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The extraordinary taste of Luke Nguyen

Luke Nguyen has tasted some unusual foods to truly immerse himself into the Asian culture, including buffalo skin, coconut mice and bee larvae. 

The chef and cookbook author shared his travel stories with Ewart Shaw.

His latest cookbook, Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong – a culinary journey from China to Vietnam, is out now.

From Russia with love

Russia’s Moscow Novaya Opera is bringing OperaMania to Adelaide next year. With a wonderful selection of music by the world’s most celebrated composers including Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Mozart, and Johann Strauss, OperaMania is a treat for music lovers.

Alan Brissenden spoke to Anothony Steel about the show.

OperaMania plays in Adelaide from 4 – 5 April 2013. Tickets are available from the Adelaide Festival Theatre website.



Artlink Says Ni Hao Chengdu

Adelaide based Artlink magazine is heading off to China with reprints of their special 2011 issue Indigenous: Beauty & Terror translated into Mandarin. Artlink is taking part in the 13th Conference of Australian Studies, at Xihua University in Chengdu. is Artlink’s Executive Editor, Stephanie Britton,  is heading the team over to Chengdu and talks with Nikki Marcel about the exciting venture.

Broadcast 26 May 2012

Solomon Islands Artwork on Show @ Nexus

I bet not many of us know much about the artwork of Solomon Islands? Well you can find out at an exhibition of Solomon Islands arts and crafts at Nexus but you have to be quick because its only on until Friday June 1st.

Rhibbie Auma is Vice President of the Artists Association of Solomon Islands and is in Adelaide accompanying the artworks. Rhibbie joins Alessandra Perna who coordinated the exhibition after having been an AusAID Volunteer in Solomon Islands. Both Rhibbie and Alessandra talk with Nikki Marcel about traditional and contemporary art.

Broadcast 26 May 2012

Art in Mongolia

Earlier in the year on Arts Breakfast we talked to artist Jessie Lumb just before she left for Mongolia to volunteer in the Mongolian equivalent of the Australia Council. Jessie was one of the founders of the artist run gallery– Feltspace, just off Gouger Street. Nikki Marcel caught up with her to find out more about the Mongolian art scene and how her job is going.

Broadcast 19 May 2012

Rainbow Bees for IDAHO

 Thursday May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia otherwise known as IDAHO. This year is focusing on sexual diversity in the workplace and aims to end discrimination against sexual and gender minorities. There are events happening in over 50 countries around the world with Burma taking part for the first time. Community Health Worker for Gay Mens Health at ACSA, Logan Bold, talks with Nikki Marcel about what’s happening in Adelaide  for IDAHO.

Broadcast 12 May 2012

Music and the Impossible Images of Escher @ Elder Hall

Have you ever wondered what music the artist Maurits Cornelis Escher listened to for inspiration? What would his works sound like translated into music? On Tuesday night in Elder Hall these thoughts may cross the minds of people gathered for a free night of music and art.

Rudolf Escher,  the nephew of the famous artist, will present an Australian premiere of two works ……Clarinet Sonata 1978 and Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano. There’s another world premiere by ERKKI VELTHEIM called GOSSOLALIA 1.

Chris Mortensen will give an illustrated talk on the impossible images of M C Escher and enlightens a mathematically challenged Nikki Marcel about the mathematical theories behind impossible pictures.

Broadcast 5 May 2012