Last year’s Going Down Swinging warehouse party took the roof off. So we’re doing it again to celebrate the launch of GDS No. 34. We’ll have longer hours, more drinks, better wine, and a lot more dancing. With tales from ace storyteller Zoe Norton Lodge, a live show from hip-hop hero Joelistics, and dancefloor tunes from Sean M Whelan, it’ll be true Swinging ratbaggery at Brunswick’s Dawson Street Studios, just down the road from The Retreat.

Update: we’ve just added the amazing soul singer Florelie Escano to the bill, complete with her excellent band. (Listen to her smash this tune!) And we’ve added Monkey Marc’s remarkable solar-powered sound system – it’s very attractive.

WHERE: Dawson St Studios (18 Dawson St, Brunswick). Lush garden courtyard for smokers, on-site meals available from Radburger.

WHEN: April 26. Doors open 8pm. Super cheap drinks all night. Entry + your copy of GDS No. 34 (RRP $12) + free Bulmers cider = $15.

Update: we’ve just added fresh delicious kegs of Buckleys Beer microbrews. Hell yeah this stuff is good, and will be available at way-below-premium prices because we’re not arseholes.

Pre-purchase your ticket here – last year saw a lot of people waiting outside, so skip the lines and book your spot now.

PRESENTING: With help from our friends at Bulmers Cider, we’ll present Going Down Swinging No. 34: a multimedia literary journal interweaving narratives in words, pictures, sound, and motion. Available as a tablet app or a desktop download, No. 34 has the work we can’t possibly put in print, with interactive comics from Mike Baylis, fiction for the eye and ear from Laura Jean McKay, and historical mystery solving from Lachlan Plain, all bundled in a stunning and innovative digital design by Vanessa Hughes.

Find out more about the edition, and how to buy it, here.

This is also a major fundraiser so that GDS can keep doing what we do in 2013, so do come on down and bring as many people as you can tie together.


For more details check out the Facebook page here. This is what happened last time.

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This is what will happen this time.


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Poster by Matthew Short