Loosely Woven presents “Never Forget You” Amnesty Fundraiser


Fund raiser for  Amnesty International Aust.

 The local music group  “LOOSELY WOVEN” led by Wayne Richmond,  will be giving a free community concert in  Avalon Baptist Church (2 George St.) on  Sunday  4h August at      4 pm. 

This concert is  dedicated to the memory of Denis Kevans (1939-2005), Australia’s ‘Poet Lorikeet’. It will feature the glorious voice of Denis’s musical partner, Sonia Bennett.  The concert gets its name from the opening song based on Denis’s powerful poem about the empty promises made to the people of East Timor by the Australian authorities after the 2nd World War.  The program features a number of original songs by Sonia Bennett and Denis Kevans including: 

  •  Lock the gates’, Sonia’s protest against the environmentally devastating practice of coal-seam mining,
  • ‘Duck Shooting Season’, Denis’s hilarious but topical take on ‘hunters’,
  • ‘Bogong Ranges’ Billie Wye’s beautiful homage to a particularly wonderful part of Australia’s bushland set to music by Sonia
  • Sonia’s setting of Henry Lawson’s poem ‘Flour Bin’


Also performing in this concert for the first time for a while is Ian Hamilton who will be singing two of his own songs – one his setting of Henry Lawson’s poem ‘Ned Kelly’s Smiling Eyes’ which refers to the painting made of Ned shortly before his execution.  The other, ‘Amy’s Song’, he wrote for his granddaughter. 

There will be 22 instrumentalists and singers and these   will be playing

 flutes, harp, clarinets, saxophones, trumpet, recorders, violin, viola, glockenspiel, guitars, mandolin, concertinas, accordion, keyboard and percussion 

You can enjoy a musical treat and  also support human rights by coming .

The concert is free and so is the supper but  donations will go to help the work of Amnesty International in its efforts to help people around the world suffering human rights abuse. Avalon Amnesty International group is at present working on several campaigns – for  Refugees; for  Indigenous people; equal rights for Afghan women; . There will be information about campaigns and petitions to sign at the concert.

DATE:  Sunday 4th August

TIME:  4  pm

PLACE:  Avalon Baptist Church    2 George St. Avalon

Free entry/ free afternoon tea

Donations to Avalon Group of Amnesty International 

Information: Kath Moody 9918 2502     kath_moody@hotmail.com

(Sec. Avalon Group  Amnesty International Aust.

Social Justice Co-ordinator:  Avalon Baptist Peace Church)

Never-Poster-Avalon Sonia and Denis1

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