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Justin Hamilton gathers his closest friends at Giant Dwarf to discuss whether we can still enjoy a person’s art if that person is problematic.

It turns out some of your favourite songs, movies and books were created by people who are not that great once you get to know them. It can be quite deflating to realise there’s a lot of disappointing people out there who have moved you to tears, inspired you to dance and made you laugh like a loon. Yet does their artistic output mean you can’t enjoy their work once you realise they’re not much fun to host at a tea party?

In a world where “Cancel Culture” is a term used by both sides of the intellectual divide in precarious and flippant ways, Hammo has put out the call and asked some of his smartest and closest friends to come and share their popular and un-popular thoughts.

“Big Squid Live – Can We Still Enjoy It?” can definitely be enjoyed at Giant Dwarf on May 2nd from 5pm.
The live podcast will be hosted by Hammo and include guests:

+ Richard Fidler
+ Alice Fraser
+ Rove McManus
+ Ange Lavoipierre
+ Ben Ellwood
+ AJ Lamarque
+ Georgia Mooney
+ Alexei Toliopoulos
+ Tom Gleeson

From movies to music, from children’s stories to novels, from comedy to drama, Hammo and friends will dive deep into the places most people fear to tread to discuss the divide between art and the artist.



Please do not attend if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, have travelled overseas within the last 14 days or have been in direct or indirect contact with a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19.


CARD/CONTACTLESS PAYMENT ONLY – We are no longer taking cash sales

Please adhere to social distancing at all times and follow direction from venue staff.

The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including:
– Hand sanitiser dispensers
– Signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue
– Regular sanitising of the venue and a full clean between sittings


Pop in before the show for a drink and a mingle!

Giant Dwarf is a licensed venue. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person. Any discriminatory, illegal or aggressive behaviour, will not be permitted.


  • 3 Oct: Big Squid Live Podcast
    3 October 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 3 Oct, Livestream: Big Squid Live Podcast
    3 October 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 13 Dec: Big Squid Live Podcast; The FauXmas Show
    13 December 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 13 Dec, Livestream: Big Squid Live Podcast; The FauXmas Show
    13 December 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 2 May: Big Squid Live
    2 May 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm



280 Cleveland St, Gadigal Land, Surry Hills, New South Wales, 2010, Australia

Big Squid Live – Can We Still Enjoy It?

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