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This Is Not Art 2013 – My Schedule

Friday, Sep 27, 2013

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For the rookies there’s two things you need to know about This Is Not Art (TiNA).

 

Firstly, (and mostly to appease the pedant in me) it’s important to understand that TiNA is actually the umbrella name for several Festivals that take place on the same October weekend in Newcastle every year. All of these festivals are dedicated to the development of experimental and emerging arts practice ; arts & media (Critical Animals), cross-disciplinary theatre & performance (Crack Theatre Festival), writers, publishers & performers (National Young Writers’ Festival) and electronic arts (Electrofringe).

 

Secondly, put aside any notions of what you think the TiNA is and whether it’s relevant to you. Speaking from someone who is falls outside of their target market (I am not a young, emerging artist), there’s still plenty of events that pique my interest each year, enough to book the babysitter and get into town to see some of them.

 

As for 2012, I have scoured the online program from each sub-festival (bypass TiNA’s online program – it’s a little clunky) for my picks with my usual partiality to National Young Writers’ Festival. My NYWF bias is amplified by schedule conflicts with other Festival events :(

 

TiNA event ready reckoner [PDF], the print version of which will be distributed between venues from this weekend.

 

Also, here’s ‘A Novocastrian’s Guide To Newcastle’ I did for NYWF. I’ve received flack in the past for recommendations where the focus is on the CBD and Darby Street. Yes, Newcastle Farmers Market is fantastic as are all the places in Islington and Hamilton and Wickham and….I’m keeping in mind the fact that most visitors are limited by time and by transport options and are usually based in the CBD. Obviously there’s a tonne of hidden gems in other locations. This particular guide is by no means definitive. If you have other suggestions, consider adding them to the comments section of the article.

 

THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER

 

5pm – 7pm
Renew Newcastle’s Spring City Walk
Start: Make Space, 152 Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle
(off schedule, timed to coincide with TiNA)

 

6pm – 7.30pm
TiNA Official Launch
Terrace Bar, 529 Hunter St, Newcastle West

 

FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER

 

8.30am to 10am
Renew Newcastle’s Creative Talks with Ghostpatrol
The Lock-Up Cultural Centre, 90 Hunter St, Newcastle
Bookings required.
(off schedule)

 

10am to 11.30am
Get Rid of Gina
The Royal Exchange, 34 Bolton Street, Newcastle

 

1pm to 2.45pm
Creating the City
The Lock-Up Cultural Centre, 90, Hunter Street, Newcastle

 

2.30pm to 3.30pm
Hey, Good Looking
University House, Auckland Street, Newcastle

 

7pm-9pm
Penguin Plays Rough: An Entirely Fabricated History of Fort Scratchley
Fort Scratchley, Nobbys Rd, Newcastle East
Bookings required.

 

SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER

 

10am-12.30pm
Paper Trail Tour (Newcastle)
Blue Write Disco (The Kensington), 299 Hunter St, Newcastle

 

11.30am to 12.30pm
Scripts, Scenes & Sluglines
University House Theatre, Auckland St, Newcastle

 

1pm to 2pm
Salad Days: stories of memorable meals
Blue Write Disco (The Kensington), 299 Hunter St, Newcastle

OR

1pm to 2pm
This One Time… with Dan Ilic
University House Theatre, Auckland St, Newcastle

 

2.30pm to 3.30pm
How Not To Be A Douche
United Services Club, 55 Watt St, Newcastle

 

4pm to 5.30pm
90s Literary Trivia
The Clarendon, 347 Hunter St, Newcastle

 

6pm to 7pm
Recipe for Success
Blue Write Disco at The Kensington, 299 Hunter St, Newcastle

 

7pm to 8pm
Reading The Trolls
The Royal Exchange, 34 Bolton St, Newcastle

 

 

SUNDAY 6 OCTOBER

 

1pm to 2pm
This One Time… with Ellen van Neerven
University House Theatre, Auckland St, Newcastle

 

2.30pm to 3.30pm
Why Awards?
Watt Street Church, 48 Watt St, Newcastle

 

Anytime that day. Reading 4pm to 5pm
Ninety9
Watt Space, Auckland St, Newcastle

 

4pm to 5pm
We Don’t Speak Americano
The Royal Exchange, 34 Bolton St, Newcastle

 

6pm to 7pm
What the Fuck, Australia…
United Services Club, 55 Watt St, Newcastle

 

7pm to 9pm
Feelpinions
The Royal Exchange, 34 Bolton St, Newcastle

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