Festival Program

City Program

Opening Night: Where Do I Begin?

Fri 3 Sep, 6.30pm
Athenaeum Theatre

To find out how the story ends, we need to understand how it began. How have our brutal beginnings endured to this day, and how do we reckon with our history of dispossession? When did we start to see ourselves as a bunch of battlers, larrikins and top blokes in the land of the fair go? And what fibs, both big and small, help our leaders stay in power? An all-star line-up opens the Festival with readings on Australia’s foundational myths. The Age presents its Book of the Year award for the first time since 2012.


1 hour 30 minutes


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