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Orchard maintenance workshop

Werribee Park Mansion – Enter via Gate 5, use access road to drive to carpark near Farmhouse VIC Werribee South

Friday August 30th
Friday September 6th
Friday September 13th
Lots to be learned etc. – 10 am til lunch time
 
Expert horticulturist Craig Castree will be at the orchard from 10 am to lunchtime every Friday. Anyone can turn up and learn practical skills such as grafting, pruning etc. Bring hat, gloves, sunscreen, your own refreshments, a pair of secateurs (named in case you mislay them).
 
Free workshop with a lovely group of volunteers
Public Transit:  Bus #439 Stop: Werribee Park Mansion/Main Dr, walk through Werribee mansion grounds to the orchard
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Dates

  • Friday August 30th
  • Friday September 6th
  • Friday September 13th

Times

10 am - 12 pm

Venue: Werribee Park Mansion – Enter via Gate 5, use access road to drive to carpark near Farmhouse

Location: K Road, Werribee South VIC 3023

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Jaqueline Kent – Beyond Words: A year with Kenneth Cook

Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts NSW Sydney

Sunday August 25th
Monday August 26th
Friday August 30th

Join Jacqueline Kent as she takes us through her moving new memoir, Beyond Words: A Year with Kenneth Cook.

In 1985, Jacqueline had a satisfying career as a freelance book editor and was emerging as a writer. But then she met Kenneth Cook, author of the Australian classics Wake in Fright and Eliza Fraser,  and they fell in love.

Set against the backdrop of the 1980s Sydney publishing scene and brimming with stories about stories, Beyond Words is so much more than a memoir.

In 1985 Jacqueline Kent was content with her life. She had a satisfying career as a freelance book editor, and was emerging as a writer. Living and working alone, she relished her independence. But then she met Kenneth Cook, author of the Australian classic Wake in Fright, and they fell in love.

With bewildering speed Jacqueline found herself in alien territory – with a man almost twenty years older, whose life experience could not have been more different from her own. She had to come to terms with complicated finances and expectations, and to negotiate relationships with Ken’s children, four people almost her own age. But with this man of contradictions – funny and sad, headstrong and tender – she found real and sustaining companionship.

Their life together was often joyful, sometimes enraging, always exciting – until one devastating evening. But, as Jacqueline discovered, even when a story is over that doesn’t mean it has come to an end.

Best-known for her biographies of Julia Gillard and Beatrice Davis, Jacqueline Kent has penned a warm and beautiful narrative that is both brave and moving.

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Dates

  • Sunday August 25th
  • Monday August 26th
  • Friday August 30th

Times

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Venue: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts

Location: 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Organiser: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts

Phone: 02 9262 7300

Website: https://smsa.org.au

Email: tkc@smsa.org.au

Russell Workman – Heritage Shoptops of Western Sydney

Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts NSW Sydney

Wednesday August 28th
Thursday August 29th
Friday August 30th

Join photographer Russell Workman for a fascinating talk his  hertigate ‘Shoptops’ project that features the facades of suburban shops circa. 1870 to 1930, capturing a slice of history that many of us don’t ever take the time to notice. As Russell says, it’s astounding what you see if you only you look up once in a while!

FREE – Everyone Welcome

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Dates

  • Wednesday August 28th
  • Thursday August 29th
  • Friday August 30th

Times

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Venue: Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts

Location: 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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Organiser: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts

Phone: 02 9262 7300

Website: https://smsa.org.au/events/event/triple-feature-landmark-silent-films-on-16mm/

Email: admin@smsa.org.au