Holiday time can be very busy – especially so for our good friends who help run events in the store. As a result, Writers Rumble and Life Drawing have been cancelled for this month; they'll be back again in November – Thursday 8th November for Life Drawing; Tuesday 13th November for Writers Rumble.
Meanwhile, the Soul Invictus exhibition is currently hanging; Bonfire will be on Tuesday 30th October (take your Hallowe’en costumes out for a trial run!); and the deadline for Issue 03 of …poetry of desire is Tuesday 23rd of October. All of this is re-iterated below.
(Exhibition by Kere M Baker + Andrew Lukic)
An exhibition exploring the theme of ‘Soul Invictus’ (defined as ‘the unconquerable soul’). The Artists explore the concept using ideas of cellular and genetic memory, whilst drawing inspiration from their connection to the Polynesian Islands.
Themes of abstract and simple landscape and portraiture are explored, tempered with tribal pattern, colour and symbolism.
The narrative is unquestionably about identity, the layers, and the layering, asking the questions: Who are we? How is that determined? And the result, Does it even matter?
ABOVE: Head of the Diamond – Andrew Lukic, Acrylic on canvas 61W x 30.5H cm BELOW: Toa – Kere M Baker, Acrylic & enamel on canvas 150W x 150H cm BOTTOM LEFT (or ‘lower’, depending on your device): Self Portrait – Andrew Lukic, Acrylic on canvas (framed) 54W x 54H cm BOTTOM RIGHT (or ‘bottom’, depending on your device): Kapalama Colours – Andrew Lukic, Acrylic on canvas 61W x 61H cm
Tuesday 23 October: final submission date for Issue 03 of …poetry of desire
Tuesday 30 October (evening): Knock Knock - Bonfire @ Desire Hallowe’en Open Mic Night and launch of Issue 03 or Poetry of Desire
Thursday 8 November (evening): Life Drawing
Tuesday 13 November (evening): Writers Rumble - the Desire Books & Records writers group
Burning Desire will return December 4
The submission date for the next edition of ...the poetry of desire is Tuesday 23rd October.
Ideally, please submit your poems as a Word document (font 12pt Courier).
Please note submission is no guarantee of publication.
Bonfire Open Mic Night
American kids adopting a pagan festival as a reason to indulge before a religious celebration was not the first time someone knocked on a door on the evening of October 31st. But the indulgences in question that first time weren’t candy, and the dude banging on the door was no sexy witch/ghoul/vampire/ghost or variation thereof. Sure, he was decked out in clobber specific to his vocation – but he was an Augustinian monk protesting decadence within the church, as listed in the document he was hammering onto the cathedral door. His name was Martin Luther (not the civil rights activist named after him, or that civil rights activist’s dad, also named after him) and it was this protest against practices of Catholicism that led to Protestant Christianity breaking away from the Catholic mother ship.
What has this got to do with Hallowe’en? Nothing whatsoever, apart from it happening on the same day. The coincidence tickles my funny bone.
But, as far as a theme for a Bonfire night goes, making it about more than just Hallowe’en – about different tricks, treats and door knocking appeals – it leaves it wide open for you. Do you want candy? Attention? Justice? Whatever – sing, rhyme, play or talk about it. Or don't. Totally up to you. Whatever your decision, just know that October Bonfire takes place Tuesday 30 October.
Come and perform. Or just come and watch. It’s a good night of warm community support.
You know the deal:
On the night: show begins 8pm sharp.
Performers: arrive 7:30pm even if you intend to be on in the second half.
Order of performance = order of arrival and registration.
Entry by gold coin donation.