VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY George Orwell's Animal Farm (1954)
Farmyard animals revolt against the farmer and establish their own "Animal Farm", but as time goes on their leaders create a new tyranny.
VIRTUAL TALK John August — Close to Home: Sydney's Marvels
With ravel restrictions being eased, but still in place, this is the perfect time to explore some of Sydney's hidden treasures online with John August
VIRTUAL TALK Mark Dunn — The Convict Valley
In The Convict Valley Mark Dunn reveals the colonial past of the Hunter Valley, the convicts, the white settlers and the original Aboriginal landowners.
VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout (1971)
In Walkabout, a teenaged girl (Jenny Agutter) and her brother struggle to survive in the harsh Australian desert until they encounter a young Aboriginal boy (David Gulpilil, in his first role).
VIRTUAL TALK How to be an Australian with Ashley Kalagian Blunt
Ashley Kalagian Blunt joins for a virtual chat about Australian identity and culture through the eyes of a slightly anxious Canadian.
VIRTUAL TALK Tom Keneally on The Dickens Boy
Join Tom Keneally for a fascinating talk on his new novel, The Dickens Boy, which resurrects the story of Plorn, the disappointing tenth child of Charles Dickens
VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY Babette's Feast (1987)
After winning the lottery, Babette uses the money to create an eye-opening feast for the two sisters she works for.
VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY "2040" Documentary
What would the future look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them into the mainstream?
VIRTUAL TALK Sacha Molitorisz — Net Privacy
Media and ethics academic Sacha Molitorisz will give a rigorous and engaging examination of privacy in the digital age.
VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY Fritz Lang's M (1931)
When the police are unable to catch a serial killer who is targeting children, the criminal underworld decides to find the psychopath on themselves
VIRTUAL TALK Maggie Hamilton — Inside the Secret Life of Fairies
What is it about fairies that enchants us so? Maggie Hamilton has spent a decade exploring the rich world of the fairy and joins us in this virtual talk to discuss how to build a lasting bridge to their world.
**POSTPONED** From the Majestic to the Mundane with Richard White (Going Places #2)
**POSTPONED** Travel historian Richard White surveys the history of a range of mineral spas in Australia, including the magnificent Hydro Majestic, and dips into some of the many excellent Australian spas in operation today.
**POSTPONED** Henry Carmichael with Dr Lesley Scanlon (On the Shoulders of Giants #1)
In the first lecture of the On the Shoulders of Giants series, Dr Lesley Scanlon reappraises the work of Henry Carmichael, an early educational thinker, social reformer, secularist, and winegrower.
F.W. Murnau's Sunrise (1927)
Filmed right at the end of the silent era, Sunrise starring Janet Gaynor and George O'Brien is considered one of the masterpieces of the genre. Directed by FW Murnau
Speaking of Music... The Magic of Solo Violin
**This event has reached capacity and is now WAITLIST only.** Celebrate the 300th anniversary of Bach's solo violin pieces with a lecture by Dr David Hush FRSN and performances by violinist Anna Da Silva Chen including the World Premiere of Partita for Solo Violin (2019), composed by David Hush.
Peter Grose in conversation with Tom Keneally
Peter Grose joins Tom Keneally to discuss his new book, Ten Rogues, that tells the unlikely story of convict schemers, a stolen brig and an escape from Van Diemen's Land to Chile.
Chris Frame — Southampton and the Queens
Cunard and ocean liner expert Chris Frame reveals the incredible story of Southampton and the Queens — the original Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth.
Billy Wilder's The Apartment (1960)
In Billy Wilder's The Apartment, Jack Lemmon plays an insurance clerk who allows executives to use his city apartment for their extra-marital affairs. Also stars Shirley MacLaine and Fred McMurray.