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  • Fela Kuti By Number

    2.03 pm Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

    Fela! The Concert | Thu 12-Sat 14 Mar | Festival Theatre | BUY TICKETS   A world music visionary, a dangerous revolutionary and Africa’s most scandalous son: Fela Kuti. Let's get familiar with Fela care of the following facts and figures. In 1938, Fela Kuti was born to a Protestant minister and a feminist pioneer in West Africa. He was one of four children. Kuti created the intensely influential Af ...READ MORE

  • Adelaide Writers' Week 2015 Program Revealed

    9.47 am Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

    ADELAIDE WRITERS' WEEK | SAT 28 FEB - THU 5 MAR | MORE INFO Laura Kroetsch, Adelaide Writers' Week Director ...READ MORE

  • SEVEN TUNES YOU DIDN'T KNOW WERE DANNY ELFMAN'S

    9.30 am Saturday, January 17th, 2015

    DANNY ELFMAN'S MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON SAT 14 MAR | ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE | MORE INFO | BOOK TICKETS He’s composed for comedies like Nacho Libre and Taking Woodstock, turned in work for action films like Mission Impossible and Men in Black, and even scored kids’ flicks from Flubber to Spy Kids. Here are six film scores and a TV theme you might be surprised to discover were written by the sa ...READ MORE

  • Announcing Bertie Blackman, Yael Stone, Soundpond.net and more

    11.23 am Friday, January 16th, 2015

      The Adelaide Festival of Arts Music mini-mag has hit the streets! The 2015 Adelaide Festival takes the music program to a whole new level with iconic film scores, post rock heavyweights, the King of Afrobeat and legends of jazz, folk and noise. Pick up a copy of the Music mini-mag around town to learn more about the unparalleled 17 days and nights of music that we have in store for you, but in the meanti ...READ MORE

  • Choreographers In Focus - Cedar Lake

    2.06 pm Thursday, January 8th, 2015

    Orbo Novo | Sat 7 Mar & Sun 8 Mar | Festival Theatre | BUY TICKETS Mixed Rep | Fri 6 Mar & Sun 8 Mar | Festival Theatre | BUY TICKETS   The extraordinary New York-based contemporary ballet company Cedar Lake performs in Australia for the first time exclusively at Adelaide Festival. Performing the works of four of the world's most forward-thinking choreographers (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Hofesh Shechter, Jiř ...READ MORE

  • Gift Ideas for Film Buffs, Literature Lovers and More

    5.08 pm Thursday, December 11th, 2014

    Stuck for Christmas Ideas? Give them something truly festive...   IMPRESS THE IN-LAWS Give them New York's Hottest dance company, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, performing four works by some of the world's most innovative choreographers. Or get them moving to the Afrobeat of the man who invented it with Fela! the Concert, an electrifying take on the hit Broadway musical.   IF THEY LO ...READ MORE

  • Director's notes on SmallWaR

    11.00 am Thursday, December 11th, 2014

    SmallWaR | Thu 5 Mar | Freemasons Hall | BUY TICKETS If you saw BigMouth in 2014, you are no stranger to the captivating performance of Valentijn Dhaenens. In 2015, Dhaenens returns to Adelaide Festival with his highly anticipated follow-up piece, SmallWaR. Recently, we asked him how the concept for SmallWaR came about. Here's what he said:     The idea for SmallWaR was born while touring BigMouth. ...READ MORE

  • The Pop Group Announce New Album

    4.03 pm Monday, December 8th, 2014

    The Pop Group | Thu 5 Mar | Freemasons Hall | BUY TICKETS Hear Citizen Zombie, the first track from The Pop Group's upcoming album here:   Post-punk provocateurs The Pop Group have announced Citizen Zombie, their first album in 35 years, ahead of their Australian Premiere at Adelaide Festival 2015. During their fast, hard and blindingly short lived career from 1978-1980 the band exploded from their ear ...READ MORE

  • The Experiment:
    From the Rehearsal Room

    9.43 am Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

    The Experiment | Wed 11-Sat 14 Mar | Space Theatre | BUY TICKETS Composed by the multi-award winning David Chisholm, The Experiment is a reimagining of Mark Ravenhill’s short horror monologue that explores the dark side of scientific ethics. David Chisholm shares with us an update on how this Australian production, part music and part theatre, is progressing in the rehearsal room:     At the end o ...READ MORE

  • The Sound of Adelaide Festival

    5.00 pm Monday, November 24th, 2014

    Movie Soundtracks. Afrobeat. Classical. Post-rock. Jazz. Opera. Brutal Orchestral. These only begin to describe the eclectic range of music on offer at Adelaide Festival of Arts 2015. To help you figure out where to start we've compiled this playlist to feature the very best of each artist, giving you a snapshot of the choices in the palm of your hand. This playlist includes music from Danny Elfman, Gavin Bryars ...READ MORE

  • Spotlight on riverrun

    1.32 pm Friday, November 21st, 2014

    riverrun | Thu 26 Feb-Mon 2 Mar | Dunstan Playhouse | BUY TICKETS Hailed as a masterpiece in the UK, riverrun is an astonishing solo performance based on James Joyce’s final book Finnegans Wake. To give you more of an insight into this unmissable festival highlight, here Director and creator Olwen Fouéré shares the story of how this show came in to being:     I was on tour with Marc O’Rowe’s ...READ MORE

  • Ten Shows You'll Only See In Adelaide

    5.06 pm Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

    The 2015 Adelaide Festival of Arts features the very best in theatre, dance, music, visual art, literature and more from around the world. With a tonne of shows exclusive to Adelaide, here are ten reasons Adelaide is the place to be this Festival season.     1 & 2. Mixed Rep and Orbo Novo | Fri 6-Sun 8 Mar | MORE INFO Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet doesn't just perform works by some of the world's hot ...READ MORE

  • Adelaide Festival 2015 Program Launch

    2.51 pm Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

    The wait is almost over! The 30th Adelaide Festival program will be unveiled on Thursday 16 October, with the full line-up available from 6pm (Adelaide time) as our brand new website goes live and tickets on sale. Adelaide Writers’ Week also announce the first release of authors you can expect at Australia’s largest free literary event in 2015. For all the up-to-date news delivered straight to your inbox, s ...READ MORE

  • Annabel Crabb in Conversation

    11.40 am Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

    The Wife Drought: Annabel Crabb in conversation with Laura Kroetsch   'I need a wife'. It's a common joke among women juggling work and family. But it's not actually a joke. Having a spouse who takes care of things at home is a Godsend - an advantage enjoyed by vastly more men than women. Working women are in an advanced state of wife drought, and there is no sign of rain.   In this Ad ...READ MORE

  • My Story: Julia Gillard in conversation

    8.47 am Friday, July 18th, 2014

    “I was Prime Minister for three years and three days. Three years and three days of resilience. Three years and three days of changing the nation. Three years and three days for you to judge.”   In a unique Adelaide Writers’ Week event, join Australia’s first female Prime Minster Julia Gillard as she returns to her hometown to discuss her new memoir My Story, a book that for the first time ex ...READ MORE

  • David Sefton extends tenure until 2016

    9.14 am Saturday, October 12th, 2013

                    David Sefton is set to become the first Artistic Director to deliver four consecutive Adelaide Festivals after being offered the opportunity to curate the 2016 festival. Adelaide Festival Chair, Richard Ryan AO said, “Since David moved to Adelaide in 2011 the board has been impressed with his shrewd mixture of bold programing and ...READ MORE

  • Research puts our cultural value at $85 Million

    9.57 am Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

                    That is no typo in the title, research conducted by an international team based at Flinders University puts the cultural value of the Adelaide Festival at $85 million. Head of tourism at Flinders University and lead researcher Dr Steve Brown said the study used rigorous scientific methodology to show that the real worth of the Fest ...READ MORE

  • Adelaide Writers' Week Podcasts

    11.15 am Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

                        We've just uploaded over 76 hours of podcasts from Adelaide Writers' Week 2013. You can stream them FREE from our blog. ...READ MORE