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LAUNCESTON 17—19 FEBRUARY 2023MONA
FOMAnipaluna / HOBART 24—26 FEBRUARY 2023

Old Tafe Sessions: Saturday

Old TAFE Sessions Saturday

Featuring Kae Tempest, Yirinda, and Turiya Always—Celebrating Alice Coltrane. Also happening during the day: Fantastic Futures and Lost in Place.

Tickets on the door

Subject to capacity

Accessibility Information

Physical access

The Paterson Street entrance is level. The Wellington Street entrance is accessible via a ramp, but it does have a narrow point (1m). There are lifts within the building. Accessible viewing platforms will be available, contact the Bookings & Enquiries team by emailing tickets@mona.net.au or calling +61 (3) 6277 9978.

Accessible parking nearby

Accessible parking at Paterson Street West (79–83 Paterson Street) with seven accessible spaces, lift and accessible toilet (cubicle open 24 / 7). This carpark is 150m from the venue.

Auslan interpretation

If you're coming to the Old Tafe Sessions on Saturday, Kae Tempest's set will be Auslan interpreted by Auslan Stage Left.

Accessible toilets

There are 2 accessible toilets total on site—one in B block ground floor, and one in A block ground floor. See Mona Foma staff if you're having trouble finding them.

Quiet spaces/break out rooms for sensory relief

Block A, Room A1-04 (ground floor). Follow the signs; see Mona Foma staff if you need help finding it.

  • Kae Tempest stares off into the distance. They have short red hair and they're wearing two gold hoops in one ear and a tan button up shirt. Lush green grass and trees can be seen in the background.

    Kae Tempest

    9.45–11pm

    Poet; performer; playwright; polymath. Songs of surrender and letting go.

  • Samuel Pankhurst has shoulder length curly hair and leans on a double bass while staring at the camera without expression. Right of him is Garrwa man and Butchulla songman Fred Leone who stands with his arms crossed while holding a boomerang and also staring directly at the camera.

    Yirinda

    8.20–9.20pm

    Butchulla songman Fred and contrabass wizard Samuel interweave thousands of years of stories into a kaleidoscopic, ecstatic experience—joined by Ritchie on percussion and Jame on the medieval portative organ.

  • A collage of five musicians. The top row shows a woman playing the harp then another woman playing the vibraphone. The bottom row are all black and white. The first is a close-up of a man playing sax, the second is a wide shot featuring a person with a double bass and the last is a man playing the drums.

    Celebrating Alice Coltrane

    Turiya Always

    7–8pm

    A celebration of spiritual jazz legend Alice Coltrane from a specially created quintet ft. harp, sax, drums, piano, double bass and vibraphone / percussion.

    Credits

    Curated and arranged by Dominic Nguyen

  • Black and white photograph of four-piece band Threats performing on stage. Two members play the guitar, another is playing the drums while the lead singer tilts their head upwards to sing into a hand-held microphone. Amps and graffiti can be seen behind them.

    Threats

    8–8.20pm
    9.20–9.45pm
    11–11.20pm

    Gnarly, guava-flavoured Vodka Cruiser-driven ‘alcopop-punk’, eager to drag you down into some sort of oblivion. See them at the Old Tafe Sessions: Saturday and in the Punk Bunker, more info below.

Tickets on the door

Subject to capacity

Venue supported by

Red Panda Property