Talks & Ideas

Talks & Ideas

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

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Talks & Ideas
  • 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...

  • Bill Granger on Australian Food | From Our House To Yours

    Crowned the ‘Egg Master of Sydney’ and ‘creator of avocado toast’, Bill Granger is renowned as the restauranteur who brought laid-back Australian cafe culture to the world, and is beloved by family cooks and culinary sophisticates alike.

    The empire that is ‘bills’ began with the original Darling...

  • Annabel Crabb and Adam Liaw | From Our House To Yours

    Recorded at Sydney Opera House, May 2020

    Join Annabel Crabb and Adam Liaw for a glorious romp through the perils of the pantry, the hazards of the hotplate, and the celebration that greets the perfect sourdough. Mealtimes are the centrepiece of many social events, how has that changed with resta...

  • Welcome to Country by Aunty Rhonda Dixon-Grovenor | Yarning Country

    A Welcome to Country by Aunty Rhonda Dixon-Grovenor live at the Sydney Opera House for Yarning Country, a night of storytelling, dance and song on Gadigal land. Curated by Warlpiri woman Rachael Hocking.

  • Uncle Vic Simms | Yarning Country

    Uncle Vic Simms is a Bidjigal man and singer-songwriter from La Perouse, who did his first professional performance in 1957 at age 11. While incarcerated in Bathurst Gaol he learnt how to play guitar and started writing songs, recording and releasing an album called The Loner. It has been describ...

  • Jeanine Leane | Yarning Country

    Jeanine Leane is a Wiradjuri writer, poet and academic from southwest New South Wales. Jeanine was the recipient of the University of Canberra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Poetry Prize, and she has won the Oodgeroo Noonucal Prize for Poetry twice (2017 & 2019). Her second volume of poetr...

  • DRMNGNOW | Yarning Country

    DRMNGNOW is a proud Yorta Yorta artist unpacking decolonial content, exploring Indigenous rights and culture via the mediums of hip hop and experimental electronic elements. An electrifying artist with a grass roots ethic and big picture vision, that is driven by aspirations of First Nations libe...