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Everyone’s got a Story: Kings Cross - Saturday Night, 1980s

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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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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.

Going back to the 1980s, the Cross is still the place to let your hair down. The thrill of nightlife is now mixed with an increase of people doing it tough. AIDS and drug-related deaths were fast putting out the party. In the background, sounds were changing and so was fashion and feel.

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.

Tony Mott
As Australia’s leading rock photographer, Tony has had over 30,000 photographs published in 20 countries. Working at all the Cross’ venues, he talks about the 80s music scene.

Celia Curtis
When not painting dinosaurs at Erth, Celia sings with White Knuckle Fever. She’ll be performing some of the hits of the 80s with Ross Johnston.

Ross Johnston
Ex Machine Gun Fellatio, music industry all-rounder, Ross currently writes music and jingles as well as performing. 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 80s from Piccolo Tales. They’ll also be a selection of 80s music clips.

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

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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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