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Sad/Angry/Happy

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at The Wheeler Centre

Sad

Grappling with an abiding sorrow? Grinding your teeth when that car cuts you off in the street? Searching for that ever-elusive sense of satisfaction and well-being? If Melbourne’s a city that often experiences four seasons in a day, most of its residents face much the same experience internally.

We’re always in the mood for a good discussion at the Wheeler Centre, but let’s face it - an even temperament is hard to find and even harder to achieve. Over three nights we take a digressive exploration through the tempers and moods of modern life. From the electrical signals and balance of chemicals that fire up our brains, to the social pressures and metaphysical entanglements that drive our behaviour, our panels of experts consider depression and rage, contentment and joy.

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Who?

Portrait of Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie is a writer, comedian and poet with no journalistic qualifications whatsoever. He has a weekly column at Australian news commentary site newmatilda.com, and his writing has appeared in Crikey, The Age and The Punch, among others.

Portrait of Noni Hazlehurst

Noni Hazlehurst

Noni Hazlehurst is one of Australia’s favourite actors and presenters.

Portrait of Andrew Robb

Andrew Robb

Andrew Robb is the Shadow Minister for Finance and Debt Reduction. He was elected to the Federal seat of Goldstein in 2004, and has previously served as Federal Director and Campaign Director of the Liberal Party.

Portrait of Nicole Highet

Nicole Highet

Dr Nicole Highet is the deputy CEO of beyondblue, the national depression initiative, and deputy chair of the perinatal Guidelines Evaluation Advisory Council, which has informed the development of the current draft perinatal guidelines.

Sad/Angry/Happy

Grappling with an abiding sorrow? Grinding your teeth when that car cuts you off in the street? Searching for that ever-elusive sense of satisfaction and well-being? If Melbourne’s a city that often experiences four seasons in a day, most of its residents face much the same experience internally.

We’re always in the mood for a good discussion at the Wheeler Centre, but let’s face it - an even temperament is hard to find and even harder to achieve. Over three nights we take a digressive exploration through the tempers and moods of modern life. From the electrical signals and balance of chemicals that fire up our brains, to the social pressures and metaphysical entanglements that drive our behaviour, our panels of experts consider depression and rage, contentment and joy.

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