Film

Fantastic Voyage with King Kong & Queen : new listening in Arts.

Fantastic Voyage with King Kong & Queen : new listening in Arts.

September 12, 2014

Arts, Film, Music, Musicals, Performing Arts, Popular music, Theatre:

Some new CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts. They include recent releases in film soundtracks, pop, rock, classical guitar, and musical theatre. The online catalogue indicates which… Read More ›

75 years ago; art goes to war again

75 years ago; art goes to war again

September 5, 2014

Arts, Film, Popular music, Visual arts:

I was taken by surprise the other day when, listening to the radio in the morning, the announcer rather casually mentioned that on that particular day 75 years ago (… Read More ›

It’s a book Jim, but not as we know it; new ebooks in Arts

It’s a book Jim, but not as we know it; new ebooks in Arts

August 28, 2014

Arts, Film, Music, New books, Popular music, Television:

Our collection of ebooks continues to grow, and these are just a few of my current personal favourites; I can’t wait to get home to read them! You can too… Read More ›

Victor Hugo, Rigoletto and a charming battleship

Victor Hugo, Rigoletto and a charming battleship

August 15, 2014

Arts, Film, Music:

  With the State Library’s major exhibition, Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage, currently showing, I thought it might be timely to delve into just a few… Read More ›

New soundtracks: Gravity, Cromwell, Superman, and more.

New soundtracks: Gravity, Cromwell, Superman, and more.

June 20, 2014

Arts, Film, Music:

New CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts.  They include some great film soundtrack releases. The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post the CD is available on. There… Read More ›

Happy birthday Shakespeare; 450, but who’s counting?

Happy birthday Shakespeare; 450, but who’s counting?

May 9, 2014

Arts, Film, Performing Arts, Theatre:

William Shakespeare isn’t looking too bad for 450……. Henry IV, parts 1 & 2: Shakespeare’s Globe To many people the plays Henry IV  and Henry V hold a special place… Read More ›

New ebooks in Arts: From daguerréotypes to white cubes

New ebooks in Arts: From daguerréotypes to white cubes

May 3, 2014

Arts, Film, New books, Visual arts:

This week’s new ebooks I’ll be focussing on are a pleasant handful of contemplations on film and filmmakers, both present and past. A collection of interviews with photographer and film… Read More ›

New eBooks in Arts: Veracity and responsibility in popular culture

New eBooks in Arts: Veracity and responsibility in popular culture

April 19, 2014

Arts, Comic books, Film, New books, Visual arts:

Some of you may have noticed that there have been a growing number of ebooks appearing in the catalogue. Many of you, however, may not. For all of the amazing… Read More ›

New books: raising hell, and all that jazz!

New books: raising hell, and all that jazz!

December 6, 2013

Arts, Comic books, Film, Music, New books:

  Jazz covers: Joaquim Paulo, edited by Julius Wiedemann   Taschen certainly know a thing or two about producing visually exuberant books, and when the subject matter is jazz album-cover… Read More ›

Baroque and beyond: streaming now!

Baroque and beyond: streaming now!

November 13, 2013

Arts, Film, Music:

More wonders from our online Naxos video and music libraries  John Eliot Gardiner in Rehearsal: J.S.Bach, “Christen, atzet diesen Tag”, BWV 63 Arthaus/Naxos It’s almost hard to imagine a time… Read More ›