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Following up a debut album never comes easy, but Sydney-based soul artist Ngaiire saw it as an opportunity to make a statement: her forthcoming album’s title, Blastoma, is a defiant, direct reference to the cancer that was diagnosed in her adrenal glands at age three.

“By the time I was five, I was very much aware of what was going on,” the 31-year-old artist says over coffee in Redfern. “I knew I needed to be strong: couldn’t sulk, couldn’t feel sorry for myself. I just had to deal with it.”

Promote local where possible, and be braver. That’s what Australia’s premier stage producer, Sydney Theatre Company (STC), needs the courage to do, as its board searches to fill a vacancy created by the premature departure of its British-born artistic director, Jonathan Church, just nine months after his appointment.

Church, who remains artistic director of the UK’s Chichester Festival Theatre until September and has his own production company in London, announced he was “stepping down” as Sydney Theatre Company artistic director on 26 May.

There has been speculation Church left in a manner not of his own choosing.

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