Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

THE GOOD GIRL SONG PROJECT: The Patrons’ Parlour

December 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Free

Please note that this is not a Zoom event but will be held live, in the Drill Hall in our downstairs gallery which is fully accessible. All COVID19 restrictions and cautions will be observed. 

The RHSV is thrilled to host an event by our friends, the Good Girl Song Project. For those of you fortunate to attend Liz Rushen’s book launch for her book, John Marshall: Shipowner, Lloyd’s refromer and emigration agent, earlier this year in the Drill Hall, you will have heard a glorious performance from Penny Larkin, a member of The Good Girl Project.

This soirée is the first in a series, The Patrons’ Parlour, which is designed to build support for their production, Voyage.  It will be an evening of fine entertainment and light refreshments.

You can RSVP through the button below or by emailing thegoodgirlsongproject@gmail.com

VOYAGE’ IS A UNIVERSAL JOURNEY STORY COMBINING AUSTRALIAN HISTORY AND NEW AUSTRALIAN SONGWRITING THAT SPEAKS TO THE UNKNOWN HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN WOMEN.

The show places itself in Australia’s complex colonial past. In the midst of convict boats arriving each week from Britain, a different cargo leaves for Australia. On board are 287 single and free women. They have been promised good wages, good work and good marriage prospects in the new colony but to claim their new life they must first survive the voyage and then the colony.
This semi-staged ‘folksical’ sits somewhere between ballad opera and song cycle. The crystal clear song-writing incorporates both original and well-loved traditional folk tunes and showcases a fresh female perspective of an early Australian immigration story. The work is written by Helen Begley and based on the academic research of Dr Elizabeth Rushen.

RSVP

Tickets are not available as this event has passed.

Details

Date:
December 11, 2020
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organiser

Royal Historical Society of Victoria
Phone:
03 9326 9288
Email:
office@historyvictoria.org.au
Website:
http://historyvictoria.org.au

Venue

RHSV, Gallery Downstairs
239 A'Beckett Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
+ Google Map
Phone:
03 9326 9288
Website:
https://historyvictoria.org.au