We thought you’d all be interested to know that Tourism Victoria is
launching a user-generated forum in June. It’s called ‘The Red Thread’ and
it basically exists so that people can share their Melbourne experiences
with others. They’re running a simple competition to get some creative
content online. This involves inviting people to submit a snapshot of
their Melbourne experience and they are offering a $2,000 prize for best
video, $2,000 for best photo and $2,000 for BEST TEXT. Keep in mind that
the forums are egalitarian and the winner will be chosen because their
submission is interesting and creative rather than an uber-professional
work of art. We thought we’d let everyone know about this because we know
that you are all creative and have more likely than not already been to
Melbourne (or even live here, or are making your Melbourne debut at the
festival this weekend). The odds are you already have something you can
enter sitting on your computer or in your head. The entry and upload
process is so easy that a monkey at the Melbourne zoo has already uploaded
a video of himself with a peanut that looks like Federation Square.
Submit to http://www.visitvictoria.com/redthread
Entries close June 7, 2007
The Scientific Program Committee is calling for abstracts from those wishing to present at the 3rd International Congress on Women’s Mental Health. Melbourne, Australia is the host city for the Congress, to be held Sunday 16 – Thursday 20 March 2008.
Please visit the Congress website www.iawmhcongress2008.com.au to download your copy of the First Announcement and Call for Papers document. Abstracts and posters are to be submitted online.
‘Helping us live and work the Twelve Steps to better Cabaret’
Written and performed by
Queenie van de Zandt
Mark Jones on Piano
Queenie van de Zandt’s addiction to cabaret has taken her from performing, at the age of 17, in her first cabaret; “The Essential Lloyd Webber” (at a venue in the country town of Queanbeyan, on a stage covered with bright green carpet), to teaching cabaret at the Victorian College of the Arts.
In CABARET – THE 12 STEP PROGRAM, Queenie van de Zandt, (“…the spectacular musical theatre and cabaret performer…” Sunday Telegraph), reveals the secrets to creating a successful cabaret while she simultaneously performs a successful cabaret (and just a tip, one of the secrets is not designing a set which consists of pinning all your record covers of Andrew Lloyd Webber shows at interesting angles onto a curtain).
Yes – it’s a cabaret, within a cabaret, about a cabaret (and if you’re confused, just stop being so selfish and think about how she must feel).
If you’re addicted to cabaret and love a combination of listening to great singing, having lots of laughs and getting a certificate of attendance at the end of it – this show will definitely be your “Music of the Night”.
“…a new star of Australian comedy theatre… and…what a fabulous singer she is…” Sunday Telegraph
“…good to see van de Zandt back in town and in fine voice and humour.” The Canberra Times
“Queenie van de Zandt is not only a great cabaret singer, she is hilarious, too.” Herald Sun
Venue: The Butterfly Club, 204 Bank Street, South Melbourne
Dates: Saturday 9, 16, 23, 30 June and 7 July
Times: 10.30 pm
Tickets: $20 full / $15 concession and for groups of 8 or more
Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com <>
Information: 9690 2000
The Myths of Innovation
By Scott Berkun
In The Myths of Innovation, bestselling author Scott Berkun takes a careful look at innovation history, including the software and Internet Age, to reveal how ideas truly become successful innovations-truths that people can apply to today’s challenges.
Using dozens of examples from the history of technology, business, and the arts, you’ll learn how to convert the knowledge you have into ideas that can change the world.
FReeZACentral Workshops // 2007 Music Industry Workshops //
Want to work in the music industry?
The FReeZACentral music industry workshops are back! All around Victoria in June and July, FReeZACentral is holding free, accredited training days for young people aged 15 to 25 who are interested in a music industry career. This year’s FReeZACentral workshops are happening in Croydon (June 23), Leongatha (June 26), Ararat (June 30), Wangaratta (July 3), central Melbourne (July 7), Swan Hill (July 11), Werribee (July 14) and Hamilton (July 18).
For the past three years, FReeZACentral has been nurturing the skills, talents and passion of the next generation of music industry professionals. Over 500 young people attend the FReeZACentral workshops each year. Of the workshop participants statewide, 50 young people in the 18-25 year age bracket are chosen for the FReeZACentral mentoring program, which matches young people to an experienced music industry professional in their chosen field, whether they’re performers or aspiring sound engineers, marketing professionals, event managers or music business operators.
Workshops are free and include free lunch. Register online at www.freezacentral.vic.gov.au or call 03 9380 1277.
Visit the Myspace at: www.myspace.com/freezacentral