The Big Ideas Forum is a new quarterly event at Glen Street Theatre that engages the local community in the robust exchange of ideas. The Big Ideas Forum is an opportunity to engage with people you might not otherwise meet, hear opinions you might not otherwise hear, and come away from the experience an active participant in democracy, rather than a passive observer.

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Next event

Big Ideas Forum: Art and Social Change
4 March 2020, 6.30 - 8.30pm

Glen Street Theatre

The Big Ideas forum is all about engaging the community in a robust exchange of ideas. Big Ideas brings major issues to a local audience, combining speakers with national profile with those with local expertise.

In March 2020, we will be discussing the 'art' of social change. What role can the arts play in bringing about social change? How can art help alleviate the effects of poverty and disadvantage?

Add your voice to a conversation with Dr Jonathon Welch AM, award-winning singer and founder and conductor of the Choir of Hard Knocks. Additional speakers to be announced.

Join us for a lively panel discussion and Q&A.

Tickets available soon.

Past events

Big Ideas: The Ageing Revolution
22 November 2019

Speakers

  • Susan Ryan AO, former Age Discrimination Commissioner and Hawke Government Minister
  • Wendy Harmer, comedian, author and broadcaster
  • Peter Watson, coordinator of Forest Men's Kitchen
  • Paula Trood, COO of RSL Lifecare ANZAC Village Narrbeen

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Services

Big Ideas: Riding the Fourth Wave
Gender Politics in 2019 
21 August 2019

Speakers

  • Jane Caro AM, author and social commentator
  • Eva Cox AO, sociologist and feminist advocate
  • Jan Fran, journalist and TV presenter
  • Andrew King, author and men's community services specialist
  • Jenny Huxley, lawyer and women and children's services specialist

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Services

 

Big Ideas: Mental Health
Conversations We're Not Having
19 June 2019

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Resources

Services

 

Big Ideas: Why Neighbourhoods Matter
An Evening with Hugh Mackay
6 March 2019

Speakers

Resources

Podcasts

Opinions expressed by speakers should not be interpreted as being held or endorsed by Northern Beaches Council.

What's your Big Idea?

Big Ideas is your forum, not ours. So if you have any idea for what you want the next Big Ideas forum to look like, we'd love to hear from you!

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