Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Pro-Choice Benefit Gig, Globe Theatre, Fortitude Valley, Sat April 17 2010

Pro Choice Action Collective Benefit Gig Poster, April 17 2010

The Pro-Choice Action Collective has organised a benefit gig to support their current campagn for abortion rights in Queensland. The gig is on at the Globe Theatre, 220 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley on Saturday April 17, and doors open at 7pm.

Bands playing at the benfit gig include:

Pear and the Awkward Orchestra: this is the clip for their song "Fallen Woman"

Anarchist Duck, seen here performing "Hell n Back":

Girl with Cake, playing "Strike the Clock" in this video:

Eden Must Burn, playing at the Step Inn in this video:

Ofa Fanaika, of Chocolate Strings

Tickets are $17.50 including booking fee, or $11.50 for concession card holders including booking fee. You can book here through the Oztix website. You can join the Pro-Choice Action Collective's group here on Facebook, and there's a Facebook event for the benefit gig here.

The benefit gig is at the Globe Theatre, 220 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley. Click here for a Google Map with public transport details, and you can click here to look up bus route 370, 375 or 379 timetables, or click here to use the public transport journey planner.

NOTE: Abortion is technically illegal in Queensland. The practical result of a 1986 legal ruling by Judge Mcguire in the case of R v Bayliss & Cullen, based on a 1969 ruling in Victoria, is that abortions can be performed to prevent serious danger to the life or health of a pregnant woman. However this could be overturned by another judge's ruling at any time. Right now, a woman in Cairns faces up to seven years in jail for allegedly using a drug to abort her own pregnancy.


Bron said...

I'll be there!

David J said...

I probably won't unfortunately, I'll be slaving over a hot telephone from 6pm till midnight.