Talks & Workshops
The Reckoning: The Price of COVID
Talks & Workshops
The Reckoning: The Price of COVID

WHEN

22 JANUARY
$25 + BF

WHERE

Sydney Town Hall

accessibility

Wheelchair Access Assisted Listening Audio Captioned
What will happen as fortress Australia wakes up from the COVID spell?

What will happen as fortress Australia wakes up from the COVID spell?

Partners

UNSW Centre for Ideas City of Sydney
Sydney Festival and UNSW Centre for Ideas present

While many of us (sorry Melbourne) spent 2020 believing we had escaped the worst of the pandemic, 2021 brought forth the ugly reality of living with the virus. Even as the nation returns to something that feels like normal, beneath the thrill of gigs, gatherings and barista coffee, it’s clear the pandemic has changed the picture for good.


We’ve seen our governments and fellow citizens succeed at some things, fail badly at others, and discovered who ‘essential’ workers really are. After two years of arguing about how to ‘balance’ public health and the economy, what have we actually learned?

Chaired by author and broadcaster Benjamin Law and featuring economist Richard Holden, business leader and CEO Sam Mostyn and youth advocate Yasmin Poole, this talk will explore how the last two years have challenged our health systems, and shown us what went missing as we globalised our economy.

The incomparable Virginia Gay will close the conversation with a monologue from Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of Cyrano – twice thwarted by COVID outbreaks on its journey to opening night.



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Ticketing & Pricing

Reserved Full Price - $25
Reserved Concession - $22

+ booking fee

Booking terms and conditions

Multipack Event


Location

Sydney Town Hall 483 George Street Sydney New South Wales 2000


Performance Times

Sat 22 January at 2pm

Accessibility

Sydney Town Hall is an accessible venue. You can find out more information including access to hearing loop system via their website here.


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