In its third year, the You Are Here festival has finally achieved its dreams and got hold of the keys to two of our favourite vacant shopfronts in the whole of Canberra: Fletcher Jones menswear and the Garema Place Police Station.
The You Are Here festival is paying homage to the ABC’s iconic TV show with our gRage series, featuring a lineup of artists guest-programming their favourite music videos accompanied by live performance. For free, at Smiths.
[ 23 March 2013; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
This just in:
Hey hey RiotACT Folks….
Trusting this wee message is finding you well for a Thursday!
As the deadline for the stall call for the CanberraZine Emporium is fast approaching – 8th Feb – we’re reaching out to local Canberra business/organisations and asking extremely nicely (with sugar on top) to assist us in spreading the [...]
Dear Riot folk,
I’m writing to say hey, happy new, and ah also the You Are Here Festival is happening from 14-24 March.
I’ve been involved with both the 2011 and 2012 festivals, and I can say without a glimmer of doubt that this is the most intense, challenging and exciting of the three. In [...]
This just in:
In March of this year, as part of the You Are Here festival in Canberra, we produced two audio tours of the Canberra Centre shopping mall (you can still download the tours: http://youareherecanberra.com.au/mall-stories-downloads/). The tours comprised creative non-fiction, poetry and music from Canberran, Australian and international artists about their local shopping centre.
[ 14 March 2013 to 24 March 2013. ]
The excellent You Are Here festival has announced next year’s dates for 10 days of mayhem.
And now, to business. The dates for the 2013 You Are Here festival have been confirmed, and we will be running from Thursday 14 – Sunday 24 March. Begin getting excited, we are.
Secondly, if you’re interested in being involved – [...]
You Are Here may be done for 2012 but the semi derelict Canberra Times Fountain on City Walk retains a reminder.
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Yesterday the You Are Here festival transformed the little used courtyard down off Akuna Street (Above where Electric Shadows used to be, next to where Toast used to be) into the venue for an inspired prison rules basketball competition amongst local bands.
Mixing short sets from the bands and very short three on three half-court basketball [...]
Hadley’s asked us to let you the public know that the bad weather has had some effect on the You Are Here festival.
A Touch of India has been cancelled.
Also So You Think You Can Hipster has shuffled down Petrie Plaza and into The Newsroom.
B Ball Band Bash (Prison Rules) is still on for tomorrow.
[ 16 March 2012; 7:30 pm; ]
Well who can resist a promo video?
You Are Here have details of this intriguing event hitting Petrie Plaza tomorrow night:
Well? Can you? In keeping with its ethos of accessibility, You Are Here present an event designed to bring to light one of Canberra’s most maligned communities: the hipster. So You Think You Can Hipster [...]
This Saturday the old Toast Courtyard (above where Electric Shadows used to lurk? Erm.. current reference… up the stairs from the Indo Cafe!) plays host to four of Canberra’s most accomplished bands AND a prison rules basketball comp between the bands.
This madness could, of course, only be the product of You Are Here:
Triple J [...]
This has drifted over my transom and I thought might be of interest to many of you:
Bring a Bulb for the Odgers Lane Art Mystery Garden
Part of the YouAreHEre Festival
Wednesday March 14 5pm-6:30pm @ the YouAreHere Newsroom (the old Centrepoint Newsagency in Petrie Plaza, Civic)
Contribute to the Odgers Lane Art mystery garden.
Step 1: Dig up [...]
Upon arrival at Art, Not Apart I spotted crotchet rugs scattered with cushions and striped deck-chairs which were all too inviting on such a sunny day. I stopped a while to listen to the eclectic Goji Berry Jam and peruse my brown paper program. Some walked by quizzically, unaware of Art, Not Apart’s existence until [...]
[ 12 March 2012; ] First this one with Drew Walky, the Cashews, and Hashemoto. Starts 12.30pm.
Then another one with Zoe Norton-Lodge (of Story Club fame), Pip Smith (of Penguin Plays Rough fame), Mathew Abbott (of Mathew Abbott fame).
But let’s just keep it between you and me OK?
What is better than spending an evening spent curled up in a cosy bookstore eating cheese and drinking wine? Spending an evening curled up in a cosy bookstore eating cheese and drinking wine while people read to you.
That is exactly what You Are Here had on offer Thursday night at Smith’s Alternative Bookshop. Forget [...]
You Are Here’s beach party in Tocumwal Lane is kicking off nicely in the heart of Civic (the bit behind Impact Comics and Landspeed Records, access via Petrie Plaza or Bunda Street).
It’s running until 6pm this afternoon so get your boardies on and get down for some great bands including:
– Space Party,
– The Long Boreds,
What can you say about an all women poetry reading called “I don’t really read” put together by the local zine scene and and held in an alternative bookstore cum wine bar?
Suffice to say it was a very hip audience. None of which would admit to being a hipster (a sure sign).
Happily the Smiths was [...]
One of the more intriguing concepts of You Are Here is “Mall Stories”.
A clever use of technology you download an audio file for their site and take a literary walking tour of the Canberra Centre.
Have you really got something better to do with your lunch break?
I haven’t had the pleasure of doing the tour yet. [...]
You Are Here is a curated festival which exists to showcase the best of Canberra’s diverse independent and experimental arts and culture. There are loads of events happening in the city centre, many during weekday lunch breaks!
How To Do You Are Here
a) Come to our festival hub, The Newsroom, in Centrepoint Plaza from March 8 [...]
The Landlords – Canberra Is Quite Nice from Jordan Prosser on Vimeo.
It’s midnight and I should be asleep, but bloody Finnigan has baited me with a tweet to have a look at this video.
And, damnit, bravo. As a promo for a show at a festival it’s really raising the bar. Here’s the accompanying blurb.
feat. Professor [...]
With a daunting program for You Are Here in 2012 the organisers have sent thought a starter pack of events to get you into the groove:
I Don’t Really Read
“I don’t really read books, takes too long when you can just watch the movie.”
Come and join some of Canberra’s best writers and performers for a delightful [...]
You Are Here launched their very pretty paper program last night in Smiths alternative bookshop and wine bar. You can now find it online.
Seriously go and check it out as there’s some big free fun to be had.
For mine the most important thing about this festival is that it’s the work of local imaginations.
Years ago [...]
So an invite came in the mail:
You Are Here would like to invite you for a cup of tea and a chat about how things are going and such
Feb 3 (4 days ago)
to John, Julia, Yolande, hadley
Dear Julia (aka BMA Magazine) and Johnboy (aka the RiotACT),
So I guess it sometimes feels as if [...]
The “You Are Here” festival is running in Civic from 8-18 March this year.
Word reaches The Eagle’s Nest that this year they’re going to be working their magic in the old Centrepoint newsagency on the corner of Petrie Plaza and City Walk.
It’s going to form the headquarters of this year’s events and will revel in [...]
Last year’s You Are Here festival featured the creation of an evolving wall animation on Akuna Street in Civic.
I wrote a story about it last March.
Today the animation has finally been unleashed on an unsusptecting world. Enjoy!
The You Are Here festival has announced they’re going to do it all again in 2012.
They’re keen to get your involvement this time around:
But enough about us – who are YOU? Let us know who you are and what you do, and what you WANT to do. Tell us what you think Canberra is missing [...]
Jamie has sent in this one taken last night on CIT’s Bruce campus.
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It’s not entirely clear why, but “gracekeyworth” has posted a very well produced video to YouTube on the subject of Canberra’s new Autumn festivals, particularly Andrew Barr talking about Enlighten and Yolande Norris on You Are Here.
Worth a view just for the photos.
So the You Are Here festival has finished. Thanks heaps to everyone who came, everyone who took part, everyone who commented or checked out the photos and videos via the internet, all that good jazz.
A few people have asked us, ‘Will You Are Here happen next year?’ The answer is, we don’t know. It [...]
On the last night of You Are Here, we held a party to coincide with FM 104.7?s Skyfire. Skyfire is a free fireworks display over Lake Burley Griffin synchronised to the sounds of a special music mix broadcast by FM 104.7.
As much as we would have loved to attend Skyfire, You Are Here decided not [...]
[ 18 March 2011; 5:30 pm; 19 March 2011; 3:00 pm; ] For all of you interested in soulful and innovative musical stylings, The Street Theatre will be presenting two free performances this afternoon (Friday 18th) from 5:30pm and tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 19th) from 3pm, supported by the Canberra Festival and You Are Here. Bookings for both events are essential and can be made over the phone [...]
Things have been busy for The Sexy Urban Design Team – Canberra down at SmithDick and YouAreHere and Applespiel are thrilled with the response to Sexy New Urban Design Team Canberra with nearly 150 proposals so far and over 100 already built and implemented in the model. It turns out the people of Canberra have [...]