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Fred Smith - Dust of Uruzgan

03 Nov 2018
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Price from $10

Overview

Remembering the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day 2018

Fred Smith is no ordinary singer-songwriter...

and this is no ordinary show...

Dust of Uruzgan is a collection of songs Fred wrote while working as a diplomat alongside Australian soldiers in Uruzgan Province, southern Afghanistan. The show combines songs, humour, and commentary with a stunning set of images from military and civilian photographers.

Fred is a true raconteur; a masterful and entertaining storyteller, who has been compared to great Australian songwriters, Eric Bogle, John Schumann and Don Walker. His songs are stories put to well-crafted music; telling the real life experiences of some 20,000 Australian soldiers who served in Afghanistan.

Fred’s experiences in Uruzgan are also the subject of an Australian Story feature, a critically acclaimed album and book The Dust of Uruzgan published by Allen and Unwin. In the live show you will be transported to Afghanistan, to the experience of life as a soldier: the dust, the heat, the frustration, the fighting and the camaraderie.

The show is 2.5 hours including a 20 minute interval

Saturday November 3, 7pm at the Burra Town Hall

Brought to you by the Burra Presenters Group: Burra Regional Art Gallery and Burra Town Hall

Price

From $ 10 to $ 35

Features

  • Entity Facility

    Bar
    Carpark
    Coach Parking
    Family Friendly
    Non Smoking
    Public Toilet

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled

    Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.