On Monday May 7th 2012 Renew Adelaide hosted a forum at the Jade Monkey on The Cultural Impact of Licensing and Regulation for Small Venues and Bars. The forum featured Renew Adelaide director Ianto Ware, Format Collective director Stan Mahoney, Tuxedo Cat organiser Cass Tombs, West End Association President Andrew Wallace, Suzi Wong’s Room proprietor Nina Jerebica, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Premier Lois Boswell, and cultural policy guru John Wardle.
The Scenery were lucky enough to be included as conversation partners on the forum, joining an illustrious list that included; The Jade Monkey, Fnucky, Suzi Wong’s Room, The Adelaide West End Association, Tuxedo Cat, Udaberri, Music SA, Adelaide Fringe, Format, Magazine and Renew Adelaide.
The turnout to the event exceeded expectations, with the venue reaching capacity shortly before the forum was to start. Most sincere apologies to all those who were turned away. I must say that it was exciting to see a wide cross section of the community that cared enough about the topic to come in attendance.
I’d like the acknowledge the attendance of fellow Radio Adelaide family Jennie Lenman of Streetcast, Seb Tonkin of The Range on Tuesdays, Luke Penman of Local Noise, Luke Eygenraam of the Friday Range and the Live Sessions, and Ryan Winter of the Scenery.
The Scenery recorded the event with the much appreciated help of Ross from Northern Sound System. Paul Gallasch also videotaped the event, which will be available to view in the next coming days.
Please note that the sound quality is not extraordinary, and that non microphoned members of the crowd have been crudely amplified.
Intro – Ianto Ware
Stan Mahoney of Format
Nina Jerebica of Suzi Wong’s Room
Cass Tombs of Tuxedo Cat
Andrew Wallace of the West End Association
Ian Horne of the AHA
Lois Boswell, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Premeir of SA
We can only hope that this is just the beginning of the conversation.
Support the venues that support “fine grained” Adelaide culture, and buy some damn beer.
THIS is the link to Raise the Bar
Listen in to the Scenery this Friday May 11th as we recap this event with a chat to Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood, and Ianto Ware.