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Up Late: Where Has All The Money Gone?


After the sun sets, settle in for an evening of daring conversation, provocative performance and radical ideas about the one thing that makes the world go round - money.

About the Event

For our inaugural Up Late event we’re diving deep into the social purse to ask the question on all our lips – where has all our money gone? – with special guests Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Hernan Diaz; sustainable fashion expert Clare Press; and writer and poet Dan Hogan.

With host Linda Bull, they’ll investigate what it truly means to lead a lucrative life and dissect the culture of capitalism that equates happiness with financial success, setting us all up to fail.

Featuring soapbox monologues, a priceless appearance by award-winning performer Simone Page Jones, and an enlightening audience-led Q+A, don’t miss the chance to stay Up Late with us for Spring Fling and experience an evening that will enrich your mind and expand your horizons.


Full Price $25
Concession $20
Pay What You Wish tickets are available for this event

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Single tickets on sale from 10am Monday 7 August.


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About Spring Fling

Spring Fling returns in 2023, and this year we’re going Above and Beyond.

We’re looking further, delving deeper, and asking bigger questions with outstanding thinkers who are reshaping our world and envisioning extraordinary futures.

Spring Fling is supported by the Victorian State Government.


Spring Fling


Linda Bull

The richness of Linda’s Tongan heritage has shaped her musical talent since birth. Traditional Tongan music and dance filled Linda’s childhood home, enhanced by her family’s ties to the close-knit Melbourne Tongan community. From a young age Linda was coached by her mother to harmonise... Read more

Hernan Diaz

Hernan Diaz is the Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Trust. Translated into more than thirty languages, Trust also received the Kirkus Prize, was longlisted for the Booker Prize, and was named one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, The Washi... Read more

Dan Hogan

Dan Hogan (they/them) is a writer from San Remo, NSW (Awabakal and Worimi Country). They currently live and work on Dharug and Gadigal Country (Sydney). Dan’s debut book of poetry, Secret Third Thing, was released by Cordite Books in 2023. Their writing has appeared in Overland, Meanjin, Jacob... Read more

Clare Press

Clare Press is a sustainable fashion expert, author and podcaster. With a background in journalism, previously she was the world’s first Vogue sustainability editor. Her podcast, Wardrobe Crisis, based on her 2016 book of the same name, is now in its 9th series. Her fourth book, Wear Nex... Read more

Simone Page Jones

Simone Page Jones is a professional sweetheart with a set of pipes that could shatter your glassware – approach with caution! She is also an award-winning performer, singer, actor, writer and director.


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