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This is Radelaide's Top Six: Markets This Christmas Season

Ellie Stamelos

Shop at the best markets Adelaide and SA have to offer this Christmas, to find the perfect gifts and support local creators all in one go.

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City of Adelaide Lights Up For The 12th Annual OzAsia Festival

Tess Todd

OzAsia Festival returns for its 12th year; although it already holds the title of Australia’s leading international arts festival engaging with Asia, this one's set to launch its most impressive line-up yet! Running from 25 October to 11 November, the expansive and innovative program attracts critical acclaim, and is expected to gather 190,000 people over the duration. This year, 20 countries will be represented with feature work from 817 artists.

Planning to be the most notable of the festivals to date for contemporary arts from Asia, this year sees a record of 60 unique events being featured; including 8 major visual arts exhibitions, 55 talk events, 34 film screenings, 66 workshops and 22 events exclusive to Adelaide, scheduled across the eighteen-day period. With six world premieres, 20 Australian premieres, along with free and ticketed options, there’s no excuse not to get involved in this culturally brilliant arena.

So, what can you expect from the “most expansive and diverse program to date”? OzAsia Festival Artistic Director Joseph Mitchell explains that “OzAsia Festival is the place to be to experience the best contemporary arts and culture across Asia.”

Major headliners include the legendary Chinese playwright and director Stan Lai’s beloved modern classic Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land and the Australian premiere of Korea's international hit Dancing Grandmothers. Returning with international acclaim, Nassim Soleimanpour is set to delight with his newest work, Nassim, which features a new actor each night, not knowing the script until stepping onto the stage.

Artists of South Australia feature prominently in the program this year with a series of international collaboration debuts. Intimate dance performance, Close Company, is the work of Alison Curry and Singapore’s RAW Moves. World premiere of Adelaide Composer David Kotlowy’s Patina features local artists Ade Suharto, Gamelan In Situ along with Japanese dancer Shin Sakuma.

For the younger audience there is an immersive theatre experience, Cerita Anak (Child’s Story), combining song, shadow imagery, puppetry and sound with all the life of the ocean.

In a massive takeover this year, OzAsia comes to a final weekend crescendo with the completely free Jaipur Literature Festival. A combination over 50 authors, journalists, activists and thinkers make up this amazing event. Including the likes of Indian author Shobhaa De, writer and comedian Sami Shah and the festivals own Artistic Directors and writers, William Darymple and Namita Gokhale. The JLF brings you the best of the artistic, literary and culinary heritage of South Asia and the world through ideas, food, music, talks, and books this section of the festival runs from Friday, November 9 to Sunday, November 11.    

Of course, everyone’s favourite part of OzAsia is back with the Moon Lantern Parade, bigger and better this year, hitting Elder Park with its explosion of lights and colour on Saturday, November 27 from 3-9pm. Featuring more than 40 different handmade lanterns and an impressive firework display there is ample vantage points for everyone to view this festival moment. There will be plenty of amenities and food carts throughout with roving performances and free entertainment from local artists.

With only 18 days and so much packed in prepare to be swept off your feat this OzAsia Festival season!

The full OzAsia line up is available online from 7pm 14th August on the official website with the full line up for Jaipur Literature Festival to be announced in September.

All images via the OzAsia Media team.

Give Dad Something 'Blue' This Father's Day

Tess Todd

Got nothing for your Father yet? Not to worry! There’s a smooth group of lads that have got your back on this day of celebrating Dad.

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The Unapologetic Art of Felicity Jane

Ellie Stamelos

The artwork of Felicity Jane is undeniably eye-catching and thought-provoking.

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SH*T KNITS VOL. II - UGLY JUMPERS FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Tess Todd

Baby, it’s cold outside, and after the great fun had last year the Howling Owl is back again with round two of SHIT KNITS this Friday night!

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Oxfam Adelaide Uni Brings You: OXJAM 2018

Natasha Martin

Not only will you be getting the chance to catch some wicked local acts, but by heading along to OXJAM you will also be contributing to the outstanding work that Oxfam Australia.

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The Adelaide Community Cup Is Back!

Harrison Schultz

Returning to Adelaide, the Reclink Community Cup is back for its fourth year!

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Strap On Your Skates, Winterfest Is Back In Town

Michaela McGrath

Winterfest returns to Port Adelaide this month with hordes of frosty fun in tow.

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G&Ts At The Ready As The Howling Owl Celebrates World Gin Day 2018

Michaela McGrath

From drinks specials to full Flight Deck experiences, head to The Howling Owl this June 9th as the local gin den celebrates World Gin Day 2018.

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Meet: The TheyThem Collective

Caitlin Tait

Wallis Prophet and Ruby Van Leuven are behind The TheyThem Collective. Their first solo exhibition ‘X’ launches this week. Meet the pair who are friends, housemates, and collaborative artists.

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Jade Torres & A Utopia Family Affair

Caitlin Ellen

Jade Torres has a long family history in the world of painting - coming from a family of globally renowned Aboriginal artists.

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Kodomo No Hi Japan Festival

Adriana Sinicropi

The Kondomo No Hi Japan Festival kicked off over the weekend, celebrating Adelaide and Japan’s cultural ties with a day filled with food, culture and art.

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Makers Who Inspire, Season 3 Has Arrived

Ellie Stamelos

Makers Who Inspire is an original documentary series, created by South Australian filmmaker Henry Thong. Season 3 has officially launched, and you can watch Episode 1 now.

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The Laser Lounge West Lakes Is More Than Just Skin Deep

Jamieson Eileen

Alexia Atsikbasis proves how passion, hard work and a clear vision can grow a (beautiful) empire.

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Adelaide Fashion Revolution Night @ The Joinery

Ellie Stamelos

Get involved in Fashion Revolution Week this April, with a documentary screening followed by a discussion panel at The Joinery.

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Film Review: Truth or Dare

Erin Gear

Truth or Dare? Once you're asked, you're in. 

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HunterMade: Plant-Dyed, Zero-Waste Garments By Phoebe Hunter

Ellie Stamelos

HunterMade is a locally-based fashion label centred on sustainability and connection to nature.

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Moseley Beach Club Sunset Style Show: A Heart-Warming Affair

Gerasimos Canatselis

Milan Fashion Shows are so last year. The Moseley Beach Club Sunset Style Show is where it's at.  

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Review: Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour

Erin Gear

Bruno Mars took his 24K Magic World Tour to Adelaide last night, and it was a real 'Treasure'

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Celebrating Wom*n's Month With Your Local Girl Gang

Caitlin Tait

To celebrate Women's History Month we interviewed a group of friends who are diverse in their identities, backgrounds, experiences and paths, and come together with acceptance and love.

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