Friday, June 27, 2014

Newtown send off

We could easily have been in NYC. A cute wee cafe on a busy boheme street, where we celebrated the end of our Indiegogo Campaign with a sneak preview of the Archipelagogo cabaret.

The tiny venue, Parliament on King,  was packed with friends and supporters.

Pumpkin soup, coffee, tea and champers kept the crowd happy.

How many people can you fit in a living room cafe!

and this was before the latecomers arrived.

Somehow as more people arrived we managed to find a place to put them!

It was standing room only for 10 or so peeps and they stood valiantly enjoying the show.

I was in my element of course, on the wee stage, made from books, specially built by host Ravi Prasad.

On a talk I gave two nights before at Ultimo Library with Walter Mason, I gave some creativity tips. 'We all need a cheer squad,' I said. 'A small group of people who encourage your creative side no matter what.' My cheer squad are in these pics. Thanks dear friends! Your support means everything to me. Without it I would forget to do the things I love to do!

Read more about Archipelagogo here.


And thanks to Jennifer Smart for pics!


  1. Archipelagogo is a fabulous cabaret, capturing with humour and poignancy Jan's relationship with Indonesia. But Jan's no one's Indo-handbag! she's a warm, funny, insightful, talented writer and performer. It was a great evening!

  2. It was excellent and funny. I think people will love it. Eliza, age 7.

  3. Many thanks Jennifer and Eliza!!So glad you were there!