An Irish kinda loopy Christmas

Tempo Theatre’s “An Irish Kinda Christmas” crew.

Arts editor HELEN MUSA takes a have a look at what’s what and the place this week within the Canberra arts scene. 

TEMPO Theatre is taking a break from Agatha Christie to current its eighth annual Christmas radio play, “An Irish Kinda Christmas”. Scripted by Mike Weston and Jo Jones, it’s billed as a enjoyable Irish story set across the background of the horse racing trade, displaying how down-and-out coach Seamus and his household get by Christmas, with the assistance of leprechauns, songs, Mick and Pat Jokes and a splash of craic! To be broadcast on Christmas Day round 2pm on radio 1RPH and the brand new yr at

LUMINESCENCE Chamber Singers’ 2023 season options a wide selection of singing, starting from “Rabelaisian examples of Renaissance repertoire” to JS Bach. Unhappy information is that admired bass singer Jack Stephens will depart the group to focus on his function in Sydney as director of music at St Paul’s Faculty. He’ll get replaced by Alasdair Stretch.

GOOD information from Bobby Farquhar on the Nationwide Performing Faculty: his scholar, Liz Creevey from Canberra, has received the World Monologue Video games’ beginner open class, the primary Australian to take action, though many have been shortlisted.

THE Nationwide Movie & Sound Archive is screening “The Grinch” on December 17, then probably the most enduring Christmas movies of all time, “Miracle on thirty fourth Road” from 1947. Arc Cinema, McCoy Circuit, Acton, 2pm, December 18.

CHRISTMAS in Australia is carefully related to the approaching Summer time solstice on December 22. A brand new album, “Sunconscious,” has been launched by composer Kim Cunio from the ANU, UK multimedia artist Diana Scarborough and scientist Nigel Meredith from the British Antarctic Survey, which was impressed by the sounds of house from Earth and the solar, and even from past our galaxy. “This album conveys the sheer scale of our solar and the way fully it permeates our lives,” Cunio says. Obtainable free on the Sounds of Area Venture on Bandcamp.