Maralinga Lament | Ruthless Jabiru

The idea of an all-Australian chamber orchestra in the UK shouldn’t be strange. After all, there are thousands of Australians living and working in the UK and it seems fitting that a concert entitled Maralinga Lament should be conducted and performed by those who call Australia home.

Copper Promises | Victoria Hunt

There is no single word to address the depth and complexities of Victoria Hunt’s work. Electrifying perhaps may do some justice: the work reverberates with personal narrative, political tensions and is technologically sophisticated.

080808 UpStage Festival
It begins with a welcome to what is promised to be an almost non-stop flight, a night winging our way from port to port, timezone to timezone, seeing and hearing stories from around the world.

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