Arts and Letters Report, July 2017

By Jennifer Ann Davies, Arts and Letters Adviser Music Merry-making Mingling Memories Opa! 2017 Cairns Greek Festival – the annual Cultural Celebration! Cairns, once again, celebrated not only the mingling, merriment and traditions of the Greek culture, but those of a range of others, including South American, Indian, Bhutanese and Far Eastern – lots of […]

Arts and Letters Report June 2017

By Jennifer Ann Davies NCWQ Arts and Letters Adviser Who are You… In this shifting landscape? Jennifer Ann Davies c 2017 LITERATURE: My name is Lisa di Antonio Gherardini Giocondo – Madonna Lisa – Monna Lisa… Ch 1. P3. “My likeness has been recorded on wood, with boiled linseed and pigments dug from the earth […]

Arts and Letters Report, May 2017

By Jennifer Ann Davies NCWQ Arts and Letters Adviser Then and Now Uniquely Human Things… Memories… Traditions…   CASA DOS AZULEJOS Rua Josefa d’Obidos AUTHENTIC PORTUGUESE HANDMADE TILES A space and sanctuary of great beauty, which has, in fact, been featured on Australian television and which can also be viewed online, revealing the age-old talents […]

Random ‘Reads’ discovered in Europe!

By Jennifer Ann Davies NCWQ Arts and Letters Adviser A strange mixture, thematically and in the context of fast-paced American literature – ‘The Testament’, written by John GRISHAM features the Pantanal region of Brazil, an area of great beauty and fascinating to visit, visitors to Portugal are told!! The mixture blends groups of Indians, in […]

Arts and Letters Adviser Report March 2017

By Jennifer Ann Davies NCWQ Arts and Letters Adviser Lisbon is new to me. It is like a huge Museum which one could explore for many, many days or weeks! – here there are not only male chubby cherubs, but girl angels as well – in the main city squares, flanked by or flanking beautiful, […]