Events at Mitchell Theatre

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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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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Robert Austin — Castro, Communism and Cuba

Dr Robert Austin will discuss the late Fidel Castro’s controversial and lasting impact on Cuba and wider world politics.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Ernst Lubitsch’s Ninotchka

In Ninotchka, Greta Garbo stars as a stern Soviet official sent to reprimand three bumbling Comrades who have been seduced by the decadent Parisian lifestyle.
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Lynette Ramsay Silver, OAM — Unmasking the REAL James Bond

Acclaimed historian Lynette Ramsay Silver, OAM tells the fascinating story of the spy whom she believes was the inspiration for Fleming's suave secret agent.
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Good Life Seminar — The Body Vital: Keeping Active

Discover how to keep active and improve your physical wellness in our second Good Life Seminar.
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Rediscovering the Stage Designs of Bill Constable: Corroboree & other Ballet Designs

Join Olga Sedneva to rediscover the forgotten genius of Australian set designer and artist Bill Constable, whose creative partnership with Edouard Borovansky of the Borovansky Ballet lasted over 15 years.
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Jack Clayton's The Innocents (1961)

The Innocents (1961) stars Deborah Kerr as Miss Giddens, a governess who comes to believe that her young charges are in league with the ghosts of former staff.
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Jo Karaolis — With Enough Love

Join lifelong educator Jo Karaolis for the hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, always inpiring story of her ten years as principal of a small Catholic special school.