Featuring in order of appearance (great theory huh?) Merri Creak, Whirling Furphies, Barb Waters & Craig Pilkington, Rebels Without A Clue, Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky, The Purple Dentists, Dobe Newton, Ian Bland and The Lamington Drive, Kelly Auty & Boris Conley, Billy Abbott’s Harmaniax, The Band Who Knew Too Much.
– auctions- raffles special Guests. Donation at door $20
Ian Bland (Poetry) @ Newstead Words In Winter on 17/08/19
Storytelling with Ian Bland
Stand and Deliver
A personal approach to writing poetry specifically intended for live performance. Dealing with tight deadlines, writer’s block, self doubt, unforgiving audiences and warm beer.
Saturday 17th August 11am Newstead Bowls Club Entry by donation
Over to You
This event is about you – what you think, feel, imagine or remember. Your words – laconic, passionate, humorous, angry or wistful, this is an opportunity to share a short story, poem, anecdote, whatever medium shapes your storytelling. To enable as many stories as possible, there will be a time limit.
Saturday 17th August 4pm Bowls Club Entry by donation
Ian Bland and Irish expat Enda Kenny, accompanied by fiddle virtuoso Greg Hunt, join forces, presenting stories drawn from the urban and rural landscape for an evening of song and verse blending humour, pathos and the odd murder ballad.
Notes:Ian Bland (Bland on Bland, RRR) and Irish expat Enda Kenny, accompanied by fiddle virtuoso Greg Hunt, join forces, presenting stories drawn from the urban and rural landscape for an evening of song and verse blending humour, pathos and the odd murder ballad.
‘ALMOST TRUE’ An evening of storytelling in verse, prose and song with IAN BLAND with GREG HUNT…
Melbourne singer/ songwriter and poet Ian Bland has gained a loyal following as resident poet on 3RRR’s ‘The JVG Radio Method’.
He has spruiked his verse in concert halls, ballrooms, The National Gallery, coal-vaults, festivals at home and the UK, pubs, cemeteries – even the steps of Parliament.
“Bland’s gnarled, world-weary voice is unaffected, emotive and genuine, a true voice of Australia. He’s Jack Thompson in ‘Sunday Too Far Away’ and Bill Hunter in ‘Newsfront’; he is also essential listening.”Trevor J. Leedon
Musically, he has performed with fiddle/mandolin player Greg Hunt for more than twenty years, blending a diverse range of musical influences with insightful stories drawn from rural and urban Australia and beyond; from the poignant to the ridiculous with the odd cleansing murder ballad.
Notes:Please note this gig will be in the Winnebago Lounge (next to the main room) and seating is limited!
Doors open at 7pm(Show 7.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $20+bf, General Admission- $18+bf
$20 tix available at door !!!