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Barry Jones & Friends Celebrate the Arts 2021

10 October, 2021

fortyfivedownstairs presents

Barry Jones & Friends Celebrate the Arts 2021

3pm (AEDT) Sunday 10 October 2021

a live zoom broadcast
proceeds support the arts at fortyfivedownstairs

book livestream

‘A very memorable occasion’

‘The choice of participants and their individual contributions were inspirational and heartwarming’

(audience praise for 2020 event) 


Sunday 10 October 2021

duration: approx. 90 minutes
times: 3pm (AEDT)
ticket price: $20 – $45 (+ $2 booking fee)

please note: online ticket sales end 15 minutes after the event start time

Barry Jones is most often described as a “polymath”, alternatively a “Renaissance Man” – and we don’t know anyone who fits the definitions better. A former Minister in the Hawke Government, his interests are extraordinarily wide ranging, and his deep love and encyclopaedic knowledge of poetry and music inspired us to hold a birthday celebration almost a decade ago. It was so enjoyable we’ve been doing it ever since.

Last year we were devastated when it appeared impossible to hold the celebration due to the lockdown but streaming came to the rescue, and instead of selling out all 120 seats, the virtual audience numbers were estimated at more than 400 friends and admirers.

This year the breadth of his interests and friendships will be reflected in another fascinating online celebration with appearances from actor Jillian Murray to former PM Malcolm Turnbull, cellist Zoe Knighton to Nobel laureate Peter Doherty and many more.

Pour a glass of something you enjoy, cut a slice of cake, and settle back to enjoy a unique event, Barry Jones’ 89th birthday!

Your link to join the live Zoom broadcast will be sent via email from 24 hours before the start time of the event. Please join the Zoom broadcast any time from 2.45pm for a 3pm event start time.

If you are new to Zoom, please download the Zoom application on the device you will be using to join the event and familiarise yourself with the platform ahead of time. We will be unable to provide support on the day of the event.

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Unable to join the broadcast on the day?
Email us to let us know and we will be able to send you a recording of the celebration a few days after the event.

Ticket Prices:

Individual livestream: $20 + $2 booking fee
(one viewer)

Household livestream: $45 + $2 booking fee
(two or more viewers)

*proceeds from the event will support the arts at fortyfivedownstairs


10 October, 2021
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fortyfivedownstairs online
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
9662 9966


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