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Barry Jones & Friends

9 October : 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Painted portrait of Barry Jones by Louise Herman

fortyfivedownstairs presents

Barry Jones & Friends Celebrate the Arts 2022 – Live Zoom broadcast

5pm, Sunday 9 October 2022

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Painted portrait of Barry Jones by Louise Herman

Portrait by Louise Hearman


Sunday 9 October 2022

duration: 2 hours
time: 5pm
ticket price: $30 – $55
bookings: 03 9662 9966

For over 10 years, fortyfivedownstairs has had the privilege of sharing Barry Jones’ love of poetry and music with him via a series of remarkable gatherings around the time of his birthday.

Although this night has traditionally been a fabulous excuse for us to get together in person and enjoy music and poetry performed by Barry Jones’ friends, we found ourselves shifting to an online format (thank you Covid) that has allowed people from across the country to join us, both as audience members and readers.

Over the years, Barry’s friends have ranged from scientists and academics to musicians and actors on both sides of politics. This year’s line-up is one worthy of a milestone birthday – Barry is turning 90 this year, if you can believe it! Some of the readers and performers appearing include John Coetzee, Flinders Quartet, Max Gillies, Jillian Murray, Ralph Renard, Paul Kelly, John Stanton, and Julian Burnside.

And there will be others!

Pour a glass of something you enjoy, cut a slice of cake, and settle back to enjoy a unique event, Barry Jones’ 90th birthday! With typical generosity, proceeds from his birthday will support artists at fortyfivedownstairs.

Ticket Prices:

$30 individual livestream – Ticket sale proceeds support artists at fortyfivedownstairs

$55 household livestream – Please consider purchasing this ticket if there is more than one viewer tuning into the event. Ticket sale proceeds support artists at fortyfivedownstairs



9 October
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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