Recent events available on Podcast

Is Australia's Democracy Healthy?

25 January 2019,

Quentin Dempster, Kristina Keneally and Andrew Jakubowicz

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Morris Gleitzman, Australian Children's Laureate in conversation with Sarah Macdonald

16 February 2020,

Morris Gleitzman is a bestselling children’s author whose books explore serious and sometimes confronting subjects in funny and unexpected ways. He began his career as a writer with The Norman Gunston Show, and became well- known through his columns in The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, and Good Weekend, and is currently working on the final book in the Once series of children’s novels set during the Second World War. Morris’ influence as a storyteller and thinker reaches across generations. As the previous Australian Children’s Laureate Morris has continued to promote the importance of reading, creativity and story in the lives of young Australians.

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Conversations about Death & Dying 2019

25 May 2019, 9:00am-4:00pm

Thank you to Michael Barbato, Margaret Rice, Kelly Arthurs, Shayne Higson, Kath Breusch, Annabelle Peacock, Joanna Goodwin, Maryanne Larkin, Dr Chris Basten and Simon Thomsen. Thank you to our MC Vashti Whitfield who you will also hear in these sound recordings. Thank you to everyone who attended the event!

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Margaret Fink in conversation with Catherine Du Peloux Menage - 2019

17 February 2019, 2:00pm-5:00pm

During Seniors Week 2019 we welcomed Margaret Fink, producer of My Brilliant Career and Catherine du Peloux Menage, founder of St Albans Writers Festival, in conversation.

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Creative Women - 2019

9 March 2019, 9:00am-4:30pm

A day of conversation with Jo Neville, Tracy Lines, Kim Pearce, Kath Davis, Diana Jenkins, Sally Scales, Skye O'Meara, Shannon O'Meara, Harrie Fasher, Anna Bateman, Silvana Azzi Heras, Alexandra Gordon, Imogen Kelly and Cassie Tongue.

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Architecture and Accessibility - 2018

28 September 2018, 9:00am-12:00pm

Presented in association with the Sydney Architecture Festival, this dynamic discussion was on universal design and accessibility, featuring a panel of prominent architects and community members in conversation with presenter Fenella Kernebone.

Is it the developers, planners, consultants, councils, architects or compliance codes?Let’s gobeyond access compliance! Lets create an accessible, useable and livable community today. Read more

Conversations about Death & Dying - 2018

26 May 2018, 9:00am-4:00pm

Everybody brought an open mind and an open heart to a day of conversation about dying and death. Industry experts shared their experience and knowledge in understanding the spectrum of emotions and situations from wellness through illness, palliative care, sudden or traumatic death, dying, bereavement and grief.

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Conversations about Death & Dying - 2017

27 May 2017, 9:00am-4:00pm

“Our inspirational dream is that every individual, community and service provider has the knowledge and capacity to do death well.” Zenith Virago, Natural Death Care Centre

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Creative Women - 2018

10 March 2018, 9:00am-4:30pm

A day of conversation with Nicole Monks, Amala Groom, Amanda Brown, Lindy Morrison, Joanna Goodwin, Pepa Martin, Karen Davis, Emma Blomfield, Emilya Colliver, Jo Kelly, Sara Mansour, Sara Kelly, Cath Derksema and Michele Morcos.

An inspirational and fun day of talks wrestling with the idea of creativity. Once again we delve into what makes creative women tick. Designers, crafters, visual artists, poets and musicians explore their creative process: where to find inspiration, committing to a work practice, discovering the art of collaboration and building an audience or community. Each of the talks cover the speakers’ work and practice. Read more

Creative Women - 2016

5 March 2016, 9:00am-4:30pm

An inspirational and fun day of talks to celebrate International Womens Day with: Shona Wilson and Katherine Roberts, Julie Paterson, Karen McCartney and Tanya Buchanan, Harriet Goodall and Victoria Carey, Victoria Alexander and Carolyn Lockhart, and Kara Rosenlund with Barbara Sweeney.

Shona Wilson in conversation with Katherine Roberts, Senior Curator, Manly Art Gallery Read more

Creative Women 2017 video

11 March 2017 - 7 March 2017, 9:00am-4:00pm

Creative Women 2017 video

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Creative Women - 2017

11 March 2017, 9:00am-4:00pm

We celebrated International Womens Day with a full day of inspirational talks - with Tracey Deep and Amber Creswell-Bell, Sally Campbell and Victoria Alexander, Fiona Katauskas with Sarah Macdonald, Emma Magenta and Cynthia Sciberras, Shannon Sheedy and Natalie Walton, and Nadeena Dixon with Kristina Karasulas.

Tracey Deep in conversation with Amber Creswell-Bell Read more

Wendy Whiteley & Janet Hawley with Costa Georgiadis - 2016

9 September 2016, 9:00am-6:00pm

In Conversation: Wendy Whitley & Janet Hawley with Costa Georgiadis

For more than twenty years Wendy Whiteley has worked to create a public garden at the foot of her harbourside home in Sydney’s Lavender Bay. Read more