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Posted: Wednesday 10 February, 2016

How Adelaide’s Festival of Ideas started a national trend

Excerpt from The Australian, Life – November 21, 2015 Adelaide might be anxious about building submarines, but it’s way ahead in the building of festivals. Writers’ festivals, film festivals. Arts, fringe and cabaret festivals. Children’s, food, music and fashion festivals. OzAsia and WOMADelaide. But my favourite’s the Festival of...

Posted: Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Everybody’s talking at festivals of ideas

An excerpt from The Australian October 01, 2011 Greg Mackie may not have shown it, but he was petrified. It was midwinter 1999 and, with just hours to go before the key event of Adelaide’s first Festival of Ideas, ticket sales were lousy, if not disastrous. The festival — an ideas...

Posted: Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Festival of Ideas saved by its founder

Exerpt from InDaily, September 04, 2015 South Australia’s Festival of Ideas will return in 2016. The State Government withdrew funding for the event earlier this year but the festival’s founder, former senior public servant Greg Mackie, has convinced Premier Jay Weatherill to return ownership to him. He has established...

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