Voices of war

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Across The Arts Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala are proud to present Ge­of­frey Gra­ham’s per­for­mance of “Voices of War: an An­zac story.”

Yar­ra­wonga is a far cry from the bat­tle­fields of Beer­sheba but Ge­of­frey Gra­ham has done a lot of kilo­me­tres over re­cent times.

In Oc­to­ber last year Ge­of­frey was part of 100 horse men and women who rode across the deserts of Is­rael, tak­ing part in the com­mem­o­ra­tion at Beer­sheba of the light horse charge in 1917.

The year be­fore Ge­of­frey vis­ited Gal­lipoli and from there he vis­ited many bat­tle­fields and memo­ri­als across France and Bel­gium and then to Lon­don where he vis­ited the Im­pe­rial War Mu­seum.

In Voices of War, Ge­of­frey paints a pic­ture of the Aussie lar­rikin/sol­dier - in­ven­tive, in­ge­nious, pas­sion­ate, per­sis­tent, and pa­tri­otic.

He looks at WWI with a unique per­spec­tive as the char­ac­ters try to make sense of the Great War.

A war of fu­til­ity that saw Aus­tralia come of age on the world stage.

It recog­nised the trans­for­ma­tion from a con­vict set­tle­ment to a race of peo­ple that could hold their heads up with pride.

This war touched so many peo­ple, sol­diers, nurses, fam­i­lies, re­la­tions and friends.

Thou­sands of loved ones were sep­a­rated by dis­tance and a cruel war, which, in a per­verse way, linked thou­sands of Aus­tralians through a com­mon bond of strug­gle. Ge­of­frey uses com­edy, mu­sic, verse and char­ac­ters - you’ll find it all in Voices of War as well as mate­ship, suf­fer­ing, sac­ri­fice, brav­ery and hu­mour.

To be held two days from An­zac Day, it will make the day an even more poignant re­minder of the fu­til­ity of war, and the sac­ri­fices that the sol­diers and those they left be­hind made dur­ing the strug­gle.

The show will be held on Mon­day, April 23 at 7.30pm, in the Wil­low Room of the Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Golf Club Re­sort.

Tick­ets are $25 for adults, $5 for school stu­dents and $20 for ATA mem­bers and are avail­able from Spilva, Ste­wart & Co of­fices, Suite 2/88 Bel­more Street, Yar­ra­wonga

OR by di­rect de­posit: BSB: 803 188, Ac­count no: 100008778, Ac­count name: Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Arts Coun­cil Inc, and fam­ily name as ref­er­ence, with an email to yarra­won­gaartscoun­cil@gmail.com stat­ing name and num­ber of tick­ets.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please call 0425 848 618, 0403 495 511 or 0438 086 482.

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