The year’s Adelaide Writers’ Week will have an increased focus on crime and a packed program of non-fiction sessions tackling topics including US politics, conflict in the Middle East and the “feminist manifesto”.
Crowded House frontman Neil Finn will perform a free solo outdoor concert on the Riverbank on March 5 to open the 2017 Adelaide Festival.
Gardens Speak will offer Adelaide audiences an intensely personal perspective on Syria’s civil war, inviting them to lie in the dirt and listen to the stories of individuals killed during the 2011-12 uprising and buried in private gardens.
Artist Del Kathryn Barton pulled off a casting coup securing actress Cate Blanchett for her short film RED, but it was a couple of uncooperative, venomous eight-legged stars that posed one of her toughest challenges.
Looking for some engrossing summer reading? Adelaide Writers’ Week director Laura Kroetsch recommends five books by authors who will be in town for the 2017 event.
Adelaide Festival has revealed details of six sumptuous long lunches to be held on its floating Riverbank Palais with chefs Cheong Liew, Cath Kerry, Christine Manfield, Mark Best, Karla Firla and Michael Ryan.