Music and Lyrics, Silent Auctions, Hard Rubbish and Mother’s Day This Weekend

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May 5, 2011 5:00 pmtoMay 8, 2011 5:00 pm

Softly Softly
There is no Vogel Award for spoken word, if there was Sean M Whelan would have won at least one. He’d have been commissioned to write books on the history of Melbourne and would do so in an extended metaphor depicting our city as a woollen jumper with pieces of gold thread on the collar knitted with love by a girl for a boy she never met but often dreamed of. Softly and Suddenly sees Sean M Whelan reunited with long-time collaborator Andrew Watson and band – The Interim Lovers – to produce an album that settles somewhere between post-rock record and spoken word CD. Both of them have been mastering their respective crafts for well over a decade so it’s hardly surprising that what they’ve come up with is quite special.
What: Music and Words
When: 8.30pm, Thursday May 5th
Where: The Retreat, 280 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Our Lips Aren’t Sealed
The Human Right Law Resource Centre have changed their name to the Human Rights Law Centre. Apparently the former was a bit of a mouthful. A mouthful of a different kind can be had at the HRLC’s Annual Human Rights Dinner, which will feature a silent auction of items including photographs by Wolfgang Sievers. For those of you who aren’t going to click the link he’s dead now but he once took amazing photos of buildings, machines and people in Australia. You can’t go to the dinner, it’s sold out. I reckon it sounds a bit fancy anyway but you have every right to sit in your underpants at home drinking VB and watching the footy while bidding online here.
What: Dinner, Auction
When: Friday, 6 May

Mother’s Day
It’s on Sunday. Do something nice for your mum. Buy her flowers, I know its a cliché but who doesn’t like getting flowers? Also, the Abbotsford Convent is offering buffet style morning or afternoon tea at the Convent Bakery and giving mothers champagne! Alternatively take her to Walking with Dinosaurs cos like I dunno ummm…DINOSAURS!!!  I like dinosaurs. Rawr mum!  That means “I love you mum” in dinosaur.
What: Mothers Day
When: Sunday
Where: Everywhere
Alternatively –
What: Walking with Dinosaurs
Where: Hisense Arena
When: Wed 4th – Sun 15th May
Tickets: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/Show.aspx?sh=WALKDINO11

Getting Trashed
Brunswick takes its name from Caroline of Brunswick, the estranged wife of King George IV. Brunswick is a fucking big place, throw in Coburg and include everything up till Glenroy and you’ve got Moreland. It’s huge, it’s diverse. Now until 3rd June Moreland streets come alive with hard rubbish. Already on Albion Street you can see old mattresses adorned with art by Kaff-eine and all kinds of other goodies. It’s free. If you wanna take something you find home with you remember to check with the people who are throwing it out first.
What: Going through other people’s rubbish
Where: Moreland
When: Now

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