Brilliant Jake Bugg

From Jake Bugg’s 2013 album Shangri La, smashing this song today –

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Auditions At The V, Film Shoot

Auditions held in Studio V over the weekend. This time the production crew utilised Nest Bar next door where actors gathered, filled out paperwork & availed themselves of a nerve-settling beverage or two before entering the venue space.

Had a couple of film production guys come through earlier today. They’d initially wanted to use Studio V, but it wasn’t quite what they were after. Took them upstairs to the residential part of the building. They were really happy with the old wall textures & windows. Looks like they’ll be booking some time in June to shoot film here.


Still working on venue plans…

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Acting @ The V

Acting lessons & workshops booked in Studio V over the next few months. First one starts tonight as a drop-in class til 9:30, running fortnightly til March. Another group coming in weekly through April & May.

Front View-1-WRes

Working on plans for the live venue (currently Studio V). Been going on a while now. Get there eventually.

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Photo Shoot @ The V

Photo shoot for a local musician in Studio V today, kicking off in the afternoon.

Had a crack at this 90’s gem yesterday, sitting in the beer garden with acoustic guitar…

This week – working on plans for the venue & remainder of works needed for the building.

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Early 2016 Kick Off

Off to an early January start in Studio V. Theatre company with a show in Adelaide Fringe coming tomorrow for the rest of the week. Sunday, another company arrives for more rehearsal days.

Pano Venue View-1
Studio V.

Talking with building surveyor this week about Studio V becoming a licensed live-performance space. Spent time over Christmas designing & re-designing the plans. Need direction from Mr Surveyor regarding audience capacity & subsequent venue format, toilets & beer garden arrangement.

Had a lovely encounter yesterday with neighbour across the street who apparently prides herself on complaining about every little thing in the street – especially places where people gather, listen to music, drink and have fun. No doubt our paths will cross in the not-too-distant.

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Last @ The V

Last V Booking for the year today. Fashion photo-shoot. Young photographer just arrived in town from Canberra, looking to expand horizons & leave his comfort zone. Models & crew arrived at 9am, still in makeup as I write.

Archival footage of UK tour below (way back to Asleep In The Park era) –

New Year’s Eve party’s the world over tomorrow night. Attempting to make it to a couple. Never a realistic policy. Will no doubt be happily stuck at the first one.

Have a great night tomorrow.

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Year Winding Up

Things quieter this week, after pre-Christmas rush. Last Studio V booking for the year over the weekend. Was a slightly messy weekend, people celebrating end of work for the year & beginning of holidays. Christmas parties here & there. Have a great Christmas & stay safe. Next year we’ll be hosting events here in the venue.

Auditon Space
Studio V, pano shot during theatre auditions last month.

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Speakeasy At The V

Had a great ‘speakeasy’ event Saturday afternoon in Studio V. Bunch of surprisingly well behaved gents came in & held a poker tournament. Apparently, they brought in their own poker, ping-pong & foosball tables. I missed the whole thing, but our housemate told me last night it was awesome. This week Lauren’s back doing final theatre rehearsals for her upcoming show – been really interesting, walking by & overhearing her actors workshop the script & act out the changes.

Video from the vault – Hanging With The Living, live at Midi Festival Beijing 2011.

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Theatre @ The V & Rare Vid

Photo shoot today in Studio V. Serious setup. Makeup artist, model, setup crew. Road works going on right to the front door, everybody maneuvering around red tape, signs & witches hats to get in this morning. Tomorrow, Lauren Hopley begins theatre rehearsals for her production, 3 times this week & several more dates through to mid December.

Here’s some rare footage taken at Beijing’s Midi festival a few years back. Covered in dust on stage.

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This Week At The V

Week’s ramping up in Studio V. Last night Phill Scanlon Productions held another audition session til late – was pretty intense, actors bringing some loud emotional reads. Morning and afternoon bookings for Saturday, theatre rehearsals Sunday, photo shoot Monday. Been working in a mate’s engineering factory during the days, graphic art at night. Lot going on. Still putting song bits down mostly on iphone. Hundreds but nothing structured as yet…

The Normal Heart
Auditions for the above show last night at Studio V – click for tix and details.

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