Watt's Up? - ENVi Silver Linings 6 [Past Event]

Thu 15 Oct, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We’re all vying for audiences and who better than the Penguin Parade to tell us how it’s done. (Can you believe they had over 1 million viewers over 2 parade days!). Skye Nichol, Visitor Experience Ranger from Phillip Island Nature Parks, joins former State Library Victoria education officer and now comedian, Josh Earl and former Melbourne Museum presenter, cartoonist, comedian, author Bernard Caleo on the metaphorical couch with our very own secret comedian – Patrick Watt – to discuss all things museum education.

Bring your own (whatevers) to this evening event of learnings, laughs and alliterations. There will be time for what if’s, fancy thats, how nows, answers and questions. Patrick may even throw some of those questions your way.We invite you to attend our sixth in this corona-inspired-series with an open mind, generosity of spirit and willingness to apply your zoomy jazz hands. Time to take a deep breath, relax and enjoy what it means to be a cultural organisation educator today.

Our Panel

  • Patrick Watt, our host is a museum program director with five Comedy festivals up his sleeve and a raft of MC jobs across the cultural sector.
  • Josh Earl is a former education officer at State Library Victoria and now an award winning Melbourne based comedian and writer. Josh has hosted ABC's Spicks and Specks, appeared on Channel 10's The Project as well as performing in comedy festivals around the world for the past fifteen years.
  • Bernard Caleo was a presenter and Melbourne Museum and is now a comic book maker and a performer. When he can, he combines the two by telling stories using the Japanese street theatre form of kamishibai ('paper drama’).
  • Skye Nichol is a Visitor Experience Ranger with Phillip Island Nature Parks. Her first live stream commentary of the Penguin Parade attracted an audience of 770,000 people.




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