Each year an outstanding advocate of Australian music is invited to deliver an address which, in the spirit of the great Australian Composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks, challenges the status quo and raises issues of importance in the world of today’s music.

On Sunday 16 November, Belvoir St Theatre welcomes Kristy Edmunds, 2005 - 2008 Artistic Director of the acclaimed Melbourne International Arts Festival, to present the 2008 Philip Parsons Memorial Lecture.

The Company B 2009 Season, launched last night at Belvoir St Theatre, is an intrepid journey that will, over 12 months, take audiences across countries, decades, cultures and circumstances.

Tonight, at the SBW Stables Theatre, the 2008 Griffin Award was awarded to playwright Rick Viede for Whore“a poetic and explosive exploration of desire, capitalism and the body”.

Griffin Theatre Company has released the judges’ shortlist of eight plays in the running for the 2008 Griffin Award - the prestigious annual prize offered for an outstanding new, unproduced Australian play or performance text.

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