10 March 2024
Often dismissed us as a trivial vice (“women’s talk”), in the past few years, gossip has flexed its muscle through political movements like #metoo and public takedowns. A deep dive into a very “shallow” topic to unravel the layers of gossip's power and even value.
Co-curated by Nakkiah Lui
|Sunday 10 March 2024
|4.45pm - 5.45pm
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Age guidance: 15+
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There’s more to gossip than you think
Is it just a bit of harmless fun or is there more going on when we spill the T? In the last few years, gossip has become a means of resistance that has transformed society. We've seen whisper networks and political movements like #MeToo lead to public takedowns and real social change.
Join this panel as they get to the bottom of what it means. Does gossip provide belonging and community in a world with deep divides? Can you be both a discerning critic and an unapologetic hater? Is it necessary to complain about politicians in order for democracy to work? In the climate of cancel culture and intersectional analysis, this will be a deep dive into the heart of pop culture convos, taking a look at who holds the microphone, and how they wield the subversive power of gossip.
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All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to the foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer or as directed by Sydney Opera House staff, adhering to COVID-safe rules.
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