Au Chat Noir Paris 2015

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First of all, I’d like to enlighten you with a short explanation as to why the Chat Noir is a super cool place. You may recognise the iconic art nouveau graphic depicting a swirly cat – this is the gorgeous promotional image for the establishment. Its namesake (*now sadly long departed) was a fabulous hub for 19th century Parisian bohemia, …

Dili Debrief #1: Dili Folk Club

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Down a dark street by the seaside in the tumultuous town of Dili, on the island of Timor Leste, there is a warm little haven in a fairy lit living room. Come Thursday evening, the room fills with diplomats, Timorese musicians, Australian expats and neighbors. There is wine, snacks and laughter. This is Dili Folk Club. I was lucky enough …

Umbrella Theatre at Sydney Writers’ Festival

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We were blessed with the most beautiful weather down at the pier in Walsh Bay last Sunday. The waves lapped lazily as the sun warmed happy patrons. An amazing last day for the Sydney Writers’ Festival! The place was abuzz with conversation, delight and coffee. This year Family Day was a real extravaganza. Umbrella Theatre surprised and delighted passers by …

Scott Sandwich Performance Poetry

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Thought I’d introduce you to one of my favourite performance poets, Scott Sandwich. Though Sydney based, he’s currently freezing his butt off in Finland doing a residency at Arteles Creative Center. Scott performed a couple of pieces for us to an enchanted audience for us at last year’s Sydney Fringe Festival event, Mystery Bus. One them was the hilarious and …

The Analogue Crusader

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Check out this super cute little paper stylee animation about story-teller Alex Malwalski. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf6AAooKKtQ&feature=player_embedded#!] It gets especially wicked about halfway through, at about 5 minutes with an awesome musical thriller sequence. The Red Room Company are a poetry organisation and program a marvelous pop up arts space in the Rocks. (A space dear to my heart, a magical heritage listed …

Mystery Bus Debrief – Week #1

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Time to recap on the awesomeness that was Mystery Bus. After 7 nights, 4 newspaper articles, 1 radio interview, 36 artists, hundreds of audience members, and one bus, Mystery Bus 2011 is finally over. It has been an incredible, exhausting,chaotic and extremely rewarding experience to participate in the Sydney Fringe Festival with such an awesome show and awesome team. Thank …