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SYDNEY THEATRE’S BIG NIGHT @ THE SEYMOUR CENTRE

The York Theatre foyer at the Seymour Centre proved to be an informal red carpet whilst invitees gathered for drinks prior to the recent Sydney Theatre Awards ceremony.

As well as being able to put faces to the critics, young and upcoming actors and creatives took the opportunity to mix with journalists, award winners and even theatre royalty such as Peter Carroll and Maggie Dence.

Unlike in the States where the media is a little insular, Sydney’s media is a collegiate where everybody is supportive and approachable. This convivial atmosphere was on show for all to see on the night.

Featured image- Peter Carroll and Maggie Dence. Images by Ben Apfelbaum (c).

BOOK SIGNING : MICHAEL CLARKE : ‘MY STORY’

Australian cricket great Michael Clarke was on hand last Wednesday at the Dymocks city store to sign copies of his newly published autobiography MY STORY. 

Clarke was the greatest batsman of his generation and, as captain, possessed the sharpest tactical mind in the game.

Bursting onto the scene in 2004 with a Test century on debut, Michael Clarke was Australian cricket’s golden boy. And the batting prodigy they nicknamed ‘Pup’ certainly fulfilled his destiny in a stellar 11-year international career of 115 Tests, 8643 runs and 28 centuries. Continue reading BOOK SIGNING : MICHAEL CLARKE : ‘MY STORY’

CADEL EVANS : THE ART OF CYCLING

The greatest Australian cyclist of all time Cadel Evans attended a book signing event at Dymocks Sydney city store on 15th November.

Famous in the sport for his meticulous preparation and an athlete who prided himself on his ability to ‘leave it all on the road’, Evans writes about the triumphs, the frustrations, the training, the preparation, the psychology of the sport, his contemporaries, the legends, and his enduring love of the beauty of cycling. Continue reading CADEL EVANS : THE ART OF CYCLING

TARA MOSS VISITS THE STANTON LIBRARY NORTH SYDNEY TO PROMOTE SPEAKING OUT

I attended the Stanton Library in North Sydney yesterday when Tara Moss, Canadian-Australian author, television presenter, journalist, former model, UNICEF national ambassador for child survival and PHd candidate in gender and cultural studies at Sydney University came through to give a brief talk about her new book, TARA MOSS SPEAKING OUT- A 21st Century Handbook for Women and Girls, and then did a book signing.

Here are a few  of my pics.

Tara Moss - speaking out

Tara Moss @ Stanton Library - 22.6.2016 (10)

Tara Moss @ Stanton Library - 22.6.2016 (3)

http://www.taramoss.com

http://www.harpercollins.com.au/9781460751336/

http://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/library_databases/stanton_library

 

 

MEG AND TOM KENEALLY LAUNCH THEIR FIRST NOVEL ‘THE SOLDIER’S CURSE’ @ DYMOCKS SYDNEY

Above- A delighted Meg Keneally at the launch of THE SOLDIER'S CURSE. Featured- Proud father and daughter, Tom and Meg Keneally at the launch of their first novel. Photography by Ben Apfelbaum.
Above- A delighted Meg Keneally at the launch of THE SOLDIER’S CURSE. Featured- Proud father and daughter, Tom and Meg Keneally at the launch of their first novel. Photography by Ben Apfelbaum.

As part of Dymocks Sydney’s regular series of book launches, Meg and Tom Keneally attended Dymock’s prized city store this week for the launch of their first collaborative novel entitled THE SOLDIER’S CURSE.

In their promotional material Dymocks has cleverly described father and daughter as Australia’s newest super-sleuth duo. Continue reading MEG AND TOM KENEALLY LAUNCH THEIR FIRST NOVEL ‘THE SOLDIER’S CURSE’ @ DYMOCKS SYDNEY

EYE MARTY: THE NEWLY DISCOVERED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A COMIC GENIUS

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Featured pic- Mel Brooks and Marty Feldman in Young Frankenstein

“Ray circumcised himself sitting in a café called the 91 on Charlotte Street, SoHo. Ray thought he was Jesus and Jesus was Jewish. He used the knife he’d eaten his fish with. I’m pretty certain Jesus didn’t have chips with his fish.”

So goes one of the myriad anecdotes and stories that go into the minestrone of Marty Feldman’s unearthed autobiography, eyE MARTY.

This resurrected reminiscence comes 33 years after its author shuffled off his mortal coil, the same amount of time Jesus reputedly walked upon the earth. Spooky, as Marty reveals a God complex in these iris popping annals. Continue reading EYE MARTY: THE NEWLY DISCOVERED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A COMIC GENIUS

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN GALA CHARITY EVENT

Inset pic- Emcees Deborah Hutton and Richard Wilkins. Featured pic- Olivia Newton John and her husband
Inset pic- Emcees Deborah Hutton and Richard Wilkins. Featured pic- Olivia Newton John and her husband John Easterling

She is one of the most famous people in the world thanks to her starring roles in Grease and Xanadu.  

Now nearly three decades on and still looking younger than her age, a smiling and radiant Olivia Newton-John graced the red carpet with her husband John Easterling  by her side.

Olivia was in Melbourne celebrating and co-hosting her 3rd annual ONJ Gala which raises money, support and awareness for her Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre at the Austin Hospital Melbourne. Continue reading OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN GALA CHARITY EVENT

David Duchovny’s Holy Cow

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Actor turned novelist David Duchovny

Holy cow, David Duchovny can write! Yes the actor who put the smoulder in Mulder in the X Files has turned novelist with an udder delight of a book HOLY COW.

Written originally as a screenplay which Pixar turned down – go figure, cows are far cooler than Cars – Dave has taken the bull by the horns and fleshed out the script to novel dimensions.

And novel it is, the tale narrated by a cow, Elsie Bovary. She’s no Flaubert -night creation.

Intended to be a book read to children by adults, HOLY COW is unabashedly full of dad jokes, pungent puns, and literary allusions that span Animal Farm to Charlotte’s Web and back to Babe.

Continue reading David Duchovny’s Holy Cow