End Times Variety is back with all the wonderful things you didn’t even know you needed! Likely because you don’t.
End Times Variety presents an election special. Obviously, the election is mostly gross and horrible. But we certainly don’t have to be. It’s a good time to look and laugh at the way we choose to run our society, while taking in some brilliant minds along the way. Also music. Also dancing? It looks like it will be great.
Razor sharp comedian CHRIS ENDREY will host the event. The panelists are :-
ELEANOR ROBERTSON (Brilliant who Writes) FRAN MIDDLETON (Comedian) RICHARD DENNISS (Australia Institute Economist) STEPHEN OWEN (@Rudd2000 genius) QUENTIN DEMPSTER (Journalist Extraordinaire) JULIA JOHNSON (incredible-voice)
Put the date in your diary- 30th June. The bar will open at 7pm. The show will start at 8. Venue is the Giant Dwarf, 199 Cleveland Street, Redfern.
These are some pics that I took at the function held recently (10th May) at the Primus Hotel in the CBD when the finalists for the Heath Ledger Scholarship were announced.
The Heath Ledger Scholarship is awarded to an actor that exhibits distinctive and unique potential, with an objective to provide support to further their career. The full nominees for the scholarship’s eighth inception are: Christian Antidormi (Spartacus: War of the Damned, Home and Away), Mojean Aria (The Bronx Bull), Natasha Bassett (Hail, Caesar!), Chloe Bayliss (Backtrack), Harley Bonner (Neighbours), Shareena Clanton (Last Cab to Darwin), Ashleigh Cummings (Tomorrow When the War Began, Puberty Blues), Georgia Flood (Anzac Girls, Wentworth, House Husbands), Sean Keenan (Strangerland), Uli Latukefu (upcoming Alien: Covenant), Sara West (Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, The Daughter) and Meyne Wyatt (Neighbours, Strangerland, The Sapphires).
The winner will be announced on 1st June from a special annual dinner held in Los Angeles.
The Tibetan monks from the Gyuto Monastery have been visiting the Bondi Pavilion since 2008. It has become their spiritual home in Sydney. The support of the Pavilion and Waverley Council has been comprehensive and has resulted in crowds flocking to the two week event from all over Sydney.
Despite the every esoteric nature of their rituals, they are highly accessible. The Monks give workshops which are designed to allow even those of us who are new to any spiritual practice or to any sort of meditation an instant connection. The monks daily chanting requires nothing more that just sitting quietly for a half an hour and letting them do all the work. Their insightful public talks on issues we all struggle with, such as anger or jealousy are presented in a simple and straightforward manner based on Buddhism’s view of these afflicting emotions. Continue reading THE GYUTO MONKS SUMMER RETREAT @ THE BONDI PAVILION→
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.