Saturday, October 17 @ 7:30pm
ACMI Cinema 2
Federation Square Flinders St Melbourne
Has an Open Mic?
Purchase tickets @ http://tickets.acmi.net.au/single/…
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.
POSTY Poetry & Spoken Word Special Delivery is a new fortnightly open mic event hosted by Hamish Danks Brown a.k.a. Danksta Downunder. All welcome to distribute and sort their poetry on stage and to deliver it in any language. The Post is well located on the corner of Brighton Road and Inkerman Street. If you’re coming from North of the Yarra catch the number 3 or 67 trams from Swanston Street and get out at Stop 34 right outside the pub. It’s a very warm and welcoming venue with good food and drinks.
Thabani Tshuma performing ‘Newton’s Apple,’ which received an honourable mention at The 2018 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize.
Thabani Tshuma was born and raised in Zimbabwe but has been globe-hopping for the greater part of the last decade and as such, considers himself somewhat of a cultural nomad. Whilst writing for as long as he can remember, he’s only actively engaged in the Melbourne Spoken word scene this past year. Thabani’s poetry is an aperture through which he views his world and the way he interacts in relation to others. Thabani studies journalism with the aspiration of immortalizing himself by leaving a dent in the literary world.
Rhiann Isaacs performing ‘Black on Both Sides,’ which received an honourable mention at The 2018 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize.
Rhiann Isaacs is an outspoken Afro-Guyanese poet that has nurtured a love for words and storytelling from a young age. Rhiann’s pieces are explorative narratives that mainly centre around identity, Pan-African issues and mental health. As a rising artist, she brings energy and passion to the stage as she treats each poem as living art pieces that deserve to take up space. Expect transparency and straight forward expression from beginning to end.