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.

Please leave now if you do not wish to participate.  That is especially likely to be the case if you are not an enlightened person and you have no intention of becoming one.



Enlightened persons?




If you are an unenlightened person with an interest in peace, please stay.  You may become at least partially enlightened by doing so.

If you leave, you will be expected to find refreshments elsewhere.



Enlightened persons?



My name is Adagia Newsworthy.  I am one of the Adelaidean acolytes of the Twaklinestial temple in the grounds of Villa Twaklinilkawt.   You may have observed one or more of the Teapottian ceremonies there, or not as the case may be.





Twaklinestial?





For this afternoon and evening, I shall be hosting this award ceremony with the assistance of several distinguished guest presenters and possibly even a few distinguished guest performers, if any of either can be located.

The proceedings are about to begin with tea, of course, followed by the Twaklinesque Literature for Peace Awards.  Only the winners of those awards will be offered additional refreshments in the foyer.

Who, then, will win the sandwiches?  Who will win the scones?  Who will win the cake?



Foyer?



Towards the evening, the Twaklinesque Relaxing Music Awards will occur.  Before that happens, an intermission will take place.

Please partake of refreshments during the intermission at your own expense if you are not expecting to win a prize.  It could be a very long and hungry evening for you do otherwise.

Prize winners will be offered bread and soup.



Ethereal theatre?



Towards midnight, the Ethereal World Peace Award itself will be presented.

No-one even knows yet who the nominees have been.  Could you be one of them?

I was only contacted this morning to host this occasion.  The script had fortunately already been written.  I only had one quick audition, under the front portico of Villa Twaklinilkawt, whilst I was on my way to the parlour for tea.




Villa Twaklinilkawt portico?



As far as I am aware, there are no distinguished presenters available yet.  If none turn up, could you do the honours of presenting at least one of the awards?

If you win one of the literary awards, a few quotes of your own will have been placed in the respective envelope.  You could be expected to read them out though please do not feel too worried about that.  You can always ask another audience member or two to perform on your behalf, or you could present an award in disguise.



Today's audience?



I now wish to thank everyone who has helped to promote my career as a host of award ceremonies, including my mother, my aunt, my grandmother and my first teacher, Mrs Marketing, and especially my sister Advatisa for all the free publicity she had given me in her public relations work and gossip columns.  I would also like to thank my agent, but so far I have been unable to find a suitable agent.  Maybe you are such a person.



Adelaidezone?



I also want to thank Empress Aria and the rest of the ethereal theatre management team for helping me to find my way here through the stage door.  I also want to thank the attendants in the green room for providing me with a few helpful hints and chocolate biscuits in the ethereal gatehouse beforehand.



Backstage?




I additionally and most humbly wish to thank Her Illustrious Highness, Twaklin I, the Ethereal Grand Duchess of Nilkawt, for providing me with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in her Adelaidean theatre.  Her Illustrious Highness has even invited me to attend future Adelaidezone occasions of her serene salon for world peace.

Who in the audience has received a similar invitation?



Adelaidean?






I am delighted to inform you that waiting in the wings now is Nannerl Mozart, to whom I am, I think, expected to hand an envelope marked:

"The Winner of the First Award is..."



The first award of the afternoon is for peacefully Twaklinesque blogging.




Well organised?


There were no nominees for the award as that is not the way this particular award works.  The criteria for the award are very strict.

The first requirement is that the blog must be a free one, with no domain name registered particularly for it.

Secondly, the blog must contain no paid promotions or any other forms of advertising.

Thirdly, the blog must have no restrictions on access.

The fourth requirement is that the blog upholds the Twaklinesque principles of peacefulness.  Those principles relate to the language used, the topics covered, and the moderation of comments.

The final requirement is that the blog is presented primarily if not entirely in the English language.

I shall now invite Nannerl onto the stage to present the first award:









The winner of 

the peacefully Twaklinesque

blogging award is...










Privacy has chosen to collect the award in persona rather than in person.   To maintain anonymity sufficiently, the persona of privacy is presented here as a person in a prosopopoeian disguise, namely the pseudonymous spoon.

The spoon has the ambition of one day becoming a more rounded character, possibly even a private sphere.  Meanwhile he/she/it will continue anonymously blogging about the political and economic necessity of the pseudonymisation of data and urgency of the essential democratic duties of citizen-journalists through their anonymous online identities.




Private or public?



Peacefully Twaklinesque blogging prevents the apotheosis of mere mortals, except satirically.  It carefully and playfully dismantles personality cults so as not to make too much mess of societies and environments in the process.

In dishing out the deliciously creamy truth of public life, Privacy is well aware that becoming a celebrity poses many dangers.  Indeed, award ceremonies have long been known to have a negative effect on the lives of winners.



Deliciously creamy truth?



By giving unwarranted, and often unwanted, celebrity status, award ceremonies tend to be:

a) Marketing strategies to boost sales and promote prestige

b) Likely to incite unhinged celebrity worship

c) Turning public recognition through the mass media into a subsequent prison for the 'winners'

d) Transforming private citizens into brands, thereby taking away their freedom

e) Eroding everyone's right to privacy






Now, please show your appreciation of Privacy.

Thank you Nannerl and Privacy, and Adagia.  My name is Empress Aria and it is my duty to inform you that you are no longer eligible to remain here for the rest of this award ceremony. Please vacate the seating in an orderly fashion.









Thursday, 27 April 2017

City of Dreams


Adelaide,
City of my dreams!

A perfect place 
For possibilities
Of peace and hope
And truth,
And love.


Monday, 27 March 2017

Planet Earth Comedy Show

As you may know, success in life, particularly financial success, has much to do with how you look and how you sound and how you smell.  Your competence, or lack of it, has very little to do with financial success, or your lack of it.

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?

Do you think you look, sound, smell and think suitably for the part of a successful performer of comedy?

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

Everyone deserves a career on equal terms.  Apart from talent and effort, what else should distinguish one person from another, excluding the marketing?

Why is abuse so common? Why are so many careers ruined as a consequence of it?


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.



Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Preparing for the Digital Twaklinesque Festival of Peace

All sorts of festivals occur in the world.  You may even think of Christmas as a festival, if that is part of your culture.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

A Special Christmas Matinée for All the Family

 

Hello big children

and little children

  and

welcome to this 

special Christmas matinée 


Tuesday, 27 September 2016

An Evening of Auditions

Welcome, dear member of the global public, to this evening's public presentation of auditions.

You may be prepared to perform before this capacity audience yourself at an unexpected moment in tonight's proceedings.  Alternatively, you may be terrified of the prospect.

Are you prepared to be invited or commanded onto the stage at a moment's notice?


Saturday, 27 August 2016

Heritage Performance

The problem with heritage is that it has many different meanings.  At any particular moment, mutually agreed meaningfulness is only shared by a few people.  Indeed, the lack of mutually agreed meaningfulness is the cause of many highly dangerous problems in the world, as well as many trivial ones.



Wednesday, 27 July 2016

How to Overcome Stage Fright on the World Stage

Whenever there is a public performance in this ethereal theatre, the main stage is transformed into the world stage.

The minor stages are then used as additional places upon which audience members may sit, stand, or curl up in a foetal position.


Monday, 27 June 2016

Twaklinian Poetry, Songs, Variations and Recitals

Once a month, a free, public, digital presentation is usually held here in the ethereal little private theatre in Villa Twaklinilkawt.  This evening's performances will follow on from the presentation last month.

Tonight, you are invited to perform.  How familiar are you with Twaklinian poetry, songs, variations and recitals?


Friday, 27 May 2016

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Dialogues of Enlightenment

Through Villa Twaklinilkawt, the dialogues of Enlightenment provide a lovely introduction to future possibilities, with the assistance of history and the digital world.  Whenever people are provided with the opportunity to develop their potential, for the good of humanity, nothing should be permitted to prevent that process.

Even when an opportunity to achieve enlightened success is freely provided, there should, in addition, be nothing to stop anyone from declining to accept.  Free will is paramount.


Sunday, 27 March 2016

The Mozarty Party World Peace and Global Prosperity Tour

Welcome to this ethereal little theatre for a brief introduction to the forthcoming Mozarty Party World Peace and Global Prosperity Tour.

Regardless of your beliefs about life in the universe, if you love peace, virtue, knowledge and wisdom, how do you usually display the art of sprezzatura in the context of the 21st century Enlightenment?


Saturday, 27 February 2016

The Social Media Show

Ladies and gentlemen,

Welcome to the only public performance of the latest, new show within this extraordinary little, ethereal theatre.

If you attended the last time any ordinary members of the public gained admittance here, you will already have a few ideas about what to expect.  That means you will most likely experience something wonderfully unexpected in the moments ahead of you.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Matching Mozart

Today is Mr Mozart's 260th birthday.  The celebrations are therefore continuing here in Villa Twaklinilkawt.

The doors of this usually private little digital, ethereal theatre have opened for the first time to ordinary mortals, at least if those persons have been philanthropically provided with free tickets.

Please take your seat now and prepare yourself for the performance ahead.