Meet artist Michèle Heibel

Artist Michele Heibel

Welcome to the latest instalment of the Creative Women at Work series. This month the Broad is introducing you to artist Michèle Heibel. Michèle was born into an artistic Swiss-German family and spent most of her childhood years in Switzerland's Bernese countryside until her family settled in Australia in

December: What to watch, read and listen to

I don’t know about you, but the Broad finds that, come December, the crazy season is in full swing. Almost everyone you’ve had any contact with during the year seems to decide it’s imperative to have an and-of-year get together, work Christmas events abound and end-of-year deadlines speed up, while

A look at Disney+ and AppleTV+, plus Topic and AcornTV

AppleTVPlus

This week’s post takes a look at the two new kids on the streaming block, Disney+ and Apple TV+, plus film and doco streaming site, Topic, and Brit TV specialist, AcornTV. Wow, that's a whole lot of pluses for one post. Launched in Australia in the last couple of weeks, Disney

The Crown, plus a trip through dystopian drama

The Crown Season 3

This week’s post takes a look at three different shows on screens right now, from two very different dystopian dramas, Years and Years and Black Mirror, to the popular, historical series The Crown. First up, is the English series Years and Years, which has just come to SBS On Demand

An inconvenient post about the climate emergency

As fires burn across Australia this week, imperilling life, animals and natural habitat, and with more declared catastrophic than at any previous recorded time, the Broad is devoting this week’s post to the climate emergency. It’s by no means an exhaustive list, some books, plus a couple of docos, and

Meet comedian Jackie Loeb

Jackie Loeb

Jackie Loeb didn't choose to be a comedian. It chose her and she tells Some Notes From A Broad that she couldn't be anything else. I have always been a performer. In my formative years I mightn’t have had a real understanding of what that entailed but I was always

Books, TV, Movies and More: November 2019

Watch TV series and books to read

It’s November already. Can you believe it?  We returned home in March after living in the UK in 2018 and the months have just flown by since that first morning we set foot back onto Australian ground into the fog of humidity.  It feels like that scene in the movies when the

The Booker Prize, plus this week’s wrap

Margaret Atwood bernadine Evaristo booker prize

The big news from the world of books and prizes this week was the announcement of the winner of the Booker Prize. In a shock decision, the Booker Prize was given to two authors, Margaret Atwood for The Testaments and Bernadine Evaristo for Girl, Woman, Other. The judges simply couldn’t split

Dead Central Exhibition

One of the more interesting things on in Sydney at the moment has to be the Dead Central exhibition. This wonderful audio-visual experience at the NSW State Library takes you back to the late nineteenth century just before Central Station was built.  What a lot of Sydneysiders probably don’t realise is