An Evening with Indira Naidoo

Saturday 1 June, 2024

Naughty Noodle Fun Haus
5 Broken Bay Rd, Ettalong Beach

$25 + booking fee

8:00pm – 9:00pm

Indira Naidoo

An Evening with Indira Naidoo
In conversation with Michelle Seminara

Get ready for an unforgettable Saturday evening with the fabulous Indira Naidoo, a powerhouse in Australian broadcasting!

With three decades of award-winning journalism under her belt, she’s graced the screens of our most esteemed news programs and currently lights up ABC TV as the host of Compass.

But Indira’s talents don’t stop there – she’s a fierce champion for environmental and food sustainability, has designed award-winning gardens, lends a hand to community groups in cultivating their own green spaces and has written a book on growing produce in small space, The Edible Balcony.

Plus, she’s a dedicated ambassador for Sydney’s Wayside Chapel, helping in tackling the city’s homeless crisis head-on.

And let’s not forget her latest masterpiece, The Space Between the Stars – a journey through love, loss, and the extraordinary healing power of nature.

Join us for an evening of inspiration and insight!

Doors 7pm for an 8pm SHARP start.

There will be a bar with drinks available for purchase during the evening.

Our bookseller, Book Face, will be on site on the evening to sell books for signing after the event.

Please note: booking is made via our venue partner, Naughty Noodle Fun Haus. Their refund policies apply. 

An Evening with An Evening with Indira Naidoo in conversation with Michelle Seminara
Saturday June 1,
DOORS 7pm for an 8pm START
Naughty Noodle Fun Haus
5 Broken Bay Rd,
Ettalong Beach
$25 + booking fee
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Speakers

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Indira Naidoo

Indira Naidoo is one of Australian television’s best-known broadcasters and journalists. South-African born, she first joined the ABC in Adelaide in 1990 and since then has become a regular fixture on our TV screens, most notably as the presenter of SBS Television’s highly regarded national mid-evening news service, World News Tonight. She has also hosted the ABC’s 7.30 Report, National Late Edition News and Behind the News, and made regular guest appearances on Good News Week, Race Around the World, The New Inventors and The Glass House, amongst other shows, most recently appearing on the first series of Celebrity MasterChef on Network Ten.

Indira is passionate about growing her own produce and creating delicious meals with the bounty from her balcony.

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Michele Seminara

Michele Seminara is a writer, poet and editor. She has published two chapbooks and two full-length poetry collections, her most recent being Suburban Fantasy (UWA Publishing, 2021). Michele has appeared as a panellist, performer and facilitator at numerous literary events and festivals Australia-wide, including Canberra Writers Festival, Newcastle Writers Festival and Queensland Poetry Festival.

About the Book

After her younger sister died suddenly, broadcaster Indira Naidoo’s world was shattered. Turning to her urban landscape for solace, Indira found herself drawn to a fig tree overlooking Sydney harbour. A connection began to build between the two – one with a fractured heart, the other a centurion offering quiet companionship while asking nothing in return.

As Indira grappled with her heartbreak, an unnoticed universe of infinite beauty revealed itself: pale vanilla clouds pirouetting across the sky, resilient weeds pushing through cracks in the footpath, the magical biodiversity of tiny puddles. With the help of a posse of urban guides, she began to explore how nature – whatever bits of nature are within reach – can heal us during life’s darker chapters, whether nursing a broken heart or an anxious mind.

The Space Between the Stars is a heart-rending, at times funny, and uplifting tribute to love and our innate need to connect to the natural world, a celebration of the reassuring cycle of renewal that sustains and nourishes us all.

Support our Festival

As a not-for-profit organisation run with a small team of volunteers, contributions of any size go a long way in enriching the creative culture of our community. The Committee includes local Peninsula residents passionate about bringing the arts to the Coast. We are seeking support from the community to help us create a wonderful and inclusive festival.

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