Events at Mitchell Theatre

Dr Culum Brown - Sharks

Dr. Culum Brown — Diving into the Private Lives of Sharks

Join Dr Culum Brown for a fascinating exploration into the private lives of sharks, via the science that helps researchers understand shark behaviours.
Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf Screening 2017

Mike Nichols' Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

FREE screening of Oscar winning classic film Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Stars Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton.
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Claire Corbett — Watch Over Me

Join author Claire Corbett, in conversation with Tom Keneally, as she discusses her stunning, eagerly awaited second novel, Watch Over Me.
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Protecting Yourself Online — Cyber Safety

Discover how to navigate the online world while keeping your personal information secure in Protecting Yourself Online — Cyber Safety.
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Warren Fahey — Tales of Old Rookwood (150th Anniversary)

Warren Fahey, Rookwood’s cultural historian, for a fascinating tales of old Rookwood and the screening of several short films its curious history and several notables interred in the cemetary which is celebrating 150 years in 2017.
Screening Wild Strawberries

Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries (1957)

Come and enjoy a free screening of Ingmar Bergman's 1957 classic film Wild Strawberries, starring Victor Sjöström and Bibi Andersson.
Dr Nicola Gates A Brain for Life

Dr Nicola Gates — A Brain for Life: Preventing Dementia

Dr Nicola Gates reveals how to reduce your risk of dementia by up to 60 per cent by making simple lifestyle changes in A Brain for Life.
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Frank Hurley - The Man Who Made History (COSHA)

City of Sydney Historical Society presents a talk on photographer & explorer Frank Hurley - The Man Who Made History.
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Carol Baxter — The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller

Carol Baxter talks about The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller, Jessie ‘Chubbie’ Miller, an Australian who was the first woman to complete an England to Australia flight in 1927 and competed in the first air race for women against Amelia Earhart.
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Louise Williams — A True Story of the Great Escape

Join Louise Williams for the true story of a young Australian fighter pilot, John Williams DFC, who became a POW in the notorious Stalag Luft III and participated in The Great Escape.
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Russell Workman — Sydney in the 1960s

Join photographer Russell Workman for a nostalgic glimpse back in time featuring a selection of his photographs taken in and around Sydney during the 1960s.
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Dr Willa Huston — Are we losing the Koala?

UTS microbiologist Dr Willa Huston joins us to talk about her work in helping to protect and save koalas from the threat of extinction.
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Annual General Meeting 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts will be held at 12:30pm on Tuesday, 21st March 2017 in the Mitchell Theatre, level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000.
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The Dalfram Dispute 1938: Pig Iron Bob (CAHS)

The Chinese Australian Historical Society present a screening of The Dalfram Dispute 1938: Pig Iron Bob at the SMSA's Mitchell Theatre.
Screening Pulp Fiction

Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (1994)

Join us at the SMSA for a FREE screening of Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. Stars Samuel L Jackson, John Travolta and Uma Thurman.

Gay Hendriksen — The Women of the Parramatta Female Factory

Gay Hendriksen shares the extraordinary stories of the women who worked in the Parramatta Female Factory and a recounting of the issues and events surrounding Australia's first workers' action, AKA the riot of 1827
COSHA A Very Rude Awakening

A Very Rude Awakening (COSHA)

Join the City of Sydney Historical Association at the SMSA for a talk on the 75th anniversary of 3 midget Japanese submarines making it into Sydney Harbour.
Helen Pringle Trump for Women

Helen Pringle — What the Trump Administration means for Women

For International Womens’ Day, Dr Helen Pringle will discuss how the actions and policies of the Trump administration may impact women in the US and globally.