Events at Mitchell Theatre

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Voices of Sydney's Chinese Furniture Factory Workers (CAHS)

Lecture series presented at the SMSA by the Chinese Australian Historical Society on Voices of Sydney's Chinese Furniture Factory Workers
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Tom & Meg Keneally: The Tom Keneally Centre 5th Anniversary

Join Tom and Meg Keneally to celebrate the Tom Keneally Centre 5th Anniversary. The father and daughter team will chat about the Tom Keneally Centre, their latest projects and what it’s like to have two Keneallys in the writing business.
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Em. Prof. Robert Clancy AM — The History of Science in Australia

Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy AM will discuss the history of science in Australia and what messages for today can be drawn from our 'early' and pre-WW2 science.
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The Wrecks of Homebush Bay (COSHA)

Sydney Mechanic School of Arts hosts a talk on the The Wrecks of Homebush Bay, presented by Betty Candy for the City Of Sydney Historical Association.
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Sydney Pollack's Three Days of the Condor

In Sydney Pollack's Three Days of the Condor, Robert Redford plays a CIA codebreaker who discovers that his co-workers have been murdered and a hit man is on his tail.
Dr. Dennys Angove — Understanding the Science of Climate Change

Dr. Dennys Angove — Understanding the Science of Climate Change

Dr Dennys Angove will deepen your understanding of the science of climate change, addressing energy balance, the greenhouse effect, global warming — and more.
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Leonard Janiszewski — Greek Cafés & Milk Bars of Australia

Join Leonard Janiszewski for a fascinating and nostalgic exploration of the Greek milk bar phenomenon, illustrated with photographs by Effie Alexakis.
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The Birth of Frankenstein: Celebrating 200 Years

Celebrate 200 years since 'the Birth of Frankenstein' with readings from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Dr Polidori's The Vampyre and the poems of Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley.
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Marcel Carne's Children of Paradise

Marcel Carne's Children of Paradise follows an enigmatic Parisian actress who is loved by four different men: an actor, a criminal, a count and a mime.
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Writing Sydney with Walter Mason — Gabrielle Lord

Australia's first lady of crime writing, Gabrielle Lord, joins Walter Mason at the SMSA to discuss her favourite Sydney things.
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Leigh Straw on 'The Worst Woman in Sydney'

Leigh Straw talks about Kate Leigh, 'The Worst Woman in Sydney' A brothel madam, sly-grog seller and drug dealer, many also saw her as a benevolent matriarch.
Warren Fahey Australia's Folk Song Heritage

Warren Fahey — Australia's Folk Song Heritage

Cultural historian Warren Fahey will discuss his pioneering folk song collecting work, play some of his field recordings, sing some songs, talk about the relevance of oral history — especially songs — and how to preserve our unique oral heritage for future generations
The Beachams of Bathurst

The Beachams of Bathurst – A Chinese Australian story (CAHS)

Event Organiser: Chinese Australian Historical Society Juanita Kwok, PhD candidate (Charles Sturt University) talks about the life…
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Films for Change: Cowspiracy (Sydney Vegan Club)

The Sydney Mechanics School of Arts hosts Films for Change for a screening of Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.
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Great Sydney Storms of the Past (City of Sydney Historical Society)

Dick Whitaker presents at talk on "Great Sydney Storms of the Past". Presented by COSHA at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (SMSA).
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Martin McDonagh's In Bruges

In Bruges, is a dark comedy and writer/director Martin McDonagh's feature film debut.
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Master Storyteller Tom Ware — 'The Sixty Milers'

Tom Ware pays tribute to the coal ships which plied the coast from Newcastle to Sydney, and from the Illawarra up to Sydney, and gives a mesmerising account of the final journey one of ships, the Birchgrove Park.
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Luncheon with former Consul-General for Mongolia (CWA Sydney)

Fundraising lunch hosted by the CWA Sydney City Branch with the Honorary Consul-General for Mongolia, Mr Peter Hay Sloane at the SMSA.