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  • Susan
    February 07, 2012 - 13:02

    Last years events were fabulous & included some early 8pm shows at the LSPU Hall - so anyone who got tickets early could enjoy wonderful entertainment from a variety of viviting & local musicians - great atmosphere & also had readings at Afterwards bookstore & a Sat afternoon Downtown Music Crawl where attendees went to ~ 5 shops (Fred's Records, Ginger Snap, Rocket, Model Citizens etc & stood up & listened to ~ 20 min acoustic performances by musicians - everyone with big smiles. Lots of Late night bar shows too - fabulous energy & way to say hello to Spring in beautiful downtown St. John's. Thanks everyone & especially Mathias & Ariel for your brilliant idea & vision & energy for this wonderful festival & for making St. John's your home. - I have my ticket for this year. :o) The website is http://www.lawnyavawnya.com/ Lawnya Vawnya is a Newfoundland expression meaning “having a good time at a dance party with plenty to eat.” I think the plenty to eat is up to each person - but the having a good time at a dance party or poetry reading or acoustic music show is Lawnya Vawnya all the way.

  • Mathias Kom
    February 07, 2012 - 07:36

    Thanks for a great article. One small correction: ALL the artists at the first festival were paid for their work on top of their travel costs! The reason we work so hard at these fundraisers is so we can do that. Cheers Mathias Kom