Events at Mitchell Theatre

ASA Day5

Winter Lecture Series (Day 5) - Australians Studying Abroad Cultural Tours (ASA)

Australia's Studying Abroad (ASA) present their Winter Lecture Series at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts
ASA Day 4 Lecture

Winter Lecture Series (Day 4) - Australians Studying Abroad Cultural Tours (ASA)

Australians Studying Abroad Cultural Tours (ASA) Winter Lecture Series held at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts
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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 the beautiful photography of 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.
ASA Day3

Winter Lecture Series (Day 3) - Australians Studying Abroad Cultural Tours (ASA)

ASA Winter Lecture Series held at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts
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Winter Lecture Series (Day 2) – Australians Studying Abroad Cultural Tours (ASA)

Australia's Studying Abroad (ASA) hosting their Winter Lecture Series at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts
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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.
ASA Day 1

Winter Lecture Series (Day 1) - Australians Studying Abroad Cultural Tours (ASA)

Australians Studying Abroad (ASA) host their Winter Lecture Series at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.