POCKET FULL OF KNIVES
Youth-devised play about self esteem & suicide
In collaboration with Yass and Crookwell High drama students.
4th - 6th July
Financial assistance received from the Commonwealth Regional Arts Fund,
Goulburn's Community Drug Action Team & Goulburn Mulwaree Council
The Lieder Blues
The Lieder Youth Theatre Company will be presented their popular Fire
show in Belmore Park as part of this year's Blues Festival. Friday 8th
and Saturday 9th February.
The fire manipulation and acrobatics display has become a spectacular
feature of the blues Festival over the years highlighting the young talent
emerging from the community via the Lieder. Performers from past shows
have gone onto studying performing arts around Australia and even taken
up professional careers in street theatre, circus and on stage.
This years fire show is titled Firesong and features the skills of a
number of the Lieder Youth Theatre members including Kirby Medway, David
Nell, Josh Waters, Mark Churchill, Katherine Rayner, Grace Nell, Lillian
Dorman, Craig Gordon, Josh Churchill, Shelley Taylor, Linden Fennamore,
and Alyssa Medway.
Local composer, Paul Paviour has contributed music to the production
alongside music chosen by the Company to perform to. Peter McLaren has
also assisted on the musical side of the production.
Firesong, commencing at 9pm, will last approximately forty-five minutes.
It will involve sequences with fire staff, diabolo, a fire bike, fire
juggling, poi, fire sculptures and much more. The show is assisted by
adult members of the Lieder including Pauline J Mullen, Bill Dorman, Colin
Simson, Marc Nell, Alan Churchill, Brian Richardson, Lee Gray, John Knops
and Craig Edwards.
A highlight this year will be the inclusion of live and pre-recorded
video footage screened throughout the show created by local young filmmaker,
James McPaul and Bill Dorman.
Firesong has been created by the performers under the guidance of Artistic
Director, Chrisjohn Hancock.
Funding to assist with this event has been gratefully received from Goulburn
Members of the Lieder Youth Theatre will be out and about during Saturday
9th entertaining the Blue's crowd in Belmore Park with clowning, street
theatre, face painting and stilting. Anyone who would like to try their
hand at walking on stilts will be given a chance during the day with assistance
from some of the Lieder Youth. These activities have been sponsored by
This year the Lieder Theatre in Goldsmith Street is an official venue
for the Blues Festival with performances happening on Saturday afternoon
and evening and Sunday afternoon. Check out the blues guide for details
or phone the Lieder Theatre for information on 48215066.