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Went to see 'Richard III' @ The Lyric Theatre, Sydney last night for some 'culture!'

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It always puzzles me when people call it 'uncultured' here, whatever that means. This was the full London cast with Kevin Spacey as 'Richard III.' 'Mary Poppins' is still on at the Capitol, 'Jersey Boys' at ?Her Majesties? (In the MLC Centre), plus whatever else there is on at the Opera House, Belvoir Theatre, Sydney Theatre Co, etc, etc. Sydney Festival on next month too.

 

Walked down through Darling Harbour from Town Hall for something to eat before the play. Darling Harbour was packed, the casino at Star City was packed, everywhere was packed, though I did not care for George St after midnight. I guess that is just down to age though.

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I don't think anyone would argue that Sydney lacks culture but Australia is not just Sydney...


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would you like a cultural center in oodnadatta ,who will pay for it and with the small population of the rural centers is it viable. no. so the only alternative is to have the cultural hubs in the capital cities. whats the cultural hub of small villages in the UK the pub

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Actually, there is such a thing as 'regional culture' so for example if you go to the American wild west you get these things call rodeos and they have a completely different vibe to them. So the question to ask would be, what's the scene in regional Australia? What would you get if you went to the outback, or the little towns? There must be SOMETHING people do to keep themselves busy??? I remember somebody around here posting about a place where they actively and openly indulge in marijuana...

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Actually, there is such a thing as 'regional culture' so for example if you go to the American wild west you get these things call rodeos and they have a completely different vibe to them. So the question to ask would be, what's the scene in regional Australia? What would you get if you went to the outback, or the little towns? There must be SOMETHING people do to keep themselves busy??? I remember somebody around here posting about a place where they actively and openly indulge in marijuana...

 

Is that culture? I thought it was drug taking. I bet there's a fair amount of that going on in regional Australia....not much else to do:wub:


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Mmmm is that Kulture with a K?


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Most Aussies live in or near to the capital cities which all have plenty to offer. In the country areas, it's not unlike rural Britain, you either make the trek to the 'Smoke' or you make your own. Amateur dramatics is as popular here as it is in UK plus there are touring performances. Australians who live in rural areas do not see themselves as 'victims', and they have done much to overcome 'the tyranny of distance.' Sure,. there's Nimbin in NSW, the druggie 'capital' of Australia but there's also Tamworth, NSW, with its huge country music festival.

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Moved thread to CTF, more suited to debate here,

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to be fair I live in a village and there isnt much 'culture' here, whatever 'culture' is, we have to go to London for the theatre etc, when I want it


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It always puzzles me when people call it 'uncultured' here, whatever that means. This was the full London cast with Kevin Spacey as 'Richard III.' 'Mary Poppins' is still on at the Capitol, 'Jersey Boys' at ?Her Majesties? (In the MLC Centre), plus whatever else there is on at the Opera House, Belvoir Theatre, Sydney Theatre Co, etc, etc. Sydney Festival on next month too.

 

Walked down through Darling Harbour from Town Hall for something to eat before the play. Darling Harbour was packed, the casino at Star City was packed, everywhere was packed, though I did not care for George St after midnight. I guess that is just down to age though.

 

 

Sydney alone hardly represents the whole of Australia though.

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Guest Sir Les Patterson

I guess so called "culture' is a bit like beauty........it is in the eye of the beholder.

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Sydney alone hardly represents the whole of Australia though.[/quote

 

And London alone hardly represents the whole of the UK, although to listen to some on here, you'd think that there was a 'Covent Garden' in every town and village in Britain!

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Won't get into the 'culture' debate, but Kevin Spacey,:notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:

 

One of the 'truly' great actors of his generation.:jiggy:

 

Up there with Nicholson, Pacino etc.

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Anorse, a norse, my kingdom for a norse...extract from "Dickie The Sh*T"

 

Er..."Dickie The Turd"

 

Ahhh, so that's what it's called; got it.:wink:

 

Cheers, Bobj.

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Won't get into the 'culture' debate, but Kevin Spacey,:notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:

 

One of the 'truly' great actors of his generation.:jiggy:

 

Up there with Nicholson, Pacino etc.

 

 

I usually like his movies - LA Confidential, American Beauty, The Usual Suspects, Seven.

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Anorse, a norse, my kingdom for a norse...extract from "Dickie The Sh*T"

 

Er..."Dickie The Turd"

 

Ahhh, so that's what it's called; got it.:wink:

Cheers, Bobj.

 

 

One quote at the start - 'Now is the winter of my discontent, made glorious summer by the sun of York', and 'A horse....', the only bits I was familiar with - did not matter although I usually try and read the play first. I think I prefer the comedies and I'll be watching out for 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' and 'The Comedy Of Errors'.

 

PS listened to the fishing programme on 702 again on Saturday morning. Seems like, if you are an angler, a 'lie-in' means staying in bed past 4am! All the blokes on there are interesting - one was telling a yarn about a lobster pot being washed up on the beach and finding a lobster in one corner and a fox in the other!

 

Did you hear about the bloke who was rescued in the sea off Dover Heights? He was wearing a flotation device and someone heard his whistle. Usually they are washed off the rocks and that's that.

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