Events at Mitchell Theatre

Choice - How To Be A Savvy Consumner

GOOD LIFE: Being a Savvy Consumer — a CHOICE perspective

CHOICE's Policy and Campaign experts reveal how you can be a savvy consumer on issues ranging from life insurance to free range eggs.

Geo-Engineering: Messing with the Climate to undo our Current Mess

Prof. Micheal Box poses questions in regards to appropriate action in combating climate change, and what might be the consequences be?
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Ian Burnet — Where Australia Collides with Asia: Banks, Wallace & Darwin

Ian Burnet follows the seminal historical journeys of Sir Joseph Banks, Charles Darwin & Alfred Russel Wallace to discover Where Australia Collides with Asia
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Warren Fahey for COSHA - The Good Old, Bad Old Days

Cultural Historian Warren Fahey shares stories of Sydney's '2011' inner east: from the high life to the low life and, sometimes, the very low life
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Classic Film Night —Singing In the Rain (1952)

Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds star in this happy-go-lucky musical about silent film stars facing the reality of acting in these new fangled "talkies".
Glamorous Paris: Colette

Walter Mason — Glamorous Paris: Colette

Glamorous Paris is a brand‐new series of talks by Walter Mason, which explores the fascinating and often glamorous worlds of the most fabulous Parisian authors, including Colette.
The Art of Living Alone and Loving It

Jane Mathews — The Art of Living Alone & Loving It

Living solo, whether by choice or by chance, is not without it's challenges. Cooking for one, juggling finances, keeping loneliness…

David McKnight — Populism Now!

Populism can be a dirty word.Certainly, Brexit and the election of Donald Trump have given populism a bad name, and…
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Nadia Jamal — Headstrong Daughters

In Headstrong Daughters, Nadia Jamal takes us inside the lives of ordinary Muslim women from around Australia, showing how they find ways to stay true to their faith — and to themselves.
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Russell Workman — Uncle Jack, Australian Lighthorseman

Photographer Russell Workman delves into his family archives to share never-before-seen photos and stories of his Uncle Jack's experience serving in WWI as a Lighthorseman in Palestine.
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Walter Mason — Magnificent Obsessions: Claudia Chan Shaw

Claudia Chan Shaw joins Walter Mason to talk about her roots, how she became so interested in style and design, and the reasons she is such a passionate collector for the first talk in our new series, Magnificent Obsessions.

The 1857 Dunbar Disaster (COSHA)

Join John Lanser, for the City of Sydney Historical Association, to hear the harrowing tale of The Dunbar's 1857 shipwreck that claimed the lives of 121 passengers.
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Classic Film Night — All About Eve (1950)

All About Eve stars Bette Davis as Margo Channing, an award-winning Broadway star who takes an aspiring actress, Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) under her wing. But Eve will do anything to reach the top, backstabbing Margo any chance she can get.
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SENIORS FESTIVAL: With Age, Art and Life Become One

Our panelists discuss ways to harness our creativity as we get older, as well as looking at positive representations of aging in art.
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Walter Mason — Glamorous Paris: Proust

For our new Glamorous Paris series, Walter Mason delves into Proust’s glamorous milieu, his tortured personal life and just what makes his book, À La Recherche Du Temps Perdu, a remarkable work of art.

Anne McLeod — Marie Byles: The Summit of Her Ambition

Anne McLeod celebrates the exceptional life of Marie Byles, the first woman admitted as a solicitor in NSW, a social activist, environmentalist, mountaineer and early Western Buddhist.
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Sophistry — Global Deflation: The Enlightenment has failed!

In the tradition of the Ancient Greek sophists, we invite you to join us for the final event in the Enlightenment Series, featuring a buffet dinner (optional), followed by an interactive sophistry and live music.
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SENIORS FESTIVAL: To Die Will Be An Awfully Big Adventure

Come along and join the discussion with Tom Keneally, Ken Hillman, Colleen Cartwright and Kerrie Noonan, as we remember that death is just the last adventure of our life.