Lunchbox / Soapbox
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Despite all the corporate weasel words about leadership, during the election campaign we were glued to our tellies longing for a glimpse of a fully-fledged leader in action. Did either party deliver? What is a leader? What are we hoping for?
Hannie Rayson argues that both Tony and Julia could learn from the theatre, if only to improve their leadership styles.
“Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob.” Oscar Wilde on the 2010 Australian election.
Lunchbox/Soapbox is a simple idea; an old-fashioned Speakers’ Corner in the middle of the city, in the middle of the day. A weekly piece of polemic for lunching folk to chew on. BYO lunch.
Hannie Rayson is a playwright and screenwriter best known for Hotel Sorrento.
We love exploring ideas at the Wheeler Centre, and encouraging others to do the same. That’s why every Thursday lunchtime we hand the microphone over to the great thinkers, dreamers and orators of our time.
With a dazzling range of passionate speakers and unusual topics, our soapbox provides a platform for the eclectic, topical and enlightening stories you won’t hear elsewhere. This is the most memorable lunch break you’ll have all week.
If you’re in need of sustenance of body as well as mind, the MOAT lunch cart will be serving delicious $10 lunchboxes in the Performance Space from 12.20pm.