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Win a meet and greet experience with Denise Scott

Ipswich First is giving one lucky reader the chance to win a double pass to Ipswich Libraries Cocktail Hour with Denise Scott, including an invitation to an exclusive pre-event Meet And Greet with Denise Scott and a photograph opportunity.

This is a money can’t buy experience.

It’s a free event, but tickets are always in high demand and interest always exceeds spaces available. Apart from this competition, the only way to secure tickets is to register interest at

To register, you must be a library member, and registration is available from 9am Monday 14 October to 9am Monday 21 October 2019. Tickets are then allocated on the basis of a random draw.

For your chance to gain guaranteed entry to the show, simply answer the following question: Name one of the two libraries where Denise Scott will be speaking?

Send your answer to and you’ll be in the draw to win tickets. When submitting your entry, be sure to:

  • Include your name in the email
  • Include your best contact number
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  • Entries close 12pm, Friday October 11, and winners will be notified via email and phone. Late entries will be ineligible. Entries without a correct answer, your name and contact number will be ineligible. Winners will be chosen randomly, but must be registered to receive Ipswich First news alerts. See the terms and conditions.

As career breakthroughs go, this one took a while, but it has been worth the wait.

Denise Scott‘s path to her career as a Melbourne Comedy Festival Award-winning comedian began when she started acting nearly thirty years ago, but it has been in the last decade that she has hit the big time, scoring high profile TV spots, filling thousand-seat theatres, releasing two books and even returning to her acting heritage with ongoing roles on Seven’s Winners and Losers and Nine’s House Husbands.

In 2009 Denise penned All That Happened at Number 26, a book which became a national best seller and a hit tour, with sell-out seasons at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Sydney Opera House. Scotty’s subsequent solo show, Regrets, was awarded the Melbourne Comedy Festival Directors’ Choice Award, with Scotty winning a Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer. She then made her debut (finally!) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and released her second book The Tour.

Denise hit the stage with her dear friend Judith Lucy in 2013’s The Spiral. Their stand-up-slash-book-tour debuted at the Princess Theatre during MICF and went on to sell well over 30,000 tickets across Australia.

She returned to the stage once again in 2014 with her Barry Award Winning solo show Mother Bare, performing at the Adelaide Fringe, the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Sydney Opera House and Brisbane Powerhouse. And in 2015, Mother Bare returned to Melbourne Comedy Festival for a limited run at the Comedy Theatre and the prestigious Hamer Hall.

Denise and Judith joined forces again for their biggest show yet – Disappointments. This critically acclaimed, runaway success saw them win the 2017 Melbourne Comedy Festival’s People’s Choice Award, perform at London’s Soho Theatre and sell out shows all over Australia. In 2018 Disappointments performed at the Sydney Opera House and return season at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Scotty has been and remains a favourite guest on many of Australia’s favourite TV shows, including Spicks and SpecksThe ProjectTalkin’ ‘bout Your GenerationHave You Been Paying Attention?, Please Like Me and Jack Irish and Studio 10. A contestant-turned-co-host on 2019’s Dancing With The Stars reboot for Ten, Scotty also provides the voice for the Nine Network hit, Travel Guides

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