Saturday, October 17 @ 7:30pm
ACMI Cinema 2
Federation Square Flinders St Melbourne
Has an Open Mic?
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As part of ACMI’s monumental David Bowie Is exhibition, the literary cabaret Liner Notes will deliver a tribute to The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars. One of Melbourne’s best-loved spoken word events, Liner Notes is a song-by-song celebration of a classic album, featuring a stellar line-up of writers, poets, musicians and more exploring their personal connection to a musical legend – and this is unquestionably the year of that glam ham of wham, bam and thank-you-ma’am.
Join us as we salute Bowie’s masterpiece of sturm und drag, on which he introduced the world to the leper Messiah from outer space, Ziggy Stardust.Featuring special guests Mick Harvey, Erik Jensen, Angie Hart, Andy Griffiths, Hannah Gadsby, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Omar Musa, Luka Lesson, Yana Alana, Emilie Zoey Baker, Sean M Whelan and more SURPRISE AWESOMENESS. The MC Michael Nolan will deliver a potted history of Bowie and his flame-haired alter-ego, and the live LN band will rip through the hits like a stiletto caught on satin flares. Yes, they’ll likely take it all too far, but in their defence, boy can they play guitar…
Don’t miss an unforgettable night of stories, spoken word and songs, as we celebrate a starman surely even Richard Dawkins believes in.
To the Ends of the ‘Verse is all open mic, all the time, hosted between two venues, The Skylark Room out east in Upwey and at the warm and cozy Open Studio in the inner-northern suburb of Northcote. Hosted by poet Justine Walsh, it began as a spoken word poetry event for Belgrave’s inaugural End Of The Line festival in November 2012 and has been hosting events ever since.
Emina Ashman performs ‘Ablution’ at Girls on Key, on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Open Studio.
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Emina Ashman is an actor, theatre-maker and poet currently based in Melbourne. She is a 2014 acting graduate of the VCA. Upon graduating, her acting credits include Bock Kills Her Father (La Mama Theatre), Tales of a City by the Sea (La Mama Courthouse), Roberto Zucco (La Mama Theatre) and Too Ready Mirror (Darebin Speakeasy). This year, she performs in Hungry Ghosts as part of Melbourne Theatre Company’s 2018 Education Season. She recently completed her Honours in Independent Theatre Practice VCA, where she developed her play “Make Me A Houri,” a piece that explores the tensions between exercising her sensuality and spirituality.
Girls on Key is a monthly poetry event supporting women and non-binary artists, that takes place usually on the first Wednesday of the month at Open Studio, Northcote. For more information visit girlsonkey.com, their Facebook Page, Twitter, and YouTube channel.
Melbourne Spoken Word was founded in 2015, with the idea of it being a central online hub for spoken word in Melbourne, the place to find out about events, discuss spoken word, and involve the spoken word scene in a unified platform to amplify our artform and bring in new audiences.
A couple of years ago we expanded from a website that people could add their events and submit articles to, to an organisation consisting of a committee from the spoken word community to create accountability and share some decision making. This year, as we move towards incorporation, we wanted to expand that further.
We’re calling out for those involved in spoken word in Melbourne to fulfil some specific roles, namely some people for our new Board and some fresh perspectives in the current committee. We also want to create some co-ordinator roles, including a reviews editor, a comment/opinion pieces editor, some interviewers and a producer to help to produce our podcast and audio-journal, Audacious.
All roles unless otherwise stated are currently volunteer roles, and for people with a passion for spoken word and existing support for the aims of Melbourne Spoken Word. Currently, MSW is applying for grants and seeking other funds to provide payment for roles. We’d love for you to be part of the process of MSW becoming an official not-for-profit organisation for the spoken word scene in Melbourne. MSW believes in paying artists where funding is available. We’re not looking for someone who merely wants to use the role to add something to their CV, but someone who sees the value of this work in the community.
Board Members MSW is in the process of forming a legally recognised incorporated association, with membership, that is registered as deductible gift recipient (DGR) – that’s a not for profit organisation that you can become a member of. In order to do that, we need to form a board, and are calling for expressions of interests,