Arts & Culture

Maronite Catholics gather to mark Ash Monday

Maronite Catholics around Australia have started to gather at churches to take part in Ash Monday services, many squeezing in a quick lunchtime church visit to mark the occasion. Ash Monday is the first day of the Lenten Season and Maronite churches traditionally hold special services and open their doors to parishioners who wish to receive blessed ashes on their ...

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Aussie actress Cate Blanchett shines in new Cinderella film

Berlin- Australian actress Cate Blanchett shines as the evil stepmother walking her cat Lucifer on a leash in Kenneth Branagh’s update on the Cinderella fairytale, which screened at the Berlin Film FestivalĀ on Friday. “Are you playing Cinderella?” Blanchett said people asked hesitantly when she told them she was in the new Cinderella film. “I think we should save that for ...

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Lebanese Fashion School Scouts Talent in Refugee Camps and Orphanages

(Reuters) -It’s in the refugee camps and orphanages of Lebanon that Creative Space Beirut, a fashion school, looks for emerging talent for its three-year program taught by top Lebanese and international designers. Sarah Hermez, 28, founder and director of Creative Space, chooses ten underprivileged students from different backgrounds to join her school in the art district of east Beirut. They ...

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