Croxton Uniting Church, 326 St Georges Road, Thornbury
Join us at Simba Sessions for another stunning line-up of artists in our candle and lamp-lit space. Through an introspective night of poetry, music and storytelling our artists explore ‘The nature of ‘I' in pieces'. Veggie and vegan food in the wine soaked warmth. $10 entry. 8pm. Wheelchair accessible. Hope to see you there!
Trixi Rosa is a writer and performance artist from Punakaiki, Aotearoa (NZ). She has surrendered to a tender unravelling and a restless joy that just can't be held. Her art bleeds personal experience, both lived and perceived. It carves an awkward inquiry into the intersections of identity and the endless pursuit of place. Through words and body, she shares stories of struggle and survival, resilience and resistance; stories of family, love and sexuality. In 2017 she won the People’s Choice Award at the Melbourne Spoken Word Prize and in 2018 she was a Slamalamadingdong Grand Slam finalist.
Joyce Prescher is a Dutch-born, Melbourne based folk artist. With poetic lyrics and haunting melodies she explores hardship and distance, death and love. Strong influences of alternative-country and Americana flow through her work, beckoning the stillness of fireside reverie and a good bottle or wine.
Lachlan Hawkins is an accomplished drummer turned handpan-singer songwriter. His memorising and hypnotic melodic rhythms soothe soul as his lyrics press deeper into themes of belonging, self acceptance and loss. The recent release of his album ‘No Enemy Within’ brings him to Victorian shores to to practice the magic of his subtle arts.
New Zealander Francesca Mountfort is a classically trained cellist and composer based in Melbourne, Australia. Her unique brand of music incorporates classical, electronic and ambient elements into a melting pot that transcends time and place. Thenmusic from her most recent album is an exploration of raven spirituality, inspired by folklore beliefs that the raven is a mythical creature, a mediator animal between life and death, able to pass between realms.