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That’s arts and entertainment: Rugby choir

Rugby choir UK-bound

Canberra-based singing icons the Australian Rugby Choir (ARC) will be a part of the Cornwall International Male Choir Festival in England on 2-6 May.

The biennial Cornwall International Male Choral Festival commenced in 2003 and is the world’s largest male voice choir festival.

The 2019 festival will draw 59 choirs from across the breadth of the UK together with choirs representing Canada, Russia, South Africa, Lithuania, Croatia, The Netherlands, Finland and Australia.

The ARC will hold a prospective new members night at Curtin Primary School on 7 March 7.30pm. Interested persons should contact ARC committee member Frank Bergersen on 0448 839 440.

Local star search underway for Queanbeyan Bicentennial Hall mural

Acclaimed NSW artist Claire Foxton has been chosen to create a mural at the Queanbeyan Bicentennial Hall.

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council has announced that Claire Foxton has been chosen to create a transformative mural on a wall of the Queanbeyan Bicentennial Hall.

An artist and designer based in Jamberoo, NSW, Foxton is an acclaimed artist known for her signature style and has become highly sought after since entering the world of public art in 2016. She has a distinctive mix of abstract and realistic techniques. Her work explores the human condition through large-scale public portraiture in spaces usually reserved for decoration or advertising.

The portrait mural on the Bicentennial Hall will be the face of someone from the Queanbeyan community with the public being called to nominate who they think should be on the wall.

Nominations are open until 1 March. To nominate someone, QPRC require a photo of the person and their story. Nominations can be made via yourvoice.qprc.nsw.gov.au

The NFSA will display original costumes from Australian film The Dressmaker, 18 April-18 August.

NFSA to get dressy in April

From 1950s Dungatar to 2019 Canberra, the original costumes from hit film The Dressmaker will be unveiled at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) on 18 April.

The exhibition, designed by Marion Boyce, features a spectacular range of haute couture worn by the film’s stars and will be on show at the NFSA until 18 August.

Audiences will be able to go ‘behind the seams’ of a diverse range of elegant vintage fashion worn by Hollywood stars and home-grown acting talents including Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook, Judy Davis, Rebecca Gibney and more.

A program of special screenings and talks will complement the exhibition for the duration of the season. Tickets are now available online at NFSA.gov.au/thedressmaker

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