Spectrum captures the cultural life of the city with a thought-provoking and entertaining mix of stories and reviews on film, music, books, performing and visual arts, television, food, gardening and design. Our team of respected writers brings readers the city’s most comprehensive guide to the people, events and issues in the arts.

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Providing comprehensive coverage of the key upcoming cultural events in Sydney, Melbourne and around the nation, Spectrum Magazine is an entertainment, arts and cultural feast.

Including the very best music and stage shows; visual arts, opera, art exhibitions, ballet and dance productions; guides to the winter festivals, movies and home culture/TV streaming.

In addition to interviews and articles, this 36-page semi-gloss standalone feature includes a month-by-month 'planner’ diary of performances, gigs and shows.

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Booking Deadline: Wednesday April 12, 2017
Material Deadline: Wednesday April 19, 2017




Print readership

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Print overview

The Sydney Morning Herald – Spectrum Columnist Richard Glover offers wise, witty and warm-hearted observations on everything from politics to Elvis Presley, while word nerd and puzzle master David Astle explores the English language in all its quirky glory. My Secret Sydney explores the places that have shaped the city’s best-loved identities, and The Planner has the weekend covered, with our critics’ picks of things to see and do. Spectrum’s reviewers are the best in the business. Paul Byrnes, Philippa Hawker and Jake Wilson offer erudite dispatches from darkened cinemas, and John McDonald runs his expert eye over the galleries. Bernard Zuel tunes into the latest musical releases, while Susan Wyndham leafs through the literary world’s offerings and Ruth Ritchie offers smart commentary about TV. The Saturday Age Spectrum Under the new banner of The Saturday Age Spectrum, the redesigned Life & Style gets a fresh look and additional columns to complement the features and faces readers already love. Along with the usual thought-provoking and entertaining stories on theatre, books, food, cinema, the visual arts, gardening and music, there’ll be an added focus on the home and shopping, plus a critical guide to the latest dvds and downloads. Regulars Monica Dux, Anson Cameron and Michael Leunig remain, along with an expanded ‘‘Lunch with’’ column, while Chill out puts the focus on the weekend’s best breakfast spots, and Richard Cornish goes from country town to suburb in search of six reasons to visit. The much-thumbed weekend events guide, My Secret Melbourne and gardening pages continue to dig deep, while literary editor Jason Steger leafs through the literary world’s latest offerings. Spectrum is also the place to find puzzles, crosswords and the weekend television guide.
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