The Festival of a Thousand Stories continues today with lots more on the agenda:
Writing workshops at the Bourke library: Joining Bill “Swampy” Marsh today is ABC Open’s Alison Plasto who is looking to encourage more locals in their monthly writing challenges. From 10am at the Bourke Library.
Historical town tours with historian Paul Roe
Tuesday 10.30am -11.30am: Join Paul on Tuesday morning at Bourke’s Historic Court House as he gives a bit of the history of the building, along with stories of bushrangers and the brave police who hunted them down.
Tuesday 3pm – 4pm and Friday 10.30am – 11.30am: The Bourke cemetery dates back to 1862 and in this tour, Paul will detail the lives of some of the characters buried there from Afghan Cameleers, Riverboat captains, murdered police officers to world-renowned eye surgeon Fred Hollows.
All this week at Diggers on the Darling!
**And TONIGHT don’t miss the WORLD PREMIERE of LOOKING FOR LAWSON at the Port of Bourke Hotel!**
“Lawson’s life in word and song composed and performed at the piano by JOHN THORN, with DAVID McCUBBIN (narrator) and Professor JOHN BARNES (guest lecturer).”