Secret Flier Drop

The ABW put fliers on 347 cars at the Westfield Shopping Centre car park last week. On the fliers was the question, ‘What makes your day worth it?’ Nothing else, just that. We decided to do it after seeing a poster in Barcelona that had a whole series of questions & quotations on it. At the bottom of the poster was a tear off section, so you could take a question or a quote with you. I took the quote, Question Everything. Barcelona is still in the grip of post GFC crisis time, and this clearly was someone’s response to that. It wasn’t selling anything, it wasn’t advertising anything. We wanted to do something that wasn’t selling anything in a place where so many things are being sold. We wanted an antidote to the shopping mania that can sometimes overtake one in such a place. We wanted to ask more people than time could allow the question, and here was the way to do it. It was one of the most fun things I have ever done, even though there was not much to it. Thanks for your help Josie. Bureau member Emma BeechFlier on Bike

I MET MARION – Saturday, May 24 @ 3pm

The Bureau has been busy these last 2 months with preparations for I MET HORSHAM in June, and for I MET MARION, to be performed at the end May.

“I’m meeting Marion”, I tell my sister.  “What, the shopping centre?” she replies.

Bureau member Emma has been trekking to Marion via the train line on board trains so new that it feels like I am in a movie from the future. 

Whilst moving between the colourful Hindu Temple, walking with Sean – a young man with his iPad, hell bent on studying with people because studying alone is not working for him- and entering the Marion Library where Emma meets a volunteer who wonders if her husband has gone to a heaven or not, a man dressed in a Superman outfit pretending to fly out the door in glee, a group of babies joyously screaming along to a live version of the song, “if you’re happy and you know it clap your hands”, to then walking through the Bunnings car park and the surrounding suburbs with Ann, a young Kenyan woman who is “getting paid to be good but its not enough, there must be more to life than this, I owe it more than this.”   The day ending with a trip to the Marion Sports Club where a man tells me about his wife who has now gone, and Shaz who can count the years, days, & hours she has been at her job. That’s all on Day One.

I MET MARION will be performed at the Cooinda Community Centre (behind the Marion Council offices) at 245 Sturt Road, Sturt.  The Marion Council is putting on this show for FREE, with booking being essential with Anita on 8375 6692 or at anita.mcdonald@marion.sa.gov.au.

Come, meet some of people of Marion and find out if Marion is really more than a shopping centre. The performance will be followed by tea, coffee and biscuits.