City of Sydney have thrown open the doors of the Surry Hills library on a Thursday night for an adults only program of events. Campfire Collective is presenting a month program of comedy, talks and live performance in August and September.
TEST PATTERN COMEDY
Thursday 18th August 9pm
If you need a laugh riot, switch your television to the Test Pattern and head down to Surry Hills Library as the best comedy writers from behind the scenes of Australian TV take their comedic best from page to stage for one night only. Featuring Daniel Moore (Rove, The Glass House), Jen Wong (Good News Week) and Michael Chamberlin. Daniel is a contributor to Frankie, J Mag and The Age. Jen Wong has stood up at Belvoir, and at Melbourne Comedy Festival as part of the 2011 Comedy Zone for the country’s best emerging talents. Michael’s writing highlights include being a core writer for ‘skitHOUSE’ but also a contributing writer for ‘Rove’ for five years until its conclusion in 2009. He also spent a season working on Network TEN’s ‘Before The Game’. In 2011, he could be found hanging out in the writers room for ABC TV’s Adam Hills In Gordon Street Tonight. This will be funny.
Thursday 25th August 9pm
While industrial printing presses whirl worldwide, the wunderkind of Sydney’s independent printing world descend on Late Night Library to show & tell about their lives of indie DIY hand made printing – hand carved wood block letters, ancient printing machines and guillotines, and how a politician’s throwaway printer has revolutionized Sydney printing! Featuring Blood and Thunder publishing concern, New Planes Public Press and their Mobile Book and Record Cart, and more. Plus leaping off the pages, live music and readings from the contributors to some of Sydney’s hottest zines and publications.
We are very sad to announce that Blood and Thunder publishing concern are now unable to make it. That’s the price you pay for being amazing! They have too many projects going down.
New guests include Pip Smith publisher of Penguin Plays Rough’s new book, prolific zinester Vanessa Berry, editor of New Planes Public Press Lisa Lerkenfeldt, handmade fabric zine maker Fayroze Lutter and tunes from Ex-Trendy as heard on FBi.
* UPDATE* The Mobile Book and Record Cart is in the Workshop but there will still be zines for sale!
Thursday 1st September 9pm
With awesome food blogs widespread we no longer have to wait for more adventurous friends to tip us off, now that tasty tips are never further than our foodie friends on trending blogs like Lee Tran Lam’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry, Not Quite Nigella, What Katie Ate, and Noodlies Western Sydney food blog. Join Sydney’s hottest food bloggers Lee Tran Lam, Thang Ngo, Howard Trang and Minh live at Surry Hills Library and find out how to use a food blog or how to write a food blog, plus get the inside scoop on Sydney’s best food experiences and hidden gems.
BEYOND THE FRINGE
Thursday 8th September 9pm
What do you get when you mix a comedian who wants to be a rapper, with the Joy Luck Club? Well, you might get something like this show, a mash up of some of Sydney’s hottest alternative comics delivering morsels of mirth from their forthcoming shows at the Sydney Fringe. Featuring snippets from Time Out Best Sydney Comedian nominee Michael Hing’s I’m Only Doing this Because They Won’t Let Me Be a Rapper, and Battle Hymn of the Swan Luck Club from SMH’s Top Ten Comics to Watch Jennifer Wong (pictured), plus more bits from guests to be announced.
To reserve your place call Surry Hills library on 02 8374 6250.
Surry Hills Library
405 Crown St
Surry Hills NSW 2010