Monday 2nd December

Doors open and Food from 6pm
Show at 7pm with Smokey Fields and Friends
Manbaggery at 8pm
End at 9pm

Manbaggery. Mark Swivel and friends.

A Night of Story Telling and Music to raise funds for Barefoot Law (DV and homeless clients)

Manbaggery: A Story
After Together’s Senate campaign in the May election I devoted myself to building up Barefoot Law, an experiment in ‘access to justice’ that’s become ‘what I do’. In September 2019, a play called ‘Avalanche: a Love Story’ ran at the Sydney Theatre Company – that contained an account of my marriage to Julia Leigh, the writer and filmmaker (The Hunter, Sleeping Beauty).  I’ve never said anything about this (or the book it’s based on). It’s time to change that, for one night only, for a good cause – free from bitterness and the risk of defamation! A week after Avalanche closed an old friend died, Richard, who taught me ocean swimming, lived through the events surrounding Avalanche and was at uni with me and Julia. These days I often hear stories from clients that stretch and distress me. The discord and pain, and good things, that
live next door. Manbaggery is a story of loving and dying, the communities we live in … and the stories we choose to tell. It’ll be funny and warm, loving and heartbreaking. Trust me, I’m a lawyer.

Mark Swivel

Music from Our Friends
Smokey Fields with Dodsy and Gully are doing their much loved Woodstock Revisited Show!

About the Night
A bit of a Christmas party, a fundraiser and a story you’ll remember for quite some time. All proceeds to the Barefoot Law Fund at MDNC for our work with clients experiencing domestic violence or homelessness, managed by MDNC. Mainly done by Fiona and Jess.

To book donate at least $20 and put your name please in the Reference here: Limited tix at the door.