A Celebration of John Clarke
On Sunday 2 July, crowds filled the Melbourne Town Hall to pay tribute – and share in the humour of – the late satirist John Clarke. Here, we’re sharing photos and a full audio recording of the event, as well as a rundown of the evening’s programme.
Aunty Carolyn Briggs
Welcome to Country.
A few words on John.
Thank you, welcome, and a little bit about the programme for the evening.
On working with John Clarke.
On working with John as an editor. Ended with John reading from The Even More Complete Book of Australian Verse (CD).
Reading her own poem, ‘John John Morrison Morrison’, heavily influenced by A. A. Milne, whom John believed to be heavily influenced by Australian poet RACV Milne (and whose work, discovered by John, is here).
On reading a poem together.
Affinity Collective: Kristian Winther and Mee Na Lojewski
Maurice Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello (1920-22) II Très vif.
Reading ‘The Resolution of Conflict (concerning the Federated Under Tens’ Association and The Massed Five Year Olds)’ from John’s book, A Complete Dagg.
On John in New Zealand and London.
Telling a story about John going body surfing.
Hot Desk Extract: three approaches to mem*ry
Paul Dalla Rosa on An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life
'Nothing connects humans like fiction'
Giving new life to lost objects
How tiny dioramas brought joy to a locked down world