Caitinara Bar celebrates the Blues Brothers and more!

pork pieJoin us at Caitinara Bar on Wednesday, June 15th for the next in our fancy dress nights at Music with Anthony, from 4:00pm through 6:00pm SLT.

Pork Pie Hats and Sunglasses is an opportunity to celebrate the ever-popular The Blues Brothers, the sounds of the early eighties, the blues and even both kinds of music enjoyed by good ol’ folks: Country and Western!

Whether you fancy the black suit, white shirt, hat and Sunglasses sported by Jake and Elwood, or prefer something more bluesy or western, or even if Carrie Fisher’s Mystery Woman or being the Penguin – Sister Mary Stigmata – for the evening appeals to you — you”ll find a warm, Blues Brothers welcome awaiting you at Caitinara Bar!

And you don’t even have to drive 106 miles at night wearing sunglasses to get to us! Just hit the SLurl!

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Sharing Stories at the Park – June

Stories at the Park - Holly Kai Park
Stories at the Park – Holly Kai Park

Stories at the Park, is a series presented by Seanchai Library, which coincides with each of our Art at the Park exhibitions at Holly Kai Park. At each event, members of Seanchai Library will read stories or poems inspired by selected works of our Invited Artists. Each story must be precisely 100 words in length, no more, no less (known as a “drabble”), while poems  can be of any form, so long as they do no exceed 100 words.

The May / June Stories at the Park event took place on Sunday, June 5th, and featured Caledonia Skytower, Trolley Trollop and Kayden Oconnell reading stories and poems they and Rosedrop Rust (who was unable to attend the reading due to work commitments) had written to the works of our Invited Artists for this period, Ceakay Ballyhoo, Eleseren Brianna, JudiLynn India, Lantana Silverweb, Slatan Dryke and SisterButta.

The authors  have graciously given us permission to reprint their works in this blog for those unable to attend the event.

To make things easier, the stories and poems have been split by artist, and each piece is presented with an image of the painting or work which inspired it. In addition, some of the works include an audio recording of the reading for your additional enjoyment:

The current Art at the Park exhibition features work by Ceakay Ballyhoo, Eleseren Brianna, Slatan Dryke, JudiLynn India, Lantna Silverweb, and SisterButta
The May Art at the Park exhibition features work by Ceakay Ballyhoo, Eleseren Brianna, Slatan Dryke, JudiLynn India, Lantana Silverweb, and SisterButta

The art which has inspired these stories and poems will remain on display at Holly Kai Park through until Sunday June 19th – so please do visit and see all of the works displayed by our visiting artists.

Stories at the Park: June 5th, 2016

Stories at the Park - Holly Kai Park
Stories at the Park – Holly Kai Park

Sunday, June 5th will see the second of our Stories at the Park series, featuring the voice talents of the staff and friends of Seanchai Library.

Each month, members of Seanchai Library and their guests select pieces of art by the artists participating in the current Art in the Park exhibition, and write either a 100-word work of fiction (referred to as a “drabble”) or a 100-word poem about each piece. These stories and poems are then read live at Stories at the Park, either by the author or by a member of Seanchai Library.

For June, Trolly Trollop, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower will be reading pieces inspired by the art of Ceakay Ballyhoo, Eleseren Brianna, JudiLynn India, Lantana Silverweb, Slatan Dryke and SisterButta.

The event starts at 15:00 SLT, and we extend a warm invitation for you to join us for tales and poems at the Holly Kai Park storytelling gazebo, hosted by Caledonia Skytower and Inara Pey.

And if you would like to try your hand at writing a story or two or some poetry for a future Stories at the Park event, please contact either Caledonia or Inara in-world. You don’t necessarily have to read your story yourself at the event if you don’t want to – the folks at Seanchai would be only too happy to read it on your behalf if you’re a little shy about reading your own work.

We look forward to seeing you at Holly Kai Park on Sunday, June 5th at 15:00 SLT – or if you’d like to see the art that has inspired the stories and poems on offer, please feel free to visit the park earlier, or take a tour of the art displays afterwards!

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Holly Kai Park is rated Moderate.