Archive for April, 2011

Behold His mighty hand!

Behold His mighty hand!

April 27, 2011

Arts, Film:

Confession time! I simply can’t resist watching Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments whenever it appears on television in all of its Technicolor, larger-than-life glory, which it did yet again… Read More ›

Jacqueline du Pre: Double Bill Screening.

Jacqueline du Pre: Double Bill Screening.

April 27, 2011

Arts, Film:

Two documentaries about renowned British cellist, Jacqueline du Pre, will feature in the next Music & Dance on Film series program, to be screened this Wednesday April 27 in Arts.… Read More ›

Lest we forget : the World War 1 experience

April 25, 2011

Collections, Family matters:

The published collections of the State Library of Victoria contain a variety of portrayals of the war experience from the horror of war to heroic accounts. Most modern histories of World… Read More ›

A mixed bag in Arts

A mixed bag in Arts

April 24, 2011

Arts:

A diverse range of new books hitting the shelves in Arts this week. Alex Katz : an American way of seeing: editors Riitta Valorinta, Guy Tosatto & Guido de Werdo Katz’s… Read More ›

Scottish Genealogy Conference 2011

April 21, 2011

Family history events, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Last weekend I attended the Third Australasian Scottish Genealogy Conference, organised by the GSV’s Scottish Ancestry Group. Arriving at the conference on Saturday morning, I was greeted to the sound… Read More ›

Musical discoveries in Arts

Musical discoveries in Arts

April 21, 2011

Arts, Music:

Don’t you love it when you discover a new composer, artist, writer, etc., etc., who just blows your socks off? It’s been happening to me a bit lately, but perhaps my… Read More ›

Found things

Found things

April 18, 2011

Arts, Film:

This Wednesday 20th April at 6:30pm, as a part of the Outside-in cinema series in Experimedia here at the Library, we will be showing two animated films, both perfect for… Read More ›

National Trust historian blogs for Heritage Week

April 18, 2011

Family history events, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

National Trust researchers have found the State Library of Victoria to be an invaluable repository over the years. During Heritage Week, I am happy to share my tips on how… Read More ›

Is William Shatner some kind of genius?

Is William Shatner some kind of genius?

April 14, 2011

Arts:

The great man himself has just been in Melbourne, appearing at a local Star Trek convention as well as performing his one-man show to an audience of adoring fans. Which made… Read More ›

Scottish Genealogy Conference 16th & 17th April

April 14, 2011

Family history events, Family matters:

This weekend I’ll be attending the Third Australasian Scottish Genealogy Conference Catch the Moments. Scotland 1750 -1850:  A Century of Transformation at the Hemisphere Conference Centre in Moorabbin. The conference,… Read More ›