Australia’s Biggest Virtual Dinner Party

CJ Holden and Adam Ferrier of s p a c e  are putting on Australia’s Biggest Virtual Dinner Party in support of Lifeline, which includes a Masterclass from Atlas chef Charlie Carrington and music performances.

In lockdown? Social distancing getting you down? Finding a newfound love for virtual connection? Or want to try something weird? Join Australia’s Biggest Virtual Dinner Party, Friday 14 August, in support of Lifeline.


Safe to say none of us expected this year to pan out as it has. While our 2020 plans have been shredded, and Victoria – along with much of the world – still grapples to take control, let’s not lose hope or perspective, and let’s start to flourish in the shades of grey this year is throwing us.


Let’s party! Let’s make connecting virtually cooler. Let’s bring in a little magic. And let’s look at how we can turn shades of grey into silver linings. The organisers of Australia’s Biggest Virtual Dinner Party are really pumped to bring you a perfectly random, kinda weird, possibly a little tech-glitchy evening of music, chat and connections.


The evening will consist of a talk or two from some outstanding Aussies including Craig Reucassel, Magda Szubanski, and Will ‘Egg Boy’ Connolly; some music from former Australia’s Got Talent 2019 runner-up D Minor and 2016 winner Fletcher Pilon; a live cooking masterclass by Atlas Masterclass chef, Charlie Carrington; and plenty of digital dining rooms to drop in and out of, before leading into a living room rave. All guests will receive a party box in advance, which will include everything needed for the evening ahead, including booze and fresh, restaurant-quality ingredients for the masterclass.


CJ Holden, Co-Founder of  s p a c e  said, “Physical interaction in 2020 is so over-rated, so here we are having a virtual dinner party. We’ve got a few surprises lined up but think even the most introverted of us are getting sick of the lack of social options available. So, the virtual dinner party is a chance to try something different and have a few drinks, safe in the knowledge you’ll get home safely”.


Why are they doing this? Because they want to bring some joy to all Australians going through tough times, they want to highlight the exceptional work of Lifeline who have experienced a monumental rise in calls over the past few months, and most importantly, because in defiance of everything 2020 has thrown us, we must finding the joy amongst the uncertainty.


The dinner is hosted by Holly Ransom and Adam Ferrier of  s p a c e, a festival-come-conference where ideas meet influence to make the world a better place. Partnering with virtual cooking masterclasses, Atlas Masterclass bringing the food, Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD) bringing the music, and Lifeline Australia to give a little back.


Dinner Guests


Adam Ferrier, Consumer Psychologist

Bruce Shillingsworth, Water Warrior

Charlie Carrington, Chef

Craig Reucassel, Comedian and Waste Warrior

Holly Ransom, Disruption Strategist

Justin Jones, Adventurer

Layne Beachley, World Champion Surfer

Lucas Patchett and Nicholas Marchesi, Champions for people experiencing homelessness

Magda Szubanski, Comedian and Activist

Mikaela Jade, Indigenous Edu-tech Visionary

Paul & Tami Roos, High Performance Coaches

Russel Howcroft, Creative Economy Activist

Will Connolly, ‘Egg Boy’


Music Lineup

MMAD, the charity that rewrites the lives of at-risk young people through the power of music and mentoring. Music provided by young people supported by Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD) and charity ambassadors. Featuring:


D Minor, Semi Finalist Australia's Got Talent 2019

Fletcher Pilon, Winner Australia's Got Talent 2016


On sale to Sunday 9 August. All proceeds go to Lifeline. With a contribution to Musicians Making a Difference (MMAD).