John Shaw Neilson

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The Altona-Laverton Historical Society in partnership with the Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre and the John Shaw Neilson Society are pleased to present two events in March.

John Shaw Neilson is arguably one of Australia’s best poets but unfortunately he has lacked the recognition that he deserved.

The first is an ‘Afternoon with John Shaw Neilson’ on Saturday 16 March, 2 pm to 4 pm at the Louis Joel Gallery, 5 Sargood St Altona. This event is free, but books are essential. The afternoon will shed some light on the man, his life, his poetry and his connection with the Western suburbs.

The second is the ‘Orange Tree Concert’ on Sunday 17 March at 1 pm, a delightful afternoon of John Shaw Neilson’s poetry to music. entry for this event is $15 which includes an afternoon tea. The concert will also be held at the Louis Joel Gallery, 5 Sargood St Altona. Bookings as essential so for either event please contact the Louis Joel Centre on 9398 2511 or email: