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Behrouz Boochani

The Kurdish-Iranian author, journalist and activist Behrouz Boochani has had a mention in the Danish newspaper "Information"´s book section (16 August 2019). He wrote his book "No Friend but the Mountains" from his incarceration on Manus. Painstakingly sent via messages from his mobile phone to his friend who translated it to English, it won the Victorian Prize for Literature. He couldn't come to the ceremony as he wasn't allowed to enter Australia. The news comes up now, as he has now also won the National Biography Award. He made his thank you speech via mobile phone, where he amongst other things said that history will condemn this generation, and it will condemn us all in this hard and dark period in Australia's history. Information in English can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behrouz_Boochani
Simon

Posted in News by SCC Committee on 25.08.19 Hits: 46 Comments: 0

Aldous Harding

New Zealand folk singer Aldous Harding will be playing at DR Studie 2 in DR Koncerhuset on Sunday 24 November at 8 pm.

Posted in News by SCC Committee on 16.06.19 Hits: 148 Comments: 0

New Zealand Oil and Gas

The New Zealand government has decided to prohibit all new sales of drilling licences for oil and gas off the New Zealand coast. Drilling will continue under the present 22 licences so oil will still be pumped up for about the next 30 years.

Source: "Information", 14 April 2018.

Cheers
Simon

Posted in News by SCC Committee on 15.04.18 Hits: 492 Comments: 0

Australian Passports

The Australian Embassy has expanded it's opening hours in Copenhagen due to the many people applying for passports at this time of year.

The 64 page is being discontinued because of the increased use of SmartGate and electronic visas.

Cheers
Simon
Secretary

Posted in News by SCC Committee on 09.11.17 Hits: 557 Comments: 0

NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS

I wonder how many of you were lucky enough to hear Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at the Arena on Friday? I was thinking afterwards that we should have arranged to meet up afterwards. Remember that members can also post on our website if you should have other good ideas in the future.
Cheers
Simon

Posted in News by SCC Committee on 23.10.17 Hits: 586 Comments: 0

National's breach of copyright?

The publisher of Eminem's music publishers are suing the National Party (NZ) for breach of copyright accusing it of using one of his songs in the 2014 election campaign.

Posted in News by SCC Committee on 03.05.17 Hits: 926 Comments: 0

The Zookeeper's Wife

The film, The Zookeeper's Wife, was directed by the Kiwi director of Whale Rider, Niki Caro.

Cheers
Simon

Posted in News by SCC Committee on 03.05.17 Hits: 852 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: 1236 Comments: 1

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: 1265 Comments: 1

FAT FREDDY'S DROP: 2 TICKETS TO BE WON!

The Southern Cross Club is running a competition to win two tickets to the Fat Freddy's Drop concert on April 3 in Falconer Salen in Frederiksberg. To be in, send an email to committee@southerncrossclub.dk answering the following question: In what town are Fat Freddy's Drop based? Add your name and contact details and keep your fingers crossed! You're also very welcome to come to one of our café evenings and join the competition there. The next one is at Floras on Blågårdsgade in Nørrebro on Friday 12 February, 7.30pm. The lucky winners will be drawn at the following café evening on Friday 11 March (venue to be announced) from those who have answered the question correctly. So come along! There'll still be a chance to take part on March 11, but you'll need to come early.

The tickets are kindly donated by the organiser of Fat Freddy's Danish concert, who has also guaranteed that there will still be tickets available on March 11 for those not lucky enough to win theirs. (But he doesn't guarantee they won't be sold out by April 3).

In fact the concert has been moved to the larger Falconer Salen from Store Vega, because earlier concerts there have been sold out, leaving many disappointed fans.

I know a lot of you have already bought tickets, but think what a good present two tickets would be.

If any of you don't know who Fat Freddy's Drop are, I really pity you! Then you must come along to find out what you're missing out on!

See you at a Café Evening or at the Fat Freddy's concert!

Simon

Posted in News by SCC Committee on 08.02.16 Hits: 1737 Comments: 0