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Survival Skills
for Desperate Times

Arts House & Melbourne Festival

Presented in Season 2 2017

Presented by Arts House & Melbourne Festival

11am, 2pm, 5pm, Sat 7 Oct
11am, 2pm, 5pm, Sun 8 Oct
120 mins

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne

Wheelchair Accessible

$20 (tickets include survival skills from four different artists!)



Right now there’s a lot to be desperate about… climate change, unhinged political leaders, getting old, working too much, not working enough, extremists of all stripes, the list goes on.

What skills and training do we need to survive in this world, and who can teach us?

Artists are the ultimate survivalists, continuing through the leanest of times and thriving in the extremes of great opportunity or disaster.

Over two days Arts House will transform into an urban survival camp, where specialist know-it-all artists and creative camp-leaders will share their passion and expert skills in a unique performance-lecture series.

From the practical to the emotional, from the physical to the conceptual, you’ll come away with new information and strategies on how to thrive and survive – or at least have a laugh and make some new friends – in these trying times.  Tickets include the survival skills of four artists!


How to…
“…Talk to People”
with Lois Weaver  at 11am
“…Survive with Lies and Trickery” with Lawrence  Leung at 2pm
“…Keep it Funny” with Zoë Coombs Marr at 5pm


How to…
“…Survive on the Moon!” with Sarah Jane Pell  at 11am
“…Write Your Life into Fiction” with Alice Pung at 2pm
“…Survive Social Discomfort”
with Darren O’Donnell at 5pm

Image by – Aaron Walker