Friday, November 6, 2009

Save Our “Festival” State

Save Our “Festival” State is a campaign to raise the awareness of the desperate need for more medium sized community theatres in Adelaide. With so many theatres having been closed and the imminent demolition of Union Hall, possibly limited or no access to the Scott Theatre and restricted access to the Odeon Theatre - the availability of performance space in Adelaide is at crisis level. What to do when there are no longer any theatres for community groups to buy and return to their former glory. Surely the arts are as valuable to this State as our great sporting heroes and scientists. If so, where is the infrastructure for the masses? In order to address this issue we must join ranks and raise our glorious voices in unison. We, the Arts Community, want more theatres in Adelaide so that everyone who loves to perform has the opportunity to do so. We would be pleased to work with the State and Federal Governments to ensure the best outcomes for the whole community. Let's start talking.Save Our “Festival” State is a joint campaign initiated by Kate Warren (Rosebud Consulting and Secretary of The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of SA) and Benjamin Finn (Urban Myth Theatre of Youth and local performer) DrinksFrom the huge on-line demand this week since the launch of the Save Our "Festival" State fan page (950 fans in five days), we thought it would be a great opportunity to meet sooner rather than later. Special guests and key industry speakers will be attending. Come and have your say and meet like-minded people who are passionate about this current issue and cause. Sunday 8 November at 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm at Mantra on King William, 36 King William Road, Goodwood. Entry is free. TShirts will be available at the end of the week for $20 and will also be available to purchase on Sunday.FORWARD TO EVERYONE AND ANYONE YOU KNOW!For more information contact: Kate Warren ( or Ben Finn (