Talks & Ideas

Talks & Ideas

A selection of Talks & Ideas events from the Sydney Opera House archive.

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  • The Wendy McCarthy Effect: All About Women 2022

    Wendy McCarthy
    Hosted by Larissa Behrendt

    Wendy McCarthy is one of Australian feminism's heroes. She shares her remarkable life and achievements, and the lessons she has learned - and taught us all.

    From country schoolgirl to relentless national campaigner for women and children; from passiona...

  • We've Got This: All About Women 2022

    Debra Keenahan, Elly-May Barnes & Eliza Hull
    Moderated by Lisa Cox

    How do two parents who are blind take their children to the park? How is a mother with dwarfism treated when she walks her child down the street? How do Deaf parents know when their baby cries in the night? These are the challen...

  • In Colour - A Dialogue with Rising Artists: All About Women 2022

    Yeena Kirkbright, Aveesha Ash, Winnie Dunn and Randa Abdel-Fatta

    All About Women has partnered with Western Sydney-based literacy movement Sweatshop on an emerging writers mentorship program for women and non-binary First Nations, culturally and linguistically diverse writers. For the first time...

  • Isabel Allende: The Soul of a Woman - All About Women 2021

    A personal journey with one of our greatest writers.
    With Isabel Allende.
    Presented at All About Women, 7 March 2021, 3:30pm AEST
    Tickets $15

    Join Isabel Allende, prolific writer and lifelong feminist, as she maps the movement across continents, cultures, and centuries. What incredible things h...

  • Isabel Allende: The Soul of a Woman - All About Women 2021 - Accessible Stream

    A personal journey with one of our greatest writers.
    With Isabel Allende.
    Presented at All About Women, 7 March 2021, 3:30pm AEST
    Tickets $15

    Join Isabel Allende, prolific writer and lifelong feminist, as she maps the movement across continents, cultures, and centuries. What incredible things h...

  • Caitlin Moran: More than a Woman - All About Women 2021

    A feminist handbook for middle age.
    With Caitlin Moran.
    Presented at All About Women, 7 March 2021, 6pm AEST
    Tickets $15

    Ten years since Caitlin Moran's blockbuster memoir How To Be A Woman, she's juggling ageing parents, teenage daughters, and a bigger bum. How is one of our best-loved feminis...

  • Caitlin Moran: More than a Woman - All About Women 2021 (Auslan)

    A feminist handbook for middle age.
    With Caitlin Moran.
    Presented at All About Women, 7 March 2021, 6pm AEST
    Tickets $15

    Ten years since Caitlin Moran's blockbuster memoir How To Be A Woman, she's juggling ageing parents, teenage daughters, and a bigger bum. How is one of our best-loved feminis...

  • How smart is Artificial Intelligence? All About Women 2021

    The hidden problems of Artificial Intelligence.
    With Kate Crawford.
    Presented at All About Women, 7 March 2021, 4:45pm AEST
    Tickets $15

    Artificial Intelligence systems are trained to represent, interpret and codify human beings. But does the process of classification itself carry implicit bias? ...

  • How smart is Artificial Intelligence? All About Women 2021 (Auslan)

    The hidden problems of Artificial Intelligence.
    With Kate Crawford.
    Presented at All About Women, 7 March 2021, 4:45pm AEST
    Tickets $15

    Artificial Intelligence systems are trained to represent, interpret and codify human beings. But does the process of classification itself carry implicit bias?...

  • White Feminism - All About Women 2021

    How does consumerist liberal feminism leave women behind?
    With Koa Beck.
    Presented at All About Women, 7 March 2021, 1pm AEST
    Tickets $15

    White feminism is an ideology that seeks individual power over community wellbeing. Join author Koa Beck for a look at the racism embedded in much of the mov...

  • White Feminism - All About Women 2021 (Auslan)

    How does consumerist liberal feminism leave women behind?
    With Koa Beck.
    Presented at All About Women, 7 March 2021, 1pm AEST
    Tickets $15

    White feminism is an ideology that seeks individual power over community wellbeing. Join author Koa Beck for a look at the racism embedded in much of the move...

  • Sex Work & Feminism - All About Women 2021

    Beyond the binary of exploited or empowered.
    With Tilly Lawless, Jules Kim and Chantell Martin.
    Presented at All About Women, 7 March 2021, 2:15pm AEST
    Tickets $15

    Sex workers are tired of being spoken for. You're invited to listen to these voices from the sex worker community and consider why ...

  • Sex Work & Feminism - All About Women (Auslan)

    Beyond the binary of exploited or empowered.
    With Tilly Lawless, Jules Kim and Chantell Martin.
    Presented at All About Women, 7 March 2021, 2:15pm AEST
    Tickets $15

    Sex workers are tired of being spoken for. You're invited to listen to these voices from the sex worker community and consider why ...

  • Men Who Hate Women - All About Women 2021

    Incels. Pick-up-artists. MRAs. The misogynists are joining forces.
    With Laura Bates.
    Presented at All About Women, 7 March 2021, 10:30am AEST
    Tickets $15

    Online trolls aren't just playing around. When the Everyday Sexism founder, Laura Bates, became their target, she went deep into investigatin...

  • Men Who Hate Women - All About Women 2021 (Auslan)

    Incels. Pick-up-artists. MRAs. The misogynists are joining forces.
    With Laura Bates.
    Presented at All About Women, 7 March 2021, 10:30am AEST
    Tickets $15

    Online trolls aren't just playing around. When the Everyday Sexism founder, Laura Bates, became their target, she went deep into investigating...

  • Life: A Survival Guide - All About Women 2021

    Radical tips for finding peace among global upheaval
    With Mary Hoang & Christine Jackman.
    Presented at All About Women, 7 March 2021, 11:45am AEST
    Tickets $15

    Life is messy - especially during a pandemic. How do we survive? Our expert panellists are here to help us build a toolbox for mental wel...

  • Life: A Survival Guide - All About Women 2021 (Auslan)

    Radical tips for finding peace among global upheaval
    With Mary Hoang & Christine Jackman.
    Presented at All About Women, 7 March 2021, 11:45am AEST
    Tickets $15

    Life is messy - especially during a pandemic. How do we survive? Our expert panellists are here to help us build a toolbox for mental we...

  • On Creativity: Pasi Sahlberg, Lynette Wallworth & Jessie Tu

    How can we nurture innovation and creativity to rise to the challenges of the 21st century, and allow space for creative thinking? Hear from visionary artists, authors and filmmakers on how they use creative problem solving to meet challenges in their life and work. Presented by the UNSW Centre f...

  • Yumi Stynes | Ideas at the House

    From her breakthrough role as a VJ on Channel V in the early 2000s to her wildly popular podcasts and best-selling books, Yumi Stynes has been a pop culture fixture on Australian screens and airwaves for the past two decades. Here, she chats with Edwina Throsby about her rich and varied career: m...

  • Lillian Ahenkan (aka Flex Mami) | Ideas at the House

    Entrepreneur, author, TV host, DJ, model, social media superstar: is there anything that Lillian Ahenkan can’t do? In this lively, inspiring conversation, Edwina Throsby speaks with Ahenkan – better known as FlexMami – about her path to modern stardom, delving into her unique life philosophy, ind...

  • Tilly Lawless | Ideas at the House

    In this candid one-on-one conversation, Edwina Throsby meets Tilly Lawless, sex worker, activist and author of newly released contemporary fiction novel ‘Nothing But My Body’, whose honesty and outspoken advocacy has earned her a dedicated community of followers.

    The wide-ranging discussion tra...

  • Ione Skye | Ideas at the House

    A Generation X icon, actress Ione Skye has spent a lifetime inside the world of music and celebrity – and has the stories to show for it. Edwina Throsby sits down with the vibrant star of Say Anything, River’s Edge and Gas, Food, Lodging for a conversation about her life and career, including her...

  • Nigella Lawson | A Celebration of Home Cooking

    Recorded at Sydney Opera House, January 2018

    Nigella Lawson knows that food brings people together. The much-loved home cook returned to the Opera House in January 2018 after a sold out event in 2016, with recipes and stories as entertaining as they are nourishing.

    Nigella covers everything fro...

  • Yotam Ottolenghi | Keeping Cooking Simple

    Duration: 55 minutes
    Recorded at Sydney Opera House, January 2019

    It’s hard to remember what we used to cook before Yotam Ottolenghi burst into our culinary consciousness. From his introduction of bold new flavours and ingredients, to his consistent foregrounding of vegetables in his meals, Otto...