This is an event from 1 year, 2 months, 22 days, 18 hours, and 51 minutes ago. If you missed it, you can catch up on this recording of the event.

Part of an 8 event series

Words and music

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at The Substation

Katie Noonan and Michael Leunig

All of our lives have soundtracks. We cherish certain songs that have meant something to us in our lives, lyrics that have helped us through tough times and inspired us to do better, or think differently. Similarly, everyone has a shortlist of seminal books, or short stories, or poems that have made a difference to them – pieces of writing that have formed who they are.

Who do our favourite writers listen to? What do the musicians we admire love to read? In the first of a brand new ongoing series, legendary cartoonist and cultural treasure Michael Leunig, and much-loved singer songwriter Katie Noonan discuss their inspirations. Michael will highlight two pieces of music that have inspired his writing and illustrations, while Katie tells us about two pieces of writing that have helped shape her musical direction. We eavesdrop on their exchange of treasures, and the conversation that ensues.

This event is hosted by Genevieve Lacey, at The Substation in Newport.

Who?

Portrait of Michael Leunig

Michael Leunig

Michael Leunig has been drawing and writing for Australian newspapers since 1965. He was born in Melbourne and now lives on a farm in north-eastern Victoria. His work has been widely published overseas and has been adapted in Australia for television, theatre and radio.

Portrait of Katie Noonan

Katie Noonan

Katie Noonan’s technical mastery and pure voice makes her one of Australia’s most versatile and beloved vocalists.

Portrait of Genevieve Lacey

Genevieve Lacey

Genevieve Lacey is a recorder virtuoso, serial collaborator and artistic director. Passionate about contemporary music, she creates possibilities and contexts for new music, people and ideas.

Words and music

All of our lives have soundtracks. We cherish certain songs that have meant something to us in our lives, lyrics that have helped us through tough times and inspired us to do better, or think differently. Similarly, everyone has a shortlist of seminal books, or short stories, or poems that have made a difference to them – pieces of writing that have formed who they are.

Who do our favourite writers listen to? What do the musicians we admire love to read? In each event, our guest writer will highlight two pieces of music that have inspired their writing, while our guest musician tells us about two pieces of writing that have helped shape their musical direction. We eavesdrop on their exchange of treasures, and the conversation that ensues.

Where?

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