SAT 2 MAR
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’
Malthouse Outdoor Stage is a general admission venue with standing areas and seating available at shared tables. We recommend arriving early to find a space that’s right for you. The Malthouse Bar is open before and during the show, and food is available from The Malthouse Cafe.
We perform in all weather conditions, so long as it's safe for the performers and for you. Melbourne's weather can change all the time—we recommend bringing a raincoat, wearing waterproof shoes, and bringing a small umbrella just in case. In the event that the performance is cancelled, we will contact you to inform you the next steps. Please note the seating area is not covered.
Story Baker presents Love Sermon on Malthouse Outdoor Stage.
Malthouse Outdoor Stage is generously supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
Clementine Ford & Libby O'Donovan
Event & ticketing details
The Malthouse Outdoor Stage main auditorium is accessible via flat entry and is suitable for wheelchair and mobility device users. The sunken front of stage area called the ‘pit’ is accessed via three stairs only and is not suitable for wheelchair or mobility device users. Accessible toilets are located within The Malthouse and can be accessed via flat floors. For more detailed accessibility information see here.
All tickets are sold as General Admission (unallocated seating). All online bookings incur a $4 booking fee per transaction.
90 minutes (no interval)
LATECOMER POLICY /
Entry is permitted at any time during the event.
PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY /
Flash photography is not permitted.