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Skt Hans / Midsummer Gettogether / Farewell to Dave

Hi all,

As I'm sure you all know by know, every year on the evening of the 23rd of June, all over Denmark witches are burnt on bonfires.

To commemorate the occasion, the Danes, true to their viking roots, celebrate by grilling assorted meat over a strange black substance called charcoal, until such point as the meat on the grill closely resembles the charcoal underneath, then it is eaten with great relish (and tomato sauce, remoulade, etc.).

It's been a few years now since the SCC had a Sankt Hans do, so we thought we should that this year we should join in.

As is often the case, we will be holding the event at Mark and Lotte's, on Saturday the 25th of June, from 1700 / kl. 17 / 5 p.m. (please email or FB message for the address, if you don't know it already)

The food format will be the usual SCC rules, where we would ask everyone to bring their own choice of meat for the barbie (we use a substance that gives a clean blue flame, called gas....), plus a bowl of salad or a dessert to share. Also, should there be any consumers of alcohol among us (it has been known on occasions), if they could bring their own favourite beverage, that would be marvellous (we will have an esky / chully-bun with ice in, to keep them cold).

The club will supply soft drinks / water / juice (for the kids, obviously), some sausages and hot dog buns (again for the kids, as I'm sure you guessed), a fire, trampoline, swings, small swimming pool, hot tub, slip'n'slide (yes, I am old enough to remember them), and some chairs. Obviously, if the usual downpour happens, we'll be able to take shelter inside instead.

If any kids or adults would like to use the pool or hot tub, bathers / swimmers / cozzies / togs and a towel would be a good idea - but a short plea to the menfolk - please refrain from smuggling budgies into the garden.....

Please let us know if you can come, along with how many adults and kids in your party (so we know how many snags to buy, and if we need to score some extra chairs for the evening) - RSVP by Thursday the 23rd of June.

Looking forward to seeing as many old and new members as possible (and hoping that the weather holds)

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Just a quick update about the SCC Sankt Hans barbie on the 25th of June - as some of you are no doubt aware, ex-club president and current treasurer, Dave McKenzie, is after more years in DK than he cares to remember, or indeed admit to, moving back to the land of the long white cloud - that's right folks, the lure of grandkids, steinlager and a full NZ pension proved too much to resist!

So the Sankt Hans party is now also officially a farewell event for Dave, so I hope we can manage a good turnout to see him off.

We'll also be looking for another treasurer, so if anyone would like to volunteer until such time as we can pull our collective fingers out and have a proper AGM, please let me know.

So until the 25th, be safe and watch out for those witches - they're a bit nervy at this time of year.......

Cheers,
Mark Rogers
Chairman, Southern Cross Club, Denmark

Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 16.06.16 Hits: 201 Comments: 0

JUNE AND JULY 2016

There will be no Café Evening in June. Our next one will be on July 8 at Floras Kaffebar, Blågårdsgade 27, 2200 Copenhagen N at 6.30pm.

There will be a Sankt Hans Grill at Mark and Lotte's on Saturday 25 June. Details will follow.

Cheers
Simon

Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 10.06.16 Hits: 94 Comments: 0

Café Evening 13 May 2016

The next Café Evening is at Floras on Blågårds Plads, København N. They offer coffee, beer, food and more. Someone from the committee will be there at 6.30pm. Come along! Easiest public transport is bus 5A or metro to Forum. There's plenty of bicycle parking!

Cheers
Simon

Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 12.05.16 Hits: 218 Comments: 0

Icetralia

Hi there,

I’m just writing to let you know that a comedy show featuring an Aussie expat is coming to Copenhagen on Aril 23. If you know of Aussie expats in Denmark who might be interested in this show please send them the information.

Icetralia is an international comedy event that features two different comedians from two very different islands.

Jonathan Duffy (AU) and Hugleikur Dagsson (IS) bring you everything you want in a comedy show; observations, obscenities and musical numbers.

Jonathan Duffy is an Australian born comedian and cabaret performer who moved to Iceland to avoid poisonous spiders and ex husbands. His comedy is like himself; gay, Australian and a bit desperate.

Hugleikur Daggson is a relatively talented Icelandic cartoonist who turned to stand up comedy to avoid real work. This brought him local fame, some money and a couple of diseases. His comedy is like himself; filthy, friendly and slightly autistic.

Icetralia will be at Nordatlantens Brygge (Strandgade 91, 1401 Kbh,K) on April 23 from 21:00.

Tickets are available through billetto.dk

Thanks for any time you have taken to read this

Regards

Jonathan Duffy


Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 20.04.16 Hits: 337 Comments: 0

Wild Kiwi Pies Sat. April 23

Remember the Wild Kiwi Pies lunch meetup Saturday 23 April!

If you haven't already heard, Kiwi pies are now available in Copenhagen! You can find more information on their website: www.wildkiwipies.com Come and join us for lunch on Saturday 23 April at 12 noon. Their shop is at Toftegårds Allé 43, just across the road from Valby Station. They're working on getting a licence so they can sell Aussie and Kiwi beer to wash the pies down with. If we can make it worth their while they're willing to open late for a future Pub/Café Evening, so make sure you come along on April 23 and show the flag!

Please let us know if you're coming, so we can give them an idea of numbers. Just send a mail to committee@southerncrossclub.dk

Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 19.04.16 Hits: 351 Comments: 0

The Cat Empire

We received the following press release from the Danish organiser of The Cat Empire concerts in Århus and Copenhagen:

Australske The Cat Empire kommer til Danmark – og
udsender ny plade
"Et mere dansabelt liveband er sjældent set", har Gaffa skrevet om en
af The Cat Empires koncerter. Til november vender de tilbage til Danmark –
denne gang med et nyt album i bagagen.
The Cat Empire har siden årtusindeskiftet markeret sig som et af Australiens bedste livebands med
deres festlige fusion af alt fra ska, latin, reggae og rock. Seks albums har de udgivet, og nu er de klar
med det syvende: 'Rising with the Sun'.
Derfor gør sekstetten fra "down under" nu klar til endnu en omfattende turné, der bringer dem hele
verden rundt. Og også denne gang er Danmark med i planerne: Både københavnske Amager Bio og
aarhusianske Train får denne gang besøg af bandet.
Den nye plade samler tråden op efter 'Steal the Light', og i følge frontmand Felix Riebl udgør den
soundtracket til den verden, han og resten af bandet ønsker at leve i: Et festfyrværkeri med et eksotisk
touch og tunge dansable rytmer.
Musikerne bag The Cat Empire mødtes alle, inden de var 18 år gamle, og de er derfor ekstremt godt
sammenspillede. I dag er deres armé af fans verdensomspændende; de mest dedikerede rejser gerne
kloden rundt for at følge idolerne i hælene.
Sidst Cat Empire gæstede Danmark var det i et udsolgt Pumpehuset, og de seks australiere lægger
ikke skjul på, at missionen med deres koncerter er at skabe et eskapistisk show, hvor publikum kan
stikke af fra den kedelige og grå hverdag.
Og dén mulighed får altså både København og Aarhus til november.
THE CAT EMPIRE – ”Rising with the Sun Tour”
TRAIN, AARHUS: 6. NOVEMBER
AMAGER BIO, KØBENHAVN: 7. NOVEMBER
BILLETSALGET STARTER ONSDAG 9. MARTS KL. 10.00
BILLETPRIS (KBH): 280,- + gebyr
BILLETSALG (KBH): Billetlugen.dkf0d-47b6-ac95-abc7b15a676f.jpg

Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 07.04.16 Hits: 362 Comments: 0

Café Evening 8 April 2016

Hi Everyone! Our next Café Evening is on Friday 8 April at 6.30pm. Someone from the committee will arrive between 6pm and 6.30pm with our flags. It will, like the last couple of months, be held at Floras Kaffebar (http://floraskaffebar.dk/), Blågårdsgade 27, 2200 København N, a comfortable café with a long history across the road from the even more famous Blågårds Apotek. Come early, as they close at 10pm.

Floras is within walking distance of the centre of Copenhagen, but faster and easier is to take bus 5A to Ravnsborggagde or the metro to Forum.

Simon

Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 07.04.16 Hits: 227 Comments: 0

Australia's New State?

Reliable sources have informed us that secret negotiations have been taking place between Australia and New Zealand discussing the possibility of uniting the two countries. The hoped for date for this is the symbolically important Anzac Day, 2020. To placate Kiwis who feel they're being eaten up by their larger brother, the suggested new flag for the combined country is the NZ flag.

Posted in News by SCC Committee on 01.04.16 Hits: 191 Comments: 1

English Theatre

Here is a mail we received you may be interested in:

Hi! Just wanted to let your members know about our next theatre production in English: LOVE & MONEY by Dennis Kelly, to be played at Bådteatret from 7 - 29 April.
Here is the link on our website for a bit more information: http://whynottheatre.dk/love-and-money/
I can also send a press release if you like.
Please feel free to contact me for further details, but we hope you will be able to spread the word amongst your members.
best wishes
Sue
www.whynottheatre.dk

Posted in Events Guide by SCC Committee on 23.03.16 Hits: 195 Comments: 0

FAT FREDDY'S DROP COMPETITION WINNER!

At the Café Evening on Friday 11 March at Floras Kaffebar all the correct entrants to the Fat Freddy's Drop Competition were put into my hat on folded pieces of paper and we asked a member of staff to draw the lucky winner.

And the winner was: Kathrine Bjerg. Congratulations Kathrine!

For all of you unlucky enough not to have won, hurry now and buy your tickets at www.billetlugen.dk

See you there!
Simon

Posted in News by SCC Committee on 12.03.16 Hits: 260 Comments: 1