Working with Words: Ed Ayres
We spoke with author, music teacher and broadcaster Ed Ayres about writing and music.
Scalia/Ginsburg: An Opera by Derrick Wang and Across the Aisle: A Panel Discussion on Justice and Jurisprudence
Join us for an unforgettable evening in the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens, as we honour the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a panel conversation and the Australian premiere of Derrick Wang’s opera Scalia/Ginsburg.
Scalia/Ginsburg is a comic opera about the close and unlikely friendship between US Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia. The…
No Friend but the Mountains: A Symphonic Song Cycle
Thumbed on a phone. Smuggled out. Thousands of text messages. The near impossibility of its existence. On Nauru and Manus Island, they live in a zoo of cruelty.
No Friend But the Mountains, Behrouz Boochani’s multi award-winning book which chronicles his perilous journey as an asylum seeker and his forced detention on Manus Island, was the inspiration behind this…
Love is Strong as Death: Poems spoken and sung by Paul Kelly
Introducing Love is Strong as Death: Poems spoken and sung by Paul Kelly, a special series of intimate performances.
The Leap Year
7 Sian Prior on loss
Professor Margot Prior was a pioneer in the advancement of autism research in Australia. She was also a multi-talented talented musician, and a loving mother. Her life ended when she contracted the coronavirus in an aged care facility this year. In this episode, Sally Warhaft speaks to Margot’s daughter, Sian Prior – a writer and memoirist – about Margot's wonderful life, and Sian's personal experience of loss during this most difficult year.
Content warning: this episode includes discussions of death and illness.
The Leap Year
4 Robyn Archer on looking forward
Robyn Archer AO is a singer, performer, writer, artistic director and public advocate for the arts. She was first introduced to the topic of resilience by Dr Brian Walker, who writes, ‘Bouncing back is not resilience – this means nothing has been learned.’
In this interview, Robyn talks to Sally Warhaft about what the arts industry can learn from the Covid-19 pandemic.
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