If you’ve ever pondered why Richard Cartwright once posed online as a character named, ‘Rusta Banana’, or asked what Caitlin Park’s least favourite word is, the inaugural Tipsy Rabbit may just have been the most informative night you’ve attended this year.
This new event at the Red Rattler Theatre consists of panel discussions, live performances and more, for those who love words and writing. The ‘Music’ themed opening night on the 10th April featured Cartwright (of the psychedelic band ‘Richard in your Mind’), Park (a folktronic artist) and the music journalist Sevana Ohandjanian (Drum Media).
As well as humorous thoughts and revelations on topics ranging from the state of the music industry to interesting words, the evening featured live acoustic performances from Cartwright and Park.
THE TIPSY RABBIT is the brainchild of Jen Shedden and Kim Powell, who decided that conversations about books were more entertaining with wine. The Red Rattler Theatre provides an intimate environment where the midweek crowd can get involved in the discussion. This night is a welcome addition to the Inner West and continues Sydney’s recent love affair with the spoken word.
The next THE TIPSY RABBIT is themed EROTICA and takes place in June. Entry at the door costs $15 ($12 concession). The Red Rattler Theatre is located at 6 Faversham Street, Marrickville (actually five minutes walk from Sydenham station.
© Suzanne Rath
12th April 2013
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