Coffee and Cultureshock

It's the first day of the last month of spring, and summer is definitely in the air in Melbourne - to the delight of visiting Brit, Debra King. The co-Creative Producer of Cultureshock, the arts festival leading up to this year's Commonwealth Games in Manchester, is in Australia to discuss the event with the organisers of Melbourne's cultural programme for 2006. She took time out from the sunshine
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It’s the first day of the last month of spring, and summer is definitely in the air in Melbourne, much to the delight of visiting Brit Debra King. The co-Creative Producer of Cultureshock, the arts festival leading up to this year’s Commonwealth Games in Manchester, is in Australia to discuss the event with the organisers of Melbourne’s cultural programme for 2006.

King’s visit has neatly coincided with the Melbourne Festival. Although there are many comparisons to be made when it comes to international festival programming, the first question I ask is what King thinks of Melbourne’s coffee, as I eagerly slurp mine down after years of caffeine deprivation in London, the world’s Capital of Bad Coffee Culture.

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Michelle Draper
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Michelle lived and worked in Rome and London as a freelance feature writer for two and a half years before returning to Australia to take up the position of Head Writer for Arts Hub UK. She was inspired by thousands of years of history and art in Rome, and by London's pubs. Michelle holds a BA in Journalism from RMIT University, and also writes for Arts Hub Australia.
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