GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL ARTS, bringing class back into the
class struggle . . .

An International Peace Brigades Public Forum
Roger Nash has just returned from Colombia where he was working with
displaced rural communities as an "unarmed bodyguard" for Peace Brigades
International and will be presenting a free public talk about his
experiences. In Colombia, PBI provides protective accompaniment to human
rights activists and rural communities, traditional victims of the
long-running civil war.

PBI places teams of volunteers in conflict zones, using the presence of
international observers to bring a measure of protection to local human
rights activists and displaced communities. PBI has an orientation day
on 18th October for anyone interested in joining the teams overseas, or
the Australian Country Group based in Melbourne.

The New Ballroom
7:30pm Thursday, October 2nd
FREE Entry
More info on Peace Brigades International - Ph: 9415 8700, Email:

Fresh from another sold-out Comedy Festival show, The Axis of Stupidity,
Australia's answer to Rod Quantock returns to Trades Hall for the
seventh of his annual State of the Nation addresses, Baghdad Nights.
This is quintessential Quantock. It's a rambling, shambling, hilarious
look at . . . well, everything that's wrong with your world.

If you find commercial current affairs too superficial and the ABC too
cerebral then Quantock's blend of fact and funny is just what you need.
Quantock works backwards from the blood and bombs of day-to-day life in
Bush's Iraq, unravelling the threads of deceit and conceit, conspiracy
and complicity, lies and lunacy that pass for politics today.

WARNING: Baghdad Nights may contain some Andrew Bolt!

8pm - The New Council Chambers
Tuesday - Saturday, Oct 7th until Nov 8th
$15 ONLY PREVIEWS - Tues Oct 7th, Weds Oct 8th & Thurs Oct 9th
Season Tickets Tues to Thurs $25 Full/ $15 Conc, Fri & Sat $30 Full/ $20
Conc + bf
Ticketek Bookings Ph: 132 849 or visit

presented by New Mercury Theatre
A Melbourne Fringe Festival event
Iranian refugee Shahin Shafaei's acclaimed one man show Refugitive,
about the 22 months he spent incarcerated in the Curtin Detention
Centre, has been touring nationally and now comes to Melbourne for the
Fringe Festival.

An acclaimed actor and playwright in Iran, 29 year old Shahin was forced
to flee his country after a play he wrote was deemed anti-government.
Shahin's journey took him to Australia via Malaysia and Indonesia where
the boat he was travelling on was intercepted at Ashmore Reef. He was
taken to the infamous Curtin Detention Centre near Port Hedland (WA)
where a new struggle for survival began.

7pm - The Old Council Chambers
Monday - Sunday, Sept 25th until Oct 12th
Tickets $15 Full/ $12 Conc/ $8 Children
Fringe Bookings Ph: 8412 8777 or visit

presented by Smart Arts Productions
A Melbourne Fringe Festival event
  From chicks to chooks, and all the disasters in between! Tragic at
their Age presents a show for the mature fringe dweller. A fun night of
women behaving badly, struggling to hold back the ravages of time and
gravity, but succeeding only in growing old disgracefully and resisting
all attempts to embrace their inner chook.

Tragic at their Age will leave the audience with an inner glow, knowing
that their own lives are nowhere near as tragic as those of our three

Tragic at their Age is a 'best of' the hugely popular shows by Maureen
Sherlock, 'Molls' & 'Housewives Playtime', which enjoyed two sell-out
seasons each in Adelaide.

8:30pm - The Old Council Chambers
Tuesday - Saturday, Sept 25th until Oct 11th
Tickets $15 Full/ $10 Conc
Fringe Bookings Ph: 8412 8777 or visit

presented by Baggage Productions
A Melbourne Fringe Festival event
Using a minimum of props and costumes, these shows rely instead on the
sharpness of the writing and skill of the performers to bring to life
the array of characters and situations in the spotlight. This minimalism
facilitates a cracking pace, constantly surprising and delighting
audiences, and is a trademark of Baggage Productions. Undomesticated is
no exception.

"The show  is performed slickly and is sharply directed, but its best
feature is the writing, which, with its wit and perception, is strongly
character driven and does not simply chase laughs . . . it is as moving
as it is unexpected." Jim Murphy - The Age (30/9/03)

10pm - The Old Council Chambers
Wednesday - Saturday, Sept 25th until Oct 11th
Tickets $17 Full/ $14 Conc
Fringe Bookings Ph: 8412 8777 or visit

54 Victoria St (Cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
more info visit


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