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…
Eddie Ayres: Danger Music
Eddie Ayres’ new book, Danger Music, tells a story of remarkable personal change and growth. It’s a memoir set against a backdrop of war and set to an eclectic soundtrack of Bach, Beethoven, Abba and the traditional music of Afghanistan.
Three years ago, Eddie Ayres was Emma Ayres – a seasoned adventurer, accomplished musician and much-loved broadcaster at ABC…
The Show of the Year 2017
2017: it's been thrilling; it's been terrible; it's been … a rocky ride.
At the Wheeler Centre's annual Show of the Year, we’re bringing together a stellar line-up of comedians, musicians, writers and raconteurs to remember the year that was.
What happened in 2017? Well, President Donald Trump danced at the Inaugural Ball, Wonder Woman kicked arse and Prince Philip…
Bon Scott: Highway to Hell
According to rock mythology, Bon Scott was more cyclone than man. Legend has the former AC/DC frontman as a womaniser, brawler and drinker; a force of nature whose raspy scream and outrageous stage presence packed arenas across the world during the band’s stratospheric 1970s rise.
In a major new biography of the Australian rock icon, Bon: The Last Highway…
The Sound of Cancer
In some way or other, cancer will touch most Australians’ lives. In 2017, an estimated 131 people will die from cancer every day in this country. A new case is diagnosed every four minutes. Causes and treatments of the disease are the focus of intensive research, but public understanding of cancer is often clouded by fear and misinformation.
Performance Anxiety: Sydney
Pounding heart, shaking hands – it’s not just ordinary people who soak with sweat at the prospect of a public appearance. The list of famous figures who have suffered from crippling nerves includes Rafael Nadal, Barbra Streisand and even Mahatma Gandhi.
At this conversation, hosted by Kate Jinx, we’ll talk about the phenomenon of performance anxiety and what it reveals…
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