Film Review: Follow a group of women determined to change the face of sailing, in outstanding doco Maiden

In the late 1980s, a young ship’s cook named Tracey Edwards had had enough. Sick of sailing’s impenetrable boys club, where women were barely tolerated on board – let alone in control on deck – she made an extraordinary decision. Edwards bought a boat, put together a team, and announced that she would be heading up the first all-female team to compete in the Whitbread Round The World Race.

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Theatre Review: Vanguard Burlesque opens Wonderland Festival with a bang

Vanguard Burlesque is no shy newcomer to the Brisbane drag and burlesque scenes.

Fronted during its Wonderland Festival run by local drag royalty, Vollie LaVont, and featuring the likes of Betty Lovecat, Ruby Slippers, and Kryptonite, this troupe really do live up to their forward-looking name.

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Album Review: Anna Smyrk returns with stunning second EP, Swim

Singer-songwriter Anna Smyrk recently dropped her second EP, Swim, and I’m certain you’re going to love this five strong selection.

Recorded in a Central Victorian farmhouse, Swim brought together a band of old friends on violin, banjo, dobro, double bass and drums, with Anna’s sister on backing vocals. The end result is a rousing collection of contemporary folk music, bound together by Anna’s thoughtful lyrics and distinctive vocals.

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