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End Of A Year To Celebrate

Thu, 9 December 2021

After a year of lockdown and COVID precautions 2RPH threw a wonderful party for staff and volunteers - a chance to re-connect, share our passion for the spoken word, and enjoy each other's company again. There were heartfelt speeches, certificates of appreciation, and a special guest provided poetry. Outgoing General Manager Sancha Donald and Chair of the Board Di Collins were photographed by Suthee Creative at the party. 2RPH  120 copy

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Antiquating Your Christmas

Thu, 9 December 2021

In the Antiques Radio Show this month, your host Jolyon Warwick James outdoes Santa Claus with ideas for giving and receiving. He also offers up his Christmas antiques and art quiz - as well as all the answers. Jolyon was photographed by Suthee Creative at the recent 2RPH End of Year Celebration.Jolyon small 

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EXPOtential

Sat, 4 December 2021

2RPH has spent 2 days at the Sydney Disability Expo hobnobbing with providers in the sector and making new friends!Thumbnail IMG 1641

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Never Give Up the Attitude

Tue, 23 November 2021

The indefatigable Teresa Plane knows a thing or two about ageing with attitude. In this episode one of our favourite 2RPH presenters explains how to put your best foot forward at a funeral. She exposes the unfair rules of aged care and she profiles the Australian author Susanne Gervay whose books about school bullies and feminism have inspired a generation - or three.Ageing with attitude

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The Joys of Animism

Tue, 16 November 2021

For many humans a loving relationship with a pet can be a life saver, offering companionship, emotional support, and hours of fun. Every fortnight Animates brings you the stories of these fascinating relationships - whether it's a friendship with a blue tongue lizard or a Llama. This week Animates' star reporter Katie Brookes talks to Samantha Partridge about climbing every mountain - sometimes with a monkey on her back.Sharon mccutcheon KFqosh9fuDo unsplashPic by Sharon McCutcheon.

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Fabulous Funghi

Tue, 2 November 2021

This month in readings from Granta magazine, Tomas Drevikovsky plunges underground with a fascinating article from Merlin Sheldrake, author of the brilliantly readable, best-selling mushroom expose, Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures. Sheldrake is a witty, imaginative and quirky scientist with a lot to say about the symbiotic genius of the natural world. 

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Spoonerisms

Tue, 19 October 2021

Handmade ‘villages’ of spoons that first sprouted on nature strips during the coronavirus lockdowns have brought welcome enjoyment, especially for children, reports Lynne Foley-Jones in the next edition of Junior Journal - or should that be Spoonier Spoornal?20211016 092400

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Playful Genius

Tue, 19 October 2021

Next on Monday Profile we feature the first indigenous Australian to win the prestigious Bulgari Art Award, Daniel Boyd. A Kudjla/Gangalu man from North Queensland, he has exhibited his playful, articulate work nationally and internationally since 2005, bringing an alternative lens to Australia’s foundational myths. Boyd's eerily beautiful paintings of historic events and people have placed him at the vanguard of Australian arts.Daniel Boyd copy

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