BRISBANE AS A STORIED CITY – PIG CITY
Andrew Stafford in conversation with Yumi Stynes
Presented by Brisbane Writers Festival
Come along and catch Andrew Stafford in conversation with Yumi Stynes.
Through its music scene, Pig City tells the story of Brisbane in the late 20th century, a time when music and politics often stood toe-to-toe.
Writer, broadcaster and one-time Channel V presenter Yumi Stynes talks to Pig City’s Andrew Stafford about the book and the scene. Join them for an insightful conversation about Brisbane’s gritty punk past and what that means for us today.
PRAISE FOR PIG CITY:
“Compelling and superbly paced.” – The Courier Mail
“Stafford has produced a lively, original account of the way that the oppressive culture of Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s Queensland spawned a vibrant musical subculture informed by place, politics, and an era of protest.” – The Age
“Andrew Stafford’s command of language and storytelling abilities are both enviable and inspiring… The book is a true classic; a must-read for anyone who calls Queensland home, or has designs on doing so.” – Andrew McMillen, award-winning writer.
“Absolutely essential reading for anyone interested in Australian musical history.” – Joshua Donellan, award-winning podcaster and writer.
Tue 3 May
New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End
General Admission $35 + booking fee
Concession $32.50 + booking fee
Groups 6+ $32.50 per ticket + booking fees
Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased
90 minutes, no interval.
AGES + WARNINGS
Suitable for ages 12+. Contains coarse language, adult themes and references to drug use.
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