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LGBTQIA+ advocates welcome new Tasmanian mental health initiatives

LGBTQIA+ advocates welcome new Tasmanian mental health initiatives

LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Equality Tasmania and mental health advocates Working It Out have applauded the State Government’s announcement of several important LGBTIQ+ mental health initiatives. Premier and Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Jeremy Rockliff, this week released the 2022-23 implementation plan for the state’s mental health strategy. The strategy identifies LGBTIQ+ Tasmanians as one […]

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Bibliophile | ‘Honeybee’ author Craig Silvey returns with new novel ‘Runt’

Runt by Craig Silvey Allen & Unwin Fremantle author Craig Silvey’s novels are heart-warming coming-of-age stories where the protagonists have to find out who they are in order to live their best lives. Set in Fremantle, his first novel Rhubarb is a touching love story between two damaged people. His next novel Jasper Jones told […]

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Let’s Eat Grandma share glistening new track ‘Give Me A Reason’

Let’s Eat Grandma share glistening new track ‘Give Me A Reason’

Let’s Eat Grandma, the duo composed of songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and vocalists Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth, have shared a new single and lyric video for Give Me A Reason. The track is taken from the deluxe version of their recent acclaimed album, Two Ribbons, which is out now via Transgressive. “Back in Autumn 2019 we […]

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Things get weird in DOWNGIRL’s grunge-infused new video ‘Manic’

Things get weird in DOWNGIRL’s grunge-infused new video ‘Manic’

Femme grunge-rockers DOWNGIRL have stormed stages around their hometown in Gadigal land and are kicking things up a notch with the release of their next track, Manic. Born out of the ashes of punk outfit BOYSCLUB, DOWNGIRL formed online during the 2021 lockdown and are gaining plenty of momentum. Within the space of a year, […]

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Good Arts, Good Mental Health: New project connects arts and minds

Good Arts, Good Mental Health: New project connects arts and minds

We all have our hobbies – listening to music, reading novels, concerts, movies – and a new project shows just how these can improve our mental health. The Good Arts, Good Mental Health project is based on Dr Christina Davies’ multi-award winning PhD research that quantifies the arts-mental health relationship and highlights the benefits of […]

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Gay rugby drama among offerings at Cunard British Film Festival

Gay rugby drama among offerings at Cunard British Film Festival

The full program for the Cunard British Film Festival has been unveiled, with a forbidden queer romance among the stellar selections at this year’s event. Written by London-based Australian Adam Silver, In From The Side focuses on the passionate chaos of an adulterous affair between two members of a fictional South London gay rugby club and […]

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Shygirl drops new single ‘Shlut’ alongside debut album ‘Nymph’

Shygirl drops new single ‘Shlut’ alongside debut album ‘Nymph’

Experimental artist Shygirl has just released her debut album, along with the sensual new single Shlut. The album, Nymph, brings together her hit singles Nike, Coochie (a bedtime story), Firefly and Come For Me, the last of which was produced by Venezuelan hyperpop star Arca. Along with Arca, Shygirl also collaborated with artists Sega Bodega, Mura Masa and Karma Kid, as well […]

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Queer high school musical ‘107’ heads back to The Blue Room

Queer high school musical ‘107’ heads back to The Blue Room

Following their smashing premiere at The Blue Room’s Summer Nights season, the team behind musical 107 are reuniting for another round. The homegrown musical celebrates the resilience of youth, with writer/composer Michele Gould saying it’s all about “flipping stereotypes on their heads, whilst also flipping them off.” “A fever dream of my private school memories, rambunctious […]

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Perth Cabaret Collective’s ‘Brassy Broads’ head Downstairs at the Maj

Perth Cabaret Collective’s ‘Brassy Broads’ head Downstairs at the Maj

A collection of Perth’s best jazz and cabaret performers are paying tribute to the legends of the genres with Brassy Broads. From the divine Perth Cabaret Collective, Brassy Broads stars drag diva and Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical lead Cougar Morrison, the always sultry Mia Mattheissen and dynamic powerhouse Victoria Newton. The trio will celebrate the music of […]

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Local artist Lo shares intimate 5-track EP ‘Shy Panic’

Local artist Lo shares intimate 5-track EP ‘Shy Panic’

Laying her cards on the table, Perth songstress Lo has revealed her latest EP Shy Panic. The “sad girl” soundtrack draws you in from start to finish with her profound storytelling and infectious pop-hazed stylings front and centre. Featuring releases Giver, Lover, Pet, Tapped Out and GTY, Lo pairs vulnerability with glossy tones throughout the […]

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