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Gustav Klimt

Now remembered as one of the greatest decorative painters of the twentieth century, he was neglected for much of the 20th century. He is best known for his decorative style of painting, which used gold and semi-precious gems for ornamentation in a flat linear style, often decorated with biomorphic forms. [More]
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Gustav Klimt

Now remembered as one of the greatest decorative painters of the twentieth century, he was neglected for much of the 20th century. He is best known for his decorative style of painting, which used

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Classic Journeys: Kathmandu to London

This was once one of the great overland journeys for under 35s – travelling in converted regional English double decker buses. A “once in a lifetime” adventure. We travelled in 1985 in a convoy of two buses – Snot and Boogie. In those early days you could travel with Top Deck all the way from Sydney to London. SUGGESTED READING "India and the subcontinent: Overland Odyssey" - Thomas E. King, 1978 Crossing Continents with Top Deck – Trevor Carroll, Tricky Books 2017 Top Deck Daze –... [More]
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Classic Journeys: Kathmandu to London

<p>This was once one of the great overland journeys for under 35s – travelling in converted regional English double decker buses. A “once in a lifetime” adventure. We travelled in 1985 in a convoy of

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How Sydney Got Named After a Revolutionary

285 years ago, on 24 February 1733, British politician and cabinet minister Thomas Townshend was born. As Home Secretary in the Pitt Government Townshend was responsible for the establishment of a penal colony in New South Wales and ultimately also for the naming of our beautiful city. Jo Gerk unravels the mystery of what all this has to do with a revolution. [More]
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How Sydney Got Named After a Revolutionary

285 years ago, on 24 February 1733, British politician and cabinet minister Thomas Townshend was born. As Home Secretary in the Pitt Government Townshend was responsible for the establishment of a

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Pirates in Flesh and Blood: On Page and Screen

Piracy has existed for as long as ships have sailed the seas laden with goods to be plundered. Were they bold and dashing, scurvy and villainous, or desperate and dirty? Come aboard as we navigate between real pirates like Blackbeard, Henry Morgan and Anne Bonney, and their fictional counterparts, like Long John Silver and the Sea Hawk, whether they sailed the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast, the Caribbean, or our own Australian waters. SUGGESTED READING Treasure Island, Robert... [More]
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Pirates in Flesh and Blood: On Page and Screen

<p>Piracy has existed for as long as ships have sailed the seas laden with goods to be plundered. Were they bold and dashing, scurvy and villainous, or desperate and dirty? Come aboard as we

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How to Read Music (sort of)

Of course, no-one can learn to read music in a single evening! But it is possible to explore how music notation works, and to discover how notes, rhythms and musical expression are written on the page. This session provides a beginner’s guide to the basic principles of western music notation and score reading. No prior musical knowledge is necessary. COURSE OUTLINE The origins of music notation How pitch is written: lines and spaces How rhythm is written How different instruments... [More]
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How to Read Music (sort of)

<p>Of course, no-one can learn to read music in a single evening! But it is possible to explore how music notation works, and to discover how notes, rhythms and musical expression are written on the

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The Flying Tatar: Rudolph Nureyev and His Influence on Western Ballet

Praised for his virtuoso technique and captivating stage presence, the Russian-born dancer and choreographer Rudolph Nureyev (Irkursk, 17 March 1938 – Levalloit-Perret, 6 January 1993) had a distinguished career and became one of the most well-known dance icons in the world. This lesson aims to explore his contribution as a dancer and choreographer in the Western ballet companies he worked with in the years following his defection from the USSR. [More]
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The Flying Tatar: Rudolph Nureyev and His Influence on Western Ballet

Praised for his virtuoso technique and captivating stage presence, the Russian-born dancer and choreographer Rudolph Nureyev (Irkursk, 17 March 1938 – Levalloit-Perret, 6 January 1993) had a

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Debussy: Colours and Sounds

Claude-Achille Debussy (1862-1918) is a kinsman of the Impressionist painters and the Symbolists poets. Like them, he breaks with the strictures of tradition. His composition, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (1894), based on Mallarmé's poem, not only rejected symphonic form, but ushered in a new world of structure, rhythm, harmonic relations and colour, which influenced music of the twentieth century. Debussy uses single instruments and voice and the whole orchestra to take the... [More]
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Debussy: Colours and Sounds

Claude-Achille Debussy (1862-1918) is a kinsman of the Impressionist painters and the Symbolists poets. Like them, he breaks with the strictures of tradition. His composition, Prelude to the

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Life and Times of Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Clinton has been described as one of the most polarising figures in 20th century American public life. She was one of the most qualified candidates in presidential campaign history but still lost, in November 2016, to Donald Trump, a populist and inexperienced candidate. She is the third woman to hold the exalted position of Secretary of State, yet her significant achievements remain controversial and so much of the analysis about her public roles and responsibilities has... [More]
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Life and Times of Hillary Rodham Clinton

<p>Hillary Clinton has been described as one of the most polarising figures in 20th century American public life. She was one of the most qualified candidates in presidential campaign history but

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