Friday, June 24, 2011

Talya Rubin performance: Sunday 26th June

Image: Maya Nova
Happily Ever After is pleased to announce that Talya Rubin will present readings from her work in the John Paynter Gallery on Sunday 26th June, the last day of the exhibition! Please join us at 11am, midday and 1pm for Talya's brief performances.

Talya Rubin is a Montreal born, Sydney based poet, playwright and performer. Her poetry won the national Bronwen Wallace Award in Canada for the most promising writer under the age of 35. She has toured with her original solo plays, Ariadne’s ThreadThe Girl With No Hands and Of The Causes of Wonderful Things to festivals in Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Montreal, Prague and Toronto including Brisbane Festival’s Under The Radar,  LiveWorks, Performance Space, Sydney and Arts House, Melbourne. TheAdelaide Advertiser wrote of her work: “The writing is out of this world, as sweet as honey and just as intense 5/5.” ABC Radio National commissioned Talya to adapt and perform Ariadne’s Thread as a radio drama, broadcast nationwide and The Girl With No Hands was nominated for a MECCA (Montreal English Critics Circle Award) for best new text. Most recently, Talya was short listed for the Winston Collins/Descant prize for Best Canadian poem of 2011. As writer in residence with Hunter Writers Centre at the Lockup Cultural Centre, Talya will be working on a collection of poetry about place and displacement, exile and belonging

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tea, cakes and cultural ephemera!

Please join us in the John Paynter Gallery on Sunday 19th June, from 10am until 4pm, for  a day of performance, demonstrations, artist, writer and curators' talk, and most importantly, cake!

Just click on the 'what's on' tab of this blog for more information about what's happening. Entry to the event is via gold coin donation to our host the Lock Up (90 Hunter Street, Newcastle).

And please remember that for the duration of our exhibition at the John Paynter Gallery, 10-26th June, Sprocket Roasters is offering a 15% discount to all exhibition patrons. All you need to do to claim your discount is utter the magic phrases 'Happily Ever After' or 'Once upon a time'.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sprocket is our sponsor!

As avid consumers of caffeine, Happily Ever After is proud to announce Sprocket Roasters as our sponsor. Sprocket is a cool little café at 68 Hunter Street Newcastle (just along from our home at the John Paynter Gallery) with a great rep for doing some of the best hot beverages around.
Sprocket have kindly offered Happily Ever After exhibition patrons a 15% discount on all food and beverage for the duration of the John Paynter Gallery exhibition (10-26 June). All you need to do is rock up to one of their friendly staff with an exhibition invitation, utter the magic phrase ‘Once upon a time’, and the discount will be yours!

Here’s some more info on Sprocket’s mighty brew:

‘Chemical engineering, conservation, carbon-neutral technology and... coffee? Our aim at Sprocket Roasters is to mix creativity with sound scientific principles, bringing you the best beans roasted in the most sustainable way. Our mad scientist has patented a technological breakthrough that enables our fluid bed roaster to run on biofuels and café waste, making it one of the most environmentally-friendly roasters this side of the moon. We are confident this see-it-and-taste-it-to-believe-it roasting experience will have you coming back cup after cup…

Forged in the industrial heart of Newcastle, Sprocket Roasters’ award winning coffee is brought to you by a rogue collective – engineers, farmers, lawyers, teachers, winemakers and yoga instructors – who have quit our day jobs as we have a consuming passion for all things coffee.

Whether you need it to warm you up after a surf, keep you awake on the dogwatch or maybe just sip in your backyard in your underwear, we’ve got a blend that’s right for you.

Step out into this big wild world with a cuppa Sprocket in the morning... because our roasting process has your carbon footprints covered. ’Njoy!!’