The Song Series Concert features a captivating collection of new original songs inspired by local industries and the rich history of the Western region, performed by some of our finest singer-songwriters including Mark Seymour (Hunters and Collectors), Rusty Berther (ex-Scared Weird Little Guys), Jane Bayly (Crying In Public Places), country and western star Sherry Rich and Peter Farnan (Boom Crash Opera).
The suite of new songs, written in collaboration with four gifted musicians from Victoria University, were created through a series of workshops which began with visits to iconic locations including OI Glass bottle factory (where most of Australia’s stubby bottles are created), Blunts Boats Yard (where since 1858 five generations of boat builders have been building and restoring wooden boats) and the giant bluestone Dockyard in Williamstown, as well as time spent with local historians to learn about the stories and rich history of Melbourne’s industrial and manufacturing heartland.
The Song Series Concert will screen online on Friday 27 November from 8:00-9:30pm as part of the Art & Industry Festival: Online and in the West program.
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Victoria University and Art & Industry Festival
Mark Seymour, Jane Bayly, Peter Farnan, Sherry Rich, Rusty Berther, Maddie Jackway, Dominique Lamont, Ruby Adlington, Ellie Gibson
The 2020 Art & Industry Festival: Online and in the West, is a creative collaboration between Hobsons Bay City Council and Hubcap Productions.
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