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
Martin McDonagh's In Bruges
In Bruges, is a dark comedy and writer/director Martin McDonagh's feature film debut.
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.
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.
Eric Sidoti — The Way of the Reformer
In the centenary of Gough Whitlam's birth, Eric Sidoti examines how Australia's 21st Prime Minister was shaped by his own times and how he, in turn, shaped modern Australia.
Lawrence Hargrave: Father of International Flight (COSHA)
Michael Adams from the Hargrave Society presents a talk on Australian aeronautical engineer, Lawrence Hargrave.
Ingmar Bergman's Persona
Ingmar Bergman's 1966 Film, Persona. Story of a nurse & a her famous charge, who's personalities somehow merge together.
Annual General Meeting 2016 (AMISA NSW)
The Annual General Meeting of AMISA NSW will be held on Thursday 5 May 2016 at 11:00 AM on Level 1 of the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Steet, Sydney.
Rachel Landers — Who Bombed the Hilton?
Rachel Landers — Who Bombed the Hilton? A book on the 1978 unsolved bombing in Sydney and Australia's first act of terrorism.
The Best of the Bard — Shakespeare 400
**Moved to the Mitchell Theatre due to popular demand. Please book to reserve your seat.**
The Best of the Bard — Shakespeare 400 celebrates 400 years of Shakespeare with a special reading by the Poetry at SMSA group encompassing his Comedies, Tragedies, Histories and, of course, his Sonnets.
Greg Clancy — Hitler's Lost Spy
Greg Clancy — Hitler's Lost Spy tells the little know story of Annette Wagner, a Swiss-born fashion and beauty expert who was a media identity on the ABC and commercial radio in Australia in 1938 and 1939 — and a Nazi spy.
John Ford's My Darling Clementine
It's the show-down at the OK Corral in John Ford's My Darling Clementine, starring Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp, Linda Darnell as his sweetheart Clementine, and Victor Mature as the hard-drinking Doc Holliday.
Share the Shoebox (ASCCA)
ASCCA's “Share the Shoebox Forum” to discover exciting ways your can save all those wonderful treasures and turn them into books, albums, videos, cards and stories to be shared with all generations.
Jane Eales — Secrets, Spies and Spotted Dogs
Jane Eales was told she was adopted at 19 then forbidden to ever search for her biological family. Decades later, she made the stunning discovery that her birth mother had been a British spy.
Two sisters who lead a rigid life of austerity take in a refugee, Babette, as a cook. Years later Babette wins the lottery and uses the money to create an eye-opening feast for the sisters.
Sarah Marquis — Wild By Nature (International Women's Day)
Join us on International Women’s Day for the inspirational story of Sarah Marquis' epic solo hike that took her literally from one end of the planet to the other.
Meg & Tom Keneally — The Soldier's Curse
Join Meg and Tom Keneally to celebrate the launch of their brilliant collaboration on The Soldier's Curse, a gripping crime novel set in Australia's convict past. Attendees will be invited to join Meg and Tom for bubbly and light refreshments following the talk.
Diego Bonetto — The Wonderful World of Weeds
Join Diego Bonetto to rediscover the value of the weeds that grow along the green belts, in parks and reserves — and in your own backyard.