24 February 2012

You Are Here 2012 program goes into the wild

| johnboy
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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 I saw an Iranian teenager being interviewed on TV angrily announcing that he was a part of the modern world because he could by GAP jeans.

Even then I thought to myself “you’re really part of the world when you can design the jeans that everyone else wants to wear”.

Similarly I would scoff every year when Jon Stanhope would announce Canberra to be the most cultured city in Australia based on our movie attendance.

IMHO a place’s culture is measured by its outputs and not its consumption.

To quote Fight Club: “You are not your DVD collection”.

You Are Here on the other hand is a wellspring of local creativity. So even if, this year, you aren’t creating anything yourself it won’t hurt to go and appreciate what’s coming out of your own community.

Moving on…

Last night was about getting the beautiful paper program out to the world. Keep an eye out for it around town.

There was a dartboard (played with more gusto than skill) but the highlight after the speeches were the pinatas.

Thespian Adam Hadley and BMA Magazine’s Allan Sko feebly batted with mic stands while the world grew older, children were born, the seas boiled into space, and the pinata stubbornly resisted their puny blows.

Eventually Allan Sko body slammed the seemingly invulnerable pinata and they dismembered it with their hands.

Here’s a collage of the shameful business.


Modesty forbids me from mentioning how Pinata No 2 fared at hands of a potent website editor.

You Are Here kicks off on 8 March. Don’t be shy!

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Aye, apologies, but it seems anyone trying to view our website on Internet Explorer 6 or 7, usually on a PC gets a mangled version. We’re working on getting it fixed as soon as possible!

The website now also has a downloadable .pdf of the program, or you can grab one at Smith’s bookstore! They’ll be heading out to places all over town early next week!

For those like me who cannot read the online version…

February 17, 2012 Blaze 6
Canberra Contemporary Art Space

March 8, 2012 Mall Stories
The Canberra Centre

March 8, 2012 Community Noticeboard
The Newsroom

March 8, 2012 The Newsroom
The Newsroom

March 8, 2012 I Don’t Really Read
Smith’s Alternative Bookstore

March 8, 2012 One Wall, One Night
City Walk

March 8, 2012 Horseface Ethel And Her Marvelous Pigs In Satin – A Cabaret Schmabaret
The Newsroom

March 9, 2012 Petite Public Art
Canberra Museum and Gallery and the CBD

March 9, 2012 Resonance 1.1
Canberra Museum and Gallery

March 9, 2012 Lunchbox: Listening & ImproACT
The Newsroom

March 9, 2012 Women of Notes
Transit Bar

March 10, 2012 Art, Not Apart – Arts, Markets, Music
NewActon precinct

March 10, 2012 Resonance 1.1 – Bubble Wrap
Gallery 4 Canberra Museum and Gallery

March 10, 2012 Pub Theatre – PJ O’Reillys
PJ O’Reilly’s

March 10, 2012 Canberra Punk & Beyond presents: Rock Against Boredom Revisited

March 11, 2012 The Beach
Tocumwal Lane (behind Landspeed Records and Impact Comics)

March 11, 2012 Scissors Paper Pen – Yes, Granted
Canberra Museum and Gallery

March 11, 2012 Don’ts for Dancers special event!
The Beach, Tocumwal Lane

March 11, 2012 Pub Theatre – Civic Pub
The Civic Pub

March 12, 2012 Paste-up Project
Canberra Museum and Gallery outside wall

March 12, 2012 Secret Gig That No One Knows About
The Newsroom

March 13, 2012 The Tragic Troubadours
Civic Bus Interchange

March 13, 2012 Lunchbox: Pash-and-Dash
PASH (Performing Arts Services Hub)

March 13, 2012 After Work Roasters: Tokyo Tween Knife Brawl
Lonsdale Street Roasters

March 13, 2012 Now Hear This
National Film and Sound Archive courtyard

March 14, 2012 Lunchbox: Listening
The Newsroom

March 14, 2012 Gunpowder Temple of Heaven
Gallery 4 Canberra Museum and Gallery

March 14, 2012 BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!
The Phoenix Bar, East Row

March 14, 2012 Don’ts for Dancers
Canberra Theatre Courtyard Studio

March 15, 2012 Applespiel’s Morning Commercial Breakfast Radio Show
Tonic, Harvest and Lonsdale Street Roasters

March 15, 2012 Lunchbox: Listening
The Newsroom

March 15, 2012 Debate: We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Smiths Alternative Bookshop

March 15, 2012 Pub Theatre: Going To Hell In This Handy Basket
The Phoenix Bar

March 15, 2012 YOU ARE QUIZ?!
The Phoenix Bar

March 16, 2012 Hung Out To Dry
Gallery 4 Canberra Museum and Gallery

March 16, 2012 Lunchbox: Listening & Theatre
The Newsroom

March 16, 2012 Touch of India
Petrie Plaza, Behind The Merry-Go-Round

March 16, 2012 So You Think You Can Hipster
Petrie Plaza, Behind The Merry-Go-Round

March 17, 2012 Scissors Paper Pen Panel – Where Do We Go From You Are Here?
Theatrette, Canberra Museum and Gallery

March 17, 2012 Lunchbox: Ordinary Canberra Heroes
The Newsroom

March 17, 2012 B-Ball Band Bash (Prison Rules)
Rabaul Lane, Wales Building upstairs courtyard, 219 London Cct

March 18, 2012 Poetry Is The Real Winner
The Phoenix Bar

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