News & Opinion

Story: Adelaide Festival of Arts enters final weekendStory: Adelaide Festival of Arts enters final week...Paul Rodda

With only a few performances left in the 2015 Adelaide Festival of Arts season, the event will have its [ ... ]

Emma Hack Art Prize LaunchedEmma Hack Art Prize LaunchedPaul Rodda

Recently opened to the public, the Adelaide Convention Centre’s new West Building City Suite Foyer [ ... ]

Story: Little Egypt SpeakeasyStory: Little Egypt SpeakeasySamela Harris

No. Little Egypt’s Speakeasy is not an Alexandrian night club.   It is the burlesque world of a legendary [ ... ]

Review: Cellar Door Wine Festival 2015Review: Cellar Door Wine Festival 2015Paul Rodda

Adelaide Convention Centre. 21 Feb 2015   On arrival at the Cellar Door Wine Festival there is a friendly [ ... ]

News: Patch Director Wins International AccoladeNews: Patch Director Wins International AccoladePaul Rodda

Adapted from a Media Release.
Patch Theatre’s artistic director, David Brown has been awarded the ‘Mickey [ ... ]

Interview: Gareth Hart on Excavate for Fringe 2015Interview: Gareth Hart on Excavate for Fringe 2015Samela Harris

The sky’s the limit. Literally.
Gareth Hart has been making his performance spaces larger for each [ ... ]

Video: Meet, Make & Eat at Cellar Door Wine Festival 2015Video: Meet, Make & Eat at Cellar Door Wine Festiv...Paul Rodda

Cellar Door Wine Festival. Adelaide Convention Centre.
In the lead up to the 2015 Cellar Door Wine Festival [ ... ]

News: AFC Announces New Steel Ryan FellowshipNews: AFC Announces New Steel Ryan FellowshipPaul Rodda

Adapted from a Media Release
The Adelaide Festival Centre has announced a new fellowship program for [ ... ]

Story: Adelaide Festival Centre 2015 season announced Story: Adelaide Festival Centre 2015 season announ...Paul Rodda

The Adelaide Festival Centre has today released its 2015 program of events.
All of the usual suspects [ ... ]

Story: Cellar Door Wine Festival back in 2015!Story: Cellar Door Wine Festival back in 2015!Paul Rodda

It’s back! The Adelaide Convention Centre will once again play host to the Cellar Door Wine Festival [ ... ]

Story: The Cardinals at the Adelaide Festival 2015Story: The Cardinals at the Adelaide Festival 2015Samela Harris

"Like a kids' nativity play gone bonkers".
That is an odd descriptive drawcard for an Adelaide Festival [ ... ]

Story: State Theatre Company 2015 season launchStory: State Theatre Company 2015 season launchSamela Harris

  The State Theatre Company of SA unveiled its 2015 program in the way in which it wishes to be [ ... ]

Theatre Reviews

Relatively SpeakingRelatively SpeakingSamela Harris

Therry Dramatic Society. Arts Theatre. 18 Mar2015   It's hard to go wrong with an Alan Ayckbourn comedy. [ ... ]

Handle ItHandle ItDeborah Hawke

By Laura Jackson. Aspiring Musical Theatre Company. The Street Theatre. 15 Mar 2015   March is the [ ... ]

Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim BurtonDanny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim BurtonDavid Grybowski

Columbia Artists Management, LLC - Tim Fox and Alison Ahart Williams, Kraft-Engel Management - Richard [ ... ]

Edgar's GirlsEdgar's GirlsNicole Russo

Poe Burlesque Theatre. La Boheme. 13 March 2015.   Intimate lighting, cosy seating and Victorian inspired [ ... ]

Happy DaysHappy DaysDavid Grybowski

Northern Light Theatre Company. Shedley Theatre. 14 March 2015   Happy Days, the musical, spawned from [ ... ]

The CardinalsThe CardinalsDavid Grybowski

Stan's Cafe. Flinders Street Baptist Church. 11 Mar 2015   Three cardinals in their crimson uniforms [ ... ]

Beauty and The BeastBeauty and The BeastDavid Grybowski

ONEOFUS/Improbable. Dunstan Playhouse. 0 Mar 2015   Aside from the set which is a cartoon of the faded [ ... ]

Black DiggersBlack DiggersSamela Harris

Queensland Theatre Company. Adelaide Festival. Her Majesty's Theatre. 10 Mar 2015   The theatre is [ ... ]

Dylan Thomas: Return JourneyDylan Thomas: Return JourneySamela Harris

Adelaide Festival. Ayers House. 9 Mar 2015   Hello Dylan Thomas in the body of Mr Bob Kingdom.   It [ ... ]

Abbott! The MusicalAbbott! The MusicalDavid Grybowski

George Glass. Channel 9 Kevin Crease Studios. 8 Mar 2015   Perhaps you would, too, but the hit show [ ... ]

Abandoman: Hot DeskAbandoman: Hot DeskDavid Grybowski

Sharon Burgess Productions. The Garden of Unearthly Delights - The Factory. 7 Mar 2015   Abandoman [ ... ]

Spring AlibiSpring AlibiDavid Grybowski

Northern Sabbatical Productions and MMA & PAA Theatre. The Bakehouse Theatre. 7 Mar 2015   Marlene [ ... ]

Music Reviews

Master 1: Virtuoso ViolinMaster 1: Virtuoso ViolinKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 20 Mar 2015   In CEO Vincent Ciccarello’s own words, [ ... ]

WOMADelaide - Day FourWOMADelaide - Day FourLuke Balzan

Arts Projects Australia. Botanic Park. 9 Mar 2015   After a night of foot-resting and fond reminiscing [ ... ]

Late Night In The Cathedral: PassioLate Night In The Cathedral: PassioPaul Rodda

Adelaide Festival. St Peter’s Cathedral. 8 Mar 2015   This performance of Estonian composer Arvo [ ... ]

Memento Mori: Remember You Are MortalMemento Mori: Remember You Are MortalKym Clayton

Ensemble Galante. The Jade Monkey. 8 Mar 2015   Ensemble Galante is a very classy outfit specialising [ ... ]

WOMADelaide – Day ThreeWOMADelaide – Day ThreeLuke Balzan

Arts Projects Australia. Botanic Park. 8 Mar 2015   After the madness of yesterday’s dance-fest at [ ... ]

WOMADelaide – Day TwoWOMADelaide – Day TwoLuke Balzan

Arts Projects Australia. Botanic Park. 7 Mar 2015
Most people recognise this month as ‘Mad March’. [ ... ]

WOMADelaide - Day OneWOMADelaide - Day OneNicole Russo

Arts Projects Australia. Botanic Park. 6 Mar 2015   As one walks with purpose down to Botanic Park, [ ... ]

Marilyn ForeverMarilyn ForeverKym Clayton

Adelaide Festival. Gavin Bryars. Studio 520, ABC Collinswood Centre. 27 Feb 2015   Marilyn Forever [ ... ]

Sway with MeSway with MeSamela Harris

Crooning with Michael Coumi. Holden Street Theatres. 28 Feb 2015   Clearly there were high expectations [ ... ]

Tubular Bells for TwoTubular Bells for TwoKym Clayton

Laughing Stock and Shortwalk. The Garden of Unearthly Delights - The Factory. 24 Feb 2015   I could [ ... ]

Brahms: The Violin SonatasBrahms: The Violin SonatasKym Clayton

Mark De Raad. Radford Auditorium, Art gallery of SA. 22 Feb 2015   “Brahms, what a gift-less bastard!” [ ... ]

Dr Who Symphonic SpectacularDr Who Symphonic SpectacularKym Clayton

BBC. Adelaide Entertainment Centre. 24 Jan 2015
The very fabric of space and time is torn asunder at [ ... ]

Food Reviews

fermentAsianfermentAsianDarren Richards

Lunch Review
Asian
After a brief absent stint from the restaurant scene to focus on my own culinary creations, [ ... ]

La Pecora Nera La Pecora Nera Darren Richards

Dinner Review
Authentic Italian
After a relaxed lunch at Mr Mick’s Kitchen and an afternoon probing [ ... ]

Mr Mick’s KitchenMr Mick’s KitchenDarren Richards

Lunch Review
Tapas
After a failed first attempt dining at Mr Mick’s Kitchen in Clare back in February, [ ... ]

Earth's KitchenEarth's KitchenDarren Richards

Lunch Review
Healthy Alternative
I was planning to meet a mate I hadn’t seen in a while and we were [ ... ]

The Earl of LeicesterThe Earl of LeicesterDarren Richards

Event Review
Beer Degustation Event
With my ears now finely tuned to Adelaide’s food & beverage [ ... ]

La Bonne TableLa Bonne TableDarren Richards

Lunch Review
French/Korean Fusion   In need of a venue for a boys lunch with long term friends [ ... ]

Public CBDPublic CBDDarren Richards

Dinner Review.
Modern Australian/Mediterranean.

After attending the official opening of the funky new [ ... ]

Let Them Eat Let Them Eat Darren Richards

Lunch Review.
Vegetarian.

I first came across ‘Let Them Eat’ whilst wandering around The Depot at [ ... ]

Little Miss MexicoLittle Miss MexicoDarren Richards

Lunch Review
Mexican Street Food

Adelaide has really come to life in February with the festival season [ ... ]

Skillogalee Winery RestaurantSkillogalee Winery RestaurantDarren Richards

Lunch Review
Modern Australian

The Clare Valley is one of South Australia’s best known wine regions; [ ... ]

Pearl's DinerPearl's DinerDarren Richards

Pearl’s Diner 

Dinner Review
Casual Americana

I have regularly spotted the Burger Theory truck [ ... ]

Fork on the Road Fork on the Road Darren Richards

Food Truck Festival. 30 Nov 2012
Lunch Review

As the local food truck phenomenon continues to rapidly [ ... ]

Wine News & Reviews

Review: Cellar Door Wine Festival 2015Review: Cellar Door Wine Festival 2015Paul Rodda

Adelaide Convention Centre. 21 Feb 2015   On arrival at the Cellar Door Wine Festival there is a friendly [ ... ]

Howard Park & Heartland: PairsHoward Park & Heartland: PairsTony Keys

  Below, two reviews; one for a pair of Howard Park wines from Western Australian, the other for [ ... ]

Story: Once an icon always an iconStory: Once an icon always an iconTony Keys

  "Penfolds poisoned chalice leaves trail of corporate hangovers" was the headline of an article [ ... ]

Hardy'sHardy'sTony Keys

The Eileen Hardy wine range is the top end of the ‘Accolade Wines’ ladder. To quote the Hardy's Wines’ [ ... ]

Jacob's CreekJacob's CreekTony Keys

The big often get a bashing, recently a small family wine producer (Crittenden) based in the Victorian [ ... ]

d’Arenberg Winesd’Arenberg WinesTony Keys

The d’Arenberg Dozen   Any person with an interest in wine living in Adelaide or surrounds will [ ... ]

Tyrrell's Wines - Lost BlockTyrrell's Wines - Lost BlockTony Keys

I have been privileged to know three generations of the Tyrrell family, Murray (deceased), current head [ ... ]

Grant Burge, BarossaGrant Burge, BarossaTony Keys

The Burge family can be traced back 5 generations to John Burge and his wife Eliza who arrived in Australia [ ... ]

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