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Does it really matter?

Does it really matter?

July 27th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

The ideas factory, more commonly known as the Nicholas Building, is set to be protected by a deal brokered by a CBD-based investment company.


A shared experience at the Forum

June 22nd, 2022 - CBD News

There were many inspiring moments at this year’s RISING festival, one being the sight of dedicated fans sitting outside the Forum, hours before a concert was due to start.

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Wedded to the literary canon

May 25th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

It’s not that often that you get such an ambitious book as The Lessons launched in inner Melbourne.

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The sourer self of Sean O’Beirne

April 27th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

It’s not easy being a critic and Sean O’Beirne struggles modestly with the role in On Helen Garner, the latest in the Writers on Writers series by Black Inc.

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Chilled author transcends gender

March 23rd, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

Permafrost is ostensibly a short story collection with disparate settings and different narrators but this could be a ruse used skillfully by the author in a first-person point of view.

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Pandemic time under review

February 24th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

An anthology of poems has just been released by Poetry Australia that provides a sophisticated and critical snapshot of a year of pandemic time as experienced by poets.

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Not afraid to speak her mind

January 27th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

Australia’s richest literary prize is up for grabs, with just six novels shortlisted for the fiction section, yet none of the major bookshops in the CBD have them featured. 

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Looking for the buzz

November 24th, 2021 - Rhonda Dredge

Some galleries in the CBD are planning great events, such as viewings at the Sofitel Hotel, to celebrate reopening.

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Will Spring go ahead?

June 24th, 2021 - CBD News

Galleries are getting ready for Spring 1883, usually a joy-filled, anarchic coming together of Melbourne’s art community at the much-loved Windsor Hotel.

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New mural for Melbourne

February 24th, 2021 - CBD News

As the planet completes another rotation of the sun, and things really ramp up in 2021 I hope all readers had a fun and somewhat normal holiday. 

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