Sublime Science Slam Caberet features Charlie Marshall & the Curious Minds, Rod Quantock, Alcia Sometimes, Caresse Cranwell and Sean Whelan in a mix of music, video, poetry and stand up comedy that boldly goes where few shows have gone before to extol the wonders of the universe and our planet.
When: Sunday, August 20 2017. 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Toff in Town
2nd Floor, Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Topic: Environment and nature, Space and astronomy
Cost: Tickets $20 plus booking fee.
Other: Wheelchair access
WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL BRISBANE
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Rise and shine – it is time to feed your brain and your belly! Before the working day begins, join us at Festival Lab for a series of entertaining and enlightening science stories while enjoying a delicious breakfast.
The Brain Food Breakfast series provides a casual setting for our guest scientists to share their knowledge and experiences of science, and gives you a glimpse into what makes their scientific hearts sing.
Life, The Universe and Everything with Dr Harry Cliff and Associate Professor Alan Duffy
Nicole Hayes, Emma King and I will be launching A Footy Girls Guide to the Stars of 2017 on Saturday Feb 4 at 2pm.
The Younger Sun Bookshop
26 Murray Street, Yarraville.
To celebrate the first-ever elite women’s competition, A Footy Girl’s Guide to the Stars of 2017 showcases some of the key players to look out for, and reveals how they made it to the top of the women’s game.
Players profiled include: DAISY PEARCE, EMMA KING, KATIE BRENNAN, DARCY VESCIO, MADDY COLLIER, KARA DONNELLAN, SABRINA FREDERICK- TRAUB and ERIN PHILLIPS. What age did they start playing footy? What do they love about the game? Who are their role models? What are their greatest talents as players? Find out the answers to these questions and more.
From the intricacies of DNA to alien planetary systems, science offers writers unparalleled scope to explore the universe and what it is to be human.
The NSW Writers’ Centre’s inaugural Quantum Words Festival, on 12 November 2016, will discuss the secrets and challenges of writing about science across any genre – be that journalism, children’s books, poetry or literary fiction. Directed by science writer and former science publisher Jane McCredie, the festival features leading science writers, editors and publishers talking about everything from controversies in science to new platforms for engaging with audiences.
The program features over 30 speakers, including writer Tony Birch, astronomer Fred Watson, novelist James Bradley, poet Alicia Sometimes, evolutionary biologist Rob Brooks, science communicator Upulie Diviskera and many more. You’ll find out what happens when you put a playwright in a neuroscience research facility, learn how to communicate complex science to kids, and discover how sci-fi could save us all.
I will be at two events. For more information: http://www.nswwc.org.au/whats-on/festivals-2/past-festivals/quantum-words-festival-2016/
Language is never perfect. Danish physicist Neils Bohr said, ‘We must be clear that when it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images and establishing mental connections.’ We know that he is talking about the way we speak, the world of analogies, the universe of description. How can one narrate the atom? Musicians John-Paul Muir and The Man Who Wasn’t There alongside poet Alicia Sometimes will play with the art of analogy and impressions, exploring science, art and the language of improvisation.
Date: October 19, 2016 8:00 pm
Venue: William Goodenough House, Goodenough College
Glasgow Science Centre is one of Scotland's must-see visitor attractions situated on the banks of the Clyde. We present concepts of science and technology in unique and inspiring ways - interactive exhibits, planetarium, live science shows & Imax 3D cinema. See Elemental at the Glasgow Science Centre. Performance by Andrew Watson.
50 Pacific Quay,Glasgow
AFL legends Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin are blood brothers and great mates. They told Anita Heiss about their school days, scrapes and all, for Kicking Goals with Goodesy and Magic. Heiss and O’Loughlin will take you inside this great footy friendship. I will be hosting and talking to Anita Heiss and Michael O'Loughlin. As part of The Melbourne Writers Festival.
I'll be hosting this as part of The Melbourne Writers Festival. What’s the real football? True blue AFL or the World Game? Specky Magee author Felice Arena and Diary of a Soccer Star’s Shamini Flint will fight it out, with teen teammates. Come barrack for your team – football scarves and hats optional.
ACMI Cinema 2
Some of life’s most interesting things happen when we’re on the brink of change. In this night of live storytelling, writers and performers from around the world – including Alan Brough, Toni Jordan, Alice Pung and Lawrence Lacambra Ypil – will share their stories of transformation. I will be doing a story and hosting the event. Part of The Melbourne Writers Festival.
The latest issue of Griffith Review closely examines the culture surrounding sport in Australia. Griffith Review editor Julianne Schultz will be joined by writers Gideon Haigh, Alicia Sometimes and John Harms for what is sure to be a highly entertaining and thought-provoking panel. Free event at Readings Carlton — 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053.
Authors Nicole Hayes, Angela Pippos and Michael Hyde are all mad for footy. They write about it, and they talk about it. It’s much more than a game! In a session that is suitable for all ages, they chat to me about the role of footy in society, women in footy and their recent books.
12:30pm – The Radical Act of Writing Women
Are women’s stories for women only? Writing about women can be a radical act against the male-dominated literary canon. These four artists will each present a piece that demonstrates how this is true for them. This will be followed by a short panel discussion hosted by Alicia Sometimes.
With: Emily Bitto, Fiona Wood, Lili Wilkinson, Alice Pung and Alicia Sometimes
Curated by The Stella Prize