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Hosted by David Marr

The Riverbank Palais

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  • About

    You’ve seen the art; now hear the story behind it.

    Bring your lunch down to the Adelaide Riverbank and experience the free Festival Forums, hosted by one of Australia’s most influential commentators, David Marr.

    The celebrated author and journalist will chat with a range of festival artists, performers, directors and thought leaders, with each day taking a different focus.

    This is your chance for an unprecedented peek behind the curtain on Adelaide Festival 2017.

    Gates open at 12pm. Prior to that time The Riverbank Palais and Parc Palais are closed.

    Forum Schedule

    Date Topic Guests
    Fri 3 Mar Saul Barrie Kosky (Director)
    Tue 7 Mar The Secret River Neil Armfield AO (Director), Kate Grenville (Author) Andrew Bovell (Playwright) and Ningali Lawford-Wolf (Actress)
    Wed 8 Mar Richard III Lars Eidinger (Actor, Richard III)
    Thu 9 Mar Peter and the Wolf Miriam Margoyles (Narrator)
    Fri 10 Mar Fair use or rip off? The copyright war Jackie French, Malcolm Knox and Linda Jaivin from The Copyright Agency
    Tue 14 Mar The 1967 referendum Radical Son (Performer, 1967), Jared Thomas and Alexis Wright
    Wed 15 Mar Culinary Adelaide Gill Minervini, Cath Kerry, Cheong Liew, Michael Ryan and Duncan Welgemoed (Curators and chefs, Long Lunch Series)
    Thu 16 Mar Prima Donna and Rufus Does Judy Rufus Wainwright
    Fri 17 Mar End of Adelaide Festival 2017 Neil Armfield AO and Rachel Healy (Artistic Directors)

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