Talks & Ideas
For All About Women 2023, the Sydney Opera House 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.
Four writers worked on short fiction pieces, responding to Tarana Burke’s #MeToo movement, under the guidance of Sweatshop judges and mentors Winnie Dunn and Sarah Ayoub.
From the flavorful Spiced Chickpea Stew with Coconut and Turmeric to the legendary Salted Butter and Chocolate Chunk Shortbread, Alison Roman’s simple but oh-so-delicious creations have amassed millions of shares, likes, and followers around the world.
To celebrate Liane Moriarty's chat with Anabelle Crab on Stream, available now on-demand, we asked for your best Moriarty-inspired story ideas... and you delivered. Here are our three winners, brought to life by a roster of talented illustrators.
Recipient of the Antidote and Sweatshop Mentorship for Diverse Emerging Writers Joyce Chew on family, language and the “glittering visage of the Australian ‘fair go’”.
Adrian Mouhajer, recipient of the Highly Commended award as part of Antidote's Mentoring Program for Emerging Writers from Diverse Backgrounds, writes about the complexities of being queer, Arab and Muslim in Australia 20 years after 9/11.
Recipient of the Antidote and Sweatshop Mentorship Program for Diverse Emerging Writers Patricia Arcilla writes about the “tidiness” of #StopAsianHate in the face of deeper systemic problems.
In the final piece out of the Antidote and Sweatshop Writing Mentorship, Tiffany Fong looks at the dangerous, cult-like appeal of the alt-right to a generation seeking community and meaning.
Go behind the scenes of legendary TV designer Kevin McCloud's Opera House visit.
Following Annabel Crabb’s live talk at the Opera House, read an extract from her Quarterly Essay ‘Men at Work: Australia’s Parenthood Trap’.
Why does Australia look abroad for solutions to our racial anxieties? For Antidote 2018, Nayuka Gorrie reflected on the work of Ta-Nehisi Coates
Finnish educator and author Pasi Sahlberg writes on the chasm of inequality that exists in the Australian school system.
Watch the celebrity chef talk home cooking, community and #MeToo.
The first in our series deconstructing the people and the movements that made them as part of Antidote, the Opera House's newest festival of ideas, art & action.
Edwina Throsby, Head of Talks & Ideas, on reading thoughtfully during the pandemic
One of the youngest female astrophysics professors on the planet, Jo Dunkley's knowledge is out of this world.
What don’t they want us to know? These are the questions to ask.
A savant of razor-sharp and sardonic wit - don’t miss this evening with one of the world’s pre-eminent humour writers.
Sisonke Msimang on the playful call and response of the British writer