Adelaide | Adelaide City Council candidate and city publican Gareth Lewis wants a full review of every liquor licence in the CBD.
Lewis, who owns and operates three city bars, said many city businesses have expressed concern to him over “absurdities and dated conditions” attached to their liquor licences.
One of Lewis’s own businesses, he told InDaily, is required by licence conditions to mop the front step of a building across the road once a week.
Another of his bars is required to keep all windows shut when music is playing, despite being located on King William Street.
Lewis said the review would have to be a cooperative effort by the State Government and Adelaide City Council.
“It would literally take going through … each one of the licences and asking (busi Full Story »
Sydney | Telstra’s forgotten pay phone booths will be repurposed as Wi-Fi hotspots as part of a plan to blanket public spaces with internet.
Telstra unveiled in May a $100 million project to establish an estimated two million Wi-Fi hotspots across the country over five years.
Most will be created by Telstra home broadband customers who share their bandwidth with passersby, but the telco is also building some 8000 hotspots in public areas.
The first 100 of these will be up and running on a trial basis within weeks, including in Rundle Mall, said Telstra group executive of retail, Gordon Ballantyne, on Tuesday.
He also revealed that many will be repurposed pay phones.
The booths have struggled for relevance in the smartphone era, but they are ideal hotspot sites because most are locate Full Story »
Fashionistas from all over the country are expected to visit the Art Gallery of South Australia for its spring exhibition, Fashion Icons – Masterpieces from the Collection of the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris.
Mitchell Oakley Smith, fashion author and curator of the events program for the exhibition, says gallery director Nick Mitzevich had great foresight in bringing the international show exclusively to Adelaide.
“It was very clever of Nick to commission a fashion exhibition of this stature to the gallery; one that is unique to the gallery and one that won’t be travelling anywhere else in the country,” says Oakley Smith.
Comment | Drama and its core principles are to be found in theatres while the real world goes on outside, right? Wrong. And recent events bear this out.
Dramaturgy is the art of managing events in time for the benefit of their greater meaning and impact: if drama is the substance of those events, dramaturgy is about wrestling them into temporal shape, of ensuring they are dramatic. It doesn’t stand outside the drama – but is part of it, invisible most of the time. Still, it plays a pivotal role.
It is important to acknowledge, for example, the Islamic State’s beheading videos were art-directed and choreographed. These choices fed the construction of a larger cognitive pattern audiences recognise as a “story”, the result of a particular dramaturgical strategy. The soft lighting. T Full Story »