Fred Smith Dust of Uruzgan

EVENT DATES: 3 November 2018

Remembering the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day 2018

Fred Smith is no ordinary singer-songwriter…
and this is no ordinary show…

Dust of Uruzgan is a collection of songs Fred wrote while working as a diplomat alongside Australian soldiers in Uruzgan Province, southern Afghanistan. The show combines songs, humour, and commentary with a stunning set of images from military and civilian photographers.

Fred is a true raconteur; a masterful and entertaining storyteller, who has been compared to great Australian songwriters, Eric Bogle, John Schumann and Don Walker. His songs are stories put to well-crafted music; telling the real life experiences of some 20,000 Australian soldiers who served in Afghanistan.

Fred’s experiences in Uruzgan are also the subject of an Australian Story feature, a critically acclaimed album and book The Dust of Uruzgan published by Allen and Unwin. In the live show you will be transported to Afghanistan, to the experience of life as a soldier: the dust, the heat, the frustration, the fighting and the camaraderie.

Date: 3 November 2018
Venue: Burra Town Hall
Address: 4 Market St Burra SA
Time: 7pm
Entry:  Tickets: Adult $35, Concession $25, Child (12+) $10

Burra Town Hall began life as a modest building, serving as the Mechanics’ and Miners’ Institute, which was opened in 1857. Over the nearly 20 years as the Institute, there were varied accounts as to the level of services offered and patronage from among those it was designed to assist in broadening the mind. Concerned to have a civic centre more worthy of the town, a committee was formed, funds were raised, government assistance secured and with great fanfare and many distinguished guests, the Burra Institute, built on the site of the original Institute, was opened in 1874.

Visit the Burra Town Hall page.