A Kitbag of Memories

April 23, 2016, 2:00 pm

Blue Mountains Theatre

Special afternoon of story, poetry and song to mark ANZAC Day

The Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre (LMNC) and Mara Music are pleased to present a special event to mark ANZAC Day. Called ‘A Kitbag of Memories: reflections in story and song’, this event is an intriguing afternoon of story, poetry, reflections and music around Gallipoli and other experiences relating to the First World War.

Created in 2015 to mark the ANZAC Centenary, this return performance features the highly acclaimed Blue Mountains-based musicians Mara Kiek (voice) and Llew Kiek (guitar / bouzouki) along with Paul Cutlan (clarinets and saxophone), Jarnie Birmingham (vocals) and Peta Williams (piano). It includes stories and poetry from people in our Blue Mountains community narrated by Christopher Smith.

Join us as the music of the time and the narrative of people’s stories and poetry take us through the themes of the show and reflect the society’s attitudes of the time. We look at peer pressure to join up, what it was like to be it the war, what women were doing during the war, our Indigenous soldiers, and what it was like to return home.

The show is funny, exuberant, moving and poignant, and honours all those who either lost their lives or were irreparably damaged by the tragedy of war.

Saturday 23 April 2016, 2-4pm. Tickets are $25 /$20 plus booking fee and can be purchased through Box Office on 4723 5050 or online here.

This project was originally funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs under the ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program.