Inaugural Sheila Drummond Memorial Lecture
Barry Jones at St Ambrose Hall

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14-16 Templeton Street, Woodend, Victoria 3442
St Ambrose Hall

UPDATE: Now scheduled for Saturday 10 July at 10am.

Words and Ideas

Sheila and Don Drummond have been the curators of the literary program of WWAF since its inception. More recently they had turned their efforts to a Words and Ideas format.

From its inception, the Words and Ideas part of the Woodend Winter Arts Festival was designed to bring to the wider community the opportunity to hear prominent keynote speakers and discuss issues important to our country and its region. It has proved to be a popular forum, proof of a wide general community interest in  matters of general political, social and economic concern.

As a result, some of Australia’s best minds on the subject have come to the Macedon Ranges to speak and now we welcome Australia’s most loved and well known public intellectual Barry Jones.


A Covid-safe event: This will be a covid-safe event, with some restrictions and there will be some instructions to follow on arrival at the venue. We will also send reminder email a week before the event to all ticket holders.  All booking needs to be completed before the event; no tickets will be sold at the door. Please book in groups/blocks and don’t split bookings over different rows. Read our complete Covid-safe policy and ticket refund information here.