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Dust Of Uruzgan

Saturday 25 March
7.30 pm

Prices

All tickets $25.00
Gallery Club Dining $60.00

Music concert
Suitable for children aged 12+ with parental guidance

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Presented by Ipswich Civic Centre in association with Legacy Ipswich

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.

In this live show you will be transported to Afghanistan, to experience life as a soldier: the dust, the heat, the frustration, the fighting and the camaraderie.

Poignant, educational, and at times hilarious, Dust Of Uruzgan is an enlightening and entertaining live music performance.

Performance is suitable for children aged 12+ with parental guidance.

 

Gallery Club Dining (commencing at 6.00 pm)

This is the premier pre-theatre dining experience in Ipswich. A ticket to Gallery Club Dining includes an exclusive 2-course dinner delivered high above the lobby on our private gallery level and a ticket to the performance of the evening. With only 30 seats available, this is a must-do experience.

Carefully constructed menus, superb local and interstate wines and a refined level of personal service is what you can expect from this superb dinner and show package.

The menu and full details of the evening will be confirmed via email prior to the evening of the performance. If you have any special dietary requirements, please speak with the ticket office at the time of purchase.

THE MUSIC OF FRED SMITH COMES STRAIGHT FROM THE FRONT LINE…RAW, RIBALD, BUT ALSO CAPABLE OF MOVING GROWN MEN TO TEARS
(Sydney Morning Herald)

 

Want to know more? For everything you need to know about this fantastic performance including artist details, video clips, and more CLICK HERE.

Tour supported by The Playing Queensland Fund and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.  Supported by the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund.


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