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Clementine Ford presents: Conversations With Men

with Tim Rogers, Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM, Prof Alan Duffy, Danny Ross and Tom Whitty

Clementine Ford presents: Conversations With Men

6:00pm, Sun 8 October, 2023
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CONVERSATIONS WITH MEN is an exploration of masculinity, vulnerability and the tender connection between men and their childhood selves moderated by writer, broadcaster and feminist community builder CLEMENTINE FORD. CWM invites five men to speak to the boys they used to be about the men they learned to become. In this intimate space and through the generosity of these performers, CWM also invites audience members to reflect on how society informs and shapes masculinity in the minds of some of our littlest humans.

Sunday October 8th at The Brunswick Ballroom will feature:

Tim Rogers needs very little introduction. Whether as part of You Am I or as a solo artist since 1999, Tim Rogers has received 13 ARIA Awards, including Male Artist of the Year, Best Group, Best Independent Release and Album Of The Year. 

In recent years Rogers’ talent has been turned to Stage and Screen - both big and small.  His first silver screen acting experience was a small cameo role in Jane Campion’s “Holy Smoke”, followed by a role in Michael Weisler short film “Hunter Finkelstein’.  In 2013 he was cast in a larger role in the musical/thriller film “The Boy Castaways.” And has hosted his very own cable TV show “Studio At The Memo”

2017 saw the release of Tim Rogers first book through Harper Collins, Detours, to critical acclaim and best seller status. Of which The Australian said: “A heartbreaking work off staggering honesty.” And The Guardian: “Authentic, beautiful, unusual, brave.”

With a career now motoring along in its third unique decade, Tim Rogers remarkable resume encompasses the world of Music, Film, Television, Stage and Literature.

Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM, is the CEO and founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, the largest independent human rights organisation for refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia. The ASRC assists approximately 5000 people seeking asylum each year, and with the help of more than 1000 volunteers and 230 staff, offers more than 40 holistic programs that protect people seeking asylum from persecution and destitution, support wellbeing and dignity, and empower people to advance their own futures. 

His work has been recognised with over two dozen awards and honours including: an Order of Australia Medal (OAM), a Churchill Fellowship & finalist for Australian of The Year (Victoria) & the Human Rights Medal, as well as Citizen of the Year in his local community. 

Prof Alan Duffy creates baby universes on supercomputers to explore how galaxies like our Milky Way form within vast clouds of dark matter. He then tries to find this dark matter as part of SABRE, the world’s first dark matter detector in the Southern Hemisphere at the bottom of an active gold mine in the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory.

A Pro Vice Chancellor at Swinburne he brings together researchers, industry and government to help Earth through interdisciplinary technologies

When not exploring simulated universes, he attempts to explain the science of this one to the public in regular segments on Ten’s The Project and ABC Melbourne with Sammy J

Danny Ross is a new father, guitarist, songwriter and community arts music producer who grew up in Kangaroo Valley, on the south coast of New South Wales.

His path in music has seen him traverse perhaps unexpected ground; touring and teaching music in newly independent East Timor as a teenager in 2002, teaching in orphanages in southern Vietnam, documenting the Bäppuru song cycle for the Gumatj and Gälpu clans of the Yolŋu people of north east Arnehm Land, mentoring and recording the music of songwriters across Victoria with community arts group Wild at Heart, not to mention playing a bit of rock and roll, domestically.

Tom Whitty is a musician, visual artist, and activist. But Tom is perhaps best known for being a journalist and the former managing editor of The Project on Channel 10. There he created and co-wrote Waleed Aly’s viral segment, Something We Should Talk About, kick-starting a number of national conversations and raising millions of dollars for various causes including 1800 RESPECT. Tom's work changed consumer behaviour when he sounded the alarm that dairy farmers were being milked dry by corporate interests. He changed retail behaviour when he designed a national campaign to ban plastic bags. And his writing changed nothing when he embarrassed Andrew Bolt for incorrectly interpreting climate change data over a number of years. Something We Should Talk About received 100 million views on social media in Tom's last two years at The Project. The segment ended when Tom quit the show in 2018, and these days he happily spends his days as a stay-at-home dad playing peekaboo with his brilliant baby daughter.

Following a short intermission, event moderator and creator CLEMENTINE FORD will host a 30 minute conversation with the performers on stage.

WHEN: Sunday October 8th 

WHERE: The Brunswick Ballroom

WHAT TIME: Doors from 6pm. Show at 7pm

HOW MUCH: $40 + bf

TICKETS FROM: www.brunswickballroom.com.au


Please have a digital or printed copy of your ticket ready on arrival along with a valid photo ID. Acceptable ID includes a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport.

The Brunswick Ballroom strives to improve our practices when it comes to sustainability and to reduce our carbon footprint. We don’t sell or provide plastic water bottles.


The kitchen will be serving The Ballroom Menu for this show.

You can view the delicious offerings available by clicking here.

The Brunswick Ballroom is Accessible.
The Brunswick Ballroom has made significant improvements to accessibility by installing an 
Acorn Chairlift. (Model: New Acorn Indoor 180 Curved Stairlift.)

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