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Arts on the AU: Arts Editor’s Top Picks of 2015!

It’s been an incredible year for the Sydney arts scene. I managed to get to well over fifty productions this year, ranging from musicals to operas to theatre to experimental interactive experiences. It seems like each year there are more and more wonderful things to see!

13 events not to miss around Australia this December

Summer is here and with it comes a ton of events happening across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane . Whether you’re into art, magic, festivals, or spreading the Christmas cheer there is something for everyone taking place in the capital cities. Check out our top 12 picks of events across Australia not to miss this December.

10 Arts Shows, Festivals and Events Not To Miss This November!

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Can't decide what arts events to get to this November? We've got you covered. From musicals to opera to art to Boombox? there's something for everyone this month.

Five things we learnt from Breakfast with Peter Garrett

Yesterday in Perth, I got to have breakfast with musician, activist and former government minister Peter Garrett as part of a tour to launch his newly released autobiography Big Blue Sky. OK so technically there was a room full of other people there as well... but still...

Ten Things We Learnt About BIGBANG From Their MADE Tour In Sydney

Well Day 1 of the BIGBANG concerts in Sydney (the boys first ever time performing in Australia!) just ended, and boy was the (long) wait worth it. Let’s just say this VIP will probably be sleeping with a crown-shaped lightstick nightlight for a while.

Eight things we learned at Kevin Smith's "Superhero Multiverse" at the Sydney Opera House

For the second time in a week, I had the pleasure of listening to Kevin Smith talk his ass off as he winds down his Australian tour with Jason Mewes. As part of the Graphic Festival, Smith & Mewes held their final show at the iconic Sydney Opera House, talking all things film, comics and vulgar sex stories. Here are 8 things I learned.

10 Arts Shows, Festivals and Events not to miss in October 2015!

October, the month of Halloween! The 31st means ghouls and ghosties, scares and spooks, lots of “boo!” and a birthday (well in the case of this Arts Editor anyway!). So when you’re not busy preparing your pumpkins and hanging your cobwebs, how about heading along to be surprised (this time in a good way) by one of these October Arts events?

Accor MGallery Literary Collection: In Conversation with Toni Jordan

A truly beautiful property set against an iconic backdrop is surely enough to inspire even the smallest spark in a creative writer. There's bound to be a story that is born out of such a serene experience as spending a few nights in a luxury resort, taking that time out to reconnect with new, comfortable surrounds. Accor realise this, and that is why they have teamed up with organisation Wheeler Centre to present the "Literary Collection", across all nine of their MGallery properties in Australia.

9 Arts Shows, Festivals and Events not to miss in September 2015!

Spring is finally upon us, and what better what to celebrate than with the song and dance of a festival! So don your light Spring dresses and shorts, practice humming The Rite of Spring, and head on down to some of these merry arts events during September!

Eight shows you can't miss at the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival

It's that time of year when the kookie and wonderful come out to play. Melbourne will again play host to the 2015 Fringe Festival which will immerse itself into our performing spaces, alleyways, and town halls. With an incredible number of artists performing this year, we thought we'd take some of the stress off and showcase our best picks of the festival. Read on and get excited!

Eight Events you can't miss at the 2015 Sydney Fringe Festival (1st-30th September)!

Sydney’s favourite September arts festival The Sydney Fringe is just around the corner, presenting a vibrant program of more than 300 productions- covering theatre, music, comedy, visual art, film, cabaret, musical theatre, dance, circus, literature, poetry… phew! You might need some help to choose! Never fear we’re here with a few of our picks to help you get started on, what I am sure will be, your very long list of “To See”!

Six Arts Shows and Events not to miss in August 2015!

We’re already halfway through the month and August just seems to keep blazing through towards Spring! Amongst all this chaos it’s nice to just give ourselves “A Moment” to appreciate some beautiful art or enjoy some fabulous theatre. Let’s take a look at six of our picks for arts events across the east coast of Australia and you might soon find yourself doing just that!

Arts Preview: "Nite Art" is taking over the Melbourne CBD on 23rd July, and we can't wait!

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On Thursday the 23rd of July, the city of Melbourne will come alive with the works of over 75 artists. Proving it deserves the title of one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, ‘Nite Art’ will allow the public to view specially curated exhibitions in locations all around the CBD.

Arts Feature: The AU's Favourite Performances from around Australia during the First Half of 2015!

Now that we’re halfway through 2015, the Arts on the AU team thought we’d take a look back at the dazzling first half of the year to pick our most favourite of the performances we’ve seen. Perhaps the Helpmann Awards should have waited on their nomination announcements till they saw some of the great stuff we have!

Five books you have to read in July 2015

With the Aussie winter well underway, we know you're all dying for an excuse to stay rugged up indoors. And what better reason than the incredible books that are finding their way into the world this July? We've got five most anticipated books from our contributors, trust us - this list is worth a look at...