Foxtel Arts is launching a new monthly Arts show, Event, hosted by Deborah Hutton, covering Australian music, theatre, visual arts, books, festivals and exhibitions.
Filmed in the Foxtel studios, it will feature in-studio interviews with Australian and touring artists, as well as live performances and regular segments.
Deborah Hutton will be joined by ABC Radio National presenter Cassie McCullagh, hosting The Critics’ Corner, with two guest journalists critiquing books, music and theatre. She will also interview the show’s monthly Artist in Residence, which features an Australian artist creating a piece of artwork on air.
“Event is a show Australia needs! It’s a wonderfully fresh look at everything that’s current in our local arts community. It will not only give arts and culture a place to shine, but creates a buzz about what’s brilliant and should not be missed. I can’t begin to tell you how thrilled I am to be hosting this fabulous show for Foxtel,” Hutton said.
Episode one includes interviews with Australian acting royalty Barry Otto – currently appearing in Seventeen at the Belvoir and celebrating 50 years in acting; award-winning actor Susie Porter backstage at Sydney Theatre Company ahead of the upcoming season of Death and the Maiden – and acclaimed violinist Richard Tognetti, celebrating 25 years as the Artistic Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Richard Tognetti will also perform, along with YouTube sensation and beatboxing virtuoso Tom Thum, who is set to play alongside the Queensland Symphony Orchestra at the Brisbane Festival in September.
Sunday, September 6 at 5.00pm AEST.