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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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A Morning/Evening in Norwich/Canberra
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

A Morning/Evening in Norwich/Canberra

  • Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre (map)
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Artists:  Georgia Hingston, Patrick Hughes, Adam Keogh, Meghann Boltz, Eleanor Herzog, Andreas Hadjivassiliou, Jacinta Mulders

Norwich, UK is home to many famous writers and to one of the most prestigious Creative Writing programs in the world. Could it also be Canberra's new sister city of literature? Come to a dark room in Canberra and cyber-hang with a bunch of Norwich's up and coming young literary folk as we force them out of bed at an unreasonable hour to share their work with you.

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Workshop: Longform Non-fiction
Mar
16
6:30 PM18:30

Workshop: Longform Non-fiction

  • B-Block Kitchen, Gorman Arts Centre (map)
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Facilitator: Sam Vincent

In this workshop, Sam Vincent walks writers through setting scenes, playing with tense, and developing other skills to put into practice in their own longform non-fiction. Places for this workshop are limited.

Sam Vincent is a regular contributor to The Monthly. His book, Blood and Guts: Dispatches from the Whale Wars, a work of narrative non-fiction about whaling in Antarctica, was shortlisted for the 2015 Walkley Book Award.

Places in the Longform Non-fiction workshop have now been filled. Please browse the full range of free workshops on offer in our professional development stream.

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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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Callout open for Whooziwotsit
Mar
16
to Mar 20

Callout open for Whooziwotsit

What’s your favourite word? Fantabulous? Ridonculous? Hullabaloo? Find the most creative way you possibly can to show us. Spell it out with tomato sauce, pencils or buttons – have your class make the word with desks and chairs – and we will feature it on the Noted Festival website.

Please send content to: notedfestival@gmail.com with "Whooziwotsit" in the subject line. Remember to tell us your name and how old you are so we can credit you on the website! Please send files as: JPEG, PNG, GIF or TIFF. Submissions close 20 March 2016. 

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Boring Bits
Mar
16
to Mar 20

Boring Bits

Artists:  Karen Andrews, Elizabeth Tien An Flux, Lex Hirst, Neha Kale, Bri Lee, Patrick Lenton

The problem with creative careers, is that so much of your time is spent doing stuff that is utterly boring and not creative at all. How do you do your tax as a sole trader? What do you need to know about working with larger organisations as an artist or a freelancer? Exactly how should you pitch your work to an editor of a literary journal?

Boring Bits is a series of online mini-lectures (five minutes a pop) and is a quick and painless way to learn everything you need to know about the not-so-fun stuff.

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Heroes
Mar
16
to Mar 20

Heroes

Heroes is a collaborative project undertaken by students in the Koori Kids Group, the Koori Leadership Program and Noted Festival. Over the course of two weeks, students will write and make zines around the theme of "heroes". Koori Kids and Koori Leadership are groups for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged eight to sixteen. They are facilitated by West Belconnen Child and Family Centre, UnitingCare Kippax, and Belconnen Community Services. From local Elders to sporting stars to superheroes, these zines, available to read on the Noted website, will tell the stories of the people that inspire them.

 

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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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Plaque Proportions
Mar
16
to Mar 20

Plaque Proportions

Artists: Jordan Morris and Dierdre Pearce 

Canberra has been shaped by cover-ups and secrets. It's a city built on legends whispered in tones so hushed you've never heard them... until now. Jordan Morris and Dierdre Pearce have unearthed over a century of Canberran conspiracy and forbidden knowledge. You deserve to know the truth. This March, Morris and Pearce leak the real history of Canberra, every word and image, online and installed around the city. Learn the facts before they're redacted. Plaque Proportions: Mapping the unwritten history of Canberra.

Find the plaques at all your festival locations!

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Bill Poetries
Mar
16
to Mar 20

Bill Poetries

Artists: Duncan Felton, Nick Delatovic, Tessa Rose, the Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary, David Stavanger, Jennifer Compton, Laurie May, Paul Magee, Sarah Rice, Indigo Eli, Melinda Smith, Beige Brown, Bela Farkas, Louis Klee, Alison Coppe, Ben Walter, Bri Lee, Sandra Renew and Denise Burton

Poet Andrew Galan, together with a litter of handpicked poets from across the country, are posting their words up all over Canberra's nooks and crannies. Check the Noted Festival website for location hints. 

Bill poetries deteriorate in the weather, end up in the streets and pollute our waterways through the stormwater system. Bill poetries make areas look uncared for and attract other litter. Councils can spend a lot on cleaning up after illegally posted bills including flyers and advertising material – money which could be better spent on more useful programs. Bill poetries are advertisements. The advertisers have not taken responsibility for ensuring that they do not become litter. The community then pay for their clean up. There are no exemptions for bill poetries put up without consent. They are items that become litter. – Department of Environment and Conservation

Adapted from Australian Government literature regarding bill posters

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21st Century Poets
Mar
16
to Mar 20

21st Century Poets

Artists: Kelly Donohue (curator), Emma Rose Smith, Felicity Banks, Chloë Callistemon

What does poetry look like in the 21st Century? What can it look like? How far has it already been pushed and where is it headed next? Watch online as four contemporary writers play with poetry in strange new spaces and platforms.

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