Sunday, July 31, 2022

Kelly Lane


Bibliotherapy – empathy and connection

At the recent Sydney Writers’ Festival, speechwriter Lucinda Holdforth asked her audience about their reason for attending. She asked why, over the course of a week, almost 110,000 people would descend on Walsh Bay and surrounding venues, to hear from more than 400 Australian and 60 international writers. Why, rather than reading those writers’ books or listening to a festival podcast, they would come together to participate in the program.

Lots in store for music lovers

Vinyl lovers were out in force on April 19 for International Record Store Day.

Singing on the train

Catch a train on the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra line in peak hour on a Thursday night and you might experience something more common on a New York subway than any Sydney rail service. While the City of Sydney’s investigation into the state of live music continues, a three-piece band by the name of Jack Selwyn have abandoned the traditional approach to live performance, taking their contagious folk-pop sounds to an unexpected venue – the train carriage.

Social media – raising funds, setting standards

In response to the rapidly changing world of social media, the Fundraising Institute of Australia (FIA) has recently introduced a set of best practice guidelines for social media fundraising. The Standard of Social Media Fundraising Practice has been designed to ensure funds raised on social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter, are done so ethically, and that fundraisers abide by three principles: transparency, accountability and respect.

The Big Issue to launch online workshops

REDFERN: A new initiative run out of The Big Issue office in Redfern will enable students across the country to learn about homelessness and disadvantage via the internet.