Kings Bloody Cross: Radical Sydney

Kings Bloody Cross - Radical Sydney
11 Jun 2017
12:45 - 14:00
The World Bar, 24 Bayswater Road, Kings Cross NSW 2011


Authors Terry Irving and Rowan Cahill believe radicalism still lurks beneath Sydney’s picture postcard veneer…we just have to find it. Through a series of snapshots of people, episodes, and places, Radical Sydney captures aspects of this ‘other’ Sydney. From anti-conscription protests during the Vietnam War, resident riots in Kings Cross, anarchists in Glebe, Gay Rights activism on Oxford Street and Black Power in Redfern, 20th century Sydney was an explosive place of marginalised ideas, bohemian neighborhoods, dissident politics and contentious action.

Are we still radical?

Host: James Valentine
Guests: Rowan Cahill, Kerri Glasscock, Councillor Jess Miller and Will Tregoning

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This session is part of a curated season of raw and riveting 'in conversation' events featuring Kings Cross luminaries. Rub shoulders with artists, idealists and opportunists and hear fascinating stories about 'ungentrified' Sydney — the heady days of rock 'n' roll, free love, corruption, opportunity, sex and politics during the twentieth century. Presented over three weekends, Kings Bloody Cross will engage audiences with thrilling insight into the dirty half mile's people, bohemia and place. 

Curated by Olivia Ansell. 

Presented by Live Ideas and Working Management.

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