“We try and take what happens on the arena and make it interesting, to take people on a journey.”
McNaught, the southern hemisphere’s only LEGO certified professional and one of thirteen worldwide, was on-site at the Ekka showcasing his skills to an admiring audience of all ages.
“It’s not the stories that changed Australia,” ABC TV reporter Sarah Ferguson told journalists last week. “Good writing and visual production – that’s what changed Australia.”
Mr Akbar was blunt: “What worries me deeply is the death of the [news] story. The death of the story is the death of the editor”.
Worldwide, people are celebrating the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice.
“Do you know my story?” Lilly Wolf asks as she clasps both my hands between hers and searches my eyes.
It’s night-time in the suburbs. Guided down a secret laneway by torchlight, we arrive at a classic Queenslander lounge room where we settle into chairs or snuggle onto pillows in front of the fireplace.
Night-time on the river – City Cats, paddle-wheel steamers, cars on the expressway – are a great backdrop to these tales and songs of Brissie life.
Impromafia dip their quill into audience members’ daily lives to prove that the bard drew inspiration from real life.
Styled in blood-red gowns, the four sopranos of Belladiva channel opera’s heroines from the earliest decades of the art-form to the present.