FANZA logoThe days are getting shorter, but that's just an excuse to spend your evenings listening to fantastic music, watching the latest shows, or discussing great new novels, with a fine Antipodean wine.

It's shaping up to be a busy Autumn here at FANZA, and we're looking forward to seeing you at the season's events.


Fabulous Lives with Bindy Pritchard - 1 October


FANZA is pleased to announce a special event featuring Western Australian writer Bindy Pritchard.

Bindy will be interviewed by renowned writer and translator Evan Fallenberg and will read from her debut collection Fabulous Lives (published by Margaret River Press).
"The stories in Fabulous Lives are generous and off-beat, illuminating characters whose lives are stuck in a loop but who might be about to be surprised. Pritchard’s writing is precise, often funny, and the voices she creates are extremely engaging. This is a terrific collection."
~ Laura Elvery, best-selling author of Trick of the Light
Welcome drinks from 6.00pm.
Interview and reading 6.30pm-7.30pm, followed by a book signing.

Tickets include wine + canapés, with all proceeds going towards supporting the work of FANZA to promote Australian & New Zealand artistic talent in the UK.

A blistering New Zealand family drama comes to Finborough Theatre
Running until 28 September

While 11-year-old Harry is missing, his parents are being supported by the newly graduated Maori social worker Anahera. Emma Kinane’s play comes to London, directed by Alice Kornitzer, after receiving outstanding reviews and multiple accolades in New Zealand.


Royal Opera House Meet the Young Artists Week

30 September - 6 October 2019
Royal Opera House
A chance to meet the new Jette Parker Young Artists and hear them perform alongside those continuing for their second Season. Includes NZ tenor Filipe Manu who gained many FANZA fans earlier this year in Cosi Fan Tutte at Goodenough College and later at West Green Opera.
Jette Parker Young Artist singers will be accompanied by the Programme’s Artistic Director David Gowland and the Jette Parker Young Artist répétiteurs.

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Milton Court Concert Hall - Barbican
3 - 5 October 2019

Richard Tognetti and his crack Australian Chamber Orchestra are the ultimate musical disruptors: whether playing Bach or Schoenberg or defying genre with cult photographer Bill Henson.

The Orchestra will perform three concerts from 3 – 5 October, which will include Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending – one of Richard’s signature works – and a performance of Luminous, a collaboration with Bill Henson and Israeli-Australian singer-songwriter Lior which is currently touring Australia.


The Jordan Luck band

3 October 2019
Clapham Grand

The Jordan Luck Band are stoked to be coming back to London after over 10 years absence. Expect to hear all the hits and more ….

As front man and pop-writing genius with the legendary Exponents, Jordan Luck has clocked up a staggering 18 Top 40 singles over the years, with ‘Victoria’ recently voted by the public as the 8th greatest New Zealand song of all time.

These days on any given weekend you will hear packed stadiums of sports fans singing in unison (if not in-tune) ‘Why Does Love Do This To Me?’ a song that seems to have taken on the mantle, according to the band’s bio, as the ‘unofficial’ alternative NZ national anthem.


Finals of the 2019 AMF Awards

13 October 2019
Duke's Hall

Judging of the first round of the Australian Music Foundation Awards is now complete. Names of the young musicians who will take part in the Finals on the afternoon of Sunday 13 October 2019, in the historic Duke’s Hall at the Royal Academy of Music in London, have been announced.


Heather Morris UK Tour of Sequel to ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’

18 - 26 October 2019

From New Zealand’s bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Heather Morris, comes this powerful new book based on a heart-breaking true story. Based on what is known of Cilka Klein’s time in Auschwitz, and on the experience of women in Siberian prison camps, Cilka’s Journey is the breathtaking sequel to the internationally bestselling novel The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

A powerful testament to the triumph of the human will, this novel will make you weep, but it will also leave you astonished and uplifted by one woman’s fierce determination to survive, against all odds.


The Final Quarter – London screening

19 October 2019
Regent Street Cinema

In partnership with AFL Europe, The London Australian Film Society continues its fascinating examination of race relations with the unflinching documentary The Final Quarter. Using only archival material to tell the story of the period from 2013 to 2015, it focuses on the unparalleled furore surrounding sportsman and 2014 Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes – who was not only a champion Australian Football League (AFL) player, but also a respected Indigenous leader. The Final Quarter holds a mirror to a disturbing period in Australia’s recent history and is an opportunity to reconsider what happened on and off the football field.

The film will be preceded by an exclusive pre-recorded introduction from the director, Ian Darling, and a panel discussion will follow.


Hannah Gadsby: Douglas

25 - 27 October 2019
Royal Festival Hall

Hannah Gadsby’s tenth solo show was Nanette. It did alright. Nanette played around Australia and the UK for 18 months – taking out the top prizes at the Melbourne and Edinburgh festivals, before sitting down in New York and dropping a Netflix special in June 2018.

Now Gadsby is back, making her debut appearance at Southbank Centre with her new show, Douglas. While Nanette was a random barista, Douglas is a very specific dog, and the only thing they have in common is they’ve inspired Gadsby to put pen to paper and turn out a show you couldn’t possibly expect.


Fat Freddy's Drop

10 - 16 November 2019

Seven piece band Fat Freddy’s Drop are internationally regarded as one of the world’s finest live draws. Over the last four LPs the New Zealanders have navigated their way from the incubator of sunshine reggae through a colour-saturated field of soul psychedelia before swerving onto a desolate Detroit superhighway at night.

It’s a sound that demands to be heard live, a potent mixture of jazz virtuosity and diaphragm-wrecking digital sonics. Catch them again as they revisit the UK.


Australia House Ensemble
12 November
The inaugural concert of a new ensemble of Australian musicians living and working in London featuring works by Australian composers. Full details soon....
Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Festival
12-17 November
Look out for two terrific Australian films this year - Nothing to Lose and Terror Nullius.
That's it! Keep checking the website for updates - new EVENTS are being added regularly - and check out the NEWS section to see who's winning prizes, launching new books - and generally causing a stir in the arts world!
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