Performing arts & pop culture
Fela Kuti: Opposite People
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Fela Kuti’s death. Hosted by PBS presenter Stani Goma, this discussion includes Lagos-based Lemi Ghariokwu, the designer of Fela’s most famous album covers, musician Zvi Belling, and multi-disciplinary artist Stéphanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe. Join them as they discuss the life and complex legacy of this exceptional artist and activist.
Fela Kuti was a legend, a…
The Wheeler Centre
Tin Cans: Jess Ong and Olivia Rosenman
How do you get to know a stranger? Like a thumbprint, your voice is uniquely yours – so why not start there? A collaborative, sound-based call and response, Tin Cans is an exchange between a pair of audio producers – Jess Ong and Olivia Rosenman.
From Darwin to Sydney and back again, listen as they get to know each other, one question at a time.
Presented by Digital Writers' Festival 2017, in partnership with the Wheeler Centre.
State of Play: Political Art in 2017
In Australia for a residency with the Melbourne Fringe, Forest Fringe co-directors Andy Field and Deborah Pearson discuss with host Emily Sexton the intersection of art and politics. Is art inherently political? When are artists seen as legitimate political commentators and when are they dismissed? And, in this politically heated moment in the UK, what do Field and Pearson want…
How do you get to know a stranger? From Digital Writers Festival 2017, Tin Cans eavesdrops on an exchange between a pair of audio producers – who get to know each other, one question at a time.
Harry Who? The True Heroes of Hogwarts
Remember the world before June 1997? If you can't, don't worry; you didn't miss much. The world was a dull, uninspired, basically pointless place. Nobody had ever heard of quidditch or boggarts or kneazles. Hardly anybody even knew how to pronounce 'Hermione'.
Luckily, J.K. Rowling stepped up and fixed everything. By imagining the incredible world of Hogwarts and writing the incomparable seven-book Harry…
The Festival of Questions: What the Hell? The Handmaid’s Tale in 2017
This may not seem ordinary to you now, but after a time it will. It will become ordinary.
Why has The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood’s uniquely disturbing vision of feminist dystopia, struck such a chord in 2017?
Does the overwhelming response to the new TV Handmaid’s Tale series reflect a moment of unprecedented panic among feminists? Or are we waking…
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