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the AU interview: Robert Sheehan talks about playing Richard III in "The Wars Of The Roses" and ideal Game of Thrones deaths

Irish actor Robert Sheehan (pictured in the middle above) - best known for his work in the first two seasons of the series Misfits is currently appearing on stage is London as Richard III in Shakespeare's The Wars of the Roses trilogy. While they were still in dress rehearsals, I caught up with the talented actor to talk about the demanding role.

Flight Review: Norwegian Airlines (New York JFK to London Gatwick) DY7016 - Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner

Earlier in the year, as we flew from New York City's JFK to London's Gatwick to make it to The Great Escape, AU Abroad's Larry Heath tried out the service of Norwegian Airlines for the first time. It also marked his first flight on the new Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner. A budget airline along the lines of Jetstar, this route is often the cheapest way to get from the US to the UK. The only catch is that it's a red eye... let's see how Larry fared in this week's flight review:

Live Review: The Aussie BBQ ft. Flyying Colours + Millions + Klo + Tora and more - Hoxton Square, London (17.05.15)


Pictured: Klo

Sunday in London saw the return of The Aussie BBQ - the live initiative of our music export body Sounds Australia. Hundreds of music fans - both locals and expats - came out for the event which saw over twenty Australian artists performing on two stages over ten hours at the Hoxton Bar and Grill in Shoreditch. It was a chance for us to see well established artists like Safia and Remi an become acquainted with some newer talent, some of whom are now based here in the UK.

Photo Gallery: The Aussie BBQ ft. Safia + Saskwatch + Remi + Hein Cooper and more - Hoxton Square, London (17.05.15)

An eclectic mix of over 20 artists from around Australia came together on Sunday in London for a massive day of live music - showcasing the finest in new, emerging and established artists from our region, many of whom were making their London debut at the annual Aussie BBQ event, held at the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on the day after The Great Escape. Among the artists Larry Heath captured on the day were the likes of SAFIA (pictured above), Remi, Saskwatch, Flyying Colours, Hein Cooper, Service Bells and many, many more... check out the full gallery here:

The Aussie BBQ ft. Remi, Tkay Maidza, Saskwatch and more highlights from Day Three of The Great Escape 2015

Saturday marked the third and final day of the 10th annual The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, England. Larry Heath was on ground at the event to discover new talent and witness some of Australia's finest bands in a unique setting. It is with this in mind that the day started at The Aussie BBQ, held along Brighton's beach at Concorde 2.

Django Django, Nothing But Thieves, Arborist and more among the highlights from day two of The Great Escape 2015!

On Friday night in Brighton, England, dozens - if not hundreds - of bands from the UK and around the world played across dozens of venues around the city for the second day of The Great Escape 2015. Our highlights from the day kicked off early with Plymouth singer/songwriter Jamie Lawson performing an intimate set in the Spiegelpub, fresh off his Australian tour with Ed Sheeran and Conrad Sewell. A far cry from the indoor stadiums he was playing there!

Japanese Pop-Rock act moumoon help close The Great Escape Festival 2015 in Brighton, England

Japanese pop-rock duo moumoon helped bring iconic British festival The Great Escape - held annually in Brighton and now in its tenth year - to an end yesterday, performing their second and final performance at the event in the intimate Brighton Museum.

Theatre Review: The Book of Mormon - Prince of Wales Theatre, London, England (Opens January 2017 in Melbourne, Australia)

Trey Parker and Matt Stone are better known as the creators of a satirical, blasphemous and overall hilarious television cartoon South Park. It is not for the feint of heart, with insults flying at everything from songs cashing in on 9/11 trauma, to AIDS, even to Jesus Christ himself – who in the world of Colorado’s most famous town has his own talk show. It could be said they are unafraid of any subject which they feel needs a right satirising at that moment.

Live Review: Dune Rats + Thee MVP's - The Old Blue Last, London (06.04.15)

Ever since Dune Rats kicked down the door to the Australian music scene early last year with the release of their self-titled debut LP, the Brisbane trio have been relentless. Backing up national tour after national tour before ending their home turf stint at St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, the next logical step was to go scream obscenities through the door of the music scene on the other side of the world. They joined British rockers The Subways on a European tour and are now rocking their own shows across the UK.

Aussies Abroad: Twerps, Wax Witches announce US and International Tours, Fairchild head to London

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting Australian artists touring internationally, we're going to present to you a regular series of articles that bring you up to date on all of those tours... we start you off with three:

A look at the newly reopened Imperial War Museum in London.

The Imperial War Museums (IWM) flagship location in London has spent the last year undergoing a transformation in anticipation of the centenary of the First World War (WWI). This past weekend, the transformed museum reopened to the public for the first time, featuring a major redevelopment of their Atrium, designed by Foster + Partners, two new art exhibitions as well as their brand new, highly anticipated, First World War Galleries. While in London, Larry Heath had the opportunity to preview the museum's updated space.

Comedy Review: Monty Python LIVE (Mostly) - O2 Arena, London (Performances to July 20th - Screens in Cinemas August 6th)

This week, the surviving members of iconic British Comedy troupe Monty Python bring their run of "reunion" shows in London to an end. Their first performances under the Python banner since 1980's infamous Hollywood Bowl gig, their return to the stage was met with as much anticipation as it was trepidation - aren't they too old now? Isn't it best to keep the magic as it was? Might it spoil our memories? Is it really Python without Graham Chapman?

Festival Review: T in the Park (Day Three) ft. Arctic Monkeys + Tame Impala - Kinross-Shire, Scotland (13.07.14)

After a rainy day and night, the sun peered through the clouds in Scotland for the third and final day of T in the Park, which would see Arctic Monkeys close the festival's main stage in typically rockin' fashion, while Example, Disclosure and Sven Vath ensured there were ways to end the weekend for everyone. Earlier in the day, performances from Australia's own Tame Impala, Kaiser Chiefs, Australia bound Sam Smith, Metronomy, Jake Bugg and many more proved that the festival, the final ever to be held at the current venue, would be sent off with a bang.

Festival Review: T in the Park (Day Two) ft. Elbow + Bombay Bicycle Club - Kinross-Shire, Scotland (12.07.14)

After a day where the gods beamed their sun on the festival site, an ominous overcast morning proved that T in the Park's second day wouldn't be as kind. But with punters eagerly awaiting entry well before the gates opened, it doesn't seem to be the Scottish way to let wet weather get in the way of a good time.

Festival Review: T in the Park (Day One) ft. Biffy Clyro + Pixies - Kinross-Shire, Scotland (11.07.14)

Now in its 21st year, T in the Park sits as the most established music festival in Scotland and alongside Glatsonbury, Leeds and Reading as one of the most well known annual music events in the United Kingdom. Its 2014 event - headlined by the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Calvin Harris, Scottish heroes Biffy Clyro, Pixies, Elbow and many more - marks something as the end of an era for the event. Like many world renowned festivals before it, the time has come for the event to move to a new home. But not before they give the venue - Balado Airfield in Kincross-Shire - where it's been held for 18 years, a proper goodbye.