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Thursday, September 12, 2013

ABC Radio National News, Competitions and Events

RN Highlight
Are you RN's wildcard? Have you got something to say, scream, howl, whisper or sing about? If so, you could be RN's Wildcard in theAustralian Poetry Slam National Finals on Sunday 13 October at theSydney Opera House. One RN listener will skip the State based competition and go straight into National Finals.
Can't keep a secret? Tell RN about it. 360Documentaries is looking for text and audio stories around the theme 'A Secret Revealed' as part of a national storytelling competition. Your story could win you a professional audio recorder or an iPad mini and the chance to get your story on the radio. If you need some inspiration this week's Life Matters is all about revealing secrets!
There's a song for that! The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) and the ABC will be launching My Life as a Playlist , a major project produced by ABC Arts this Monday, 16 September 2013. Presented by Robbie Buck, host of The Inside Sleeve , My Life as a Playlist is an interactive website where you can curate a personal soundtrack to your life. Over five weeks users will have the opportunity to create music playlists for five major life events: births, childhood, falling in love, heartbreak, weddings and funerals. Go to the RN homepage for details and as a prelude to the launch, tune into The Music Show this Saturday 14 September as Jane Davidson and Sandra Garrido from CHE will be discussing the research project.
Weekend Arts at Brisbane Festival Weekend Arts is out in Brisbane again this weekend, this time doing a special broadcast from the Brisbane Festival this Saturday 14 September. Between 12.00-1.00pm stars of international avant-garde circus Gerry Connolly (La Soiree) and Felicity Simpson (Circoulumbia) will share tales of life under the Big Top. Presenter Sarah Kanowski will also be speaking with Debbie Allen, director of the headline show 'Freeze Frame', Festival Director Noel Staunton, and director of the independent theatre program, David Berthold. RN listeners in Brisbane are invited to join Sarah at the Festival Stage at the South Bank Cultural Forecourt in from the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. The event will then be broadcast on Weekend Arts on RN at 2.00-3.00pm.
Win a trip to the Boomerang Festival Tell us in 25 words or less your 'boomerang experience': a cultural moment you'd love to return to, and why, and you will be in the running to win a trip for two to Byron Bay including Boomerang Festival tickets, flights, transfers and accommodation in a pre-set up 'Tent Motel' on the festival site. And 16 runners-up will each receive a three-day pass for two people. The competition closes this Sunday 15 September.

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