Arts


Poetry by Robert Mierisch

 Robert has so far been Viva 70’s only poet contributor and his work was published in May 2019..a treasure. I’m hoping to persuade Robert to create more poems for us in the future. Thank you Robert on this Viva 70’s walk down memory lane……….Here’s the article and his thought –…

19 February 2021 | Arts

Alexander McQueen on Screen

 This was the very first article I ever wrote, two years ago for Viva 70. It took me a week of research and drafting, editing and angst to create this first piece of content. It was a magical moment. I felt very daring putting my writing out there, but as…

19 February 2021 | Arts

Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion

Australian Indigenous artists have been recognised on the world stage for many years now. The vibrancy of colour, diversity, artistry and stories told, inspire educate, emote and engage us in the art of First Nation peoples. As art galleries started to reopen after Covid lockdown I was hugely excited to…

17 December 2020 | Arts

The Crown Delights

Series four of the spectacular series The Crown hit Netflix on Sunday and it’s wonderful! For non- Crown groupies, the series charts the course of the British Royal family with dramatic licence but based on a true story. We’re in the early Diana, soon to be Princess of Wales period…

20 November 2020 | Arts

At 71 He’s At Number 1…… Again!

For many of us the pandemic meant a new dress code.. Flannelette in winter, cotton in summer..Pj’s of course. Then there were the openings… ‘fridg door mainly and the ” esoteric” hairstyles..long and longer. But some creative people actually created amazing music, painting, writing. Bruce Springsteen looks like he spent…

16 November 2020 | Arts

Liar

Do you like a good thriller  for entertainment? I really like well written who – dun – it with a clever plot, well formed and intriguing characters and an outcome that you cannot predict. It’s a curious form of entertainment where goosebumps, flinching at knives being drawn and mild hyperventilation…

4 September 2020 | Arts

Social Realism at It’s Best……. This is England

One of the things I most love about travelling to the UK is watching television! That’s right. Skip the Tower of London, turn right at Madam Tussauds, do a wide arc on Buck Palace and instead watch British TV! I always seem to find high quality drama series running what…

21 August 2020 | Arts

Concerts from the Sofa

A rainy Sunday and a random exploration of Netflix concert films. I discover Bob Dylan’s The Rolling Thunder Review directed by Martin Scorsese  and the Rolling Stones Shine The Light also directed by Martin Scorsese. What a great afternoon! While concerts are no – go zones in our new world…

14 August 2020 | Arts

Nick Cave Alone at The Alexandra Palace

The energy and communion of a live concert has been one of life’s pleasures. The buzz and bustle of the gathering to enter the arena. The anticipation and excitement of what will unfold. The hideously uncomfortable seats and mediocre wine in plastic tumblers. The new instant friendships with those sitting…

24 July 2020 | Arts