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Exploring the thriving Melbourne arts scene

    Sam Redston from MPavillion talks to David about this year’s program.

    Sam Redston from MPavillion talks to David about this year’s program.

    The festival runs 12 November – 5 April and features over 500 guests from across Australia and the world for 400 free events. November’s program is entirely online, but then December onwards, events will be both online and in many physical locations. 

     



























































































    Dynamic in approach and optimistic in spirit, the MPavilion 2020 program season responds to the challenges of a year beset by a pandemic with a more significant investment in artists, performers, and collaborators. The amplified new program—launching Thursday 12 November 2020 and running until Monday 5 April 2021. The season comprises over 400 free events—including talks, workshops, performances, kid-friendly activities, and community projects and installations.

    Bringing together over 500 guests from across Australia and the world, MPavilion 2020 will feature special talks and events with esteemed international guests, such as:





    * British design critic and author Alice Rawsthorn

    * London’s Bompas & Parr

    * Spanish architect and writer Andrés Jaque



     



    * An expansive schedule of events and workshops will also be led by celebrated locals, including:







    * Artist Atong Atem with Sabina McKenna,

    * Soprano and composer Deborah Cheetham AO

    * Dance studio Chunky Move,

    * Photography festival PHOTO 2021

    * RMIT University, and many more.





    MProjects—a series of special creations and residencies commissioned exclusively for MPavilion, include performances by local musicians for MERGE and for Walsh Street Music (recorded at Robin Boyd’s iconic South Yarra home, in partnership with Robin Boyd Foundation), the First Nations Writers in Residence initiative, the M_Curatorsprogramming experience for emerging curators, the BLAKitecture series of talks and events on Indigenous architecture, MPavilion education guides for schools, upcycled staff uniforms by fashion designer Chelsea Hickman, physically-distanced stools for on-site events by interior designer and architect partners Holly Board and Peter Grove, an artistic / political / philosophical hair salon, and an inflatable work by globally celebrated leaders of sensory design experience, Bompas & Parr. Other highlights include collaborations with Bakehouse Studios, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne Music Week, and Open House Melbourne.

    • 14 min
    Sue Foley – Curator Melbourne Celtic Festival 2021

    Sue Foley – Curator Melbourne Celtic Festival 2021

    Sue Foley talks to David how the Melbourne Celtic Festival is going virtual.  

    • 10 min
    Charlotte Grimmer – Actor at NIDA talks to David.

    Charlotte Grimmer – Actor at NIDA talks to David.

    Charlotte talks to David about Near Normal at NIDA.  

    • 12 min
    Sharmini Kumar talks to David Hunt about Austen Con on 7 November 2020

    Sharmini Kumar talks to David Hunt about Austen Con on 7 November 2020

    Running live online for ONE DAY ONLY on Saturday the 7th of November 2020, the third annual Austen Con is a much-loved celebration and exploration of all things Jane Austen.

    One of England’s most beloved novelists, Jane Austen was born in 1775 and wrote from a young age, initially to amuse her family. Her six major novels, of which Pride and Prejudice is probably the best known, are set amongst the British landed gentry and lauded worldwide for their wit, romance, and social commentary.

    Completely online and interactive, this year ticket holders can partake in workshops from Bonnet-making and painting, to dancing and baking, with a wonderful array of local and international guest presenters and expert enthusiasts. They are also invited to join lively discussions and watch some of Melbourne’s finest arts companies bring Austen’s words to life.

    Running concurrently across two Youtube stations on the day – Pemberley and Netherfield – the program includes:

    Pemberley (click to link to online program)

    Session 1: 9am – 10am

    Choose Your Own Austen Adaptation: Join a panel of Austen-enthused creatives who will match her major novels with outlandish adaption pitches.

    Session 2: 10:20am – 11:20am

    Love and Friendship – Exploring Austen’s Literary Legacy: Join Lauren and Hannah from the podcast Bonnets at Dawn as they talk about the authors that inspired Jane Austen and how Austen influenced the work of other classic women writers including Elizabeth Gaskell and Anne Brontë.

    Session 3: 11:40am – 12:40am

    Austen’s Landscapes: Join Jo Russell-Clarke for an introduction to the landscapes of Austen’s writings. This includes a drawing session.

    Session 4: 1pm – 2pm

    Performing To Strangers – Reading neurodivergence in Pride and Prejudice: Join Hannah Aroniand James Matthews of A_tistic as they consider what it might mean to read both Mr Collins and Mr Darcy as autistic, and talk about their work creating a neurodivergent retelling of Pride and Prejudice.

    Session 5: 2:20pm – 3:20pm

    Austen-twisted Cabaret and Burlesque: Presented by Bradley Storer and colleagues, during this hour Melbourne performers bring their unique perspectives to themes in Austen’s work.

    Session 5: 3:40pm – 5pm

    Beginner Regency Dance Lesson: Brought to you by Jane Bullock, Regency dancing is the perfect socially distanced activity. Clear a space, grab your water bottle, and put on your flat, non-slip dancing shoes!

    Netherfield (click to link to online program)

    Session 1: 9am – 10am

    Choose Your Own Austen Adaptation: Join a panel of Austen-enthused creatives who will match her major novels with outlandish adaption pitches.

    Session 2: 10:20am – 11:20am

    Oranges and Cloves: Kelly Lock runs a workshop with participants making traditional, edible Christmas decorations.

    Session 3: 11:40am – 12:40am

    English Paper Piecing: Kelly Lock joins us again with an introduction to an age-old quilting technique.

    Session 4: 1pm – 2pm

    Austen’s Bath Buns: Former MasterChef contestant Jess Jenkins takes us through techniques and a recipe for making the some of the buns that Jane Austen loved, adapting a period recipe for modern kitchens.

    Session 5: 2:20pm – 3:20pm

    Improvised Jane Austen with Melbourne’s Soothplayers: Come and experience a wonderful a...

    • 12 min
    Stephen A Russell – His Film Review is back.

    Stephen A Russell – His Film Review is back.

    Stephen talks to David Hunt on all things Films.

    • 13 min
    Artist Andi K talks to David about Album of the week. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.

    Artist Andi K talks to David about Album of the week. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.

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