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Artsday / NFSA unearths Led Zeppelin interview

John Bonham in action

THE National Film and Sound Archive has unearthed a rare interview with the late John Bonham, the drummer from Led Zeppelin, which has become a centrepiece of the new authorised documentary, “Becoming Led Zeppelin”, to be premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Curator Chris Arneil chanced upon across a tape marked “Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant and John Bonham the week before”. After digitisation and conducting research, they confirmed it was the very interview director Bernard MacMahon had been searching for. A teaser clip from the doc is accessible here.

THERE’S only got tomorrow, September 15, to apply for The Street Theatre’s “Early Phase” program, now in its second year. Writers, directors, musicians, designers, dancers, digital artists, as well as those whose voices are under-represented in theatre from Canberra and the surrounding regions, are invited to make a submission here. The program offers three artists a supported collaborative concept development process with an artist payment of $5000 together with bespoke development, peer exchange, and professional leaders are all part of the program.


LAKESPEARE & Co will be back in early 2022 with outdoor performances of “As You Like It”. They’ve secured the services of former National Institute of Dramatic Art head of acting, Tony Knight, and will begin the auditioning process soon using video platforms such as Zoom as well as, maybe, in-person interviews. Details here they’ve also set up a crowdfunding campaign here.

Scottish Queen of Crime, Val McDermid,

THE next session of online interviews for BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival, will be tomorrow, Wednesday, September 15, 1979 is with ex-journo and Scottish Queen of Crime, Val McDermid, about “1979”, her first book in a new series featuring a young reporter in a tough Glasgow newsroom. Bookings here.

FOUR Winds in Bermagui has sent a video clip of a song by Gordon Hamilton, inspired by the Far South Coast of NSW and the poems of Canberra’s Anita Patel. Four Winds commissioned this new work for its Youth Music Festival in 2020, and the video replaced the cancelled live performance. Accessible here.

THE Australian Musical Theatre Academy has redesigned workshops to bring them online. Virtual children’s audition preparation workshops will be held this September school holidays with the focus on “Frozen”, “Mary Poppins” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. Registrations here.



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