With a lot of exciting things coming up over the next few weeks and months, all of these events beginning to tempt and tease their future patrons and participants. Here are my favourites:
Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake: This is one of the major pieces in The Australian Ballet’s repertoire, and it being performed in Melbourne for the first time in five years. The show opens this week, and I’ll being seeing in on 1 July. The media department of TAB have been tempting ballet goers with galleries of photos from the show, and highlighting the stunning costumes.
July Camp NaNoWriMo: Cabins have been sorted, and pep-talks are being sent around. The month of literary madness is getting closer. And it’s totally free to join/take part in (though donations are most welcome)!
BBC Proms: First Night of the Proms is just over three weeks away, and though there’s not much new content over on their website, it makes me very excited to look there. Other than Christmas, Proms is my favourite season of the year. Also, I love what they do with the logo of the Royal Albert Hall each year.
Open House Melbourne: OHM is on again on July 27/28, and this will be my third year as a volunteer. I don’t know which building I’ll be stationed at yet, but last year I was at the Inter-Continental Rialto, and it was fantastic. This week, the list of the 111 buildings which will be open over the 27/28 July weekend was realised. Time to start making a list of places to visit!
The Open House scheme operates all over the world, and I highly recommend getting involved with it in your city.
And finally, I know it’s not realised until December, but the trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is out, and it looks brilliant.