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Wet Leg, Yard Act, Harry Styles, More Nominated For UK Album Award

Every year, the British press makes a big hullabaloo over the Mercury Prize, the award given to one album that came out of the UK or Ireland. The British Phonographic Industry And British Association Of Record Dealers chooses a group of luminaries, who then vote one one outstanding album. This morning, the Mercury Prize folks unveiled this year’s list of 12 nominees, and only a couple of them have ever been up for the Prize before.

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Prince Harry’s book to be ‘totally eclipsed’ by Michelle Obama in dual release | Royal | News

The Duke of Sussex’s memoir, published by Penguin Random House, is slated to be released by the end of 2022, although no date has been confirmed. However Michelle Obama, a friend of Harry and Meghan Markle, and former US First Lady, is also set to release her newest autobiography this year. Mrs Obama’s hotly anticipated … Read more

‘Truck loads of sand being brought in’ to create beach at Lake Burley Griffin: City Renewal Authority’s Malcolm Snow explains

Rocks and sand are being added to create a beach in the New Acton development on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin. The sandy beach will be part of Acton District Park on the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin’s West Basin. The City Renewal Authority’s Malcolm Snow told ABC Canberra’s Lish Fejer truck loads of … Read more

Melbourne Writers Festival 2022 program and tickets

Michaela McGuire is feeling pretty excited. Not surprising, really. As the artistic director of the Melbourne Writers Festival says, “it’s been a while since I have launched a festival which has had anything resembling favourable circumstances.” This year the festival will stage its first in-person events since 2019. Last year the entire literary bash was … Read more