Floriade NightFest

1.MAGICAL HISTORY TOUR

-a musical journey through Canberra’s cultural institutions, with S&S and Worldly Goods choir

Shortis & Simpson and Worldly Goods Choir take you on a musical journey through the rich vein of Canberra’s cultural institutions. Join them as they uncover precious singable gems from the National Library and Film and Sound Archives, vocalise moving tales from the War Memorial and National Archives, and sing of Prime Ministers who once led our country from what is now the Museum of Australian Democracy. What better way to experience these important stories than through the sound of a large and joyous community choir, and the originality and wit of Shortis and Simpson.

Sat Sept 26, 7.30pm/8.30pm, free after entry

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2.RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARCHIVES

-cabaret meets the rich collections of the National Archives, S&S alone

Shortis and Simpson raid the National Archives and their own vast catalogue of songs to explore some of the major landmarks of the last 100 years- Anzacs, conscription, immigration, Prime Ministers, the Constitution and much more. The Archives rich resource will provide personal stories and interesting gems of information that will perfectly complement the wit and poignancy of Shortis and Simpson’s original and collected songs.

Sun Sept 27, 7.30/8.30pm, free after entry

Coming up…Shortis and Simpson’s only satire show of the year- Not Quite Christmas- Bungendore Woodworks Café, Sat Nov 14, Teatro Vivaldi Dec 4 and 5. More details soon.