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Hurray! Danielle Marsland from SixThousand sent us this:

Congratulations! Your project Cottonmouth has been chosen as the READ nominee for Perth in the The Thousands Awards!

The Thousands Awards is an online program that acknowledges talented local people, places and groups we believe are doing great things in each Australian city. Selecting these nominees has been a dental-grade headache. We come into contact with some scary talent each week - and whittling that down to one nominee per city is basically DIY molar extraction. But we did it  - and you're it.

If you get the most votes overall, you get $1000 towards your company (plus a really neat trophy and endless media acclaim!) Voters can win the same amount just by voting, too - so make sure you get all your friends involved and post the link on your websites and Facebooks. The Awards voting site is now live, featuring profiles on all the nominees in each state -

http://www.thethousands.com.au/awards

Voting closes on April 18, with winners announced on April 21.

Well done again, and good luck to you!

We're pretty chuffed to be held up alongside some pretty fabulous publications.

Help us out and go vote!


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Since September 2nd, 2010, it has been my privilege to serve as Cottonmouth's Chancellor of the Open Mic. During my tenure, I have borne witness to the nativity of many fine spoken word performances, gazed admiringly into the metaphorical birth canals of many talented artistes, and greedily devoured the placentas of many superb creative
pieces. In this I have been ably assisted by my Vice-Chancellors, each of whom selected a Speaker of Words for the month of his or her appointment.

To all open mic performers, Vice-Chancellors, Speakers of Words, and, of course, audience members, I offer my thanks for sharing their words, voices, hearts, minds, applause, and enthusiasm. Spoken word is a most exciting art form, an anarchic maelstrom of diverse minds and voices. It is both a depository and a clearing house of change, and we must offer up and accept that change with equal grace.

With great sadness, I hereby tender my resignation as Cottonmouth's Chancellor of the Open Mic, and announce that the Open Mic is now to be replaced by the New Open Mic.

As my last official act as Chancellor of the Open Mic, I hereby appoint myself as Chancellor of the New Open Mic.

As Chancellor of the New Open Mic, I gratefully acknowledge the brilliance and dedication of my predecessor, and, in his memory, declare that the New Open Mic will henceforth be referred to as the Open Mic, and I as Chancellor of same.

I pledge that this will be the first of many changes, and that the reinvigorated Open Mic will be the home of variety and originality, and I call on all past and future friends of the Open Mic to help make it so.

I proudly remain your humble servant,

 

Byron Bard

Chancellor of the Open Mic

Cottonmouth XXIII: photos by Alanna Kusin

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Cottonmouth XXV, Thursday 7 April

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Oh. My. Goodness.

April just posted a tumblr about how she's gonna be on tour soon and she's playing in our lil ole town.

We should totally get everybody together and throw April an after-the-show-it's-the-af
ter-party (shout outs to Lil Leonie Lionheart's folk cover version on the uke) sorta near the Hotel lobby (ie the 459)! Seriously dudes 'n dudettes, let's throw April one mean performance art party.
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Cottonmouth XXV bam bam bam... (Can you believe we're up to 25?!?! Holy crabsticks!)

On Thursday 7 April at 7:30pm, the 459 Bar stage will once again bear the brunt of the larger-than-life Tomas Ford who will, with a egomaniacal sweetheartedness, swoon you through spoken-worders, old skool poets, sound artists, playwrights, new-media-welders and modern heartbreakers.

We've got a line-up in store for ya that'll make ya wanna clap your hands and sing "Mercy, Oh Mercy Me!".

Performers include:

Michael Collins
Andrea Gibbs
Alex Kannis
Bobby von Baker
Clayton Lin
Jackson Lawlor
Zoe Barron

Musical guests are:

Andrew Ryan
Ghostdrums


As always, the Chancellor Byron Bard, presents his open stage with open arms and an open scowl. Sign up before 10pm peeps.
Read up on the Bard's friendly proclamation.

In the meantime, submit to the zine yo!

When: 7:30pm Thursday 7 April 2011
Where: 459 Bar Rosemount Hotel 459 Fitzgerald St North Perth
How much: $5 entry; $20 entry + Cottonmouth anthology
'Zine: by donation

Cottonmouth XXIII, Thursday 3 February

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Woah(!) February, you're coming soon? That's fantastic news because we haven't seen you in a really long time. And guess what February? We threw a party for January and it pretty much was totally rad. We swooned lots.

Oh, you wanna have one too, February? Sounds awesome, let's do it.

On Thursday 3 February at 7:30pm, the 459 Bar stage will once again hold the weight of the larger-than-life Tomas Ford who will, with a dignified defiance, pave the way for spoken-worders, poets, sound artists, playwrights, new-media-welders and modern heartbreakers.

We've got a line-up in store for ya that'll make ya wanna raise your hands in praise.

Including performances by:

Tiffany Ha
Dosh Luckwell
Claire Furchick
Paul Harrison
Phil English

& a special presentation of Tristan Fidler's radio play "Flap Yo Lips", as performed by Tristan Fidler and Leonie Brialey

With musical guests:

Salt Licked
Clare Nina


As always, the Chancellor of Open Mike, Byron Bard, presents his open stage with open arms and an open scowl. Sign up before 10pm. Read up on the Bard's friendly proclamation.

When: 7:30pm Thursday 3 February 2011
Where: 459 Bar Rosemount Hotel 459 Fitzgerald St North Perth
How much: $5 entry; $20 entry + Cottonmouth anthology
'Zine: by donation

As part of the Perth leg of the national ARTillery Youth Arts Festival 2010, we've teamed up with Amnesty for a special event, on a special night, at a special venue, at a special time.

Our last huzzah of 2010 sees us swooping down on The William Street Bird at 6pm on Sunday 5 December. Banding together, all proceeds of the night will assist Amnesty International.

If you witnessed last year's event, then you know - we can see it in your eyes - you know this is the good stuff.

We'll convene local spoken worders, poetical conjurers, narrative alchemists and passionate grandstanders in an exploration of the oppression of basic freedoms. Artists will weave their words to address the repression of basic freedoms - freedom of speech, freedom of association and freedom of assembly as it's the year of Burma's first elections since 1990.

We'll announce our exciting line-up of performers and bands soon.

Our peg wall will have a special theme. Pour your hearts into our typewriters and create messages of hope for Aung San Suu Kyi as part of ARTillery's arts action.

What: Cottonmouth XXI meets Amnesty for ARTillery Spoken Word
When: 6pm Sunday 5 December 2010
Where: The William Street Bird, 181 William St, Northbridge
How much: $10 - all proceeds raised go to Amnesty International

Join ARTillery on Facebook.

Cottonmouth XIX - Anna Dunnill

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Cottonmouth XIX: Andy McNeil

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Cottonmouth XIX: Prince of King

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Cottonmouth XIX: Zoe Barron

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Cottonmouth XIX: Jessica Currie

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Cottonmouth XIX: Jay Pruyn

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Cottonmouth XIX: Istenad Haddad

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Cottonmouth XIX: Gabrielle Everall

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Cottonmouth XIX: Obscotch

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Cottonmouth XX, Thursday 4 November

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Just quietly - when Tomas Ford and Byron Bard led us through October's festivities of acoustic glitch, sonic moonbeam serenity, and exciting new Western Australian fiction and poetry, our hearts filled with sanguineness.

At 7:30pm on Thursday 4 November 2010, Cottonmouth convenes for its monthly hootenanny of spoken-worders, poets, sound artists, playwrights, new-media-welders and anyone with narrative art tickling their epiglott...is.

November's featured performers are:

Rebecca Giggs
Nathan Hobby
Jimmy Jack
Ellen Broad
Sebastian Sharp & Caitlin Cassidy
Matthew Hall
Danielle Marsland
Mathas

Our musical guests are:

Benedict Moleta
Li'l Leonie Lionheart

For a spot in the open mic section presented by the Chancellor of Open Mike Byron Bard, sign up before 10pm. Read up on the Bard's friendly proclamation.

Remember to pick up a copy of our monthly 'zine. You determine the cost of these manuscripts of sweetheartedness and can get your hands on one by donation on the night.

Submissions are open! We're always accepting submissions of new fiction, poetry and artwork. Contact us with your psychedelic and far-out ideas. We want to hear from you.

Check our submission guidelines and submit to zine@cottonmouth.org.au

When: 7:30pm Thursday 4 November 2010
Where: 459 Bar Rosemount Hotel 459 Fitzgerald St North Perth
How much: $5 entry; $20 entry + Cottonmouth anthology
'Zine: by donation

Heads up - December awaits with all kinds of specialness. Anticipate a different day and a different spot. More info to come.

Cottonmouth XVIII: Rachel Dease & Tristan Parr

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Cottonmouth XIX: photos by Alanna Kusin

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Cottonmouth XVIII: Gilbert Fawn

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Cottonmouth XVIII: Matt Giles

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