September Newsletter

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  Coming Up  
  • Reminder: Tuesday 28 August (evening): I Have A Dream –  Bonfire @ Desire August Open Mic Night and launch of Issue 01 of Poetry of Desire (the previous issue was Issue 00)
  • Tuesday 4 September (evening): How to Use Essential Oils for Healing, Happiness and Harmony at Burning Desire with Helen Fraser and Brittney Vangestel
  • Saturday 8 September (evening): Peter Back (dead-set oz-rock indie punk legend whom you might know from ‘The Hard-Ons’) plays an intimate show in support of his latest record, Maybe If I Took My Headphones Off
  • Tuesday 11-15 September (evening, not in the shop): Patrick Marber’s After Miss Julie, presented by SPea Productions at The Cottage, 46 Kensington St, Chippendale NSW 2008
  • Tuesday 11 September (evening): Writers Rumble - the Desire Books & Records writers group.
  • Thursday 13 September (evening): Life Drawing.
  • Friday 21 September (from morning): Tell Me A Story – children’s story time. Author Sam Bowring will read from and sign copies of his children’s book The Little Bad Wolf.
  • Tuesday 25 September (evening): Smokin’! - Bonfire @ Desire Open Mic Night and launch of Issue 02 or Poetry of Desire

“All I have to do is dream,” the Everly Brothers once sang. “Dream, dream,” as it were, and, furthermore, “dream.”

Whether or not your dreams of Jeanie (if you have them) are of Barbara Eden in an ornate bottle, or with light brown hair, or, like Don McLean, sans Jeanie are just of castles in the air, know this:

On August 28th 1963, that the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr – civil rights leader and Baptist Minister – delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech at Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.
Thus, our Bonfire @ Desire Open Mic Night theme, 55 years later (to the day), is all about dreams and dreaming. You don’t have to adhere to the theme, but if you want, free-associate around some of the following
  • Flights of fancy;
  • Imagination;
  • Hopes and aspirations;
  • Social justice;
  • Subconscious desire;
  • Weird nightmares;
  • Jousting sticks*.
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.

More info here.

*Tell ’im he’s dreamin’!
Burning Desire September 4th//BQ:HOW DO ESSENTIAL OILS WORK AND HOW DO I KNOW WHICH ONES TO USE?  A: Your body is incredibly powerful & intuitive, by simply listening & being more aware you can be empowered to naturally support and heal yourself.  This month at Burning Desire we have 2 Guest Speakers to answer your BQ's (that's Burning Questions):  + Helen Fraser - Personal Trainer & Natural Health Solutions Provider Live Fit Thrive: for the natural, healthy you. and, + Brittney Vangestel – Energy Healer  Join us for an evening of: ~ exploring the power of your own inner voice ~ strengthening your intuition ~ heart connection exercises and centering meditation  Learning about: ~ Essential Oils and how they work ~ the Psychological, Emotional, Spiritual benefits of Essential Oils  Experiencing: ~ Energy Healing  Discovering & Trying: ~ your favourite Essential Oils and figuring out how they work ~ recipes to take home  Learn how Essential Oils and Energy Healing can support you to: ~ manage stress and burnout ~ head off overwhelm ~ aid emotional health & healing ~ increase positivity and positive self-care ~ relieve physical pain & strain  If you find Oils you love, you'll be able to buy them on the night.  Come with an open heart and learn how to unlock your potential by using these easy to learn life tools. This month we're supporting Drought Relief with our BUCKS FOR BALES CAMPAIGN - come and be part of it and at the same time help our Farmers.  Like It | Share It | Come Along | Bring a Friend

  Peter Black Free Gig!  

Dead set Oz rock indie punk rock legend (you might know him from the band The Hard-Ons) Peter Black is currently touring behind his new release, Maybe If I Took My Headphones Off.

He’ll be presenting a FREE performance at Desire, Saturday 8th September from 7:30pm.

  Writers Rumble  

Writers Rumble, hosted by Desire Books and Records at the shop, 3/3 Whistler St, Manly, takes place 11 September at 7pm.

Bring 6-8 copies of something you're working on, and the group will kindly-yet-thoroughly polish your work until it shines like the moon.

If you’re coming to the next session, please email Kiah Daly so that we know how many we’ll have.
More info here.

  After Miss Julie  

WWII is over. Churchill has been ousted.

Over a kitchen table, a battle of wits, class and sex rages on.

Who will be the winner? Is there one?

Experience this famous play in the historic sandstone surrounds of The Sandstone Cottage. The perfect setting for this modern adaptation of the Strindberg classic masterpiece, running 11-15 September.

An Amateur Production by SPea Productions by arrangement with ORiGiN THEATRICAL, on behalf of Samuel French, Ltd.
More info here.

  Life Drawing  

We’re ever so pleased to be able to offer Life Drawing at Desire.
Bring your own equipment.
Cost is $15 / $10 for students (with a complimentary glass of wine).

Thursday 13th September 6:30pm
More info here.

  Children’s Story Time  

Our next Children’s Story Time takes place Friday 21 September, featuring Sam Bowring reading from and signing copies of his book The Little Bad Wolf.

This is specifically designed for the kids who aren’t at school or kindy, to attend with their mums (or dads/grannies/nannies/au pairs/pops/memaw/governesses/fairy godmothers), with stories, sing-a-longs and some audience participation.
Begins at 10:30am.
Event is free.

More info here.

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.

More info here.
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