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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

the reading room :: e-newsletter #65


So we're well into the swing of the Fringe down at the reading room. If you find it hard to find us, look for the bright blue arrow above the doorway - it's bright! Since Friday night we have had Back of the bus making a couple of busstops, and almost nightly for the next few weeks. AND opening last night we have Twins, by Izzy Roberts-Orr. The bar is open from 7pm, shwo starts at 7:30. Come down and see us sometime!
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:: Mondays & Tuesdays :: Happiness Sessions at the reading room ::
Monday evening, 6pm - 7:30 -
Room for Positivity
Come explore how awesome you can make yourself feel, and experience the therapeutic effects of laughing as hard as you can for as long as possible

Tuesday afternoon, 12:30 - 1pm -
Tuesday lunch destress session

Take 30 minutes of your lunch hour to completely let go with a guided deep relaxation. Bring your workmates and friends.
Tuesday afternoon, 1pm - 1:30 -
Inner peace and tranquility session
These personal development sessions will be different each week. This weeks session will involve a journey in our imagination, to a lake of tranquility. There we will cultivate our own inner unshakable ocean of peace.

Payment is by what you think the session is worth - our payment jar is anonymous, and no one is watching. ;)
Improving your life is priceless.
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:: Adelaide Fringe 2012 ::

:: Thursday 23rd February - Sun 18th March ::
Hard Lines by Kat Coppock & Tiff Hampton
Fresh off the back of exhibitions "Les Petites Morts" and "Dirty Truth" respectively, local Adelaide artists Kat Coppock and Tiff Hampton have collaborated for a special Fringe mash-up of epic proportions!
Celebrating the theme of festival excesses, Hard Lines takes the normal and turns it towards the absurd. These two artists paint, draw, and collage their interpretation of emotional, physical, and psychological indulgence resulting in the largest exhibition ever held in this space.
Nearly 200 original works by these artists are priced below the poverty line, with all proceeds going to the human condition's noble cause. Following purchase, works are immediately available to take home, commemorating your moment of decadence forever.

:: Friday 24th February - Sunday 11th March :: Back of the Bus by Java dance Company (NZ)
Come ride on a bus through the streets of Adelaide as dancers propel themselves along the aisles and hang from the roof.
Physical comedy, pure kinetic energy and outrageous scenarios combine to create a magical mystery tour of the unexpected. Fresh from sell-out seasons at 6 NZ arts festivals.
Fringe event page - Tickets from $22.

:: Tuesday 28th February - Saturday 10th March :: Twins by Isobel Roberts-Orr
7:30 - 8:30 Tues - Sat. Bar open before, and after!
Patti and Sam have created their own world; a dark, satisfying fantasy. But the outside world begins to interfere. Unwilling to leave the cage they have made for themselves so enters Tai. A person they adopt. The seemingly innocuous Tai soon threatens to contaminate and destroy their perfect, insular paradise.Fringe event page - buy tickets here! Tickets from $14!

:: Wednesday 14th March ::
March Meeting of the Adelaide Feminists Reading Group :: 6:30 - 9:30
Prostitution. Depravity. Artificial hymens. Welcome to the world of Fanny Hill. John Cleland's 'Fanny Hill, or, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure' was written while he was in debtors' prison in 1748, and was thereafter the reading material of choice for schoolboys to read under the duvet with a flashlight. While it is no longer viewed as the kind of book you smuggle out of shops in a brown paper bag, it still raises questions that provoke debate amongst feminists today: is prostitution a choice? Is it always exploitation? What constitutes women's empowerment?
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Facebook event
And don't forget, the Three Minute Project premiere!
:: Friday 16th March at 7pm  & Saturday 17th March at 2pm ::
Premiere of the Three Minute Project, a film by Gen Brandenburg filmed entirely in the reading room throughout 2011.
Mercury Cinema - see here for more details:


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