Archive for October, 2013

New listening: Wagner, Banjos, Pirates & Marvelous Wonderettes!

New listening: Wagner, Banjos, Pirates & Marvelous Wonderettes!

October 30, 2013

Arts:

Some recent CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts.  They include new releases in opera & classical, country & folk,  jazz, and musical theatre. The online catalogue indicates which Listening… Read More ›

Arts on Film: Metropolitan Opera Gala, Part 2

Arts on Film: Metropolitan Opera Gala, Part 2

October 29, 2013

Arts:

Part Two of The Metropolitan Opera Centennial Gala is the next program in the Arts on Film series, to be screened this coming Wednesday 30th October in Arts. Deutsche Grammophon,… Read More ›

History wins

October 29, 2013

Local history funding sources, Such was life:

Congratulations to all of the writers awarded this year’s Victorian Community History Awards. Why not catch up with one of their winning books next time you’re at the State Library?

Tales of crime in Australia

Tales of crime in Australia

October 18, 2013

People & professions, Such was life:

The 1894 book Tales of crime and criminals in Australia, which can be viewed online, is an absorbing look at Victoria’s early criminal history. Far from being just a record of… Read More ›

Bird Week: something to tweet about in Arts

Bird Week: something to tweet about in Arts

October 18, 2013

Arts, Painting, Visual arts:

Guest blogger and pigeon-fancier Jane Miller couldn’t resist celebrating Bird Week….. A bit of cross promotion here for Bird week (19-25 October) as the Arts Library includes in its’ collections… Read More ›

Les Miserables from page to stage

Les Miserables from page to stage

October 16, 2013

Arts:

On Tuesday 15 October, 2013,  the State Library held an exclusive event featuring multi-award winning composer, Claude-Michel Schönberg, speaking to Julia Zemiro. Claude-Michel Schönberg As a Golden Globe winner, Oscar… Read More ›

Arts on Film: Triple Bill

Arts on Film: Triple Bill

October 15, 2013

Arts:

A Triple Bill featuring The Orchestra, ballet superstar Rudolf Nureyev and Australian ceramic artist Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened this Wednesday… Read More ›

Les Misérables, Ned Kelly and Victorian Media Hall of Fame make news at the State Library of Victoria

Les Misérables, Ned Kelly and Victorian Media Hall of Fame make news at the State Library of Victoria

October 15, 2013

About us, Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

Last Friday at the State Library, the Melbourne Press Club announced their 2013 Victorian Media Hall of Fame inductees and that the Melbourne Press Club and State Library are working… Read More ›

Keening Kellys

Keening Kellys

October 9, 2013

People & professions, Such was life:

The State Library has been given an extraordinary letter that gives an eyewitness account of the aftermath of the 1880 Glenrowan siege, where bushranger Ned Kelly was captured by police.… Read More ›

Eyewitness letter to Ned Kelly’s capture donated to State Library after 133 years

Eyewitness letter to Ned Kelly’s capture donated to State Library after 133 years

October 9, 2013

Announcements, Collection, Exhibitions, News:

After 133 years, a letter containing an eyewitness account of the dramatic capture of Ned Kelly during the 1880 siege at Glenrowan has been donated to the State Library of… Read More ›