Rime of the ancient Mariner

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).

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.