January 2007

Program summaries for Learning Works, and for selected programs, some additional resources for listeners to follow up on the program.

Week beginning Monday 22 January

Literature Language and Music
Special Guest - Dennis Olsen AM

Described as Australia's leading exponent of Gilbert and Sullivan, Dennis Olsen is featured here in an exclusive extended interview at his home in Adelaide, with Tony Ryan for Learning Works. In the interview Dennis Olsen speaks about his current role in The Pirates of Penzance, his work in theatre and in opera over many years, his time in England, and his love of the music of Noel Coward.

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Week beginning Monday 29 January

Social History
Almost our national anthem - Song of Australia

Dr Lois Zweck, from Lutheran Archives in Adelaide, talks about Carl Linger, German immigrant to early South Australia and composer of Song of Australia, and Caroline Carlton who wrote the lyrics for this work which could well have become our national anthem.

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Media Film and Technology
Eyes Lies and Illusions!

Eyes Lies and Illusions, an exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne which invites visitors to journey to a dark and mysterious word where nothing seen is what it seems. The exhibition features rare optical toys and puzzles, dancing skeletons, magic lanterns and beachside slot machines featuring exotic dancers - all illustrating our fascination with the moving image even before the invention of the cinema. The exhibition closes on Sunday 11 February.

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