3 Reasons to attend TiNA this weekend / by Kian West

Let me begin by explaining, what the hell TiNA is for those of you that aren't aware.
This is Not Art (TiNA) began life in 1998 as the National Young Writers' Festival and the National Student Media Conference. These two events took place in the week after the Newcastle Fringe Festival. With the addition of Electrofringe in 1999 and Sound Summit in 2000, the name This is Not Art was adopted to reflect the very different but interconnected events. TiNA is now in its 20th year. 

1. Thursday & Friday - activities begin and there are heaps of options if you have either day free. The launch event on Thursday night is always a great opportunity to connect with everyone. 

laughing people this is not art

2. Saturday - Most people have the day off and there is sooooo much action!
My pick: http://www.thisisnotart.org/program/coding-club-for-the-computer-averse

crowd shot this is not art

3. Sunday - Still a few more hours of action to be involved in. Chances are, if you made the most of Saturday, you might have a sore head for several reasons. Don't let that stop you, get amongst it. My pick: http://www.thisisnotart.org/program/what-the-spewcastle
*Would have been Zine Fair, but once again we weren't invited... 

get involved this is not art tina

Point being. There are some great things on this weekend and you probably still have Monday left to sleep it off so embrace the festival and have fun in our backyard. Check out the full program and choose what works for you http://www.thisisnotart.org/program