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Events in Seminyak and Kuta

4 October 2009

The drum roll opens with a glam event at Sarong, the hippest restaurant on the island, with a night that will dazzle Seminyak. Slum it at Sarong features Vikas Swarup, of Q&A and Slumdog Millionaire fame, in conversation with the charismatic Asitha Amereskere, Sri Lankan film-maker and author. Appearing alongside Vikas is the wickedly funny and unashamedly outrageous Dany Laferriere, author of the stories behind the movie Heading South, who will share his x-rated views on island life, love and lust; writer, word-poet and prankster Tom Cho will present his sharp-witted skits and Jeet Thayil, Indian guitar-strumming performance-poet will sing gritty tunes brimming with punchy prose. The talented Will Meyrick, Sarong’s dishy chef, is flicking through his recipes as we speak to present you with a menu of culinary genius. So be prepared for one of the island’s coolest events that takes the S out of Sarong and slots it snugly into Seminyak: celebrating the spoken-word with style.

Writers Rock Hard
at the Hard Rock Café, Kuta, brings together three unconventional and wildly entertaining talents. Enter Sam Cutler former road manager of the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead, Jerinx, the drummer of acclaimed Balinese punk rock band Superman is Dead and Degung Santikarma, irreverent anthropologist, activist and journalist. Rocking hard is an understatement when these three electric forces appear on stage, so be prepared for a night that offers more “satisfaction” than you could wish for.

Saturday also brings High Tea with Lloyd James. Step into Bougainville in the South Pacific with Lloyd Jones and his breathtaking novel, Mr Pip. Short listed for the Booker Prize, Mr. Pip tells the extraordinary tale of a child’s imagination, the power of storytelling and survival in the face of tragedy. Enjoy the finest teas and freshly baked cakes in Biku’s elegant antique Javanese joglo in an intimate gathering with one of New Zealand’s most accomplished authors.

Writers Rock Hard

THURSDAY 8 October
19.30 – 21.30
Hard Rock Café, Kuta
Rp 450.000   / AU$55  ( includes dinner )

High Tea with Lloyd Jones
15.30 – 17.30
Biku, Seminyak
Rp 300,000 / AUD 35

Slum It At Sarong
SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER 7pm onwards
Sarong Restaurant,  Seminyak
Rp 800,000 / AUD 95

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