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Conductor Daniel Hyde… Llewellyn Hall, Thursday, July 25.

Arts in the City is arts editor HELEN MUSA’s weekly sweep of what’s happening where in the local arts scene. 

DANIEL Hyde, soon to become the new director of music for the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, will lead and conduct the choir when it visits Australia, including Llewellyn Hall, 7pm, Thursday, July 25. Book at 

“THE Art of Coarse Acting” is a series of comic parodies selected from the “Coarse Acting Shows” series books and made popular through the Edinburgh Festival. In the plays, everything that can conceivably go wrong does, as director Chris Baldock will doubtless ensure. At Canberra Rep Theatre, Acton, July 26-August 10. Book at or 6257 1950.

Denis Carnahan… The Street Theatre, July 27.

DENIS Carnahan, the man who produced the State of Origin anthem “That’s In Queensland”, is bringing back his cult show “Rugby League The Musical”, a blend of songs with videos, sketch comedy, impersonations and stand-up. At The Street Theatre, 7.30pm, July 27. Book at or 6247 1223.

Indian dancer Padma Menon… open day, July 28.

TAUGHT by Padma Menon, “come-and-try” classes offering an accessible approach to classical Indian dance will be held at the Moving Archetypes Studio Open Day, 19-25 Kembla Street, Fyshwick, 10am-noon, July 28. Free but bookings and info at or 0447 643646.

Sass and Tease Collective… The Abbey, July 26. Photo: Kelly Zinsli

SASS and Tease Collective is reviving its show “Jay Gatsby Requests”. Billed as a rollicking indulgence in the Jazz Age, with guest artists, live music from trad-jazz Dixie ensemble Zackerbilks and an ensemble of burlesque performers. At The Abbey, Gold Creek, 6.30pm, July 26. Book at

Drumming ensemble Taikoz… The Playhouse, 8pm, July 25.

AUSTRALIA’S drumming ensemble Taikoz, joined by dancer Chieko Kojima from Japan, will explore the “immersive” qualities of Japanese taiko in its production “The Beauty of 8”, named after the flamboyant yokouchi (side-on) style of taiko playing. At The Playhouse, 8pm, July 25. Book at

THE Participation Grant Program has allocated $85,000 for the 2020 National Multicultural Festival. Last year 80 people received grants to showcase their cultural traditions and heritage. Applications (to close 5pm, Monday, August 5.

THE “Irish Christmas in July Show” will feature a traditional menu with entertainment from the five-piece Celtic folk band Wild Kelpie Playdate. At the Canberra Irish Club, Weston, noon, July 21. Book at or 6288 5088.


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