Friday, March 31, 2006

Brrrr here comes winter - quick! huddle 'round our volcano...

Well sadly we've waved goodbye to our summer season of readings (cue big sighs) but fret not! We now have our winter series planned to warm the cockles (whatever they are) of your heart.

Live Poetry lives on at the Wunderbar!

Catalyst is unabashedly pleased to announce the timetable for our chilly season of poetry open mic readings - here's the formula (take notes, there'll be a test):

Live Poetry!
LAST Thursday of every month at the Wunderbar, Lyttelton 8pm SHARP!

And guess what? Sometime in July or August we'll be repeating the fabulously successful Poetry Idol competition. Wanna see poets beat each other about the head with similies? Maybe you just wanna make 'em cry? Then Poetry Idol is your bag, baby... stay tuned!

Friday, March 24, 2006

Next Catalyst Poetry Open Mic

Yup. Going strong in the middle of our volcano - open mic at the Wunderbar, Lyttelton.

Thursday 30th March, 8pm Wunderbar, Lyttelton

There's a link at the side all about the Wunderbar and where it is if you've never been before (if you live in Christchurch and fall into this category - shame on you!)
Bring your poetry, experimental or whatever you like and share it with an audience. Meet other writers and generally carouse to your heart's content.

yes, you definitely know you want to...

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Celebrating Arts in the Community

Well it's been some time since our last update but it's taken me this long to struggle up to the surface from under the weight of submissions we're currently reading. Love that. Also the performance nights have swung into action again but we're still looking for all those writers out there to come and lively them up. If you're in our neck of the woods why not check it out? It's a great way to let us preview your writing if you want to submit to the mag or even be on the next CD. But mostly it lets you get your work out there to an often bemused, stunned and sometimes even interested audience. Anyway, the dates are in the previous post and I can also add that it is ongoing fortnightly beyond those dates...

Creative Communities & Christchurch Community Arts Council

These two organisations are instrumental in not only the publication of Catalyst but the activities and projects of many artists and groups in Christchurch. They have been stalwart supporters of Catalyst - we love them and want to have their babies.

They are hosting a celebration event this week for all the groups and projects they support. The Catalyst Crew are representing with noneother than Doc Drumheller, Jody Lloyd and Myself performing poetry in honour of the groups' support of Catalyst.

If you'd like to see the plethora of projects supported by Christchurch taxpayers via these wonderful groups and be entertained by some amazing performance (followed by the poetry - heh!) come along to:

Phillip Carter Auditorium in the Christchurch Art Gallery, Thursday 9th March, 7.30pm.