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King of Norway celebrates diversity with pro-LGBTIQ+ speech

King of Norway celebrates diversity with pro-LGBTIQ+ speech

King Harald V of Norway has shown his support his nation’s diverse citizenship and the LGBTIQ+ community, delivering a moving speech in Oslo’s Palace Park last week. “Norwegians are girls who love girls, boys who love boys and girls who love each other,” King Harald said. The monarch also celebrated Norway’s religious diversity, saying that […]

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Marriage Alliance makes bizarre claim about Norwegian custody case

The Marriage Alliance, one of Australia’s leading lobby groups against marriage equality, has posted a bizarre claim to their social media channel alleging that a Norwegian child protection case is a consequence of allowing same sex marriages. On their Twitter channel the Marriage Alliance posted an image of a story in the conservative newspaper the […]

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Bibliophile: Munchies, mystery and murder in this month’s book reviews

delicious: Feel Good Food by Valli Little ABC Books There’s so much delicious food around. Alongside an increase in range and availability, there are non-stop cooking programs, celebrity chef recipe books and to-go gourmet meals. After a serious health scare in 2014, delicious magazine cooking expert Valli Little decided to reassess her lifestyle choices and […]

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Listen Out for Lido

Listen Out for Lido

Norwegian producer and artist Lido is heading to Perth in September to perform at Listen Out Festival. Now living in Los Angeles, the multi-talented performer chatted with Graeme Watson about the evolution of music and making beats in transit. Your new EP with Canblaster is a really interesting work, it’s almost a journey from start […]

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Rediscovering Hedda Gabler

Rediscovering Hedda Gabler

Ibsen’s classic play ‘Hedda Gabler’ is on this month at the Blue Room. Taking on the lead role is Norwegian born actress Marthe Snorresdotter Rovik. Marthe tells us that growing up in Norway everyone knows the play so well. She can’t remember when she was first introduced to it. “That’s how it is growing up in […]

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Eurovision: Tooji Wants You To Stay

Eurovision: Tooji Wants You To Stay

Representing Norway at Eurovision this year will be Tooji. Tooji was born in Iran but his family fled to Norway before his first birthday. What can we tell you about twenty four year old Tooji? Well clearly he’s tall, dark, handsome and loves hoodies. He’s a former MTV presenter and he also works with children […]

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