Sunday, 31 December 2017

An Ethereally Theatrical Year-In-Review Event

In twelve hours time, 2017 will be over, at least according to the digital clocks and digital calendars currently used within Villa Twaklinilkawt.  Many people here have predicted that 2018 will then begin.  Whether that is an accurate belief will be known in twelve hours and a few seconds from now.

Meanwhile, please make yourselves as comfortable as possible, dear patrons.  We are about to present to you a theatrical 2017 in review.

Saturday, 30 December 2017

The Public Interest in the Year Ahead

Here in Australia, both the Senate and ACCC looking into public interest matters in relation to the media:

Senate Select Committee on the Future of Public Interest Journalism

The ACCC inquiry into digital platform providers, such as Facebook and Google, will "look at the effect that digital search engines, social media platforms and other digital content aggregation platforms are having on competition in media and advertising services markets".

But that is something the aforementioned Senate committee is already doing.

Friday, 29 December 2017

Adelaide December Noon Briefing

Although there will be an amazingly inclusive, year-in-review, Twaklinesque theatrical event here at noon on New Year's Eve, it is now time for the usual, scheduled Adelaide monthly, noon news briefing.  Are you an Adelaidean?

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Particularly Valuable Additional Performance Techniques

Anyone seeking to audition here will be expected be in receipt of all the appropriate, prior training, particularly through the International Training Centre for the Harmonious Interplay of Beauty, Understanding and Magnificence.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

A Morning of Memories and Melodies

This morning is almost over and you have now missed a morning of memories and melodies.

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

A Special Evening

Welcome to yet another special evening, here in Villa Twaklinilkawt's ethereal theatre of the Twaklinesque.

Monday, 25 December 2017

Season Tickets

In this season full of folly, several members of the Revolutionary Climatological Needlepoint Committee are on hand to improve the situation.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Satire Claws is Coming to Town

Millions of frightened little children, in various parts of the world, are anxiously anticipating the arrival of a fat, old man in their homes. 

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Twaklinoviate Registrations for 2018

If you are considering beginning a Twaklinoviate on 1 January 2018, here is a little information to assist you:

1. Registrations must be received by 31 December 2017

2. Proof of completion of all the prerequisite readings must be supplied at the same time

Friday, 22 December 2017


How have you developed your character?

Is it fictional or factual?

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Worthwhile Careers

This exclusive presentation about worthwhile careers is brought to you with the assistance of many highly successful performers.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Lovely Possibilities

For many people in Australia, this is a stressful time of year.  There are many social pressures to endure and conflicting cultural expectations to address.

It happens every year.  It is the same in many other parts of the world. 

What are we to do?

Are there lovely possibilities anywhere?

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Self-Awareness and the Future of the Arts

One of the best ways to become acquainted with your own self-awareness is to identify experiences you find thrilling. 

Monday, 18 December 2017

Additional Auditions for Prospective Representatives and Other Patrons

When the music room of Villa Twaklinilkawt is open to ordinary mortals, those persons have a chance to gain privileged insights into the required characteristics of enlightened political representatives.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Fair Assessments

How do you know when an assessment is fair?

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Learning and Appreciation

Learning to understand our own needs, and those of other people, should not be too difficult, at least if we listen to ourselves and each other attentively.  When we still fail to understand, we may find it useful to learn the art of explication.

Friday, 15 December 2017

The Cultural Transmission of Enlightenment

If you have a compulsive enthusiasm for a person, a group of people, an object, a set of objects, a form of art, a particular behaviour, and/or a way of making money, how and why did that enthusiasm arise and develop?  How do you control that enthusiasm so that it does not ruin your life?

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Stability and Credibility

Today, dear guests, you will be expected to answer several important questions of immense long-term consequence.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

State of the Art

What does state of the art mean to you?  Does it suggest an experimental quality?

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Why Are You Here?

My name is Ambi Goowitty.  I'm not well understood by anyone.

For much of the time, I don't even understand myself.

Monday, 11 December 2017

The Tower of Tatlin or Twaklin

There has often been excessive ambitiousness in the world, regardless of the political views of ambitious people.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Mainly for the Benefit of Australians - Part Four

Irresponsible lending by financial institutions, and by parents, grandparents and friends for that matter, will never be in the public interest.  Irresponsible lending is often caused either by fraudulent lending practices or by the lack of financial literacy amongst borrowers, or by a combination of the two.

Mainly for the Benefit of Australians - Part Three

Politicians rarely have sufficient interest in the public interest.  If they did, they would properly support public interest journalism, public interest law, public interest arts, public interest finance and public interest communities.

Mainly for the Benefit of Australians - Part Two

In part one, you were invited to examine public interest journalism, mainly for the benefit of Australians.  What else have you recently examined mainly for the benefit of Australians?

Mainly for the Benefit of Australians - Part One

A recent investigation by the Scanlon Foundation explored the diversity of Australian people.

A recent investigation by SGS Economics & Planning explored the expense of rental housing in Australia.

What have been your own recent investigations?

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Considerable Frustration

Is suspense mere frustration when inadequately relieved?

Is optimism always naïve and pessimism always unimaginative?

Do you sometimes say things to impress rather than to describe your values?

Friday, 8 December 2017

Before the Final Curtain Closes

Curtains, in many situations, are often used for privacy though they can be used for a wide range of other purposes.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

A Much Higher Education

In some societies, many students are expected to pay directly and indirectly for their education whereas in other societies they are not.  Which is the most enlightened society?

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

The Responsible Election of Enlightened Beings

If you are an enlightened being, you will have considerable experience of ancephalous social activities, regardless of your ancestry.

Such activities involve no social hierarchies.  They are therefore relatively egalitarian and beautifully inclusive.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Shock 'Til You Drop

What is the difference, if any, between human resource management and bullying?

Monday, 4 December 2017

The Dangerous Election of Tabarin

Politics consistently displays farce, quackery and brutality.  It is a performance usually noted for its charlatans and bullies.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Free Opportunities for Enlightenment

Since 2009, the suppliers of leadership within and from Villa Twaklinilkawt have provided enlightening opportunities to all sorts of people, regardless of their income or lack of one.  As one door here has closed, another has opened.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Listening in Peace

All persons to be included here in future are likely to have a loyalty to enlightenment.  If you do not possess such loyalty, please leave now.

Friday, 1 December 2017

An Inclusive Narrative of Beauty, Understanding and Magnificence

Top down leadership always fails in the long term.  It is autocratic, blinkered and often brutal.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Y and Why and Z

Why is the most meaningful word in the English language.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part X

Drama is fiction.  Everyone has a right to feel safe in relation to it.  That is logical.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part W

Respectfulness is at the heart of a good drama.  Respect for the audience is paramount.

Monday, 27 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part V and Not Part Five

It is wonderful to be back in Adelaide after my fortunately brief trip to Canberra.  What an odd place that is!

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Political Acts

What is the most political act a person tends to perform?

Saturday, 25 November 2017

How to Use a Keyboard Wisely

Reporting the news is one of the most influential performing arts in the 21st century.  The performance usually requires a keyboard of some sort.

Friday, 24 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part U and Wholly You

Thank you everyone for turning up here in the absence of John.  He has flown to Canberra to sort out a few problems there.  He was hoping to be back here tomorrow but matters elsewhere have alerted him to several heroic tasks he must perform.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part T not Part E but Possibly Partly Party

The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.

If elections are not properly proportional there is no true democracy.

Is good drama equally proportional?

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part S Not Part 5

In July, in this ethereal theatre, attendees were asked whether they considered themselves to be the canary of democracy.

How do you usually reflect upon your identity, literally and figuratively?

Do you consider yourself to be a canary of democracy?

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part R

You may believe it is time to review this series of seminars by reflecting upon the history of your experiences of the logic of good drama.

First, there are several other matters to reflect upon.

Monday, 20 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part Q

This month began in this ethereal theatre with a special preview.  Were you there?

If so, you will have been provided there with important information about the logic of good drama.  A follow-up event is scheduled for a week hence, on 27 November.  Do you intend to be there?

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part P

Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin.  Democracy has its origins in Greece.  Democracy is the bearer of Liberty.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part O but not yet Parto

In the logic of good drama, time is of the essence.  There is not a moment to waste.  There may be pregnant pauses.  There may be brief moments of rest.  There are likely to be several changes in pace.

Holding the attention of the audience is paramount.

Friday, 17 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part N

Does the logic of good drama have anything to do with financial considerations?

Does the logic of good drama have anything in common with the logic of good journalism?

These are just two of the questions to be examined here today.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part M

Throughout history, drama has been used for political purposes.  It has been commissioned mainly to reflect the purported political grandeur of the commissioner.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part L

Many persons in the public eye mistake popularity for their work with popularity for themselves as people.  They may believe a high salary equates with popularity or competence or some other vague criteria associated with money.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part K

The etymology of the word theatre involves the act of observing.  A theatre is a place to observe something.  Another name for a theatre is a playhouse.

The word drama means action.

Monday, 13 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part J

Memories are rarely expressed logically.  They are usually expressed emotionally.

Your knowledge is merely a jumble of strangely connected memories.

Here we are for Part J in this series on the logic of good drama.

What are your memories of the earlier parts?

What have you found to be most memorable, and why?

Who do you believe deserves a memorial in relation to these seminars?

To whom will you dedicate your next performance on the world stage?

What is logical about drama?

Sunday, 12 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part Eye

Playfulness is an essential part of drama.  Although playing may often be viewed as illogical, at least from the point of view of perplexed spectators, there are important things to learn from fully consensual role-playing.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part H

Drama often expresses bullying.  Overcoming the influence of bullies is at the heart of logic and justice.

Friday, 10 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part G

The management of all situations must be as reasonable as possible in the minds of truly heroic persons.  This tends to require careful delegation.  Unfortunately, even good management has its antagonists.  And bad management is always run by antagonists.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part F

I am here today with all my junior assistants, my senior assistants and my principal assistant.  We are to do the checking together, with your co-operation.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part E

It is often forgotten that there can be logic without words.  That logic can be expressed through mime and dance and music and painting and drawing and sculpture and crafts, and in many other ways.  To retreat can itself be logical.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part D

There are many people who fear missing out on fascinating experiences.  That is why I am here so early today.  I am about to conduct an experiment.

I see that many of you are still trying to catch up with the readings.  Why else would you be here so early?

Monday, 6 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part C

Yesterday, before leaving here, I asked you to provide me with some answers, and some questions.  As I have not received any or your answers, or any of your questions, I am wondering what has happened to them.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part B

You may recall that yesterday I asked you four questions.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

The Logic of Good Drama - Part A

The Twaklinesque conveys strong, enlightened cultural leadership, not just for Adelaideans and Nilkawtians but for everyone, everywhere.

Drama is always an expression of culture.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Politics as a Performing Art

The salon for world peace will take place upstairs tomorrow.  It starts at midnight tonight.

Have you ever had the privilege of attending?

Recently, a presentation took place upstairs on the subject of peace and privilege.

Were you there?

If not, this may be a good time, to update yourself on what has been happening.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

A Special Preview

As we are now into a new month, this special preview will provide a few intriguing glimpses of the events ahead.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Toi Toi Toi Twaklin

Superstitions are rife in the performing arts, just as they are in many relatively unenlightened activities.

Monday, 30 October 2017

The Harmonious Interplay of Fairness Ensembles

The harmonious interplay of Fairness Ensembles is obviously a priority.  The needs and desires of members must always be taken into proper consideration by everyone involved.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

The Dangers of Charm and Charisma

Some people appear to be naturally charismatic.  They tend to be highly persuasive, even when they are wrong.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Motivated by Enlightenment

There is something very sad about people who are only motivated by money.

There is also something very sad about people who are mainly motivated by money.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Entirely Exclusive Experiences

Many artistic experiences can only be accessed adequately through the exclusive use of one's own, highly creative imagination.  If you do not have an adequately active and creative imagination, your access to the opportunities here is likely to be exceedingly limited in the future.

Exclusive Experiences - Partly if not Wholly

It is now noon on the final Friday of the month, here in the Adelaidezone.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Volunteer Avant-Garde Digital Theatre Guides Required

If you are already at the forefront of the 21st century artistic avant-garde, you will soon want to volunteer to become a digital guide in this ethereal theatre.  There are always vacancies whenever suitable candidates make contact.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Victory Over Predators and Their Enablers

A woman or girl in emotional distress is often derided as histrionic.

A lecherous man is often described as a real a man.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

The Main Interval

There is often at least one long interval during events in this ethereal theatre.

Many audience members then go off for a while to enjoy the refreshments in the various garden pavilions.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Launch of The Prompt Book for World Peace

Welcome to this very special and highly exclusive, virtual, digital and ethereal occasion.

The scheduling of this event began an hour ago.  The planning began properly an hour and a half ago.  The initial management team initially gathered over lunch, about five hours ago.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Imagining an Affordable World of Art

Unless you have an imagination of your own, access to the imaginations of all sorts of other persons will be difficult for you.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Exclusive Experiences Likely to Become More Inclusive in the Longer Term

Good evening, especially to currently despondent Adelaideans.

Tonight's very special presentation includes many exclusive experiences likely to become more inclusive in the longer term.  Please make yourselves comfortable, if at all possible.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Inclusive Experiences - Parts One and Two

When some people perceive themselves to be winners and other people perceive themselves as losers, do inclusive experiences exist?

Saturday, 30 September 2017

A Grand Finale - Part Four

Dame Nellie Melba has just arrived in the Adelaidezone from her Victorian birthplace, dressed in a tiger-skin coat.  She is likely to begin singing madly again at any moment, just as she has since the middle of this afternoon.

A Grand Finale - Part Three

If you have missed parts one and two of this major event, that is a great pity.  Could anything be more important at this present moment than being here and being well informed about contextual matters?

A Grand Finale - Part Two

The September Adelaide news briefing yesterday was assisted by a panel of distinguished guests.  This is often the case, whether stated at the time or not.  You may have been invited to witness such an occasion.

A Grand Finale - Part One

Although the Adelaidezone digital arts quarter always supplies the grandest expressions of Australian culture, no-one suitably associated with this location would ever crow about superiority. 

Friday, 29 September 2017

An Interplanetary Career

Several members of a delegation of Teapottians have just arrived here after spending the past few days amusing themselves at an international Adelaidean conference.  They know that interplanetary commuting is not rocket science. They also know that space is full of junk, much like the oceans, cheap shops, landfill locations, most people's cupboards and the minds of most politicians.

Enlightening Reviews and Exciting Previews

Do you have an international career writing enlightening reviews?  If so, you are unlikely to have gained that distinguished reputation if you also write exciting previews.

An International Career

Today at noon in the drawing room of Villa Twaklinilkawt, the monthly Adelaide briefing will again take place.  Were you at last month's briefing in the drawing room?  There was a presentation in this ethereal theatre beforehand.

August noon Adelaide briefing

Next month, the local briefing will take place here.  Have you attended other Adelaidean events in this location?  Is it your professional duty to be here today?

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Imagining Nilkawt

Somewhere between the Nullabor and Naracoorte, Nilkawt is likely to exist.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Patrons of Enlightenment

It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce that this ethereal theatre currently remains open to patrons of enlightenment.  If you are not a patron of enlightenment, please leave immediately.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Local Effects

Today's monthly Adelaide briefing will again take place in the drawing room of Villa Twaklinilkawt at noon.  The occasion is likely to have many local effects.

Whether those effects will be detrimental or beneficial, or a mixture of the two, is yet to be known.  Whether the effects will have long-term consequences or be short-term inconveniences also remains open to speculation.

Friday, 28 July 2017

The Canary of Democracy

This is a special announcement on behalf of the future of Australian democracy.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Non-Popular Culture

Knowing the difference between the popular, the unpopular and the non-popular is usually a sign of enlightenment.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Directors of Enlightenment - Part Two

This morning, during the overture, you will have witnessed something remarkable.  If you were aware of that remarkableness, that is a sign of your enlightenment.

Directors of Enlightenment - Part One

What does it mean to direct successfully?  Does it depend on the ease of reaching the desired destination?

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

A Peaceful Day

Please note that this current presentation is the last to be offered to ordinary mortals.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

The Ethereal World Peace Award Ceremony

Enlightened ladies, enlightened gentlemen and other enlightened persons,

As it is now 3 o'clock in the afternoon in the Adelaidezone, and therefore time for tea here in Villa Twaklinilkawt, you are invited to attend the Ethereal World Peace Award Ceremony in this ethereal theatre.  It begins in 42 seconds time.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

City of Dreams

City of my dreams!

Monday, 27 March 2017

Planet Earth Comedy Show

If you wish to appear on the Planet Earth Comedy Show over the coming months, how will you know how to look, sound and smell the part?

Monday, 13 March 2017

Adele Adelaide Adagia Review - Part Two

Hello again everyone.  It's me.  Nannerl.  I've just returned to Villa Twaklinilkawt from Adelaide Oval.

Adele Adelaide Adagia Review - Part One

Many members of the Adelaide Adagia Ensemble have gathered here to examine the first part of the curated critiquing assignment conducted by Nannerl Mozart.

Special Show: Home Town Story

This evening, here in Adelaide, many people are either likely to be listening to one or more open-air music concerts or trying to escape from the noise of one or more open-air music concerts, possibly in search of quieter interludes.

Monday, 27 February 2017

All Things Being Otherwise Equal

(Information about the public presentation on this day in this ethereal theatre is now available for discussion exclusively amongst patrons only. Issues relating to equality are usually explored with great sensitivity in the vestibule of the boudoir within Villa Twaklinilkawt.)

Friday, 27 January 2017

Happy Birthday Most Arty Sir Mozarty Mozart

Good morning and welcome, dear guests, to this very special birthday celebration in the ethereal theatre of Villa Twaklinilkawt in the Adelaidezone digital arts quarter of Adelaide, Australia.

This event is likely to be even more special than last year.