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Evonne Goolagong’s team celebration. Pic by Jamie James

Sydney Town Hall transforms into a tennis court with court-side seating for Sunshine Super Girl, a celebration of tennis legend Evonne Goolagong’s inspiring life story, told with signature dry Australian wit.

From whacking a ball against a tin wall in the small country town of Barellan, to winning 14 Grand Slam titles and becoming a household name, Goolagong’s story is a tale of triumph and an homage to hope for the future.

A pioneering legend of Australian sport, Goolagong was the first Indigenous woman to win a Grand Slam; the first mum in 66 years to win at Wimbledon; a player whose speed and power saw her overcome top-seeded players like Margaret Court, Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova. Continue reading SUNSHINE SUPER GIRL : EVONNE GOOLAGONG’S STORY COMES TO THE STAGE


Chief photographer with the Sydney Morning Herald’s Nick Moir’s ‘Run’ at the heart of the firestorm

Sydney Festival has unveiled its thought-provoking program of talks, panels and workshops, partnering with The Walkley Foundation, Sydney Writers Festival and UTS to present some of the country’s most celebrated and incisive journalists, writers and thinkers, adding to the already announced 2021 line-up of more than 140 events across three weeks from January 6 – 26.

A series of one-hour biographical portraits of Walkley Award-winning or recognised journalists, Walkleys Live: The Journalist Gene at the Town Hall will see each exploring the national and international context of their work, their influences and inspirations, and the professional drive, courage and values that sustain their reportage.

Recently announced 2020 Gold Walkley Award-winner Mark Willacy headlines the series discussing his unflinching Four Corners investigation “The Killing Field” which, along with his continued coverage, exposed shocking alleged war crimes and cover-ups within the ranks of SAS soldiers operating in Afghanistan, and triggered an investigation by the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force. Continue reading SYDNEY FESTIVAL 2021 TALKS PROGRAM ANNOUNCED