Taking podcasting to the people: OzPod 2016

Podcasters great and small, amateurs and pros, have come together at OzPod 2016(link is external) to discuss the state of this emerging industry in Australia and how the talent gap with the podcasting powerhouse, the US, can be narrowed. The inaugural Australian Podcast Conference took place at the ABC’s Ultimo headquarters in Sydney at the weekend. Buffy Gorrilla spoke with

QUEEN’S HALL MAKEOVER

The State Library’s old Queen’s Hall will soon be reopened as a public reading space for the first time since 2003. The hall originally opened on Queen Victoria’s birthday — May 24, 1859 — three years after the State Library was established. The room will receive a complete makeover as part of an $83 million refurbishment of the library,

More women artists lighting up Fitzroy streetscape

This post originally appeared on The Citizen, Thursday 14 July 2016. Women artists are set to paint the town red in this year’s Gertrude Street Projection festival. “The future is female,” says artist Luzena Adams(link is external), one of the record number of women participating in this year’s Gertrude Street Projection Festival(link is external). She may have

Planking with Peter

Having turned 70, newsreader Peter Hitchener shows no sign of relinquishing his grip on Channel Nine’s nightly news bulletin. Buffy Gorrilla tries to keep up. Peter Hitchener has agreed to meet for a chat – of all places, at his local gym. “Shall I come in my workout gear?” I ask. “Absolutely,” he texts back. “And please

PIPEMAKER’S PARK IMPROVEMENTS

This article originally appeared on The Westsider – Community Newspaper By Buffy Gorrilla The Maribyrnong City Council has initiated a half million dollar upgrade to the popular Pipemaker’s Park. The eight hectare community park sits on a historic pipe making industrial site located between Highpoint Shopping Centre and the Maribyrnong River. Deputy Mayor Cameron McDonald said