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Creative Rebellion

Date and Time: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 -
2:30pm to 9:00pm

As part of Jura's 40th anniversary celebrations we're hosting a celebration of creative rebellion on Saturday 28 October. Join us!

The act of creating or performing something for our own pleasure and the enjoyment of our community can be a profound act of rebellion against the consumerism and commodification prevalent in contemporary society.

Come along to create rebellion and rebel creatively during the afternoon and into the evening. The program commences upstairs in the library at 2.30pm, featuring a mix of poetry, spoken word and music performances through to 6pm. The line-up includes members and friends of the Jura collective:
* haiku and creativity discussion by Leanne
* spoken word performances by Ali and Fayroze
* poetry and music by Rosie
* music by Phil, Bridget, Maen & Aslina and Eddie
* a zine-making workshop facilitated by Ali
From 6 ~ 7pm we’ll break for refreshments – a light meal, snacks and drinks by donation.
From 7pm TT.O. (PiO) – well-known Melbourne activist and performance poet, explores visual and performance poetry, in the digital / information age. His session will be “part performance, part lecture, part visual extravaganza incorporating animations, the politics of poetry, and the poetics of scripting”.
TT.O. last appeared at Jura at 2 events in November 2015 when he read from his 700 page tome “Fitzroy: the biography” and led a forum on poetry, activism and anarchy.  TT.O. was born in Greece in 1951, and raised in Fitzroy. He worked as a survey draughtsman, and is now retired, living in Preston. He has been involved in the Anarchist movement since the early 1970s in Melbourne and has edited a variety of magazines, including fitzrot, “925”(worker’s poetry), and the current “Unusual Work”. TT.O.’s books of poetry include: fitzroy brothel, street singe, panash, the fitzroy poems, 24 hours, the number poems, big numbers (new and selected), and of course “Fitzroy: the biography”. Anthologies he has edited include: missing forms (with peter murphy and alex selenietch), and off the record. He's toured the usa 1985, colombia 1997, germany 2003, thailand 2004 & 5, was a founding member of the poets union, and performance poetry in australia.

Line-up details:
Upstairs (Library)
2:30 – 2:40 Festival opening - Leanne
2:40 – 2:50 Haiku recital - Leanne
3:20 – 3.40 Role of creativity in anarchist life and struggle discussion - facilitated by Leanne
3:40 – 4:00 tea break
4:00 – 4:15 Music by Phil
4:15 – 4:25 spoken word by Ali
4:25 – 4:35 Fayroze Lutta - spoken word “Metamorphosis” her Sirius zine
4:40 – 4:50 acoustic guitar set by Bridget
4:50 – 5:00 poetry & music by Rosie
5:05 – 5:250 Eddie Thomas - music - 4 songs
5:30 – 5:50 Maen & Aslin’s acoustic duo play 4 songs
6-7pm break for refreshments
7pm TT.O. explores visual and performance poetry in the digital / information age
part performance, part lecture, part visual extravaganza, incorporating animations, the politics of poetry, and the poetics of scripting
Downstairs (front of shop)
2:50 ~ 6:00 Zine making workshop facilitated by Ali
2:50 – 3:20 introduction by Ali
3:20 – 5:30 continuation of zine making
5:30 – 6pm Zine collation & finalisation

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Please note:

Jura Books is on the land of the Wangal people of the Eora Nation. The Jura Collective acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Land and pays our respect to Elders past and present. We support the ongoing struggle of Aboriginal people for land rights, self-determination, and justice.

Safer space: Jura aims to be a safe space. Violence, harassment and abuse will not be tolerated in any form. Sexism, racism, homophobia and other oppressive forms of behaviour are not welcome. Jura aims to be a survivor-oriented space. For more info, please see our safer spaces policy, or get in touch with us.

Accessibility: The lower level of Jura (the bookshop area) is accessible for people using wheelchairs or with other mobility impairments. However the library and toilets are up steep flights of stairs. We may be able to move activities downstairs upon request.


(Image is a poster out of Jura's archive – 2SER Tokyo Hit Beat, artist: Redback Graphix.)