The Wheeler Centre Reveals Season Three Programme

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The Wheeler Centre Reveals Season Three Programme

The Wheeler Centre has unveiled a slew of thought provoking events for their Season Three selection.
Expect to witness speakers such as Toni Jordan, Cal Wilson and many more grace the stage. The Wheeler Centre is also celebrating the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth, which means that guests such as Andy Griffiths, Benjamin Law, Kate McLennan, Tim Rogers and more will be performing extracts from Dahl’s colourful variety of work and reminscing in his life through their Revolting and Ridiculous: A Roald Dahl Retrospective.

The Wheeler Centre has partnered with Open House Melbourne to showcase their Access All Areas series, where Melbourne writers will be hosting discussions in the local buildings that have inspired their work. Elsewhere, those who want to laugh in the face of the incoming election will enjoy the Election Special: Stand-Up … And Be Counted comedy night, hosting some of Australia’s top comics such as Nazeem Hussain, Claire Hooper, Sammy J, Aamer Rahman, Zoe Coombs Marr, Mathew Kenneally, Gerard McCulloch and more.

The Toff in Town will play host to two performances by Maxine Beneba Clarke; she will perform Allen Ginsberg’s 1955 poem Howl to modern music by jazz pianist and composer Darrin Archer.

Take It From Me unleashes a free-flowing forum for strangers to analyse romantic problems and then chip in their own advice. The show will feature Justin Clemens, Jess McGuire and Maureen Matthews.

Jess Walton will be teaming up with her dad Tina in Introducing Teddy, the Transgender Bear: a discussion of Jess’ attempt to explain Tina’s transgender experience to her son by writing her book Introducing Teddy. Indian architect Bijoy Jain will partner up with MPavilion and the University of Melbourne to present her Architecture and Lore lecture.

Partnered with the Kill Your Darlings First Book Club, The Star Rising: In Conversation with the 2016 Vogel Winner discussion will consist of 2016 award winner Katherine Brabon chatting to Hannah Kent about the experience of publishing her first book and other related topics.

Claire Doherty will be visiting Melbourne in order to work with local artists on projects around the Queen Victoria Market precinct, as part of the City of Melbourne’s 2016 Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab. She will be sharing her insights at the Art at Large event, partnered with the City of Melbourne, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and RMIT: Art.
For full program details and bookings, head to The Wheeler Centre.