Thursday, 1 February 2018

Adela Pankhurst revisited

I have written about Adela Pankhurst before and I hope by now you have heard of the recent street opera project, Serenading Adela. The performance has been and gone now, but it’s been an amazing community project, commissioned by the Brunswick Coburg Anti-Conscription Centenary Group and funded by Creative Victoria with support from the City of Moreland, the Victorian Trades Hall Council, the CPSU (Victoria Branch) and a number of individual donors.

Its world premiere was held in the Pentridge courtyard on 7 January 2018, exactly one hundred years after the events it depicts. Jeannie Marsh was the artistic director and Lisa-Marie Parker played the part of Adela. You can see images of the performances at Pentridge and elsewhere here and read more about the project and the activities of the Brunswick Coburg Anti-Conscription Centenary Group here.

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