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Unexpected Passions

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We all know Jonathan Franzen is a twitcher. But did you know Tom Hanks likes to collect 1940s typewriters? Or that Johnny Depp likes to play with dolls?

Sadly, Tom and the two Johnnies couldn’t be here, but Sam Pang has persuaded some almost as familiar faces to reveal their unlikely obsessions. Joining him will be Noni Hazlehurst and David Bridie.

Featuring

Sam Pang

Sam Pang is a writer, presenter and broadcaster. His television credits include the hugely popular Santo, Sam and Ed’s Cup Fever and SBS’s coverage of The Eurovision Song Contest. 2012 sees Sam co-hosting Santo, Sam and Ed’s Sports Fever on Channel 7 and will also be seen in Agony Uncles on AB... Read more

Noni Hazlehurst

Noni Hazlehurst is one of Australia’s favourite actors and presenters. The much-loved Playschool presenter, Better Homes and Gardens host, and celebrated film, theatre and TV actress has enjoyed a wide-ranging career. The winner of four AFIs (Little Fish, Waiting At The Royal, Fran and Monkey Grip... Read more

David Bridie

Seven-time ARIA award-winning songwriter and composer David Bridie has enjoyed a distinguished career as one of Australia’s most innovative musicians. His repertoire as a recording artist, soundtrack composer, producer, lyricist, expert in the music of Melanesia, and as a uniquely Australian songw... Read more

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The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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