Archive for April, 2013

Arts on Film : Shakespeare screening.

Arts on Film : Shakespeare screening.

April 30, 2013

Arts, Performing Arts, Theatre:

As you like it : a comedy in five acts by William Shakespeare, is the next program in the Arts on Film series, to be screened this Wednesday May 1 in… Read More ›

UK National Archives Discovery Service – trial from home

UK National Archives Discovery Service – trial from home

April 30, 2013

Family matters, Uncategorized:

The  State Library of Victoria  is trialling the UK National Archives Discovery Service until May 22, 2013. The trial provides free access to the digitised documents available on the National… Read More ›

Samuel Figgis, librarian and soldier

Samuel Figgis, librarian and soldier

April 22, 2013

Such was life, War:

In August 1914, a young Samuel Figgis joined the Victorian Public Library as a library assistant, just after the outbreak of the Great War. Less than a year later he… Read More ›

ANZAC Day: art and rememberance

ANZAC Day: art and rememberance

April 22, 2013

Arts:

 Australian War Memorial : treasures from a century of collecting by Nola Anderson This beautiful book is a guided tour through the history of the Australian War Memorial and features… Read More ›

Domes old and new discussed as State Librarian visits Geelong

Domes old and new discussed as State Librarian visits Geelong

April 19, 2013

Announcements, News:

Sue Roberts, CEO and State Librarian visited the Geelong City Library today to examine the progress of the library’s redevelopment and explore the role the State Library of Victoria will… Read More ›

Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones; there be legends here!

Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones; there be legends here!

April 17, 2013

Arts:

A couple of film and theatre giants are in town at the moment appearing in Alfred Uhry’s play, Driving Miss Daisy: Balancing act : the authorized biography of Angela Lansbury… Read More ›

Arts on Film: Ballet Screening

Arts on Film: Ballet Screening

April 16, 2013

Arts, Dance, Performing Arts:

Stravinsky and the Ballet Russe is the next spectacular program in the Arts on Film series for 2013, to be screened this Wednesday April 17 in Arts. Celebrating the 1909 Paris… Read More ›

Greetings from the trenches: World War I postcards

Greetings from the trenches: World War I postcards

April 12, 2013

Such was life, War:

In 1916, Corporal Thomas O’Halloran sent dozens of embroidered souvenir postcards from the front lines in France to his father, wife and three children back home in Castlemaine.

Listening post sounds: Rocky, Bee Gees, Blondes & more.

Listening post sounds: Rocky, Bee Gees, Blondes & more.

April 10, 2013

Arts, Music, Musicals, Popular music, Television:

Some recent CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts.  They include latest releases in musical theatre, popular and rock music. The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post the… Read More ›

Australian Performing Group

Australian Performing Group

April 6, 2013

Arts & literature, Such was life:

The 1960s, a time of social and political change, saw the birth of the Australian Performing Group (APG).