Events at Mitchell Theatre

Sue Liu - Accidental Aid Worker

Sue Liu — Accidental Aid Worker

Accidental Aid Worker, is a true story of self-discovery and personal determination in the wake of a horrendous natural disaster.
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HISTORY WEEK: Minding her Own Business — Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney (COSHA)

HISTORY WEEK: Minding her own business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney, Catherine Bishop gives a history week talk on Sydney's colonial entrepreneurs.
Denis Villeneuves - Incendies

Denis Villeneuve's Incendies

SMSA presents Denis Villeneuve's Incendies in which twins travel to the Middle East with three letters to fulfill their mother's dying wish.
Keira Lindsay - The Convicts Daughter

HISTORY WEEK Kiera Lindsey — The Convict’s Daughter

In The Convict's Daughter, Kiera Lindsey tells the true story of her great, great, great aunt Mary Ann Gill who scandalised Sydney with her elopement and had adventures across the world.
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HISTORY WEEK: Ann Howard — You'll Be Sorry

History Week Event: In You'll be Sorry, Ann Howard tells the remarkable stories of Australian servicewomen in World War II, both during the war and after.
TAASA Archaeologist in Kashmir

An Archaeologist in Shangri-La (TAASA)

Prof. Alison Betts presents, An Archaeologist in Shangri-La: Exploring the Early History of Kashmir, a talk on the early histry and agriculture practices of Indian Kashmir.
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Winton Higgins — Rule of Law

FILLING FAST — BOOK NOW Winton Higgins, a Tom Keneally Writing Master Class alumni, will chat about his novel, Rule of Law, with Tom Keneally.
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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.
Prof Clancy History of Science in Australia

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.
Wrecks of Homebush Bay COSHA

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 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.
Leight Straw - Kate Leigh The Worst Woman in Sydney

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.