How many shows have you been to where you ended up sharing a yarn with the performers over a freshly baked Anzac biscuit, a Turkish Delight and a cuppa?
Three Melbourne musicians have put together a very special show that celebrates ordinary people who have done extraordinary things and helped make our nation what it is today. Binalong Arts Group Inc is delighted to host the show in Binalong on August 16.
From Jim Martin, the youngest soldier to serve in the First World War, who died at 14 years of age, to Amal Basry, a refugee fleeing war and terror in Iraq, the tender love story of Captain Moonlite the gay bushranger, and even the man who came up with the idea of Vegemite; this show presents stories of individual lives in a way we can all relate to.
Unsung Heroes of Australian History is Australian history like you’ve never heard before.
It’s uplifting, poignant, sometimes funny, and thoroughly entertaining.
The original songs against a backdrop of evocative images, plus audience interaction will take you on a powerful and emotional journey. And in a delightful and symbolic touch, there will be Anzac biscuits and Turkish delights to nibble on during the interval.
"These songs drip with the satisfying juices of solid research, spirited lyrics and sublime artistry. A musical and historical feast," says ABC personality and Stella Prize winning historian Clare Wright, an obvious a fan of the show.
Bruce Watson, Moira Tyers and Wendy Ealey are award winning songwriters. Individually they have performed across the four corners of the globe.
Together, their lush musical arrangements, mudcake rich harmonies and inspired songwriting move and delight audiences. The powerful slideshow brings the stories even more to life.
There’s one chance only to see Unsung Heroes of Australian History in Binalong. Don’t miss it: August 16, 7pm at the Binalong Hall. Tickets including a delicious supper (Anzac biscuits, Turkish delight, hot soup and more) are just $25 adult, $20 conc, $15 Under 18s, $60 family. Book now at the Binalong Post Office: 6227 4303.