PAST EVENTS

2019 WINTER SERIES June – August
Australia’s most interesting people sharing their stories on stage at The Pavilion Kiama.

From entertainers & journalists, scientists, comedians, authors & musicians and beyond…

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PAST EVENTS

2019 WINTER SERIES June – August
Australia’s most interesting people sharing their stories on stage at The Pavilion Kiama.

From entertainers & journalists, scientists, comedians, authors & musicians and beyond…

Speakers…

28th JUNE from 5pm

MELISSA DOYLE

Journalist & Author

The Stories That Changed Me

Join Melissa Doyle for an intimate conversation about the people she has met throughout her career as a journalist & host. The survivors, the mavericks, the champions and the trailblazers whose stories have stayed with her…and why she always makes time to bake cookies.
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12th JULY from 5pm

XANTHE MALLETT
IN CONVERSATION WITH JAN FRAN

Why The World Needs Psychopaths, and why we’re all obsessed with True Crime

Xanthe Mallett, a forensic anthropologist & criminologist on stage with Jan Fran, journalist & presenter, in conversation about all things True Crime & Psychopaths.
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19th JULY from 5pm

DAVID GILLESPIE & MAGGIE DENT

Raising Teens in the Digital Age.

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Being a teenager has always been challenging, across every generation throughout history – but the digital age has added fuel to the hormone laden fire. Who better to guide parents through these tricky years than Maggie Dent & David Gillespie. Bring your questions, they’ve got the answers.
David Gillespie is the author of “Teen Brain”. MORE
Maggie Dent is an author, educator, and parenting and resilience specialist. MORE

POSTPONED

LOFTY FULTON

Author of “Lofty: My Life in Short”

Turning Brokenness into Breakthroughs

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO A PERSONAL LOSS FOR LOFTY – Contact us if you’d like us to keep you posted on event dates

Lofty’s story is a collusion of light and shade; a reflection on what it means to be human, to search for meaning and purpose. From brokenness to breakthrough, Lofty has slayed many of his inner demons, rising to become one of Australia’s most sought after and recognisable voices.
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2nd AUGUST from 5pm

NEW VOICES: Featured Guest

LUCY BLOOM

Author of “Get the Girls Out”

Love, Loss & Letting Loose

We at I3 are committed to bringing our audiences the most fascinating people Australia has to offer – including people you may not have heard much about yet. Each series we will be introducing at least one new voice – a new writer, a new thinker, a new innovator – someone we feel you should know. For our winter series – we’re excited to bring you Lucy Bloom…
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23rd AUGUST from 5pm

ROSIE WATERLAND

Author of “The Anti-Cool Girl”

The Healing Power of Comedy

Rosie has survived the very worst that life can throw at you but she’s always maintained that laughter is the best medicine. Her irreverent humour has been applied to topics from awkward sex to body image and mental health, all topics we’ll be discussing on this not-to-be-missed night with Rosie…
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30th AUGUST from 5pm

PROF ALAN R DUFFY

Astronomer

The Future of Space Travel…and Australia’s Place In It.

Swinburne astronomer Associate Professor Alan Duffy works on dark matter, dark energy, galaxy formation and cosmology as well as explaining science nationally as Lead Scientist of the Royal Institution of Australia, home of Australia’s Science Channel.
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