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Yirramboi Festival: A Little Piece of Heaven

May 8 - May 11

A Little Piece of Heaven is the story of Uncle Dick and Aunty Ruth Carney, Wiradjuri Elders and active members of the Narromine community. The couple has led a truly extraordinary life in country New South Wales. In 55 years of marriage, Uncle Dick and Aunty Ruth Carney have experienced loss and triumph, learned and grown together, and built a life that is a testament to their endurance, generosity and love. A Little Piece of Heaven is their first work as playwrights and actors.

From humble beginnings on a campsite near Warren, the story moves through the western shearing sheds and the dances where Dick faces rejection and finds acceptance, to Narromine, where the shearer finds a home, a community, and enduring love.

‘We always dance together. When I’m too fast she pulls me up, when I’m too slow, she goes, “Come on”, but we do it together.’ – Dick Carney

Wednesday 8 – Friday 10 May, 7pm
Saturday 11 May, 2pm
VENUE: FCAC Performance
Full $25 / Concession $15
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders: FREE

Book now: https://bit.ly/2U5rKDD

Footscray Community Arts Centre presents an Orana Arts production, in partnership with Brown Cab Productions and Yirramboi Festival.


May 8
May 11


Footscray Community Arts Centre
45 Moreland Street
Footscray, VIC 3011
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