Comment | With 21 years until South Australia celebrates its 200th year since proclamation, now is the time to plan how the state will mark 2036.
Just as the Commonwealth built an iconic new Federal Parliament to celebrate Australia’s 200th year, South Australia should follow suit.
South Australia should build a new iconic building that showcases everything South Australian. It could be built on the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site and overlook the Botanic Gardens. This would extend the North Terrace cultural boulevard and provide closer links with the National Wine Centre.
With a new Parliament House as the centrepiece, the building could have five wings celebrating South Australia’s unique story.
The first wing would be a new world class celebration of Aboriginal art and culture. Wi Full Story »
Adelaide | The rejuvenation of Adelaide’s cultural precinct on the northern city rim will be bolstered by an investment of up to $10 million, incorporating an enhancement of the existing War Memorial, as part of Labor’s “low-key” commemoration of the centenary of Anzac.
Plans for a Memorial Walk – first flagged in January last year – are still on track, but remain fluid, as the Government determines its final budget for the project. It has committed $3 million for “the state’s flagship Centenary of Anzac project”, has snared $5 million from the Commonwealth and hopes to prise $2 million from the cash-strapped Adelaide City Council.
“Those figures are a little fluid,” Veterans’ Affairs Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith told InDaily.
“We don’t really know the exact Full Story »
PHILIP WHITE OPINION | John Geber could talk the shell off a snail. This thought slid into my mind while he was talking about money. He’s one of those rich people who talks about money a lot.
Sometimes he talks about how hard it is to spend because it just plain hurts to see it go, other times he talks about how hard it is to spend it properly. Enjoyably. Like he talks about always flying economy, and he flies a lot. He’d rather spend the money when he gets there. “It’s only 20 hours on the plane,” he said.
In 1998, on a whim, John bought Château Tanunda. Having kicked off in diamond country in South Africa, he made a lot of money in the tea business and sought a new challenge. When he rang his Swiss wife Evelyn to tell her Full Story »
WOMADELAIDE | Margaret Leng Tan is known as the queen of the toy piano, but she will also be playing everything from bicycle bells and rattles to a jack-in-the-box at WOMADelaide this weekend.
Here, the New York-based Singaporean musician reveals why she has such affection for unusual instruments and what audiences can expect from her performances in Botanic Park.
How were you first introduced to the toy piano and why do you love playing it?
Back in 1948, John Cage wrote his Suite for Toy Piano, which was the first-ever serious composition written for this instrument. Beneath its charming and childlike veneer, it was also a sophisticated piece of writing where hidden intricacies posed real technical challenges for the performer.
As I practised, I gradually became convinced that the toy pia Full Story »