Voices of war
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 firstname.lastname@example.org stating name and number of tickets.
For further information please call 0425 848 618, 0403 495 511 or 0438 086 482.