Artsday / Poetry festival moves online

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Poetry on the Move director Shane Strange

“POETRY on the Move”, the festival, which has been held by the International Poetry Studies Institute at the University of Canberra since 2015, will be run “slowly” this year over five months from June to November. Festival director Shane Strange has already invited three online guest poets-in-residence, Vahni Capildeo (Trinidad/UK), Yeow Kai Chai (Singapore) and Lisa Brockwell, (Australia) who will be submitting monthly articles. There will also be a series of free online poetry workshops through September, October and November run by poets Owen Bullock, Subhash Jaireth, Lucy Alexander and Melinda Smith. To follow the latest events, sign up here, or on Facebook via @poetryonthemovefestival. 

A Sidney McMahon workshop

GOULBURN Regional Art Gallery program and exhibitions coordinator Hannah Gee and local dancer Hannah Cotton Hannah Cotton will use glitter, candies, bare feet and show tunes to give their take on what it was like to work on Sidney McMahon’s Creepy Little Lemon kids’ exhibition, “You forgot that spaghettis can swim”. In Gallery 2, 11am-11.30am, Friday, June 12, or chat with them here.

Eisteddfod entrant Taylah Doyle singing “No One But You”.

SYDNEY Eisteddfod’s “Stage At Home!” continues apace, with new releases this week and more to come during June and July. You can watch the dancers, actor, singers and musician here


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