Artsday / Parting is such a sweet heartbreak…

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William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610, associated with John Taylor.

‘PARTING is such sweet sadness,’ says the National Portrait Gallery, quoting ‘Romeo and Juliet’ as it bids farewell to ‘Shakespeare at Winehouse: Icons of the National Portrait Gallery, London’, which ends Sunday 17 July. They will open early and stay up late, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Saturday July 16, with free parking after 5 p.m.

AFTER a forced postponement by covid, Melbourne interpreter Jillian Murray will finally take the stage in Joan Didion’s memoir, ‘The Year of Magical Thinking’. The Q, Queanbeyan, 8 p.m., Aug. 5 and 2 p.m., Aug. 6. Tickets already reserved will be resent for these dates.

ISLA Patterson, watercolourist and oil artist Robert Riggs, has an exhibition, ‘In July’, through July 31 at the Discount Gallery and Framers at 50 Weedon Close, Belconnen.

SUPER Rats will be back for an evening of urban folk music for violin, accordion and cimbalom from the smoky haunts of old Bucharest. Smith’s Alternative, Civic, 7 p.m., Friday (July 15).

Ingrid Ferguson, “Fish”.SCULPTORS Ingrid Ferguson, Ray Fraser, Amanda Parker, Jeanette Fraser and Rick Smyth, who travel to Queanbeyan every Tuesday to work on their sculptures, are exhibiting at the Rusten House Arts Centre, 87 Collett Street Queanbeyan, until July 23.

THREE Sydney Conservatorium graduates Angela Liu (horn), Elsie Chen (clarinet) and Mandy Ng (piano) perform rare works in the trio concert ‘The Snail, The Licorice Stick, The Eighty-Eight’. Wesley Music Centre, 2 p.m., Sunday, July 17 and individual instrumental works.

ELISE Walsh’s jazz band, Bella Groove, will perform five of her new songs, arranged with pianist John Black. Smith’s Alternative, Civic, 4 p.m., July 17.

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