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Literature

LISTEN: FANZA interviews Australian author Elyse John

FANZA is delighted to share an exclusive interview with Australian author Elyse John, whose beautiful, gender-bending Greek myth retelling, Orphia and Eurydicius, will be published in the UK on 28

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People

Mary Fenwick joins FANZA board

We are delighted to welcome Mary Fenwick to the board of FANZA. Mary has been a well-known and highly respected member of the New Zealand community

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Art

New Zealand’s Venice Biennale participants announced

The Venice Biennale has announced the artists participating in this year’s international exhibition, Stranieri Ovunque, Foreigners Everywhere.  Eight New Zealand artists have been invited to participate

Jennifer Guerrini Maraldi joins FANZA board
People

Jennifer Guerrini Maraldi joins FANZA board

We are delighted to welcome Jennifer Guerrini Maraldi to the board of FANZA.  Jennifer is a leading specialist in the art of First Nations Australians. Following her

Frederick Worrell
Art

Artist Q&A: Frederick Worrell

Frederick is a UK-based award-winning Māori artist and designer. He creates contemporary art pieces, graphic design work and photography, as well as commissioned pieces for individuals

L-R: Evelyn Araluen, Eunice Andrada and Elfie Shiosaki have all been shortlisted for collections of poetry for the 2022 Stella prize. Composite: Stuart Spence / Westmedia / Kristy Wan
Literature

Revealed: The Stella Prize 2022 shortlist

The Stella Prize for Australian women and non-binary writers worth $50,000, has just announced its shortlist for 2022 – with the inclusion, for the first time

Literature

OUT NOW: Devotion by Hannah Kent

From the bestselling author of Burial Rites and The Good People, Devotion is a stunning story of girlhood and friendship, faith and suspicion, and the impossible lengths we go to for

Theatre

Barry Humphries announces new UK tour

The Dame Edna Everage creator will be back on stage a decade after announcing his retirement. The Australian actor will tour the UK next year from

Music

Ōkārito Ways

British songwriter Larry Mindel has just released Ōkārito Ways, a love song to the wetlands of Southland’s beautiful but vulnerable Ōkārito Lagoon. Those looking for a

Art

UK-Australia Season 2021-22 Launch 1 September

(An eye-witness account from your FANZA roving reporter) Mary Beard riddled with guilt. Leanne Benjamin teetering. Julia Gillard disbelieving. Barry Humphries quelling his inner Sir Les.

Literature

UK / AU Season Book Launch

Ancestors, artefacts, empire: Indigenous Australia in British and Irish museums Museums across Great Britain and Ireland hold Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (collectively referred to as

Art

UK Australia 2021/22 Season launch

The Season is the largest ever cultural exchange between the two nations and involves more than 200 live and digital events across both nations.

Literature

Indigenous Literacy Day 1st September 2021

To celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day (ILD), the Indigenous Literacy Foundation is proud to present Celebrating Stories and Language, a free virtual event for all Australians going

Film

London Australian Film Festival review

This year’s London Australian Film Festival offered four days of screenings at the Regent Street Cinema in late June, as well as a special pair of

Film

Jane Campion Casts Cumberbatch and Moss

  After a decade of being absent from the big screen, Academy Award-winner New Zealander Jane Campion is readying her first feature since 2009’s Bright Star.

Music

Full house for FANZA Opera Extravaganza!

October saw FANZA join forces with Goodenough College in central London to host a fabulous evening of opera before an enchanted capacity audience. The Great Hall’s

Literature

Geoffrey Robertson Lunches with FANZA Members

More than 100 friends of FANZA and JUSTICE enjoyed riveting anecdotes fom the maverick barrister and passionate defender of press freedom and human rights over a

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Poet Nina Powles Wins New UK Prize

Wellington-born Nina Powles is one of the three recipients of the inaugural Women Poets’ prize, which aims to celebrate the empowerment of women and reward “creatively

Comedy

Rose Matafeo Wins Fringe Comedy Award

Kiwi comedian Rose Matafeo triumphed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year, winning the Edinburgh Comedy Award. She is the fifth woman to win the award,

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