Raising bar for people with a thirst for knowledge

Award-winning event series, Raising the Bar, is returning to the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters on Tuesday 20 October—the only City in the world to host a live Raising the Bar event in 2020.

Ten of the City’s best bars and pubs will be transformed into accessible and fun knowledge spaces for people who want to be challenged, inspired and always learning.

“Following the overwhelming success of previous years, the Council is absolutely delighted to be bringing this global initiative back to our City for another night of inspiring talks with a range of experts,” says Mayor Robert Bria.

From gut health, body movement and mental wellbeing, to judicial systems and rebuilding tourism in a post-COVID market, there’s something to pique everyone’s interest.

Frances Nelson QC is just one person tasked with the delicate job of reviewing parole applications of South Australian prisoners. With a legal career spanning more than 50 years, she will share perspectives and considerations that must be taken into account when finding a balance between a punishment that fits the crime and protection of the public.

Jason Lee has made a career out of spinning records and now he’s set to spin us some yarns about the joys of collecting, the challenges of a ‘hobby income’ and how he keeps people dancing! He’ll be taking over the decks at The Colonist and taking you on a tour through music spanning the decades.

“We’re also thrilled to be welcoming back Luke Broomhall, a forensic psychologist who has captivated Raising the Bar crowds in previous years.”

Luke has acted as a medico-legal expert in some of the most notorious cases in South Australia’s legal history and will share his insights into forensic personality profiling referencing some of these cases, exclusively for Raising the Bar.

Raising the Bar is a COVID safe event and though seating may be limited for some talks to ensure physical distancing requirements are met, all talks will be live-streamed to ensure everyone can participate in the event.

“Those who don’t secure tickets or prefer not to attend the event in person, won’t miss out—they will be able to enjoy the talk online in the comfort of their own home.”

Livestream links will be available on the Council’s website and the Facebook pages of host venues closer to the event.

Raising the Bar is a global event series which began in New York and aims to make education a part of popular culture in cities across the world, with Adelaide now among Hong Kong, London and Sydney.

Tickets to Raising the Bar talks are free and bookings are essential.

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