James Button will launch Michael Gawenda’s beautiful and heartfelt new poetry collection, Leo Meo, which explores what it means to become a grandfather. Each of the 30 poems in this beautiful hardcover edition was written during the first year in the life of the author’s grandson, Leo.
Venue: Readings St Kilda — 112 Acland St, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182
Date: Sunday 26th November 2017
Shir Madness® is a music festival showcasing and celebrating the diversity of Jewish music and performers from Sydney and across the globe.
Around 30 acts will perform across multiple stages, giving you the chance to sample many different acts across the day.
Husky and Gideon will be performing in the afternoon and also for Song of Songs in the evening.
date: Sunday 18th September 2016
time: Festival opens 12pm
location: Bondi beach, Sydney, Australia
It’s with great regret that we need to postpone our album launch show at Memo Music Hall on September 25th. Unfortunately our lead singer Evie Gawenda needs to have ankle surgery and will be out of action for 3 months.
Thanks so much to those of you who purchased tickets. Your money has already been refunded.
We will be in touch with a new launch date and any news very soon. So stay tuned…
The Bashevis Singers
UPDATE: This gig has been postponed
date: Sunday 25th September 2016
time: doors open 7pm
location: Memo Music Hall 88 Acland Street St, St Kilda (entrance via Albert Street)
The Bashevis Singers album launch and show. With special guests.
Author Helen Garner described the album this way: “This music seems simple at first—lullabies and love songs, laments and dances—but it is drawn from such a deep past and refreshed by such vocal purity and sophisticated playing that it grows richer and more enchanting with every hearing.”
Get your tickets here before they sell out.
Or call the Memo Music Hall ticket office (03) 9534 3556 to book via phone.
It’s going to be a magical night of Yiddish song and time travel. We can’t wait to share it with you.
We will be singing a set of songs at the wonderful Readings bookshop in Acland St, St Kilda.
date: Thursday 30th June 2016
cost: free! But please book on the Readings site http://www.readings.com.au/event/a-bookshop-performance-with-the-bashevis-singers
It will be an intimate bookshop performance with a special introduction. We’d love to see you there.
Saturday 25th June 2016 9pm
Michael Gawenda spoke to Hilary Harper about Poland, pickling cucumbers and The Bashevis Singers.
You can listen to the interview for a week https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/pelDkxOp23?play=true
To hear more come along to a free event at the Jewish Museum on the 3rd of April 2016. http://www.jewishmuseum.com.au/education/whatson
We named our band The Bashevis Singers as a play on the name of the great Yiddish writer Isaac Bashevis Singer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978. You can read about him on wikipedia Isaac Bashevis Singer