Archive for May, 2013

Indian Film: much more than Bollywood!

Indian Film: much more than Bollywood!

May 15, 2013

Arts, Film:

Clearly determined to win the State Library’s Blogger-of-the-Year Award, Jane Miller has submitted another topical post, this time exploring Indian cinema and the vibrant song and dance of Bollywood! The… Read More ›

Arts on Film: Virtuoso Violinist.

Arts on Film: Virtuoso Violinist.

May 14, 2013

Arts, Film, Music:

A double bill on renowned violinist, Itzhak Perlman, is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened this Wednesday May 15 in Arts. Two films by Christopher… Read More ›

Bendigo or Sandhurst? History through newspapers

Bendigo or Sandhurst? History through newspapers

May 10, 2013

Cities & towns, Such was life:

Did you know that Bendigo used to be called Sandhurst? And then changed its name back to Bendigo?

Beethoven, music and film

Beethoven, music and film

May 10, 2013

Arts, Film, Music:

 A recent trip to the cinema has inspired guest blogger Jane Miller to explore a little further: Have you seen the recent film Performance featuring Christopher Walken and Philip Seymour… Read More ›

New directors appointed to State Library leadership team

May 9, 2013

About us, Announcements, News:

Sue Roberts, CEO and State Librarian has announced the appointment of three new directors to the State Library leadership team.

Nameless tunes – Searching for Sugar Man at Outside-in cinema

Nameless tunes – Searching for Sugar Man at Outside-in cinema

May 8, 2013

Arts, Music, Popular music:

This week’s Outside-in cinema screening is of the 2013 Academy Award winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man. The film follows the film-makers as they try and find out what came… Read More ›

agIdeas at the Library

agIdeas at the Library

May 7, 2013

News, Uncategorized:

To celebrate agIdeas, the Library will host three displays including a body of work by French poster designer Alain Le Quernec, large-format vinyl lettering by type designer Nadine Chahine, and… Read More ›

Melbourne’s feral dogs

Melbourne’s feral dogs

May 2, 2013

Social life & customs, Such was life:

In the 1840s and 50s, Melbourne had an unregistered dog problem. Initially the stray dogs were only a nuisance, but they soon became aggressive and threatened the safety of Melburnians.

World Music and American Song now available online

World Music and American Song now available online

May 1, 2013

Arts, Music:

This modern, digital world of ours can be a wonderful place, and that’s no more evident than in resources such as these where you can click yourself through to an… Read More ›