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The Himalayan-trekking French knight bringing a party to Pinky Flat

Jean-François Ponthieux launched So Frenchy So Chic a decade ago in Australia, but next year’s Adelaide event will be a milestone: a 100 per cent female-fronted French pop, food and drink experience on the riverbank.

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Film review: I Am Paul Walker

Five years after The Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker was killed in a car crash, this new feature-length documentary sheds light on the actor’s private life and his difficult relationship with Hollywood.

Theatre

Theatre review: Welcome the Bright World

The Queen’s Theatre, with its rustic charm and historic ambience, is an excellent venue for Welcome the Bright World, which is set in 1980s Berlin with locations shifting from a home to a uni research room and revolutionary student digs.

Books & Poetry

Poets work magic with wet-weather verse

Adelaide poets are creating a little magic in the city this month with invisible pavement poems that can be seen only when it rains.

Theatre

Post-truth is stranger than fiction

Adelaide’s historic Queen’s Theatre will take on the feeling of a bombed-out Berlin warehouse or derelict church in a bold restaging of Stephen Sewell’s Welcome the Bright World – a play that remains surprisingly relevant in today’s political climate.

Music

Review: Star Wars - A New Hope in Concert

Watching live musicians play any movie score is a rare treat. Watching Adelaide’s own symphony orchestra performing one of the most famous film scores ever – from the first Star Wars – is pretty special indeed.

Film

Film review: McQueen

Filmmakers Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui’s stylish mosaic of a documentary illuminates the life of the controversial and troubled British fashion genius Alexander McQueen.

Festivals

Adelaide Film Festival unveils full 2018 line-up

This year’s Adelaide Film Festival will present 17 world premieres and 30 national premieres, including four Venice award winners, a live underwater spectacle, and a strong line-up of films from Australian emerging directors.

Film reviews

Arts & Culture

‘These are the projects that curators hope for and artists dream about’

In what’s been described as a major coup for South Australia following the record-breaking Colours of Impressionism exhibition, leading contemporary artist Chiharu Shiota is presenting three major projects at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Off the Wall - Art Gallery treasures

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Books & Poetry

The never-ending story of Adelaide’s second-hand bookshops

Adelaide retains a resilient cluster of colourful second-hand and antiquarian booksellers who, driven by a labour of literary love, have defied the contemporary threats to the industry. And their stories suggest the printed book is far from dead.

Poet's Corner