“I still have people who come up to me and talk about Play School every day. It’s remarkable,” says Australian screen icon Noni Hazlehurst in our newest cover story about her passion for performance, the power of speaking up, and, course, Play School.
“For half an hour, twice a day, five days a week, that child watching [Play School] gets unconditional love and non-judgemental acceptance from two adults. And for some children, those are the nicest adults that they’re in contact with.”
More highlights in our edition:
- Podcaster, writer and our very own Big Issue columnist Lorin Clarke has written about growing up with her beloved dad, satirist John Clarke, in a new book full of wit, affection and familial silliness.
- We catch up with some World Cup stars! The Street Socceroos report in from the Homeless World Cup in the US.
- Director Celine Song tells us about her debut film Past Lives, a love story that’s already getting Oscar buzz.
- In The Big Picture, we visit Entrepatios Las Carolinas, a collaborative housing venture in Madrid that is paving the way towards more socially and ecologically sustainable ways to live.
- After a series of albums about personal loss and despair, singer-songwriter Sarah Mary Chadwick talks about creating songs of light and hope.
- In our new back page column Ozzities, we look at the South Australian wonder invention that is chicken salt!
- Plus, food writer Simon Davis shares a quick and easy version of his grandma’s delicious Filo Fish Pie.