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Coming Events

Life Beyond the Tomb

'Life Beyond the Tomb: death in ancient Egypt' showcases the spiritual beliefs of an ancient civilisation through stunning artefacts, images and stories. Visitors will journey through the ancient Egyptians' preparation for death, the embalming of dead bodies, and the transition from the land of the living to the land of the dead.

Current scientific research is included in the exhibition to shed further light on the ritualistic life and funerary rites that meant so much to the ancient Egyptians. Now on at the Australian Museum, Sydney, until May 22 ($10 concession). For more information visit the Life Beyond the Tomb web site.

Objects for Meditation

William Yang is a storyteller with a camera. His latest work is about life, travel and philosophy. 'Objects for Meditation,' now showing at the Sydney Opera House, revolves around objects William has collected. Like Tarot cards, these objects and places allow William to make sense of his life.

On one level 'Objects for Meditation' is a travelogue of the world, but the heart of the show is William’s own philosophy of life. To book ($25 concession), visit the Sydney Opera House web site. .

Australian Universities Quality Forum

The Australian Universities Quality Forum (AUQF) is Australia's premier annual event for discussing and advancing quality in higher education. The target audience for the Forum is primarily, but not exclusively, those working in the area of quality assurance and improvement in universities and government agencies.

The 2005 Forum has the overall theme 'Engaging Communities' and topics to be covered include 'Linking research with communities', 'Involving industry and employers in curriculum', and 'Universities as corporate citizens'. Visit the AUQF2005 website for more info on the program, call for submissions and registration process.


Tap Dogs

Here’s your chance to celebrate an Aussie cultural icon as Tap Dogs makes a triumphant homecoming on its Tenth Anniversary Australian Tour. Tap Dogs combines the larrikinism of six sweaty and sexy blokes in metal-capped Blundstone boots, with the precision and athleticism of incredible tap dancing. Tickets now on sale at Ticketek for April and May shows.

Come Together Festival

This all Australian festival will feature the cream of our local talent over 12 hours on two huge stages in Luna Park’s massive new venue - The Big Top. Headlining will be Triple J favourites, the glorious Little Birdy (WA) with support from Butterfingers (QLD), Gerling, Rocket Science, Gelbison, Sarah Blasko and more.

Free unlimited rides all day and night plus all the atmosphere, amazing harbour views and sunshine of an outdoor festival. Come Together is an all ages event. Saturday 23 April. Tickets $65.30 from Ticketek.

Manjari Kathak Dances

Manjari Chaturvedi, in an exciting collaboration with 5 musicians, presents a program of the popular Indian classical dance Kathak.

The lyrical and graceful Kathak, which influenced Flamenco with it's astonishing and intricate footwork, deals with the loves of Radha and the Lord Krishna as its main theme. February 14 at the Sydney Opera House. Students $17.