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27 September 2004 newsletter

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In a French Caf She is famous for a song about her family at the beach, often heard on radio, called not surprisingly At the Beach, recalling simpler days in NZ and she's toured the world and written songs about her advenures(OE). Originally from the Waikato this Kiwi farm girl, Linn Lorkin, has travelled well.

Just returning from a UK tour with the Jews Brothers Band, Linn Lorkin is bringing a Continental caf style performance. Now she arrives with her accordeoniste and partner in the Jews Brothers Hershal and making up the trio, double bassist Peter Scott also of the Jews Brothers and formerly with English pop band Madness.

In A French Caf has a repertoire ranging from charming Parisian waltzes to swinging 50's tunes like C'est si bon and then from the 18th Century hit Plaisir d'amour to pop standards like L'amour est bleu (Love is blue) with the occasional foray into Italian, Spanish, German, Yiddish and English. Linn Lorkin says "In a French Caf will transport listeners to a little caf on the banks of the Seine, a piazza on a warm Roman night, or a Berlin cabaret".

In A French Caf have performed in Paris, London, Copenhagen, Naples, Rome, New York, The Isle of Jersey, Brittany, Sydney, Miami Beach and all over NZ, now you can enjoy some travel without leaving town. Click here for full details of their New Zealand tour during October. For all enquiries for venue booking information please contact Steve at

Si! Cuba! : Cuban Film Season Si! Cuba! a season of ten films celebrating forty years of film production in Cuba will be presented in Auckland and Wellington commencing the end of this week. The season is the second event in a New Zealand-Cuba Film Exchange that began in February this year with extensive New Zealand film programmes in Havana and Matanzas.

Si! Cuba! will take place at The Academy, Auckland between September 30 and October 13 and at The Paramount, Wellington from October 7 to 20. Programme details will be posted on the Film Festival website or details of films can be found on

ShoreSide Theatre Presents OFFSTAGE Three One Act Plays In One Evening

The Devil his Due - Dr Frowsty sold his soul to the devil when a young student, now, forty years later the devil has come to collect his dues. The local community including priests, a white witch, the police and two local spinsters come to Old Frowstys aid, but can they outwit the Devil before it is too late? With a mix of live Irish music and a hilarious dialogue, a toe tapping belly laugh a minute is guaranteed for audiences.

Fly Baby - Lassie and Phil, a couple of 20-somethings have been preparing for the birth of a baby - only to have God come on TV hours before the birth to proclaim the newborn as the Messiah. Now the baby has been born and the crowds are gathering outside, the police are sweeping the rooftops for snipers, and a special envoy from the Vatican has arrived to determine if it really is the Messiah.

Distant Children - A man's surreal journey through his memories. What has he become? What is lost in us all? Written and performed by Marcus Stuart. Directed by Jonny Hair.

OFFSTAGE runs at the Pumphouse Theatre and Gallery Takapuna from October 5th to October 9th. Tickets $16.00. Phone 09 489 8360 for ticket bookings.

"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you." James Allen

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