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An ordinary life: Australian stories Literary lunch

Steve Bisley & Denise Scott in conversation with Jane Caro
Steve Bisley is a well known, well loved, larrikin Australian actor, lauded for his work in Mad Max, Police Rescue, Water rats and Halifax fp. Denise Scott is a comedian, radio personality and actor. Pulling back the covers on their personal and family lives, with laughter and with tears is social commentator and writer Jane Caro. A perfect chance to get to know three highly public figures in an intimate and very beautiful setting, while enjoying delicately flavoured foods and accompanying wines.
Wines sponsored by Edwards Margaret River

locationByron Beach Cafe Clarke’s Beach, Lawson Street, Byron Bay
date and time12.00pm - 3.00pm (Friday 2 August) ticket price$95

You’ve been in my mind

Tipples & tapas Dave Graney in conversation with Lucky Oceans
Dave Graney is a rock musician and singer-songwriter and one of Australia’s most respected artists and performers. His diverse career spans more than three decades and his music is as unique as his highly personalised sartorial style. Joining him is Lucky Oceans, legendary pedal steel guitarist and presenter of Radio National’s The Planet, up close and unplugged in the casual surrounds of Byron’s most relaxed beach side cafe.

locationThe Pass Cafe, Brooke Drive, Byron Bay
date and time6pm - 8pm (Friday 2 August) ticket priceSOLD OUT

The future of truth: the public’s right to know

Literary dinner MJ Akbar and Charles Lewis in conversation with Christopher Warren
Two of the world’s most respected veteran journalists in conversation with the CEO of the Walkley Foundation for Excellence in Journalism. MJ Akbar joins us from India, where he has recently resigned from the post of Editorial Director of India Today. Charles Lewis is an investigative journalist based in Washington DC and founder of The Centre for Public Integrity. Enjoy the freshest locally sourced food and accompanying wines to complement what promises to be one of the most engrossing conversations of the BBWF.
Wines sponsored by Robert Oatley Vineyards

locationFishheads Restaurant, Jonson Street at Main Beach, Byron Bay
date and time7pm - 10pm (Friday 2 August) ticket price$95

The art of food: when palate meets palette

Literary lunch Lucio and Sally Galletto in conversation with Simon Marnie
Lucio’s Italian Restaurant in the Sydney suburb of Paddington was established in 1983 and enjoys a remarkable reputation for exceptional Italian food and magnificent Australian art. “Food and art for me is like the air that I breathe,” says Lucio Galletto OAM. “The combination of great food, great service and great art on the walls is, in my view, one of the best dining experiences you can imagine.” Over a lunch created by The Byron at Byron’s Head Chef Gavin Hughes, inspired by Lucio’s sumptuous book The art of pasta, ABC broadcaster Simon Marnie will lead a conversation that promises to be as sparkling and inspiring as the Byron at Byron’s spectacular rain forest setting. Don’t miss this one: a perfect feast for body and soul. With wines by Robert Oatley Vineyards to sate and stimulate.

locationThe Restaurant, Byron at Byron Resort & Spa Broken Head Road, Byron Bay
date and time12pm - 3pm (Sunday 4 August) ticket price$100