Wednesday, October 31, 2012

BMETS Calendar now available

BMETS 2013 Calendar now available for just $12. It is new and beautiful and will make a great gift for Christmas. Available from Megalong Books and other locations. Contact Suzie on 4782 5133 or Mary on 4757 4478 for more information.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Return of the BMETS Calendar

After an absence of a few years, BMETS has once again published their calendar. The calendar is on sale now for just $10. BMETS will host a stall during the Leura Fair Saturday 6th October and the calendar will be available then. Copies can also be purchased from Megalong Books in Leura Mall.

Launch of new book on the Music of Timor Leste.

On Sunday 7th October Ros Dunlop will be launching her new book on the traditional music of East Timor. She will be joined by one of Timor Leste's leading musicians, Ego Lemos.

Ros has visited Timor Leste for over ten years where she has worked with Indigenous musicians to preserve Timor's traditional music. She has completed her PhD on the subject of Timor's traditional music and her new book, Sounds of the Soul: Lian Husi Klamar, is the result of many years of work and study.

Ros Dunlop and Ego Lemos will visit the Blue Mountains as guests of Blue Mtns East Timor Sisters. After the book launch there will be a performance by Ego Lemos. Ego Lemos has just returned from performing at the London Olympics.

Join BMETS Sunday 7th October from 4–6pm at the Nolan On Lovel Gallery, Lovel Street, Katoomba. Afternoon tea provided & entry by donation. Enquiries Gabrielle 0418 245 467

Final Booksale - Fabulous Result

Over the long weekend, BMETS held another outstanding booksale raising over $16,000.
With over 500 cartons of books and most titles selling at $1 many very satisfied customers attended the sale taking home large amounts of reading material.

The organisers, Ruth Moline, Wendy Whitton and Jennifer Rowe, wish to extend a warm thank you to everyone who supported the sale by donating books, assisting on the day and purchasing books. These combined efforts provide much needed funds for women, children and communities in Timor Leste.

"This is the eighth Booksale and most likely the last for BMETS. On behalf of the organisers, I would like to thank everyone who assisted the team. In particular I would like to thank some of the 'brothers' - Jake, Rick, Bob, Steve. Also a big thank you to the CWA for making their hall available to us each year. The Blue Mtns East Timor Sisters are a great bunch of women. Working with such an enthusiastic bunch of people all the more enjoyable." said Ruth Moline  (pictured below at the Booksale).