The Kurilpa Poets present:
Sunday July 31st, 3pm
“Is this Love?”
Yes, Spring is just around the corner, you can sniff it in the air already, soon Winter’s Wattles will be blooming, to mark the turning of the Seasons, and surely also Love itself will be blooming unbidden in many a breast! So to get in the mood, this month’s theme is the Love Poem in all its forms and permutations. To illustrate, Master of Ceremonies, the Reverend Hellfire will be reading judicious selections and appropriate quotes from “the Greats“.
Stepping up as Feature Poet will be non-other than
Matt Hetherington (AKA “The Doctor of Love”)
Matt is apparently moving to Northern New South soon, so don’t miss this possibly almost last opportunity to witness the words & works of this Love poem aficionado!
And don’t forget to bring along your own Odes to the Love Supreme and share your sensitive yearnings with the Water Rats. But Hey! Feel free to bring satirical Anti-Love poems, or bitter sonnets of doomed romance, or indeed poems of any topic at all for our two fabulous, free-speakin’, straight talkin’ Open Mic Sessions.
Illuminating our walls as always will be the Virtual Gallery‘s Unsuspected Artist of the Month. July will feature with the works of Grace Cossington Smith. This sadly now largely forgotten Australian Artist and pioneer of modernist painting is considered as being largely responsible for bringing Post Impressionism into the Aussie Art scene.
I confess I know little about her myself, (except that she lived to be over a hundred!) but I’m sure our erudite Visual Arts Director, Shane K will be able to enlighten us with one of his wonderfully edutaining talks.
Appropriately, given this month’s theme, our favourite Mystery Musician, the lovely Jem Sparkles, will be appearing in July to sing her inspiring songs of Love, Loss, Longing and Desire. We are uncertain at the time of writing whether Jem will be playing Solo on this occasion, or accompanied by her Golden Boys, but either way there’ll be much in the way of moody mood music in the air.
As always Food and Refreshment is provided Free
and there is Free on-site parking also.
There is a small door charge of $5 ($3 members) to cover the rent, etc.
Also, it’s become a bit of a custom at Kurilpa Poets
for the community-minded to bring along a plate or bottle
or packet of something nice to contribute
and share at the feast. But only if you feel like it,
Be sure to check the Water Rat Gazette at kurilpapoetry.wordpress.com
for upcoming announcements.