Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky’s
CANAKKALE. GALLIPOLI. LEST WE FORGET
Two Cultures. One story. Gallipoli.
Canakkale is what Turkish people call the 1915 war at Gallipoli, and Canakkale. Gallipoli. Lest We Forget is unique music and story theatre that tells the tragic story using both Turkish and Australian song and poetry - Nazim Hikmet , Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Ted Egan and Eric Bogle amongst others.
Created and performed by master storyteller and founding Bushwacker, Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky, Canakkale. Gallipoli. Lest We Forget was originally performed as a lead in to the Dawn Service at Anzac Cove, where it received a rapturous applause from the 8000 people awaiting the sunrise.
Free from the shackles of nationalism it’s the story of how enemy soldiers shared a mutual hell and grew to respect each other – all the while continuing to kill the other - whilst back home the Turkish and Australian women mourned their missing menfolk. It’s also the story of how Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky encountered the friendship that Turks and Australians share today.
Please come on time and plan to stay for the entire show. 75 minutes.
Lest We Forget – Hic Unutmaya Cagiz is ingenious in being able to capture both the Anzac and Turkish experience and present it in a way that it totally accessible, engaging, and respectful, but at the same time quietly theatrical.
(Harvey Broadbent, maker of Gallipoli documentaries)
Newstead Live! (10 Ks from Castlemaine)
Sunday January 25, 1pm
Entry by festival ticket
Newstead Live!: Festival details HERE