Custom-made playgrounds bringing the bush to kids

Custom-made playgrounds bringing the bush to kids

Posted August 18, 2017 11:00:56 Photo: Canberra’s new nature playgrounds have been designed to encourage climbing, jumping and exploring. (ABC Radio Canberra: Hannah Walmsley) Related Story: Cubby house building bucks children’s ‘structured lives’ Related Story: Canberra families encouraged to play outdoors all year round Like many two-year-olds around the country, Frederick Kunzelmann lives in an apartment without a backyard. So a new nature playground at his local park is a welcome addition. Three new natural playgrounds will officially open in Canberra this weekend in Tuggeranong Town Park, Finn Street Park…

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Dark TV drama goes even darker

Dark TV drama goes even darker

WHEN she was first sounded out for a second season of Top Of The Lake, Elisabeth Moss agreed to do so on one condition — it had to be even darker. The American actor plays Robin Griffin in the globally successful, Foxtel-produced television series, which the first time around was set in New Zealand and dealt with a paedophilia ring. In this instalment, Robin — an Australian detective — is home in picturesque Sydney where the story kicks off with the discovery of a dead body stuffed in a suitcase,…

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An Obi-Wan Kenobi movie is reportedly in the works

An Obi-Wan Kenobi movie is reportedly in the works

Posted August 18, 2017 14:43:46 Disney is developing a Star Wars standalone movie based on the beloved character of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the wise and noble Jedi master, according to The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. They cited unnamed sources as saying that the project was in the early stages of development by Disney and Lucasfilm. The project has no script yet but British filmmaker Stephen Daldry, best known for 2000’s ballet movie Billy Elliott, is in early talks to direct it, the publications said. Daldry also directed the 2002 film The…

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New album reviews

New album reviews

This week’s new releases in the world of music ALBUM OF THE WEEK GANG OF YOUTHS GO FARTHER IN LIGHTNESS (MOSY RECORDINGS/SONY) Wow. Remember when you’d put on a new album and it’d instantly anchor you to the spot until it was done? Welcome to the second album by Sydney’s very special indeed Gang Of Youths. The band’s frontman Dave Le’aupepe has said of approaching making this album: “What do I say now, after writing the hour-long record about cancer?” Backstory — the cancer caused his ex-partner to sadly pass…

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Melbourne music students' five-year effort to help Afghan Youth Orchestra

Melbourne music students' five-year effort to help Afghan Youth Orchestra

Posted August 18, 2017 12:25:09 Photo: The tenth concert in the series will be held in the Victorian city of Geelong. (ABC News: Naomi Woodley) Related Story: Migrants showcasing culture to adopted communities in Tasmania A five-year effort by a group of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music students to raise funds for the Afghan Youth Orchestra will reach the peak of its crescendo this weekend. The tenth From the Con to Kabul concert, to be held in the Victorian city of Geelong, will showcase both student and semi-professional performers. The proceeds…

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