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By Harry van Moorst For three days in March, the sleepy old fishing village of Port Fairy comes to life with the ballads, shanties, jigs and reels that characterise Victoria's largest, and Australia's most charming folk festival. Amidst the
Nuts By Tom Topor Directed by John Rado With Bede Gwynne, Richard Payten, Geoff Hickey, Nan Vernon, Ted Webster, David Beard, Simon O'Rourke, Paul Van Reyk, Wednesday Kennedy. New Theatre, Sydney Reviewed by Rod Webb By at least one of the
Kitchen Talk Newsletter Published six times per year by Michael and Janet Boddy Subscriptions ($42 per year) from The Bugle Press, Binalong NSW 2584 Reviewed by Dave Riley Food now produced by so few is scrutinised by so many so intently. Its
I>The Story of Boys and Girls Directed by Pupi Avati Produced by Antonio Avati Academy Twin Cinema, Paddington (Sydney) Reviewed by Sally Low Remember some seemingly endless all afternoon extended family lunch? Women folk, with some help from
Large Stars Looking Small By Connie Frazer Gasp with shock, you spaced-out wide bright twinklers. Soon there will be more of us than you. Yet consider the power of small things together — as trillions of fleas in a house kept out the
The Dishwasher ME = By Teresa Dowding When She smiles it's (give us a smile sweetheart) taking a breath or simply desperation and She is blank to survive. Pain transforms Her body (nice legs shame about the face) into an abstraction that
The Gifthorse: A critical look at Equal Employment Opportunity in Australia. By Gretchen Poiner and Sue Wills Allen and Unwin. 1991. $16.95. The Promise and the Price: The Struggle for Equal Opportunity in Women's Employment. By Clare Burton
By Kaylene Allan As rapacious forestry operations sweep across the tropical forests of the Asia-Pacific, the island composed of Papua New Guinea and West Papua will be amongst their last destinations. By the turn of the century, New Guinea will
Nuclear Wasteland By Peter Brown I took my child to the nuclear wasteland, to the nuclear wasteland I took my child, and the flowers were blue, and the desert was yellow, while above us the sky rolled, clouds driven by wind. I took my child
By Kath Gelber HOBART — "Show Me Where It Hurts" was the title of an Anglo-Australian AIDS benefit exhibition held here from March 7 to 10. The project, initiated by UK artist Simon Leah, raised money for the British AIDS Information Service, the
Irish band Spalpeen Irish band Spalpeen at the Celtic Club, Brisbane's newest alternative venue. Opened on March 2, the Celtic Club will provide a venue for republican music every Friday night and Sunday afternoon. The club will also be open to use
Backward, Christian Soldiers By Rosemary Evans (To be sung very loudly) Backward, Christian soldiers, Now your war is done. Backward, Egypt, Saudis, Your gamble's been won. Home, Yanks, to Mom's apple pie, And Los Angeles, Where you can
Through Media Eyes By Nina Kavunenko Iraqis strolled in drifting groups relaxed in twilight balminess, the day after bombs fell, spattering dryness on their city. For, though they fell like heavy Spring rain the long night through, there
By Max Lane During the last 12 months, groups have been formed to build support for the increasingly active pro-democracy movement in Indonesia. Called AKSI (Aksi Solidaritas Indonesia — Indonesian Solidarity Action), they have been established in
Self-Documentation, Self-Imaging, People Living with AIDS. Fine Arts Gallery, University Centre, University of Tasmania, until April 5. Reviewed by Kath Gelber. The philosophy behind this exhibition, now in Hobart as part of a national tour, is
There are times when it can be difficult to keep your spirits up. A short story by PETER GILET. Alphonse Starkadder (Starky to his friends) had always taken an interest in economic affairs and he had to admit, that June, that it had not been a

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