Peter Maddern

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RAW: Elevate – Higher Ground – Cab Fringe Preview

Last night’s vignettes of what patrons can expect at this year’s Cabaret Fringe Festival augur well for a strong season when it kicks off on Wednesday with its Royal Gala at the Promethean.

RAW: Malcolm Turnbull and Climate Change

Malcolm Turnbull was originally hoisted out of the Opposition Leader’s seat after he declared that any government that does not have a policy that considers climate change would be an irresponsible government, so it should come as no surprise that his recent comments on the Liberal party’s climate stance has upset his colleagues.

RAW: Is SA Broke Already? – The Mess That Is Super SA – Part I

An examination of the State owned and managed South Australian Superannuation Scheme (SASS) suggests the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) has rained down upon us losses that rival those of the State Bank of the late 1980s / early 1990s, greatly impacting on the State’s ability to meet its future commitments.

RAW: David Anderson Come On Down

When too much self promotion is not enough!

Adelaide Body And Mind Psychic Expo – 4-5th June – Showgrounds – Preview

Adelaide’s Body Mind & Psychic Expo is Australia’s biggest and best alternative weekend; with over 300 stallholders featuring an array of both International and Australian new age talent. See the post for a preview and all Expo details.

RAW: Molly’s Shoes – Bakehouse – Til 4th June – 3.5K

As an example of what is possible in local amateur or independent theatre, Molly’s Shoes is worthy of the attention of any theatre lover. 3.5K

RAW: Meet Ben Atkinson – SA Tradie Of The Year

For Ben Atkinson, being roped into entering the Australia’s Hottest Tradie competition by two girls from work, has proven to be a boon, even though he did not win the national competition.

RAW: Planking – The Plank Wars Have Begun

The war on planking, not to be confused with the war on drugs or war on terror (although it would seem the media have already made that mistake), escalated this week with employers and schools taking strict disciplinary measures against the act.

RAW: The Adelaide Oval Legislation – More Than About Carparking

So, the parklands bounded by King William Rd, Montefiore Hill, Pennington Terrace and the river under this legislation will be no longer parklands. Effective title will pass to an unaccountable private body that has to meet no planning or other regulations. And this right under Light’s nose!

RAW: Modern American Masters – Early Worx – Higher Ground

This was a teriffic local production well worth engaging with for a short dose, straight up, of Americana in all its kitschiness, tragedy and brashness. 3.5K