To support Australians during a difficult year, the team behind ideas festival Space is hosting a virtual dinner party with guests including Atlas Dining chef Charlie Carrington (who’ll also be doing cooking); comedians and activists Magda Szubanski and Craig Reucassel; Will “Egg Boy” Connolly, who you may remember for egging a right-wing senator; and inspiring speakers such as world-champion surfer Layne Beachley.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to crisis hotline Lifeline, which provides 24-hour mental-health support nationwide.
Carrington and his team will be putting together dinner boxes to prepare at home.
On the menu so far is kung pao chicken (a spicy Chinese-style stir-fry) with native Australian mountain pepper and saltbush, followed by chocolate smash with berries and lemon myrtle for dessert. There’ll also be a vegetarian option.
You'll eat your meal accompanied by live music and entertainment, plus cooking tips from Carringtom.
Dinner costs $155 for one or $195 for two – you can also pay it forward and buy a ticket for someone else.
Meal boxes can be delived to Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania, South Australia and Queensland. From 6pm to 9.30pm.