An Aussie movie, singer-songwriter and actress miss out on Golden Globes glory.
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An Aussie movie, singer-songwriter and actress miss out on Golden Globes glory.
Spotted: Elvis look-alikes heading to Parkes in Australia, on a train, for the King's annual birthday bash.
One of Australia's finest liturgical choirs, from Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney, will sing Evensong in London this month.
A tribute to Joe Cocker, a British music legend, who sadly died on Monday.
Beyonce loses her grip on the status quo, and we may be ever thankful.
If you don't want to spend your New Year's eve in a club this year, we have a few better options for you.
Miss Australia is one of the bookies' favourites to take out the 2014 Miss World pageant title. Who is Courtney Thorpe and can she fend off fancied challengers from India and South Africa to win the crown?
The Tait Memorial Trust’s annual winter prom is set to showcase a dazzling array of young Australian talent.
ALBUM REVIEW | Big riffs, plenty of distortion, Angus’s solos, numerous mentions of the word ‘rock’ and no ballads. What else does do you expect from AC/DC’s new offering, ‘Rock or Bust’?
The Cat Empire announce huge show at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall.
Controversial British comedian Russell Brand says Australians must be unhappy with PM Abbott while promoting his new anti-capitalism book, 'Revolution'.
The lights have been switched on for the 18-day Vivid Festival in Sydney.
As talented Australians continue to cook up success in England, KRIS GRIFFITHS finds out about the executive chef of the iconic National Dining Rooms, Simon Duff
INTERVIEW | Australia's most fearless contemporary author Christos Tsiolkas channelled his experience of literary success into his new novel Barracuda, about a young competitive swimmer who discovers the hard way what it takes to become a good person.
Patience, sustenance and a spare 345 minutes are needed to appreciate the power of Richard Wagner's Parsifal at the Royal Opera House. It stars New Zealand tenor Simon O'Neill, along with Australian soprano Kiandra Howarth.
Six paintings printed on aluminium will be on display at an underwater art exhibition on the Great Barrier Reef.
Departing in spectacular style at Australia House, the Australia and New Zealand Festival of Literature and Arts is on its way, arriving in London May 2014.
The descendants of celebrated Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira have travelled to London to exhibit their landscape paintings as part of a contemporary watercolour exhibition at Southbank Centre.
The life of Albert Namatjira, one of Australia's most celebrated indigenous artists is brought to life in a special theatrical performance at the Southbank Centre.
Five of Australia’s most talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander creative practitioners have arrived in the UK to take part in the British Council’s annual ACCELERATE programme. High Commissioner Mike Rann welcomed them at a special event at the BT Tower.
It seems classic Australian art is in vogue at the moment, as another John Glover landscape painting is to be displayed at the Winter Fine Art and Antiques Fair.
9 to 5 comes alive in BLAM! a new show at the Peacock Theatre where four office workers use their imagination and any available office equipment to create action packed adventures.
REVIEW | If Charles Darwin studied dance The Comedy of Change, a new work by Rambert Dance Company would be his finest discovery.
As part of Origins 2013 Australian born Maori dance artist Victoria Hunt embodies the spirit of a meeting house, which sheltered the people of Mount Tarawera during a volcanic eruption, in her performance Copper Promises: Hinemihi Haka.
An Australian photographer, Justin Gilligan, has been commended in the 2013 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, exhibited at London's Natural History Museum from 18 October 2013 until 23 March 2014.
INTERVIEW | Ahead of his first London exhibition at La Galleria in Pall Mall, renowned Australian artist Charles Billich tells Gareth Mohen it’s the people inhabiting this city, which he finds most interesting.
INTERVIEW | With a career spanning more than half a century, BARRY HUMPHRIES has been a godfather-like figure in the Australian entertainment scene, with his work leaving an undeniable impact on theatregoers, critics and fans the world over. KIEL EGGING sits down with the veteran entertainer to discover why some ...
From postage stamps in China to the Vatican museum, Charles Billich's artwork can be seen all over the world. Now the renowned Australian artist is set to present his first UK exhibition.
One of Australia’s greatest living painters, John Olsen, is set to present his first ever exhibition of works in the UK at the Osborne Samuel gallery in Mayfair.
Australian expats in the UK are set to be treated to a truly unique musical experience this October, as London’s all-Australian chamber orchestra Ruthless Jabiru perform a special tribute concert at Islington’s famous Union Chapel in October
INTERVIEW | In the UK to discuss his latest novella, The Amber Amulet, Western Australian author Craig Silvey tells TYSON YATES what he thinks makes for good Australian literature and how his next book has him juggling more ideas than he can hope to handle.
Last Thursday night the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith played host to a wealth of Australian and New Zealand literary talent at a special Literary BBQ event.
A wealth of Australian and New Zealand literary talent will be on show in London this August at the Australian and New Zealand Literary BBQ in Hammersmith. It is a showcase event for the ANZ Festival of Literature and Arts planned for May 2014 in London.
London will host its first Australian and New Zealand Festival of Literature and Arts in spring 2014. A literary BBQ showcasing emerging AusNZ talent will be held in Hammersmith in August as a lead-up event.
For those tough-to-shift stresses of living in London, we recommend a triple-cleansing combo of chilling in nature, getting big-time active and embracing culture. We found all three in the lesser-known region of Alentejo, Portugal.
POSTCARDS FROM AUSTRALIA | In a new addition to Australian Times, our contributors take a look at some of the most exciting and undiscovered travel opportunities in our own country. In the first installment, HAYLEE SLATER visits Mossman Gorge in Queensland and takes in the region's natural beauty.
The Sydney Children’s Choir will be performing in London on 19 and 20 June as part of their longest International tour to date.
REVIEW | The Glyndebourne production of Falstaff, directed by Australian Sarah Fahie, is full of strong vocal performances and theatrical aplomb.
REVIEW | Performing in the Spiegeltent at the London Wonderground, Beyond by Australian company Circa presents a variety of circus acts, but the strength of one performer steals the show.
Three Australian architecture practices will exhibit in the showcase exhibition, Atlas of the Unbuilt World, during this year’s London Festival of Architecture.
Tim Minchin’s Matilda the Musical failed to pick up the top Tony Awards on Sunday, with Cyndi Lauper’s Kinky Boots strutting off with the big gongs.
An Australian female director, SOPHIE MATHISEN, answers the question being asked the world over: where are the female directors? Sophie is currently working on her first feature film, DRAMA.
REVIEW | Margaret Evison's Death of a Soldier - A Mother's Story is a book that needed to be written. It goes beyond the headlines and strips away the veneer to show what it is really like on active service in Afghanistan, and just as importantly, the mother of one.
INTERVIEW | Australian mezzo-soprano and musical all-rounder Caitlin Hulcup talks to WILL FITZGIBBON ahead of her performance as Calbo in Gioachino Rossini’s opera Maometto secondo at Garsington Opera.
IT was windy at the Archerfield Aerodrome in Brisbane on Friday February 19, 1937 when the mail-plane bound for Sydney took off on its usual route.
Burlesque is back, as some of Australia’s finest exports touch down in London ready to dazzle the UK. Sapphira’s Showgirls bring their burlesque extravaganza Burlesque or Bust to the stage this Sunday 26 May at Soho's Madame Jojos. Plus WIN TWO TICKETS below.
Australian artist Joseph O'Farrell is celebrating "all things kitchen" with a food art installation, Street Kitchen, allowing visitors to share their own kitchen experiences on the streets of Wandsworth as part of the Wandsworth Arts Festival.
SUBCULTURE SLEUTH | Brick Lane — tourist trap or vibrant urban heartland of Bangladeshi cuisine and culture? Our sleuth investigates.
On Thursday 9 May 2013 all Australian orchestra Ruthless Jabiru, led by conductor Kelly Lovelady, put on a remarkable and moving performance to a gathered crowd of both Australian and UK supporters at Australia House.
REVIEW | Following a sell out season at the Menier Chocolate Factory, it is easy to see why Merrily We Roll Along is back by popular demand, this time playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre.