(Live!) Trio Gig at The Clocktower Cafe Sunday, 21st Nov

Hello all,
Our live trio gig at the Clocktower Centre Cafe is finally happening this Sunday, 21st November at 4.30 pm!  Truly appreciate Moonee Valley City Council and The Clocktower Centre in rescheduling the gig several times due to the pandemic situations. Our trio session now forms part of The Clocktower Reopening Celebration‘s free performances on that day.
There is no booking requirement and please refer to The Clocktower’s COVID setting entry requirement.

I hope you can make it; looking forward to seeing you then!

Thank you to the City of Moonee Valley and The Clocktower Centre for having us.

The picture depicts a trio playing music on stage. The trio comprises of a double bass player, a pianist and a singer.

Rescheduled Clocktower Cafe session to Sunday, 5th September at 4.30 pm

Hi all,
With the hard lockdown this week, our Clocktower cafe session has been rescheduled to Sunday, 5th September at 4.30 pm instead. It was very good of the organiser from Moonee City Council/ The Clocktower to straight away contacted me to arrange this. Truly appreciate it.
I am sorry for yet another postponement announcement and thank you so much for your support.

Shall send a reminder closer to date. Looking forward to seeing you then.
In the meantime, please keep well, stay safe, and take care.

Sonya 

This “performing arts recovery project as part of Recast 2021, supported by the Victorian Government through the Working for Victoria program”  is brought by the Moonee Valley City Council supporting the performing arts and the community. 

Sonya Veronica Trio, Sat 17th July at the Clocktower Cafè

Hello all,

So, the previously postponed (due to lockdown) afternoon trio session is on this Saturday, July, 17th at 4.30 pm at the Clocktower Centre Café. Yeiii!
Mark (Fitzgibbon) will join me on piano, he will be playing Clocktower Centre’s newly restored 1898 Bechstein grand piano and Howard (Cairns) will be on double bass. 

Please click here for more information. This afternoon music session is part of the free music program at the Clocktower Centre, and no booking required. Hope to see you then!

Sonya 

This “performing arts recovery project as part of Recast 2021, supported by the Victorian Government through the Working for Victoria program”  is brought by the Moonee Valley City Council supporting the performing arts and the community. 

A courtesy lockdown note

I realised that this is expected. Nevertheless, a courtesy note from yours truly that our upcoming gig this Saturday at the Clocktower Centre Cafe is not going ahead following the lockdown restriction.
Wishing you a lovely weekend, keep well and stay safe. Take care everyone.

Sonya 

Sonya Veronica Trio LIVE Sat, 29th May, 4.30 pm at The Clocktower Centre Café

Next Saturday, May, 29th at 4.30 pm at the Clocktower Centre Café, we are having a late Autumn afternoon session for our final Recast 2021 performance, which is as part of The Clocktower Centre‘s Music in May, FREE performances in Moonee Valley program.
This time as a Trio, I will be joined by Mark Fitzgibbon who will be playing Clocktower Centre’s newly restored 1898 Bechstein grand piano and Howard Cairns will be on double bass. 

Please click here for more information, no booking required.
Hope to see you then!

Sonya 

This “performing arts recovery project as part of Recast 2021, supported by the Victorian Government through the Working for Victoria program”  is brought by the Moonee Valley City Council supporting the performing arts and the community. 

Thank you again to @cityofmooneevalley for supporting the performing arts community and for having us. Special thank yous to Iain Finlayson and Jessica Bellamy.

A vocalist on stage performing with a double bassist and a pianist on stage. Below the image, information of the performance and the performers' names as presented in the text

Sonya Veronica Quintet LIVE Saturday, 8th May, 9pm at The Clocktower Centre Theatre

We are gigging LIVE on Saturday, May, 8th at 9 pm! (yeiii!). We would be playing at the beautiful Clocktower Centre Theatre as part of The Clocktower Centre‘s Music in May, FREE performances in Moonee Valley program (booking required).
This will be our first gig since 2020, and this time as a Quintet, with Mark Fitzgibbon on piano, Howard Cairns on double bass, Alex Spicer on drums, and Alistair Mclean on guitar.

Brought to you by the Moonee Valley City Council supporting the performing arts and the community, we are grateful and excited to be part of this “performing arts recovery project as part of Recast 2021, supported by the Victorian Government through the Working for Victoria program”.

Bien sûr, it will be a night filled with chansons françaises (comme Gainsbourg, Misraki) and few jazz standards weaved in. I hope you can join us then. Please book here.

Merci et á bien tôt, j’espere.

Sincere gratitude to @cityofmooneevalley for supporting the performing arts community and for having us. Special thank yous to Iain Finlayson and Jessica Bellamy.

Sonya 

image text: Double bass player, a guitarist, a pianist and partly shown drummer behind a vocalist. Showing a jazz performance in progress inside an intimate venue.

It’s a Wrap! Inclusive Design & Wellbeing – A Conversation – MDW 2021

Photo by: Jessica Hyde | Description: A laptop screen in one of the attendees’ room, showing zoom session of a conversation in progress with 6 panelists, 1 moderator and 1 Auslan Translator.

That’s it! Finally, it happened, the conversation that supposed to take place in March 2020, it was held yesterday, 31st March 2021 (This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2021, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.)

Thank you for all of the attendees.

Thank you to all the panellists for their wonderful insights:

Dr Manisha Amin, CEO of Centre of Inclusive Design.

Professor Jenny Martin, Professor of Social Work- Federation University.

Jocelyn Chiew, Architect, Director City Design, City of Melbourne.

Dr Andrew Martel, Early Career Academic in Construction Management and Housing- Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne.

Dr Lil Deverell, Orientation and Mobility (O&M) specialist of RoAM and Postdoctoral researcher at Swinburne University of Technology.

Leo Feig, Project Manager at Building Engineering Pty Ltd.

Thank you for the part sponsorship of ShawContract that has afforded the event the webinar format, and our very own Auslan translator, Amber Richardson of

Final thank yous are to Swinburne University of Technology for their support, especially Swinburne Ethics committee and my PhD supervisors, Dr Nanette Carter, Prof Mark Taylor of Swinburne and Dr Kirsten Day of University of Melbourne.

Till next time all !

Sonya

Inclusive Design & Wellbeing – a Conversation| MDW 2021

Image description: A close-up of stair-ramp combination at the entrance of Museum Leuven in Leuven, Belgium with an overlay of blue graphic and text. The text is a quote from Shut Out: The Experience of People with Disabilities and their Families in Australia (2009). The quote says, “I do not expect to get access to the pyramids and Uluru but I do want to get into all of the libraries and all of the community centres”. Title displayed on the bottom banner: Inclusive Design & Wellbeing – An interdisciplinary panelists Conversation, Wednesday, 31st March, 18.30-19.30, online. QR code is displayed on the left bottom corner.
The previously postponed (due to the COVID-19) “Inclusive Design & Wellbeing – A Conversation”  (part of Melbourne Design Week 2021) is happening virtually next Wednesday, 31st March from 6.30 to 7.30 pm.

For more information and registration, please go here or scan the QR code on the image above:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/inclusive-design-wellbeing-a-conversation-tickets-76432161653
 

Singing at “Out Loud” – live-streamed Saturday, 13th March at 1.15 pm

I have little news – it rather a short notice, being a pop-up event – if you have time and would like to hear some jazz, bossa, french tunes around lunchtime, please tune in to this “Out Loud” live-stream, presented by the Clocktower Centre

Al (Alistair Mclean) and I are playing this Saturday, 13th March at 1.15 pm. It will be a short but sweet 20-30 minutes session, and it will not be re-streamed.
So do tune in if you can. Here is the direct youtube link: https://youtu.be/z44wcgIH3xQ

For a wee bit of snippet on how we sound as a duo please click here. or scroll below.

Hope to see you then, albeit virtually and have a lovely weekend.