News in Brief
Theatre Guild wins award
The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild has won the Adelaide Theatre Guide Curtain Call Award for Best Ensemble (Amateur) for its production of Influence by David Williamson.
Directed in May by Brant Eustice, Influence starred Michael Eustice as radio shock jock Ziggi Blasco, alongside cast members Emily Branford, Alicia Case, David Jobling, Cate Rogers, Tony Sampson and Kate Vanderhorst.
Memorial lecture: the future of Palestine
High-profile British Pakistani author and political commentator Tariq Ali will deliver the sixth annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture at the University of Adelaide.
His lecture, entitled The Future of Palestine: Israel protectorate, genuine independence or a single-state solution?, will be held at 5.00pm on Saturday 9 October in Elder Hall, North Terrace Campus.
The Memorial Lecture was established in 2005 in honour of one of the most influential and famous Palestinian intellectuals, Edward Said, who died in 2003.
Tariq Ali, a leading figure of the international left since the 1960s, was a long-time friend of Said's and interviewed him many times, publishing this material in the 2005 book Conversations with Edward Said.
The lecture is sponsored by the Australia Friends of the Palestine Association. Tickets are $20 and can be bought online at www.afopa.com.au or by calling 08 8333 9701.
Public masterclass with renowned pianist
Adelaide pianists and music lovers will get the chance to 'meet' the new Steinway pianos in Elder Hall and also have the opportunity to witness the creative process in the final of this year's public Masterclass Series.
Renowned German pianist Bernd Glemser will work with talented students from the University's Elder Conservatorium of Music from 1.00pm-3.00pm on Monday 11 October. Admission is $10. For bookings, call Claire Oremland on 08 8303 5925.