What’s Cool and Unusual – 4th February 2009

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When: Wednesday February 4. Night begins at 7pm, movie starts at dusk
Where: Pavilion at Bondi Beach
What: Premiere of award-winning new film “Soldiers of Peace” – an uplifting story about the power of community movements

Nothing to do?
How about sitting by the beach watching a film under the stars? What if we add chilled music from Zimbabwe, cold drinks and comfy bean-bag recliners?

Still not sold? Join us at the Bondi Open Air Cinema and you will also see an inspirational new film about peace and meet hundreds of other GetUp members; plus all the proceeds will help GetUp create social change on issues you care about!

Creating change doesn’t always have to be hard work!

The award winning ‘Soldiers of Peace’ is an uplifting story of how, thanks to engaged citizens such as yourself, we are fast approaching ‘the outbreak of peace’. Narrated by Michael Douglas and featuring a host of well-known personalities, the film shows that by working together to combat global problems we can create a world flushed with peace not war.
Let’s take a moment together to draw inspiration from this film about incredible social movements, who like us, are engaging everyday people in creating a better world. Bring friends and family, grab a picnic and head down to Bondi Openair Cinema on Wednesday.
We’ll see you there!
Oliver, for the GetUp Member Engagement Team


thu 5

86 George Street, Redfern

Collaborating as the Mechano Brutalists, Sumugan Sivanesan & James Gulliver Hancock take a rough and ready approach to the plastic arts.

For Troubled Justice (2009) they combine assemblage, illustration and illumination – using milk crates, clip lamps, scrap car parts, abandoned bicycles and other debris, to recall the incidents surrounding the “Redfern Riots” and the death of a local aboriginal teenager, TJ Hickey in February 2004.

The work is part of an ongoing and multifaceted project, in consultation with Ray Jackson of the Indigenous Social Justice Association and TJ’s mother, Gail Hickey.

Thanks to Jap World Spares, St Peters and the Nunnery Bike Workshop.



fri 6

8:00am – 10:30pm
Serial Space 33 Wellington Street, Chippendale

Solo performances across 4 speakers:

Robin Fox

Rod Cooper

Alex White

$10 entry


fri 6

Black & Blue Gallery
302/267-271 Cleveland Street
Redfern NSW 2016

6pm – 8pm


Ideas of torture/sex, dungeons and dragons and role playing create ideas of opening your mind, freeing your thoughts and become heavily involved in things like fantasy, partying and new ideas of sex. Ecstasy and Decay is a pot of ideas and loss of self control, passion, drugs, presented in the idea of a makeshift cruising area or aftermath of a comic book convention. Any kind of rubbish dump and breeding ground for men, trolls and boys.
Alex Vivian is a Melbourne-based artist.

Friday 6 February to 21 February 2009


fri 6


February 6, 2009 at 6:30pm until
February 11, 2009 at 5:00pm

2 excellent art duo’s combine to open the China Heights 2009 roster.



sun 8

Gyspy Cohort
Newtown Cemetary

Join our gypsy cohort:
a gyspy – folk – pirate collective
All welcome to sing, play and dance

Bring instruments, food, booze and brrraiins

Our Gyspy cohort aims to bring together musicians to form performance collectives of varying degrees.

Contact: 0413***


sun 8

Bohemian Grove, L2/68 Sophia St, Surry Hills
6.30 $10 all ages

Rod Cooper (melb) + MMMN

Since 1988, Rod Cooper has transformed traditional instrument designs into new metallic hybrids. Each sound sculpture has a large range of sounds, incorporating percussion, bowing mechanisms resonant springs and acoustic noise. For his performance at Bohemian Grove Rod will be performing on a recently constructed instrument called the Not Made in China. The NMIC incorporates a new system of transducers which micro instruments are built directly onto, forming  new sound worlds.

‘mmmn’ presents a new collaboration between two musicians from sydney working in the fields of
improvised & experimental music. this will be their first public performance.

martin ng – turntables
mike majkowski – double bass

Bohemian Grove performances are 6:30pm doors for a 7pm start each Sunday (unless otherwise advised). The cover is $10 /  donation. Please feel free to invite your friends to come and/or join the mailing list, but we ask that nothing be posted on the web for the authorities to find (they are squares). Support live music!



tue 10

people’s kitchen – every tuesday at 7pm
155 balmain rd, leichardt

vegan food, tea and coffee for donation

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