Finding A Voice Through The Arts

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Finding A Voice Through The Arts


The Apollo Bay Music Festival has a major new initiative, looking at how the arts are more than just entertainment.

The Apollo Bay Music Festival has a major new initiative called Finding A Voice Through The Arts.

This initiative is about music and the arts being more than just entertainment, and how involvement in the arts at any level can have a positive impact on people’s lives.

The project has two public components. First of all, on Saturday April 9 at 6.30pm, the Apollo Bay Music Festival will present a special candlelight concert in the Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Featured guests include Audrey Auld, Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil), The Dili Allstars, Tin Pan Orange, Martha Tilston, Rebecca Barnard, Phil Cleary, David Hosking, Visions of a Nomad and The Apollo Bay Community Choir.

The second public feature is the Finding A Voice Through The Arts Forum, on Sunday April 10, which will take place after the screening of the film Our Generation. The Forum will be chaired by 774 ABC host Derek Guille, and feature an outstanding panel of artists, filmmakers, writers and commentators, including Shane Howard, Rob Hirst, Paul Stewart, author and commentator Phil Cleary, playwright Adam May, as well as Our Generation filmmakers Sinem Saban and Damien Curtis.

The Forum panel will discuss whether the arts reflect the times, facilitate change and document society in an honest, effective manner. They will also perform and read works during the session.

Audience members will be invited to enter dialogue during the Forum.

Don’t miss this interesting new layer added to the Apollo Bay Music Festival, which runs from April 8-10. Tickets are still on sale, and you can get them at