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Light Lines
Apr
13
to Apr 17

Light Lines

  • You Are Here Hub Space (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Artists:  Harriet Schwarzrock, Sarah Rice

Light meets lines in this illuminating collaboration between poet Sarah Rice and glass artist Harriet Schwarzrock. During Noted Festival Sarah and Harriet will begin the process of converting Sarah's words into beautiful neon signs. Witness the finished product at You Are Here Festival in April.

Light Lines is a partnership between Noted and You Are Here, generously supported by the Canberra Glassworks and Arts ACT.

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The Writers Room
Mar
20
2:00 PM14:00

The Writers Room

  • Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Artists: Nick Delatovic

A gaggle of writers have been shut away in a simulation of a traditional TV writers room, scratching their heads, drinking copious amounts of coffee in an attempt to come up with a script that will go into production at the conclusion of the festival. Vote on their story pitches online, pop in to watch their brainstorming in action and come and see a reading of the final product. Head to www.notedfestival.com for details.

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Unreadable
Mar
20
12:30 PM12:30

Unreadable

Facilitator: Jack Crash

Asemic writing is the abstraction of words and letters to the point where they are unreadable yet somehow understood. This workshop, led by visual artist and zinester Jack Crash, will feature a short overview of the world of Asemic writing and will then invite you to play around with some ink to create something beautifully, deliberately unreadable.

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#LookUp
Mar
20
10:00 AM10:00

#LookUp

Artists: Rhonda Ayliffe; Melinda Smith

Every day of 2015, visual artist Rhonda Ayliffe looked up, and quickly captured an image of the sky. Poet Melinda Smith responded to each one in words. The result is a ceiling-projected video loop consisting of 365 photographs of the sky with accompanying micropoems. This beautiful collaboration will be on display throughout the day at our Independent Publishing Fair.

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Love From
Mar
20
10:00 AM10:00

Love From

Artist: Vivi Violette

If everyone in the world was asked to write a love letter together, what would we all say? Would we use the same words or themes? What would we write about?

‘Love from’ is a social experiment and art installation exploring what a love letter written by the world would say. Love letters written by people with diverse life experiences are combined and the recurring themes and phrases collated. Whether the words are written about care, loss or romance, the underlying theme of deep emotional love transcends all barriers and connects us as humans. This great collaboration of love will be taken back to the people to be read aloud to a camera. Come see what the world has said about love, and be a part of the project!

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Lit Hop: Stop 3 It's a Write Off! (Canberra Special)
Mar
19
8:00 PM20:00

Lit Hop: Stop 3 It's a Write Off! (Canberra Special)

Host: Alice Grundy of Seizure Online

In partnership with Seizure Publishing: a one hour show of competitive writing, hosted by Alice Grundy. This is a knockout game with rounds for Best Pun, Best Haiku, Best Opening Sentence and Best Flash Fiction. Challenge yourself, challenge others and vie to become the ultimate word gladiator.

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Lit Hop: Stop 2 Book Swap Speed Dating
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

Lit Hop: Stop 2 Book Swap Speed Dating

Emcee: Emma McManus

A lively interactive book swap meet in a speed dating format. Spend two minutes with each new partner and their book, try and persuade them why your dog-eared much-loved copy of Dune is the one they should take to bed with them tonight. Who knows, you might just discover your next favourite novel!

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Lit Hop: Stop 1 #cringe
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Lit Hop: Stop 1 #cringe

Artists: Ethan Andrews, Kate Iselin, Sophie Overett, Elizabeth Caplice

Remember the first dreadful poem, story or journal entry you ever wrote? For most of us, these haunting abominations are buried deep in our sock drawers. Squirm as three brave artists dust off their earliest and most cringe-inducing work for public consumption. If you're feeling up to it, share your own #cringenoted.

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Show + Tell
Mar
19
3:00 PM15:00

Show + Tell

Artists: Patrick Lenton, Sian Campbell, Sam Vincent, Ethan Andrews, Madeleine Laing

Objects. They all have one story or another. Why do we hold on to some things more than others? Why do objects have an uncanny ability to teleport us back to a particular moment in time? rip publishing presents Show + Tell: storytelling that's a bit like a primary school afternoon for adults. Listen to a series of memoir readings and see the objects that inspired them.

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The Role of the Law
Mar
19
11:30 AM11:30

The Role of the Law

Artist: Mark Fletcher

What do we really know about the law? Is it founded on plain old right and wrong or is there an element of performance for the public? Join political commentator Mark Fletcher as he shares his thought-provoking analysis of the symbols and imagery of the High Court and puts a twist on the law as we know it.

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Binge Watch
Mar
18
7:30 PM19:30

Binge Watch

  • Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Presented by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres

Even writers love binge-watching TV and why wouldn't they, what with all those expertly drawn characters and perfect plot twists. In 2016, TV = art. In partnership with A+G, Noted festival have chosen some of the best examples of writing in TV. Come along so you can disagree with their choices.

 

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The Salt Room
Mar
18
7:30 PM19:30

The Salt Room

Artists: The Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary, David Stavanger, Jennifer Compton, Laurie May and the BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! Team

‘If I have to have a poem, then I prefer it to be multiple choice.’ BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! in partnership with the Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres brings you the Salt Room, the national capital showcase of the finest territory, interstate and international writers and performers.

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Sauna Saga
Mar
18
7:30 PM19:30

Sauna Saga

Artist: Chris Endrey 

Did you know that Canberra has its very own Finnish sauna? Don't believe us? See for yourself as comedian and writer Chris Endrey delivers a performative lecture about Finland and its long love affair with the humble hotbox. 

The event is produced in partnership with the Embassy of Finland, Canberra.


The audience will take a sauna as part of the performance. There will be two 40-minute sessions:

  • 7:30pm – 8:10pm session: audience and performer will be in swimmers (BOOKED OUT)
  • 8:30pm – 9:10pm session: audience and performer will be nude (BOOKED OUT)

Please see the booking form for further information. Unfortunately, this venue is not wheelchair accessible. 

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Perdoar
Mar
18
7:20 PM19:20

Perdoar

Artists: Ana Paz and Stefanie Freeman. 

Celebrated performance poet Ana Paz works across art forms to create challenging takes on the political climate we live in; this time she's collaborating with dancer Stefanie Freeman. Noted Festival is proud to showcase the fruits of their thoughtful and beautiful labour.

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Too early for poetry?
Mar
18
7:30 AM07:30

Too early for poetry?

Artists: Paul McGee, Emma Rose Smith, Louis Klee, Tessa Rose, David Stavanger, Jennifer Compton, Myles Gough

How early is too early for poetry? Join Noted at Smith’s Alternative for some intimate and early-morning live poetry readings. Grab a coffee and share a table with poet to experience personal one-on-one and small group performances. Swap tables to hear them all.

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Passing the Pen
Mar
17
7:30 PM19:30

Passing the Pen

Since 2011, Scissors Paper Pen has been making lit happen in the capital: coordinating creative events, supporting young writers and shining lights on emerging wordsmiths and their works of wonder. Over five years, the collective have won state and national awards for programming. Alumnae have been published nationally, and accoladed in fierce and exciting abundance. Now it's time for a change, as SPP grows into 2016 and the next five years. Join us as we celebrate the SPP old guard handing their pens to a new team of SPP directors and coordinators, with ceremony, music, drinks, readings and performances from old and new SPP favourites, and a few surprises.

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Where the Wild Words Are: In Transit
Mar
17
5:30 PM17:30

Where the Wild Words Are: In Transit

Facilitator: Andrew Galan 

Where the Wild Words Are is a series of events designed to inspire writers away from their desks and reveal some of Canberra’s best-kept secret writing spots.

In this special edition of Where the Wild Words Are, widely published and celebrated poet Andrew Galan will lead participants in a series of writing exercises inspired by the comings and goings of people in transit at Canberra’s primary interstate transport hub. One and all are welcome.

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Speak Uneasy
Mar
17
to Mar 24

Speak Uneasy

Artists: Caren Florance, Nicci Haynes, Jane Rawson, Shags

Local visual arts collective Speak Uneasy are fascinated by text: letters, fonts, words and the difficulty of making ourselves understood using their beautifully clumsy forms. Come and see their exhibition at any time throughout the festival.

Exhibition opens 6pm on Friday 18 March.

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MEGA-BAD!SLAM! NO!BISCUIT! versus MEGA-NOTED
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

MEGA-BAD!SLAM! NO!BISCUIT! versus MEGA-NOTED

Artists: Nick Delatovic, Tessa Rose, the Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary, David Stavanger, Beige Brown, Andrew Galan, Joel Barcham, Amanda Coghlan AND up to 15 sign-ups on the night

After the deafening and tumultuous applause of 2015, BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! returns to Noted Festival. Take the microphone and win glorious prizes! BAD!SLAM! provides feature acts, including the resplendent David Stavanger, the (in)famous Tessa Rose, the triumphantine Beige Browne, the Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary, as well as the mystery we are keeping mysterious. SO JOIN BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, it wants your words. It wants them now. It wants a whiskey.

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THE BAD!SLAM! NO!BISCUIT! CANBERRA NATIONAL ANTHEM
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

THE BAD!SLAM! NO!BISCUIT! CANBERRA NATIONAL ANTHEM

Artist: Nick Delatovic

To fix Canberra's Centenary Celebration's failure, BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! commissioned Canberra's renaissance person of fitness and music, Nick Delatovic, to compose THE BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! CANBERRA NATIONAL ANTHEM. Its inaugural singing is at BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! in the Phoenix Pub before forever being free under creative commons. Find lyrics in Bill Poetries, the songbook at the Phoenix, be part of history as BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! gives Civic, the inner north, the Australian Capital Territory, Australia, the World what they have always needed ﹘ THE BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! CANBERRA NATIONAL ANTHEM. Supported by BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, You Are Here Festival and Noted Festival.

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Where the Wild Words Are: Horror
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

Where the Wild Words Are: Horror

Artist: Kaaron Warren

Where the Wild Words Are is a series of events designed to inspire writers away from their desks and reveal some of Canberra’s best-kept secret writing spots. In this special edition of Where the Wild Words Are, local horror writer Kaaron Warren, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, sheds some mood lighting on her favourite writing prompts and helps you spin some spine-tingling tales. BYO torch.

 

All areas of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair access to the building is available from the south-facing entrance (Liversidge St). Bathrooms (with disabled facilities) are located in the main building.

A wheelchair is available from NFSA reception. Use of this resource can be pre-arranged by calling (02) 6248 2000.

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Cities Tell Stories
Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Cities Tell Stories

Artists: Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre collaboration between Serena Chalker and Quindell Orton

Explore the significance of shared moments between strangers in the city through everyday and unusual spaces. This one-on-one audio guided promenade performance reframes the streets as a set: you, a pair of headphones, the city as terrain and the story that unravels.

Register now to select your preferred timeslot. Limited to one audience member per timeslot so first in best dressed.


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COLD LIKE CONCRETE
Mar
16
to Mar 20

COLD LIKE CONCRETE

The rhythms of poetry, narrative based construction and oblique autobiography(the literary word) – labours to distort the visual grammar of our ordinary lives. COLD LIKE CONCRETE examines an intersection of auto-poetic experimentation in visual art, drawing from public and private collections to present Australian art|TEXT spanning some 40 years. This exhibition provides an experimental meeting ground for a number of discrete artistic practices. Presenting artists that intend the visual and the literary to run in parallel, appear simultaneous, and form at once a double-imaged, duplicitous world: the order of things || the order of words. A world, where every-thing-is-something. And so to know its use, it may be distanced, detached, ironically turned over, and made to feel cold – like concrete. 

RUTH COWEN / MITCHEL CUMMING / BENJAMIN FORSTER / KEVIN MORGAN JONES / KK+JLD / LUCINA LANE (WITH LISA RADFORD) / ADELLE MILLS / ROSE NOLAN /PETER O’MARA / ALEX SELENITSCH / CHARLIE SOFO /  RICHARD TIPPING / PETER TYNDALL  / CURATED BY OSCAR CAPEZIO

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Postal Project
Mar
16
to Mar 20

Postal Project

Artist: Indigo Eli

Australian Slam Poetry finalist Indigo Eli will be documenting, posting and sharing festival moments beyond geographic limits. Expect poems constructed from the Noted Festival environment, quoted tidbits of overheard festival chat and handwritten notes – connecting remote individuals intimately, collated online.

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