With rumours running wild here’s a statement from Jorian Gardner about Smiths Alternative in the City:
orian Gardner, partner in Smith’s Alternative, has elected to sell his part of the business to co-owner Domenic Mico and move on to concentrate on his role as Director of Canberra Fringe 2014.
“I have had a wonderful time setting up the new Smith’s this year and I hope it continues to prosper under the management of Dom,” said Jorian writing the press release himself. “Smith’s Alternative has reinvented itself as one of the most vibrant, dynamic and unique cross-platform arts venues not only in Canberra, but in Australia. I like to think I had something to do with that.”
At this point Jorian thought he should insert a line that wasn’t him specifically talking to make it sound more authentically like a press release or media announcement.
“There are too many people to thank for their help on this journey but in particular I would like to acknowledge the beautiful Netti from Aprils Caravan for her support in the Smith’s project, Jordan Best and Kaya Hinge for their great coffee, Bevan Noble for his great sound, all the Smith’s staff and suppliers, Domenic Mico, all the musicians and artists – but most importantly the audience – thanks for turning up.
“To all those who I have had the enjoyment to have seen play, sing, act, dance, drink, eat, applaud, be appalled, fall over and buy stuff – I salute you.
“See you at my next project, – Fringe 2014, February 6-8 in venues in and around Canberra. Cheers.”