Events at Mitchell Theatre

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Annual General Meeting 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts will be held at 12:30pm on Tuesday, 21st March 2017 in the Mitchell Theatre, level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000.
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Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (1994)

Join us at the SMSA for a FREE screening of Quentin Tarantino's cult classic, Pulp Fiction. Stars Samuel L Jackson, John Travolta and Uma Thurman.
COSHA A Very Rude Awakening

A Very Rude Awakening (COSHA)

Join the City of Sydney Historical Association at the SMSA for a talk on the 75th anniversary of 3 midget Japanese submarines making it into Sydney Harbour.

Helen Pringle — What the Trump Administration means for Women

Join Helen Pringle for a discussion on the controversial Trump Administration, and what his life under his government means for women and their rights.
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Meg and Tom Keneally — The Unmourned

Meg & Tom Keneally discuss the second novel in their Monsarrat Series, The Unmourned, about a murder at the Parramatta Female Factory.
Good Life Series - 2017 FEB Finance

Securing your future — Financial planning for retirees

Join Graham Sale and John Hill for a comprehensive discussion of financial matters for retirees or those planning their retirement.
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Meredith Burgmann — Green Bans Red Union

Meredith Burgmann talks about the Green Bans at the height of the 1970s building boom. Risking their jobs, the members of the New South Wales Builders Labourers' Federation fought to preserve buildings, bush and parkland and to defend the rights of oppressed groups.
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The Winner's Guide to the Nobel Prize

Follows the lives of Nobel-award winning scientists Dr Barry Marshall and Dr Robin Warren and how they made their paradigm-shifting discovery of H. pylori bacteria and prooved that it caused stomach ulcers.
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Russell Workman - Images of Sydney in the 1960's (COSHA)

Join photographer Russell Workman for an illustrated talk on Images of Sydney in the 1960's, as presented by the City of Sydney Historical Association.
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George Roy Hill's The Sting

The SMSA kick off their FREE monthly film screenings on Feb 9th with 1973 Academy Award Winning film, The Sting. Stars Robert Redford and Paul Newman.
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**CANCELLED** Robert Austin — Castro, Communism and Cuba

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this talk has been CANCELLED. It will be rescheduled for later in the year. Please sign up for our enews to receive updates.
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Walter Mason — Cecil Beaton, Beauty and My Fair Lady

Cecil Beaton was one of the 20th century's greatest style icons. Join Walter Mason to discover Beaton's passions, his follies and some of his secrets.
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Annette Wagner: Hitler's Lost Spy (COSHA)

Come and listen to author Greg Clancy share the fascinating tale of Annette Wagner, a secret Nazi Spy, who lived, worked and broadcasted from Sydney.

Governor Phillip: Sailor Mercenary, Governor Spy (COSHA)

Join Michael Pembroke, a writer and Supreme Court Judge for a riveting talk on Governor Arthur Phillip, for the City of Sydney Historical Association.
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Special General Meeting

A Special General Meeting will be held at 4:00pm on Thursday 1st December in the Mitchell Theatre to consider proposed changes to the By-Laws.

Good Life Seminar — Mindfulness & Meditation

In our third Good Life Seminar, learn how to add balance in your life, & react positively to challenges of contemporary life with Mindfulness & Meditation

Tom Keneally — Crimes of the Father

Tom Keneally gives a talk on his latest release, Crimes of the Father, as he interrogates the terrible damage done to innocents by the Catholic Church.
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William Lee — First Chinese-Australian Barrister in NSW (CAHS)

Malcolm Oakes presents at talk on William Lee, the 1st Chinese-Australian Barrister to practice in NSW, for the Chinese Australian Historical Society.