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2018 Poetry reading program

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Drinks and Nibbles: 7.00 pm
Readings 7.30 -9.30 pm

All welcome

Thursday 22 February

Penny Drysdale (Alice Springs)

Keith Harrison (Sydney)

Thursday 22 March

E A Gleeson (Victoria)

Luke Whitington (Canberra) J

Jane Liddell-King (UK)

Thursday 26 April

Victoria McGrath (Yass)
Merlinda Bobis (Canberra)
Mark Blumer (Canberra: first time reader)

Thursday 24 May

Chris Mansell (Berry)

Alison Thompson(Berry)

Kathleen Bleakley (Wollongong)

Thursday 28 June

Recent Work Press Poets

(readings organised by Shane Strange)

Thursday 26 July

Limestone Tanka Poets

(readings organised by Kathy Kituai)

Thursday 23 August

Russell Erwin (Goulburn)

Penelope Layland (Canberra)

Lizz Murphy (Binalong)

Thursday 27 September

University of Canberra’s Poetry on the Move Event

Paul Hetherington

Moira Egan

Cassandra Atherton

Thursday 25 October

Paul Collis (Canberra)

Jen Crawford (Canberra)

Paul Magee (Canberra)

Thursday 22 November

Recent Work Press Poets

(readings organised by Shane Strange)

1917 : a revolution against Das Kapital?

Speaker : Humphrey McQueen

23 April 2018, 5.30 for 6pm

Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest

 MCH members, concession and full-time students $10 (non members $15)

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Responding to Antonio Gramsci’s 1919 suggestion, the talk will weave together a trio of anniversaries:

  • 150 years since the publication of Das Kapital in September 1867
  • the 200th anniversary of the birth of its author, Karl Marx, on 5 May 1818
  •  the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution, erupting in October 1917.

humphrey-mcqueen[1]Speaker: Humphrey McQueen is a Canberra-based historian and activist at work on yet one more Marxist account of the origins of capital, to be titled The Revolution Inside Capital.

For access to a selection of his writings over fifty years, see www.surplusvalue.org.au

 

Down by Dymphna’s Garden

Sunday March 25th —– 4.00 to 6.00 pm
Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest

It’s FREE to come along and enjoy – please book here

Devonshire Tea can be purchased on the day.

Sow the seeds for the renewal of Dymphna Clark’s 1950’s kitchen garden.

Join us for an afternoon of live music, Devonshire Tea and gardening presentations.

Thanks to an ACT Government Community Garden Grant, the old kitchen garden site at Manning Clark House will be refurbished as a community asset.

Join us for a short presentation from our soil and compost experts Mr Gerry Gillespie and Dr Amardeep Wander.

Then enjoy songs, including from the Australian composer Penelope Thwaites AM,
sung by exceptional soloists with a repertoire not often heard in
our city:

❀ Kenneth Goodge -Tenor
❀ Hannah Belnick – Soprano
❀ Rudie Darby – Soprano

❀ Fleur Millar – Conductor
❀ Sam Rowe – Pianist
❀ Manning Clark Choristers

Admission is free, although gold coin donations appreciated.

Manning Clark Choristers

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The Manning Clark Choristers, with Choir Leader Fleur Millar, and Pianist Sam Row, return for 2018, following a highly successful series of concerts at Manning Clark House in 2017.
If you would like to become a member of the Choristers, have fun, enjoy meeting a great group of people and singing high quality music, then we would love you to be involved.
No previous singing experience necessary and no audition required.
We will be holding some wonderful concerts in 2018, at Manning Clark House and for Fleur-de-lys Vocal Enterprises at fantastic locations in Canberra as well as being joined in concert by some of Canberra’s finest solo singers and young artists.
We also be holding regular workshops and lessons in Feldenkrais, Singing and Acting for Singing.
If you would like to enrol or seek more information please see contact details below, otherwise you can just turn up on the night.
Location: Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest
Term One Dates: Tuesday February 6th – Tuesday April 3rd
Time: 730-930, with a break for chats, tea, coffee and biccies!
Cost: $50 per term MCH members. $60 per term non members,
$5 drop in MCH members. $10 drop in non members.
Contact; Fleur Millar 0421187688 fleurmillar@yahoo.com.au.

Whither the ABC

27 February 2018 – 5.30 for 6pm

 Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circle Forrest

MCH members, concession/full-time students $10, non-members $15.00

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Whither the ABC – a panel discussion featuring Genevieve Jacobs (ex ABC), Jack Waterford (ex Canberra Times) and Ebony Bennett (Australia Institute) about the Australian Broadcasting Corporation which will end with questions and answers from the audience.

Genevieve Jacobs has been a print and radio journalist throughout her career and spent more than a decade working for the ABC in Canberra, most recently as the Mornings presenter. She works with a number of Canberra charities and not for profits and has an enduring interest in building and strengthening community engagement.

Ebony Bennett is the Deputy Director of Canberra-based think tank The Australia Institute and has worked in federal politics for more than a decade. Bennett has published research on gender and street harassment and regularly appears as a commentator on Sky News and as a contributor for the Guardian and Fairfax publications.

Jack Waterford is the former Editor-at-large at The Canberra Times and writes a regular column.

 

Author Richard Denniss and ABC presenter Genevieve Jacobs

Book title: Curing Affluenza

14 December, 5.30 for 6.30pm

Venue: Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest, ACT

Members (and concession) $5, non-members $10

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Richard Denniss will be talking about his latest book  ‘Curing Affluenza’ in conversation with Genevieve Jacobs of ABC radio.

‘Affluenza is that strange desire we feel to spend money we don’t have to buy things we don’t need to impress people we don’t know . . .’

Richard DennissA truly modern affliction, affluenza is endemic in Western societies, encouraged by those who profit from aculture of exploitation and waste.

So how do we cure ourselves?

In this sparkling book of ideas, Richard Denniss shows we must distinguish between consumerism, the love of buying things, which is undeniably harmful to us and the planet, and materialism, the love of things, which can in fact be beneficial.

We should cherish the things we own – preserve them, repair them, and then gift or sell them when we no longer need them. We must foster new ways of thinking and acting that do not squander limited resources and which support the things we value most – vibrant communities and rich experiences.

The book will be available and signed by the author. There will be plenty of time for discussion.

MCH 20th anniversary celebration

20th anniversary celebration

of Manning Clark House Inc.

Saturday
November 25 th
5.00 – 7.00 pm

Members $10, non-members $20

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ImageMCHLowres#1Sebastian Clark invites you to join the MCH community for a couple of hours celebrating 20 years of Manning Clark House being established as an historic home for contemporary discussion and debate.

This will be a festive occasion in the gardens, with nibbles, drinks, an insightful overview of the last 20 years and an operatic performance by superb soloists and the Manning Clark House Choristers.

 

Poets Moya Pay and Sarah Rice

MCH Poetry Group

 23 November, 7 pm – $10 entry refreshments provided.

Venue: Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest.

All welcome!

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Moya Pacey is a Canberra poet. The Wardrobe, her first collection, was a runner-up for the ACT Writers Centre Poetry Award in 2010.  In 2015, she published One Last Border: poetry for refugees with Hazel Hall and Sandra Renew (Ginninderra Press).   In 2017 Recent Work Press will publish her second collection.  She co-edits ‘Not Very Quiet’ an online poetry journal for women.

 

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Sarah Rice won the 2014 Ron Pretty and Bruce Dawe poetry prizes, co-won the 2013 Writing Ventures, and 2011 Gwen Harwood awards, and has been shortlisted in numerous others. Her art-book of poetry Those Who Travel (prints Patsy Payne) is held in the NGA and her collection, Fingertip of the Tongue, was published in September by UWAP this year.