Virtual Talk: French Connection: Australia's cosmopolitan ambitions
Alexis Bergantz uncovers the surprising history of the French in 19th century Australia and their role in creating a more connected and cosmopolitan nation.
Virtual Talk: A Bloody Good Rant with Tom Keneally
Prolific author Tom Keneally joins us via Zoom to share his passions, memories and demons.
Virtual Event: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
SMSA Poetry Group members present a reading of well-known poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner via Zoom.
VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY: Charade (1963)
Join us via Zoom and Beamafilm to watch and discuss Charade (1963).
Virtual Talk: Soil with Matthew Evans
Matthew Evans joins us via Zoom to tell the incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy.
Virtual Talk: Understanding Anxiety and Depression with Wayne Wigham
Wayne Wigham shares his own lived experience of mental illness as well as the latest information and tools from the Black Dog Institute.
VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY: Amour (2012)
Join us via Zoom and Beamafilm to watch and discuss Amour (2012).
Virtual Talk: Joseph Conrad’s Eastern Voyages with Ian Burnet
Ian Burnet explores the life and times of Joseph Conrad, sharing the extensive research behind his latest book, Joseph Conrad’s Eastern Voyages.
Virtual Event: An Afternoon of Roald Dahl
SMSA Poetry Group members present readings of an assortment of Roald Dahl favourites via Zoom.
Virtual Talk: True Crime Stories from Sydney’s History
Readers of compelling history and true crime will delight in this behind the scenes look at award-winning author Tanya Bretherton’s books exploring Sydney’s criminal history.
Virtual Talk: The History of the Mystery
Secrets will be revealed and mysteries solved when Jo Henwood joins us to explore the history of the mystery literary genre.
VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY: The General (1926)
Join us via Zoom and Beamafilm to watch and discuss Buster Keaton's The General (1926).
VIRTUAL TALK Sydney Observatory: An Environmental History, 1847-1900
Nancy Cushing joins us for History Week 2021 to explore the history of the Sydney Observatory.
VIRTUAL TALK: Kate Kelly: The True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister
Rebecca Wilson discusses her book, Kate Kelly: The True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister, and sheds light onto the life of an extraordinary but often overshadowed Australian.
VIRTUAL TALK: Physical activity, the elixir of health and wellbeing: how much is enough?
Anne Tiedemann joins us via Zoom to share her expertise on physical activity for healthy ageing, answering the question, how much is enough?
VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY: About Elly (2009)
Join us via Zoom and Beamafilm to watch and discuss Asghar Farhadi's About Elly (2009).
Classic Film Night: The Round-Up (1965)
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. Join us to watch this classic film in 16mm Cinemascope print, with an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.
Carmen – A Night at the Opera
Join us for a glamorous evening of champagne, canapés and a performance of Bizet’s Carmen, performed by Opera Bites.