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The Drawing Room

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Retire to the eclectic environs of The Drawing Room on RN Drive, for music, musings and unexpected conversations. The Drawing Room is equal parts performance space, salon, and kitchen table confessional, presided over by host Waleed Aly.

Retire to the eclectic environs of The Drawing Room on RN Drive, for music, musings and unexpected conversations. The Drawing Room is equal parts performance space, salon, and kitchen table confessional, presided over by host Waleed Aly.
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Melbourne, VIC

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Retire to the eclectic environs of The Drawing Room on RN Drive, for music, musings and unexpected conversations. The Drawing Room is equal parts performance space, salon, and kitchen table confessional, presided over by host Waleed Aly.

Twitter:

@RNDrive

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English

Contact:

The Drawing Room ABC Radio National GPO Box 9994 Melbourne 2001


Episodes

Griff Rhys Jones: Where Was I?

10/16/2018
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In his latest tour, Griff Rhys Jones is looking back on a lifetime of travel, and wondering why it always seems like his director is out to get him killed.

Duration:00:18:15

Prize Fighter

10/15/2018
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In this play by Future D. Fidel, a Congolese-Australian boxer battles his opponents and his own haunted past in an attempt to be a champion.

Duration:00:22:15

Husky: Spaces Between Heartbeats

10/12/2018
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Husky talk about bridging the NSW-Victorian divide, and exploring their Yiddish roots.

Duration:00:15:49

Aunty Donna: The album

10/11/2018
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Comedy albums, failing successfully, and whether it's ever necessary to sacrifice a friendship in the name of a good joke.

Duration:00:16:05

Sidesault: Pushing the boundaries of the big top

10/10/2018
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Each year, in their Sidesault program, Circus Oz throw open their doors and invite smaller companies to push the boundaries of circus.

Duration:00:15:18

Flight: Caroline Brothers' story of child migration takes to the stage

10/9/2018
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When Caroline Brothers was reporting on the politics of child migration, she found that she needed a different outlet for the emotional side of the story.

Duration:00:18:55

The Architect: Life and death decisions

10/8/2018
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The latest production by the MTC uses humour and lightness to explore the complexities of dying.

Duration:00:19:33

Ana Moura: Grammy-nominated fado singer

10/5/2018
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Fado is said to be so potent and expressive, that even if you don't speak Portuguese, you know exactly what the song is about.

Duration:00:13:45

The Australian Ballet: finding the beauty in imperfection

10/4/2018
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What does the modern world of ballet look like?

Duration:00:18:11

Archibald prize winners Anne Middleton and Yvette Coppersmith

10/3/2018
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What does it take to create a good portrait?

Duration:00:22:01

Shaun Tan: Tales from the Inner City

10/2/2018
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In Shaun Tan's latest book, he has imagined a city where crocodiles live on the eighty-seventh floor and young children throw hooks out into the sky in the hope of catching floating fish.

Duration:00:18:49

Peter Sellars: Star of Opera

10/1/2018
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Peter Sellars has been one of the biggest names in theatre and opera for decades and has directed more than 100 productions across the world.

Duration:00:16:32

Matt Johnson: Can't Stop What's Coming

9/28/2018
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Compelled to write again by the death of his brother Andrew, and inspired by the poetry of John Tottenham, Matt Johnson is returning to the stage as The The after almost two decades away.

Duration:00:18:35

Catherine Fox: Celebrating Women

9/27/2018
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As a counter to the negativity she was seeing online, Dr Kirstin Ferguson created the hashtag '#CelebratingWomen' and set out to profile women, beginning with her mother. Those stories have led to a new book, 'Women Kind', which looks back at the project and what it revealed.

Duration:00:19:36

Stuart Shanker: Relearning calmness

9/26/2018
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What's the best way to handle a child that is too excited, too stressed, and can't get their emotions under control?

Duration:00:24:09

Perci Moeketsi: Playing Mandela

9/25/2018
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Nelson Mandela is one of the most important political figures of the modern age, a hero to many in South Africa and beyond. So what is it like taking on the role of one of your country's heroes?

Duration:00:19:18

Balentes - The Brave Ones

9/24/2018
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When Lisa Camillo set out to make a documentary about her home of Sardinia, she expected to tell the story of how the region's glory had faded. Instead she discovered that the seemingly deserted beaches of this holiday idyll were populated by unexploded missiles.

Duration:00:16:26

Ed Kuepper: The Church of Simultaneous Existence

9/21/2018
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Forty years in the making: Ed Kuepper returns with a new band and a new album of songs, which date back to his time in legendary Australian band, The Saints.

Duration:00:17:12

Jimi Bani: My Name Is Jimi

9/20/2018
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In his latest play, Jimi Bani is telling his own story: the story of his culture, of his home, and of his family.

Duration:00:21:41

Sarah Houbolt: KooKoo the Bird Girl

9/19/2018
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Sarah Houbolt has represented Australia at the Paralympics, and performed with the likes of Cirque du Soleil and Sideshow Wonderland. In her latest solo show, she's telling the story of the early 20th Century sideshow star, KooKoo the Bird Girl.

Duration:00:17:08