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Fire : Ten Days on the Island 2017

Presented by Silkweed for Ten Days on the Island 2017

We Remember the Past: We look to the Future. Stories, Images, Music, Poetry

Silkweed is known and loved for historically themed, hauntingly insightful performances. Using Original compositions, rare archival images, poetry and narrative, the enseble take their audiences back to important and fascinating events in Tasmania’s past. FIRE recalls the catastrophic fires of 1967, moving smoothly and soulfully through to the present day and the impact of climate change.

The music encompasses violin, cello, keyboard, flute, banjo, accordion and voice. It is lovingly shaped into electronic soundscapes, soaring improvisation sand gentle acoustic songs to tell a deeply intimate tale of loss in a world drained of colour.

An immersive, dramatic and moving narrative brought to life through historical records, memory and anecdote.

“I was eleven. I knew everything. But nature lifted me up to heaven, filled me with the shining beauty of the natural world and then let me fall down hard to the ash-filled earth. A thick black line was drawn under childhood.”

TICKETS: Full $35 / Concession $20
Tickets available ONLINE or at the door (if available)

The Founders Room
(entry via Wooby’s Lane)

Friday 17 March 2017 @ 8:00pm


Community Hall
Saturday 18 March 2017 @ 8:00pm

Community Centre
Friday 24 March, 2017@ 8:00pm

Palais Theatre
Saturday 25 March, 2017 @ 8:00pm

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Image Credits: Rob Blakers (top image only). 

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