LL:INFO: Co-ordinator for NIBS wanted...

2004-01-29 Thread Trades Hall Arts
Do YOU want to co-ordinate a progressive bookshop?

Please pass on to people you think would be interested ...

The International Bookshop was a Melbourne institution. From 1934 until
the mid-nineties, it survived censorship, police raids and numerous
political crises to provide left-wing literature for several generations
of radicals.

The New International Bookshop carries on the tradition. Located in
Melbourne's historic Trades Hall, the co-operatively owned shop stocks
Left-wing books, magazines and other items, operates a cafe and an art
gallery, organises meetings and functions, and generally provides a
cultural space for Left and alternative politics.

As co-ordinator you will organise debates, events and functions, with
speakers from Tariq Ali to Henry Reynolds. You will order books from
some of the weirdest and most wonderful publishers in the world. You
will take radical publications from demonstrations to conferences and
beyond. And you will play a central role in Melbourne's progressive
movement.

We seek someone with a commitment to Left politics who is able to work
alongside others in a non-sectarian and friendly fashion (our
constituency includes environmentalists, feminists, anarchists,
Marxists, Fabians alongside casual browsers off the street).

The weekly salary is (gross) $432.00 for 28 hours, spread over four or
five days (subject to negotiation).
For more information Ph: 03) 9662 3744 or Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED].
Applications close Friday 20 February.

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New International Bookshop Co-operative
Victorian Trades Hall
54 Victoria St - Carlton Sth 3053
10am - 6.30pm Mon-Fri 11am-5pm Sat
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LL:DDV: 2004's first gig at Trades Hall

2004-01-20 Thread Trades Hall Arts
This event is on the Leftlink Caledan at http://www.leftlink.net 

Trades Hall Arts extends the best of wishes to all our comrades for 2004.
The bar is open (from 5pm), the balcony is sunny, the comrades comradely
and the talent prodigious!
We're kicking off a bump year with a very special event this weekend ...

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A collection of illuminated manuscripts
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Bass player Anita Hustas http://anitahustas.customer.netspace.net.au/
believes strongly in the power of the natural world, which has inspired
her latest composition for Oynsemble Melbourne. Drawing from the
universal symbology of trees, Anita has created a beautiful work which
explores humanity's long-term relationship with nature. Music of the
Trees will have its first performance in the intimate setting of Trades
Hall's Old Council Chambers.

Oynsemble Melbourne is Australia's premier large ensemble of free
improvisors, playing deeply felt music drawn from the jazz tradition and
from musical and spiritual influences from across the globe. Co-leaders
of the band Adrian Sherriff and Ted Vining have been leaders of the
Melbourne improvised music scene for many years, and commissioned
Hustas, with the assistance of the Australia Council, to explore and
develop the huge potential of this stellar group.

This will be a rare opportunity to enjoy an important musical event -
Don't miss it!

For further enquiries Ph: 9545 0601
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This project has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through
the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

The Old Council Chambers
8pm Saturday, January 24th
All Tickets $10 - Bookings Ph: 9545 0601
Tickets available at the door from 1 hr prior to the performance

This and other events for 2004 are listed on our web site ...

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LL:DDV: Coming soon at Trades Hall

2003-12-11 Thread Trades Hall Arts
  GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL ARTS, bringing class back into the
class struggle . . .

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TWELFTH NIGHT
Presented Blue Chair Theatre Works
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Blue Chair Theatreworks return to Trades Hall with their unique
interpretation of William Shakespeare's funniest play. A funky and
riotous interpretation that will have audience members, young and old,
in stitches! Hurry - limited season of 4 evening performances and 1 matinee.

The play pleases because it makes us laugh. It's good for what ails us
because, as the wisest man who ever lived put it, a merry heart doeth
good like a medicine.

The Old Council Chambers
8pm Weds - Sat, Dec 10 - 13 + 2pm Sat matinee, Dec 13
Tickets: $16 Full/ $12 Conc  Union Members/ $7 Preview (Dec 10)
Bookings Ph: 9815 2292



OVERLAND LAUNCH - Utopia? Australian Idealism
and Christmas Party

Carmen Lawrence considers Labor's loss of values and idealism that has
turned ALP voters toward the Greens. Graham Maddox presents a strong
case for the maintenance and revival of the ALP socialist pledge. Robyn
Walton challenges the 'end of utopia' claim.  Antonia Hildebrand
dismantles the myth of John Howard as the archetypal 'ordinary Australian'.

Issue 173 contains Overland's regular serve of fiction, poetry and reviews.

Trades Hall Bar
6:30pm Friday, December 12th
FREE Event


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SPADEWAITING
presented by the Players
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An absurd comedy about the end of the world . . .

Spadewaiting returns for its third season after being deemed a 'runaway
success' during its tour of the Edinburgh Festival in 2000, and Deakin
University in 1999. Spadewaiting is both a visual and aural masterpiece;
incorporating mime, a canneed audience, simulated sexon chairs and a man
dancing to the sound of loud belching.

The Old Council Chambers
7:30pm Tues to Thurs, Dec 16th to 18th
Tickets: $15 Full/ $10 Conc - Bookings Ph: 9729 2280



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54 Victoria St (Cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
more info visit http://www.tradeshallarts.com.au



The ABE AMATERSTEIN SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2004
A new national short story competition supporting politically and
socially orientated writing.

The New International Bookshop and the Trades Hall and Literary
Institute are proud to announce the launch of a new national short story
competition that fosters writing for social change - The Abe Amaterstein
Short Story Competition. The competition prizes total $1,500, with the
winning entry to be published in Overland magazine.

Author, Christos Tsiolkas, Co-editor of Overland magazine, Katherine
Wilson and chairperson of the New International Bookshop Co-operative,
Peter Ewer, will judge the competition.

Named in memory of Abe Amaterstein, a long time activist in social
causes and the labour movement, the competition provides writers with a
political and social orientation to express their ideas in a short story
format.

Entries close on the 6th February 2004 and results will be announced at
the Overland lecture in Trades Hall on the 31st March 2004.

Entry details and forms are available online from www.nibs.org.au. Entry
fee is $7 for the first entry and $5 for each additional entry, and the
competition is open to all Australian residents.

For more information contact The New International Bookshop
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LL:DDV: Coming soon at Trades Hall

2003-11-26 Thread Trades Hall Arts
GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL ARTS, bringing class back into the
class struggle . . .


ANTI WAR FILM FESTIVAL
presented by Socialist Alternative

Shooting against war! Festival features Catch 22, Charlie Chaplin's The
Great Dictator, Born on the Forth of July, Apocalypse Now, Oh What A
Lovely War, Dr Strangelove, All Quiet On the Western Front, Full Metal
Jacket, footage from anti-war protests and much, much more.

The New Council Chambers
3-11pm Saturday, November 29th
Tickets: $8 Full/ $5Conc - More info Ph 9650 0404


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BRING OUT THE BANNERS
Trade Union Choir CD Launch
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The Victorian Trade Union Choir celebrates the release of it's new CD
Bring Out The Banners in concert, with MC Wendy Ealey and special guests.

The Victorian Trade Union Choir was formed in Melbourne in 1990 as part
of a revival of trade union choirs throughout Australia. Traditionally,
songs have played a vital role in progressive social movements
worldwide, and the choir is maintaining and developing this tradition in
Victoria.

The New Ballroom
7:30pm Saturday, November 29th
FREE Event


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A NIGHT FOR KAOS
A Benefit for Kim Kaos
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Kim Kaos has made an enormous contribution to the circus arts in
Melbourne and Australia. Now, in her time of need, it is time for a
chaotic benefit . . . a night of circus . . . a night of cabaret . . . A
NIGHT OF CIRCUS CABARET!

Join us and a multitude of acts - big, small and bizarre - for a good
cause and a night that promises to be one to remember. Let the KAOS reign!

The New Ballroom
7:30pm Monday, December 1st
Entry by donation - the deeper your pockets the greater your kaos karma


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THE BRIDGE
presented by Re-Igniting Community North West
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The Bridge is a powerful theatrical event that marks the end of the
first stage of Re-Igniting Community North West. Created by The Torch
Project with writer Mari Lourey, The Bridge is the product of 9 months
work with the communities of Kerang, Swan Hill, Robinvale and Mildura
along the Murray River.

Created by The Torch Project with writer Mari Lourey, The Bridge is the
product of 9 months work with the communities of Kerang, Swan Hill,
Robinvale and Mildura along the Murray River. Director Rachael Maza
leads a culturally diverse cast in using art and performance to explores
the social issues that shape our lives and helps develop stronger, more
active communities.

The New Ballroom
6pm Weds, Dec 3rd - 8pm Thurs  Fri, Dec 4th  5th
Tickets: $5 - Bookings ESSENTIAL Ph: 9416 4720


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TAKIN' THE PISS
presented by Defector-Art Theatre
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Takin' the piss out of everything from George W Bush to Jerry Springer.
See the funniest skits and the best juggling in the known universe! For
one night only!! The highlight of your life!!! Drinks in the Trades Hall
Bar at Happy Hour prices before the show!!
Written by Frank Otis, James Sherman and John Howell (Full Frontal).
Directed by Frank Otis and Isabel Nalato.

The Old Council Chambers
7:30pm Friday, December 5th
Tickets: $15 Full/ $10 Conc - Bookings Ph: 9318 5271



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54 Victoria St (Cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
more info visit http://www.tradeshallarts.com.au


There never was a good war or a bad peace. - Benjamin Franklin

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LL:DDV: Coming soon at Trades Hall

2003-11-13 Thread Trades Hall Arts
GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL ARTS, bringing class back into the
class struggle . . .


CELTIC EPIPHANY
New music from a Celtic heart

Maireid Sullivan's haunting voice calls up the old tradition and
modulates it in new ways, new sounds - augmented by Ben Kettlewell's
lyrical guitar. Their special guest for the evening will be Matthew Arnold.

A gathering of music from an Irish heritage, American journey and back
home in Australia with a new CD, Maireid Sullivan celebrates the many
streams of Celtic music in new and surprising ways.

The New Ballroom
8pm Friday, November 14th
Tickets: $22 Full/ $18 Conc - available at the door on the night


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DANCES OF ECSTACY
A Boite Fundraising Film Screening
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Dances of Ecstasy is an incredible film that celebrates the rituals of
trance dance in communities from Manhatten to Morocco. With a
spellbinding global music soundtrack recorded on location in Africa,
Morocco, Turkey and Brazil, mixed with electronica  percussion by
composers Ollie Olsen, Kavisha Mazzella, Ray Perreira, Michael Barker
and Waterland.

Filmmakers Nicole Ma and Michelle Mahrer travelled to traditional and
modern-day rituals to find out about the altered mindstate people seek
through dance.There will be a special opportunity to hear Nicole Ma talk
about the making of the film, as well as a question and answer session.

The New Ballroom
7:30pm Thursday, November 20th
Tickets: $15 Full/$10 Conc - available at the door on the night


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BEVKIDS QUIZ NIGHT
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Support the anti-uranium cause. Get your thinking caps on . . . for a
quiz night extravaganza! Join us with a live jazz band, nibbles, lots of
prizes and giveaways and laughter later on from Rod Quantock.

URANIUM- LEAVE IT IN THE GROUND!

The New Ballroom
7pm Thursday, November 21st
Tickets: $30 - Bookings Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] or Ph: 0401 043 937


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PRRIM - For one night only
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This fascinating new ensemble brings together three wonderful musicians
from very different worlds, creating unique and beautiful music. Adrian
Sherriff (bass trombone,flutes and percussion), Tunji Beier (percussion)
and Anita Hustas (double bass) are all avid collectors of musical styles
and ideas, bringing together influences from across Asia, Africa, Europe
and Australia.

An innate sympathy draws the three performers into improvised
performances of remarkable depth and power, presenting original tunes
and recalling the music of Don Cherry and Rabih Abou Khalil.
Don't miss this rare chance to hear some of Australia's finest musicians
in this intimate performance venue.

The Old Council Chambers
7pm Sunday, November 23rd
Tickets $15 Full/ $10 Conc - available at the door on the night


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GREETINGS FROM AUSTRALIA
Paintings by Laurie Miller
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Laurie Miller has given us an exhibition of extraordinary paintings that
take a despairing and humorous look at Australia's political climate
today. Miller has a preoccupation with what he sees as deceit, greed and
stupidity that pervades the political leadership and filters right
through our fair-minded society.

Opening night, Tuesday 18 November 6-8pm, All welcome.
Exhibition runs until Dec 6th.  Info Ph: 9662 3744
New International Bookshop Gallery



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Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
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A good traveller has no fixed plan and is not intent on arriving. -
Lao Tzu



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2003-11-09 Thread Trades Hall Arts
GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL ARTS, bringing class back into the
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CELTIC EPIPHANY
New music from a Celtic heart

Maireid Sullivan's haunting voice calls up the old tradition and
modulates it in new ways, new sounds - augmented by Ben Kettlewell's
lyrical guitar. Their special guest for the evening will be Matthew Arnold.

A gathering of music from an Irish heritage, American journey and back
home in Australia with a new CD, Maireid Sullivan celebrates the many
streams of Celtic music in new and surprising ways.

The New Ballroom
8pm Friday, November 14th
Tickets: $22 Full/ $18 Conc - available at the door on the night


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3CR AWARDS NIGHT - 855am on your dial
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3CR, Melbourne's voice of dissent, has been broadcasting progressive
radio to the Community for 26 years on 855AM. The 3CR Awards Night is
one seriously fun evening.

Amongst the catagories of these much sought after awards are Risky Radio
Award (for a show that pushes boundaries), Sardine Award (for the most
people in the studio at one time), Best Blooper Award and the Fast
Talker Award.

The New Ballroom
7pm Saturday, November 15th
Limited tickets available at the door on the night



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54 Victoria St (Cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
more info visit http://www.tradeshallarts.com.au


. . . the statesman will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the
nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those
conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and
refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by
convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better
sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self deception. - Mark
Twain, 1916


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2003-10-30 Thread Trades Hall Arts
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BAGHDAD NIGHTS with ROD QUANTOCK
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Hurry, hurry, hurry . . . final days. Must close Saturday Nov 8th

He has stood beside Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser, Bob Brown and
Barry Jones, archbishops and angels, social and community leaders,
activists and anarchists on stages and the backs of semi-trailers
arguing and fighting for the voiceless and the victims of an
increasingly mad world. His informed analysis and stinging comments are
leavened by dollops of absurd humour and outright hilarity

The New Council Chambers
8pm Tues - Sat, until Nov 8th
Tues to Thurs $25 Full/ $15 Conc, Fri  Sat $30 Full/ $20 Conc + bf
Ticketek Bookings Ph: 132 849 or visit http://www.ticketek.com.au



REVENGE OF THE TROUBLE MAKER - LAUNCH
How To Make Trouble And Influence People

This booklet is billed as tales of Australasian creative resistance.
The Question Mark Collective has brought together in one publication
tales of resistance to dominant ideology, corporate power and the State
in Australia and New Zealand during the past 200 years. The book is
punctuated by posters, stencils and photographs of acts of creative
resistance.

The launch will also be accompanied by the Australian premier screening
of Steal This Movie - a historical docu-drama illuminating the courage
and insanity of a brilliant activist, Abbie Hoffman - prankster supreme,
whose zany intensity was partly responsible for ending the Vietnam
War.Stars Vincent D'Onofrio, Janeane Garofalo and Jeanne Tripp

The New Ballroom
6:30pm Saturday, November 1st
Entry by gold coin donation - Proceeds to SUWA SHOW/3CR



JIM CAIRNS COMMEMORATION

Speakers will include Jim's biographer, Paul Strangio, his former
Whitlam Cabinet colleague, Moss Cass, and his Moratorium campaign
associate, Bernie Taft.  The commemoration will also feature  screening
of rare video footage, including Jim's last television interview a few
weeks before his death.

Trades Hall Bar
2 - 6pm Sunday, November 2nd


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CARMEN LAWRENCE - A Public Meeting
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Carmen Lawrence, federal Labor MP and candidate for ALP president, will
be speaking in Melbourne on Thursday, November 6, at a public meeting
organised by the Socialist Alliance: Howard's End and alternatives from
the Left.

Other speakers include David Glanz, Socialist Alliance candidate for the
seat of Wills, a Greens representative, and a prominent unionist.

The New Ballroom
7:30pm Thursday, November 6th
Entry $5

  
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THE MOMENT
presented by Defector-Art Theatre
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The first production of this exciting new theatre company will be The
Moment. This play is a thought provoking and challenging mind trip. Why
do we make changes to our lives and what is the thought process that
allows it to happen. Step inside someone else's head to find out.

Performed by Frank Otis, Isabel Nalato, Phoebe-Madelaine Waltham and Lee
McClenaghan. Written by Frank Otis. Directed by Paul Otis.

The Old Council Chambers
8pm Weds - Sat, until Oct 25th
Tickets $18 Full/ $12 Conc - Bookings Ph: 9318 5271


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THERE'S BLOOD IN YOUR COFFEE
Film screening
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The workers of Cabuyao, located in the bustling industrial belt in
Southern Tagalog, Philippines have been on strike since January 14,
2001. The primary issue in the labor conflict is the Nestle management's
refusal to include the retirement benefits in the collective bargaining
agreement (CBA).

This film is about the courage, spirit and resistance of the Filipino
workers at Nestle . .
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The New Ballroom
7pm Thursday, October 23rd
FREE Event - Donations welcome


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WITH THESE ARMS - CD LAUNCH  CONCERT
Celebrating the Centenary of the MUA
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It's hard to think of another union in the world that has had so many
songs written about it. Is to do with the constant global traveling of
sailors? or the multicultural mix of waterside workers? or the union's
long history of active interest in Australian theatre, film, art and music?

The MUA Centenary CD, With These Arms, is a compilation of songs and
poems from many sources, from emails from old LPs and tapes, from CDs,
pamphlets, magazines, and books. Performers at the concert include:
Peter Hicks, Tim O'Brien, Wendy Lowenstein, Clem Parkinson, Mark Gregory
 The Trade Union Choir

The New Ballroom
7:30pm Thursday, Oct 30th
Entry by donation


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JABILUKA - A NATIONAL DAY OF CELEBRATION
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The campaign to stop Jabiluka mine has shown all Australians that, by
working and walking together with courage, creativity and commitment, we
can create a better future for the people and coutry of Kakadu, and the
world. If you ever did anything to stop Jabiluka from whackin'a sticker
on your car to blockading the company headquarters now is the time to
celebrate!

Share both your memories of the campaign and your joy at this monumental
win with others. Great music including Andy Alberts, Roadhouse and much
more. Great speakers will be appearing on the night and fantastic food
will be available.

The New Ballroom
6:30pm Friday, October 31st
Tickets: $10 Full/ $5 Conc - available at the door on the night


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BAGHDAD NIGHTS with ROD QUANTOCK
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He has stood beside Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser, Bob Brown and
Barry Jones, archbishops and angels, social and community leaders,
activists and anarchists on stages and the backs of semi-trailers
arguing and fighting for the voiceless and the victims of an
increasingly mad world. His informed analysis and stinging comments are
leavened by dollops of absurd humour and outright hilarity

The New Council Chambers
8pm Tues - Sat, until Nov 8th
Tues to Thurs $25 Full/ $15 Conc, Fri  Sat $30 Full/ $20 Conc + bf
Ticketek Bookings Ph: 132 849 or visit http://www.ticketek.com.au



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54 Victoria St (Cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
more info visit http://www.tradeshallarts.com.au
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While there is a lower class, I am in it;
While there is a criminal element, I am of it;
And while there is a soul in jail, I am not free. - Eugene V Debbs


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HUMAN RIGHTS IN COLOMBIA
An International Peace Brigades Public Forum
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Roger Nash has just returned from Colombia where he was working with
displaced rural communities as an unarmed bodyguard for Peace Brigades
International and will be presenting a free public talk about his
experiences. In Colombia, PBI provides protective accompaniment to human
rights activists and rural communities, traditional victims of the
long-running civil war.

PBI places teams of volunteers in conflict zones, using the presence of
international observers to bring a measure of protection to local human
rights activists and displaced communities. PBI has an orientation day
on 18th October for anyone interested in joining the teams overseas, or
the Australian Country Group based in Melbourne.

The New Ballroom
7:30pm Thursday, October 2nd
FREE Entry
More info on Peace Brigades International - Ph: 9415 8700, Email:
[EMAIL PROTECTED], or visit http://www.peacebrigades.org



ROD QUANTOCK presents
BAGHDAD NIGHTS

Fresh from another sold-out Comedy Festival show, The Axis of Stupidity,
Australia's answer to Rod Quantock returns to Trades Hall for the
seventh of his annual State of the Nation addresses, Baghdad Nights.
This is quintessential Quantock. It's a rambling, shambling, hilarious
look at . . . well, everything that's wrong with your world.

If you find commercial current affairs too superficial and the ABC too
cerebral then Quantock's blend of fact and funny is just what you need.
Quantock works backwards from the blood and bombs of day-to-day life in
Bush's Iraq, unravelling the threads of deceit and conceit, conspiracy
and complicity, lies and lunacy that pass for politics today.

WARNING: Baghdad Nights may contain some Andrew Bolt!

8pm - The New Council Chambers
Tuesday - Saturday, Oct 7th until Nov 8th
$15 ONLY PREVIEWS - Tues Oct 7th, Weds Oct 8th  Thurs Oct 9th
Season Tickets Tues to Thurs $25 Full/ $15 Conc, Fri  Sat $30 Full/ $20
Conc + bf
Ticketek Bookings Ph: 132 849 or visit www.ticketek.com.au



REFUGITIVE
presented by New Mercury Theatre
A Melbourne Fringe Festival event

Iranian refugee Shahin Shafaei's acclaimed one man show Refugitive,
about the 22 months he spent incarcerated in the Curtin Detention
Centre, has been touring nationally and now comes to Melbourne for the
Fringe Festival.

An acclaimed actor and playwright in Iran, 29 year old Shahin was forced
to flee his country after a play he wrote was deemed anti-government.
Shahin's journey took him to Australia via Malaysia and Indonesia where
the boat he was travelling on was intercepted at Ashmore Reef. He was
taken to the infamous Curtin Detention Centre near Port Hedland (WA)
where a new struggle for survival began.

7pm - The Old Council Chambers
Monday - Sunday, Sept 25th until Oct 12th
Tickets $15 Full/ $12 Conc/ $8 Children
Fringe Bookings Ph: 8412 8777 or visit www.melbournefringe.com.au

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TRAGIC AT THEIR AGE
presented by Smart Arts Productions
A Melbourne Fringe Festival event
-
  From chicks to chooks, and all the disasters in between! Tragic at
their Age presents a show for the mature fringe dweller. A fun night of
women behaving badly, struggling to hold back the ravages of time and
gravity, but succeeding only in growing old disgracefully and resisting
all attempts to embrace their inner chook.

Tragic at their Age will leave the audience with an inner glow, knowing
that their own lives are nowhere near as tragic as those of our three
heroines.

Tragic at their Age is a 'best of' the hugely popular shows by Maureen
Sherlock, 'Molls'  'Housewives Playtime', which enjoyed two sell-out
seasons each in Adelaide.

8:30pm - The Old Council Chambers
Tuesday - Saturday, Sept 25th until Oct 11th
Tickets $15 Full/ $10 Conc
Fringe Bookings Ph: 8412 8777 or visit www.melbournefringe.com.au


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UNDOMESTICATED
presented by Baggage Productions
A Melbourne Fringe Festival event
-
Using a minimum of props and costumes, these shows rely instead on the
sharpness of the writing and skill of the performers to bring to life
the array of characters and situations in the spotlight. This minimalism
facilitates a cracking pace, constantly surprising and delighting
audiences, and is a trademark of Baggage Productions. Undomesticated is
no exception.

The show  is performed slickly

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Overland 172 Lecture  Launch
LINDA JAIVIN presents TRUTH ON THE BORDER
--
Linda Jaivin will talk about the limitations of 'objective reporting' in
expressing the uncomfortable truths of social and political situations.
Drawing on experiences visiting asylum seekers inside Villawood
Detention Centre she will argue that there are instances in which only
fiction (including theatre) can adequately express the shades of truth
in a human crisis

This lecture is for those interested in contemporary Australian society
and the ways Australians tell stories about themselves. Linda Jaivin is
an essayist, commentator and author of four internationally published
novels: Eat Me, Rock n Roll Babes from Outer Space, Miles Walker You're
Dead, and Dead Sexy as well as the non-fiction Confessions of an SM
Virgin and The Monkey and the Dragon.

The New Ballroom
6:30pm Wednesday, September 24th
Tickets: $10 Full/ $6 Conc
Entry includes copy of Overland 172



REFUGITIVE
presented by New Mercury Theatre
A Melbourne Fringe Festival event

Iranian refugee Shahin Shafaei's acclaimed one man show Refugitive,
about the 22 months he spent incarcerated in the Curtin Detention
Centre, has been touring nationally and now comes to Melbourne for the
Fringe Festival.

An acclaimed actor and playwright in Iran, 29 year old Shahin was forced
to flee his country after a play he wrote was deemed anti-government.
Shahin's journey took him to Australia via Malaysia and Indonesia where
the boat he was travelling on was intercepted at Ashmore Reef. He was
taken to the infamous Curtin Detention Centre near Port Hedland (WA)
where a new struggle for survival began.

7pm - The Old Council Chambers
Monday - Sunday, Sept 25th until Oct 12th
$10 PREVIEWS THURS 25TH - TIX @ THE DOOR ONLY
Season Tickets $15 Full/ $12 Conc/ $8 Children
Fringe Bookings Ph: 8412 8777 or visit www.melbournefringe.com.au

-
TRAGIC AT THEIR AGE
presented by Smart Arts Productions
A Melbourne Fringe Festival event
-
  From chicks to chooks, and all the disasters in between! Tragic at
their Age presents a show for the mature fringe dweller. A fun night of
women behaving badly, struggling to hold back the ravages of time and
gravity, but succeeding only in growing old disgracefully and resisting
all attempts to embrace their inner chook.

Tragic at their Age will leave the audience with an inner glow, knowing
that their own lives are nowhere near as tragic as those of our three
heroines.

Tragic at their Age is a 'best of' the hugely popular shows by Maureen
Sherlock, 'Molls'  'Housewives Playtime', which enjoyed two sell-out
seasons each in Adelaide.

8:30pm - The Old Council Chambers
Tuesday - Saturday, Sept 25th until Oct 11th
$10 PREVIEWS THURS 25TH - TIX @ THE DOOR ONLY
Season Tickets $15 Full/ $10 Conc
Fringe Bookings Ph: 8412 8777 or visit www.melbournefringe.com.au


-
UNDOMESTICATED
presented by Baggage Productions
A Melbourne Fringe Festival event
-
Undomesticated is another snappy collection of scenes and sketches from
the irrepressible creators of Femme (Melbourne Fringe Festival 2000) and
Breeding Contempt and Other Mating Games (Fringe 2001, Melbourne Comedy
Festival 2002).

Using a minimum of props and costumes, these shows rely instead on the
sharpness of the writing and skill of the performers to bring to life
the array of characters and situations in the spotlight. This minimalism
facilitates a cracking pace, constantly surprising and delighting
audiences, and is a trademark of Baggage Productions
http://www.baggageproductions.com. Undomesticated is no exception.

10pm - The Old Council Chambers
Wednesday - Saturday, Sept 25th until Oct 11th
$10 PREVIEWS THURS 25TH - TIX @ THE DOOR ONLY
Season Tickets $17 Full/ $14 Conc
Fringe Bookings Ph: 8412 8777 or visit www.melbournefringe.com.au


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THE AFL GRAND FINAL ON THE BIG SCREEN
- 


Enjoy the spectacle of this cultural event on the HUGE screen. Do the
Lions have any roar left? Will the Pies become pasties?

Wear your colours and cheer your team on! The beer is cheap and meat
pies will be available (for the animeal inclined). Get in early to
secure the best seats in the house!

Trades Hall Bar
from 1pm Saturday, September 27th
FREE Entry

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HAS UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE A FUTURE?
Medibank, Medicare and the Threat to Universal Health Care
and Accessible Bulk Billing presented by the Fabian Society
---
Former Labor Health Minister Neil Blewett joins other invited experts
(Bill Hayden, Dick Scotton and John Deeble) in nailing the Liberal lie
that Medibank and Medicare weren't meant to be universal, or
bulk-billing to be available to all.

The New Council Chambers
6:30pm Wednesday, September 10th
Tickets $8 Full/ $5 AFS Members/ $4 Conc



THE REVOLUTION UNFOLDING IN LATIN AMERICA
presented by the Committees in Solidarity with Latin America  the Caribbean

Alvaro Guzman, National Director of the Bolivarian Student Front in
Venezuela, speaks about the profound social transformation  unfolding in
Venezuela, part of a continental rebellion unparalleled since the 1960s
and 70s.

The power of the elites is being challenged by the emergence of a
counter-power of working people. After two decades of neo-liberal
attacks, Venezuela has brought to life the possibility of
revolution.This is a unique opportunity to hear from a leader of the
Venezuelan Bolivarian Revolution.

The New Ballroom
6:30pm Thursday, September 11th
Tickets $8 Full/ $5 Conc - More Info Ph: 9639 8622 or 9279 1829


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CHILE 1973 - THE OTHER SEPTEMBER 11
A Chilean Cultural Evening and Pena
-
Following September 11th, 2001, much of the world has been involved in
the war on terror. The September 11th, 1973 military coup in Chile
(and the complicity of the US State Department, the Central Intellegence
Agency and US multinationals) has been conveniently forgotten. The coup
d'etat resulted in over 10 000 people (men, women and children) being
assassinated.

This year, Australia's Chilean community, many of whom were forced into
exile during the decades of terror, together with Australians who have
worked in solidarity since the coup d'etat, will remember the 30th
anniversary of the coup. A commemorative cultural eveing is being held
at Trades Hall including music, exhibitions, films, dance, and Chilean food.

To find out more about other events visit
www.theotherseptember11chile1973.net
http://www.theotherseptember11chile1973.net

Trades Hall Bar, Annex  New Ballroom
7pm until late - Saturday, September 13th
Tickets: $10 Full/ $5 Conc/ Children under 12 FREE

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IMAGE TEXT  SOUND: CHANGE AND CONTINUITY
RMIT Creative Media Conference 2003
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School of Creative Media is conducting its fourth annual conference
en-compassing the areas of writing, photography, animation and sound.
This conference will bring together new and leading practitioners in a
forum of cross-disciplinary exchange. The conference has established
it's place amongst the leading events that showcase emergent and
innovative research into the communication media.

Please join the published writers, photographers, filmmakers and digital
artists who constitute the Image, Text  Sound 2003 circle of innovation.

The New Council Chambers
9:30am - 5pm Tues  Weds, Sept 16th  17th
RMIT students  School of Creative Media staff FREE, Other RMIT staff
$40 per day
General Admission $80 per day / $140 for both days/ Conc $40 per day


GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL
54 Victoria St (cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
more info visit www.tradeshallarts.com.au
http://www.tradeshallarts.com.au/events/events.htm
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TAO TE CHING
(The Way and its Virtue)

31. Maintaining Peace
Weapons of war are instruments of fear,
and are abhorred by those who follow the Tao.
The leader who follows the natural way
does not abide them.

The warrior king leans to his right,
from whence there comes his generals' advice,
but the peaceful king looks to his left,
where sits his counsellor of peace.
When he looks to his left, it is a time of peace,
and when to the right, a time for sorrow.

Weapons of war are instruments of fear,
and are not favoured by the wise,
who use them only when there is no choice,
for peace and stillness are dear to their hearts,
and victory causes them no rejoicing.

To rejoice

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Commonplace Productions presents
THE ISHMAEL CLUB

The Ishmael Club is a new play about Melbourne Bohemians in the early
1900's. It is the story of the intense friendship between artists Will
Dyson, Norman Lindsay and Ruby Lind. These artists gather at Mrs
Maggia's cafe where garlic, red wine and impromptu theatrics keep the
night at bay. The cafe is home to the Ishmael Club - the outsiders club.

Melbourne has long exhibited an argumentative spirit, a tradition of
fiercely frank speaking, a delight in no-holds-barred having-it-out in
public. The audience will recognise the debates about art, morality and
politics vividly brought to life in The Ishmael Club because they still
rage here today.

The Old Council Chambers
8pm Tues - Sat, until Sept 13 + 2pm Saturday matinees
Tickets $25 Full/ $20 Conc
Bookings Ph: 9534 5984 or Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]


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WILD SPACES FILM FESTIVAL: GLOBAL HOPE
Presented by Friends of the Earth
--
Now in its 8th year Wild Spaces is Australia's only national film
festival focused entirely on environmental, social justice and human
rights issues. This years theme is Global Hope. This film festival
plays a vital role in building awareness of local, national and
international issues, and inspiring audiences into action.

Wild Spaces showcases a broad range of documentaries, animations and
short films, exploring issues that may not be seen on mainstream media.
It is a new media forum that is uncensored and committed to screening
films that explore and depict real people from around the world, the
issues they face, and the work they are doing to build stronger
communities and a healthier planet.

New Council Chambers
7-10pm Friday, August 29th
3-6pm, 7-10pm Saturday, August 30th
Single Session: $15 Full/$12 Conc - Saturday Special: $25 Full/$20 Conc
- All Sessions: $40 Full/$30 Conc
Tickets available from FOE Food Co-op (Smith St, Collingwood) or at the
venue on the day


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HALF BENT WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Presented by some Hep Cats
--
This years Festival will involve more than 75 performers in over 16
groups and food stalls serving throughout the day.

The line-up includes: Scope (feat. Jamie Oehlers, Sam Keevers, Ian
Chaplin) . Cameron Deyell  Jasper Leak Group (Sydney), Metalanguage,
Kadoonka (feat. Dan West), Rusty Tank Wind Qtet, Prrim (feat. Adrian
Sherriff), Ish Ish (CD launch - feat. Ronny Ferella, Julien Wilson 
Eugene Ball), Will Guthrie  Darren Moore, Adam Simmons Toy Band, The
Pleazure, Te-hai, Facelifter (feat. Stephen Magnussen), Happy Noise
Club, Tim Shawcross Septet, FuT, Tony Hicks Qtet, Kageki, Phil Bywater's
Buried Treasure (CD launch).
Half Bent http://www.halfbent.org/ - the next wave of exciting,
creative music in Melbourne.

Trades Hall
2pm until late - Sunday, August 31st
Tickets $35 Full/ $25 Conc
Available from Polyester Records (Brunswick St, Fitzroy), Greville St
Bookstore (Prahan)
or at the venue on the day


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REFORMIST, REBEL AND REVOLUTIONARY SONGS
A Fabian Society Fundraiser
-
Make Your Voice Heard - In Song!! A Memorably Nostalgic, Inspirational
and Energising Sing-along of REFORMIST, REBEL AND REVOLUTIONARY SONGS.
No Talent Required - Supported by the Songing the Sing Choir.

The New Ballroom
2pm until late - Sunday, August 31st
Tickets: AFS Members $20, Non-Members $25, Concession $15
Bookings Ph: 9553 8442



GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL
54 Victoria St (cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
more info visit www.tradeshallarts.com.au
http://www.tradeshallarts.com.au/events/events.htm

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Commonplace Productions presents
THE ISHMAEL CLUB

The Ishmael Club is a new play about Melbourne Bohemians in the early
1900's. It is the story of the intense friendship between artists Will
Dyson, Norman Lindsay and Ruby Lind. These artists gather at Mrs
Maggia's cafe where garlic, red wine and impromptu theatrics keep the
night at bay. The cafe is home to the Ishmael Club - the outsiders club.

Melbourne has long exhibited an argumentative spirit, a tradition of
fiercely frank speaking, a delight in no-holds-barred having-it-out in
public. The audience will recognise the debates about art, morality and
politics vividly brought to life in The Ishmael Club because they still
rage here today.

Written by Bill Garner  Sue Gore, Directed by Denis Moore, Performed by
Brett Climo, Robert Menzies, Asher Keddie  Faye Bendrups, Set Design by
Shaun Gurton, Lighting Design by Nick Merrylees

The Old Council Chambers
8pm Tues - Sat, Aug 26th until Sept 13 + 2pm Saturday matinees
Preview August 25th - Discount tickets $20 Full/ $15 conc
Season Tickets $25 Full/ $20 Conc
Bookings Ph: 9534 5984 or Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]


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THE ANTI-CORPORATE MOVEMENT
AND THE FUTURE OF RADICAL POLITICS
with Verity Burgmann
--
New International Books presents Verity Burgmann - activist and radical
academic - speaking on directions for the anti-corporate movement in the
wake of the Iraq war.

Verity's publications include Revolutionary Industrial Unionism (on the
IWW), Green Bans, Red Union (on the BLF) and the recent Power, Profit
and Protest (on Australian social movements). The talk will be followed
by discussion from the floor.

New International Bookshop
6:30pm Wednesday, August 20th
$6 Full/ $5 Members/ $2 Conc


FRANK HARDY AND THE LITERATURE OF COMMITMENT
Published by Vulgar Press - Book Launch

A great new book to be launched by Tony Birch, with readings and stories
by Allan Hardy, Mavis Robertson, Ralph De Boissiere and more. . .

This is the first collection of major critical essays on 'the most
Australian Australian'. Contributing writers include John Frow, John
McLaren, David Carter, Cath Ellis, Nathan Hollier and many more. The
editors have gathered material from a broad and impressive variety of
sources and critical perspectives. This long awaited collection also
features a posthumously published essay by Frank Hardy, David Nadel's
controversial ket to Power Without Glory and Tony Morphett's revealing
Spectrum interview.

Trades Hall Bar
2-4pm Sunday, August 24th
FREE Event


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WILD SPACES FILM FESTIVAL: GLOBAL HOPE
Presented by Friends of the Earth
--
Now in its 8th year Wild Spaces is Australia's only national film
festival focused entirely on environmental, social justice and human
rights issues. This years theme is Global Hope. This film festival
plays a vital role in building awareness of local, national and
international issues, and inspiring audiences into action.

Wild Spaces showcases a broad range of documentaries, animations and
short films, exploring issues that may not be seen on mainstream media.
It is a new media forum that is uncensored and committed to screening
films that explore and depict real people from around the world, the
issues they face, and the work they are doing to build stronger
communities and a healthier planet.

New Council Chambers
7-10pm Friday, August 29th
3-6pm, 7-10pm Saturday, August 30th
Single Session: $15 Full/$12 Conc - Saturday Special: $25 Full/$20 Conc
- All Sessions: $40 Full/$30 Conc


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A HOT AUGUST ARVO
with CHRIS FALK and BAND
---
Chris Falk has put together a new ensemble of some of the finest musical
and vocal talent in town, with each band member bringing a stunning
music history to the outfit . . . Paul Hester (Crowded House), Justin
Brady (Things of Stone and Wood), Chris Scallan (David Bridie Band) and
Angela Falk. Take the winter chill off with a Hot August Arvo.

Well known for her solo work and performance with Swish and The Big
Easy, Chris's honey vocals and sophisticated guitar work are as exciting
as ever. With 20 years experience to guide her, Chris knows how to draw
up music from the soul, warm the room and leave the audience feeling
alright!

Chris Falk and Band's new CD It's Alright is out now.
Trades Hall Bar
3 - 6pm Sunday, August 10th
Tickets $10 Full/ $8 Conc (kids FREE) @ the door on the day


MYSTERIES, THE BLIND MEN  THE WOMEN AT THE TOMB
A La Trobe Student Union Theatre Triple (yes, triple!!) Bill

MYSTERIES - In the middle of the summer of 1891 the most extraordinary
things began happening in a small Norwegian coastal town, A stranger by
the name of Nagel appeared, a singular character who shook the town by
his eccentric behaviour and then vanished as suddenly as he had come. At
one point he had a visitor, a mysterious young lady who came for God
knows what reason and dare stay only a few hours.
Written by Knut Hamsun (earning him the 1892 Nobel Prize for
Literature), Adapted by Adam Cass, Directed by Bob Pavlich
August 12, 14, 16, 20  22 at 8pm - August 23 at 6pm

THE BLIND MEN - Three blind men are walking to Rome. One behind the
other, they squabble over who is the leader, and bicker over who sees
best. They are going to ask a little favour of the Pope . . . if they
get there. Talk about the blind leading the blind . . .
THE WOMEN AT THE TOMB - The moon is extinguished. The streets are full
of brawling drinks and praying fanatics. Ten women find themselves
sheltering together in a deserted house. One man's death has sent the
city into chaos . . .
Written by Michel de Ghelderode, Directed by Melissa Coffey
August 13, 15, 19  21 at 8pm - August 16  17 at 6pm - August 23 at 9pm

The New Ballroom
August 12th until 23rd
Tickets: $13 Full/ $8 Conc for each show : : OR : : $20 Full/ $15 Conc
for all shows
Bookings  Info Ph: 9479 1198


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THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED
presented by Green Left Weekly and Committees
in Solidarity with Latin America and the Caribbean
---
The Revolution Will Not be Televised is a feature length documentary
about Hugo Chavez, President of Venezula. Over the course of 7 months,
from January to July 2002, the film makers secured unprecendented access
to film Chavez in his daily life. During this time there was a coup and
the film makers were the only crew inside the presedential palace at the
time. They were also the first there for his triumphant return some 48
later.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised recently recieved the Global
Televison Grand Prize and was acclaimed by the international jury as
the best televison program in the world this year.

This film is a thrilling insight into President Chavez and the power of
the globalised media.
Rated PG - Running time: 74 minutes

The New Council Chamber
6:30pm Wedsnesday, August 14th
Tickets: $10 Full/ $7 Conc
Bookings Ph: 9639 8622 or just role up on the night



BLACKLINES: Contemporary Critical
Writing by Indigenous Australians
Book Launch presented by
Melbourne University Press

Written by established and emerging Indigenous intellectuals from a
variety of positions, perspectives and places, these essays generate new
ways of seeing and understanding Indigenous Australian history, culture,
identity and knowledge in both national and global contexts. The essays
offer provocative insights and compelling argument around the historical
and contemporary issues confronting Indigenous Australians today.

The book will be launched by Professor Lynette Russell, Director of the
Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies - Monash Univeristy.
Contributers include: - Ian Anderson, Fabienne Bayet-Charlton, Jeannie
Bell, Tony Birch, Mick Dodson, Jackie Huggins, Sonja Kurtzer, Marcia
Langton, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Philip Morrissey, Martin Nakata, Margo
Neale, Lin Onus, Hetti Perkins and more.

Blacklines: Contemporary Critical Writing by Indigenous Australians
published by Melbourne

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2003-07-30 Thread Trades Hall Arts
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---
A HOT AUGUST ARVO
with CHRIS FALK and BAND
---
Chris Falk has put together a new ensemble of some of the finest musical
and vocal talent in town, with each band member bringing a stunning
music history to the outfit . . . Paul Hester (Crowded House), Justin
Brady (Things of Stone and Wood), Chris Scallan (David Bridie Band) and
Angela Falk. Take the winter chill off with a Hot August Arvo.

Well known for her solo work and performance with Swish and The Big
Easy, Chris's honey vocals and sophisticated guitar work are as exciting
as ever. With 20 years experience to guide her, Chris knows how to draw
up music from the soul, warm the room and leave the audience feeling
alright!

Chris Falk and Band's new CD It's Alright is out now.
Trades Hall Bar
3 - 6pm Sunday, August 10th
Tickets $10 Full/ $8 Conc (kids FREE)
At the door on the day


---
THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED
presented by Green Left Weekly and Committees
in Solidarity with Latin America and the Caribbean
---
The Revolution Will Not be Televised is a feature length documentary
about Hugo Chavez, President of Venezula. Over the course of 7 months,
from January to July 2002, the film makers secured unprecendented access
to film Chavez in his daily life. During this time there was a coup and
the film makers were the only crew inside the presedential palace at the
time. They were also the first there for his triumphant return some 48
later.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised recently recieved the Global
Televison Grand Prize and was acclaimed by the international jury as
the best televison program in the world this year.

This film is a thrilling insight into President Chavez and the power of
the globalised media.
Rated PG - Running time: 74 minutes

The New Council Chamber
6:30pm Wedsnesday, August 14th
Tickets: $10 Full/ $7 Conc
Bookings Ph: 9639 8622 or just role up on the night



BLACKLINES: Contemporary Critical
Writing by Indigenous Australians
Book Launch presented by
Melbourne University Press

Written by established and emerging Indigenous intellectuals from a
variety of positions, perspectives and places, these essays generate new
ways of seeing and understanding Indigenous Australian history, culture,
identity and knowledge in both national and global contexts. The essays
offer provocative insights and compelling argument around the historical
and contemporary issues confronting Indigenous Australians today.

The book will be launched by Professor Lynette Russell, Director of the
Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies - Monash Univeristy.
Contributers include: - Ian Anderson, Fabienne Bayet-Charlton, Jeannie
Bell, Tony Birch, Mick Dodson, Jackie Huggins, Sonja Kurtzer, Marcia
Langton, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Philip Morrissey, Martin Nakata, Margo
Neale, Lin Onus, Hetti Perkins and more.

Blacklines: Contemporary Critical Writing by Indigenous Australians
published by Melbourne University Press, Paper Back 260 pages
ISBN: 0-522-85069-3 Price $34.95

Trades Hall Bar
6:30 - 8pm Wednesday, August 20th
FREE Event



GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL
54 Victoria St (cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
more info visit www.tradeshallarts.com.au
http://www.tradeshallarts.com.au/events/events.htm
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revolutionary act. - George Orwell


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Terra Incognita presents
MR PUNTILA  HIS MAN MAN MATTI
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Final performances - season must end July 26th

A night of Brecht that is bound to bring a smile to your face. This
cleverly crafted comedy plays with gentry and peasant alike. Brecht uses
humour, music and a dash of cynicism to explore the irreconcilable
differences between classes.

Mr Puntila owns a sawmill, a Studebaker, a forest and 90 cows. If only
he wasn't afflicted by senseless bouts of sobriety. He deviates
between being a nasty, inhumane capitalist pig who mistreats his workers
when he is sober, to a reformed human being when he is drunk.

It is his chauffeur Matti who bears the brunt of Puntila's sober and
drunken outbursts and who must decide in the end whether to continue to
be compromised by the Dr Jeckle and Mr Hyde performance of Puntila.

The New Ballroom
7:30pm Weds - Sat, July 10th - 26th
Tickets: $24 Full/ $17 Conc  Union Members
Bookings Ph: 9537 3844


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JOHN HOWARDS'
RETIREMENT PARTY
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Finally, the Prime Miniature has decided to call it a day . . . After
years of blatantly lying to the Australian public Honest John has spun
the furphy that he will actually be staying on in office beyond his 64th
Birthday. The unsuspecting Australian public has, once again, taken his
word as true . . . when, oh when will they learn?

The Trades Hall Arts mob, with the assistance of sculptor Martin Moore,
will be celebrating this much anticipated retirement and invite
everybody glad to see the back of the little cretin to come and join us
in the revelry. (No gold watches please)

Martin Moore graduated from the Royal College of Arts (London) and has
worked with Jim Hensons Creature Workshop, Spitting Image and the BBCs
Walking With Cavemen. He has previously sculpted Jack Nicholson, Arnold
Schwarzenegger, Naomi Campbell and Elizabeth Windsor. He will be
sculptor (of John Howard) on the Night.

Trades Hall Bar
7pm Saturday, July 26th
FREE Event


---
AN EPIC TALE OF HUMAN ENDURANCE
with Sue Fear
---
Sydney mountaineer, Sue Fear, is the first Australian-born woman to
conquer Mt Everest. She achieved her lifelong ambition when she reached
the 8850m peak during 50th anniversary celebrations of the first ascent
of the world's highest mountain. She wil be speaking about her experiences.

A professional trek and mountain guide for more than 10 years, Ms Fear
is now the first Australian woman to have climbed three 8,000m plus
peaks, all in the Himalayas. In 1998, she became the first Australian
woman to climb the world's sixth highest peak, Cho Oyu, and last year
scaled the summit of Mt Shishapangma.

Presented by World Expeditions and Moutain Designs

The New Council Chambers
7pm Wednesday, July 30th
Tickets $15 Full/ $10 Conc
At the door on the night



GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL
54 Victoria St (cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
more info visit www.tradeshallarts.com.au
http://www.tradeshallarts.com.au/events/events.htm
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No problem can be solved by the same consiousness that created it. -
Albert  Einstein


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Terra Incognita presents
MR PUNTILA  HIS MAN MAN MATTI
---
A night of Brecht that is bound to bring a smile to your face. This
cleverly crafted comedy plays with gentry and peasant alike. Brecht uses
humour, music and a dash of cynicism to explore the irreconcilable
differences between classes.

Mr Puntila owns a sawmill, a Studebaker, a forest and 90 cows. If only
he wasn't afflicted by senseless bouts of sobriety. He deviates
between being a nasty, inhumane capitalist pig who mistreats his workers
when he is sober, to a reformed human being when he is drunk.

It is his chauffeur Matti who bears the brunt of Puntila's sober and
drunken outbursts and who must decide in the end whether to continue to
be compromised by the Dr Jeckle and Mr Hyde performance of Puntila.

Set in the Finish countryside, Brecht's provocative comedy is about the
necessity of principles. Stars Richie Akers as 'Puntila'  Thomas
Papathanassiou as 'Matti'. Directed by Steve Gome.

The New Ballroom
7:30pm Weds - Sat, July 10th - 26th
Tickets: $24 Full/ $17 Conc  Union Members
Bookings Ph: 9537 3844


BROKEN PROMISES OF LIBERATION
FOR AFGHAN AND IRAQI WOMEN
Presented by the Global Sisterhood Network

Tahmeena Faryal, from the Revolutionary Association of the Women of
Afghanistan (RAWA), and Surma Hamid, from the  Committee in Defence of
Iraqi Women's Rights (CDIWR), address the implications of the Shariat
democracies established in US-missle-ravaged Afghanistan and Iraq.

The New Council Chambers
7 - 10pm, July 17th
Entry $12 Full/ $9 Conc - Bookings Ph: 9738 2176
All proceeds go to RAWA  CDIWR


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Stormfront Productions presents
MARK TEMPANY - THE LONG HIGHWAY TOUR
---
Golden Saddle Award Grand Finalist Mark Tempany is about to amaze us
with his first ever Melbourne performance. Mark is now firmly
established as one of Australia's leading independent recording artists
- having had his music broadcast and toured all over Australia, as well
as North America and Europe.

Mark's unique music combines emotive lyric with passionate performance
and pure melody - and is guaranteed to leave an enduring impression. His
soaring tenor vocals truly sing from the soul and are stunning in live
performance. With album sales of over 10,000 units, and a huge respect
within the music industry itself - Mark and his Australian music tell an
intimate and powerful story of places, people and life. Mark's new fifth
album - The Long Highway released in early 2003 - adds yet another step
in this musical journey - a continuing from the brilliant Far Away
(2000) and reflective Summer Dreams (1998).

Trades Hall Bar
from 2 pm Sunday, July 20th
Entry $10 - Bookings Ph: 0418 700 819 or 07) 3216 9055
or tickets at the door on the day


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JOHN HOWARDS'
RETIREMENT PARTY
---
Finally, the Prime Miniature has decided to call it a day . . . After
years of blatantly lying to the Australian public Honest John has spun
the furphy that he will actually be staying on in office beyond his 64th
Birthday. The unsuspecting Australian public has, once again, taken his
word as true . . . when, oh when will they learn?

Howard's birthday ruse is in keeping with his natural tendency to lie,
lie and lie some more. The Trades Hall Arts mob, with the assistance of
sculptor Martin Moore, will be celebrating this much anticipated
retirement and invite everybody glad to see the back of the little
cretin to come and join us in the revelry. (No gold watches please)

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THE WISDOM, THE POWER, THE PROPHECY
World Peace  Pray Day Benefit
--
For one night only in Melbourne, Chief Arvol Looking Horse (Spiritual
Leader of the Great Sioux Nation) will share the wisdom of the White
Buffalo Calf Prophecy. Join us in an extraordinary evening to experience
the ancient ways of the People of Lakota, Nakota and Dakota Nations
collectively know as the Sioux Nation.

Chief Arvol Looking Horse is the President and founder of World Peace
and Prayer Day. He is also the 19th generation keeper of the White
Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle and holds the responsibility of Spiritual
Leader among the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota People. He will share the
wisdom that embellishes the tradition of the White Buffalo Calf. Chief
Arvol Looking Horse will be joined by Native American Elders and
performers of the World Peace And Prayer Day Delegation.

Together they will share their knowledge and culture through talks,
dance, song and music.

The New Ballroom
7pm - 9pm - Wednesday, June 18th
Tickets $20 - Bookings essential, limited seating, be early. Previous
WPPD benefits have sold out.
Bookings - Ph: 03) 9844 5379, 03) 9534 1262 or Email:
[EMAIL PROTECTED]
All proceeds support the World Peace and Prayer Day gathering.



Overland 171 Lecture  Launch
MARGARET SIMONS presents
MYTH, EVIDENCE  CULTURE WARS

Simons talks about Australia's 'culture warriors' and their recent
claims against ideological bias and calls for scholarly 'evidence'.
Taking on media heavyweights including Piers Ackerman, Ron Brunton and
Christopher Pearson, she talks about the media fallout from her
explosive book, The Meeting of the Waters, which documents what has come
to be known as the 'Hindmarsh Island Bridge Affair'.

Ron Brunton, Piers Ackerman and Christopher Pearson, says Simons, were
key players in the Hindmarsh Island Bridge Affair. Simons explains how
their actions, along with evidence buried and withheld from the Royal
Commission, led to a dramatic miscarriage of justice. In both
Aboriginal culture and in our own, information follows the lines of
power, and secrets are the inevitable accompaniment to power.

Overland 171 - 'OLD WOUNDS' - focuses on the contemporary 'culture wars'
of black and white Australia, and includes also Jeff Sparrow on the
media's part in the 'war on terror', Claire Tuke's dramatic account of
life at Melbourne University's Ormond College, Michael Wilding on the
Sydney 'push', fiction, poetry, reviews and opinion.

The New Ballroom
6:30pm Wednesday, June 25th
Tickets: $10 Full/ $6 Conc
Entry includes copy of Overland 171


-
SONGLINES MUSIC FESTIVAL
presented by Songlines Aboriginal Music Corporation
In conjunction with the City of Melbourne
-
A night showcasing some of Australia's finest Indigenous performers . .
.. Looking after our people, our land, our music! Featuring . . .

SHANN DOOLAN

LITTLE G  - Talented rap artist Georgina Chrisanthopoulos, aka Little G,
is wowing audiences with her rapping, beat boxing and break
dancing style. Little G is no novice when it comes to rapping either,
she has been hard at it for three years

DENIECE - Her name is Deniece Hudson and she's rocking Victoria with her
groovy contemporary sounds and crowd-pleasing looks. She likes her music
to touch people and make them feel good.

ARCHIE ROACH  RUBY HUNTER  - Archie Roach; artist, poet, storyteller,
singer, songwriter . . . Ruby Hunter; enjoys the distinction of being
the first Aboriginal woman to record solo in the history of Australian
music... Archie Roach  Ruby Hunter are one of Australia's most
respected singer/songwriter teams. Often cited by other musicians as a
source of great inspiration, both Archie  Ruby have become legends in
the Australian music industry.

PROPAGANDA KLANN - Ancient sounds combined with the rhythms of new
technology, smart lyrics and deadly production values to result in some
of the newest amd best contemporary music currently being laid down.

WHYLY J and the ROYAL OG's
..
The New Ballroom
Doors open 7:30pm - Saturday, June 28th
Tickets $10 Full/ $8 Conc - Enquiries Ph: 9696 2022


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FREE TO BE AUSTRALIAN
Trade Agreements are threatening our culture
--
Our film, television, broadcast  print media, and performing arts are
vitally important to Australians. However, our small population and
geographic diversity mean that in order not only to thrive but also to
survive, clear industry regulation and financial support are essential

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NAKED COMMUNIST TERRORIST
HIPPIES FROM OUTER SPACE
presented by Keep Left Theatre
---
ARRR! THEY'RE HERE!! AND THEY DON'T LIKE JOHN HOWARD!!!

Naked Communist Terrorist Hippies from Outer Space tells the story of a
group of aliens who land on Earth after they are shocked to observe our
wars, poverty, pollution and general insanity. In their naive,
well-intentioned manner they attempt to show the people of Earth a
simple solution to our problems.

Presented in THEATRERAMA: An exciting new 3D process that leads you to
believe that you are in the same room as the actors!

Keep Left Theatre - satire at its natural best from a left-wing
perspective. Naked Communist Terrorist Hippies from Outer Space is from
the very same Keep Left Theatre team that brought you S11 - The 
Dividing Line, Complicity, and WTO - The Musical.

The Old Council Chambers
8pm Wed - Sat, June 5 - 14
$15 Full/ $10 Conc
Bookings Ph: 9318 5271


-
Gypsy Music by CZARDAS
Black Friday - One Night Only
-
Czardas (pronounced: zar darsh) play a panoply of gypsy music from
Russia and Hungary, a touch of klezmer, a bit of Balkan and the
occasional venture
into flamenco. Czardas also play original material inspired by Eastern
European music.

Their music is romantic, full of passion and pathos. They add to their
concerts, a sprinkle of gypsy swing revealing the lighter whimsical side
gypsy music. Czardas are Marjorie Gadd on violin, Steve Gadd on Guitar 
and bazouki, and Erin Collins on vocals.

Marjorie is a professional string teacher and co-director of The
Tasmanian Heritage String Ensemble. Steve is a composer, folklorist and
collector and is known nationally for his playing in Shake Sugaree and 
for his solo performances. Erin has taught singing, in particular folk 
songs and rhythm, to upper primary students for the past 12 years.

Trades Hall Bar
7pm: 1st set - 9pm: 2nd set
Friday, June 13th
FREE Event



SONGLINES MUSIC FESTIVAL
Presented by Songlines Aboriginal Music Corporation
In conjunction with the City of Melbourne

A night showcasing some of Australia's finest Indigenous performers . .
.. Looking after our people, our land, our music!

LITTLE G - Talented rap artist Georgina Chrisanthopoulos, aka Little G,
is wowing audiences with her rapping, beat boxing and break dancing
style. Little G is no novice when it comes to rapping either, she has
been hard at it for three years

DENIECE - Her name is Deniece Hudson and she's rocking Victoria with her
groovy contemporary sounds and crowd-pleasing looks. She likes her music

to touch people and make them feel good.

ARCHIE ROACH  RUBY HUNTER - Archie Roach; artist, poet, storyteller,
singer, songwriter . . . Ruby Hunter; enjoys the distinction of being
the first Aboriginal woman to record solo in the history of Australian
music.. Archie Roach  Ruby Hunter are one of Australia's most respected
singer/ songwriter teams. Often cited by other musicians as a source of
great inspiration, both Archie  Ruby have become legends in the
Australian music industry.

PROPAGANDA KLANN - Ancient sounds combined with the rhythms of new
technology, smart lyrics and deadly production values to result in some
of the newest and best contemporary music currently being laid down.

And much, much more!!

The New Ballroom
Doors open 7:30pm - Saturday, June 28th
Tickets $10 Full/ $8 Conc - Enquiries Ph: 9696 2022


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WRITE FOR REFUGEES
---
Pick up your pens and write for refugees!  Join Arnold Zable, Mary
Manning, Paddy OíReilly  and  a host of other writers  for a day of fun
and creativity
.. . . make a bit of a difference to someoneís world.

WHAT CAN YOU DO? - Register to participate. Forms available at all
Readings stores or email [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or turn up on the
day, sponsor someone and provide moral support.

HOW THE WRITEATHON WORKS - Participants agree to write for two hours on
the day. Nine writers will be working together at any given time. After
two hours, we blow the whistle and the next lot of nine writers take the
hotseats. Writers are arranged into nine teams of six and prizes will be
awarded at the end of the day for the team which has raised the most
sponsorship. Weíll let you know prior to the day what time you are
scheduled to write.

All money collected goes to the Refugee Action Collective
(www.rac-vic.org). All enquiries and correspondence to be directed to
Philippa Keaney, Organiser, Write for Refugees, PO Box 280 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 8009. Mobile 0422 467 212
Proudly supported by Readings Books  Music.

9am to 9pm - Saturday, June

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---
NAKED COMMUNIST TERRORIST
HIPPIES FROM OUTER SPACE
presented by Keep Left Theatre
---
ARRR! THEY'RE HERE!! AND THEY DON'T LIKE JOHN HOWARD!!!

Naked Communist Terrorist Hippies from Outer Space tells the story of a
group of aliens who land on Earth after they are shocked to observe our
wars, poverty, pollution and general insanity. In their naive,
well-intentioned manner they attempt to show the people of Earth a
simple solution to our problems.

Presented in THEATRERAMA: An exciting new 3D process that leads you to
believe that you are in the same room as the actors!

Keep Left Theatre - satire at its natural best from a left-wing
perspective. Naked Communist Terrorist Hippies from Outer Space is from
the very same Keep Left Theatre team that brought you S11 - The
Dividing Line, Complicity, and WTO - The Musical.

The Old Council Chambers
8pm Wed - Sat, June 5 - 14
$15 Full/ $10 Conc
Bookings Ph: 9318 5271


--
ALTERNATIVE FILM NIGHT
3CR RADIOTHON BENEFIT
--
MICHAEL MOORE'S TV NATION - The acclaimed director of Bowling For
Columbine takes on the KKK, Michigan Militia, Aryan Nations and various
homophobes in the infamous Love Night episode of his 1996 U.S. TV
show. Never before aired in Melbourne. Rated M - Running Time 20 mins

MARK THOMAS: WEAPONS INSPECTOR - Left wing British comedian Mark Thomas
turns the tables on the British authorities by conducting his own
weapons inspections of hallowed institutions such as Buckingham Palace
as well as British and US war bases. Neither this program nor this
episode have been shown before in Australia. Rated G - Running Time 45
mins

QUEERUPTION 2002 - This British documentary follows the 5 days of Queer
chaos that exploded during the 2002 London Queeruption festival.
Australian debut. Rated M - Running Time 20 mins

FOOD NOT BOMBS - A recent documentary that follows the Melbourne Food
Not Bombs crew through a typical day of preparing and delivering free
food to the homeless. Rated G - Running Time 20 mins

All proceeds benefit 3CR Radio and the Squatters  Unwaged Workers
Airwaves show.

New Ballroom
7pm Friday, June 6th
$5 Full/ Gold Coin 4 Unwaged
Tickets available at the door on the night


---
Book Launch of Graham Hastings
Histroy of Australian Student Activism
IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE
---
Graham Hastings long awaited history of student activism, It Can't
Happen Here will be launched at the New International Bookshop. There
will be a Panel with lively anecdotes from the annals of the student
activism:

GRAHAM HASTINGS - former campus activist, currently research officer at
the Melbourne national office of the National Union of Students;
TOM CARGILL - was General Secretary of the Flinders University Students'
Association, currently has been working a a staffer for various ALP MPs.

KEN McALPINE - Known as 'Red Ken'  during his student politics days in
NSW and SA in the 70's  80'S's, currently the national industrial
officer of the NTEU.
CAMILLE BARBAGELLO - a leading student activist in the Queensland, very
active in recent anti-capitalist and Baxter protests, National Education
Officer of NUS in 2002, currently is the co-ordinator of the Victorian
Young Unionist Network
Chaired by JEFF SPARROW - as well as being the co-ordinator  of the NIBS
collective Jeff was active in the Victorian student activism in the
1990s and was one of the infamous Austudy 5.

The book, the first comprehensive history of Australian student
activism, covers the Vietnam/Springbok protests, the wave of campus
occupations in 1973/4 - including the 29 day occupation at Flinders
University, a history of national student unionism from the 1920s till
now, VSU, the free education movement and the recent anti-capitalist
protests. Copies of the book, literally hot off the press, will be
available for $25.

New International Bookshop
6:30pm - Wednesday, June 4th
FREE Event


-
Gypsy Music by CZARDAS
One Night Only
-
Czardas (pronounced: zar darsh) play a panoply of gypsy music from
Russia and Hungary, a touch of klezmer, a bit of Balkan and the
occasional venture into flamenco. Czardas also play original material
inspired by Eastern European music.

Their music is romantic, full of passion and pathos. They add to their
concerts, a sprinkle of gypsy swing revealing the lighter whimsical side
gypsy music.
Czardas are Marjorie Gadd on violin, Steve Gadd on Guitar and bazouki,
and Erin Collins on vocals.

Marjorie is a professional string teacher and co-director of The
Tasmanian Heritage String Ensemble. Steve is a composer, folklorist and
collector and is known nationally

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2 GREAT COMEDY FESTIVAL PRODUCTIONS NOW SHOWING . . .
---
CANNIBAL FARM - a play by Alex Barker
A Comedy Festival Show
---
Revolution, Burgers and Contradiction! Competition is fierce in the
fast-food industry. An inter-franchise profit war has broken out and
meat supplies are critically low. In reponse, the McRussalds staff seize
control from their tyrannical manager in a communist coup! But how do
they hide the evidence?

Cannibal Farm is a manic satire that pays homage to George Orwellís
Animal Farm, Clerks, Delicatessen, The Smurfs, Macbeth and many many
more. Featuring all your favorite socialists and special-guest starring
Death as himself.

Written and directed by Alex Barker, Cannibal Farm re-works the greatest
social-experiment of all time . . . in a sesame-seed bun. After
returning from an exciting season at the WA Fringe Festival, Cannibal
Farm will make its home state debut at the Melbourne International
Comedy festival.

7pm - The Old Council Chambers
Weds to Sat, April 2 to April 19 (Previews March 27, 28  29)
Tickets: $26 Full/ $14 Conc - Bookings Ph: 1300 136 166 or
www.ticketmaster7.com



Department 39 presents
MR AL AND MR NICK'S CHILDREN'S HOUR*
A Comedy Festival Show

 From the creators of Das Uber Show comes a dark and debonair, yet
disturbingly hilarious journey into the alleyways of childhood. Mr Al 
Mr Nick (along with the delightful Miss Token) invite you to enjoy a
glorious evening of fun and frivolity for all the familyÖespecially hot
single mums!

Since the debacle at the kindergarten and an unfair and damning report
on The Investigators, Mr Al  Mr Nick have been forced to lie low. But
now with litigation clearing and the death of a so-called Judge, Mr Al
 Mr Nick make their triumphant return in a comedy show that will have
you laughing for at least an hour and screaming No Mr Nick, not in the
eyes!

Join them, and their very special friends, for a tormentingly funny
childrenís show? For kids you donít like!

Mr Al  Mr Nicks Childrenís Hour ? Itís like Play School with knives!

9:30pm - The Old Council Chambers
Weds to Sat, April 2 to April 19 (Previews March 27, 28  29)
Tickets: $14 Full/ $12 Conc - Bookings Ph: 8344 7447
*Absolutely NOT suitable for children in sooo many ways


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WORLD SEASON SCREENING: FEMME FOCUS
presented by Access News
-
TACTICAL FRIVOLITY (UK): An on the road, behind the scenes journey with
a mostly femme British protest group, dedicated to making the world a
better and fluffier place. They are notorious in Europe for their antics 
and costumes of hot pink and silver. See the girls take on the riot 
police in Prague as they demonstrate against the IMF and World Bank.
Followed by . . .
RISE UP: A feminist exploration of the convergence of art and political
action. Rise up features womens collectives applying song, dance,
circuis, fire and theatre to street activism. Featuring:- Movement for
mass movements, the rice girls, emma said dance collective, power to the
people road show, harmonic intervention, the radical cheerleaders and
the shelanagig freakshow.

7pm - Trades Hall Bar
Monday, April 7th
FREE entry - donations welcome
SUPPORT YA LOCAL INDEPENDANT MEDIA SOURCES


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BAXTER 2003
PUBLIC MEETING
--
A public meeting to discuss racism, war, refugees, border control and
the upcoming baxter protest this easter arpil 18-21: a convergence of
compassion and action. The evening will also feature a collective of
footage of previous refugee actions by SKA TV. Make the journey :: their
freedom is ours.

7:30pm - Trades Hall Bar
Tuesday, April 8th
FREE Entry



FRANKLY MINTED Series 2
Exhibition

Unbelievable memorabilia for you to cherish and pass down the
generations. By a dozen assorted artists.

New International Bookshop Gallery,
Monday - Friday 10am - 6:30pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
For more info Ph: 9662 3744




GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL
54 Victoria St (Cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
more info visit www.tradeshallarts.com.au
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RALLY FOR PEACE, HUMAN RIGHTS  JUSTICE
Palm Sunday, April 13th
2pm Ecumenical Service at Federation Square or 2pm Assembly at Treasury
Gardens, then joining together for rally, speakers  music.
For more info: Victorian Peace

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1st Overland Lecture for 2003
HUMPHREY McQUEEN - MAKING CAPITAL TICK
---
Renowned historian and social critic Humphrey McQueen examines the
'ratcheting up' of the pace of life within modern society.

His lecture, 'Making Capital Tick', follows on from his ground-breaking
and very successful study of Coca-Cola, an archetypal corporation of
contemporary capitalism. McQueen moves into a consideration of the
demand for longer and more intense working hours facing most people
today. He mounts the provocative argument that this intensification of
labour is an inevitable and necessary feature of a society in which
different 'capitals' must compete against each other in order to
survive.

Intriguing personal and cultural implications follow from this analysis.

Overland 170: BLUDGERS - In their debut issue of Overland, editors
Nathan Hollier and Kath Wilson continues the journalís tradition of
publishing radical, hard-hitting articles that shed new light on issues
of public concern. Released on 26 March,

6:30pm - The New Ballroom
Wednesday, March 26th
Tickets: $10 Full/ $6 Conc - includes copy of latest issue


---
CANNIBAL FARM - a play by Alex Barker
A Comedy Festival Show
---
Revolution, Burgers and Contradiction! Competition is fierce in the
fast-food industry. An inter-franchise profit war has broken out and
meat supplies are critically low. In reponse, the McRussalds staff seize
control from their tyrannical manager in a communist coup! But how do
they hide the evidence?

Cannibal Farm is a manic satire that pays homage to George Orwellís
Animal Farm, Clerks, Delicatessen, The Smurfs, Macbeth and many many
more. Featuring all your favorite socialists and special-guest starring
Death as himself.

Written and directed by Alex Barker, Cannibal Farm re-works the greatest
social-experiment of all time . . . in a sesame-seed bun.

After returning from an exciting season at the WA Fringe Festival,
Cannibal Farm will make its home state debut at the Melbourne
International Comedy festival.

7pm - The Old Council Chambers
Weds to Sat, April 2 to April 19 (Previews March 27, 28  29)
Tickets: $26 Full/ $14 Conc - Bookings Ph: 1300 136 166 or
www.ticketmaster7.com



Department 39 presents
MR AL AND MR NICK'S CHILDREN'S HOUR*
A Comedy Festival Show

 From the creators of Das Uber Show comes a dark and debonair, yet
disturbingly hilarious journey into the alleyways of childhood. Mr Al 
Mr Nick (along with the delightful Miss Token) invite you to enjoy a
glorious evening of fun and frivolity for all the familyÖespecially hot
single mums!

Since the debacle at the kindergarten and an unfair and damning report
on The Investigators, Mr Al  Mr Nick have been forced to lie low. But
now with litigation clearing and the death of a so-called Judge, Mr Al
 Mr Nick make their triumphant return in a comedy show that will have
you laughing for at least an hour and screaming No Mr Nick, not in the
eyes!

Join them, and their very special friends, for a tormentingly funny
childrenís show ? for kids you donít like!

Mr Al  Mr Nicks Childrenís Hour ? Itís like Play School with knives!

ëCalm down Mr Al, we donít want to frighten the children do we?í. . .
ëNo Mr Nick, we do not.í

9:30pm - The Old Council Chambers
$10 ONLY Previews - March 27, 28  29
Weds to Sat, April 2 to April 19
Tickets: $14 Full/ $12 Conc - Bookings Ph: 8344 7447
*Absolutely NOT suitable for children in sooo many ways


--
PUBLIC MEETING
GATS AND US/AUST FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
--
Senator Gavin Marshall wishes to invite organisations and members of the
community to attend an informal public meeting to canvass opinions and
sentiment about Australiaís participation in the General Agreement on
Trade in Services (GATS) and the Australian-US Free Trade Agreement.

Senator Gavin Marshall is a Labor member of the Senateís Foreign
Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee, which throughout 2003
will be holding a formal Senate inquiry in to the GATS and also an
Australian/US Free Trade Agreement. The views and opinions gathered at
this meeting will assist with Senator Marshallís preparation for this
wide-ranging inquiry.

6pm - The New Balllroom
Tuesday, April 1st
FREE Entry
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Eye Witness Reports:
INDONESIA'S WAR ON THE PEOPLE OF ACEH

Keynote speakers include:-
Dr Lesley McCulloch - researcher and academic. She was imprisoned in
Aceh by the Indonesian government from September 2002 until January 2003
for alleged visa violations.
Nurdin - an Acehnese activist. He is a former political prisoner and
former director of RATA (The Aceh Rehabilitation Centre for Torture
Victims).

Organised by Action in Solidarity with Asia and the Pacific -
www.asia-pacific.org
Sponsered by the Globalism Institute and Green Left Weekly, Assisted by
Trades Hall

6:30pm - The New Ballroom
Thursday, March 20th
Entry $5 Full/ $3 Conc - enquiries Ph: 9639 8622 or 0407 023 672



NOT IN OUR NAME
Premier Peace Film Screening

SKA TV will be screening Not In Our Name, the film of the Melbourne
anti-war rallies of February 14th, and the events around the world in
the following days. The 40 minute video will be preceded by speakers,
including Senator Lyn Ellison, and videos will be on sale on the night.

On February 14th, 2003, over 150,000 people converged on central
Melbourne to voice their opposition to a possible conflict with Iraq.
Religous, union and political leaders, young and old, spoke of their
united determination to halt the march to war.The event was the first in
a weekend of mass public action around the globe. Unprecedented both in
volume and unity, tens of millions participated in similar protests from
Baghdad to Bangkok, sending a clear and simple message of their desire
for peace.

This video documents the events in Melbourne and around the world over
this momentous weekend.

7pm - The New Council Chambers
Friday, March 21st
Entry $5 Full/ $3 Conc - tickets available at the door on the night


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DICK GAUGHAN - The Bard of Edinburgh
plays Trades Hall for One Night Only!!!
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Gaughan is one of the world's most admired guitarists and songwriters
and is a troubadour for Freedom, Hope and Glory. He continues the grand
folk tradition of rallying against injustice and the suppression of the
will  hopes of downtrodden peoples worldwide. Dick Gaughan turns a
clear eye on history and on present-day human struggles, as he calls for
a true rising of the poor and disenfranchised.

Working mainly in the areas now known as Folk or Celtic music he has
recorded extensively, and has worked as a session musician in a wide
variety of musical styles. His songs have been recorded by, among
others, Billy Bragg, Mary Black and Capercaillie. Gaughan's greatest
musical love is for the ancient traditional Scots ballads. Also known as
The Muckle Sangs (the big songs), these are the big story songs which
form a substantial part of Scotland's living wealth of traditional song.

Seek out Gaughan's blast furnace performances to hear how music from
the gut really sounds . . . He takes 'folk' and shakes it until it
rattles, making songs from 1707 as relevant as today's rap rants..- The
Guardian

His vocal style is unique; both stirring and spine chilling. - Rock
'n' Reel

troubadour with attitude - The List

BOOK NOW! This show will sell out! This is an extremely rare Australian
tour, by one of the UK's most sort after musicians.
7:30pm - The New Ballroom
Tuesday, March 25th
Tickets: $28 Full/ $20 Conc  Bookings Ph: 03) 9388 1460
www.dickgaughan.com


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1st Overland Lecture for 2003
HUMPHREY McQUEEN - MAKING CAPITALISM TICK
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Renowned historian and social critic Humphrey McQueen examines the
'ratcheting up' of the pace of life within modern society.

His lecture, 'Making Capital Tick', follows on from his ground-breaking
and very successful study of Coca-Cola, an archetypal corporation of
contemporary capitalism. McQueen moves into a consideration of the
demand for longer and more intense working hours facing most people
today. He mounts the provocative argument that this intensification of
labour is an inevitable and necessary feature of a society in which
different 'capitals' must compete against each other in order to
survive.

Intriguing personal and cultural implications follow from this analysis.

Overland 170: BLUDGERS - In their debut issue of Overland, editors
Nathan Hollier and Kath Wilson continues the journalís tradition of
publishing radical, hard-hitting articles that shed new light on issues
of public concern. Released on 26 March,

6:30pm - The New Ballroom
Wednesday, March 26th
Tickets: $10 Full/ $6 Conc - includes copy of latest issue


Get a sneak peak

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2003-03-13 Thread Trades Hall Arts
  Scottish Folk legend plays Trades Hall
  ~ ~ ~
   DICK GAUGHAN
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 ONE NIGHT ONLY!!
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   Seek out Gaughan's blast furnace performances to hear how music from
  the gut really sounds.- The Guardian

  Dick Gaughan, the Bard of Edinburgh, is one of the world's most admired
guitarists and songwriters. Gaughan is a troubadour for of Freedom, Hope
  and Glory. He continues the grand tradition of rallying against
injustice and the suppression of the will  hopes of downtrodden peoples
worldwide.

Dick Gaughan turns a clear eye on history and on present-day human
struggles, as he calls for a true rising of the poor and
 disenfranchised.

Gaughan has been a professional musician and singer since 1970, has been
playing guitar since the age of 7 and made his first solo album in 1971.
Working mainly in the areas now known as Folk or Celtic music he has
   recorded extensively since, and has worked as a session musician in a
  wide variety of musical styles. His songs have been recorded by, among
others, Billy Bragg, Mary Black and Capercaillie.

  He plays most fretted stringed instruments but his natural instrument,
  and perhaps what he is happiest doing, is acoustic guitar. His greatest
musical love is for the ancient traditional Scots ballads. Also known as
   The Muckle Sangs (the big songs), these are the big story songs which
form a substantial part of Scotland's living wealth of traditional song.

   His vocal style is unique; both stirring and spine chilling. - Rock
 'n' Reel

  He takes 'folk' and shakes it until it rattles, making songs from 1707
 as relevant as today's rap rants.- The Guardian

   troubadour with attitude - The List

Gaughan lists his greatest influences as Karl Marx, Groucho Marx, Flann
O'Brien, Bert Jansch, Betty Frieden, John Lennon, Vladimir Illych Lenin,
Hugh MacDiarmid, Davey Graham, Doc Watson, Hank Williams, Jeannie
Robertson, Ewan MacColl, Somerled, Bertolt Brecht, his mother (Gaughan's
mother, not Brecht's), his father (likewise), Calgacus, Dolinna
MacLennan, Crazy Horse, Sandy Denny, Martin Carthy, Clarence White, Sean
O'Riada, Jack Mitchell, John MacLean, Big Bill Broonzy, Hamish
Henderson, Robert Burns and everybody else he ever met, read, saw, heard
or spoke with.

BOOK NOW! This show will sell out!
  This is an extremely rare Australian tour, by one of the UK's most sort
 after musicians,
  supporting the release of his 2CD career overview Prentice Piece (The
 First Three Decades) rated 5 stars by the Age.
   His previous Australian tour (5 years ago) sold out.

7:30pm - The New Ballroom
   Tuesday, March 25th
Entry: $28 Full/ $20 Conc
Bookings Ph: 03) 9388 1460
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   Trades Hall - 54 Victoria St (cnr Lygon St) Carlton
   More info Ph: 03) 9662 3555
www.tradeshallarts.com.au
www.dickgaughan.com

They're trying to say our time has passed,
Hell, it hasn't even started!
They haven't stopped us, and they never will!
Gonna run to the top of the nearest hill,
And dance 'til the sun comes up!
 - 'No Cause For Alarm', Dick Gaughan

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TELEK (Papua New Guinea) and
BLACK PARADISE (West Papua) with
Glen Lox, Phil Wales  David Bridie
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George Mamua Telek, or TELEK as he is known to his legion of fans in
Papua New Guinea, has long been at the forefront of the PNG music scene.
Telek comes from the village of Raluana, near Rabaul in the Papua New 
Guinean island province of East New Britain Telek's songs and his 
hauntingly beautiful voice, traverse many musical styles perfectly 
capturing the spirit of the proud cultural heritage of the Tolai people 
of Papua New Guinea.

Telek performs in Melbourne with bass player Glen Low, from Rabaul who
plays with the famous PNG band BARIKE, and long time Australian
collaborator David Bridie (Not Drowning, Waving  My Friend the 
Chocolate Cake).

This is also the final appearance of BLACK PARADISE - the hit of The
Morning Star Concert For West Papua - before they return to their
troubled home of West Papua. If you haven't been able to catch this 
unique band yet this is one of your final chances!

Black Paradiseís lyrics paint pictures of liberation. In fact, all the
members of Black Paradise work for the amnesty international-type
organisation Elsham (Institute for the Study and Advocacy of Human 
Rights) who investigate human rights in the troubled territory and 
educate the rest of the world about the beauty of West Papuan culture. 
Like East Timor, the West Papuan story is one whose time has come.

The New Ballroom
8pm Friday, MARCH14th
Tickets - $15 Full/ $12 Conc - Tickets at the door on the night



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54 Victoria St (Cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
more info visit www.tradeshallarts.com.au
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KEV CARMODY with TONCHI McINTOSH
One Night Only

Kev Carmody has established himself as one of the most respected
singer/songwriters in the country. Carmody lives out the life of a
modern troubadour. He is a travelling songsmith with an itinerary which
finds him touring the world. He regularly tours Australian goals, works
with street kids, plays at a Greenpeace rally or fund-raiser, a world
music celebration, an Aboriginal musical festival, on a university
campus, or at Trades Hall.

Kev will be accompanied by Tonchi McIntosh - a voice full of warmth and
emotion, of a clear-sighted passion for the land and its traditional
owners, moving from acoustic folk/rock to electric and touches of reggae
and country. One of McIntosh's strengths is the meshing of imagery, be
it allegorical or as raw and rich as the red earth of the outback. It
gives his music an originality, that in Australia, is something to
savour.

The New Ballroom
8:30pm - Thursday, March 6th
$20 Full/ $15 Conc - at the door on the night




A CRACKER EVENING WITH JIMMY McGOVERN
presented by the Australian Writers Guild


Lovers of British drama and fans of television's Cracker, this is your
chance to get up close and personal with screenwriter Jimmy McGovern.
McGovern is something of an icon and hero in his hometown of Liverpool.
He enjoys a reputation as a warm and gregarious individual. McGovern's
success as a writer for stage and screen reads an impressive list of
credits, including the award winning Cracker series staring Robbie
Coltrane, the haunting British drama The Lakes and feature films
including the controversial Priest and heart breaking Liam.

Jimmy McGovern has generously agreed to this one off, unique event where
he will enjoy a live interview with guild member Stella Kinsella and
share clips and stories from his screen repertoire. This is a rare and
valuable opportunity for writers and lovers of screen drama to
participate in what promises to be an evening of insight and laughter.
Come chew the fat with McGovern and enjoy some wine, music and a good
old yarn from one of Britain's best practitioners.

This is the first of a series of special Guild the Lily cabaret/panel
events presented by the Victorian branch of the Australian Writers
Guild.

The Old Council Chambers
7:30pm Thursday, March 6th
Bookings through Annie O'Hanlon of AWG on Ph: 03) 9328 5671



WHITE SETTLEMENT IN AUSTRALIA
Violent Conquest or Benign Colonisation?
Keith Windschuttle debates Pat Grimshaw

In his recent book The Fabrication of Aboriginal History, Keith
Windschuttle charges academic historians with a series of wilful
misrepresentations intended to portray Australia as a society marked by
atrocities against Aboriginies. In this important debate, Keith
Windschuttle and Pat Grimshaw outline competing accounts of white
settlement, and explain what is at stake in the dispute.

In addition to The Fabrication of Aboriginal History (2002), Keith
Windschuttle is the author of six other books on contemporary social
issues, including The Killing of History: How Literary Critics and
Social Theorists Are Murdering Our Past (2000). He is also publisher and
a frequent contributor to The New Criterion and Quadrant.

Pat Grimshaw holds the Max Crawford Chair of History at the University
of Melbourne. She is the author of Women's Suffrage in New Zealand
(revised edition 1987) and co-author of Creating a Nation (1994). A
co-authored comparative study of the place of indigenous peoples in the
political structures of British settler colonies is currently in press.

The New Council Chambers
6:30pm Wednesday, March 5th
Entry: $10 Full/ $5 Conc/ RMIT Students FREE
This event is being presented by the RMIT Community Advocacy Unit  The
New International Bookshop


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WORLD SEASON Film Screenings
presented by Access News  SKA TV
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SIMON JONES MEMORIAL CAMPAIGN (UK): Simon Jones was killed on his first
day as a casual worker at the Shoreham dock of Euromin, after being sent
by their employment agency Personnel Selection. While campaigning to
bring those responsible for Simon's death to justice, his family and
friends have faced a systematic Government cover-up of the human cost of
casualisation.
And it happens in Australia too! . . . Learn about the very similar
story of Anthony Carrick here and help stop corporate killing.

7pm Monday, March 3rd
Trades Hall Bar
FREE event - donations welcome

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RALLY FOR PEACE
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Send a message to the Howard Government that Australians are opposed to
a war in Iraq. Join the international weekend of action against the US
plans for war. Union members assemble at Trades Hall  4:30pm
Mass Rally assemble at The State Library of Victoria, cnr Swanston St 
LaTrobe St
March to Federation Square for music (Mark Seymour, Crawfish Dave,
Richard Frankland  Andy Balour, Skaz), street theatre (butoh and more)
and speeches - For more info visit the Victorian Peace Network website


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MAKE LOVE NOT WAR
A Gig for Peace
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After the Valentine's Day Peace Rally get yourself, your family and
friends up to Trades Hall for a jumpin' and pumpin' gig!

Some of Melbourne's brightest and best new bands will be playing a
concert dedicated to peace and goodwill. With band members from all over
the globe and music that is equally eclectic it is sure to be a great
night. Knuf (8pm - 9:15pm) • Tzu (9:30pm - 10:15pm) • Offcuts (10:30pm -
11:15pm) followed by DJ Fanta Pants spinning and scratching discs in the
Trades Hall Bar until the small hours. The perfect way to finish a big
day with a big message.

Trades Hall Bar  New Ballroom
8pm Friday, February 14th
Tickets: $5 Full/ $3 Conc - at the door on the night



WTO - THE MUSICAL
A Keep Left Theatre Benefit Fundriaser

More Phantastic than the Phantom . . . More Caustic than Cabaret . . .
More Chutzpah than Chicago . . . Now, bigger and better than ever - WTO:
The Musical!

Keep Left Theatre brings you a night of music, laughter and
exploitation. Come and play Union Musical Chairs, join the Jerry
Springer audience, meet an
authentic WTO protester from Channel 9 and win a chance to Beat the
System. With music from Spotswood Swing

7:30pm Thursday, February 20th
Trades Hall Bar
Tickets: $12 Full/ $8 Conc - Enquiries Ph: 9318 5271


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WORLD SEASON Film Screenings
presented by Access News  SKA TV
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VOCES ARGENTINA (Argentina): a lyrical documentary that covers the
proto-revolutionary events of 2001 - popular assemblies, barter markets,
worker occupations of factories and more.
BOOM AND BUST (UK): known on the streets of the UK for his cheeky and
political artwork, Banksy takes us on a tour of his world and the forces
that motivate and inspire him.
SUBVERTISING WORKSHOP (UK): Crew at the Okasional Cafe in Manchester
take us through some of the skills and ideas behind creating political
street arts.

7pm - Monday, February 17th
Trades Hall Bar
FREE event - donations welcome


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PAINTINGS AND WORKS ON PAPER
by Gary Parkinson
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A rationale for an ancient art form. Paintings and other traditional art
forms like printing, drawing, sculpture and the like have a physical
presence and immediacy that no other art form can hope to achieve. The
intention of the artist can be seen and is laid bare. Traditional
painting has the power to transcend
cultural barriers that no other art form can. If it is a good art work
the painting will communicate directly with the viewer in a way that is
unique and personal.
NIBS Gallery, Trades Hall
Until Saturday 8 March 2003.
Open: 10:00am-6: 30pm Monday-Friday 11:00am-5:00pm Saturday.



GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL
54 Victoria St (Cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Friday Happy Hours 4 - 7pm
DRINK OF THE MONTH: SUNBURNT COUNTRY
(Vodka, Peach Schnapps  Cranberry Juice ) ONLY $6
more info visit www.tradeshallarts.com.au
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war is expensive - peace is priceless

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 THE MORNING STAR
   CONCERT FOR
WEST PAPUA

For three decades, West Papuans have endured an illegal and often brutal
occupation by Indonesiaís military forces. The plight of the West Papuan
people is similar to that of the East Timorese. In 1999 Australians
  stood up for the East Timorese. Itís time we did the same for the West
 Papuans!

 The concert will feature 
  ï Alex Lloyd ï PaulMac ï Not Drowning, Waving with Telek ï Lisa Gerrard
ï
   ï Bangarra Dance Theatre ï Pínau ï Andrew Denton ï John Clarke ï Dave
 OíNeil ï
  ï Black Paradise (from West Papua) ï DILI All Stars ï
and much, much more . . .
   Broadcast on JJJ and Radio National

8pm ï FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH ï 2003
  MELBOURNE CONCERT HALL
For concert updates and more information about West Papua:
www.morningstarconcert.com

   ALSO AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY:
   West Papua: Music of the Morning Star on CD thru EMI
 West Papua: Follow the Morning Star: A stunning publication that
 captures
  - in photograph and word - the beauty and the tragedy of this country.

I appeal to all Australians. What you are dealing with here is the fate
of all West Papuan
  people. Maybe weíre going to be finished some day soon. This is whatís
  going on now. Are you
   going to wait until it is too late? John Rumbiak, Institute for West
 Papua Human Rights and Advocacy

* * A limited number of exclusive seats are available through Union
  Promotions * *
  Send cheque/money order, your contact details   a stamped self
  addressed envelope to:
 Union Promotions, Trades Hall, 54 Victoria Street Carlton South.
  More Information Ph 9662 3555.
Tickets: Full $41/ Concession $31
www.tradeshallarts.com.au

Proudly presented by Victorian Trades Hall Council, The Australian
Council of Trade Unions and Union Promotions. Supported by Amnesty
 International, The Greens, The Democrats, Environment Groups, the
  Churches social reform movement, the ABC, and the Australia West Papua
   Association.

All monies made by the concert, CD and the photographic book WEST
PAPUA: Follow the Morning Star are going to the Papuan Resource Centre
in New York, run by John Rumbiak at Els Ham, to lobby the United Nations
to recognise the plight of the West Papuan people.

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THE WALL
presented by Janine J. Cowie Management
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A young woman books into room number eleven in a decrepit hotel room in
the hope of finding her father. Her only clue is that her mother stayed
in this room 26 years ago, and that night saved her life. By sheer
coincidence, Phil and his brother Peter have booked into the same room.
Phil also stayed in room number eleven 26 years ago, and that night
saved his life.

What unfolds is a story of people being thrown together by coincidence,
and by learning the truth about their lives, they learn to trust in
their own destiny. The Wall explores the relationship between
coincidence and destiny spanning three time frames, (1976, 2002, 2012).
The Wall is a comedy/drama written by Melbourne actor and writer Kirsty
White, and runs for 60 minutes.

The Old Council Chambers
8:30pm Wednesday - Saturday, February 5th - 8th
Tickets - $15 Full/ $10 Conc
Bookings via CUB Malthouse Ph: 9685 5111 or at the door on the night


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AUSTRALIA'S PACIFIC SOLUTION
Film screening
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THE DOCUMENTARY PRODUCED FOR 4 CORNERS THAT THE ABC REFUSED TO SCREEN!!

Australia's Pacific Solution is a documentary about the Nauru
Detention Camps and will be followed by a presentation by the
film-maker, Kate Durham.

In June 2002, Kate Durham assisted the BBC documentary maker Sarah
MacDonald to portray the Pacific Solution for a world audience, and for
the ABC's Four Corners program. The ABC declined to show the
documentary, in spite of great reviews and the strong public reaction
when it was broadcast on British and European networks at the end of
September.

The program reveals the squalor of the Nauru detention camps, as well as
the brutality - and even torture - perpetrated by our defence forces on
shipwrecked asylum seekers. It introduces the opposition party of Nauru,
and survivors who lost family members at sea. It also speaks of Kate's
arrest and assault by the manager of the camps in Nauru.

A recent showing at RMIT sold out. Don't miss this special repeat
screening at Trades Hall.

6:30pm - Wednesday, February 5th
New Council Chambers
All Tickets $5 - available at the door on the night


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WORLD SEASON SCREENINGS
presented by access news
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A season of documentaries from the many corners of the globe
investigating social justice issues . . .

BARBED WIRE EUROPE (UK): an overview of a successful campaign to close
Campsfield refugee detention centre in the UK.
DISSOBEDIENTTI (Italy): activists dismantle a refugee detention centre
before it has the chance to become a place of torment and misery for
asylum seekers. NO ONE IS ILLEGAL (Europe): overview of the actions in
Europe against strict border control and including an expose on the
support given by airline Lufthansa, in the deportation of refugees.

7pm Monday, Feb 10th
Trades Hall Bar
FREE Entry - Donations welcome



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more info visit www.tradeshallarts.com.au
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Tough Leadership
- to the tune of Onward Christian Soldiers

Onward token army. You have naught to fear.
Warlike Johnny Howard leads you from the rear.
Hear his sabre rattle, clear our warship's decks.
See the lust for battle gleam behind his specs.
See the smoke of battle, hear the bugle's notes.
Watch the man who leads us trade your lives for votes
See the flare of rockets, hear the roar of guns.
See the man who leads us sacrifice our sons.
Forward Aussie soldiers, naught your aim can spoil.
Helping Bush's cronies to Iraqi oil.
Forward token army, You have naught to fear.
Gallant Johnny Howard leads you from the rear.
- Maurice Fairfield.

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LL:AA: Vic State Library staff SOS

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 STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA . . .
 KNOWLEDGE CENTRE OR CALL CENTRE?
   PUBLIC FORUM
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A Public Forum for all academics, writers, researchers, historians,
  genealogists, students, trade unionists and other users and supporters
 of the State Library of Victoria.

Staff, ex-staff and library users speak about where the State Library is
heading and why the public should support the staff union's claims for
respect, recognition and appropriate remuneration. Speakers include:-
Morag Loh, Mimi Colligan, Wallace Kilsop  Karen Batt

The State Library of Victoria is one of the nation's great cultural
collecting institutions. Redmond Barry, the Library's founding force,
described it as 'a great emporium of learning and philosophy, of
literature, science and art'.

In recent years, its greatness has been undermined. An emphasis on
bricks and mortar and public events has been to the detriment of
collections and staff. This trend must be reversed. With the Library now
emerging from its major redevelopment, it is timely to discuss where it
is heading and how we can resource the knowledge economy necessary for
Australia's development.

In a period of electronic revolution, libraries world wide are facing
the challenge of reinventing themselves. Staff and users have the
expertise and experience to ensure that the SLV becomes a knowledge
centre, a base for research and scholarship, rather than a call
centre.

We need a world-class reference section which acknowledges that there
are major reference tools published by key world organisations which
appear in paper, not electronic form. Conservation of collections is a
crucial issue. Important public collections have been allowed to gather
mould. We need frank and open debate on conservation programs and the
place of both paper and digital storage.

We need sound public administration. The previous government's Financial
Management Act 1994 forced accounting standards that, combined with
Executive performance contracts, have been counter-productive. Human
resources have become costs and liabilities that need to minimised.
Conservation programs have become 'luxuries'. Yet collections - and the
staff who care for them - are the basis of the Library.

  RESPECT
Respect for staff knowledge, scholarship, expertise and professional
standards must be paramount. Staff skill bases need to be increased
across the whole gamut of information media for them to serve the public
well. But instead, library workers are being de-skilled. A traditional
service ethic of thoroughness and inventive sleuthing must be
encouraged. Staff must not be coerced into lowering standards or
punished if they do not conform. The Library exists because of its
collections. These collections must be respected. Instead, periodical
and newspaper titles are being cancelled.

RECOGNITION
Staff have no direct voice in the Library's governance and have no
access to the Library Board of Victoria. Staff should have a
staff-elected representative on the Library Board so that the people
with the best knowledge of the collection and the needs of users can be
involved in decision making.

   REMUNERATION
State Library of Victoria workers are amongst the lowest paid library
workers in Australia.  The fact that the starting rate for a qualified
professional at the Library is less than $30,000 is appalling. The fact
that some staff have worked for more at than ten years at the Library
and are still paid less than $30,000 is a disgrace. SLV salaries are
below those of Victorian Public Service rates. For qualified librarians,
the interstate average is 19.8% higher on average at the
entry point, and 3.2% higher at the top of the pay scale. (For details,
see the Australian Library and Information Association's Salary scales
2002/2003 at www.alia.org.au)

This indicates that Victoria does not value the State Library's research
collections or those who make them available to the public. Yet, with
globalisation, we will only survive as a community if the public has
access to information and knowledge.  Library workers have an essential
place at the forefront of the Knowledge Economy.

2 - 4pm Saturday, February 15th ,
   New Ballroom - Trades Hall,
  54 Victoria St (cnr Lygon St), Carlton
 www.tradeshallarts.com.au

   PASS IT ON   

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 WE COME IN PEACE
  SURVIVAL DAY CONCERT - presented by Songlines

  Can't afford the Big Day Out? . . . Can't make it to the Sydney Habour
 shoreline? . . . Can't get enough great, original music?

   How about an Australia Day celebrating the first Australians and the
 enormous contribution music makes to Aboriginal culture?
   WE COME IN PEACE is a family oriented concert showcasing some of the
  best and brightest of current, contemporary Aboriginal music.

Featuring:- Blackfire (Special Appearance), Monica Weightman, Andy
Alberts and the Walkabouts, Deniece Hudson, Little G  Spare Change
Society, Brolga Boys, MC's Tammy Anderson and Kate Hudson.

  from 7:30pm (doors open 6:30pm) - Sunday, January 26th
  Trades Hall Bar  New Ballroom
 $8 Full/ $6 Conc/ Under 15s FREE
   - Tickets at the door on the night -
Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St (cnr Lygon St) Carlton

The FULL unedited AUSTRALIA day OATH
WE ARE AUSTRALIAN. WE don't under STAND what's going on HERE 
consequently some blokes have resorted to doing browneyes in public, 
quite PROUDLY. Now that's pretty BRAVE. STRONG language is used. A 
situation of OPEN slather prevails AND being alcohol TOLERANT helps 
enormously. So WE STAND HERE, and all things being EQUAL, where else can 
we stand? That's FAIR enough, surely. Standing here is a tried and TRUE 
activity; AND it's FREE. Stringing words TOGETHER is more difficult so 
WE WILL probably have to BUILD some more schools at some stage in THE 
FUTURE, but chances are WE WILL NOT. So forget the future, FORGET THE 
PAST; WE WILL just STAND TOGETHER. WE ARE AUSTRALIAN.
- Michael Leunig


 TRADES HALL BAR
 Come and get the good oil . . .
 Trades Hall Bar has re-opened for 2003.
Open nightly from 5pm, with Happy Hours every Friday from 4 - 7pm.

 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
 Currently being sought by Melbourne's home of conscience culture
for theatre productions and other events throughout 2003.
Theatre, film, music, public forums, conferences, literary events 
launches.
   Contact Jim Ph: 03) 9662 3555 or visit www.tradeshallarts.com.au for
   further information.


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2002-12-17 Thread Trades Hall Arts
GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL ARTS, bringing class back into the
class struggle . . .

---
IN THE BEGINNING . . . THE ODD TESTAMENT
presented by Short Attention Span
---
In the Beginning . . . The Odd Testament is a highly entertaining and
very funny three person physical theatre/ cabaret.

Inspired by some stories from the Old Testament, it is the compelling
story of two tragic-comic characters; homeless, isolated, displaced and
impoverished, living in an indeterminate time and place. The work is a 
unique combination of theatrical styles from Brechtian songs to bouffon
clowning telling the story of these two imperfect souls and their 
'biblical' journey, coupled with the perfection of some of the greatest 
literature ever set down.

 From the creators of the incredibly popular Hamlet in One Hour, (winner
of the Melbourne Fringe Theatre award) and Cabaret Tingel Tangel,
(winner of the Green Room award for Best Cabaret). Performed by Alice 
Carter, Krisztian Bagin  Tania Kyriakou, Accompanied by Steven Lindsay 
Directed by John Bolton

The Old Council Chambers
8pm Wednesday - Saturday, December 11th - 21st
Tickets - $17 Full/ $14 Conc
Bookings Ph: 9885 5111 or on the door on the night


---
ARGENTINA IN REVOLT film screening
---
In Commemoration of Argentina's popular rebellion of December 19  20th,
2001 In Solidarity with the mass grassroots mobilisations of December 19 
 20th, 2002

The inspiring popular rebellion of 19 and 20 December 2001 in Argentina,
and subsequent events, have provided a glimpse of a possible future
where the people who toil decide the country's priorities and direction. 
It's either that or a worsening of the repression, unemployment, hunger 
and illness that's decimating Argentina's, Latin America's and the Third 
World's millions of poor.

The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo support group invites you to show your
solidarity with the people of Argentina's struggle for major social
change at the presentation of this video on the country's radical 
grassroots movements.

Further Info: MOTHERS OF PLAZA DE MAYO SUPPORT GROUP
[EMAIL PROTECTED] or Ph: 03) 9370 4298

6:30pm, Friday December 20th
New Council Chambers
FREE EVENT - Donations welcome


--

THE MORNING STAR CONCERT FOR WEST PAPUA
--

Bring them from Violence to Peace, Injustice to Justice, Despair to
Love - Jacob Rumbiak
Featuring:- Alex Lloyd, Paul Mac, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Lisa Gerrard,
Andrew Denton, Sandman  Flacco, Black Paradise (from West Papua) , Dave

O'Neill, Not Drowning Waving, Telek and more . . .
February 28th, 2003 - Melbourne Concert Hall
For concert updates and more information about West Papua visit:
www.morningstarconcert.com



GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL
54 Victoria St (Cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
DRINK OF THE MONTH: SUNBURNT COUNTRY
(Vodka, Peach Schnapps  Cranberry Juice ) ONLY $6
more info visit www.tradeshallarts.com.au
-

We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are
confronted with the fierce urgency of NOW. In this unfolding conundrum
of life and history, there IS such a thing as being too late. This is no
time for apathy or complacency. THIS IS A TIME FOR VIGOROUS AND POSITIVE
ACTION.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

   Trades Hall Arts would like to wish all our supporters and patrons a
  safe and happy Festive Season
and a New Year filled with peace, love and unity.

  Trades Hall Arts will be closed from Saturday, December 21st 2002 until
Monday, January 13th 2003.

   We would like to invite all of our comrades to savour our calender of
loud, proud and boisterous events in 2003.

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LL:DDV: Coming Soon at Trades Hall

2002-12-03 Thread Trades Hall Arts
GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL ARTS, bringing class back into the
class struggle . . .

---
IN THE BEGINNING . . . THE ODD TESTAMENT
presented by Short Attention Span
---
In the Beginning . . . The Odd Testament is a highly entertaining and
very funny three person physical theatre/ cabaret.

Inspired by some stories from the Old Testament, it is the compelling
story of two tragic-comic characters; homeless, isolated, displaced and
impoverished, living in an indeterminate time and place. The work is a
unique combination of theatrical styles ? from Brechtian songs to
bouffon clowning ? telling the story of these two imperfect souls and
their 'biblical' journey, coupled with the perfection of some of the
greatest literature ever set down.

 From the creators of the incredibly popular Hamlet in One Hour, (winner
of the Melbourne Fringe Theatre award) and Cabaret Tingel Tangel,
(winner of the Green Room award for Best Cabaret). Performed by Alice
Carter, Krisztian Bagin  Tania Kyriakou, Accompanied by Steven Lindsay
Directed by John Bolton

The Old Council Chambers
8pm Wednesday - Saturday, December 11th - 21st
Tickets - $17 Full/ $14 Conc
Previews Friday, Dec 6th  Saturday, Dec 7th - $12
Bookings Ph: 9885 5111 or on the door on the night


---
THE DIVINE LOTUS - FILM SCREENING
presented by the Buoyancy Foundation
---
The lotus flower is an important symbol in the Buddhist religion, which
signifies purity as well as birth, beauty and transcendence. Though its
roots are anchored in muddy waters, this beautiful still flower blooms 
and thrives. For us, it embodies the growth and strength of many young
Vietnamese women who are undergoing resettlement and reintegration into 
their new life and culture as Australians.

The Divine Lotus, is a 26-min documentary based on the life of Linh:
a young Vietnamese woman and her journey through the drug culture over
the past 7 years. This provides Linh with a platform to express her 
insights into how her commitment to heroin has affected her life and 
that of others without sensationalism and manipulation. Moreover, it 
puts Linh into context as a member of our community- she is someoneís 
daughter, mother and sister - someone who still has the possibility to 
bloom as a person rather than as a refuse of society.

The New Council Chambers
8:30pm Friday, December 6th
FREE EVENT - Donations welcome


---
WHITE NIGHT BENEFIT CONCERT
---
A fundraising event for women fighting legal cases against the
'Blackshirts' a militant men's group.

White night is a community fundraising event for local women who are
fighting legal cases against the 'Blackshirts' a militant group who have
been operating in the eastern suburbs. Money raised from the event will
be used to assist clients from the Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC)
to pay for the ever-increasing legal expenses.

The night's entertainment includes Cuban music and dance by Kenny Lopez
 Havana Connection, comedy by Trevor 4 Ever and Dave Piggott, jazz
music by Shenko, Guest Speaker Phil Cleary and the women who will talk 
about their experiences. Finger food and silent auction included.
Tickets on sale NOW!

Trades Hall Bar  New Ballroom
8pm Saturday, December 7th
Entry: $25 Full/ $20 Conc - from ECLC Ph: 9877 6634


--

THE MORNING STAR CONCERT FOR WEST PAPUA
--

Bring them from Violence to Peace, Injustice to Justice, Despair to
Love - Jacob Rumbiak
Featuring:- Alex Lloyd, Paul Mac, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Lisa Gerrard,
Andrew Denton, Sandman  Flacco, Black Paradise (from West Papua) , Dave
O'Neill, Not Drowning Waving, Telek and more . . .
February 28th, 2003 - Melbourne Concert Hall
For concert updates and more information about West Papua visit:
www.morningstarconcert.com



GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL
54 Victoria St (Cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
DRINK OF THE MONTH: SUNBURNT COUNTRY
(Vodka, Peach Schnapps  Cranberry Juice ) ONLY $6
more info visit www.tradeshallarts.com.au
-

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions, and
have a tremendous impact on history - George W Bush, 1998

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LL:DDV: Coming soon at Trades Hall

2002-11-25 Thread Trades Hall Arts
GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL ARTS, bringing class back into the
class struggle . . .


BOB ELLIS - THE AGE OF SPIN
Final 2002 Overland Lecture

At the height of election fever, public commentator, essayist and
raconteur Bob Ellis will deliver his customary blend of anger and humour
in a powerful
polemic against the agents of spin.

Bob Ellis has been lately impersonated by Max Gillies and is now a kind
of dusty national icon reverenced, affectionately mocked and sometimes
disliked by literate Australians of all ages. He carries, amongst his
baggage, his experience as a playwright, film director, political
speechwriter, mob orator, songwriter, novelist, actor, film critic,
essayist, historian and poet. Bob Ellis is the Magazine Publishers
Association 2002 Columnist of the Year.

This Overland Lecture will be preceded by the Barrett Reid Memorial
poetry performances featuring John Jenkins, Shelton Lea, Ashlley
Morgan-Shea and Eric Beach, with a special announcement by Richard
Llewellyn - presented by Overland and Heide at 6pm.

The New Ballroom
7pm Wednesday, November 27th
Entry - $10 Full/ $6 Conc (includes copy of Overland 169)


--
RMIT ASYLUM SEEKER CONFERENCE
presented by RMIT Community Advocacy Unit
--
Thursday 28 November, 7pm - Refugees and the Lucky Country Conference
Opening, featuring a panel discussion on the theme of refugees and the
impacts on Australian society. New Council Chambers

Friday 29 November, 9am - 5pm - Asylum Seekers and Australian Society,
exploring the history and politics of refugees in Australia. Featuring
keynote
presentations from Peter Mares, author of Borderline: Australia's
Treatement of Refugees and Asylum Seekers; James Goodman, lecturer at
UTS and author of Protest and Globalisation; and Paul James, Director
of the RMIT Globalism Institute. New Council Chambers

Saturday 30 November, 9am - 5pm - Asylum Seekers and Australian
Activism, exploring the rise of the refugee rights movement and
debating which way
forward. Featuring presentations from Ethnic Communities Council of
Victoria; ChilOut; Labor4Refugees; Refugee Action Collective; Rural
Australians for Refugees; and the Catholic Commission for Justice,
Development and Peace.

For further information or to register: visit
http://advocacy.tce.rmit.edu.au or contact Gillian at the RMIT Community
Advocacy Unit, on 9925 2910 or at
[EMAIL PROTECTED]

New Council Chambers
Thurs - Sat, November 28th - 30th
Registration Details: Opening - FREE, One day - $20 Full/$10 Conc, Two
days - $35 Full/$15 Conc


---
THE DEVINE LOTUS - FILM SCREENING
presented by the Buoyancy Foundation
---
The lotus flower is an important symbol in the Buddhist religion, which
signifies purity as well as birth, beauty and transcendence. Though its
roots are anchored in muddy waters, this beautiful still flower blooms
and thrives. For us, it embodies the growth and strength of many young
Vietnamese women who are undergoing resettlement and reintegration into
their new life and culture as Australians.

  The Divine Lotus, is a 26-min documentary based on the life of Linh:
a young Vietnamese woman and her journey through the drug culture over
the past 7 years. This provides Linh with a platform to express her
insights into how her commitment to heroin has affected her life and
that of others without sensationalism and manipulation. Moreover, it
puts Linh into context as a member of our community- she is someoneís
daughter, mother and sister- someone who still has the possibility to
bloom as a person rather than as a refuse of society.

The New Council Chambers
8:30pm Friday, December 6th
FREE EVENT - Donations welcome

---
WHITE NIGHT BENEFIT CONCERT
---
A fundraising event for women fighting legal cases against the
'Blackshirts' a militant men's group.

White night is a community fundraising event for local women who are
fighting legal cases against the 'Blackshirts' a militant group who have
been operating in the eastern suburbs. Money raised from the event will
be used to assist clients from the Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC)
to pay for the ever-increasing legal expenses.

The night's entertainment includes Cuban music and dance by Kenny Lopez
 Havana Connection, comedy by Trevor 4 Ever and Dave Piggott, jazz
music by Shenko, Guest Speaker Phil Cleary and the women who will talk
about their experiences. Finger food and silent auction included.
Tickets on sale NOW!

Trades Hall Bar  New Ballroom
8pm Saturday, December 7th
Entry: $25 Full/ $20 Conc - from ECLC Ph: 9877 6634

LL:DDV: Coming Soon at Trades Hall

2002-11-18 Thread Trades Hall Arts
GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL ARTS, bringing class back into the
class struggle . . .

-
BENEFIT CONCERT FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS
-
Wear your heart on your sleave, put those sleaves in your pockets and
support families fleeing persecution and despotism in their own
countries and seeking a better life in Australia. And you get to jump
and jive too!

Music by Ruby's Grace, Akasa, Eucalypso, 3's Company, Tierra Dulce,
Tehai, Isis, Elbow Skin  Robbie Greig
Speakers including Diana Greentree from Actors for Refugees

All proceeds go directly to Given the Chance Project for Refugees

Trades Hall Bar
7:30pm Thursday, November 21st
Tickets $12 Full/ $10 Conc - available at the door on the night
Enquirees Ph:  9437 0931




VULGAR WORKING CLASSICS MELBOURNE LAUNCH


Vulgar Press and Montpelier Press have pleasure in announcing  the
Melbourne launch of the latest Vulgar Working Classics:- Amanda Lohrey's
The Morality of Gentlemen, to be launched by Martin Kingham (CFMEU,
Victorian Secretary),  Jean Devanny's Sugar Heaven, to be launched by
Amanda Lohrey.

Established in 1999 The Vulgar Press is dedicated to the publication of
working-class and other radical forms of writing. Visit the Vulgar Press
web site for further information about these and other great titles.

Trades Hall Bar
6:30pm Friday, November 22nd
FREE EVENT


--
THE OVERLAND AUCTION and sloshfest
--
The cartoons Johnny doesn't want you to see . . .

20 celebrated Australian cartoonists have donated some of their most
prized and contentious artwork for Overland's fundraising auction. With
Rod Quantock as auctioneer, this riotous event will raise funds to
support the publication of dissenting essays on human rights, social
justice and equity issues.

This is your chance to rub shoulders with literary dissenters and holler
out your bid for original artwork by Rick Amour, Judy Horacek, Hinze,
Bill leak, Michael Leunig, Peter Nicholson, John Spooner, Ron Tanberg
and many other big names. Historical cultural artefacts will also go
under the hammer including signed first-edition books from literary
greats and a first pressing cover of Frank Hardy's contraversial Power
Without Glory.

This is your chance to secure very original Christmas presents . . .
Extravagent spending encouraged, but bargains to be found for artworks
and artefacts large and small. Bring cash, your cheque book, and credit
cards!

Trades Hall Bar  Annex
Viewing from 4pm - Auction starts 5:30pm, Sunday November 24th
Entry $8



BOB ELLIS - THE AGE OF SPIN
Final 2002 Overland Lecture

At the height of election fever, public commentator, essayist and
raconteur Bob Ellis will deliver his customary blend of anger and humour
in a powerful polemic against the agents of spin.

Bob Ellis has been lately impersonated by Max Gillies and is now a kind
of dusty national icon reverenced, affectionately mocked and sometimes
disliked by literate Australians of all ages. He carries, amongst his
baggage, his experience as a playwright, film director, political
speechwriter, mob orator, songwriter, novelist, actor, film critic,
essayist, historian and poet. Bob Ellis is the Magazine Publishers
Association 2002 Columnist of the Year.

This Overland Lecture will be preceded by the Barrett Reid Memorial
poetry performances featuring John Jenkins, Shelton Lea, Ashlley
Morgan-Shea and Eric Beach, with a special announcement by Richard
Llewellyn - presented by Overland and Heide at 6pm.

The New Ballroom
7pm Wednesday, November 27th
Entry - $10 Full/ $6 Conc (includes copy of Overland 169)


--
RMIT ASYLUM SEEKER CONFERENCE
presented by RMIT Community Advocacy Unit
--
Thursday 28 November, 7pm - Refugees and the Lucky Country Conference
Opening, featuring a panel discussion on the theme of refugees and the
impacts on Australian society. New Council Chambers

Friday 29 November, 9am - 5pm - Asylum Seekers and Australian Society,
exploring the history and politics of refugees in Australia. Featuring
keynote presentations from Peter Mares, author of Borderline:
Australia's Treatement of Refugees and Asylum Seekers; James Goodman,
lecturer at UTS and author of Protest and Globalisation; and Paul
James, Director of the RMIT Globalism Institute. New Council Chambers

Saturday 30 November, 9am - 5pm - Asylum Seekers and Australian
Activism, exploring the rise of the refugee rights movement and
debating which way forward

LL:DDV: Coming Soon at Trades Hall

2002-11-11 Thread Trades Hall Arts
GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL ARTS, bringing class back into the
class struggle . . .


CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISER
AMANDA GEORGE - INDEPENDANT

Come to a fabulous Fundraiser For the independent candidate for the seat
of Kororoit . . . Amanda George.
BUILD COMMUNITIES NOT PRISONS! - Building a strong community builds a
safe community . . .

Amanda is challenging Andre Haermeyer, the Minister for Police,
Corrections and Emergency Services. He is moving from his marginal seat
to Kororoit in the Western Suburbs.

With:- Sue Ingleton, comedienne extraordinaire! Old time blue grass band
(Craig, Brett  Matt), Francia and Leah, Acoustic Duo
Be there and bring your friends!!

Trades Hall Bar
7pm Thursday, November 14th
Entry: $10 - for more info Ph: 0419 519 252


-
BENEFIT CONCERT FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS
-
Wear your heart on your sleave, put those sleaves in your pockets and
support families fleeing persecution and despotism in their own
countries and seeking a better life in Australia. And you get to jump
and jive too!

Music by Ruby's Grace, Akasa, Eucalypso, 3's Company, Tierra Dulce,
Tehai, Isis, Elbow Skin  Robbie Greig
Speakers including Diana Greentree from Actors for Refugees

All proceeds go directly to Given the Chance Project for Refugees

Trades Hall Bar
7:30pm Thursday, November 21st
Tickets $12 Full/ $10 Conc - available at the door on the night
Enquirees Ph:  9437 0931




VULGAR WORKING CLASSICS MELBOURNE LAUNCH


Vulgar Press and Montpelier Press have pleasure in announcing  the
Melbourne launch of the latest Vulgar Working Classics:- Amanda Lohrey's
The Morality of Gentlemen, to be launched by Martin Kingham (CFMEU,
Victorian Secretary),  Jean Devanny's Sugar Heaven, to be launched by
Amanda Lohrey

Nothing more intense or convincing has been written about ëworkí in
Australia than Jean Devannyís description of the cutting of the cane.
- Daily Telegraph

Established in 1999 The Vulgar Press is dedicated to the publication of
working-class and other radical forms of writing. Visit the Vulgar Press
web site for further information about these and other great titles.

Trades Hall Bar
6:30pm Friday, November 22nd


--
THE OVERLAND AUCTION and sloshfest
--
The cartoons Johnny doesn't want you to see . . .

20 celebrated Australian cartoonists have donated some of their most
prized and contentious artwork for Overland's fundraising auction. With
Rod Quantock as auctioneer, this riotous event will raise funds to
support the publication of dissenting essays on human rights, social
justice and equity issues.

This is your chance to rub shoulders with literary dissenters and holler
out your bid for original artwork by Rick Amour, Judy Horacek, Hinze,
Bill leak, Michael Leunig, Peter Nicholson, John Spooner, Ron Tanberg
and many other big names. Historical cultural artefacts will also go
under the hammer including signed first-edition books from literary
greats and a first pressing cover of Frank Hardy's contraversial Power
Without Glory.

This is your chance to secure very original Christmas presents . . .
Extravagent spending encouraged, but bargains to be found for artworks
and artefacts large and small. Bring cash, your cheque book, and credit
cards!

Trades Hall Bar  Annex
Viewing from 4pm - Auction starts 5:30pm, Sunday November 24th
Entry $8



GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL
54 Victoria St (Cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
DRINK OF THE MONTH: ALCOHOLIC GINGER BEER
(it's new, its green and it's YUMMY!) ONLY $5
more info visit www.tradeshallarts.com.au
-



VALE ABRAHAM AMATERSTEIN

It is with much sorrow that we report that that Abe - one of the New
International Bookshop's keenest supporters - is no longer with us. He
died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday morning (3/11/2002).

Abe became a Communist in fascist Poland in the 1930s. He escaped to the
Soviet Union but lost most of his immediate family to the Nazis. During
World War II, he served as a war correspondent and was wounded in the
defence of Stalingrad. He emigrated to Australia, where he joined the
Communist Party of Australia, and remained a committed socialist to the
end of his life.

In the last couple of years, Abe spent as much time as he could in and
around the shop. All of us here came to greatly appreciate him

LL:DDV: Coming soon - BUMPER ISSUE!

2002-10-03 Thread Trades Hall Arts



GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL ARTS, bringing class back into the
class struggle . . .

---
MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL AT TRADES HALL
ALL FRINGE BOOKINGS PH: 9416 3888
---

PROFANE PRIMA DONNAS
Two opera singers who moonlight as ballerinas lampoon serious theatre as
never before...heck, they do to opera  ballet what Caligula did to his
mum! Shaula and Helen are entertainers extrordinaire - with crazy lyrics
to the world's best loved melodies these two will have opera-phobics in
stitches and
balletomanes reaching for oxygen. Titles include:- Too Big For A
Ballerina, Opera Plots Are Appalling, Dying In Opera Takes Soo Long
and Carmen Get It! Two ballet dancers who learned to sing with notes
that soar and legs that fling, we will amuse!
7pm - The Old Council Chambers
Tues - Sat, Sept 27 - Oct 19 . . . $15 Full/ $12.50 Conc

THE BRINK
A candid and raucous one-and-a-half woman show! A slick, witty hour
spent with a chick and her provocative confidante. The Brink is a
labyrinth of unsettling, hyperbolic, and comical experiences, at once
surprising and yet familiar. A show for anyone whoís ever looked over
the edge, thought better of it, and opted for a cup of tea instead.
Written  directed by Antonia Pont, performed by Anne Gollan and Sara
Mae Libero.
7:15pm - The Annex
Tues - Sat, Sept 27 - Oct 19 . . . $14 Full/ $11 Conc

THE ANGINA MONOLOGUES
Heart attacks and other great ways to die!
Creator of the alarmingly successful Melbourne Comedy Festival show
Fishing for Cigars, Simon Kennedy brings you THE ANGINA MONOLOGUES, an
hilarious one man show about avoiding a premature trip to the other
side. There are many exciting ways to kick the bucket. THE ANGINA
MONOLOGUES explores death by cardiac arrest, death by serial killer,
death by Big Mac, death by sex... you name it, you can die from it!
Simon is hilarious... or so he tells us Merrick  Rosso
The Old Council Chambers
7pm Mon, 8:15pm Tues - Sat, Sept 27 - Oct 19 . . . $20 Full/ $16 Conc 
Mondays

DIAL EM AND M FOR MURDER
Direct from the City of Churches oops, murders comes this brutally funny
stand up show! South Australia's funniest female, Emily O'Loughlin,
teams up with comic book writer turned stand-up comedian, Martin Reilly.
Martin is overwhelmed to be doing a show with a comedic superstar like
Em O'Loughlin - sure, she's mean to him - but aren't all superstars a
bit temperamental? All she wants is $1, 000, 000 and a show of her own .
.. . All he wants is not to be axed . . . and to work for Steven
Spielberg!
The Annex
8:45pm Tues - Sat, Sept 27th - Oct 12th . . . $15 Full/ $12 Conc

THE STACKHAT IMPERATIVE
The final sorry chapter in the guerrilla comediocre trilogy . . .
Advertising pays for the programs you watch. Advertising is about
choice. Without advertising, you would be living in a cave and eating
slugs. So letís all hold tightly to our genitals as we pay tribute to
the soldiers of fortune behind TV ads! MEET! the morally and
intellectually bankrupt maniacs who churn out wood-heater ads. SEE! how
you are sucked in to their schemes to sell you total crapola. GNASH!
your teeth as they face the final assignment which may bury us all. A
mix of slapstick, music, video and fierce satire you can be assured that
this is one trilogy that is going out with a bang!
The Old Council Chambers
9:45pm Weds - Sat, Sept 27th ? Oct 19th . . . $15 Full/ $12 Conc

PICTURES OF PROTEST: YOURS NOT THEIRS - Anita Jawary journeys through
the visual world of protest: subtle, brutal  absurd
Trades Hall Bar 5pm 'til late, Sept 26 - Oct 20

and much, much more!

Take a peak at the Trades Hall Arts Fringe Festival programme on our
website or in the Fringe Festival programme
.. . . AND THEN GET YOURSELF SOME TICKETS!! QUICK!! DO IT!! DO IT NOW!!
Tickets available from 239 Brunswick St, Fitzroy or make a Booking Ph:
9416 3888


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FEVER - presented by Melbourne Workers Theatre
Final days . . . Must end Saturday, October 5th
-
Where does the FEVER of the nation burn hottest?

FEVER aims to uncover aspects of our society that are complex, difficult
and painful to comprehend. It is vital that we count the cost of current
behaviour,
explore the darker nature of our past and call to account those who are
responsible. FEVER pushes beyond the boundaries of realism, staking out
its territory in another direction entirely; one that uses allegory,
epic theatre, surrealism and music-theatre to investigate the burning
issues of race, class, culture and environment.

Fever ... is stimulating and challenging ... its appeal lies in its
courageous lack of certainty ... it is a deeper and more profound
exploration of the territory of Who's Afraid Of The Working Class? ...
its theatrical innovation and courage deserve

LL:DDV: Coming soon at Trades Hall

2002-09-27 Thread Trades Hall Arts

GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL ARTS, bringing class back into the
class struggle . . .

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MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL AT TRADES HALL
DISCOUNT PREVIEW SHOWS THIS WEEKEND!!
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PROFANE PRIMA DONNAS
Two opera singers who moonlight as ballerinas lampoon serious theatre as
never before...heck, they do to opera  ballet what Caligula did to his
mum!
Shaula and Helen are entertainers extrordinaire - with crazy lyrics to
the world's best loved melodies these two will have opera-phobics in
stitches and balletomanes reaching for oxygen. Titles include:- Too Big 
For A Ballerina, Opera Plots Are Appalling, Dying In Opera Takes Soo 
Long and Carmen Get It! Two ballet dancers who learned to sing with 
notes that soar and legs that fling, we will amuse!
7pm - The Old Council Chambers
Tues - Sat, Sept 27 - Oct 19 (Previews Sept 27th  28th)
$15 Full/ $12.50 Conc  Previews
Bookings Ph: 9416 3888

THE BRINK
A candid and raucous one-and-a-half woman show! A slick, witty hour
spent with a chick and her provocative confidante.
The Brink is a labyrinth of unsettling, hyperbolic, and comical
experiences, at once surprising and yet familiar. A show for anyone
who’s ever looked over the edge, thought better of it, and opted for a
cup of tea instead. Written  directed by Antonia Pont, performed by
Anne Gollan and Sara Mae Libero.
7:15pm - The Annex
Tues - Sat, Sept 27 - Oct 19 (Previews Sept 27th  28th)
$14 Full/ $11 Conc/ $10 Previews
Bookings Ph: 9416 3888

THE ANGINA MONOLOGUES
Heart attacks and other great ways to die!
Creator of the alarmingly successful Melbourne Comedy Festival show
Fishing for Cigars, Simon Kennedy brings you THE ANGINA MONOLOGUES, an
hilarious one man show about avoiding a premature trip to the other
side. There are many exciting ways to kick the bucket. THE ANGINA
MONOLOGUES explores death by cardiac arrest, death by serial killer,
death by Big Mac, death by sex... you name it, you can die from it!
Simon is hilarious... or so he tells us Merrick  Rosso
The Old Council Chambers
7pm Mon, 8:15pm Tues - Sat,
Sept 27 - Oct 19 (Previews Sept 27th  28th)
$20 Full/ $16 Conc, Previews  Mondays
Bookings Ph: 9416 3888

DIAL EM AND M FOR MURDER
Direct from the City of Churches oops, murders comes this brutally funny
stand up show!
South Australia's funniest female, Emily O'Loughlin, teams up with comic
book writer turned stand-up comedian, Martin Reilly. Martin is
overwhelmed to be doing a show with a comedic superstar like Em
O'Loughlin - sure, she's mean to him - but aren't all superstars a bit
temperamental?
All she wants is $1, 000, 000 and a show of her own . . . All he wants
is not to be axed . . . and to work for Steven Spielberg!
The Annex
8:45pm Tues - Sat, Sept 27th ? Oct 12th (Previews Sept 27th  28th)
$15 Full/ $12 Conc/ $5 Previews
Bookings Ph: 9416 3888

THE STACKHAT IMPERATIVE
The final sorry chapter in the guerrilla comediocre trilogy . . .
Advertising pays for the programs you watch. Advertising is about
choice. Without advertising, you would be living in a cave and eating
slugs. So let’s all hold tightly to our genitals as we pay tribute to 
the soldiers of fortune behind TV ads! MEET! the morally and 
intellectually bankrupt maniacs who churn out wood-heater ads. SEE! how 
you are sucked in to their schemes to sell you total crapola. GNASH! 
your teeth as they face the final assignment which may bury us all. A 
mix of slapstick, music, video and fierce satire you can be assured that 
this is one trilogy that is going out with a bang!
The Old Council Chambers
9:45pm Weds - Sat, Sept 27th ? Oct 19th (Previews Sept 27th  28th)
$15 Full/ $12 Conc
Bookings Ph: 9416 3888

PICTURES OF PROTEST: YOURS NOT THEIRS - Anita Jawary journeys through
the visual world of protest: subtle, brutal  absurd
Exhibition to be launched by Arnold Zable  Rod Quantock, 6pm Thursday
Sept 26
Trades Hall Bar 5pm 'til late, Sept 26 - Oct 20

and much, much more!

Take a peak at the Trades Hall Arts Fringe Festival programme on our
website or in the Fringe Festival programme
.. . . AND THEN GET YOURSELF SOME TICKETS!! QUICK!! DO IT!! DO IT NOW!!
Tickets available from 239 Brunswick St, Fitzroy or make a Booking Ph:
9416 3888


-
FEVER - presented by Melbourne Workers Theatre
-
Where does the FEVER of the nation burn hottest?

FEVER aims to uncover aspects of our society that are complex, difficult
and painful to comprehend. It is vital that we count the cost of current
behaviour, explore the darker nature of our past and call to account 
those who are responsible. FEVER pushes beyond the boundaries of 
realism, staking out its territory in another direction entirely; one 
that uses allegory, epic theatre, surrealism and music-theatre to 
investigate

LL:DDV: Rod Quantock's BUS - SPECIAL OFFER!

2002-09-25 Thread Trades Hall Arts

  SPECIAL OFFER FOR FRIENDS OF TRADES HALL ARTS
  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Rod Quantock's BUS

It's anarchy . . .
  It's a tradition . . .
   It's a show that takes people on a bus with Rod Quantock as the tour
  guide
   and delivers them unannounced  unexpected to everywhere  anywhere.

Rod is the unstably enthusiastic instigator of random acts of urban
   humour . . .
 expect to gatecrash exclusive inner-sanctums, massage parlours,
 50-50 dances, bingo nights, police stations, and private homes.

   If it sounds incredible, that this show consists of, as Rod says,
a busload of people who don't know where they're going to visit a group

  of people who don't know they're coming, then it probably is. In fact,
   it's
 downright extraordinary.

   DON'T MISS THE BUS!

Rod Quantock and Token Events are offering a special ticket price of $40

to friends of Trades Hall Arts - that's a saving of $5 per ticket.
  Just mention that you are a friend of Trades Hall Arts when you book.

Rod Quantock's BUS is running for a limited season in Melbourne from 12
 November - 20 December (Tuesday-Friday).

 Info: www.comedy.com.au

Tickets: Malthouse Box Office 03 9685 5111




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LL:DDV: Fringe Festival at Trades Hall

2002-09-19 Thread Trades Hall Arts

GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL ARTS, bringing class back into the
class struggle . . .

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FEVER! PROFANITY! ANGINA! MURDER!
MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL AT TRADES HALL . . .
---

PROFANE PRIMA DONNAS
Two opera singers who moonlight as ballerinas lampoon serious theatre as
never before...heck, they do to opera  ballet what Caligula did to his
mum!
Shaula and Helen are entertainers extrordinaire - with crazy lyrics to
the world's best loved melodies these two will have opera-phobics in
stitches and balletomanes reaching for oxygen. Titles include:- Too Big
For A Ballerina, Opera Plots Are Appalling, Dying In Opera Takes Soo
Long and Carmen Get It! Two ballet dancers who learned to sing with
notes that soar and legs that fling, we will amuse!
7pm - The Old Council Chambers
Tues - Sat, Sept 27 - Oct 19 (Previews Sept 27th  28th)
$15 Full/ $12.50 Conc  Previews
Bookings Ph: 9416 3888

THE BRINK
A candid and raucous one-and-a-half woman show! A slick, witty hour
spent with a chick and her provocative confidante.
The Brink is a labyrinth of unsettling, hyperbolic, and comical
experiences, at once surprising and yet familiar. A show for anyone
whoís ever looked over the edge, thought better of it, and opted for a
cup of tea instead. Written  directed by Antonia Pont, performed by
Anne Gollan and Sara Mae Libero.
7:15pm - The Annex
Tues - Sat, Sept 27 - Oct 19 (Previews Sept 27th  28th)
$14 Full/ $11 Conc/ $10 Previews
Bookings Ph: 9416 3888

THE ANGINA MONOLOGUES
Heart attacks and other great ways to die!
Creator of the alarmingly successful Melbourne Comedy Festival show
Fishing for Cigars, Simon Kennedy brings you THE ANGINA MONOLOGUES, an
hilarious one man show about avoiding a premature trip to the other
side. There are many exciting ways to kick the bucket. THE ANGINA
MONOLOGUES explores death by cardiac arrest, death by serial killer,
death by Big Mac, death by sex... you name it, you can die from it!
Simon is hilarious... or so he tells us Merrick  Rosso
The Old Council Chambers
7pm Mon, 8:15pm Tues - Sat,
Sept 27 - Oct 19 (Previews Sept 27th  28th)
$20 Full/ $16 Conc, Previews  Mondays
Bookings Ph: 9416 3888

DIAL EM AND M FOR MURDER
Direct from the City of Churches oops, murders comes this brutally funny
stand up show!
South Australia's funniest female, Emily O'Loughlin, teams up with comic
book writer turned stand-up comedian, Martin Reilly. Martin is
overwhelmed to be doing a show with a comedic superstar like Em
O'Loughlin - sure, she's mean to him - but aren't all superstars a bit
temperamental?
All she wants is $1, 000, 000 and a show of her own . . . All he wants
is not to be axed . . . and to work for Steven Spielberg!
The Annex
8:45pm Tues - Sat, Sept 27th ? Oct 12th (Previews Sept 27th  28th)
$15 Full/ $12 Conc/ $5 Previews
Bookings Ph: 9416 3888

THE STACKHAT IMPERATIVE
The final sorry chapter in the guerrilla comediocre trilogy . . .
Advertising pays for the programs you watch. Advertising is about
choice. Without advertising, you would be living in a cave and eating
slugs. So letís all hold tightly to our genitals as we pay tribute to
the soldiers of fortune behind TV ads! MEET! the morally and
intellectually bankrupt maniacs who churn out wood-heater ads. SEE! how
you are sucked in to their schemes to sell you total crapola. GNASH!
your teeth as they face the final assignment which may bury us all. A
mix of slapstick, music, video and fierce satire you can be assured that
this is one trilogy that is going out with a bang!
The Old Council Chambers
9:45pm Weds - Sat, Sept 27th ? Oct 19th (Previews Sept 27th  28th)
$15 Full/ $12 Conc
Bookings Ph: 9416 3888

PICTURES OF PROTEST: YOURS NOT THEIRS - Anita Jawary journeys through
the visual world of protest: subtle, brutal  absurd
Exhibition to be launched by Arnold Zable  Rod Quantock, 6pm Thursday
Sept 26
Trades Hall Bar 5pm 'til late, Sept 26 - Oct 20

and much, much more!

Take a peak at the Trades Hall Arts Fringe Festival programme on our
website or in the Fringe Festival programme
.. . . AND THEN GET YOURSELF SOME TICKETS!!
Tickets available from 239 Brunswick St, Fitzroy or make a Booking Ph:
9416 3888


-
FEVER - presented by Melbourne Workers Theatre
-
Where does the FEVER of the nation burn hottest?

FEVER aims to uncover aspects of our society that are complex, difficult
and painful to comprehend. It is vital that we count the cost of current
behaviour,
explore the darker nature of our past and call to account those who are
responsible. FEVER pushes beyond the boundaries of realism, staking out
its territory in another direction entirely; one that uses allegory,
epic theatre, surrealism and music-theatre to investigate the burning
issues of race, class

LL:DDV: Coming Soon at Trades Hall

2002-09-05 Thread Trades Hall Arts

GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL ARTS, bringing class back into the
class struggle . . .

-
RAMSEY STREET REJECTS RECYCLED
presented by Gap Productions
-
A bunch of people you have never heard of before in . . . RAMSAY STREET
REJECTS.

There I am! See! Behind Toadie . . . holding the Fanta.

On the journey toward elite drama schools, Colgate commercials and of
course, a much sought after residency in Ramsay Street, this group of
rejects give you an exclusive behind the scenes (past the star trailers,
down the back path, still waiting out in the parking lot) expose on the
highs and lows (and pitfalls and potholes) along the unsealed road to
fame.

Behind every great actor . . . there is a great extra!

RAMSEY STREET REJECTS RECYCLED - After a hugely successful run at the
2001 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, GAP Productions is
pleased to announce the return season of Ramsay St. Rejects. This is
your chance to see the show that had Comedy Festival audiences in
hysterics. And this time it even has its own cocktail! The Actor's 
Equity - available from the Trades Hall Bar at a price even the 
long-term unemployed actor can afford!

The Old Council Chambers
8pm Weds - Sat, August 30 - September 14
Tickets $18 Full/ $15 Conc - Bookings Ph: 9531 2942


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CHILE: THE OTHER SEPTEMBER 11
Ocean Press Book Launch
-
Chile ? The Other September 11 is an anthology of reflections and
commentaries on the 1973 coup in Chile. This is a night commemorating
all victims of terror! The programme features:- ï Chilean music and
dance ï Poetry ï Book Launch ï Speaches by Pilar Aguilera  Ricardo
Fredes: Chilean activists and editors of Chile - The Other September 11.

Come along if you can't handle all the hype about September 11 . . .
Help us reclaim this date for Chileans and all victims of US-sponsored
terror. Join us in taking a stand against imperialism!

In 1973 the US government/ CIA backed a bloody coup in Chile, bringing a
brutal dictatorship into power. This dictatorship was in power for 17
years and was responsible for the deaths and dissappearances of
thousands of Chileans. This book reclaims the historical significance of
the other September 11 for all those who oppose U.S. interventionism
and seek a more just world. Included are articles, essays, speeches and
poems by Ariel Dorfman, Salvador Allende, Joan Jara, Beatriz Allende,
Pablo Neruda, Victor Jara and Fidel Castro.

Trades Hall Bar
7:30pm, Wednesday September 11th
for more information phone Ocean Press on 9326 4280 or email
[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Check out the great titles published by Ocean Press at
www.oceanbooks.com.au


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VOICEWORKS MAGAZINE 50TH EDITION LAUNCH
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Get TRASHed with Voiceworks! Put on your trashiest gladrags for the 50th
issue launch celebrations, with special guests, spoken word, random
mind-dumps and a burlesque gypsy romp with six-piece ensemble
Croquemonsieur.

Voiceworks is a national, quarterly magazine that features exciting new
writing by Australian young writers. It is a unique opportunity for
young writers and artists (under 25) to publish their poetry, short
stories, articles and comics, illustrations, drawings and photos. It is
produced entirely by young people and relies totally on contributions
from the readers to make up the content.

Trades Hall Bar
from 7pm, Friday September 13th
Tickets: $5 or $7 with a copy of the 50th edition - Bookings Ph: 9326
8371

Check out the great work done by VoiceWorks Magazine


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FEVER - presented by Melbourne Workers Theatre
-
Where does the FEVER of the nation burn hottest?

FEVER reunites the team that created the multi award-winning Whoís
Afraid of the Working Class? ? writers Andrew Bovell, Patricia
Cornelius, Melissa Reeves and Christos Tsiolkas, composer Irine Vela and
director Julian Meyrick. Produced by Melbourne Workers Theatre in 1998,
Whoís Afraid of the Working Class? toured nationally the following year
and won numerous awards, including the Gold Awgie, the Jill Blewitt
Award, a Victorian Green Room Award and the Queensland Premierís
Literary Award.

FEVER is about the way humanity consumes that which nutures it. Set
against a landscape marked by a sense of turmoil and deprivation, the
connecting image in FEVER's 4 plays is the river as a line of
demarcation that separates people; as a body of water that must be
crossed to reach the promise of the other side; as a means of escape
from turmoil and delivery to what is unknown. It is a stinking rotten
sewer poisoning all who take from it and the source of renewal

LL:DDV: Coming Soon at Trades Hall

2002-08-22 Thread Trades Hall Arts

GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL ARTS, bringing class back into the
class struggle . . .

HURRY . . . 3 GREAT SHOWS MUST FINISH THIS WEEKEND!!

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ROD QUANTOCKíS BOREDOM PROTECTION POLICY:
An Inaugural State of the Nation Address and Evening of Comic Vengeance
-

Must end this Friday . . .
'Brilliant observations only whet our appetite for more, like the
description of Ruddock's cryogenic charm . . . Once again, Quantock
delivers telling blows to the right with disarming humour, cunningly
disguised intelligence and idiosyncratic charm.' - Hellen Thomson, The
Age Monday 5/8/02

Direct from his 2002 Comedy Festival triumph, ëScum Nationí, Melbourne
comedy legend and the comedian they said killed Kennett is ready to take

up his hatchet-of-humour once more and get stuck into everything from
our Incredible Shrinking P.M. to The War on Trevor. Rod Quantock applies

himself to the geo-eco-socio-political post-S11 landscape. . . because a
comedian has to do what a comedian has to do.

The New Council Chambers
8:15pm Thursday  Friday, Aug 22  23
Tickets: $30 Full/ $22.50 Conc
Bookings Ph: 1300 136 166, visit www.ticketmaster7.com.au or buy at the
door on the night
Stage Left Review



FAINTING 33 TIMES presented by La Trobe University Student Theatre


Must end this Sunday . . .
Fainting 33 Times explores the last five years of the life of the great
Russian director, Vsevelod Meyerhold - one of the 20th century's
greatest theatrical innovators and the pioneer of Biomechanics. It
begins with his 1935 production of 33 Swoons, which comprised three
short farces by Anton Chekhov.
The production follows his struggles with the Soviet authorities, the
closure of his theatre and ends with his trial, torture and execution by
the NKVD in 1940. Fainting 33 Times will evoke  the spirit of the
cultural explosion that occurred in Russia in years following the
revolution. Written by Adam Cass, Directed by Bob Pavlich

The New Ballroom
8pm Wed - Sat  6pm Sundays, until August 25th
Tickets: $14 Full/ $8 Conc  Bookings Ph: 9479 1198

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FEMALE PARTS presented by Difficult Women Theatre Company
-

Must end this Sunday . . .
Welcome to a funny night at the theatre . . . Female Parts is a
production which draws attention to female oppression but is, at the
same time, shamelessly entertaining. Drawing on the traditions of
Brecht, Burlesque, Performance art and Day-time television, Female Parts
promises to take audiences on an exciting and wicked adventure into
hyper domesticity. Female Parts shines a comic light onto the reality of
working women and mothersí lives. It explores the daily domestic chaos
of a woman preparing herself for work and her baby for childcare, the
dilemmas of a middle class house-wife who is trapped and abused, and the
struggles of an articulate, upwardly mobile newly pregnant intellectual
woman.

WAKING UP: daily domestic chaos winds itself into the beginning of a
revolution.
THE SAME OLD STORY: a late in the day, left wing, intellectual pregnancy
becomes a twisted fairy-tale.
A WOMAN ALONE: trapped cabin fever housewife armed with an iron attempts
to wrest control of her oppressive environment.

THIS IS FEMINIST FARCE! Fast, funny, smart and sexy. They may be chained
to the kitchen sink, but beware! The drawers are full of sharp things!

The Old Council Chambers
7.30pm Tues - Sat, 6pm Sunday Aug 20 - 25
Tickets: $18.50 Full/ $13 Conc  Bookings Ph: 9417 0776

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THE PARTY ROOM - A Keep Left Theatre Benefit Fundraiser
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Everything is stuffed . . . so, for one night only, The Keep Left
Theatre Company is turning the Trades Hall Bar into THE PARTY ROOM!
Featuring new and pre-loved comedy skits from Frank Otis, scenes from
(and news of the return of) Safe Haven, a sneak preview of the new Keep
Left Theatre full length play, music from Spotswood Swing and The Keep
Left Quartet plus much, much more. Money raised will assist the funding
the next Keep Left Theatre production which will be announced on the
night. Remember . . . Keep Angry, Keep Active, Keep Left!

Here is what famous people think about Keep Left Theatre:-
They put the T in Terror - George W Bush
They should lighten up and call themselves The Give Way To The Right
Theatre Company - Meg Lees
I heard some of them even shower in the nude - George Pell
What they are doing is illegal and it is threatening

LL:DDV: Coming soon at Trades Hall

2002-07-19 Thread Trades Hall Arts

GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL, the home of conscience culture ...

Fitzroy Learning Network present
KAN YAMA KAN . . .
(ONCE UPON A TIME . . .)
Once upon a time . . . there was a king with a stone for a heart . . .
soldiers walked a war torn land . . . a father kissed a child goodbye .
. .a boat set sail on a dark dark sea . . . children played in the
desert sand . . . a singer sang songs of a land of hope . . .
Kan Yama Kan is a 21st Century One Thousand And One Arabian Nights.
Newly arrived refugees from Central Asia and the Middle East tell their
personal stories: their families, their hopes and dreams, reasons for
their flight, their journey to Australia, their reception and
incarceration in detention, and their lives in the community since their
release.
Plus professional actors Alice Garner (Seachange  Secret Life of Us)
and Majed Shoukor, singer/songwriter Kavisha Mazella, Dursan Acar,
Kurdish musicians and The Boat People Choir. Written by Arnold Zable,
Ramez Tabit, Jo McIntyre, Carmel Davies and the performers. Directed by
Robin Laurie.
The New Ballroom
Thursday - Saturday at 7:30pm, July 18 - 27
Matinees 2pm Saturday, July 20  27
4 School Shows - 11am Tues - Fri, July 23 - 26
Bookings: 9417 6357 or email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
$20 Full/ $12 Conc

OVERLAND CONFERENCE: RULING CLASS RULING CULTURE: 25 YEARS ON . . .
Who is in control?
Marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of RW Connell's ground breaking
book, Ruling Class Ruling Culture, 30 writers and intellectuals from
Australia and around the globe will converge to partake in a three-day
conference of the same name. Hosted by overland, Ruling Class Ruling
Culture will feature a keynote address by Connell, in which he will
update his study to look at the operation of the Australian ruling class
in the last quarter of a century.
At a time when classic models of class analysis have become fashionable,
Ruling Class Ruling Culture will take a fresh look at cultural, economic
and political agents of power and their relevance in understanding class
dynamics today.
The facts of massive and rapidly worsening income inequality in
Australia are clear and startling. An increasing number of people are
feeling insecure and pressured in their work and life. Rarely
considered, though, is the prospect that those at the top of society may
be involved in the perpetration of this state of affairs.
Overland's robust voice, based on the ethos of fraternity and social
justice, is eminently valuable to our culture and community - Tom
Keneally, Booker Prize winner (1982)
Further details at www.overlandexpress.org/rcrc.html

SKA TV - ACCESS NEWS Relaunch
Access News is an alternative news program that focuses on
environmental, political and social justice issues. Media without the
mainstream! Access News is produced by volunteers - video activists,
culture saboteurs, mischief makers + others who want to see some 'real'
news on television. ACCESS NEWS = REAL NEWS.
Rather than just playing a thirty-second clip of a rally as other news
services do - half of which contains opinion from the journalist and the
other half a summary from the cops - access news talks to community
activists and tries to capture the mood and the intention of a
demonstration - the act of broadcasting itself becomes an act of
protest said access news's Nitennis Davies.
Trades Hall Bar
8pm Monday, July 22
* FREE EVENT *
www.accessnews.skatv.org.au

ROD QUANTOCKíS BOREDOM PROTECTION POLICY: An Inaugural State of the
Nation Address and Evening of Comic Vengeance
Direct from his 2002 Comedy Festival triumph, ëScum Nationí, Melbourne
comedy legend and the comedian they said killed Kennett is ready to take
up his hatchet-of-humour once more and get stuck into everything from
our Incredible Shrinking P.M. to The War on Trevor. Rod Quantock applies
himself to the geo-eco-socio-political post-S11 landscape. . . because a
comedian has to do what a comedian has to do.
'Rod Quantock is our best political comedian. He may even be our best
comedian.í - The Herald Sun (of all places!)
'A living Melbourne treasure' - The Age
'Sophisticated satire, unpretentious, daffy. His easy rambling fills the
stage. Clever, simple and acidic ... a comedian for thinkers' - The
Melbourne Times
'A gloriously shambling style, punctuated by sudden gags and proposals
of Swiftian excess... He is the archetypal wise fool adrift in a dark 
dangerous
world.' - The Australian
The New Council Chambers
8:15pm Tuesday - Saturday, July 30 - August 23
Tuesday  Wednesday All Tickets $20, Thursday - Saturday $30 Full/
$22.50 Conc
Bookings Ph: 1300 136 166, visit www.ticketmaster7.com.au or buy at the
door on the night

TRADES HALL - THE PEOPLES PALACE
54 Victoria St (Cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: COSMONAUT - ONLY $6
aka: Cosmopolitan
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
more info visit www.tradeshallarts.com.au

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket 

LL:DDV: Coming soon at Trades Hall

2002-06-27 Thread Trades Hall Arts

GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL, the home of conscience culture . .
.

NUTS presented by SOUL THEATRE, written by Tom Topor
We will raise awareness about the playís themes of mental illness,
family dysfunction and sexual abuse. Soul Theatre aims to enhance the
voice of the
disadvantaged via this production. Our plan is to entertainingly engage
people to examine their attitudes of judging one another. The lead
character, Claudia
Faith Draper (played by Alicia Liley) is in a proceeding to ascertain
whether she is mentally fit to stand trial on the charge of
manslaughter, first degree.
Ironically, as the court case proceeds, she is the most competent out of
the entire courtroom! The prosecutor believes that she is mentally ill
as Claudia comes from a well-to-do, middle class family yet her
behaviour is unacceptable to the usual expectation.
Tuesday - Saturdayís at 8pm June 27 until July 13 at 8 pm
Sundayís at 7pm  - June30, July 7 and July 14, at 7 pm.
Bookings: 9625 2626
Price: Full $28; Conc.  Union members $20; Group of 10+ $20 each

WILD POLITICS by SUSAN HAWTHORNE LAUNCH presented by Spinifex Press and
the New International Bookshop
Offering an exciting ride into how the world could be, this challenging
book is the one we have been waiting for. For a long time feminists have
been saying we could do life differently, here is a local and global
exploration of what needs to change, what must go, and how together we
can make a new reality.
Synthesising issues that are at the forefront of local and global
politics and social movements of the twenty-first century, Wild Politics
presents a powerful critique of global western culture, challenging many
of its central assumptions and institutions. Susan Hawthorne unpicks the
structures of power and knowledge, law and international trade rules, as
well as probing into the issues that intimately affect us in our daily
lives, such as our perception of land, how food is produced and the
changing shape of work.
Wild Politics concludes with a compelling vision for a world inspire by
biodiversity, and organised around the principal of diversity.
The New Ballroom
6:30pm Thursday, June 27
*FREE Event*
www.spinifexpress.com.au

SAND PEBBLES CD LAUNCH - EASTERN TERRACE
supported by Clare Moore  Her Speckled Band
The Sand Pebbles are renowned at both setting sail on adventurous studio
explorations to the boundaries of pop and soundtrack rock, and playing
engaging and memorable live shows. They've played everywhere from alt.
country festivals to rave chill out rooms. Special studio and stage
guests have included high profile fans like ex-Coral Snake Dave Graney,
guitarist Matt Walker, and Casanovas' wild man Tommy Love.
...falsetto vocals and easy guitar riffing make me think of Pavement
playing the Stones playing Smokey Robinson... - Nick Bensen, Free City
Media
Trades Hall Bar,
2pm until 6pm - Sunday, June 30th
Tickets $5 - at the door
www.cameraobscura.com.au

WORLD CUP FINAL
LIVE on a screen sooo big you'll think you're playing as well. The truly
Internationalist game is in our time zone so lets make the most of it.
Round ball round heads come out to play . . . All the other teams are in
the bin and now we are left with the two international power houses of
international football - Brazil VS Germany. Between them they've won the
title seven times and one of these teams has played in every World Cup
Final since WWII (except 1978). The amazing thing is, they've never
played each other in the 72 year history of the World Cup. This will be
THE title fight of soccer history!
Get your studs on, get your balls out and get amongst the worlds BIGGEST
sporting event!!
Trades Hall Bar
from 7pm, game starts 9pm, Sunday June 30th
** FREE **

SONGLINES MUSIC FESTIVAL 2002
Welcome NAIDOC Week with this fantastic annual gig . . . Each year
Songlines produces a showcase concert of the best  brightest indigenous
music makers from across the continent. The Songlines Music Festival is
one of the must see events of the year and you'll be guaranteed of
having a hugely enjoyable evening. Featured artists for the 2002 Concert
will be:- ACES Choir, Liz Cavanagh, Bob Wilson, Chris Jones, Richard
Frankland  Andy Baylor, King Kadu, Gumbadda, Monica Weightman, Little
G, Deneice Hudson Band and Kutcha Edwards Band.
Two big rooms and one huge night of the best music being produced today.
BE THERE!!
The New Ballroom  Trades Hall Bar
8pm Saturday, July 6th
$10 Full/ $8 Conc Tickets at the door
Doors open 7pm

GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL
54 Victoria St (Cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
more info visit www.tradeshallarts.com.au

Quote of the week:
Howard is an arse-licker. He went over there, kissed some bums and got
patted on the head
- Mark Latham, on Howard's US trip

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Bloomsday in Melbourne presents
JAMES JOYCE HITS TRADES HALL; their 9th annual celebration of Ulysses
Bloomsday tramps the worn steps of the Trades Hall to follow the
progress of James Joyce's enterprise bargaining case. Listen to what the
workers at Trades Hall and some from the slums of Dublin have to say to
him. This one-day festival will raise many questions in different media:
theatricals, music, mime, seminar papers, and even in the form of a
musical (Ulysses Cantabile, a musical in four movements) in the evening.
It employs a cast of several dozen professional actors, musicians,
theatre directors, as well as a legion of once-a-year readers. The
seminar will feature papers by Ross McMullin (on the first Labor
government anywhere in the world in Australia in 1904, the auspicious
year of the setting of Ulysses), Jim Cusack (on Union conditions in
Ireland in 1904), and Philip Harvey (on Joyce and work in Ulysses). Time
to Re-Joyce!
from 10:30am until late, Sunday June 16
All Day Tickets $65, tickets also available for individual events
Bookings Ph: 9819 0209
http://arts.deakin.edu.au/Bloomsite/Program.htm

WEST PAPUA: TROPICAL PARADISE SOAKED IN BLOOD
Public meeting - West Papua is another East Timor.
An eye witness report by Kel Dummett including a slide presentation and
5 minute film screening.
Benny Wenda, West Papuan Resistance Leader  Secretary-General of Koteka
Tribal Assembly, was arrested last Saturday by Indonesain military
forces. Wenda was taken by force without anyone showing him a Letter of
Order or telling him why he was being arrested. His arrest comes after
Papuan resistance leader, Dortheys Hiyo Eluay was kidnapped and
assassinated last year, allegedly by Indonesian Special Forces
(Kopassus).
Indonesia gained control of West Papua in 1963 from its Dutch
colonisers. An estimated 300,000 Papuans have been killed or disappeared
under Indonesian rule. A struggle for independence from Indonesia and
against multinational mining corporations, has been long and ongoing.
6:30pm Thursday, June 20th
The New Ballroom
FREE Event - all welcome
supported by: Free West Papua Collective, Asia Pacific Human Rights
Network
www.koteka.net/ - Koteka Assembly of Tribes

WAKING UP THE NATION - Journal from the Freedom Bus
Film Screening presented by No One Is Illegal in support of the Asylum
Seeker Resource Centre
In the summer of 2002 a group of people, concerned about the
mistreatment of asylum seekers inside Australia's detention centres
decided to embark on a 2 months/15 000 kilometres journey around the
continent  Villawood  Maribyrnong  Woomera  Perth  Port Hedland 
Curtain . . . and back!!
THE MISSION - Visiting people inside the camps and creating more
awareness among the population, especially in rural towns.
THE FILM - Waking Up The Nation takes you on this inspiring journey, and
introduces you to many of the hundreds of people still incarcerated. It
also exposes some of the mistreatments at the hands of the private
corporation, which runs the camps, and the government who supports it.
One of the most significant events for people in their time in
detention. Psychiatrist, Dr. Zachary Steele describing the Freedom Bus
journey.
8pm Thursday, June 20th
The New Council Chambers
Tickets $10 Full/ $7 Conc - Tickets at the door on the night
www.angry.at/videoteppista

BIG RED BOOK FAIR
The Big Red Book Fair is the major fund-raiser for Trades Hall's New
International Bookshop, one of Australia's last remaining left-wing book
co-operatives. It's a bonanza of Bolshevik book-selling, transforming
for a weekend the historic corridors of Trades Hall into an emporium of
pre-loved books. The Big Red Book Fair featuring a gourmet barbecue,
raffle of signed literature and more books that you can poke a sickle
at!
11am - 5pm Saturday  Sunday, June 22nd  23rd Victoria St entry -
Trades Hall
www.nibs.org.au

FOOD NOT BOMBS BENEFIT ART AUCTION
Throughout the book fair Food Not Bombs will be exhibiting artwork by
some of Melbourne's brightest up and coming visual artists in the Trades
Hall Bar. The works will be auctioned in the Trades Hall Bar at 6:30pm
Monday June 24th.

GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL
54 Victoria St (Cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
more info visit www.tradeshallarts.com.au

There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns - that
is to say, there are things that we now know we don't know but there are
also unknown unknowns. There are things we do not know we don't know . .
. And each year we discover a few more of those unknown unknowns.
- Donald Rumsfeld, United States Defence Secretary
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BREAD AND ROSES - A Film Directed by KEN LOACH
A 3CR Radiothon Benefit Event presented by Union Promotions and
The Squatters  Unwaged Workers Airwaves crew, Fridays 5.30-6.30pm. 3CR
855 on your AM Dial

Bread And Roses is a movie about the struggle of invisible office
cleaners to gain dignity and respect at work. Fiery Mexican sisters Maya
and Rosa work as cleaners in a downtown office block. A fated meeting
with Sam, a passionate American activist, leads to a guerilla campaign
against their employers. The fight threatens their livelihood, family
and risks their expulsion from the country.

Bread and Roses is a story about the most marginalized of LA communities
daring to take on their corporate bosses against all odds. Inspired by
the real life Justice for Janitors campaign led by immigrant cleaners,
mostly women, Loach unravels the events centering his tale on the
spirited Latin American community who dare to take on the corporate
powers and find a sense of dignity.

Ken Loach's film continues his catalogue of work that deals with the
lives of working people. His previous films include Riff Raff (1991),
Ladybird Ladybird (1994), Carla's Song (1996)  My Name Is Joe (1998).
Written and Directed by Ken Loach, Cast - Pilar Padilla, Adrien Brody,
Elpidia Carrillo, Benicio Del Toro. Duration: 110 minutes
Tickets $5
The New Ballroom
8pm, Friday June 7th
Bookings Ph: 9354 6883 or buy on the door on the night
www.3cr.org.au

THE WAITING ROOM presented by Melbourne Workers Theatre and Platform 27
Why does Australia fear the world's most helpless and vulnerable
citizens? Do you dare you to look past the razor wire into the white
face of of Australia's refugee policy. THE WAITING ROOM is hard-hitting
political theatre that aims to debunk the racist myths about refugees
and confront audiences with the reality of existence inside detention
centres.

'This is intensely committed theatre ... the sheer energy of the
performers is what is impressive ... it is a vivid committed work.
- Helen Thompson, The Age (May 18th)
you should see this play. Yes, it's a message play, but it's a message
the detainees (in refugee detention centres) cannot deliver in person .
. . Yet.
- Andrew Shaw, Melbourne Community Voice (May 17th)
The Waiting Room is a carefully constructed and challenging theatre
experience on a number of different levels ... tightly directed by
Lagarto, with superb performances from Moussa, Mouzakis and Berry
- David Crofts, The Melbourne Times (May 22nd)
6:30pm Mondays  Tuesdays - 8pm Wednesday - Saturday, May 15 - June 1
The New Ballroom
$20 Full/ $13 Conc/ $10 Groups 10+
Bookings Ph: 9326 8371
www.melbourneworkerstheatre.com

TARIQ ALI: AFTER SEPTEMBER 11 - THE CRISIS IN PALESTINE
presented by The New International Bookshop and Friends of Palestine
Sixties student radical, New Left Review editor, novelist and film
maker, Tariq Ali has written over a dozen books on world history and
politics, five novels and scripts for both stage and screen. He is now
the spearhead of the campaign against the war in Afghanistan and one of
the most important figures of the British Left. An electrifying speaker,
Ali will be speaking on the current crisis in Palestine and will be
introduced by Taimor Hazou, Co-Secretary - Friends of Palestine. Tariq
Ali's appearance at Trades Hall is certain to be memorable and copies of
his latest book THE CLASH OF FUNDAMENTALISM'S: Crusades, Jihads and
Modernity will be on sale on the night.
The New Council Chambers
Entry by Donation
6:30pm, Tuesday June 4th

NEW INTERNATIONAL BOOKSHOP GALLERY
SING  THE COUNTRY by JEANNE' BROWNE - Natural History mixed media
drawings (1992 - 2002).
Local seasonal calendar drawings from this place: from the Lower Yarra
River environs, to Fregon in the Simpson Desert and  Broome, in the
Kimberley, W. A. Natural History Drawings by Jeanne Browne, 1992-2002.
This project is a bid to document the local seasons particular to this
place, in the environs of the lower Yarra River and Merri Creek.  It is
a response to inspirational time spent over the last ten years with the
Goolarabooloo people, traditional owners for coastal territory north
from Broome, WA, whose land knowledge remains dynamic and alive.
Friday May 24th until Monday June 17th

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54 Victoria St (Cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Cocktail of the Month: C - - - Sucking Capitalist ONLY $6
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
more info visit www.tradeshallarts.com.au

If I were a factory employee, a labourer on the railroad, or a wage
earner of any sort, I would undoubtedly join the union of my trade.
If I were opposed to the policy of the union, I would join for no other
reason than to help rectify that mistake.
If I took exception to a dishonest leader, I would join the union to
help remove him.
In short, I believe in the union, and I believe that all men who 

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THE WAITING ROOM presented by Melbourne Workers Theatre and Platform 27

Why does Australia fear the world's most helpless and vulnerable citizens?

MWT  Platform 27 dare you to look past the razor wire into the white face 
of of Australia's refugee policy. THE WAITING ROOM is hard-hitting 
political theatre that aims to debunk the racist myths about refugees and 
confront audiences with the reality of existence inside detention centres.

The Waiting Room is a limbo existence where there is no belonging, no 
identity and no known future. Through text, multimedia and physical 
theatre, this Kafka-esque parable exposes the fundamental xenophobia of 
Australia's policies.

Directed by Richard Lagarto, Performed by Wahibi Moussa, Steve Mouzakis
 Valerie Berry
6:30pm Mondays  Tuesdays - 8pm Wednesday - Saturday, May 15 - June 1
The New Ballroom
$20 Full/ $13 Conc/ $10 Previews  groups 10+
Bookings Ph: 9326 8371
www.melbourneworkerstheatre.com

NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL EVENTS @ TRADES HALL . . .
www.nextwave.org.au

LIFE OF THE CITY -
A contrast of two aspects of city life. Builders and workers give birth to 
the infrastructure of the city. On the other hand young people, whose 
transient and frequent use of the city, make it vibrant and lively.

Interested? . . .

What is Life of the City? Life of the City is a program of artist workshops 
with young people, channeling their creative energies into a productive 
image making project. This will culminate in a series of large-scale 
projections onto city buildings: a powerful cultural event. The theme of 
the image creation will be structured around the issues of life of the city 
in the process of construction. Life of the City is part of Next Wave's 
commitment to young people's creative engagement with public spaces. 
Artists: Ian Corcoran  Simon Maidment

www.lifeofthecity.cjb.net

from 6pm - May 18th, 19th, 20th *FREE EVENT*

SEIZE THE PRESS presented by The Victorian Writers Centre - This round 
table forum looks at some of the issues faced by young and would-be 
publishers, including those involved in small press, electronic publishing 
and alternative publishing areas. Young publishers and editors, established 
publishers, a book designer and an agent will participate. Join in this 
dynamic discussion, where industry professionals and independent publishers 
share their experience and ideas.

Facilitated by Richard Watts (writer  Artistic Director of Express Media), 
participants include Antoni Jach (novelist, RMIT teacher of Small Press), 
Simmone Howell (writer, publisher with Vandal Press), Ian Syson (editor of 
Overland Magazine, publisher with Vulgar Press) Sophie Cunningham (Trades 
Publisher, Allan  Unwin) and David Prater (editor of Cordite)

The Annex - 6pm, Monday May 20th *FREE EVENT* Bookings essential Ph:
9326 4619

OF FLESH AND STONE - Chalk drawing performances. The pavement in the 
interactive city. With chalk drawing, the artists engage public 
participation in an ongoing record of the marks that make a city. Artists: 
Martin Burns, Selby Ginn, Ry Haskings, Nicole Haverfield, Robert Julian, 
Mark Misic, Asim Memishi, Gigi Panopoulos, Sean Samon, Rene' van Kan  Paul 
Waycott.

3pm - 6pm, Saturday May 18 - Trades Hall, Lygon St Carlton *FREE EVENT* 
also at . . .
State Library steps, Swanston St - 11am until 2pm, Friday May 17 
The City Square, Swanston St - 11am until 2pm, Monday May 20

GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL
54 Victoria St (Cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
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Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
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BED presented by Syntax Theatre Company
Do you know what you Nana is doing tonight?
In one giant BED lay seven elderly people, all tucked in tight. As all
seven drift in and out of sleep, all is not as it seems behind their
elderly facade . . . Transported back to their youths through their
dreams. Mundane situations become surreal, even the simplest task of
getting a glass of water becomes a great Great Escape. BED offers a
visual feast of exotic bra jugglers, acrobats and a traumatic voyage
under the sea . . . all taking place in one BED!
Jim Cartwright is one of the mavericks of British theatre - Daily
Telegraph
Cartwright writes better about old people than anyone I know, except
perhaps Beckett. This is an odd, harrowing and hilarious piece, entirely
without sentimentality, sturdy but moving. - John Peter, Sunday Times
Directed by Renee Palmer - Performed by Kurt Mottershead, Clare Danahur,
Clinton Ahern, Germaine Wattis, Jennifer Natale, Mark Bruin, Emma
Valenta
8pm, Wed - Sat May 8th - 11th
The Old Council Chambers
* 4 SHOWS ONLY *
$15 Full/ $12 Conc - Bookings Ph: 9685 5111

WOOMERA CD LAUNCH
The exciting, new Melbourne band Little Red Look are launching their
first single WOOMERA at Trades Hall. This song is sure to become one of
the great Australian social justice tunes. Little Red Look will be
joined by Aiden Roche for this great evening of new music. Some of the
proceeds from the event will be donated to the Refugee Action Collective
and the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre.
7:30pm, Friday May 10th
Trades Hall Bar
$15 Full/ $12 Conc - includes a copy of the CD single WOOMERA

THE WAITING ROOM presented by Melbourne Workers Theatre and Platform 27
Why does Australia fear the world's most helpless and vulnerable
citizens?
MWT  Platform 27 dare you to look past the razor wire into the white
face of of Australia's refugee policy. THE WAITING ROOM is hardhitting
political theatre that aims to debunk the racist myths about refugees
and confront audiences with the reality of existence inside detention
centres.
The Waiting Room is a limbo existence where there is no belonging, no
identity and no known future. It is the destination of many of today's
asylum seekers, who survive terror and war only to be incarcerated by
unfriendly bureaucratic systems. Through text, multimedia and physical
theatre, this Kafka-esque parable exposes the fundamental xenophobia of
Australia's policies.
Previews May 13, 14 @ 6:30pm - Tickets ONLY $10
6:30pm Mondays  Tuesdays - 8pm Wednesday - Saturday, May 15 - June 1
The New Ballroom
$20 Full/ $13 Conc/ $10 Previews  groups 10+
Bookings Ph: 9326 8371
www.melbourneworkerstheatre.com

NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL EVENTS @ TRADES HALL www.nextwave.org.au

LIFE OF THE CITY - Large scale projections onto Trades Hall. Workers
build the infrastructure of the city, and young people bring it to life.
This project is the result of a series of artist run workshops with
young people. Life of the City is part of Next Wave's committment to
young people's creative engagement with public spaces. Artists: Ian
Corcoran  Simon Maidment www.lifeofthecity.cjb.net
6pm - May 18th, 19th, 20th *FREE EVENT*

SEIZE THE PRESS presented by The Victorian Writers Centre - Forum for
young and would be publishers. A wide range of established
professionals, young publishers and editors will discuss the issues
surrounding small, electronic and alternative publishers. Participants
include Sophie Cunningham (publisher with Allen  Unwin), Ian Syson
(publisher with Vulgar Press, editor of Overland Magazine), Antoni Jach
(novelist and teacher of Small Press, RMIT) and Steve Grinwade
(freelance editor and small press publisher).
The Annex - 6pm, Monday May 20th *FREE EVENT* Bookings Ph: 9326 4619

OF FLESH AND STONE - Chalk drawing performances. The pavement in the
interactive city. With chalk drawing, the artists engage public
participation in an ongoing record of the marks that make a city.
Artists: Martin Burns, Selby Ginn, Ry Haskings, Nicole Haverfield,
Robert Julian, Mark Misic, Asim Memishi, Gigi Panopoulos, Sean Samon,
Rene' van Kan  Paul Waycott.
3pm - 6pm, Saturday May 18 - Trades Hall, Lygon St Carlton *FREE EVENT*

GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL
54 Victoria St (Cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
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Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
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M1 2002 FILM SCREENING - presented SKA TV
Come see the footage from Melbourne May Day 2002 - hot from the edit suite. 
Sure to grab your attention . . .
8pm, Monday May 6th
Trades Hall Bar
FREE Event - donations to SKA TV more than welcome

BED presented by Syntax Theatre Company
Do you know what you Nana is doing tonight?
In one giant BED lay seven elderly people, all tucked in tight. As all 
seven drift in and out of sleep, all is not as it seems behind their 
elderly facade . . . Transported back to their youths through their dreams. 
Mundane situations become surreal, even the simplest task of getting a 
glass of water becomes a great Great Escape. BED offers a visual feast of 
exotic bra jugglers, acrobats and a traumatic voyage under the sea . . . 
all taking place in one BED!
Jim Cartwright is one of the mavericks of British theatre - Daily Telegraph
Cartwright writes better about old people than anyone I know, except 
perhaps Beckett. This is an odd, harrowing and hilarious piece, entirely 
without sentimentality, sturdy but moving. - John Peter, Sunday Times
Directed by Renee Palmer - Performed by Kurt Mottershead, Clare Danahur, 
Clinton Ahern, Germaine Wattis, Jennifer Natale, Mark Bruin, Emma Valenta
8pm, Wed - Sat May 8th - 11th
The Old Council Chambers
* 3 SHOWS ONLY *
$15 Full/ $12 Conc - Bookings Ph: 9685 5111

WOOMERA CD LAUNCH
The exciting, new Melbourne band Little Red Look are launching their
first single WOOMERA at Trades Hall. This song is sure to become one of
the great Australian social justice tunes. Little Red Look will be
joined by Aiden Roche for this great evening of new music. Some of the
proceeds from the event will be donated to the Refugee Action Collective
and the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre.
7:30pm, Friday May 10th
Trades Hall Bar
Entry $15 - includes a copy of the CD single WOOMERA

THE WAITING ROOM presented by Melbourne Workers Theatre and Platform 27
Why does Australia fear the world's most helpless and vulnerable
citizens?
MWT  Platform 27 dare you to look past the razor wire into the white
face of of Australia's refugee policy. THE WAITING ROOM is hardhitting
political theatre that aims to debunk the racist myths about refugees
and confront audiences with the reality of existence inside detention
centres.
Melbourne Workers Theatre, Melbourne's workshop for new writing and
theatre, celebrates its 15th birthday this year with a continuing
committment to working class issues and struggles and those of people
from disadvantaged and disenfranchised communities. THE WAITING ROOM is
the first partnership between Melbourne Workers Theatre and Platform 27.

Previews May 13, 14 @ 6:30pm - Tickets ONLY $10
6:30pm Mondays  Tuesdays - 8pm Wednesday - Saturday, May 15 - June 1
The New Ballroom
$20 Full/ $13 Conc/ $10 Previews  groups 10+
Bookings Ph: 9326 8371
www.melbourneworkerstheatre.com

GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL
54 Victoria St (Cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
more info visit www.tradeshallarts.com.au

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2002-04-18 Thread Trades Hall Arts

Fellow Comrades . . . a quick correction to the last posting. SAFE HAVEN
is performing on SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH not Friday April 20 as previously
posted . . .

SAFE HAVEN presented by KEEP LEFT THEATRE
Safe Haven traces the refugee experience of flight from terror in leaky
boats to the shores of Australia and on to the detention camps. This is
not the story of a refugee, but of how the Howard Government used this
refugee crisis for their own sordid political ends. The show blends
the drama of the refugees with scenes of the pollies, which produces
very funny satire.
Written by Frank Otis and Directed by Chris Gaffney, the same team that
brought you the very successful S11 - The Dividing Line.
The New Ballroom
8pm, SATURDAY April 20th
$12 Full/ $8 Concession
Bookings Ph: 9318 5271

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LUCIE THORNE BOTTICELLI BLUE EYES CD LAUNCH

Lucie Thorne is an independent singer-songwriter based in Melbourne, 
Australia. Born in Tasmania in 1976, Lucie is a popular performer on the 
music circuit. She has been performing her blend of folk/pop around 
Australia for several years ? her beautiful voice ensuring her a loyal
following.

Her carefully crafted and compelling songs cover a range of topics from
love to socio-political issues, which are conveyed in energetic, 
passionate performances. lucie performs with a variety of line-ups, from
guitar duo to five piece band, but usually appears solo, accompanying
herself on acoustic guitar. Lucie has two albums to date, little secret
rockstars (1998), and the EP window seat (2000).
Her much anticipated new full-length album botticelli blue eyes will
be launched with the assistance of special guests Kim Dellavedova, Tom
Hall  Will Guthrie.

Trades Hall Bar
8:30pm, Friday April 19th
$8 Full/ $5 Concession - CD available at special launch price of $20
www.luciethorne.com

REFUGEE ACTION COLLECTIVE TEACH IN
A series of panel discussions and workshops that will give a background
to the rich history of resistance to racism in Australia and will
endeavor to show a way forward from the current state sanctioned
jingoism and xenophobia. The Teach-In will cover topics such as
Alternatives to Mandatory Detention, Options Other than Temporary Visas,
the Implications of the Pacific Solution, and Refugees and
Globalisation. Be sure to bring your ideas and have your say . . .
9:30 - 3:30PM SATURDAY APRIL 27
For more info phone RAC - Victoria on 9659 3505 or visit www.rac-vic.org

SAFE HAVEN presented by KEEP LEFT THEATRE
Safe Haven traces the refugee experience of flight from terror in leaky
boats to the shores of Australia and on to the detention camps. This is
not the story of a refugee, but of how the Howard Government used this
refugee crisis for their own sordid political ends.
The show blends the drama of the refugees with scenes of the pollies,
which produces very funny satire.
Written by Frank Otis and Directed by Chris Gaffney, the same team that
brought you the very successful S11 - The Dividing Line.
The New Ballroom
8pm, Friday April 20th
$12 Full/ $8 Concession
Bookings Ph: 9318 5271

KEEPER OF THE FAITH - A BIOGRAPHY OF JIM CAIRNS by PAUL STRANGIO
*LAUNCH*
presented by The New International Bookshop  Melbourne University Press

Until recently, Jim Cairns was a familiar sight around the markets of
Melbourne, seated at a table stacked with copies of his latest book. It
seems an unlikely occupation for a man who was once the major thinker
and driving force of the Labor Party Left, and who reached the positions
of Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer in Australia's most reformist
government under Gough Whitlam.
But Cairns was never a conventional politician. In this mature and
sophisticated biography, Paul Strangio reveals a consistent thread
running through the apparent contradictions of Cairns' public career, as
well as drawing a compelling picture of the inner man.
Both highly readable and carefully researched, Keeper of the Faith
reassesses the part Cairns played in shaping Australian public life.
Drawing on a rich range of archival and oral sources, this is a masterly
portrait of one of those rare people who never stop in their search for
truth.
The New Ballroom
2pm, Sunday April 28th
RSVP Imogen Bannister at MUP by 24th April, 2002 Ph: 03 9342 0300 Email:
[EMAIL PROTECTED]

DAS UBER SHOW - presented by Dept 39
Definitely your LAST CHANCE to see this zany circus spectacular!!
Fresh from a sold-out tour of Europe, Das Uber Show now fulfills a
commitment made in 1953- they're finally coming to Australia for a
farewell tour! See
the magic! The wonder! The excitement! Das Uber Show doesn?t just have
magic, live animals, freaks, clowning and death defying trapeze acts*,
it is also the worlds only all singing, all dancing circus riot! (With
music provided by the last surviving member of ?Kraftwerk?!)
Das Uber Show? the greatest example of German cultural imperialism since
the death of Walt Disney! (* acts may vary due to lack of actual circus
skills)
The Old Council Chambers
8:30pm Wed - Sat, until April 20th
Full $12/ Conc $10 Bookings Ph: 9685 5111

GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL
54 Victoria St (Cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
more info visit www.tradeshallarts.com.au

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LL:DDV: Coming soon at...Trades Hall

2002-03-27 Thread Trades Hall Arts


Get it live - Get it at Trades Hall, the home of conscience culture ...

DAS UBER SHOW - a Comedy Festival event presented by Department 39
Previews this weekend - nice, healthy $9 tix - get in quick
Fresh from a sold-out tour of Europe, Das Uber Show now fulfills a
commitment made in 1953- they're finally coming to Australia for a 
farewell tour! See the magic! The wonder! The excitement! Das Uber Show 
doesn't just have magic, live animals, freaks, clowning and death 
defying trapeze acts*, it is also the worlds only all singing, all 
dancing circus riot! (With music provided by the last surviving member 
of 'Kraftwerk'!) Das Uber Show? the greatest example of German cultural 
imperialism since the death of Walt Disney! (* acts may vary due to lack 
of actual circus skills)

The Old Council Chambers
8:30pm Wed - Sat, March 28th to April 20th
Full $12/ Conc $10 Bookings Ph: 9685 5111
$9 Previews March 28, 29, 30, 31


THE LANDLESS MOVEMENT of BRAZIL - a FOE Public Meeting
Featuring Roberto Baggio and  Amelia Franz, Leaders of the Movement of
Landless Rural Workers The Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST) is 
the largest social movement in Latin America and one of the most 
successful grassroots movements in the world. Hundreds of thousands of 
landless peasants have taken onto themselves the task of carrying out a 
long-overdue land reform. Less than 3% of the population owns two-thirds 
of Brazil's arable land.  Please join us for an inspirational evening: 
hear about the work of the MST, and ways to support its projects.

5pm Saturday, April 6th
The New Council Chambers
Entry by donation: $8/5 concession.
Funds raised will go towards MST projects in Brazil
Melbourne visit organised by Committee in Solidarity with Latin America 
 The Caribbean, and Friends of the Earth


RED CLYDESIDE with ALISTAIR HULETT
Singer/songer writer and interpreter of traditional song, ALISTAIR 
HULETT returns from Scotland for a very special, once only performance 
in support of his new recording RED CLYDESIDE. Based on a workers' 
revolt in the city of Glasgow that broke out with the Declaration of War 
in 1914. It follows the tale of the workers and their leader, John 
Maclean, through a time of great unrest. Eventually the rulers of 
Britain sent troops and tanks into Glasgow, in January 1919, to prevent 
a full-blown revolution they feared would engulf the entire country.
Hulett has painstakingly researched the background to the story over two
years and the end result is a CD release of nine original songs with
extensive booklet notes, and the extraordinary full concert version of 
RED CLYDESIDE. CD's available at the gig. This performance is the one 
and only Melbourne performance. AN ABSOLUTE MUST SEE!

His songs stand as masterpieces of the songwriter's craft - The 
Canberra Times
...songs equal to anything Billy Bragg has done - Rock 'N' Reel

8:30pm Wednesday, April 10th
The New Ballroom
Tickets $20 Full/ $15 Conc/ $15 Groups of 10+
Bookings Ph: 9662 3555


BEST VALUE SEMINAR
RMIT University and KPMG are pleased to announce an interactive seminar
looking at approaches to delivering Best Value in Victoria. The session 
will draw heavily on the key lessons learned about progress and approach 
from the first five years of Best Value in the UK. The intention is to 
help managers and policy planners avoid a number of the pitfalls 
encountered by UK local authorities in designing and evaluating their 
approaches to Best Value. Drawing heavily on case study examples, the 
session aims to identify common barriers to implementing Best Value and 
highlight a number of manageable solutions for authorities to progress 
in designing their approaches.

9am - 5pm Friday, April 5th
The New Council Chambers
For more info contact: the Best Value Co-ordinator Centre for Management
Quality Research at RMIT University,
Ph:  (03) 9925-7513, Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]


ART in The New International Bookshop Gallery
Cactus! Leafy Lady Leaving from March 15 presents the distinctive 
paintings of Linda Cottrell, who is leaving Victoria. This departure 
exhibiton and sale presents a chance to see representative work of one 
of our most immediately recognisable artists. Goughing, going...gone.


GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL
54 Victoria St (Cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
+ much, much more
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
more info visit www.tradeshallarts.com.au http://www.tradeshallarts.com.au



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