September 23, 2009

I’m working on our program of events for TINA next weekend and having a lot of trouble trying to fit it all onto a flyer. We’re hosting some NYWF roundtable discussions as well as the world’s first ‘Disco Lecture’, and a 140th birthday party for the postcard! Well, here it is… flyer is coming soon:


Friday, October 2nd

5.00 – 8.00pm: Opening Night Party!!

5.30 – 6.30pm: You Can’t Stop The Musing The philosophy of disco with Craig Schuftan

White pants, mirroballs, dancing while pointing at the floor – everybody knows Disco is fun. But is it good for you? For many, in the seventies, Disco represented the last word in mass-produced trash – moronic music made by robots for robots. For others, it was a solitary ray of humanist hope in a world that was rapidly going to the dogs. Now that Disco is back (trust us, it is), the time has come to determine, once and for all, whether it’s part of the problem or part of the solution. Triple j’s Craig Schuftan – author of The Culture Club and Hey! Nietzsche! Leave them Kids Alone – presents the case for and against in You Can’t Stop the Musing – the world’s first Disco-lecture. Expect to hear from The Silver convention, The Chic Organisation and the Frankfurt School, and don’t be surprised if you start doing that which both Theodor Adorno and the adherents of the Disco Sucks movement considered an impossibility – thinking and dancing.

6.45 – 7.15pm: Maddy Phelan plays Indie-Breaky Heart

7.30 – 8.00pm: Bicarb & Vinegar


Wonder Chamber: a collection of the curious, wondrous, and whimsical, featuring: 7U?, Textaqueen, Emily Hasselhoof, Leigh Rigozzi, Helen Nehill, Neil Tomkins, Ace Wagstaff, Chris Tamm, Kake Geck, and Licky the Cream… (until Nov 6th)

zine launch: ‘This is the [second] stupidest tea party I’ve ever been to in all my life’


Saturday, October 3rd

11.00 – 12.30pm: Space Invaders: DIY and Artist-Run Festivals and Spaces (NYWF Roundtable discussion)

No budget is the way of the future. DIY spaces bring people together, creating an explosion of ideas and action: real social networking, people. Hear true stories and get valuable advice on setting up spaces and running whole festivals with just enough money to buy a shoestring. Featuring: Ianto Ware, Guy Sterling, Danielle Bentley, Susy Pow, Maddy Phelan, and Natalie Aylward.


Sunday, October 4th

4.30 – 5.30pm: Curatorial How-To (NYWF Roundtable discussion)

Wranglers, hoarders, dropouts, show-offs, very talented circle of friends! Wanna figure out how to get all gallery on that shit? CURATORIAL is part of NYWF’s new series of informal, abnormal, but very, very practical roundtable how-tos. Featuring: Ianto Ware, Anthony WP O’Sullivan, Lev Diatschenko, Nimble Fox Trappings, Emily McCulloch Childs, Maddy Phelan, and Natalie Aylward.

6.00 –  7.00pm: The One Hundred and Fortieth Birthday of the Postcard

Participate in the collective penning and posting of 140 postcards plus eating cake and other regular birthday party activities. The event will double as a book launch for ‘from sometimes love beth’ a postcard compendium by Beth Sometimes.

Presented by Beth Sometimes: misssometimes@gmail.com


Monday, October 5th

Come rest your weary head as we serve up some hot brews and cool tunes.

Let’s just take it easy today.



2 Responses to “(tea)NA”

  1. CHRIS TAMM Says:



    • totoroteahouse Says:

      Thanks Chris. I don’t know about accommodation – we’ll be staying in the hostel over TINA or sleeping in car!! Camping is always an option.. but I don’t think I can help you out coz we don’t have a place up there yet. -_- Sorry

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