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Sydney Festival 2018: Coastal Sydney

Saturday 6 January 2018 - 1:30pm to 3pm

Michael Ingrey a founding member of the Library’s Indigenous Advisory group will join librarian and curator Ronald Briggs to discuss and display archival material documenting the long and unbroken presence of Aboriginal people living in coastal Sydney.

Sydney Festival 2018: A History of Bennelong Point

Saturday 13 January 2018 - 1:30pm to 3pm

Using personal papers, photographs and architectural plans Melissa Jackson will explore the history of this famous landmark of Sydney Harbour.

Laughter in the Library: I’m All Right Jack

Sunday 14 January 2018 - 2pm to 3:45pm

A laugh-out-loud comedy with a satirical edge, lampooning the then burning issue of industrial relations.

Sydney Festival 2018: Sydney Elders

Saturday 20 January 2018 - 1:30pm to 3pm

Sydney Elders reflects the diversity of the local Sydney Aboriginal community by placing elders’ stories at the centre of knowledge. Through active consultation, elders have responded to items in the Library’s collection. Ronald and Jonathon will discuss different collection items and the complexities around how Aboriginal knowledge and stories are held, told and supported through institutions like the Library.

Laughter in the Library: The Lady Killers

Sunday 21 January 2018 - 2pm to 3:30pm

A gang of thieves rent a room upstairs from an old woman, who thinks they're a musical band.

Laughter in the Library: The Belles of St Trinians

Sunday 28 January 2018 - 2pm to 3:30pm

The headmistress of St Trinian's School for Girls attempts to stave off her creditors by 'looking after' the pocket money of a wealthy sheikh's daughter currently enrolled at the school, and investing it on the sheikh's horse, Arab Boy, in the local derby.

Charlie Chaplin Tribute: 104 Years in Film 1914-2018

Sunday 4 February 2018 - 2pm to 3:30pm

To commemorate the 104th anniversary of the first public release of a Charlie Chaplin film, the State Library of NSW and Australia’s Silent Film Festival are proud to present restored and acclaimed comedy shorts all with live music.