IT IS going to be a busy week at Griffith City Library. Tomorrow, award-winning writer and performer of stories, songs and plays, Bill “Swampy” Marsh, is visiting the library at 11am. One of Australia's most popular storytellers will do exactly that – tell colourful and insightful depictions of traditional Australian life.
On Thursday July 20 at 5.30pm, the library teams up with Western Riverina Arts and the Booranga Writers’ Centre to present a Poetry Slam and Open Mic Night with special guest performer and Australian Poetry Slam Competition Champion Zohab Zee Khan.
The educator, spoken word poet, and Australian Poetry Slam Champion also offers a free writing workshop at the Booranga Writers’ Centre on Saturday, July 22 from 2pm to 4pm.
His workshops aim to inspire change and confidence in people through spoken word poetry and brain hacks. All are welcome!
RENOWNED Canberra Theatre Maker Camilla Blunden is currently touring our region with a disarmingly intimate work filled with offbeat anecdotes and soul-baring revelations that brings audiences of all ages together in an exploration of the humour and beauty in ageing. All This Living! tells the story of Jay - an invisible, shrinking contemporary older woman who got ignored once too often as ‘just an old women’ and decides to investigate what this “third stage” of life really is.
The contemporary solo performance All This Living! will be at the Griffith Regional Theatre on Saturday, July 22 at 5pm and the Leeton Roxy Community Theatre on Sunday, July 23 at 2pm. The performances will be followed by Q&A chat between actor and audience.
IT IS already the middle of July and the clock for the Country Arts Support Program is ticking. If you have an idea for a locally initiated arts project and want it to become reality this $3000 grant might be for you. CASP supports workshops, exhibitions, performances, artist-in-residence programs, and public art and design projects throughout the region and we are your local contact. Get in touch with Western Riverina Arts to discuss your creative ideas and make them come alive. Applications close July 27 so get cracking.