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29 Mar 2020 | 10.00am - 6.00pm

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Presented by ABC Radio Sydney

The inaugural Sydney Chat Fest features your favourite ABC Radio Sydney personalities and special guests sharing ideas, laughs and stories.

Each event has been lovingly curated by the Station’s presenters and feature special guest appearances from famous friends and familiar faces. Highlights include Richard Glover’s hilarious Thank God It’s Friday (TGIF) LIVE, and James Valentine and H.G. Nelson’s Even Greater Sydney Planning Committee.

Large scale theatre events sit beside intimate panel discussions, as well as free activities.

It’s the new chatty festival to make you laugh and think.


Morning session (Main Theatre)

10.00 - 10.45am: Wendy and the Invisible Women, with Breakfast's Wendy Harmer
11.30am - 12.30pm: Even Greater Sydney Planning Committee with Afternoons' James Valentine and H.G. Nelson

Break for lunch – check out our free events (more information coming soon)

Afternoon session (Main Theatre)

2.30 - 3.15pm: Reporting on Disasters: behind the scenes of the ABC’s bushfire coverage
4.00 - 5.00pm: Thank God It's Friday on Sunday, with Drive's Richard Glover

Free events (Turbine Hall)

1.00pm - 2.00pm: The Evenings Quiz this Afternoon with Sarah Macdonald

Plus more to be announced!


Wendy Harmer and the Invisible Women

As they age, women feel increasingly unseen – marginalised by a society that promotes and celebrates youth, whether it’s through marketing, employment, or the arts. In this thought-provoking and humorous panel, ABC Radio Sydney Breakfast’s Wendy Harmer is joined by best-selling author Kelly Doust (The Power Age), General Manager of Bauer Media Jane Waterhouse, and internet sensation Sarah Jane Adams (My Life in a Box) to shine a spotlight on the invisible woman and all she has to offer.

Even Greater Sydney Planning Committee with James Valentine and H.G Nelson

It’s a transformative time for Western Sydney and H.G Nelson (Acting Deputy Co-Chair Digital Integration) and James Valentine (CXO – Chief Excellence Officer) are here to take you under the red tape and into the planning war room. Everyone gets a lightrail!

Reporting on Disasters: behind the scenes of the ABC’s bushfire coverage

The Australian Bushfire crisis has made headlines around the world, with the ABC’s coverage shared and viewed by millions. Take a look behind the scenes of reporting on a disaster with ABC journalists and staff. Hosted by ABC Radio Sydney’s Breakfast presenter Robbie Buck, with Jeremy Fernandez and special guests.

Thank God It’s Friday on Sunday with Richard Glover

TGIF! - Thank God It's Friday! - is an award-worthy weekly radio comedy show with ABC Radio Sydney Drive host Richard Glover. Three funny guests join Richard to discuss the news of the week, with a good dose of live music thrown in.

The Evenings Quiz this Afternoon with Sarah Macdonald

Join ABC Radio Sydney host Sarah Macdonald for a special Evenings Quiz LIVE. This fun and free event is for anyone who knows what a deltiologist collects, and also anyone who doesn’t.

Event Information

LocationCasula Powerhouse
Arts Centre

Duration8 hrs

AgesAll ages

CostMorning pass $35
Afternoon pass $35
Full day pass $60

Phone02 8711 7123


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