Day: 23 March 2020


Etihad Airways temporarily suspends all services to and from the UAE

On advice from the local Government, Etihad Airways has now moved to temporarily suspend all flights to, from and via its home hub of Abu Dhabi. This follows almost daily announcements from airlines around the world who continue to react to the ongoing threat from Covid-19 and its profound effect on travel. This decision has…

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Indie Book Awards

2020 Indie Book Award winners announced

With Covid-19 causing mass disruption to everyday lives, including the cancellation of the Leading Edge Books Conference, the winners of 2020 Indie Book Awards have been announced online. This is the first time the Indie book Awards have been announced online.  The big winner for 2020 was Favel Parrett, who takes home The Indie Awards…

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Cocktaoo Island

Biennale of Sydney has closed and will move to a digital format for now

In a first for the historic Biennale of Sydney, the currently running arts program will, for now, shut down and move to online. In response to the growing thread of Covid-19, the dynamic city-wide exhibition is working with long-time partner Google to digitise more than 700 artworks by 101 artists and collectives. In 2020, Biennale…

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Virgin Australia

Qantas and Virgin Australia have started cutting more domestic flights

As some Australian states shut their borders, the nation’s largest carriers, Qantas and Virgin Australia, have begun to cut more domestic services. Although they’ve already cut domestic capacity by up to 60%, the airlines have continued to axe some of their most frequented routes in response to the ongoing threat of Covid-19. A combination of…

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Memphis Tourism

The City of Memphis has announced a virtual music festival

Virtual music festivals are fast becoming the norm in this time of covid-19 and social distancing, so it’s only right that one of the most famous live music destinations in the world jumps on board. The city of Memphis has today announced a digitised festival to bring entertainment and stress relief to those around the…

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Track of the Day: Answering Machine “Cherry Coke” (2020)

Brooklyn rock and rollers Answering Machine have just dropped latest single, “Cherry Coke“. The track marks our most recent glimpse of upcoming album Bad Luck, due out April 17th. Drawing inspiration from the likes of The Ramones, Blondie, The Ronettes, and Against Me, Answering Machine formed back in 2016. Launched by public school teachers Samantha…

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The Borough Box

Some of Australia’s top sommeliers launch natural wine delivery service

Lo-Fi Wine directors James Audas (former Noma and Silvereye sommelier) and Tom Sheer (former Love Tilly Divine and Oscillate Wildly sommelier) have officially launched The Borough Box. Available for Sydney and Melbourne, it’s a continuously evolving monthly subscription service that will focus on delivering sustainable, organic and biodynamic wines to Aussies in this time of…

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TheFork now lets you track which restaurants offer delivery and pick-up

As the restaurants, cafes and bars concerned with the health and safety of their staff and customers start to adapt to social distancing, online restaurant booking platform TheFork has made some necessary changes. In response to the ongoing threat from COVID-19, the platform has introduced a search function filtering restaurants that are now offering pick-up…

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Rockefeller Frequency

Chemicals: Brisbane’s The Rockefeller Frequency take us through their debut track by track

Brisbane rockers The Rockefeller Frequency released their debut album, Chemicals, earlier in the month.  The album’s creation was a DIY journey from start to finish. It’s been a few years in the making too, with the band taking some time off before reemerging in 2018. Recording took place in the band’s Basement Studios in Brisbane,…

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Book Review: Laura Purcell presents another fine Gothic horror with Bone China

Hester Why has her share of secrets. Travelling under a false name, on the run from something that – for the time being – remains a mystery, she’s on her way to Morvoren House, an isolated manor on the Cornish coast. Tasked with nursing Morvoren’s aging owner, Miss Louise Pinecroft, Hester joins a household in…

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Emirates to suspend all passenger flights from March 25th

Following stages of select flight cancellations, Emirates, the world’s largest airline by international traffic, has now announced the suspension of all passenger operations. The extreme measure will take place from 25th March, responding to the rapid and ongoing spread of Covid-19 as the virus decimates the demand for international travel. In a statement to media,…

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