Whats On

Saturday 28th August, Julian Matthews, Chris Palazzolo + open-mike! at the Moon and Zoom

This Saturday 28th August 2pm-4pm we have two wonderful poets Julian Matthews (Malaysia) and Chris Palazzolo + open-mike at the Moon Café and on Zoom.

Julian Matthews is a former journalist from Malaysia who stumbled onto poetry by accident four years ago.  That happy accident has turned into a rabid compulsion.  He is still extricating himself from the crash.  His poems are commentaries on the human condition that are mostly sad and depressing.  You either need tissues or therapy. Welcome to his recovery.

Saturday 7th August, Mwelwa on CoS (Zambia) + open-mike, at the Moon and Zoom!

This Saturday 7th August 2pm-4pm we have wonderful poet Mwelwa on CoS + open-mike at the Moon Café and on Zoom.

Mwelwa Chilombo also referred to as Mwelwa on CoS is a young creative thinker, story teller, performance poet, a song lyricist all wrapped up in a lawyer. 

Born and bred in Kitwe city, Zambia, he is a lively and unique soul who believes that art is a celebration of the things that make us human.  Our ability to create is the basis of all God’s gifts that enables us to form what we call Art. 

Saturday 24th July, Deanne Leber + her Constellations, at the Moon and on Zoom!

This Saturday 24th July  2pm-4pm  we have wonderful poet Deanne Leber + launch of her Constellations + open-mike at the Moon Café and on Zoom.

Launch speech by Dr Andrew Burke, also featuring retired Assoc Prof. Susan Ash (from ECU).

Deanne Leber is a writer, with poetry being her first love.  She has worked on a collection of poems as part of her PhD project at Edith Cowan University.

Saturday 10th July, Andre Burke, Andre de Bassendean + Andrew Shillam (NSW) + open-mike! on Zoom and the Moon

This Saturday 10th July 2pm-4pm we have wonderful poets Andrew Burke + Andre de Bassendean + Andrew Shillam (NSW) + open-mike at the Moon Café and on Zoom.

We are back at the Moon Café - folk will have to QR code in or sign in, and people will have to wear a mask unless eating or drinking.  You can QR table order or order at bar as normal.  There is a limit of 2 per square metre which means no more than 50 in the back room, and we have operated like that for a good 6 months so no need to worry really.

Nathan Toy + Maurice Corlett (NSW) + open-mike, by Zoom only

This Saturday 3rd July 2pm-4pm we have wonderful poets Nathan Toy + Maurice Corlett (NSW) + open-mike on Zoom.

We will NOT be at the Moon Cafe. 

Nathan Toy grew up in Brisbane City, moving to Western Australia when he was a teenager.

Nathan’s poetry comes from a place of pain, human pain, pain that we have either experienced already or will experience soon.  Nathan hopes his poetry whispers softly to the still-sleeping darkness within you, and soothes it with a reminder: you are not alone.

Saturday 26th June, Sundra Lawrence (UK) + open-mike!! at the Moon and via Zoom

This Saturday 26th June 2pm-4pm we have wonderful poet Sundra Lawrence (UK) + open-mike at the Moon Café and on Zoom.

Sundra Lawrence is a UK based poet and writer of British Tamil heritage.  She has performed her work across the UK and internationally, from the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank to the Jazz Cafe in Prague.  Her poetry and short stories have been broadcast on national television, radio and podcasts.