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December 2017


Message from the Country Director: Hello, Goodbye!

In more than three years as Director of the British Council in Australia I have found there’s a question that comes up regularly: Why does the British Council work in Australia?





Seeta Patel: Not Today's Yesterday

Not Today’s Yesterday is an international collaboration between the UK's award-winning Bharatanatyam artist Seeta Patel and Australian choreographer Lina Limosani. This work blends Bharatanatyam, a classical Indian dance form and contemporary dance in a striking, intelligent and engaging evisceration of ‘pretty’ and ‘suitable’ historical stories. It is a one-woman show which subversively co-opts whitewashing against itself.

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FameLab 2018: Applications open

FameLab Australia 2018 applications are now open and we invite Early Career Researchers in STEM related fields to participate.
All STEM PhD candidates and Post-Docs who have received their PhD within 5 years and wish to take advantage of training in performance skills and hone scientific storytelling are now welcome to apply from all parts of Australia. 

The semi-finals will be held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. 

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Coming up in Feb: Laneway Festival

St Jerome's Laneway Festival has a history of highlighting female talent, headlining Lorde aged 17 and setting the bar a bit higher for other Australian festivals by programming 37% female artists over the past 2 years.

In 2018 the British Council is supporting Dream Wife, hailed as a 'three-piece with the attitude of New York punks and pizazz of disco queens’.

2018 tour dates HERE

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