On This Week

15 Mar

Ok, I know this seems a bit lazy but I long longer have the time to kill on this blog that I used to. Therefore, I’ll probably just be posting my Mediate column here. Seems like I’m cheating, but meh.

What’s on This Week

Breaking Australia’s Silence: WikiLeaks and Freedom

Listen up future hard-core journalists! Have you been following all this wikileaks hoo-hah recently? Well if you’re still keen to hear more about it, be at Sydney Town Hall this Wednesday (16th March) at 6:30pm for “Breaking Australia’s Silence: WikiLeaks and Freedom”. The public forum will include former intelligence officer and independent MP Andrew Wilkie, award winning journalist and documentary maker John Pilger as well as human rights lawyer Julian Burnside. The night’s set to be full of great discussion about freedom of speech, the democratic role of journalism, and the responsibility of government to protect journalists. So head along and voice your opinion, or sit back and listen to some really interesting speakers.

Absolut Art Exhibition

Generations upon generations of artists will tell you art & booze go down swell together, so it’s no wonder the world famous Absolut Art Collection’s stop over in Sydney is stirring so much hype. The exhibition features more than 20 renowned artists, including Andy Warhol and Louise Bourgeois, who have contributed their own vision of the iconic Absolut bottle. If that’s not already enough, this night time only event will also include local and international DJ sets, live installations, film projections and a cocktail bar to keep you entertained. Starting this Friday the 18th at Ray Hughes Gallery in Surry Hills, the exhibition will be running until the 27th between 6-10pm Tuesday – Friday, 2-11pm Saturdays, and 2-10pm Sundays

YouTube Symphony Orchestra @ SOH

“Classical music? Cool? Pffftch, never!”

Well that was before YouTube got involved.

This month, the Sydney Opera House will be playing host to the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra is completely made up of musicians from around the world who were hand picked to play in Australia after their performances were seen on YouTube. If you’re not so keen on the music, there’s still plenty to do. The Western Foyer will be transformed into a YouTube Lab, where visitors can explore the ways social media and technology are changing the ways we create and access art, music and film. There will also be a Festival Bar, nightly performances from local acts, as well as real time projections of the concerts across the sails of the Opera House. The festival kicks off on Tuesday so head along to the website to see what’s on! http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/youtubesymphony/default.aspx


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