Epic Conversations: The Iliad (Out Loud)

Four Winds are all busy scheduling, confirming, promoting their festival for this year, recruiting, sanding, painting and cutting the grass, with great anticipation and excitement. Organisers say that with all the recent rain, the site is looking glorious. "We cannot wait to welcome everyone back to Barragga Bay for Lindy Hume’s sensational program. Lindy has a few surprises in store for us this year, not least the addition of contemporary dance, a bevy of local talent and some live theatre. Over the three evenings of the Festival, Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th, the Sound Shell and amphitheatre will be the setting for a wonderful rendition of Homer’s famous, ageless and epic tale ‘The Iliad’, in William Zappa’s ‘The Iliad (Out Loud)’.

In the lead up to the Easter weekend Four Winds are hosting some intimate and tantalising tasters of ‘The Iliad’ performances, with Lindy and William. An Epic Conversation: two free events for a taste of things to come.

South Coast Locals Lindy Hume and William Zappa invite you to join them in a conversation

As friends, south coast neighbours and colleagues, Lindy Hume and William Zappa have a lot in common, including their love of storytelling. As Lindy says "This is such a powerful story and Zappa tells it wonderfully. He is such an extraordinary narrator and actor, that he sweeps us into this incredible landscape of war, love, power-games and flawed humanity in a way that has you hanging on every word. “Thrillingly, Zappa's The Iliad (Out Loud), the three-night epic he brings to the Four Winds Sound Shell, is a rare opportunity for festival audiences to experience this ancient tale as it was originally heard, outdoors under the sky and close to the sea. Can't wait!" In this preview discussion, William and Lindy will discuss this theatrical treatment of the work, you will hear the inside story of the creative process before being treated to Zappa reading some juicy excerpts of The Iliad (Out Loud). Four Winds presents two opportunities to enjoy these intimate conversations, absolutely free: Friday 19th February, 4.30pm at the Tathra Hotel, Tathra Saturday 20th February, 11am at the Four Winds Sound Shell, Barragga Bay. Note these are free events but require registration. Follow the ticketing link here. Lindy says "If you haven’t been to our Sound Shell yet, this is a wonderful way to experience the beauty of our festival site, without the crowds. Bring a picnic basket, bring the whole family the whole family and recline on the grasses amongst the spotted gums and birdsong, enjoying the ancient magic of story-telling.

"The Iliad (Out Loud) will be presented on our Sound Shell stage over 3 nights at Easter".