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|Edinburgh Fringe |Virtual breakthroughs |Surfers Paradise 1962|Reconciled yet?
Through COVID lockdowns and restrictions, the 2020 Edinburgh Fringe braved on. Fringe and its satellite events hedged their futures on a virtual program of on-line shows, listings and links to virtual events. With them, Fringe sought to provide “calling card” and limited-income opportunities to performers from last year’s Fringe, and those booked initially for this year.
Princess St, Edinburgh's main shopping street, (2019)
Between shows. Undebelly, Cowgate, Edinburgh (2019)
Three, five-star offerings from performers who presented or listed through Edinburgh Fringe's virtual program of on-line shows, listings and virtual event links.
Award-Winning Cry For Help”
Reuben Kaye, a sparklingly lip-glossed, man-diva, happily stokes and stirs the smouldering subversive fires that lie within the shared hearts of cabaret and drag. Kaye feels that “cabaret and drag...are inextricably linked...” because "both are reactions and commentaries on society through a queer lens.”
Sweet Little Mystery:
John Martyn tribute
Sweet Little Mystery is distinctive vocalist Sarah Jane Morris’ loving tribute to legendary Scottish folk-rock-poet, John Martyn. With her essential, raw and resonating vocals, aided by consummate guitarist Tony Rémy, Morris locates the essence of her immensely talented yet turbulent subject.
Life as a devoted opera queen
As the quintessential opera queen, a donnish Daniel Somerville embraces the persona of legendary Australian coloratura soprano, Joan Sutherland—the loftiest of lofty opera divas. From a South London bedsit, he transcends the mundane to enter into the glorious and passionate heaven of opera.
A series of family Kodachrome slides provides nostalgic glimpses into the now over-built urban landscape of today’s Surfers Paradise. It’s a unique, imaginary city that shape-shifts like the dunes beneath.
The images show the low-rise coastal holiday town now superseded by a city of sun-drenched high-rises. In a somewhat overwrought resort city, the towers succeed admirably in overshadowing long stretches of perfectly formed beaches. This collection offers a more winsome view from a simpler age; one where people were more readily engaged and easily impressed.
The photographer took the images to share as a projected slide show; giving family and friends back home an evocative view of a distant and somewhat exotic place.
Cathay Restaurant, Surfers Paradise, 1962
The Walk, Surfers Paradise, 1962
In Australia, the 250th anniversary in 2020 of the landing of Captain James Cook at Botany Bay coincided with a renewed surge around the world to de-memorialise historical monuments. In a year of unprecedented challenges to national narratives, these events further highlighted the extraordinary inequalities experienced in Australia by the descendants of its original inhabitants. Given the inadequacy of any conscious memorialisation, the original landing site at Kurnell on Botany Bay, offers a far more embraceable, comprehensible and enduring memorial.
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