Showing posts with label henry lawson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label henry lawson. Show all posts

Friday, August 14, 2015

Dead Men Talking

There are still tickets left to see the brilliant Waren Fahey and Max Cullen in Dead Men Talking at the Teachers Federation Theatre in Reservoir St. Surry Hills.
A fantastic insight into Australian folklore presented through the songs and poetry of Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson when they meet up in heaven and have a drink together. The final show is on Sunday and tickets cost from $25 to $35. Max has come out of retirement in Gunning to do this show and Fahey is a music historian. Critics are raving about the show!
Book tickets here.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Celebrating 50 Years

Bryan Brown, Tom Keneally & Jennifer Byrne
220 friends and fans turned up to the Westin Hotel to celebrate Man Booker Prize winner Tom Keneally's fifty years of publishing books. Plenty of amusing speeches by Richard Flanagan, David Williamson,  Bryan Brown and director Fred Schepis.
It's amazing to think that when Tom wrote his first book Australia had no such things a literary agent and books were sent to the UK to be published,
No wonder as Richard Flanagan pointed out that the great Henry Lawson said that anyone contemplating a career as a writer in Oz should fetch a revolver and shoot themselves.
David & Kirsten Williamson with Richard Flanagan,        ABC's Tony Jones                         & Fred Schepisi
 Delighted US and UK agents sent congratulatory videos as did Kathy Lette but the most impressive was from director Steven Spielberg (below) who credited Keneally with Spielberg winning a host of Academy Awards for his adaption of Tom's Schindler's Ark.