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Barry Jones & Friends Celebrate the Arts

11 October, 2020

fortyfivedownstairs presents

Barry Jones & Friends Celebrate the Arts

A live Zoom event

Sunday 11 October 2020

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Sunday 11 October 2020

duration: approx. 60 minutes
time: 3pm
ticket price: $20 (+ $2 booking fee)

Please note: Ticket sales will close at the event start time.
This live event will be recorded for future broadcast. If you do not wish to appear in the recording please notify us in advance.

Appropriately, for his 88th birthday, this will be the 8th special celebration of poetry and music for a treasured friend of fortyfivedownstairs, Barry Jones AC. And appropriately for a former Federal Minister for Science, this year’s celebration will be a live Zoom event.

Over the years, the celebration of Barry Jones’ birthday has become a marvellous opportunity for us to get together and indulge in an evening of poetry and music performed by his friends. An extraordinarily well-informed lover of the arts (and of so much else), Barry lets us know his favourite poems but is not averse to surprises, presented by his friends in a program curated by Board Member Julian Burnside.

We’re excited to announce this year’s program will include a performance by Australian singer-songwriter, Paul Kelly. He will be joined by a superb line up of readers including Julian Burnside, Max Gillies, Emily Goddard, Jillian Murray, Brian Walters and Arnold Zable and a performance by Flinders Quartet cellist, Zoe Knighton.

Please bring along something to drink so we can raise a glass together for Barry’s birthday!

Many of you will notice that we have upgraded our ticketing system for this online event. If you are experiencing trouble booking tickets, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing [email protected] or calling Philippa on 0417 316 775 or Katy 0400 949 819 (11am – 6pm Monday to Friday).

Your ticket confirmation email from fortyfivedownstairs contains a unique link for each ticketholder to join the Zoom event. If you haven’t received a confirmation, please check you junk mail folder before contacting us.

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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We thank you for your understanding and patience as we work our way through our very first online performance.

Please download the program for Barry Jones & Friends Celebrate the Arts HERE


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45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
9662 9966


03 9662 9966


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