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by stapletonm
posted 07/02/2017

Arts Thursday 9 Feb 2017

deb jones

What shows, performances and people are coming up in 2017 and how best to sum up those of 2016?

Join me at 10:30am for a stimulating appraisal of theatre and performance in Sydney.

We welcome back Deborah Jones, writer ‘on dance, musical theatre, theatre and opera in Sydney … mostly’, for her annual survey of performance and performing arts issues last year and some recommendations for the year to come in the performing arts.

Deborah was arts editor of The Australian newspaper for 10 years and most recently edited the Review section of The Australian.

She is now a freelance writer and editor, specialising in dance, musical theatre, theatre and opera. She continues to review dance and musical theatre for The Australian, is a member of the Sydney Theatre Awards panel and reviews opera performances in Sydney for the London-based Opera magazine.

For further information and to read Deborah’s blog go to: https://deborahjones.me/

The latter half of the show will reprise part of an interview held last year with artist Penelope Metcalf, one of the 2016 Woollahra artists in residence.

Penelope’s work, focussing on the iconic Art Deco and inter-war flats of the Eastern Suburbs will be shown in an exhibition, Red Centre, at the National Trust Centre on Observatory Hill opening on 16th February.

small flats




The exhibition is presented by the Historic Houses Association of Australia, a body promoting and supporting the domestic heritage of Australia – for further information go to: http://www.fohh.net/

For more information about Penelope go to: http://www.penelopemetcalf.com.au/ and to hear the whole interview with Penelope, broadcast in September 2016, go to: http://eastsidefm.org/woollahra-artists-residence-2/

I hope you can join me for a lively, amusing and stimulating Arts Thursday from 10:30am on 9th February.


If you miss the program you can listen again by going to http://eastsidefm.org/arts/artsthursday/ and clicking on the date 9 February 2017..

Join Maisy Stapleton fortnightly from 10:30 to noon on Arts Thursday for conversations with leaders in the arts and regular coverage of Sydney’s exciting arts events.


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