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GALAs 2015: For Five. A Gala for five year olds with Julia Donaldson.
What’s a fifth birthday celebration without something just perfect for five year olds?
We invited children’s author and entertainer Julia Donaldson, creator of The Gruffalo, to take young readers on a musical and storytelling adventure – along with her many creations, including the Gruffalo.
This is a wonderful opportunity for kids be entertained by a favourite children’s author, and…
GALAs 2015: On Five. A Gala Night of Storytelling.
2015 marks the Wheeler Centre’s fifth birthday, and to celebrate, we bring you a very special chapter of our beloved annual tradition: A Gala Night of Storytelling.
A dozen of Australia’s best writers and storytellers came together in the Melbourne Town Hall on one big night, to share their take on a central theme: ‘five’.
You'll hear stories from Maxine Beneba…
GALAs 2015: In Five. A Gala Debate on 2020.
As part of our fifth birthday celebrations, we presented a unique headline debate with two sides, just one team – and nothing less than our future at stake.
The central question: where will we be as a society in five years’ time? Should we feel hopeful, or should we feel despair?
In four minute bursts, our panel of five prominent…
Join national treasure and literary icon Thomas Keneally as he discusses his work, past and present with historian and writer Robyn Annear.
2014 is the fiftieth anniversary of Thomas Keneally’s first novel. He was the first Australian to win a Booker Prize (for Schindler’s Ark, filmed as Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning Schindler’s List). He won the Miles Franklin twice.
The Hard Sell: Dee Madigan on Political Advertising
In the lead-up to the 2014 Victorian state election, advertising expert Dee Madigan (Gruen Planet) gave us the inside running on how political advertising works, why negative ads strike a chord, the secrets of spin, and more. In conversation with Ben Birchall.
Find out how politicians use journalists who use politicians, how gender plays into it, and what…
Question time: Transport
As our cities get more crowded, our transport infrastructure ages, and climate change brings new challenges, transport looms large as a knotty policy issue. What is happening at the cutting edge of public transport, and clean car technology? What’s the state of Australia’s public transport systems and road transport network – and why do we always have to choose one…
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