Sunday, 11 February 2007

kicking off

Well we are well under way. There are lots of things that will be done differently next time and I especially have learnt tonnes. I have laid in bed thinking about the things I have to do in the morning and am surving on the coffee that Siggy has supplied me and bananas. However, we have lights, sound and stuff. Helen Heath and other poets had an un-scheduled change of venue last night (Sat) into the church, thanks to Margaret's generosity. It was actually delightful in there and suited the intimacy of the poetry. Then the 13%ers Emilie Zoe Baker and Klare Lanson had a storming gig with a small but really enthusiastic audience. They now have two committed 12 year old (Ceris and Hayley) fans and budding 'fannyists'(the new generation of feminists as described by Emilie in one of her pieces).
I am now beginning to get excited and might even enjoy myself. Tonight another bunch of Melbournites are coming to town and will delight a St Peter's audience with the spoken word of Sean M Whelan and the rock music of the Mime Set. There will also be a more local flavour with a cabaret compared by the hilarious Sue E AKA Tyree Robertson. Playing will be, Sheba, Tyree and her new band and there is a rumour that Hinemoana will make a special guest appearance.
But first of all there is loads of stuff happening for the kids. A clown at 1pm, a storywalk with Annabelle Buttons at 2pm and the Fat Teddies at 3pm. And for those with a sense or a taste for rhythm Mabeth of Hands on Drumming has an event to join in with at 2pm. I am not sure when to eat.
On Monday for those interested in politics and who are hopeful for peace should get themselves informed by the documentary 911 Press for change which will be presented by Miles Thompson on Monday night. Check the link

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