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Thursday, March 15, 2012

the reading room :: e-newsletter #67


So Twins is over, and the Fringe is nearly over too. We still have a few sessions of Back of the Bus dropping by the reading room. Get on it!

Last night we flooded too. Yeah, it's happened before, and we've recovered before, but still it happens. And it's gross. We're working on a solution, but solutions cost $$ so if you have any ideas, contacts or donations, please get in touch!
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Here's what's coming up at the reading room...

:: 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.
Contact Frazer for more info:

:: Adelaide Fringe 2012 ::
:: Thursday 23rd February - Sun 18th March :: Hard Lines by Kat Coppock & Tiff Hampton :: CLOSES SUNDAY! Only 3 days left - have you made your purchase yet?
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.
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And don't forget, the Three Minute Project premiere - it's this weekend!!!
:: 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:

Other events coming up:
:: Thursday 22nd March - 12th April :: ‘Living a life that I can’t leave behind’ – Fruzsi Kenez and Stephanie Lyall ::
Opening night :: Thursday 22nd March from 6pm
To feel tied to somewhere you cannot be is as crippling as it is thrilling. Fruzsi is tied to Hungary (her birthplace), the Netherlands and Germany; places she has travelled, lived and loved in. Stephanie is tied to Denmark; she lived there in 2008 and fell in love with its bikes, its design, its pastries, its funny little (impossible) language and its cosiness. Fruszi and Stephanie hope to exorcise their nostalgia by sharing these things with you.
Fruzsi Kenez is storyteller, traveler and curious fan of the unusual and the strange; an illustrator, ceramist and photographer.
Stephanie Lyall is a jill of all trades who is constantly dreaming of Scandinavia. Sometimes she takes photographs.

:: Saturday 24th March ::
Songwriting Circle :: 6pm - late
It's time for Adelaide to develop its songwriting culture and establish a community of songwriters that can lean on one another.
SongLine School of Musical Composition is presenting a Songwriting Circle at the Reading Room.
Entry is free, all are welcome to attend.
Any songwriters interested in being in the circle can make a submission to danielle by emailing
This is a great opportunity for songwriters to share material with fellow songwriters. It's a time to discuss the craft of songwriting and the writing process.
We hope to see many faces there! Website:
Facebook event

:: Wednesday 4th April ::
April Meeting of the Adelaide Feminists Reading Group :: 6:30 - 9:30

If you thought feminism was just about men and women, think again: this month, we're reading Viviane Namaste's 'Sex Change, Social Change: Reflections on Identity, Institutions, and Imperialism', which addresses the less- discussed topic of how feminism relates to transsexual politics.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Facebook event


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