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Upcoming events

Brigid Delaney

Speak Your Mind 2017: Wellness

The contemporary wellness movement encourages active participation in dieting, exercise, alternative medicine and mindfulness, in order to improve physical and mental health. Our panel will discuss wellness from a number of view points, and answer the questions you may have as a result of your own search for wellness.


Date:   Tuesday 17 October

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Newtown Library, 8-10 Brown St, Newtown

Alola Australia Fundraising Dinner

A special 3 course dinner to raise funds to expand and strengthen "Our village loves its Mothers & Babies Program" to improve health promotion, coordinated by The Alola Foundation (Fundasaun Alola) in two remote villages: Kaimauk and Manumera in sub district Turiscai, Timor-Leste. 

The theme of the evening is: Walking the Line – making the link between access to resources and women and children’s development in Timor-Leste.

Each round table is set for 10, so book a full table and enter your fellow guests names.  If don't have a complete table, you can register your name on any particular table. 

There will be live and silent auctions and live Timorese music.

Date:   Friday 20 October

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Angliss Restaurant, 550 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

Price:   $105

Anna Goldsworthy

Piano Lessons

This theatrical adaptation of concert pianist and author Anna Goldsworthy’s award-winning memoir blurs the line between stage play and piano recital.  Emotionally affecting and musically rich, this unique and intimate production combines live performance with subtle storytelling that will entertain and delight. 

Goldsworthy appears as herself to tell the story of her own musical journey from gawky nine-year-old piano student to acclaimed concert pianist under the passionate tutelage of Russian émigré Mrs Sivan.  With gentle humour, their relationship reveals the many parallels between lessons in music and lessons in life.  As the charismatic teacher inspires and challenges Anna, we learn what it takes to be a virtuoso; physically, psychologically and emotionally. 

Directed by Michael Futcher and also featuring the widely-acclaimed Helen Howard as Mrs Sivan, this critically acclaimed production gives a rare and intimate glimpse into what it is to be a professional musician, and also what it is to be human. 

“Piano Lessons is cerebral high art; it is sophisticated comedy; it is beautiful music making; it is deeply affecting and immensely satisfying.”

Duration: approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, including interval.

Produced by Metro Arts.  Originally commissioned and produced by Queensland Music Festival 2011 in association with QPAC.

Date:   Friday 20 October

Time:   7:00pm

Venue: City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place Sydney NSW 2000

Price:   $55

Jim Chalmers author talk

Hear Jim Chalmers MP discuss the future of work and his new book, Changing Jobs. A timely, informative and authoritative book about the changing face of work, and how best to approach it - at both a personal and a political level. 

Date:   Thursday 26 October

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Paperchain, 34 Franklin Street, Manuka ACT

Price:   This is a free event.

Heather Ellis

Heather Ellis Author Talk

Heather Ellis has worked as a radiation safety technician, a motorcycle courier, a journalist for News Ltd and in communications for an NGO. She lives near Melbourne with her three children, and is currently writing the sequel to Ubuntu while working as a freelance journalist and professional speaker. And she still rides motorcycles.


Date:   Friday 27 October

Time:   11:00am

Venue: Hobart LINC, State Library Tasmania, 91 Murray Street, Hobart

Price:   This is a free event.

Heather Ellis

Heather Ellis Author Talk

Heather Ellis, Melbourne author will hold an author talk and slide show at the Hotel Soho for her book, Ubuntu: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa. An extraordinary tale of adventure, courage and personal growth; the message of Ubuntu will stay with you long after you finish this amazing read. 

Date:   Saturday 28 October

Time:   1:30pm

Venue: Hotel SoHo, 124 Davey St, Hobart, TAS

Price:   This is a free event.

Michael Smith

Michael Smith at the Library

Michael Smith will be speaking at Barry O'Keefe Library in October about his book, Voyage of the Southern Sun: An Amazing Solo Journey Around the World.

With limited flying experience, no support team and only basic instruments in his tiny single engine flying boat, the Southren Sun, Smith risked his life to make modern aviation history. His adventures include an unexpected greeting by Special Branch on his arrival in the UK, a near death experience while leaving Greenland, and a journey up the Mississippi, landing on the river and sleeping on sandbanks at night. He made eighty stops on his flight around the globe, exploring cities and communities, as well as visiting some seventy cinemas.

Date:   Monday 30 October

Time:   7:00pm

Venue: Barry O’Keefe Library (Mosman Library Service) Library Walk, 605 Military Road, Mosman

Price:   $10