It's here everyone, the Festival of Unpopular Culture starts this week. Amazing. We have a stack of things on so read on...
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Here's what's coming up at the reading room...
The following events are part of the FIRST EVER Festival of Unpopular Culture
:: Wednesday 5th October ::
October meeting of the Feminist Reading Group :: 6:30 - 9:30
You know you're onto something good when you're reading something that
was banned- that's why this month we're reading Henrik Ibsen's classic
play 'A Doll's House'. The play was regarded as being so scandalous in
its portrayal of the breakdown of a marriage that not only was the
ending changed in some performances, but it was completely banned in
Britain. Come along and check out what all the fuss was about.
:: Thursday 6th October - Saturday 29 October ::
(SUB)URBAN ABSURD - Matthew K
OPENING NIGHT EVENT Thursday 6th October, 6-8pm. All Welcome.
MATTHEW K brings the '(SUB)URBAN ABSURD' to the reading room - a
mixture of stencil/drawing/painting including a live soundtrack from
future-love-space-jazz pioneer WYNN H.S (God God Dammit Dammit etc) and
the room-sized 3D stencil art installation 'The Last Temptation of St.
Matthew K's blog:
:: Saturday 8th October ::
RADICAL CRAFT WORKSHOP 2pm - 6pm
Radical Craft Adelaide will show you how to Knit, Crochet, Cross Stitch
and generally get crafty, with a Radical twist. Materials will be
available, but bring your own too.
May turn into a Yarn-Bombing adventure after the movie...
Followed by :: Making it Handmade documentary screening from 6pm.
MAKING IT HANDMADE Doco Screening - 6pm
So you think craft is for Nannas? Well think again. Come and explore
the subculture of indie craft in Melbourne through four women who are
subverting domestic craft techniques drawing from punk culture,
politics, feminism and modern aesthetics.
GOLD COIN DONATION
Directed by Anna Brownfield
Featuring: Rayna Fahey, Pip Lincoln, Gemma Jones, Casey Jenkins, Faythe Levine.
After the film we'll start on our yarnbombing adventure!
:: Sunday 9th October ::
More info TBC. Awesome people singing in a group. They performed at the Jam Factory/FORMAT show.
:: Monday 10th October ::
CHESS NIGHT from 6pm
All Russians play Chess. I learnt that from Law&Order LA. We play it too.
Anything could happen, but it will probably be Chess.
* May turn into Chess Boxing.
:: Wednesday 12th October ::
A DISCUSSION OF LIFE - PHILOSOPHY NIGHT from 6pm
Come and hang for an hour or so with young people from all over
Adelaide, and discuss Philosophy, Politics and more. With Devon Turner.
:: Thursday 13th October ::
NATURE LOVES COURAGE X from 6:30pm
Open Mic - Music, Spoken Word, Noise and any combination thereof...
anything you can dream up and perform, belly dancing, pole dancing,
juggling, mime, throat singing... tequila shot to the person who comes
up with the most ridiculous / original idea.
bring an instrument and play a couple of songs. join in a communal improv jam. Read with or without music...Fully Open Mic
See you soon at the reading room.