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Siobhan McHugh: Audio Storytelling and the Affective Power of Voice


Oral historian Siobhaán McHugh talks us through the primal and intimate nature of soundscapes, sharing her favourite ‘driveway moments’ in a presentation that showcases the power of audio storytelling.


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 $15 lunchboxes in the Performance Space from 12.20pm.


Siobhan McHugh

Siobhán McHugh is a documentary-maker, oral historian, and writer, whose work has won prestigious awards, including the NSW Premier’s Prize for non-fiction and a gold medal at the New York Radio Festival. Her social histories of the Snowy Mountains Scheme (The Snowy – The People Behind the Powe... Read more


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