Locals on the Brink
Murder Ballads and more: the songs of Nick Cave
This concert features the songs Nick Cave has written and performed throughout his illustrious career which focus on the themes of death and will be performed by a range of local musicians and visiting WinterWild artists. Cave is well known for his morbid songwriting and association with death which is made evident in his recent tribute to his late son in ‘Skeleton Tree’ and his critically acclaimed 1996 release Murder Ballads. A song from this album, ‘Death is not the end’ will finish off the concert with a choir of musicians who have performed throughout the day. The concert will be MC’d and narrated by Peter Fillmore who will give a history of Cave and his life, and talk about his songs.
AT: The Great Ocean Brewhouse,
29-35 Great Ocean Rd Apollo Bay
DATE: Saturday 11th August
TIME: 3pm – 5pm
Our resident wandering troubadours The Ukeholics will brave the winds of winter and challenge the cold with their joyous sounds. They play the most jubilant of the lute family, and find safe havens where all Apollo Bay’s wanderers have found them before. They play and sing to bring cheer in our coldest hours.
AT: Follow the sounds of the ukulele to places such as Foodworks, the Information Centre, the Newsagency and the Bakery.
DATE: Saturday 11th and Saturday 25th of August
TIME: 10am – midday
Practical hands-on Ecoshiatsu workshops for each weekend on the themes of Yin (Death) and Yang (Birth), and the cycle of life and death through the perspective of East Asian medicine, permaculture and ecological design.
AT: Ecoshiatsu clinic space in Apollo Bay (bookings required, numbers limited, details of location upon booking)
DATE: Sunday 12th August
TIME: 11am – 1pm