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Haydn Radford -A freelance writer born in Adelaide, who loves living here. I write about movies, theatre, entertainment, literary and art events. I am happy to promote & review your events.
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Sonder at Shanty Town and The Blue Bird Coffee Lounge

As the 2017 Adelaide Fringe approaches and we prepare ourselves for what many consider the most exciting time of the year to be in Adelaide, venues big and small will pop-up and accomodate artists from all over Adelaide, Australia and the world. Venues can be anything from a pub or tent, to an alleyway or a deserted hospital. However, in the case of SONDER this unique one-on-one performance explores connection, shared experiences and our everyday rituals in the intimate and cosy gallery space called SHANTY TOWN Art Space, which is part of Blue-bird Coffee Lounge on the ground floor of 129 Currie Street, Adelaide.

Some folk will be well aware of BlueBird Coffee Lounge as the popular venue for local musicians and artists, whether it be acoustic blues/jazz sessions or showcasing emerging SA artists and craft makers, as well as art and craft workshops in the adjourning Wunderkammer Gallery.

Since September 2016, Wunderkammer Gallery has been enjoying a new life as part of Blue-bird Coffee Lounge and its combination of delicious coffee and teas together with its live music, creative workshops and SALA exhibitions.

Sonder at Shanty Town and The Blue Bird Coffee Lounge
Great Italian-style coffee & patisserie. Photo H. Radford

Sue Fleming has taken on the role of Events Director and is currently excited to welcome the first of two Fringe shows - SONDER and Telephone Call to Heaven 2017. Check the Fringe Guide for details.

SONDER' is a debut work devised by Melbourne-based performer, Catherine Holder. Catherine has recently graduated from Deakin University with First Class Honours in Drama. SONDER is a unique one-on-one performance exploring connection, shared experiences and our everyday rituals.

It explores the proximity of physical comfort with our familiarity of the everyday, versus our discomfort when we engage with the unknown. Through sharing stories, joint activities involving touch, material and presence, you are invited to make the bed with Catherine.

SONDER promises to be a warm, comfortable exploration of honesty, a visible marker of the invisible threads winding through our lives.

Each performance is 15 minutes in length. There will be a total of 174 performances. This innovative theatrical show offers patrons the opportunity to participate in the performance making it a memorable experience, for sure.

Sonder at Shanty Town and The Blue Bird Coffee Lounge
Catherine Holder with Shanty Town Proprietors Sue Fleming and Rob deKok. Photo: S. Fleming.

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Why? Have some fun and adventure exploring your wonder filled secret world in a peaceful intimacy. Age suitability: G.
When: 17th - 26th February 2017 - various times. Duration: 15 minutes.
Phone: 1300 621 255
Where: Shantytown in the Bluebird Coffee Lounge, 129 Currie Street, Adelaide
Cost: Full price: $22. Concession: $18. Artist discount: $15. Companion Card: $0. Prices may not be available on all sessions. Age suitability: G.
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