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Everyone’s got a Story: Kings Cross - Power to the People, 1970s

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Kings Cross Library

Level 2 50-52 Darlinghurst Road

Kings Cross

Sydney, New South Wales 2011

Australia

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This event is currently booked out. Come along and join our 'walk up' queue on the day - we open up all empty seats 5 minutes before the event starts. Hope to see you there!

Join iconic and ‘ordinary’ locals as they bring Kings Cross’ unique character to life with stories, live music and film. This special series produced by artist and performer, Vashti Hughes, will take us on a journey through the decades.

The 1970s saw the Cross in the grips of change. Taking on the developers, ‘the people’ eventually halted plans to build the Towers along Victoria Street. Amidst the sexual revolution and the rise of women’s rights, gay pride came to the Cross in a pivotal protest that gave birth to the Mardi Gras.

Meet some of our storytellers

Vashti Hughes
Vashti has a gift for character. With Kings Cross as her stamping ground, she’s played a variety of roles and curated cabarets. Her latest show, Piccolo Tales, set in the Piccolo Café Bar, celebrates the colourful characters of the Cross.

Elizabeth Burton
Elizabeth shares her first-hand stories about the golden age of stripping in the Cross. Living at the heart of late-night culture, her dancing took her to Vietnam and America.

Ian Millis
In the 70s, this artist, activist and longtime local helped save the integrity of the the Cross in the face of the Victoria Street development.

Jeannie Lewis
To add some song to the stories, feminist and activist, Jeannie, will be performing.

Mandy Sayer
Growing up on Victoria St, Mandy has since published 5 works of non-fiction largely set in the Cross. This Vogel Award winner still resides in the neighbourhood.

Vittorio Bianchi
As the colourful owner of the 62-year-old Piccolo Bar, a Kings Cross institution, Vittorio has seen it all.

Vashti and Vittorio will give a short performance about the Cross in the 70s from Piccolo Tales.

Free event suitable for 18+. Bookings are essential as tickets are limited.

Kings Cross Library is wheelchair friendly.

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Kings Cross Library

Level 2 50-52 Darlinghurst Road

Kings Cross

Sydney, New South Wales 2011

Australia

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