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The Vanguard

Clementine Ford & Libby O'Donovan - Love Sermon (Final Tix)

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Clementine Ford & Libby O'Donovan - Love Sermon (Final Tix)
Clementine Ford & Libby O'Donovan - Love Sermon (Final Tix)

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23 Oct 2022, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Vanguard, 42 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

About The Event

A secular sermon on matters of the heart.

Unrequited romance. Deep friendship. Motherhood. Break-ups. Self-love.

Writer Clementine Ford and musician Libby O’Donovan will have you laughing, weeping and cheering as they take you on a life affirming exploration of love and the powerful ways it makes its home in our hearts

For several years writer and broadcaster Clementine Ford made her name as one of Australia's most provocative feminists, making public appearances and writing columns that were branded as angry and "man-hating". But following a challenging beginning to motherhood and a relationship break-up, she began to tire of the endless controversy and hostility.

Her latest book, How We Love: Notes on a Life, explores romantic, platonic and familial love, in all its joy and heartache, strength and vulnerability. Don't miss this All About Women festival favourite as she reveals how surrender to love can be the greatest act of faith and bravery. This secular sermon about human connection is an invitation to come together and open ourselves up to everything love has to give.

Love Sermon was originally developed for the Sydney Opera House's ‘All About Women Festival’

CLEMENTINE FORD is a writer, broadcaster and feminist community builder living in Naarm/Melbourne. She is the bestselling author of the feminist manifestos Fight Like A Girl and Boys Will Be Boys, which have also been published to great acclaim in the UK and the US. In 2017, she won the Matt Richell Award for Best New Writer of the Year at the ABIAs. Her most recent book is How We Love: Notes on a life.

LIBBY O'DONOVAN is a 'powerful and sassy performer' (SMH), renowned for her nuanced interpretations and extraordinary voice. She is a critically acclaimed Jazz and Cabaret performer and an award-winning Musical Director. Libby has entertained audiences world-over with her unique talents, performing in New York, Tokyo and Toronto as well as Australia-wide. Equally at home in small ensemble acts as well as solo performances, she has been a proud member of ARIA nominated Coco's Lunch, Flat on Your Bacharach, and Women With Standards, for which she won a Green Room Award for Musical Direction.

Libby has performed seasons for the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Edinburgh Fringe, Sydney Spring Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, the International Jazz Educators Convention, Adelaide Cabaret Festival (including working with Broadway composers Jason Robert-Brown and Andrew Lippa), Melbourne Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Feast Festival, and this year performed across India as part of the Hindu Festival.


This is an 18+ event.

Do not attend if you are feeling unwell.


Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable

A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).

Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise.

All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies. Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Drivers Licence or Passport. Intoxicated persons will not be admitted. No thongs, steel cap boots, or spiked attire Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue. Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.

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