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Nordic arts celebrated in innovative Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival in Greenland

November 8, 2017

Running from the 16th to 21st October, the second Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival kicked off to a passionate start. Celebrating contemporary Nordic arts and co-creation in the northern landscapes, the festival began with a grand parade and opening show at the Nuuk Community Centre with balloons and flags, followed by a selection of outstanding films at the Bank […]

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The inaugural Australian Music Week Film Festival unveils incredible international program

September 25, 2017

The first ever Australian Music Week Film Festival arrives at the end of next month, set to screen an impressive array of World and Australian Premieres across two venues from October 31st until November 3rd. The festival accompanies the annual Australian Music Week conference, which takes over Cronulla Beach for three days just outside of […]

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10 of the best breakfasts in and around Melbourne

August 13, 2017

Melbourne has the gold-standard locked down when it comes to breakfast and brunch. There’s no arguing against that, especially when the city has held onto that reputation for years on end without ever having to fear healthy competition like Sydney and Adelaide. It’s been a tremendously difficult job but we dived into the rich and […]

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Seven films not to miss at the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival

July 24, 2017

One of the oldest film festivals in the world, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) returns next Thursday, and with it are hundreds of screenings across more than three weeks. We went through the full list (so you didn’t have to) and bring you our seven picks of the festival. And in no particular order, […]

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There’s a South Park movie singalong happening in one of Sydney’s most iconic theatres

July 4, 2017

Leave your swear jars at home because the legends over at the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace in the Sydney suburb of Cremorne are set to turn their cinema – one of Sydney’s oldest and most iconic – into a room full of foul mouths and dirty language. That’s because South Park is coming back to […]

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The 15 best films of 2017 (…so far) from Australia and around the world

July 3, 2017

The first half of the year has been filled with some incredible cinema; launching with a slate of Golden Globe and Oscar nominated material, and moving through to some of the year’s biggest blockbusters. Here are the 15 best films released in Australian cinemas between 1st January and 30th June, 2017: 15. The Innocents “As […]

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Hacksaw Ridge, Hounds of Love and The Drover’s Wife among nominees for the 50th Annual AWGIE Awards

June 20, 2017

The Oscar and BAFTA winning Hacksaw Ridge is leading the impressive line-up of nominees for the 50th Annual AWGIE Awards, announced this morning by the Australian Writers’ Guild. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, this year’s AWGIE Awards will be presented across 19 individual categories including feature film, television, documentary, theatre, animation and interactive media […]

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Aussies Abroad: Jagwar Ma plot massive world tour; announce spots on UK’s Truck Festival and Canada’s WayHome Music and Arts Festival

February 22, 2017

Sydney born psychedelic dance trio Jagwar Ma are set to spend the first half of the year touring Every Now & Then around the world, kicking off with a massive UK and Europe tour next month. They’ve also just announced that they’ll appear at the 20th Annual Truck Festival in the UK, headlining the Market Stage […]

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Star Wars Episode VIII finally has a title!

January 23, 2017

It’s the announcement that fans have been waiting months – nay, years – for. The title of the 8th chapter in the Star Wars saga, due out in December, has a title! Revealed on starwars.com this morning, the title will be The Last Jedi, which is accompanied by an uncharacteristically red Star Wars logo, indicating this […]

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Aussies Abroad: US Festivals Coachella, Panorama, Bonnaroo and Governor’s Ball line up a slew of Australian musicians

January 23, 2017

Over the last couple of weeks, a run of US festivals have revealed their headliners, and amongst them, a slew of Australian performers who will be making this trip to the North over the next few months. First up, Coachella has dropped its 2017 lineup earlier this month, confirming its headliner rumours and solidifying one […]

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The top places and events to celebrate Australia Day 2017

January 23, 2017

Whether you want to eat or party your way through Australia Day, we’ve sought out some of our favourite events across the country (mainly Sydney and Melbourne) for you. Our official national day of celebration comes around this Thursday, but the various events around the country extend far beyond that, from Australia Day Eve (Wednesday) […]

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Travel Diary: Melbourne based trio BREVE on their maiden voyage to the UK and Europe

October 26, 2016

Melbourne based experimental/psychedelic rock/electronic trio BREVE, are releasing their debut album Nothing Stays The Same on November 1st. They just got home from their first international tour through UK and Europe and take us through their experiences with this travel diary: Here’s a photo of the three of us with our trusty tour steed. A […]

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Travel Diary: Perth’s Rag n’ Bone experience the touring life of mainland China

October 19, 2016

When we last left Perth rockers Rag n Bone, they were leaving Singapore and heading to China to play the Concrete and Grass Festival – but would the threat of a typhoon keep them from reaching their destination? Let’s see how they went, how they got there and see all the experiences they had along […]

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Travel Diary: Perth rock group Rag n Bone take us to Singapore for Music Matters

October 14, 2016

Up-and-coming Perth group Rag n’ Bone – who this week were nominated for both West Australian Music Awards and the National Live Music Awards – recently embarked on a tour that took them to Singapore for the annual conference and festival Music Matters, before heading to China for the Concrete and Grass Festival and a […]

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20 of the best breakfasts in and around Sydney

October 5, 2016

There are so many excellent breakfasts to be found in and around Sydney, with the pre-midday dining scene really shaping up these past few years to rival Melbourne’s gold standard. It also helps that some of these places really show off those million dollar views, absorbing all that atmosphere to really smack you awake while […]

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Paul Rudd talks about feeling like Cousin Oliver from the Brady Bunch in Captain America: Civil War

September 23, 2016

To celebrate the home release of Captain America: Civil War earlier this month, we caught up with actor Paul Rudd – who plays Scott Lang/Ant-Man/Giant-Man in the movie – to find his thoughts on the Marvel blockbuster – from his new suit, to joining the (almost) full gang for the first time: Scott Lang was […]

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Doughnut Time have made a Nutella-filled Pokemon doughnut because that’s how trends work

July 14, 2016

Doughnut Time seem to be working hard to constantly bring us a stream of new and exciting creations, and they aren’t above dipping their toes in current gaming trends for inspiration. Just recently they played around with world politics to introduce a limited edition Donald Trump doughnut at their Australian stores; now, with the Pokemon […]

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The Lord Gladstone are throwing an Anti-Pauline Hanson party and One Nation supporters aren’t happy (Sydney)

July 14, 2016

Chippendale pub The Lord Gladstone have always been playful and open-minded with their events, throwing some of the city’s best bashes in recent memory and offering up some seriously delicious pub food on the regular. The last thing you’d expect is for the venue to be embroiled in a feud with One Nation supporters, but […]

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Alberta’s Eau Claire Distillery launches a Calgary Stampede-inspired cocktail list

July 8, 2016

To celebrate this year’s Calgary Stampede, which kicks off today (July 8th) in Calgary, Canada, Bar C Food & Drink is teaming up with Alberta’s first craft distillery – Eau Claire Distillery – to launch a Stampede-inspired cocktail list that will be sold exclusively during the 10-day celebration. In addition to the new cocktail list, […]

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Travel Diary: Melbourne singer/songwriter HOWQUA takes us to Toronto

July 5, 2016

Melbourne singer/songwriter HOWQUA shares with us his journey through Canada for Canadian Music Week, his introduction to international touring and more. We tag along for his experiences in Canada, his visit to Movember headquarters in the Toronto, his last minute invitation to perform and his time spent with his friends.  Beanie face crosses the seas It […]

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Travel Diary: Sydney based musician Patrick James hits the road in Australia with The Paper Kites

June 30, 2016

Born and raised Port Macquarie man Patrick James is quickly moving from strength to strength as he debuts his first album, Outlier. Building his art by busking in the streets of Sydney, James is now headlining his own sold out shows, while supporting the likes of Boy & Bear, Pete Murray, Josh Pyke, Emma Louise and more. Check out this travel […]

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11 things you (probably) never knew about the 1982 sci-fi classic Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

May 17, 2016

This Friday at 7pm, the current In The House season at the George Street Event Cinemas in Sydney will come to an end with a special screening of the 1982 Sci-Fi classic Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. In anticipation of the screening, we’re looking back at the film to bring you nine facts […]

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A Day in San Antonio, Texas: Part Two – Touring the Missions, visiting El Mercado and eating plates and plates of tacos

May 12, 2016

When it comes to rich cultural history, there are few cities in America with more to offer than San Antonio, Texas. Situated less than 90 minutes drive from Austin, Texas, San Antonio used to be one of the State’s best kept secrets. But now, it’s one of the fastest growing cities in the USA, with […]

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Travel Diary: South Australian band Olivers Army take us to Toronto, Canada and around the USA

May 12, 2016

AU Abroad is taken to North America with South Australia’s olivers army from the time they played at Canadian Music Week. They share with us their experiences playing shows in Toronto and the USA, plus reflect on overeating Mexican delicacies and visiting the Smorgasburg Markets for some sausages courtesy of the great… well, actually we’ll let you find out for yourself. […]

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Travel Diary: Sydney duo Angus and Julia Stone explore Chicago and Lollapalooza

May 10, 2016

While on tour for Lollapalooza, Angus and Julia Stone recorded their adventures for us with an exclusive tour diary. We follow the musical duo as they travel around Chicago and play at the iconic festival. During their visit, they explored the many film locations of The Blues Brothers and talked about how influential the film […]

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NSW’s former Chief Funster Andrew Smith reveals his 5 favourite NSW experiences (Australia)

April 29, 2016

From December 2013 to June 2014, Andrew Smith was appointed Destination NSW’s “Chief Funster”, and travelled all around NSW to see the best of what our country had to offer. Among this time, he went to Tamworth, joined the AU on a weekend in Newcastle and much more. Now back in the real world (though […]

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9 things you never knew about the 1968 classic film Planet of the Apes

April 20, 2016

This Friday, April 22nd, Sydney’s Event Cinemas is holding a special screening of the 1968 classic Planet of the Apes as part of their In the House series (you can win tickets HERE!). In anticipation of the screening, we’re looking back at the film to bring you some of our favourite trivia about the film… […]

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Here’s everything you need to know about the HTC 10

April 12, 2016

HTC have finally lifted the veil on their latest smartphone, the simply titled HTC 10, with the hopes that the company can make a strong comeback among solid competition from the likes of Samsung and Apple. Announced today at an event simulcast around the world, the HTC 10 looks to be a necessary step in […]

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Alaska Airlines confirm purchase of Virgin America; Richard Branson expresses “sadness” in post

April 5, 2016

In a deal worth US$2.6 Billion, and one that is sure to shake up the US domestic travel industry, Alaska Airlines have confirmed they have won a bidding war with JetBlue Airways to purchase the much loved airline Virgin America. The merger will see Alaska Airlines become the 5th biggest in the USA, with 1,200 […]

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We spend a night cruising Auckland Harbour in New Zealand with Hauraki Blue Cruises

March 30, 2016

Today we want you to join us for the unique experience offered by Hauraki Blue Cruises, based out of Auckland: an overnight cruise that takes you through the islands just outside of Auckland Harbour. Their cruise ship is a sizable catamaran named Ipipiri (in fact, she is the largest cruise ship permanently based in New Zealand), […]

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