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Arts Europe

Class trip to see musical blocked by France’s secularism laws

The producer of a popular French musical about St Bernadette Soubirous has filed an appeal against an official ruling that a state school cannot use a free cultural pass for a class trip to his show because the topic violated France’s secularism laws. Source: The Tablet.


All you need is love for Mandorla art prize

With a prize pool of over $50,000, entries are now open for Australia’s most significant thematic Christian art prize, the Mandorla Art Award. Source: The eRecord.


Beveridge wins $10,000 prize for ‘tender and loving’ poem

Sydney poet Judith Beveridge has won Australia Catholic University’s coveted poetry prize for a poem dedicated to her husband, fellow poet Stephen Edgar.


Ms University Student graduates to Miss Saigon

Australian Catholic University student Abigail Adriano has swapped schoolbooks for the stage after being cast in Opera Australia’s Miss Saigon. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Arts Education

Stage set for students to shine at annual arts festival

More than 850 talented Catholic school students from North Queensland converged at the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre yesterday to kick off the 2023 Mulkadee Youth Arts Festival. Source: Townsville Catholic Education.


Exhibition of rarely seen St Francis tapestries opens in Adelaide

An exhibition of rarely-seen tapestries illustrating the life of St Francis of Assisi is on display at Adelaide’s David Roche Foundation House Museum until September 2. Source: The Southern Cross.


Love is in the air as poetry prize celebrates 10 years

The Australian Catholic University Prize for Poetry, one of Australia’s richest poetry prizes, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with poets being asked to reflect on the theme of Love.