Been meaning to mention – I have another gig at Mars Hill cafe (Parramatta) next Thursday. This one was originally going to be a full-band gig but a number of things got in the way of that, so it’s another solo show (mainly acoustic with a bit of sampled/sequenced stuff thrown in). I’ll be doing a slightly longer set this time and will be onstage about 9:30pm. Sean Brokenshire is playing earlier in the night, probably starting at 8:30pm.
The gig is part of what the cafe is calling “Awareness Month” which aims to increase community awareness around poverty and the things we can do locally and globally to help out. As part of their activities they are providing the option of fairtrade coffee. This is in part a trial to see how it goes with a view to perhaps providing it as a permanent offering, so if you come down be sure to check it out and let them know what you think.
I offered to help out with organising a presentation for the month and Margeret Di Nicola from Oxfam has graciously agreed to speak on the 20th (that’s Sunday) at 3pm. If you are free please come down and support both the cafe and Oxfam and learn a bit more about Oxfam’s fairtrade campaigns (particularly their coffee campaign).