Be transported back to 1850s Geelong

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

On Saturday 10 April from 4:30pm, the Arts Industry Commission project Geelong 1850s Outdoor Performance will have you time-travelling back to 1850s Geelong.

This interactive live performance takes place in Johnstone park where the audience is entertained through four scenes within the park space; Corio Bay, The Bush Inn, Western Gully and Goal.

MURRI : YUL Consultants Heather Threadgold and Traditional Owner Melinda Kennedy will be joined by Traditional Owner and renowned performer Barry Gilson as they present historical Geelong, weaving Wadawurrung contexts with true tales of grit, live in squalor, bushranger exploits and other, little-know historical facts about Geelong in the 1850s.

Talented local actors and storytellers join in to help contribute to the atmosphere of a Geelong of days past.

Make sure you bring a chair or rug to recline upon as the performance moves from space to space.

Book your free tickets now via Eventbrite.

This project is supported by the City of Greater Geelong through the Arts & Culture, Arts Industry Commissions.

Quotes attributed to City of Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher:

The Geelong 1850s Outdoor Performance is a fantastic opportunity to be learn more about our region’s Wadawurrung and bushranger history against the backdrop of our beautiful Johnstone Park.

Local storytellers and actors will make this immersive experience a truly unforgettable one.

Quote attributed to Heather Threadgold, Threading Gold Walking Tours:

Threading Gold Walking Tours has taken almost 3,000 locals through the streets and laneways of Geelong 1850s and the response is clear that the histories of Geelong are rich and diverse and exciting.

MURRI : YUL Consultants expands upon this and we are thrilled to team up with incredible local talent and Traditional Owners in presenting this exciting performance. We hope to see you there.

Page last updated: Wednesday, 31 March 2021