10 AM | 07 Jul

Women’s Mental Health

The 3rd International Congress on Women’s Mental Health will be held from March 16th – 20th 2008 in Melbourne, Australia. Building on the success of the two previous Congresses, held in Berlin (2000) and Washington (2004), this multidisciplinary Congress is expected to attract in excess of 1000 women and men in the mental health profession, as well as those who’s lives have been touched by women’s mental health issues. Under the auspices of the International Association for Women’s Mental Health and hosted by the Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, the Congress will present an innovative and stimulating program, as well as a chance to network and socialise with others in your field.

I warmly invite and encourage you to contribute to this important congress by submitting a paper or symposium for presentation. Please visit the website to submit by 31 July 2007 at www.iawmhcongress2008.com.au

10 AM | 07 Jul

Sicko opens MIFF

The Melbourne International Film Festival is the biggest in Australia, and this year will be no exception. Opening on the 25th of July with the Australian premiere of controversial documentary filmmaker Michael Moore’s latest Sicko, there are 19 days of titillating screenings guaranteed to keep you coming back for more. Richard Moore takes the helm for his first festival, and program snippets include this year’s Palm d’Or winner 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Hours, as well as the world premiere of the first film completed through the Tropfest Feature Program, September (working title) by Peter Carstairs. There promises to be a huge lineup of Australian film to keep you busy, so Melbourne residents look out for your copy of the full program in The Age on the 13th of July, when you will also be able to find it online. Festival passes and tickets to opening and closing night are now on sale through their website www.melbournefilmfestival.com.au, and individual tickets will go on sale on the 13th of July as well.

Make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to attend the 56th incarnation of this fabulous festival!

09 AM | 07 Jul

Etsy is 4handmade

I sometimes post the artwork of Nicholas Beckett. I don’t know who he is but his art is cute and he’s always coming up with new fun and not very self conscious creations. So a big fan of his sent me this link. Etsy seems to be an online marketplace for buying and selling all things handmade. So if you want to find an alternate to eBay as an art seller/buyer; check it out, maybe?

Mwah, gg 🙂


09 AM | 07 Jul

Pop Tarts Turns 6

Female pop artists band together

‘PopTarts’ – a Sydney-based collective of hundreds of independent original female pop music artists – is celebrating its sixth birthday with a showcase of six of the best ‘Tarts acts at The Basement nightclub on July 18/07.

‘PopTarts 6’ will feature performances from PopTarts’ founder and local music artist Amanda Easton as well as Robyn Loau, Evelyn Duprai and many more.

The birthday event will celebrate six years of PopTarts which, since July 2001, has included more than 500 local and touring artists at almost 300 regular showcase nights at Annandale’s Empire Hotel. Other PopTarts events have included ‘Tarts on Tour’ interstate shows and ‘Tarts for Timor’ charity gigs.

While Pop Idols fight it out on our television sets, these fully-financed artists are also using PopTarts to follow a more independent path to pop success and to share career opportunities and support.

In an era where live music struggles to keep its foothold in Sydney, the regular weekly Inner-West PopTarts events have been a welcome support to the local music community.

PopTarts 6’ will be held at The Basement in Reiby Place, Circular Quay, Sydney from 8:30pm (doors at 7:30pm). Tickets will be $18 plus booking fee from the Basement on (02) 9251-2797 or at www.thebasement.com.au, or Moshtix outlets.

For more info contact amanda@amandaeaston.com