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.
Smuggled: An Illegal History of Journeys to Australia
Ruth Balint & Julie Kalman discuss the ideas behind the book Smuggled: An Illegal History of Journeys to Australia, tracing the fascinating story of people smuggling in Australia’s migrant history, from the Second World War through to the present.
Film Matinee: The Castle (1997)
The Kerrigan family’s domestic bliss is threatened when they receive a compulsory acquisition notice for their home in suburban Melbourne.
Building Resilience Post-Pandemic
Dr Aileen Alegado joins us to speak about the impacts of COVID-19 on mental health and shares positive tools to help build resilience and move forward.
Classic Film Night: The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Join us to watch this classic thriller in 16mm film, with an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.
The Henry Carmichael Lecture
Join us for champagne and light refreshments and to hear about the life of Henry Carmichael, educational progressive, social reformer, and winegrower.
Perspectives on war: poetry and film
Join us to start the Anzac weekend with a selection of significant war poems and a screening of Kubrick’s film classic, Paths of Glory (1957).
Touring Australia by Road
Join Ian Scanlon as he shares his journeys around Australia with a group of historic car club members, and get inspiration for your next travel adventure.
Film Matinee: Innocence (2000)
The story of two separated lovers who fall in love again after more than forty years apart.
Sydney’s Invisible Women
Join Jo Henwood as she highlights significant women of Sydney’s history and some amazing women still around today, celebrating their achievements by exploring their individual stories.
Classic Film Night: Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
Join us to watch this Japanese classic in 16mm film, with an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.
Classic Film Matinee: Harold and Maude (1971)
Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of much loved film, Harold and Maude, with an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.
VIRTUAL TALK: Elizabeth & Elizabeth with Sue Williams
Sue Williams joins us to discuss her new novel, Elizabeth & Elizabeth, the story of two women who combined their courage and wisdom to wield extraordinary power and influence behind the scenes of the fledgling colony.
VIRTUAL TALK: Life in Medieval Times
Carmel Bendon takes us on a journey back in time to explore medieval life and society.