 5K that fires off in a blaze of color bombs, color cannons, color mortars, and multi-toned courses that guarantee your outlook will be brighter, your boyfriend will be more affectionate, your boss will finally remember your name, the hair on your head will grow back and the hair on your back will fall out, and your gray outlook will turn green like a spring morning.