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Stardust + The Mission

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Stardust + The Mission

Tue 3 May at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$6 – $29

Performed by award-winning ABC presenter & performer, Joel Carnegie, acclaimed Gunditjmara actor, Tom Molyneux

STARDUST tells the story of bandleader and trumpet player, Col Brain. Before he died, Col placed his most prized life possessions into a cupboard and locked it up, never to be opened again. But what was inside? Told through the eyes of his grandson – award winning ABC presenter & performer, Joel Carnegie – herein lies the discovery of a time capsule of Australian musical life, in a heart-warming quest to uncover what Col wanted us to know about his life by the things he left behind.

THE MISSION follows the journey of “Fighting Gunditjmara” man, Allan McDonald – one of the first Aboriginal soldiers from Victoria to enlist for war. He fought at Gallipoli and Beersheba, only to be denied a soldier’s settlement on his ultimate return to Australia and forced from his land at the Lake Condah Mission. This captivating and rollicking story, told by his great, great nephew, Gunditjmara man Tom Molyneux, tells the truth of Uncle Allan’s struggle; fighting for Country, for love, and for justice.

Experience this award-winning double bill at Cowra Civic Centre from 3rd May 2022 and meet two ordinary individuals, whose extraordinary lives still reverberate to this day

This show (Stardust) truly is a treat…” ABC Radio National
The Mission is a beautiful, touching, rich tribute…” Keith Gow Reviews

AUDIENCE QUOTES:
“What an absolute triumph. I was blown away by the stories, both so, so powerful. I feel so moved.”
“It was awesome. I was spellbound from start to finish.”
“Big respect and congrats to Joel Carnegie & Tom Molyneux, two stand-out performers sharing their history and craft.”

Suitable for ages 15+
Please be advised this performance includes adult themes, occasional coarse language, smoke, and scenes depicting war and violence. ‘The Mission’ contains depictions of, and reference to, Aboriginal people who have passed away. It also describes confronting content in relation to the massacre, dispossession, and mistreatment of First Nations Peoples.

Duration 2 hrs including interval
Tickets (Transaction fee may apply)
Early Bird tickets $29 – save $6

Details

Date:
Tue 3 May
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
$6 – $29
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.cowraciviccentre.com/Whats-On/Whats-On/All-Events/Stardust-The-Mission

Other

Local government area
Cowra area
Artforms
Music, Other
Source
Submitted online

Venue

Cowra Civic Centre
104 Darling Street
Cowra, NSW 2794 Australia
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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