Australia’s leading festival for emerging artists TiNA (This is Not Art) comes to town this October long weekend. Incorporating CRACK THEATRE, CRITICAL ANIMALS and the NATIONAL YOUNG WRITERS’ FESTIVAL, there’s something for everyone including the kids.
This years TiNA is shaping up to be one of the most informative and entertaining festivals on the local calendar this year. Taking place at various venues around the city, the festival kicks off on Thursday the 2nd of October and runs until Sunday 5th October.
The program this year will also incorporate an entirely new experimental music festival titled The Newcastle Weekender, a podcast radio launch, a comic reading, zine launches, public artworks and many other special events.
We’ve curated some of the festival highlights below for you to get a better idea of what’s on offer, but we urge you to head over to the festival website for a full program of events.
Thursday, 2 October
TiNA Launch – 7:00pm – 08:00pm @ The Edwards
This is your chance to mingle with the people who made TiNA happen for 2014 and listen to highlights of the festival, from our Artistic Directors. Grab a program while you’re here and get all pumped up to dive.
Comic Jam – 8:00pm – 09:00pm @ Cambridge Hotel
Grab a beer, sit back and watch some of Australia’s best comic creators draw live, for your viewing pleasure. See masterpieces unfurl before your very eyes.
Friday, 3 October 2014
Writing Sex – 10:00am – 12:00pm @ Staple Manor
Writing sex is hard! Join Emma Jones, who knows her way around the sexy in prose, in an intimate workshop that will get your (creative) juices flowing.
Madhouse Interactive Hip Hop Panel – 7:00pm – 09:00pm @ The Edwards
Catch up with a select panel of some of the countries best Hip Hop artists, from Newcastle and abroad.Spend an hour directing your own personal questions to the panel and learn about the Australian Hip Hop industry from people with the experience!
Saturday, 4 October 2014
For the Love of an Orange – 4:45pm – 05:45pm @ The Edwards
A new work combining puppetry, visual theatre, projection, and 50 kilos of oranges to take you on a dark, absurdist journey.
Salon Talks with Lawrence Leung: Making a Career Out Of Your Passions – 5:00 pm – 06:00 pm @ Cambridge Hotel
Ever wanted to talk about the apocalypse with David Henley? Discuss feminist futures with Clementine Ford? Three of our festival favourites are giving you the chance to get up close and personal and talk about subjects close to their heart.
Sunday, 5 October 2014
Writing for Kids – 10:00am – 12:00pm @ Elderly Citizens Centre
Children’s books come in all shapes and sizes and are an art unto themselves. From picture books to YA novels, come get the low down on how to write for kids. Supported by SA Writers’ Centre.
Play That Sexy Music – 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Cambridge Hotel
What was on your first sex mix? A certain song turn you on or off? These hilarious writers discuss how music has, for better or worse, impacted their sex live
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