The New Mendicants UK/USA
Finding themselves new neighbours in Canada, Glasgow-born Norman Blake and Joe Pernice from Massachusetts began a low-key collaboration in a Toronto tavern.
Their performances were marked by plenty of banter, open-tunings and sublime pop smarts. Now they bring their two-man show to The Famous Spiegeltent under the guise of their collaboration, The New Mendicants.
Between them, Blake and Pernice have founded Teenage Fanclub, BMX Bandits , Scud Mountain Boys and Pernice Brothers.
Performing together live, they delve into each other’s hefty back catalogues as well as their new material.
Dates & Times:
7:00pm, Saturday 26 January 2013
5:00pm, Sunday 27 January 2013
All tickets $35, 3 Show Parra Pack (For more information, please refer to the ‘Discounts’ tab) $28*
*Transaction fees apply
Please Note: This performance is suitable for patrons 18 years and over only.
Spiegeltents are hand-hewn pavilions used as travelling dance halls, bars and entertainment salons since they were created in the early 20th century. There are only a handful of these unique and legendary ‘tents of mirrors’ left in the world today. Built of wood, mirrors, canvas, leaded glass and detailed in velvet and brocade, each has its own personality and style.
The Salon Perdu Spiegeltent in Parramatta’s Prince Alfred Park (Directly behind Riverside) hosts a program of singers, bands, and late night cabaret.
Parramatta Opening Party Access to the City and Prince Alfred Park.
All areas of Parramatta Opening Party and Prince Alfred Park are accessible. From Parramatta train station, we recommend travelling along Church Street to arrive at the managed access point at the corner of Church and Phillip Street. There will be marshals along the route directing you towards the Parramatta River foreshore and to Prince Alfred Park.
If you require drop off, we would recommend that you use the drop off area next to Prince Alfred Park on Marist Place (travelling south). There is a small area for vehicles to pull into, and for passengers to disembark. Wheelchair access is available from this point to the CBD and Old Kings School site. From here a traffic controller will direct your vehicle to public carparks.
The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Train – Parramatta is linked in all directions by train. Catch the Western line direct from Wynyard, Town Hall or Central, or if travelling on Northern or Southern lines, change at Strathfield.
Ferry – It is a 50 minute ride by Rivercat Ferry from Circular Quay. The Parramatta ferry terminal is located on Charles Street. Follow the pathway along the river from the terminal.
Bus – All major bus services are available in Parramatta. Take routes L20 or 520 from Circular Quay.
For quick and convenient access to timetables, trip planning and other public transport service information call the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or visit 131500 Transport Info.