John Clare was born at Maroubra Bay in 1940. He has written on diverse topics for most major Australian publications, including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian, The National Times and Nation Review, as well as Town and Queen magazines in England. His poetry has appeared in Poetry Australia and New Poetry and has been read on the ABC’s old Quality Street programme. He has published three books: Bodgie Dada: Australian Jazz Since 1945 (UNSW Press), Low Rent (Text) and Why Wangaratta?: Ten Years Of The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz (Victorian Tourist Bureau). John currently reviews books for The Sun-Herald and writes essays and reviews for SIMA.org.au
You will be impressed at what you will find at the AB Hotel. Fastidious attention to detail combined with award winning service, top shelf products, and a fantastic line-up of some of Australia’s best live entertainment make The AB Hotel an experience you must not miss.
The AB Hotel has been transformed into a veritable feast for all senses. The venue is comprised of seven different areas, each with its own theme. Opulent décor, designer furniture and seductive lighting feature throughout.
The AB Hotel is the ideal venue for any social or corporate function, including product launches , premiers, press conferences, fashion parades, charity events, Christmas parties, accomodating from 4 to 500 guests.