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Events & festivals bring communities together.

They help to stimulate local economies, support employment, underpin community wellbeing, and contribute to place-branding.

In South Australian councils invested $7m in events and festivals - from local Christmas pageants to twighlight markets, fashion festivals and gourmet gala’s. Events for young and old, where things were tossed, raced, quaffed and sold.

What would South Australia be without them?

We are after all the ‘festival state’.

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  • Messiah - The ASO

    Beethoven called Handel ‘the greatest composer that ever lived’ so it is fitting that Messiah has become a Christmas tradition. An impassioned reflection on Jesus Christ, Handel weaves a profound story of prophecy, tragedy and hope. Bringing his intimate knowledge of Baroque music, former Artist in Association Nicholas McGegan leads the ASO through a unique and compelling interpretation of this masterwork. Joined by local and international voices, as well as the acclaimed Adelaide Chamber Singers, experience storytelling full of pathos and jubilation this festive season.

  • Classics Unwrapped 4: Christmas

    Prepare for Christmas with your ASO and a celebration of all things festive. Gather round the tree for musical moments from Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker, sparkling melodies from Hely-Hutchinson’s A Carol Symphony, and sing along carols that bring tidings of good cheer. Featuring: Guy Noble - Conductor/Presenter Program to include: Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite Hely-Hutchinson Carol Symphony Anderson Sleigh Ride

  • Mozart at Elder Four

    An elegant tracing of classicism, Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks brims with virtuosity: full of intricate, sparkling detail but always expressed with clarity and purity. More complex than his other violin concerti, Mozart’s Fourth still radiates the quintessential nature of his music; wit, elegance, and lyricism brought to life by Emily Sun, 2018 ABC Young Performer of the Year. Somehow both of its time and looking back, Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony transforms the structure of a Haydn symphony into an exuberant firecracker. Featuring: Fabian Russell - Conductor Emily Sun - Violin Graham Abbott - Presenter Program includes: Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks Mozart Violin Concerto No.4 Prokofiev Classical Symphony

  • Orchestral Journey – Master Series 10

    A hundred years ago, the world stumbled out from the devastation of the Great War, a shadow of its former self. Looking back on what was lost forever, Elgar found a voice for his longing and desolation in a heartbreaking Cello Concerto. To Leonard Elschenbroich, our soloist, this work marks a turning point in history. Where could art go from here? Enter the Roaring Twenties. Milhaud’s Le bœuf sur le toit tips its hat to Charlie Chaplin and surrealism in a hypnotic mishmash of popular Brazilian songs. Then the Jazz Age arrives with a ‘honk’ in Gershwin’s An American in Paris. Finally, with unbreakable determination (and more than a little madness), Ravel’s Boléro marches us inexorably into the modern era. Featuring: Alexander Shelley - Conductor Leonard Elschenbroich - Cello Program Includes: Milhaud Le bœuf sur le toit Elgar Cello Concerto Gershwin An American in Paris Ravel Boléro

  • Les Talens Lyriques & Siobhan Stagg

    As a child visiting Paris, Christophe Rousset demanded to be taken to the gorgeous Baroque palace and gardens of Versailles, now a byword for lavish ornamentation and luxurious decorative arts. It was the beginning of a brilliant career, and the inspiration for what has become his life’s work in the music of this era, first as a prodigious harpsichordist and then, since 1991, as the leader of his own extraordinary ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. To experience their performance is to understand why the French gave us so many words like ‘élan’ and ‘panache’ – words which equally describe the stunning virtuosity of Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg, their featured soloist on this tour. Playing period instruments in the tone and style which would have been familiar to Louis XIV, Les Talens wear their expertise lightly and without pretension. Christophe Rousset has put together a program fit for 18th-century royalty: a Baroque entertainment or Récréation, at which the audience are welcome guests. Entrancing instrumental works are woven amongst a series of heroines brought to life by Siobhan Stagg’s meltingly beautiful voice.

  • Feast Festival

    Feast Festival is Adelaide's celebration of LGBTIQ+ Queer Art and Culture glittered throughout the month of November. There are over 70 events across the Festival in cabaret, comedy, theatre, visual art, music and more - it's fun for EVERYONE! Feast is one of 11 major Festivals in South Australia and is the 3rd largest LGBTIQ+ Festival in the country making it a "must-see" Pride event. Come and join our celebration of rainbow communities in Australia's Festival city!

  • Ripcord

    Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire’s razor-sharp comedy sees two formidable women duke it out to claim their rightful spot in the nursing home. Starring Nancye Hayes. Synopsis: Abby has lived in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility for four years. She likes reading, peach cobbler, silence and wants nothing more than to live alone. Marilyn has just taken up the spare bed in Abby’s room. She loves small-talk, skydiving and wants nothing more than Abby’s bed by the window. Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire’s razor-sharp comedy sees two formidable old women duke it out to claim their rightful spot in the nursing home. What starts as a humble bet between two rivals becomes an epic battle of wills that uncovers their darkest secrets. Viciously funny and charmingly affecting, Ripcord is a story about second chances and a powerful reminder that you should never, ever mess with an old lady.

  • Beethoven 250

    250 years of Beethoven, in six chapters and seven composers. To conclude the 2020 National Season, the ACO pay tribute to the most influential composer to have ever lived, Ludwig van Beethoven. In celebration of the 250-year anniversary of the birth of the compositional giant, Richard Tognetti will lead the ACO through music that signposts every 50 years from 1770 to the current day, presenting an opportunity to grasp the sheer magnitude of Beethoven’s enduring legacy and the development of music over the last quarter millennium. Moving from Mozart to Schubert, through to George Crumb and a brand-new work by US-UK composer Anna Clyne, along with Vaughan Williams’ soaring The Lark Ascending in a signature performance by Richard Tognetti, the concert concludes with Beethoven’s last major orchestral work, his Cavatina & Grosse Fugue. This epic and fiendishly virtuosic masterpiece is one of Beethoven’s greatest achievements, and to this day resounds with perpetual modernity.

  • ICC Men's T20 World Cup - England v Qualifier

    The ICC T20 World Cup is the flagship international Twenty20 tournament, organised by the International Cricket Council. Two T20 World Cups will be played in Australia in 2020, starting with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, from 21 February to 8 March 2020, followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, between 18 October - 15 November 2020. For the first time, T20 cricket’s global showpiece women’s and men’s competitions will be played as standalone events in the same host country and in the same year. Eight host cities and 13 venues throughout Australia will host matches, meaning many Australians will have the chance to see the world’s best players in their backyard. Adelaide Oval will host six Super 12 matches, between Sunday 1 - Saturday 7 November, before a semi final on Thursday 12 November. The final Super 12 match at Adelaide Oval will see England and its team of white-ball guns, including Jos Buttler, Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan, take on a Qualifier on Saturday 7 November.

  • ICC Men's T20 World Cup - India v Qualifier

    The ICC T20 World Cup is the flagship international Twenty20 tournament, organised by the International Cricket Council. Two T20 World Cups will be played in Australia in 2020, starting with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, from 21 February to 8 March 2020, followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, between 18 October - 15 November 2020. For the first time, T20 cricket’s global showpiece women’s and men’s competitions will be played as standalone events in the same host country and in the same year. Eight host cities and 13 venues throughout Australia will host matches, meaning many Australians will have the chance to see the world’s best players in their backyard. Adelaide Oval will host six Super 12 matches, between Sunday 1 - Saturday 7 November, before a semi final on Thursday 12 November. India’s superstar batting line up including Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will take on a Qualifier on Thursday 5 November. This is the second of a double header match featuring South Africa.

  • ICC Men's T20 World Cup - South Africa v Qualifier

    The ICC T20 World Cup is the flagship international Twenty20 tournament, organised by the International Cricket Council. Two T20 World Cups will be played in Australia in 2020, starting with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, from 21 February to 8 March 2020, followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, between 18 October - 15 November 2020. For the first time, T20 cricket’s global showpiece women’s and men’s competitions will be played as standalone events in the same host country and in the same year. Eight host cities and 13 venues throughout Australia will host matches, meaning many Australians will have the chance to see the world’s best players in their backyard. Adelaide Oval will host six Super 12 matches, between Sunday 1 - Saturday 7 November, before a semi final on Thursday 12 November. South Africa and their squadron of elite fast bowlers, led by Kagiso Rabada will take on a Qualifier on Thursday 5 November. This is the first of a double header fixture which will also feature India.

  • ICC Men's T20 World Cup - Australia v Qualifier

    The ICC T20 World Cup is the flagship international Twenty20 tournament, organised by the International Cricket Council. Two T20 World Cups will be played in Australia in 2020, starting with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, from 21 February to 8 March 2020, followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, between 18 October - 15 November 2020. For the first time, T20 cricket’s global showpiece women’s and men’s competitions will be played as standalone events in the same host country and in the same year. Eight host cities and 13 venues throughout Australia will host matches, meaning many Australians will have the chance to see the world’s best players in their backyard. Adelaide Oval will host six Super 12 matches, between Sunday 1 - Saturday 7 November, before a semi final on Thursday 12 November. Australia will be on show in a night match at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday 3 November. This makes for an exciting double-header which follows top-ranked side Pakistan who take on defending champions West Indies in the preceding match.

  • ICC Men's T20 World Cup - Pakistan v West Indies

    The ICC T20 World Cup is the flagship international Twenty20 tournament, organised by the International Cricket Council. Two T20 World Cups will be played in Australia in 2020, starting with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, from 21 February to 8 March 2020, followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, between 18 October - 15 November 2020. For the first time, T20 cricket’s global showpiece women’s and men’s competitions will be played as standalone events in the same host country and in the same year. Eight host cities and 13 venues throughout Australia will host matches, meaning many Australians will have the chance to see the world’s best players in their backyard. Adelaide Oval will host six Super 12 matches, between Sunday 1 - Saturday 7 November, before a semi final on Thursday 12 November. The world’s top-ranked side Pakistan, featuring the world’s top-ranked T20I batsman Babar Azam will take on defending champions West Indies on Tuesday 3 November leading into a blockbuster double header featuring Australia.

  • ICC Men's T20 World Cup - South Africa v Afghanistan

    The ICC T20 World Cup is the flagship international Twenty20 tournament, organised by the International Cricket Council. Two T20 World Cups will be played in Australia in 2020, starting with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, from 21 February to 8 March 2020, followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, between 18 October - 15 November 2020. For the first time, T20 cricket’s global showpiece women’s and men’s competitions will be played as standalone events in the same host country and in the same year. Eight host cities and 13 venues throughout Australia will host matches, meaning many Australians will have the chance to see the world’s best players in their backyard. Adelaide Oval will host six Super 12 matches, between Sunday 1 - Saturday 7 November, before a semi final on Thursday 12 November. The opening match at Adelaide Oval will be between South Africa and Afghanistan and will feature the world’s top-ranked men’s T20I bowler and Adelaide Strikers BBL superstar, Rashid Khan.

  • Magic and Mystery – Master Series 9

    Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite is like that favourite picture book you couldn’t let go of as a child: disarmingly simple, pleasantly familiar, and beautifully illustrated. The magic deepens with Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel Suite, which vividly depicts the stuff of dreams and nightmares: a house of gingerbread, a flight on a witch’s broomstick, and a night spent all alone in the woods. But even with your imagination in overdrive, you may have difficulty believing what you see and hear next. Rachmaninov’s devilishly difficult Third Piano Concerto is a relentless torrent of fiery melodies and ever-shifting harmonies. Pulling this out of the magic box (aka the piano) will be Lauren Zhang, 2018 BBC Young Musician of the Year. Featuring: Mark Wigglesworth - Conductor Lauren Zhang - Piano Program Includes: Ravel Mother Goose Suite Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel: Suite Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3

  • ICC Men's T20 World Cup - Semi-Final

    The ICC T20 World Cup is the flagship international Twenty20 tournament, organised by the International Cricket Council. Two T20 World Cups will be played in Australia in 2020, starting with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, from 21 February to 8 March 2020, followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, between 18 October - 15 November 2020. For the first time, T20 cricket’s global showpiece women’s and men’s competitions will be played as standalone events in the same host country and in the same year. Eight host cities and 13 venues throughout Australia will host matches, meaning many Australians will have the chance to see the world’s best players in their backyard. Adelaide Oval will host six Super 12 matches, between Sunday 1 - Saturday 7 November, before a semi final on Thursday 12 November.

  • Our Place – Master Series 8

    Exciting young conductor Elim Chan leads a celebration of life in all its fullness. Copland’s Appalachian Spring portrays a couple of newly-wed American pioneers with touching tenderness, while Bernstein’s West Side Story fizzes with passion and excitement. A new piece by our Composer in Association takes inspiration from South Australia’s incredible Ediacaran fossils. They made their mark in Flinders Ranges sandstone over half a billion years ago – now what imprint will they leave in Cathy Milliken’s latest work? In the midst of all this, James Ehnes performs Barber’s Violin Concerto. Lovely and lyrical, it was once criticised for being too ‘small’ for a concerto, ‘like placing a small basket of dainty flowers among tall cactus in a vast prairie’, … but actually, what a lovely idea! Featuring: Elim Chan - Conductor James Ehnes - Violin Program Includes: Copland Appalachian Spring: Suite Barber Violin Concerto Cathy Milliken New Work* Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

  • Australian String Quartet plays Late Beethoven

    Dutilleux Ainsi la Nuit Beethoven String Quartet in C sharp minor op 131 We invite you to join us on a fascinating 70-minute musical journey as we traverse two seven-movement string quartets, by Beethoven and Dutilleux. Many regard Beethoven’s late quartets as the holy grail of his contribution to the genre. The composer’s monumental String Quartet in C sharp minor op 131 stands apart from them all in its breadth and originality. In the 250th year since the master composer’s birth, we are excited to take on this towering work. Fast-forward 150 years and French composer Henri Dutilleux looked to Beethoven for inspiration. In his career, Dutilleux wrote only one string quartet and he made it count. A shining example of 20th century quartet repertoire, Ainsi la Nuit is architectural, modern and completely original in its composition and will captivate through its evocative, poetic and sensuous qualities.

  • Big Hits of the Small Screen

    From the warmth of your living room to the Festival Theatre, reminisce as your ASO plays iconic TV themes. This is the music that we’ve invited into our homes across generations, melodies that have stood the test of time, and captured our hearts and imaginations. Relive your favourites with undisputed maestro of the TV Studio John Foreman as your guide. From Good Morning Australia to the Logies, from Australian Idol to the 2000 Olympics, John Foreman has been part of our nation’s most memorable TV moments for almost three decades. Featuring timeless music from Australian classics such as A Country Practice and Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, American icons The Love Boat and The Simpsons and long-running British stalwarts from Doctor Who to Dad’s Army and so much more, this will be a night of memories, laughter and delights.

  • Joseph Calleja in Recital

    Joseph Calleja is one of the most exciting lyric tenors in the world today. Blessed with a golden-age voice which routinely inspires comparisons to legendary singers from earlier eras, Calleja is now a superstar in all the world’s greatest opera houses and concert halls. In this, his eagerly anticipated debut Australian tour, the singer described as the Maltese tenor and the young Pavarotti will be joined by two of Australia’s best-loved artists, soprano Amelia Farrugia, and internationally acclaimed pianist Piers Lane, in an unforgettable ‘Night at the Opera’.

  • Mozart at Elder Three

    Lovers in springtime, ‘our love filled the air… we were two drunken souls’. Webern’s sumptuous Langsamer Satz radiates the bliss of lovers wandering the woods of Austria on a balmy spring day. Lovers of a different kind are portrayed in the rich textures of Sibelius’ Rakastava; not quite euphorically in love, but still with a deeply affected passion. Finally, Mozart pairs two violins for his elegant and intriguing Concertone for Two Violins. Featuring: Natsuko Yoshimoto - Director/Violin Cameron Hill - Violin Graham Abbott - Presenter Program includes: Webern Langsamer Satz Sibelius Rakastava Mozart Concertone for Two Violins

  • Eggner Trio & Diana Doherty

    The brothers of Austria's Eggner Trio personify so much of the history of chamber music. They literally grew up playing music together in their living room, the intended venue for so many works written for this most intimate artform. While each has their own solo career, together they make an inspiring and superbly matched ensemble, regularly appearing in the great concert halls of the northern hemisphere – and, for Musica Viva. On this tour they’re joined by superb Australian oboist Diana Doherty in a unique and exciting virtuoso collaboration. With four famously engaging personalities on stage, expect a vividly memorable event!

  • Friends! The Musical Parody

    The hilarious New York and Las Vegas hit Friends! The Musical Parody is pivoting its way to Australia, playing across with country from August, with tickets on sale from 7 February. Join your six favourite friends at their favourite café for a night of unstoppable laughs with a new musical that lovingly lampoons the beloved NBC sitcom. Friends! The Musical Parody celebrates the misadventures of our favourite group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan. It’s a seemingly typical day in New York coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear. Follow Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey and Phoebe as they navigate life and friendship, all the while reliving favourite moments from the smash hit TV show. Friends! The Musical Parody plucks the best moments from the show’s decade long run and recreates the moments through an uncensored, fast-paced, music-filled romp. Friends! The Musical Parody will not only keep you laughing but will tug at the heart strings drawing audiences into stories we know and love.

  • Beethoven: The Symphonies - Concerts One, Two, Three and Four

    Are you ready for this? One of the biggest revolutions in music history, distilled into nine symphonies, played over two weeks. The ASO’s Principal Guest conductor Mark Wigglesworth leads the ASO in this special immersive experience, a fitting tribute for the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. When you hear Beethoven’s symphonies, you are hearing nothing less than the total transformation of an artform. Haydn and Mozart had written symphonies to be listened to and admired; Beethoven wrote symphonies that grabbed hold of you and took you somewhere. Never before had music been so raw and human, so personal and probing. In nine great strides, Beethoven changed a genteel diversion into a dramatic and expressive art, capable of encapsulating the whole of human experience. This is when music grew up.

  • Gaslight

    The mind-bending Victorian thriller by Patrick Hamilton comes storming into 2020 under the direction of Catherine Fitzgerald. Starring Ksenja Logos. Synopsis: Bella Manningham is on edge. She’s hearing footsteps in the night, pictures are moving by themselves and the gaslights in the drawing room dim without even a touch. Her husband is constantly disappearing. He tells her she may be mad and she starts to believe him… As her grip on reality begins to slip, she finds herself in the middle of a mystery most foul. A mind-bending Victorian thriller, Patrick Hamilton’s Gaslight is the stuff of legend. Written in 1938 and spawning the 1944 film starring Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer, director Catherine Fitzgerald brings this classic creepshow storming into 2020 in a production that sees it become more vital than ever.

  • Baroque Brilliance

    Baroque director Jonathan Cohen makes his Australian debut with the dazzling music of Bach, Vivaldi, Geminiani and Handel. Cohen is renowned for his role as Artistic Director with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Arcangelo and Les Violons du Roy. He directs the Australian Chamber Orchestra through a virtuosic and evocative program of baroque music built around the oldest known musical theme of European culture: La Folia. Baroque favourites including JS Bach’s The Art of Fugue and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Strings in G minor will be performed alongside lesser-known gems, such as the harmonically gifted Francesca Caccini’s Ciaccona. The ACO will also perform the world premiere of Australian composer Paul Stanhope’s Giving Ground, a new take on the La Folia theme, before Geminiani’s own famed La Folia variations, the Concerto Grosso in D minor.

  • Goldmund Quartet

    For 75 years Musica Viva has kept Australian audiences up to date with the wider world of classical music and 2020 is no exception. Germany’s youthful Goldmund Quartet began their career in stellar fashion, winning prizes at major events including the 2018 Wigmore Hall Competition and the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and bursting onto the concert scene with a jam-packed schedule of performances across Europe and more recently, in Asia and North America. This is a marriage of old-school talent and musical dedication of the highest order with a more relaxed, modern-day vibe.

  • The Bleeding Tree

    A mother and her daughters take revenge on a life of misery, greeting the man of the house with a crack on the shins and a bullet in the neck. But what do they do with the body? Angus Cerini’s multi award-winning play The Bleeding Tree is a contemporary gothic tale of revenge that is fierce, poetic, heart-breaking and irreverently funny. Directed by Corey McMahon (1984, After Dinner), The Bleeding Tree features Elena Carapetis (A View from the Bridge, After Dinner) and Elizabeth Hay (Volpone, The Gods of Strangers). This is the South Australian premiere of The Bleeding Tree presented by Theatre Republic.

  • The Big Bike Film Night - Adelaide

    They're riding into town! What’s the "Big Bike Film Night" all about? Sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you! Showcasing their 2020 collection that has everything a cycle-centric audience could want - action, drama, humour and plenty of inspiration. The evening is unashamedly and utterly designed and devised for the two wheel devotee! These short films are a great reminder of why people love to ride their bike. With stories that captivate, stories that make you think and most importantly, all- inspiring to make you want to get out and ride. Tales of character, resilience, challenge, courage, triumphs over adversity and much, much more. So listen to the voice inside you - it’s telling you to go. Grab your mates, grab your tickets, grab your bike and go along for the ride!!

  • Heavenly Visions – Master Series 7

    Beethoven’s expansive Violin Concerto opens up gradually, a wide landscape into which the soloist steps with all the time in the world. Pinchas Zukerman, a renowned interpreter of this concerto, has made its lightness and assurance his own. Hear this musical panorama navigated with utter freedom, as Zukerman leads the orchestra with nothing but his sweet-toned violin. The peaceful journey continues with Mahler’s dreamy Fourth Symphony, taking us all the way to Paradise. Three movements of Austrian nostalgia, whimsy and romance are followed by a vision of Heaven as seen through the eyes of a child. The light, clear voice of Emma Matthews sings of a heavenly music beyond compare. Green fields, blue skies, unending peace… Featuring: Pinchas Zukerman - Director/Violin Emma Matthews - Soprano Program Includes: Beethoven Violin Concerto Mahler Symphony No.4

  • Me & My Shadow

    Children love to play with shadows, but making friends with your shadow can be a tricky business. There are things to sort out, problems to solve, adventures to have and laughter to be shared. With fantastical imagery, quirky physical performances and an intriguing score, Me & My Shadow ignites the imagination in a poetical experience that explores the trials and joys of friendship. Me & My Shadow is a gentle magical visual poem for children, using paper, light, shadow, colour, water, music, sound and words to create a world of play where the imagined becomes real.

  • RESPECT: The Music of Aretha Franklin

    Celebrate the music of the one-and-only Queen of Soul, with your Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Musical and cultural icon known the world over simply by her first name, Aretha created an amazing legacy that spanned six incredible decades, from her first recording as a teenage gospel star, to receiving a lifetime achievement GRAMMY award in the 21st century. Join our own national treasures Kate Ceberano and Mahalia Barnes (with other performers to be announced) as they explore the stellar catalogue of hits including Respect, Chain of Fools, Think, (You make me feel like) A Natural Woman, I Say a Little Prayer and more.

  • Mozart at Elder Two

    Although his first overture, Beethoven’s Prometheus doesn’t disappoint. Powerful and electrifying, he demands your attention from the first note. But how do first and last attempts compare? Haydn’s London Symphony was the last of 104, and bursts at the seams with prolific wit and ingenuity. Carolyn Sampson fittingly spins her divine voice through Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, written for a castrato he said ‘sang like an angel’. Featuring: Gemma New - Conductor Carolyn Sampson - Soprano Graham Abbott - Presenter Program includes: Beethoven Prometheus: Overture Mozart Exsultate Jubilate Haydn Symphony No.104 London

  • Leaving the Western Shadows - Cancelled

    As one of our most celebrated and revered composers, Nigel Westlake’s rich contribution to the worlds of classical and contemporary music span more than 30 years. Now these two worlds come together for one night only in a special Adelaide Guitar Festival celebration of world premieres and old favourites. Joined on stage by multi award-winning musician Lior and his band, the musical prowess of festival Artistic Director Slava Grigoryan, his brother Leonard and the might of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra come together for an evening of collaborative performance. Beginning with Westlake’s world-renowned Antarctica Suite with Slava as soloist, followed by a showcase of Lior’s favourite and most celebrated songs as well as a brand-new composition by Westlake featuring the Grigoryan Brothers, don’t miss your chance to share in this intimate and unmissable event.


    Adelaide Premiere | USA An uplifting and ethereal slice of genuine article Americana, the Milk Carton Kids have been enthralling audiences all over the world for almost ten years, landing Grammy nominations for Best Folk Album as well as Group of the Year at the Americana Music Awards. Building from a foundation of spectacular guitar playing and rich yet complex harmonies, the minimalistic duo transforms the most sprawling venue to an intimate roots hideaway. Now, in their Adelaide debut, the pair combine their wistful duets and startling guitar interplay with lyrics that pull at the heartstrings with melancholic revelry. Supported by multi-instrumentalist and ‘living anachronism’ Vera Sola, whose blistering voice has been described as the ‘lost love child of Leonard Cohen & Nancy Sinatra,’ and ‘Nick Cave in the role of Staggolee’, these two acts promise a night bristling with nuance and emotion. If you loved The Punch Brothers, don’t miss this!

  • Intimate Mendelssohn & Bach

    Richard Tognetti leads the ACO through chamber music favourites, including Mendelssohn’s beloved Octet for Strings. Russian pianist Polina Leschenko, a musician hailed around the world for her intensely expressive musicianship and explosive technique, will make her much anticipated return to the ACO to join Richard Tognetti for Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin, Piano and Strings. This exhilarating concerto will be followed by an ‘Impromptu’ Bach set that, in true salon style, will change for each concert. Rounding out the program is one of the most beloved pieces of chamber music ever written, Mendelssohn’s soaring Octet in E-flat major. A work of brilliance and sublime melodic beauty, this piece – to be performed by eight virtuoso musicians of the ACO – is hailed by musicians and music-lovers alike as “one of the miracles of 19th-century music”. A concert that seamlessly blends the old with the new, the timeless with the experimental, and the cherished with the undiscovered.

  • Stadium Stomp Adelaide Oval

    Step it up in 2020! Get your legs ready for the ultimate stair climb as we send you on a mission to climb the thousands of stairs up, down and around the grandstands of the iconic Adelaide Oval. With full, short, unlimited and junior course options available there’s a stair climb to suit all ages and fitness levels. Experience this stadium like never before as you sweat it out to music, killing some serious calories on the way. Stadium Stomp supports official Charity Partner, the Leukaemia Foundation and participants are encouraged to make every step count.

  • Love and Passion – Master Series 6

    You know how special it is to receive a long, hand-written letter from a very close friend? Here is something like that: two intensely personal works from composers who mastered the art of musical expression. Dvořák’s Cello Concerto is an outpouring of wordless song, unmistakeably tinged with homesickness. Tchaikovsky called his final symphony ‘the most sincere of all my creations’, and the passionate tale it weaves is utterly gripping. Cellist Li-Wei Qin is already a favourite with Australian audiences, having grown up here, but this will be the first time the ASO plays under conductor Long Yu. The director of several of China’s biggest orchestras and festivals, Long Yu is a leading figure in China’s burgeoning classical music scene. Featuring: Long Yu - Conductor Li-Wei Qin - Cello Program Includes: Dvořák Cello Concerto Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 Pathétique

  • POSTPONED - Australian Delphi Users Group (ADUG) support sessions

    Australian Delphi users group (ADUG) support sessions are casual get together's that are free to attend and everyone is welcome to attend who uses, or maybe interested in using, Delphi. Delphi is a cross-platform language which can be used for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android development. There is also a free Delphi Community Edition available to individuals and start-up businesses so come along and find out more.

  • The Writer

    A young female playwright and an older male director find themselves alone in an empty theatre one night. She wants a new form of theatre that dismantles capitalism and overturns the patriarchy. He’s turned on by the commercial potential of her rage. A showdown between male and female, young and old, Ella Hickson’s incendiary new play comes to Adelaide after an explosive world premiere in London where it was described as “unflaggingly provocative, metatheatrical and inventive”. Starring Emily Barclay (ABC's Please Like Me), The Writer is a ferocious new work that rocks the very foundations upon which theatre is built. Bundle The Writer as part of a 4-8 play subscription to save 20% on tickets and receive exclusive benefits.

  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey

    It’s 18th century Peru. An ancient Incan rope bridge collapses sending five strangers plummeting to their deaths and unleashing a fabulist’s tale of conspiracy, seduction and betrayal. In this thrilling reimagining of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer-winning novel, Adelaide’s celebrated Brink Productions brings their unique theatricality to a daisy chain of stories and coincidence that leads five strangers to meet their fate. The incomparable Paul Capsis, in an extraordinary act of theatrical shamanism, inhabits the role of Camila Perichole, the greatest actress of her age, as she draws the audience into an epic narrative that ultimately reveals her own heartbreaking story. Co-commissioned by Adelaide Festival Centre’s Adelaide Guitar Festival.

  • Variety SA Annual Themed Ball (2020): A Night in the Enchanted Forest

    The Variety Ball is one of Adelaide’s largest private functions and a guaranteed great night out. Be mesmerised as you are transported to a magical enchanted forest. While you are having fun, it feels even better knowing the funds raised support South Australian kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. Enjoy a captivating evening of fun and frivolity in a fairy-tale wonderland. Guests will enjoy a 3 course dinner, quality wine, beer and exceptional entertainment. Last year’s Ball sold out so we are giving you the opportunity to reserve your place early to ensure you don’t miss out! Please note: this is an 18+ event

  • The Australian Ballet: McAllister in Conversation

    Our artistic director, David McAllister, assembles a starry roster of dancers and creatives to reflect on the 2020 season – and takes to the limelight himself.

  • Chanticleer

    It’s almost unbelievable that 2020 will see Chanticleer’s very first Australian tour after decades of international acclaim. Founded in 1978, the group is America’s leading full time professional vocal ensemble, with an enviable record of awards, recordings, Grammys, and nearly 100 commissions under their belts. This is an unaccompanied singing of a rare and beautiful kind, as 12 male voices blend seamlessly in enchanting music that ranges across centuries and styles. The program, called Trade Winds, is an intriguing musical journey inspired by seafarers and explorers. Europe and the Americas are represented in both ancient and modern pieces, but more unusually, so are the Pacific nations of Hawaii, Samoa and New Zealand, as well as newly composed music from China and a world premiere from Australia's own Clare Maclean.

  • The Australian Ballet presents Anna Karenina

    “There are as many kinds of love as there are hearts …” Leo Tolstoy’s immortal novel becomes an epic ballet. Cinematic staging, Hollywood-worthy costumes and Yuri Possokhov’s mesmerising choreography illuminate the tragedy of Anna Karenina, whose desire brings about her ruin. In the high society of Imperial Russia, a woman must not follow her heart. When Anna meets Vronsky, a handsome young officer, the instant connection between them flames into an affair – with disastrous consequences. Her husband, her relations and her social circle judge Anna ruthlessly, and when Vronsky’s passion cools she takes desperate action. Yuri Possokhov, formerly a principal dancer with Bolshoi Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, has choreographed works on major companies around the world. His Anna Karenina, faithful to Tolstoy’s novel, features Finn Ross’ projections (including real-time film of the dancers taken during the performance) and Tom Pye’s set and costume designs, which conjure the opulence of the era with modern style. The specially commissioned orchestral score by Ilya Demutsky gestures towards the rich grandeur of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, and includes a mezzo soprano singing live on stage. The agonies and ecstasies of Anna’s turbulent life are powerfully evoked in the centrepiece of their 2020 season.

  • Australian String Quartet plays Intimate Letters

    Mozart String Quartet in C major K 465 Dissonance Ross Edwards String Quartet no 4 (World Premiere) * Janáček String Quartet no 2 Intimate Letters Perhaps the most famous of Mozart’s string quartets, Dissonance is a surprising and delightful study of musical contrasts, standing as one of the finest examples of the composer’s creative genius. Building bridges is a theme that runs through the newly commissioned fourth string quartet of Australian composer Ross Edwards. Drawing inspiration from many cultures, his new work evokes the rousing possibilities for harmony in diversity, and the role that music can play in the journey from grief to joy. Intimate Letters, nicknamed by Janáček himself, refers to the vast collection of over 700 letters the composer wrote to his reluctant muse Kamila Stösslová. Fuelled by unrequited love, each intensely emotional movement captures some of the most expressive music of the 20th century. *Commissioned by Ronald and Therese Ridley*

  • POSTPONED - English conversation meet-up

    Join volunteer Thor from the Adelaide English as a Second Language Group, and others to practice holding longer conversations.This group is aims to encourage English as a Second Language (ESL) people to practice their English in a friendly atmosphere, to learn about others' languages and cultures, and to make new friends. Sessions are held fortnightly on Fridays.

  • Classical Hits

    Devotee or novice, take a journey through classical music’s finest moments with infectious melodies, heart-wrenching harmonies, and breathtaking climaxes. Be guided through a glittering line up of composers and their greatest work by the inimitable Guy Noble. Lift off with Strauss’ iconic Also Sprach Zarathustra, imagine the wind in your hair as you ride with Wagner’s Valkyries, and brace yourself for the cannons… Pianist Konstantin Shamray delivers a suave account of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and soprano Desiree Frahn a simply heartbreaking O Mio Babbino Caro. This is your chance to hear some of the greatest music ever written, all on one stage. Featuring: Guy Noble - Conductor/Presenter Desiree Frahn - Soprano Konstantin Shamray - Piano Program includes: Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra (excerpt) Brahms Hungarian Dance No.5 Puccini O Mio Babbino Caro Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Wagner Ride of the Valkyries Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture

  • The 7 Stages of Grieving

    Award-winning Elaine Crombie paints a rich portrait of the different phases of Aboriginal history in Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman’s stunning production, reimagined by director Shari Sebbens. A Sydney Theatre Company production presented by State Theatre Company South Australia. Synopsis: One woman walks onstage to tell the stories of her people. Stories of survival. Of heartbreak. Of loss and of love. It is her story and she’s giving it to you. Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman’s The 7 Stages of Grieving is an Australian masterpiece. In this reimagined production directed by Shari Sebbens, Helpmann Award-winner Elaine Crombie paints a rich portrait of the different phases of Aboriginal history in what is sure to be another of her tour de force performances. Defiantly funny and deeply moving, The 7 Stages of Grieving is an invitation to join hands, to grieve, to reflect on our past and look to the future. Bundle The 7 Stages of Grieving as part of a 4-8 play subscription to save 20% on tickets and receive exclusive benefits.

  • She Speaks

    Explore Australian orchestral sounds Focus your attention on Australian orchestral music and celebrate a tiny slice of the diverse and important work created by our very own women composers. Featuring the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, this concert promises moments of contemplative beauty and rich storytelling. She Speaks is one of four events highlighting female composers being held Wed 24 June at Elder Hall. Visit our website to view the full program of events.

  • The Four Seasons & Beyond

    The ACO celebrates 30 years of Richard Tognetti’s artistic leadership with an electronica-infused reimagination of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. In celebration of Richard’s contributions as an arranger, composer and champion of new music, the program opens with the world premiere of a new concerto for electric violin, composed especially for Richard by the progressive young American composer Samuel Adams. This is followed by an original composition of Richard’s, Beyond, which will see the ACO’s own Satu Vänskä swap her precious 1726 ‘Belgiorno’ Stradivarius violin for a turn on vocals. Tognetti’s vivid arrangement of Haas’s From the Monkey Mountains rounds out the first half, before a climactic performance of a new work by celebrated Scottish composer Anna Meredith. In its Australian premiere, ANNO intertwines Vivaldi’s beloved Four Seasons with music for electronics and string orchestra. Meredith herself will join the ACO onstage, while Tognetti will perform as violin soloist. A concert that seamlessly blends the old with the new, the timeless with the experimental, and the cherished with the undiscovered.

  • RocKwiz Salutes New York at Adelaide Cabaret Festival - Cancelled

    After their sell-out performance in 2019, RocKwiz returns with a show so big and so bold it could only mean one thing: RocKwiz Salutes New York. This time Julia, Brian and the superbly talented RocKwiz Orkestra will be joined by four very special guests as they salute the music, artists and venues of the city so nice they named it twice! A night of neon lights. Jazz clubs and Broadway. Carnegie Hall and Max’s Kansas City. Liza Minnelli and Frank Sinatra. David Bowie, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Patti LuPone, Lin Manuel Miranda, Bette Midler. The RockWiz team are immersing themselves in tribute to the city that never sleeps and for one night only will transport Festival Theatre to the Big Apple. Sure to be a sell-out, don’t miss this very special Adelaide Cabaret Festival event.

  • Bosnian Sock Knitting

    Learn the art of Bosnian Sock Knitting with Razija Beganovic! Razija, who is from the Srebrenica region of Bosnia and migrated to Australia after the Bosnian War, has been knitting, weaving and embroidering since she was a young girl, and was taught by her mother and female relatives. Bosnian sock knitting is characterised by bold geometric patterning in traditional colours of red, blue, black and white. Participants are required to have medium to good knitting skills.

  • Davina & The Vagabonds at Adelaide Cabaret Festival - Cancelled

    In an Australian first, Davina and The Vagabonds bring their New Orleans charm and Memphis soul swagger to our shores with a World Premiere that is so much more than a blues act. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, they draw on the last 100 years of American music and are converting audiences one show at a time. Davina has been compared to the likes of Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billy Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice. Her voice and stage presence defy categorisation in a truly original way. Come and see Davina and The Vagabonds create something completely their own, that is both timeless and honest in equal measure. With shades of dark theatrical moments and tender gospel passages, they will deliver a performance packed with energy and emotion from start to finish.

  • Claude-Michel Schönberg In Conversation with Julia Zemiro featuring Alfie Boe and Lea Salonga

    Join Julia Zemiro as she chats with legendary composer, Claude-Michel Schönberg and stars of the stage, Alfie Boe and Lea Salonga. Fans of the musical theatre masterpieces Les Misérables and Miss Saigon, among others, will get an exclusive glimpse behind the curtain and hear stories of careers that have spanned decades. Claude-Michel Schönberg is the Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner, and Oscar nominee composer of scores for musicals and ballets including Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and more. Alfie Boe, a platinum recording artist who is acclaimed for the role of Jean Valjean in the 25th anniversary concert and applauded for his performances on Broadway and in London’s West End. Alfie will appear alongside Lea Salonga who is best known as the originator of Kim in Miss Saigon in London’s West End for which she won the Laurence Olivier Award, and became the first Asian woman to win a Tony Award when the show opened on Broadway. A star of stage and screen, Salonga is also celebrated as a Disney Legend - voicing the animated film roles of Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan.

  • Caroline Nin is Barbara La Dame en Noir at Adelaide Cabaret Festival - Cancelled

    Following her internationally acclaimed Piaf and Dietrich tribute shows, Helpmann Award nominee Caroline Nin returns to Adelaide with Barbara: La Dame en Noir, a mesmerising bilingual tribute to the life and music of the French icon, chanteuse and songwriter. Born in Paris in 1930 and forced into hiding with her Jewish family at the age of 10 during Germany’s occupation of France, Barbara used music as a form of self-healing. A life-long friend of Jacques Brel, she wrote and performed melancholy songs of lost love, solitude and death but also of hope and humour first in the small cabarets of Paris and eventually the Paris Olympia Concert Hall. Always dressed in black, with her heavily made up eyes and porcelain face, she became known as La Dame en Noir. The first female performer to sing her own material, Barbara’s music became the voice of France and her death brought hundreds of thousands of Parisians onto the streets singing: “Dis, quand reviendras-tu,?” (When will you return?). Now Nin finally answers their call.

  • Heroic Horns – Master Series 5

    It’s horn playing of the highest calibre, and it’s home-grown! Andrew Bain is now the Principal Horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, but he grew up in Adelaide and began his career with the ASO. We welcome him back with a specially commissioned Horn Concerto from Australian composer Paul Dean, a brand new work to showcase his hard-won mastery of this noble instrument. Our own ASO horns have some special parts to play too. Richard Strauss’ trailblazing tone poem features a vaulting horn theme at its centre that perfectly encapsulates the shameless audacity of Don Juan. And Shostakovich’s masterful Tenth Symphony seems destined for a tragic end until a horn call defiantly lights up its third movement, like a beacon of hope. Featuring: Alpesh Chauhan - Conductor Andrew Bain - French Horn Program Includes: Strauss Don Juan Paul Dean Horn Concerto* Shostakovich Symphony No.10

  • Do You Hear The People Sing?

    It is more than forty years since Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg first met and began a collaboration that would change the course of musical theatre history with their musicals Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. In June 2020, leading stars from Broadway, the West End and Australia will gather to celebrate these unparalleled musicals and their writers in Do You Hear The People Sing? Headlined by Alfie Boe (Les Misérables) and Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables), the concert also stars West End star and original Kim in the Australian production of Miss Saigon Joanna Ampil, alongside Australians David Harris (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Miss Saigon, Wicked), Helpmann Award winner Amanda Harrison (Wicked, Miss Saigon, We Will Rock You) and Suzie Mathers (Wicked in London, Barnum, Mamma Mia!). The definitive celebration of the work of Boublil and Schönberg, Do You Hear The People Sing? includes not only hits from Les Misérables and Miss Saigon but also Martin Guerre, The Pirate Queen and their very first musical together, La Révolution Française. This concert was created by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is the only celebration of their work that the duo has ever authorised.

  • SIX: The Musical

    Divorced. Beheaded. Live! After it’s smash hit sold-out Australian premiere season at the Sydney Opera House, SIX, the electrifying rave-reviewed phenomenon comes to Adelaide's Her Majesty's Theatre June 11. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, these six rebellious heroines of history take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. Inspired by the queens of pop from Beyoncé to Britney, Ariana to Adele and more, these Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red. ✭✭✭✭✭ ‘KICK-ASS MUSICAL ABOUT HENRY VIII'S WIVES CHANNELS ITS INNER BEYONCÉ’ The Evening Standard

  • Cho-Liang Lin & Jon Kimura Parker

    A meeting of true musical minds, Cho-Liang Lin and Jon Kimura Parker make a stellar duo, radiating what’s been described as joyful rapport - they love playing together and so we love to hear them. Spectacular virtuosi, they have outstanding careers as soloists, based in North America. But there’s more – alongside the technical wizardry, each is a busy teacher, mentor to emerging artists and artistic director of festivals and competitions and they’ve enlarged the repertoire with numerous commissions. Chamber music is vitally important to them, not least in this recital partnership of more than a decade.

  • Sip & Sounds 2020

    Join us on the June long weekend for our full-bodied winter festival, celebrating superb examples of wine, gin and craft beer from regions across the country, as well as a range of delicious festival food and a line-up of stellar local music. Tickets includes entrance into Sip & Sounds and a keepsake tasting glass.

  • The 20th Anniversary Variety Gala at Adelaide Cabaret Festival

    Everyone’s favourite event returns to Festival Theatre to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Adelaide Cabaret Festival! Co-hosted by Artistic Director, Julia Zemiro and former Artistic Director, David Campbell, the 20th Anniversary Variety Gala will be a night of cabaret vivaciousness as we capture the magic of the last twenty years, and give you taste of what’s to come in 2020. There are so many stories, mishaps, and memories to delight in. So come dressed in your finest red carpet attire and revel in Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s night of nights. We can’t wait to see you! Directed by multi-award winning theatre director Craig Ilott (Smoke and Mirrors, Velvet, La Clique Royale). Full cast announced in March 2020!

  • Finders Keepers

    When a boy discovers a strange creature on the beach while looking for bottle tops, he realises it is lost and starts to try to discover where it belongs, or who has lost it. While the world around him continues to function as if the Thing doesn’t exist, the boy must overcome the indifference of everyone else around him. Internationally acclaimed Paul Rissmann has written music to complement the book The Lost Thing by renowned Australian illustrator and author Shaun Tan. Join Paul and the ASO as they take you on this journey of discovery. Suitable Ages 8+ World Premiere

  • 2020 State of Origin Game In Adelaide

    The 80 minute history making encounter between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons will be the first time the game’s premiere sporting event takes place in South Australia and is an experience not to be missed.

  • Essential Mendelssohn – Master Series 4

    Whenever Felix Mendelssohn was enthusiastic about something, he would turn it into music. A trip to Italy prompted the rollicking Italian Symphony. His friend’s violin playing inspired the gorgeous Violin Concerto. A lifelong passion for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream resulted in a whole suite of fairy-tale incidental music, including the famous Wedding March. This entire concert is a testament to Mendelssohn’s irrepressible wonder and excitement. Who will lift the lid on all this joyful, sparkling music? Pinchas Zukerman knows this music intimately – he began his illustrious recording career playing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, under the baton of Leonard Bernstein. Now Zukerman steps onto the conductor’s podium, and outstanding young Japanese violinist Fumiaki Miura takes the solo role in what will be a night to remember. Featuring: Pinchas Zukerman - Conductor Fumiaki Miura - Violin Program Includes: Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Nocturne, Scherzo, Wedding March Violin Concerto Symphony No.4 Italian

  • ASQ plays Dvorak with Konstantin Shamray

    Anne Cawrse A Room of Her Own (World Premiere) * Bartók String Quartet no 4 Dvorak Piano Quintet in A major op 81 Reflecting on Virginia Woolf’s seminal text, A Room of One’s Own, Australian composer Anne Cawrse’s new commission is an intimate and personal exploration of what it is to be a woman composer in the 21st century. Soundscapes of bowed percussion and strings speak to the fragility of ideas and the blossoming of creativity, while reflecting on the silent voices of the past. The spirit of breaking ground continues through Béla Bartók’s String Quartet no 4. Visceral and haunting, his unique voice mines the soul, arousing absolute terror one moment and rich warmth the next. Joined by pianist Konstantin Shamray, we close the program with the spring-like optimism of Antonin Dvořák’s Piano Quintet. Symphonic in texture, Dvořák’s folk-inspired tunes radiate warmth, vitality and love, from the cello’s opening melody to the very last bar. *Commissioned for the Australian String Quartet by the Elder Conservatorium of Music with support of the John Bishop Memorial Commission

  • National Wine Education & Training Centre Understanding Wine - Weekend Course

    This is a course for people who enjoy drinking wine and aspire to learn more about what they’re tasting, smelling and experiencing. Over two consecutive Saturdays, you’ll explore a range of wine styles, varieties, blends, and regions as our educators guide you through how to swirl, sniff and taste like a professional. By the end of the course, you’ll understand the fundamentals of winemaking and viticulture, and you’ll know more about how to decipher and discuss the characteristics of wine. You will gain confidence as a wine consumer and have fun with like-minded people in a relaxed and informal setting at the National Wine Centre. This course is ideal for those starting out in the hospitality or wine industry. To find out more about our Understanding Wine Weekend Course and the other courses we offer, visit our website and book yourself into a class today!

  • Anh Do - The Happiest Refugee

    Performing his best-selling book, ‘The Happiest Refugee’ live, Anh Do delves into life’s highs and lows, while providing audiences with an unforgettable night, fuelled with personal account and introspection. Combining stand-up comedy with real stories, photos and mementos - The Happiest Refugee is truly a unique, human experience not to be missed. Anh Do is a Vietnamese born Australian author, comedian and artist. He has appeared on many Australian TV shows such as Thank God You’re Here, Good News Week, Anh Does Vietnam and was runner-up on Dancing With The Stars. His first book, ‘The Happiest Refugee’, won Australian Book Of The Year and each of his children’s book series have been national bestsellers. As an artist, Anh has won numerous awards including People’s Choice for The Archibald Prize.

  • Alaska Strikes Back Adelaide

    A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, on the planet Glamtron a tiny creature was born. Some time in the last century, that creature crash landed on our shady little planet and became known to us as Alaska Thunderfuck. Now she’s headed down under again to bring you The Alaska Show 2: The Fempire Strikes Back! Her midichlorians are off the scale and she’s ready to slay… some storm troopers. Following sold out shows every year, Alaska is returning to Australia to bring you her brand new show, The Fempire Strikes Back. More of the Alaska you love, back for 2020. Will she be able to fend off the dark side and harness her true power? Will she build the first leopard print lightsaber? Do you follow the empire, or are you part of the resistance? We encourage you to dress up like you’re heading out for a night at the Mos Eisley Cantina! Don’t get left out in the cold on the planet Hoth, snatch your tickets now before they fly out the door!

  • Euphoria

    Meg is busy and she'd rather not be. But sometimes she can't help it. She’s holding a town meeting and her ex-student Ethan is there. He hasn't got a job...he can't help that either. She wants to start a new festival to celebrate everything their little country town has to offer. It’s going to be called “Euphoria”, which means “happiness”. And they should be happy, shouldn’t they? With the festival barrelling towards them, Meg and Ethan come face to face with the darkest parts of themselves as the past collides with the present. Based on real conversations between playwright Emily Steel and regional South Australian communities, this gently moving new work from State Theatre Company South Australia and Country Arts SA will see audiences come together for a town meeting they’ll never forget. From April to June, Euphoria will tour regionally to Goolwa, Renmark, Lameroo, Bordertown, Mt Gambier, Murray Bridge, Tanunda, Port Pirie, Leigh Creek, Kangaroo Island, Streaky Bay, Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Port Augusta and Burra as well as Elizabeth, Noarlunga and Golden Grove. Bundle Euphoria as part of a 4-8 play subscription to save 20% on tickets and receive exclusive benefits.

  • History Day: Lost and Found Treasures of Adelaide Gaol

    This year History Day will showcase Adelaide Gaol Registers A & B, recently recovered by State Records. Along with other original gaol records, the first registers include prisoner details written by the first Governor of the gaol, William Ashton, and date from 1848 to 1857.The gaol will also host an acquisition market with the hope of unearthing and learning about other objects and stories from the state's dark history. If you would like to return an item or share a story, the market will be open to all with experts available to provide advice.

  • Adelaide Songs - Our Story

    Experience a unique concert of songs about Adelaide and our history, identity, stories, people and places. Humorous and entertaining this concert has received rave reviews.

  • New Orleans Mardi Gras Party

    New Orleans, Bourbon Street inspired party at the Rob Roy! Everything from authentic Cajun food, NOLA cocktail specials, an amazing NOLA Jazz Band LIVE, competitions to win prizes and so much more! Tickets on sale now, limited so secure them quick!! Prizes for best dressed, most beads and more! Tickets include a 2 course Cajun Style Dinner, your choice of soft drink or beer on tap, special NOLA cocktail specials, live Jazz entertainment and your draw in for some awesome prizes...

  • NWC Heritage Collection Wine Dinner

    There’s something special about opening a bottle with a few extra years of age and our Sommelier team have selected some excellent examples from the Southern Hemisphere’s largest open cellar, resulting in a superb line up of Australian heritage wines for the first of the NWC’s 2020 series of wine experiences. Join us for an exclusive evening enjoying heritage wines, paired with a decadent four-course menu prepared by our Executive Chef, while being hosted by wine journalist, judge and expert Tony Love. The NWC Heritage Collection Wine Dinner offers food and wine lovers a unique opportunity to sample superior wines from the National Wine Centre's 18,000 bottle cellar and enjoy fine wine and dining at it’s very best!

  • Bosnian Rug Weaving Workshop

    Learn the graphic and intricate art of Bosnian carpet weaving with Razija Beganovic. The traditional patterns taught in this workshop are specific to the region of Srebrenica and are taught on a small custom-built loom.

  • Music to Heal

    A program of mindfulness, wellbeing and the restorative powers of music, directed by English violinist Hugo Ticciati. After suffering from debilitating physical pain so severe it forced him to stop playing, Ticciati embarked on a journey of rehabilitation, taking in meditation, spirituality and connecting with nature. Through this healing process he became fascinated by the profound connection between music and wellbeing. Ticciati curated Music to Heal based on these findings. He will direct the ACO through music that is philosophical, spiritual and deeply reflective, including Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks’ neo-spiritual Lonely Angel, Max Richter’s On the Nature of Daylight and Tavener’s Mother of God, here I stand. The program comes to a hauntingly beautiful climax with Beethoven’s String Quartet in A minor Op.132, written by the composer as he came to terms with his impending early deafness. Meditative, thought-provoking and ultimately uplifting, this is a deep and enriching program that explores humankind’s profound affinity with music, nature and reflection.

  • Mother's Day High Tea

    Treat Mum to a lavish afternoon tea this Mother’s Day at Stamford Plaza Adelaide hotel in the heart of the city. Enjoy a glass of sparkling on arrival and sweet and savoury treats, as well as acoustic music and a small gift for mum. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the important women in your life!

  • Jazz Award Winners

    The 2020 Helpmann Academy Jazz Award winners come together to share the joys, the jazz and the decadence of 1920’s jazz. Enjoy the music of Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Jelly Roll Morton, Bessie Smith and Duke Ellington while our students show you how they earned their awards! Directed by Dr Lyndon Gray. Tickets for this lunchtime concert are available at the door from 12:30pm. If you plan on attending most of the concerts in the series, you could save up to 30% by purchasing a Gold Pass subscription!

  • National Wine Education & Training Centre Understanding Wine - 5 Week Course

    This is a course for people who enjoy drinking wine and aspire to learn more about what they’re tasting, smelling and experiencing. Over the course of 5 weeks, you’ll explore a range of wine styles, varieties, blends, and regions as our educators guide you through how to swirl, sniff and taste like a professional. By course end, you’ll understand the fundamentals of winemaking and viticulture, and you’ll know more about how to decipher and discuss the characteristics of wine. You will gain confidence as a wine consumer and have fun with like-minded people in a relaxed and informal setting at the National Wine Centre. This course is ideal for those starting out in the hospitality or wine industry. To find out more about our Understanding Wine Course and the other courses we offer, visit our website and book yourself into a class today!

  • Wings for Life World Run Adelaide

    There is no finish line; instead runners and wheelchair competitors from beginners to pros race to keep ahead of a ‘Catcher Car’ to raise money for spinal cord injury. Locals in Adelaide can participate in the Organised App Run, using the Wings for Life app to keep ahead of a virtual catcher car that is synced up directly with real catcher cars around the world. Everyone around the world starts at the same time, whether it’s 8:30pm in Australia or 4am in North America. Tickets are on sale now with 100% of entry fees and donations going straight into research for spinal cord injuries. Join us to be part of the global search for a cure to spinal cord injury!

  • Dinner in the Dark 2020

    Enter a world where your notion of taste and smell are tested...for a good cause. National Wine Centre's executive chef Steven Clark creates a mystery three-course menu combining innovative textures and flavours that seek to ignite the senses. Each table is hosted by a local winemaker, expertly pairing their unique wine to each course and guiding guests through the blindfolded dining experience. Dinner in the Dark, raises awareness of the challenges faced by children who are blind or have low vision. $50 from each ticket will be directly donated to Can:Do 4Kids.

  • Songs of the Cabaret

    Stephanie Acraman voice Liam Wooding piano William Bolcom Cabaret Songs A result of over twenty years collaboration between himself and poet Arnold Weinstein, Bolcom’s Cabaret Songs draws inspiration from a plethora of musical styles and forms, representing the melting pot which is American culture and vernacular. Versatile vocalist Stephanie Acraman and exciting pianist Liam Wooding are a formidable pairing to tell these stories of the cabaret. Tickets for this lunchtime concert are available at the door from 12:30pm. If you plan on attending most of the concerts in the series, you could save up to 30% by purchasing a Gold Pass subscription!

  • POSTPONED - Spanish conversation classes

    Join our volunteers who are native Spanish speakers, for relaxed and informal Spanish conversation classes. Classes are held on Wednesdays each week during school terms only. Class 1: Low level beginners: 10:30 am to 11:30 amClass 2: Beginners/intermediate: 11:30 am to 12:30 pmClass 3: Intermediate/advanced: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm Cost is $2.00 per person. Registrations through the Box Factory Community Centre are essential.

  • Paint and Plonk at The Duke of Brunswick

    Meg Mader from The Journey Studio will be holding a Paint and Plonk event at The Duke of Brunswick Hotel in Adelaide. At this event you will paint a splashy wine glass along with a succulent painting inspired by The Duke of Brunswick's very own Secret Garden. You will be using vibrant artist quality acrylic inks and archival pens. All paintings can be completely individualised to suit your favourite colours and your personality. All art materials and step-by-step instructions are provided. Suitable for all artistic levels. Nibbles and a beer, wine or soft drink will be provided on arrival to get you into the artistic flow with plenty more available for purchase during the event.

  • Australian String Quartet

    Dale Barltrop violin Francesca Hiew violin Stephen King viola Sharon Grigoryan cello Beethoven String Quartet in G major, Op. 18 No. 2 Beethoven String Quartet in F major, Op. 18 No. 1 In the year of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary the Australian String Quartet look back to the composer’s early works. The string quartets of opus 18 provide a taste of the romanticism that would follow, as the young composer deftly builds on the foundations of his forebears. Tickets for this lunchtime concert are available at the door from 12:30pm. If you plan on attending most of the concerts in the series, you could save up to 30% by purchasing a Gold Pass subscription!

  • CANCELLED - Tchaikovsky’s Daydreams – Master Series 3

    It’s been called the concerto in which Mozart truly became Mozart. The composer turned 21 and turned out his Ninth Piano Concerto at around the same time, and the musical result is a miracle of effortless elegance and deep sincerity. The ever-popular French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet makes a welcome return to Adelaide with this ‘coming-of-age’ concerto. Tchaikovsky’s seldom-heard First Symphony more than lives up to its tantalising subtitle, Winter Daydreams. Written by a determined young man in his mid-twenties, this work heralded the beginning of a uniquely Russian symphonic tradition. It has all the hallmarks of Tchaikovsky’s best-loved music: memorable melodies, Russian melancholy, an enchanting waltz and an extravagant finale. Rossini’s attention-grabbing overture to William Tell makes a fitting introduction to these two youthful masterpieces. Featuring: Ben Gernon - Conductor Jean-Effalam Bavouzet - Piano Program includes: Rossini William Tell Overture Mozart Piano Concerto No.9 Jeunehomme Tchaikovsky Symphony No.1 Winter Daydreams

  • Single Asian Female

    Inside the Golden Phoenix, a humble Chinese restaurant on the Sunshine Coast, two generations of Wong women stand at a crossroads. Mei is a teenager grappling with her identity and getting ready for her school formal; while Zoe is eternally single and having a quarter-life crisis after some seriously terrible dates. At the centre of it all is Pearl, the whip-smart, brutally honest matriarch of the family. But Pearl is harbouring a secret that could change their lives forever. Michelle Law’s (Homecoming Queens) riotous family comedy bursts onto the stage after sold out seasons around the nation. Brilliantly funny and incisive, Single Asian Female is a heart-warming story about love, family and karaoke from one of Australia’s most exciting writers. Bundle Single Asian Female as part of a 4-8 play subscription to save 20% on tickets and receive exclusive benefits.

  • Giggle and Hoot - Live In Concert

    Live Nation and ABC Events are excited to present the return of the sell-out live stage show Giggle and Hoot - Live In Concert, with a national tour this March and April. After announcing the end of weekly filming schedule for their much-loved ABC series’ in 2019, Jimmy Giggle (played by Jimmy Rees) and his Owl Pals Hoot and Hootabelle are thrilled to be able to activate their time into their live show, taking themselves on the road to share joy with pre-schoolers everywhere in a series of live performances across the country. Set off on a pirate adventure to find Mini Hoot, and witness the self-proclaimed ‘World’s Greatest Magician’ – Magician Jimmy Giggle-ini – then hoot off into the Giggle Galaxy to help Hootabelle ‘Twinklify’ the stars, with plenty of good times along the way. Owl Pals can sing, stomp and roar to all their favourite Giggle and Hoot songs, from The Gigglemobile to Go Giggleosaurus and many more.

  • POSTPONED - Free Police bicycle engraving

    Bring your bike(s) along to the North Adelaide community Centre for SAPOL to engrave free of charge. Engraving your bike(s) decreases the chance of bike theft and increases the chance of finding should it be stolen.

  • Gym sessions at Sweat Track

    Do you enjoy exercising outside in the park? Would you love to add something different to your usual exercise routine? You are invited to come and learn how to safely and effectively use the outdoor exercise equipment in the Adelaide Park Lands, with support from a professional fitness instructor from Pushing Performance. This 30 minute training session is free. Meet at the Fitness Equipment at the start of the sweat track at Victoria Park. Register to secure your place in this group session. Other sessions available: Monday 16 March, Bullrush park - BookMonday 23 March, Victoria park - BookMonday 6 April, Uni Loop - Book

  • Guided Walk through Golden Wattle Park / Mirnu Wirra

    Join Marjon Martin, Adelaide Parklands Preservation Association (APPA)'s Ambassador for Golden Wattle Park / Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W) and enjoy a fun and informative guided walk through the area.Starting at 10:00 am at the corner of Sir Lewis Cohen Avenue and South Terrace, we will take in the historic Lundie Gardens, the Princess Elizabeth playground, the playing fields, native bush regeneration, the Park's historic connection to an annual "Wattle Day" and controversial record of tree plantings. This walk is suitable for children, and you can also bring your dog (on a lead). Gold coin donation to be paid on the morning (free for APPA members). Photo by APPA.

  • Paint and Sip Class - Moonlight

    Ignite your creativity and learn to create an art masterpiece, the easy and fun way. Bring your friends and/or make some new ones, over music and a guided two-hour painting session. Forget your stresses and worries, and create your very own unique artwork (yours to keep). You'll get step by step instructions from our expert artist, to create your own interpretation of the selected painting (see the photo above). Guests must be 18 or older for this event, as our classes are held at licensed bars. If the date pr theme of this class doesn't suit you, we have lots of other classes available running regularly - check them out! "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." - Pablo Picasso

  • POSTPONED - South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society (SAVES) meeting

    The South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society (SAVES) was established in 1983 to advocate for legal voluntary euthanasia.Join us for bi-annual (April and November) community talks to inform and to stimulate public debate on the topic of 'Ending the suffering'.A speaker on the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia will provide information and promote discussion of this community issue. The community will be more aware of this health and social justice issue and claiming the right to choose a peaceful end. This touches everyone when a family member, friend or colleague wants release from an illness which has no cure.

  • Bangladeshi Quilt Embroidery Workshop

    Masuma Akther teaches Bangladesh’s Nakshi Kantha, a delicate embroidery using motifs based on wedding traditions, sacred symbols and the everyday stories of village life in Bangladesh. Learn a series of traditional stitches whilst discussing the cultural heritage of the technique. In this one-day workshop you will produce a small embroidery using traditional imagery.

  • Night Photography Class (Adelaide)

    Enjoy a fun hands-on learning experience in some of the most photogenic areas of Adelaide. If you have a DSLR or hybrid camera that allows for manual control of your camera then this is the perfect course for you. You'll learn to control ISO, shutter speed and aperture expertly and creatively to produce beautiful low-light shots. They will critique your photos so that you get the instant feedback you need to keep improving and expanding your perspectives. You'll become well acquainted with travel photography (street portraits, architecture, landscapes, still life, abstract, nature). You'll be guided by an expert photographer with many years of experience. See the booking link for reviews and the most updated class schedule. Hope to see you there!

  • Gathered Design Market

    If you love supporting local SA designers, artisans + small businesses, Gathered Design Market is for you. Grab your nearest and dearest and head down to the Queens Theatre to experience a market like no other. Acoustic entertainment, creative workshops, delicious food and drink will be on offer, amongst beautifully styled spaces showcasing homewares, candles, flowers, jewellery, kids, art, clothing, garden, skincare and personalised gifts. Be sure to ask for our exclusive Gathered Gift Guides with unique offers from our stall holders - (there is a different one for each day) + early birds will receive their own Gathered Showbag with goodies from some of our vendors! Market-goers can sip on wine and gin + tuck in to delicious Vietnamese street food, Turkish gozleme, bao, gourmet toasties, Pastries, sweet treats, divine coffee + more (GF, DF and V options available). There are creative workshops - Resin Art, Ceramics, Flower Crowns + more. Check out our website for all details!

  • Laura Wills workshop at ACE Open

    Use earth pigments, pastels and collage to create a collaborative, large scale immersive work in the courtyard space at ACE. Laura will guide you through pigment preparation, a range of mark making techniques and the process of working collaboratively on a large-scale work. Responding to the site and drawing inspiration from Mariana Castillo Deball’s exhibition, participants will have a unique opportunity to be part of creating a highly visible, ephemeral mural that will remain on the building and surrounds for the remainder of the exhibition. This workshop provides anyone interested in working collaboratively on a large-scale piece and expanding their drawing skills a hands-on opportunity to be part of a truly unique experience.

  • Kaurna cultural walking tour of Pelzer Park/ Pityarilla

    You are invited to take part in a one-hour cultural walking tour of Adelaide and discover the Kaurna cultural hidden gems that only an informed eye can see. The Kaurna (pronounced ‘Gar-na’) people are the traditional owners and custodians of the Adelaide Plains. This tour will be led by Karrl Smith, or as he is known by his Kaurna name, Tamaru Kartinyeri. Tamaru is a Kaurna Narungga man who lives in the Kaurna community of the Adelaide Plains. Tamaru grew up in both Adelaide and the Northern Territory. He has worked with the Marion City Council as a Cultural Officer leading tours on Country at Warriparinga. He is currently running his own business Deadly Mob as a cultural educator with both school and community groups. Tamaru will lead walkers on a tour of Pelzer Park/ Pityarilla (Park 19) including the Kaurna meeting circle where people can learn about Kaurna culture and relationship to the land. This tour is free however places on the tour are limited. Please register to attend.The tour will start from the Marshmallow Playspace, off Glen Osmond Road.

  • Mozart at Elder One

    Warm and pastoral, dive into Honegger’s lush sonorities. Praised as his first mature piano concerto, Mozart’s fourteenth is delightfully unexpected, and sings with a distinctly operatic quality. The concert closes with Schubert’s sublime unfinished masterpiece. Featuring: Elena Schwarz - Conductor Stefan Cassomenos - Piano Graham Abbott - Presenter Program includes: Honegger Pastorale d’été Mozart Piano Concerto No.14 Arriaga Symphony in D

  • Digital transformation for small business

    Move your small business into the ever evolving digital world and use digital transformation help your business grow. Digital transformation is the process of working better, faster and efficiently by using new technology to grow, develop and market your business. Whilst it looks different for every small business, it is inevitable for progression and growth. This information session will provide you with information, guidance and confidence in how to use technology and outline the benefits to your small business. Presented by Glen Winkler, Founder and Managing Director of Ignition Source who works with businesses to facilitate change, achieve their vision and optimise their performance and productivity. Guest speaker from NBN Co who will share nbn™ updates important to the business sector, and how nbn™ access network can improve your business performance. For your convenience you can attend in person or via an online webinar.

  • POSTPONED - Crohn's and Colitis support group

    The Crohn's and Colitis support group meetings provide a safe and supportive environment where individuals impacted by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can express themselves openly and receive support and understanding from others with similar experiences. All members, including the facilitator, are impacted by Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis in some way. So whether you have a diagnosis yourself, have a sibling, partner or loved one with IBD, our groups are also there to support you.IBD is hard to talk about, so a lot of sufferers go through their symptoms in silence. Come along, you might just learn something that will make you feel a bit better.

  • POSTPONED - Easter treats cooking class

    Learn how to make some delicious Easter-themed treats to share with friends and family. This hands-on cooking class will teach you how to cook a range of different things, with all ingredients and budget-friendly recipes provided.This class is open to everyone however registrations are essential as places are limited. Email or call 8203 7801 to register.

  • POSTPONED - Friendly street poets

    Bring along your poems to read at Friendly street poets or just come and listen to a diverse range of poetry. Held on the first Monday of the month, sign-in is from 6:00 pm for a start around 6:20 pm. A second session starts around 7:30 pm. Remember: there is a maximum of three minutes maximum microphone time per reader to make sure everyone gets a go and has an audience.If you want your poem to be considered for this year’s anthology, you must be a member of FSP. Bring along two printed copies of your poem with all your contact details on them for submission. You can join up for 2020 Membership via the link below or you pay-up on the night.

  • Gym sessions in the park at Uni Loop

    Do you enjoy exercising outside in the park? Would you love to add something different to your usual exercise routine? You are invited to come and learn how to safely and effectively use the outdoor exercise equipment in the Adelaide Park Lands, with support from a professional fitness instructor from Pushing Performance. This 30 minute training session is free. Meet at the Fitness Equipment opposite Fitness on the Park, off Mackinnon Parade.Register to secure your place for this group session. Other sessions available: Monday 16 March, Bullrush park - BookMonday 23 March, Victoria park - BookMonday 20 April, Victoria park - Book

  • Biodiversity in a Bush for Life site

    Are you interested in finding out what makes up Adelaide Park Lands native bushland? There's a Bush for Life site cared for by volunteers in the south-eastern corner, and they'd love to show you what they do and what exists here. You're invited to join our expert volunteers on a regular morning - where you'll have a tour of the site, help out with a spot of weeding, and plant identification. Who is this event for? Anyone with a desire to be outside and who is keen to learn more about our amazing and rare natural ecosystems. Kids are welcome, in fact bring your whole family.A note about accessibility: This event will include moving around on slightly uneven grassy areas and there are some dirt paths. What to bring?Please wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves and pants and a hat. Bring a water bottle, and if you're super keen, a magnifying glass to see things up close. Bring snacks and coffee if you want - but please take any waste away with you at the end of the event.

  • POSTPONED - Mindfulness meditation

    Beginners are welcome to join Oasis Mindfulness facilitator, Anne and learn this style of meditation which will help you:- develop presence with your-self to work with greater clarity, joy and effectiveness- learn how to access the inner oasis of calm and move through your life with ease, even in the most challenging circumstances- learn to make skilful decisions and actions from a centred place within your own oasis- allow your inner resources of wisdom, intuition and creativity to surface- open up or dip into your inner oasis resource, instead of relying solely on the active mind to automatically analyse, solve or fix any problems.Each session includes a meditation or two and discussion around themes relating to the mind, body and breath. Chairs are provided.

  • Paint and Sip Class - Starry Night Sunset

    Ignite your creativity and learn to create an art masterpiece, the easy and fun way. Bring your friends and/or make some new ones, over music and a guided two-hour painting session. Forget your stresses and worries, and create your very own unique artwork (yours to keep). You'll get step by step instructions from our expert artist, to create your own interpretation of the selected painting (see the photo above). Guests must be 18 or older for this event, as our classes are held at licensed bars. If the date pr theme of this class doesn't suit you, we have lots of other classes available running regularly - check them out! "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." - Pablo Picasso

  • POSTPONED - Nature day

    Nature Day is traditionally celebrated on the thirteenth day of the Persian New Year. This year such as previous years, the The Persian Cultural Association of South Australia invites all members of the community to come together for a family fun day to enjoy music, dance, play group games, bouncy castle, face painting and food. This event provides opportunities for members of the Persian community to connect with each other and be able to introduce their culture and traditions to others in the broader community. No bookings are required, just come and enjoy the day.

  • Chocolate Factory High Tea

    Welcome to our Chocolate Factory High Tea. Grab a golden ticket to an afternoon of indulgence at Stamford Plaza Adelaide, with a decadent high tea full of chocolate delights and your favourite fine tea!

  • POSTPONED - AVCon - cosplay and portrait photography

    Take photos that look like a movie scene or a poster pose. In this free workshop, you will be taken through the steps of lighting a subject, posing, how to duplicate a character pose, basic editing and how to grow your profile as a photographer. This is a hands on workshop so bring your own camera, or use ours and bring a USB to take your photos home. Book now to secure your place.Presented by Chris from SFX Images, in partnership with Adelaide's Anime and Video Game Festival (AVCon) and the Adelaide City Libraries.

  • CANCELLED - Natsuko Plays Brahms – Master Series 2

    Good music doesn’t write itself. You can hear the struggle for greatness in both Brahms’ masterful Violin Concerto and Sibelius’ ground-breaking Second Symphony. ASO Concertmaster Natsuko Yoshimoto will take on the Brahms, a work that has been variously described as a concerto against violin, and ‘for violin against orchestra – and the violin wins!’ The violin strives for beauty, finds it in abundance during the Adagio, and celebrates with a joyful Hungarian rondo. Sibelius once described his symphonies as ‘like Jacob wrestling with the angel’. Hearing the Second Symphony is like having all your fear and doubt gradually overcome by an unseen rising power, irresistible and immense. The finale is hard-won, but exhilarating – it’s no wonder early Finnish audiences heard their struggle for independence embodied in this music. Featuring: Mark Wigglesworth - Conductor Natsuko Yoshimoto - Violin Program Includes: Brahms Violin Concerto Sibelius Symphony No.2

  • Vivaldi in the Vines - St Francis Xavier Cathedral

    After the success of the initial series of Baroque concerts in May 2019, we are pleased to announce the first of a series for 2020. The Easter Concert will feature The Adelaide Baroque Orchestra playing on original instruments and one of Australia’s leading young singers, the Counter Tenor Max Riebl, at the St Francis Xavier Cathedral. Easter usually means many performances of Handels “Messiah” or one of the Bach passions. However these concerts offer a very special magnificent performance of a Haydn masterpiece and a Vivaldi rarity. Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ” was commissioned in 1786 for the Good Friday service at the Oratorio de la Santa Cueva in Cadiz, Spain. As a work specifically designed for a specific time it is rarely heard. However such was its popularity at the time that Haydn prepared 3 versions, the original full orchestral version, a choral version and a chamber version for sting quartet. For this rare performance we are pleased to present members of the Adelaide Baroque Orchestra in the latter version. To compliment and continue the story of the crucifixion the Haydn will be followed by Vivaldi’s sublime setting of the Stabat Mater with Max Riebl as soloist.

  • A Quatre Mains

    Konstantin Shamray & Michael Ierace piano four hands Dvořák Slavonic Dances (selections) Stravinsky Petrushka “I had in my mind a distinct picture of a puppet, suddenly endowed with life, exasperating the patience of the orchestra with diabolical cascades of arpeggios. The orchestra in turn retaliates with menacing trumpet blasts.” This was Stravinsky’s initial vision of Petrushka, which was subsequently shaped by Diaghilev and his Ballet Russes into one of the most popular and enduring ballets of the twentieth century. Pianists Konstantin Shamray and Michael Ierace bring Petrushka to life once again in this fiery version for piano four hands.

  • Adelaide Parklands Art Prize Finalists Exhibition & Sale 2020

    This exhibition celebrates the 75 Finalists in the 2020 Adelaide Parklands Art Prize selected from over 360 entries by a panel of independent judges. Artists have represented their passion and appreciation of Park Lands and natural spaces in urban environments and focus community attention on the rarity, beauty and world importance of the Adelaide Park Lands All works are for sale.

  • AdMental 2020

    Which video will you click “share” for? Gruen-style showdown AdMental aims to harness the power of media to promote an important message: mental health is just as important as physical health. In 2020 we’re focusing on selling positive wellbeing to today’s digital natives. See two teams of emerging creatives battle it out to create the most shareable content and ignite a social movement among young people. AdMental includes a panel discussion featuring leading mental health experts, advertising agency judges and audience voting. Join us for an evening of thought-provoking fun for mental health! AdMental is presented by the Don Dunstan Foundation, SA Health, Mental Health Coalition of South Australia and AADC Thank you to our AdMental 2020 sponsors: SA Health, Return to Work SA, Breakthrough Foundation, City of Adelaide, Origin Energy, Fay Fuller Foundation

  • Iranian Embroidery Workshop

    Learn the basics and intricacies of Iranian Embroidery with Akhtar Esmail Zadeh. Akhtar is from Kerman Province in Southern Iran and has been living in Australia for over 20 years. Akhtar was taught traditional Persian embroidery by family members as a child, has been embroidering for more than 50 years and is an expert in pateh, or paisley design. The pateh motif, which originated in Iran and has since spread in textile design throughout the world, is also called bota or cedar tree motif and symbolises life in Persian culture. Akhtar holds a wealth of knowledge about the history and cultural significance of her craft.

  • POSTPONED - Come alive at 55

    Come alive at 55 is a talk by Gail Miller which encourages people to think about what they’d like to do in this next chapter of their lives and helps them to realise that they still have a lot to contribute no matter what age you are.Gail Ruth Miller is an Adelaide author, speaker and aged care liaison. She wrote her first of four books at the age of 55 after hearing a 99 year old motivational speaker who encouraged her to write. Rather than continuing to believe that 55 was too old to start something new, author Gail chose to believe that we can do anything if we put our mind to it. If you are interested in this event, see the other free events in the series: Demystifying the Aged Care Puzzle, February 12, North Adelaide Community Centre and Life Happens, March 5, Adelaide South West Community Centre. Seats are limited for this popular event, so book your place today.

  • Food for Thought: Edible Insects

    Intrigued by eating insects? You've come to the right place. Take a scientific and culinary journey in a event that's sure to get you thinking. Professor Kerry Wilkinson from the University of Adelaide will join local producers of edible insects to chat about how and why they're increasingly on the menu. From native green ant gin to cricket pasta, appetites for this alternative protein source are growing. Food for Thought will begin with drinks and canapés before the talk gets under way. Tastings will be offered throughout; come with an open mind and discover something new. Professor Wilkinson and her university colleagues are working with the CSIRO to find the best Australian insects for commercial production and create new trade opportunities. The global edible insect industry is tipped by the UN to be worth $1.5 billion over the next four years, along with improving food security and reducing waste.

  • Todrick Hall - Haus Party Tour Adelaide

    You’ve seen him on YouTube, you’ve seen him on RuPaul’s Drag Race, now it’s time to see him live on stage for his Haus Party! Todrick Hall and his dancers venture down under for a feature length production that will be an all singing, all dancing spectacular visual interpretation of the Haus Party album. The ‘Nails, Hair, Hips and Heels’ singer/superstar has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry from Brandy to Keala Settle, Nicole Scherzinger, Jordin Sparks, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and more. Brace yourself for the big reveal and grab your tickets before they sell out.

  • POSTPONED - Cooking workshops at Box Factory

    The workshops cover a wide range of different cuisines with a focus on cooking nutritious meals on a budget. Guest facilitators have included local chef restaurateurs, Slow Food SA and local residents who would love to share their skills and cooking talents with the community. Most workshops run on Fridays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Contact the Centre to be added to the mailing list so you can be the first to know the dates for these great workshops.

  • Arvo Pärt & Shostakovich

    In this deeply reflective program, the ACO explores the impassioned and transformative music of some of Eastern Europe's most beloved composers: Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Estonia’s Arvo Pärt. Arvo Pärt is one of the most performed and influential composers writing today. Richard Tognetti and Satu Vänskä will shine in his double concerto for two violins and orchestra, Tabula Rasa, a work that has become a cult favourite amongst music lovers. This will be followed by ten virtuoso violins uniting to perform Prokofiev’s fiendishly challenging Sonata for Solo Violin in D major. The concert concludes with Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony in C minor, a string orchestra arrangement of the composer’s famous Eighth String Quartet. This extremely personal and emotive masterpiece leaps from despair to brutal force, before coming to a haunting acceptance, serving as a lament for victims of fascism and war, as well as a vehicle for self-reflection.

  • Beginners scenic photography class (Adelaide)

    Enjoy a hands-on learning experience in some of the most photogenic parts of Adelaide. If you have a DSLR or hybrid camera that allows for manual control of your camera then this is the perfect course for you. You'll learn to control ISO, shutter speed and aperture expertly and creatively to produce beautiful shots. Your teacher will critique your photos so that you get the instant feedback you need to keep improving and expanding your perspectives. You'll become well acquainted with travel photography (street portraits, architecture, landscapes, still life, abstract, nature). Please see booking link for the most updated times available.

  • Day & Night Photography Course

    In this fun and creative class, you'll learn to take beautiful photos under a range of lighting conditions, across sunshine and moonlight. You'll learn to master your camera's manual mode, to manage shutter speed, ISO and aperture settings, and to create artistic compositions. You'll practice on some of Brisbane's most photogenic locations, and get individual photo critiques to help you quickly hone your skills. Rain or shine, they'll be fine as they will be undercover or indoors for some locations. Your Adelaide teacher will be one of the following: Chloe Henderson, who specialises in Fashion Photography and styling, but also has experience in a range of forms such as architecture and urban genres. Chloe has been a professional photographer for the last 5+ years. Sam Roberts, who specialises in Studio and Location Advertising Photography & Videography, with a great love for the outdoors and cycling. His in-depth knowledge of Adelaide and beyond brings a unique spark to his teaching style. Sofia Calado, whose art practice uses photography, video, installation, performance and sculpture as a vehicle for exploring the self and society through the body.

  • Gluten free family festa

    Do you live a gluten free lifestyle? Well guess what, we have the perfect event for you! Adelaide’s Duke of Brunswick Hotel is hosting a family-friendly evening of eating and drinking inspired by Italy. The Gluten Free Family Festa is presented by South Australia’s San Remo and will feature plenty of delicious gluten-free pasta paired with delicious, fresh produce from across the state. Gilbert Street’s Duke of Brunswick is already a popular venue for gluten-free dining, and this inaugural event will be a celebration of all things fabulously fresh. Aperitivo will kick off the event, followed by entrée, mains and dessert. San Remo’s gluten-free range includes pasta made from pulses such as chickpeas and lentils, along with brown rice and buckwheat variants. The company was founded in Adelaide back in 1936 and helped introduce Australia to the joys of pasta. Today the company still remains a 100% family owned and operated business and who is proud to have been part of Australian families for over 80 years.

  • Message on a Bottle

    The Wine Label is a powerful icon. It is a precious object of art that symbolises and disseminates the cultural and spiritual values of the land where wine is grown. Wine label design has undergone a renaissance where art meets marketing in the most powerful way, penetrating the subconscious, utilising the power of suggestion to imply flavour and quality. (Caldeway and House 2003). Based on the theme of 'Past, Present and Future', Message on a Bottle will showcase the social, cultural and economic impact of South Australian wine label design, curated from a span of 30 studios over 50 years. It will be a rich exposé of the integral relationships between label designer, grape grower, wine producer, sales marketer – weaving the threads of education, commerce and research for the public to sample.

  • Vintage Express

    Welcome to the wine tour redefined. Visit top South Australian vineyards amid the bustle of vintage, then enjoy their wines over lunch at city restaurants. You’ll have an insider’s view as the new season harvest is brought in, but this experience goes beyond simply watching. Roll up your sleeves to help move barrels or pick a few bunches; chat with winemakers to discover how grapes travel from vine to vat. There's chemistry, sure, but also a kind of magic at work in the transformation. You'll be in the heart of vintage action, so closed toe shoes are recommended. Vintage Tours will run on across 8 days of Tasting Australia’s, with wineries across McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills involved. One option will see you stay within city limits. Put down that GPS — return transfers are part of each tour. Once ready for a bite you’ll enjoy a selection of dishes from each restaurant’s ‘feed me’ menu in a two-course lunch. Venues are among the most celebrated in Adelaide’s dining scene, each working to its own brief and using the exceptional produce found across South Australia.

  • National Wine Education & Training Centre Wine Essentials Course

    The world of wine and wine tasting doesn’t have to be intimidating. The National Wine Education & Training Centre's Wine Essentials class is ideal for those new to wine, and for those who would like to gain confidence in tackling wine shop selections and restaurant wine lists. The session will begin with the class learning how to sensorially evaluate wine with exercises designed to fine-tune your palate and nose and a lesson in wine vocabulary. We’ll introduce you to Australian wine regions and styles, winemaking fundamentals and viticultural practices. You will enjoy a number of popular styles of wines from different South Australian regions and have fun learning about and discussing wine in a relaxed environment. This class is also perfect for groups, whether it be for corporate team building or a celebration, and can be held privately for 15 people or more.

  • Exhibition: The Mill Showcase

    The Mill Showcase is a gallery space dedicated to artists who work in our studio spaces at our Angas Street location, exhibiting some of the artworks and products that have been produced under our roof. The Mill Showcase profiles our artists, so that you can put a face to the name and get to know some of our dedicated makers. This sophomore edition of The Mill Showcase features work by Andrew Eden, Blake Canham-Bennett, Annabel Hume and Mark Mason. The Mill: The sum of all Arts

  • Music on Flinders Summer Series

    Pilgrim Uniting Church's popular Music on Flinders lunchtime performances begin again. This summer, musician Kathy Pike, has organised a stella range of players to delight. The idyllic setting under the trees of the forecourt of the church provides a welcome repose for passers by and visitors alike. The first concert features Will Metzer. Will is a Jazz singer and pianist based in Adelaide and has played piano all over the world. His love of jazz is coupled with an incredible knowledge of all music. Willy manages Jazz It Up, Adelaide’s premier jazz band. Stay tuned to our website

  • Beats, Botanicals and Brunch at The Atrium

    Overlooking beautiful River Torrens precinct, The Atrium Lounge is perfectly situated to enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch and live music in the morning. Soak up the garden-bar ambience while you sip your smoothie, fresh juice or infused cocktail – each crafted by their talented bar team. Indulge in an incredible brunch menu featuring all of your favourites with a modern twist.

  • Live at The Atrium

    Join us for ‘Live at The Atrium’ every Friday from 2pm Ever thought, ‘what’s the closest bar near me‘ on a Friday night? The Atrium Lounge’s ‘Live at The Atrium’ is a sophisticated meeting place for North Terrace’s professionals, Adelaidean locals, and guests alike. Settle into pure comfort in Adelaide’s luxury hotel bar. Recline back into the deep-seated lounge chairs. Sidle up with your group to the large river-facing windows, watching the Riverbank precinct in motion, while reflecting upon the week that was. And in paying homage to the working week, we’re celebrating with a caffeine-fueled $8 espresso martinis. Situated near the Adelaide Festival Centre, The Atrium Lounge is nestled between the Railway Station (housing the Adelaide Casino), the Adelaide Convention Centre, Riverside office block and car parking facilities, making for a perfect bar for after-work drinks. Soak in the timeless bar ambience, enjoying the signature comforts of a hotel bar with unique live music artists Fridays between 5pm and 8pm.

  • POSTPONED - The conservancy - panel discussion

    At the conservancy panel discussion Elders are invited to outline their nations’ most critical issues. A general discussion will follow, fielded by a guest panel. Poets and musicians have been invited to share their compositions. If you are able, please bring a little food to share. A small donation also would be appreciated to help cover costs. Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month, excluding December.

  • POSTPONED - South East City Residents Association (SECRA)

    Join us for monthly meetings for residents of the Adelaide City South East precinct. The South East City Residents Association (SECRA) is an organisation committed to provide the residents of the south east precinct of the City of Adelaide with a voice to achieve the following objectives: to promote the interests of the residents of the south east precinct of the City of Adelaide and adjoining preserve and enhance the inherent character and heritage of the neighbourhood including the adjacent area of the Park Lands, and in particular, Victoria support the provision of local retail and service facilities whilst retaining the “village atmosphere” of Hutt determine the policy of the Association in relation to matters affecting the South East Precinct.

  • Adelaide Cool: The abstract art of David and John Dallwitz

    This nostalgic look to the past celebrates the 50th anniversary of a breakthrough moment in Australian hard-edge painting Featuring the work of Adelaide’s father-and-son artists, David and John Dallwitz, Adelaide Cool takes its lead from David’s milestone solo exhibition at Sydney’s Central Street Gallery in 1969. At this time, both artists were simultaneously exploring dynamic colour and formal geometric relationships, often with a characteristic sense of whimsy and humour. Featuring paintings, sculpture, moving images, photographs, textiles and jewellery, including works that have not been publicly seen since 1969, Adelaide Cool offers a rare glimpse into the local art scene that occurred in tandem with an international art movement.

  • Visual Artists in Residence: Art Basics, The Bait Fridge

    The Bait Fridge collective will be in residence in The Mill's Exhibition Space for 10 weeks. With a focus on artistic process, this two-month residency allows audiences direct access to creative research and making. This residency is presented in partnership with City of Adelaide. The Bait Fridge is a multi-disciplinary collective from South Australia whose members collaborate under a unified banner to create works and performances which combine the practices of music, art, dance, costume and theatre. Through this project The Bait Fridge will be developing ideas, costumes, performances, sculpture and music. Working with materials that other people might consider to be trash allows the collective to see beyond traditional boundaries of artists practice. Each of the members of the collective brings their own unique energy, while working collaboratively, with each other as well as audiences, allows The Bait Fridge to explore new ways of creating, and brings new understandings to concepts of ‘art’ and the role of the ‘artist’. The Mill: The sum of all Arts

  • Mariana Castill Deball: Replaying Life's Tape Exhibition

    Mexico-born, Berlin-based artist Mariana Castillo Deball leads the 2020 program with Replaying Life’s Tape. he traveling exhibition from Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) is the result of Castillo Deball’s research trip to the Flinders Ranges Ediacaran Hills, famous for the fossils found there that shed light on an entire new era in history. Combining photographic imagery, lino prints, scientific data and display systems Replaying Life’s Tape considers and contests the relationships between site, time and history. Replaying Life’s Tape is a touring exhibition from Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA). Originally presented as part of the 2019 Melbourne International Arts Festival and supported by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen. This is exhibition has been supported by The South Australian Museum. Curated by Hannah Mathews.

  • ‘Women’s Work’ The Exhibition

    Sparkke, Adelaide’s first female founded and led beer and wine company, are celebrating the passionate leadership of South Australian Aboriginal Women through a photographic portrait exhibition launching on Australia Day (aka Survival Day or Invasion Day). ‘Women’s Work’, the exhibition’s working title, will be housed in The Queens Room at the company’s multi-award-winning venue, Sparkke at the Whitmore. The exhibition is a collaboration between multi-award winning Australian Aboriginal photographer Professor Wayne Quilliam and Rebecca Richards of the South Australian Museum. It aims to recognise, celebrate and elevate the passionate leadership of Aboriginal women working on the front lines of the battle to preserve their culture and achieve social equality for their communities. The exhibition will open to the public from 4pm on Sunday 26 January. All original portraits and a limited edition print run will be available for purchase with all funds raised also going to the South Australian Museum and GO Foundation.

  • Saturday Sessions at QuickSteps

    Want to dance Saturday afternoon? To live music? QuickSteps dance teacher hosts will be on hand to dance with anybody coming through our studio door. A truly unique Adelaide experience!

  • British Migrants: Instant Australians?

    Between 1947 and 1981 nearly 1.5 million Britons migrated to Australia, seduced by promises of sun, surf and a better life. This group of migrants were simultaneously everywhere and invisible, expected to become ‘instant Australians’. But the reality of migration is never that simple The temporary exhibition was developed by Museums Victoria and explores the personal experiences and historical and contemporary impacts of British migrants in the postwar decades. The exhibition features stories told by children, teenagers and families, labourers, adventurers, returnees, musicians, and even a snake dancer – brought to life through compelling digital animation.

  • Recitals Australia 2020 Autumn Lunch Hour Series

    Starting Wednesday 11 March, the 2020 Autumn Lunch Hour Series is a series of inspiring quality recitals with high calibre new and experienced musicians. Performances are held at the Pilgrim Church, 12 Flinders Street, Adelaide (just behind the Adelaide Town Hall). There are two concerts of approximately 30 minutes length, each second Wednesday at 12.30pm. Works from classical composers to contemporary such as the legendary film composer Ennio Morricone and Adelaide composer John Polglase. Entry is payable at the door or Lunch Hour Season Tickets are available. The Series is supported by:- Pilgrim Uniting Church 5MBS Musica Viva James and Diana Ramsay Foundation Arts South Australia For information call the Pilgrim Office.

  • Intersections and Boundaries

    Alice Springs-based ceramic artist Mel Robson presents a new body of ceramic works that explore the idea of place through the lens of mapping and cartography. Using material, form, surface and mark-making, Robson investigates the meaning of both ‘home’, ‘sense of place’ and how we position ourselves in the landscape

  • Heroes of the skies: the Smith brothers exhibition

    Discover the amazing story of the England to Australia air race of 1919, won by two of South Australia’s favourite sons, Captain Ross and Lieutenant Keith Smith. Together with their mechanics, Sergeants Wally Shiers and Jim Bennett, they were the first Australian airmen to fly from England to Australia in 28 days in a modified Vickers Vimy bomber. The exhibition follows the lives of the Smith family from their early days at Mutooroo Station in the far north of South Australia to service in World War One and the public response to the tragic death of Sir Ross in an air crash in 1922. Highlights relating to the race on display include the log-book and intercom book of the Vickers Vimy, notebooks kept by Ross and Keith, a pocket compass, a magneto from the engine, a piece of Vimy aircraft fabric and a Sidcot flying suit of the day. Also on display are the rarely seen knighthood medals awarded to Keith and the ‘flying wings’ won by Ross and Keith, which were taken into space with astronaut Dr Andy Thomas in 1996. This exhibition is drawn from the State Library collections, as well as loaned items.

  • Traditional Stamford High Tea

    We welcome you to enjoy an exquisite Adelaide High Tea experience at Stamford Plaza Adelaide hotel. Our bespoke selection of sweet and savoury treats and fresh out of the oven scones are all prepared onsite by our talented team of Chefs. Our Adelaide high teas are perfect for leisurely afternoons of indulgence, special occasions, hen's parties or baby showers. Please note we are happy to cater for special diets (e.g. gluten free) - just let us know when you are booking! Our Adelaide High Teas are available: Tuesday - Sunday* 3pm – 5pm | Cascades Lounge Bookings are essential If you would like to make a High Tea booking within the next 24 hours, please contact the hotel directly.

  • POSTPONED - Learn German

    Are you looking to improve your German language skills? There is now a German conversation class held weekly on Wednesdays at the North Adelaide Community Centre. This class is for people who have some prior knowledge of the German language, not for beginners. No children please. Cost $2.00 per session. No are bookings required.

  • Morris & Co.

    AGSA’s Morris & Co. display has been reimagined with a new presentation of the iconic works, including furniture, ceramics and textiles and the addition of recent acquisitions. Co-founded by William Morris, one of the most prolific and well-known designers of the nineteenth century, Morris & Co. is a furnishings and decorative arts manufacturer and retailer famous for its focus on handmade craftsmanship. The display, which showcases the largest Morris & Co. collection outside Britain, features many works linked to Adelaide’s prominent Barr-Smith family, who were major clients. It includes a number of designs by May Morris, daughter of William Morris, who was one of the leading female contributors to the Arts and Crafts Movement. She was an innovative designer of embroidery, wallpaper and jewellery, and ran the embroidery department of Morris & Co. as well as co-founding the Women’s Guild of Arts in 1907.

  • POSTPONED - Adelaide dramatic society

    Adelaide dramatic society is a acting group that meets every third Wednesday evening for games, improv and script work. It encourages friendship, confidence and a safe place to start or continue acting. All levels are welcome to the group. The free sessions will run for two hours, come join us and see what you can do. To register your interest email Turea.

  • Without Consent: Australia's past adoption practices

    This exhibition brings moving experiences of heartbreak and resilience, shared by people affected by Australia’s past adoption practices. It is estimated that at least 150,000 adoptions took place in Australia from the 1950s to the 1970s. A significant number of them were forced adoptions. Many of the women who had their babies taken were unmarried and, because of the stigma attached to unmarried mothers at the time, were often forced to live a lie for decades. For some, it was a secret they took to their graves. This exhibition was developed by the National Archives of Australia following former Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s national apology to those affected by forced adoptions. It aims to show the truth – that the babies taken for adoption were dearly loved and wanted by their parents. The exhibition is a tribute to the courage and generosity of those who volunteered to share their experiences and, in doing so, exposed this aspect of Australia’s history. A national touring exhibition developed and presented by the National Archives of Australia. Assisted by the Australian Government through Visions of Australia.

  • POSTPONED - Learn Italian

    Do you dream of seeing the art in Florence? Floating along the canals in Venice? Seeing the ancient architecture in Rome or eating pizza in Naples? Why not build on your Italian language skills and start planning that trip in earnest. This class is aimed at people with some prior knowledge of Italian to improve on the language skills you already have. Bookings are preferred by ringing the community centre coordinator to discuss. All you need to bring along is a pen and notebook. Please note: No children in class please. Cost $2.00 paid at each session.

  • POSTPONED - Practice travel French

    Would you like to improve your French language skills, for travel, for a challenge or just to find a new social circle? Conversation skills are the main focus of the lessons but grammar and comprehension are sometimes also taught. Please note that these classes do not run during school holidays. No children please. This Advanced French Conversation class is held from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm We are also taking expressions of interest for a Beginners French class, to register your interest please email or phone us at North Adelaide Community Centre.

  • POSTPONED - English Conversation (ESL) at Hutt Street Library

    Join our friendly English tutor volunteers for this weekly class to improve your English skills. Classes are held Mondays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, during school terms only. Cost is $2.00 per person. No bookings are required

  • POSTPONED - Mahjong and coffee

    Have you been thinking about playing Mah Jong? Mah Jong is an interesting, social board game played at North Adelaide Community Centre every Thursday (except during school holidays). It is played by players of all ages and abilities and is a non-competitve, fun, social activity. If you are new to the game and would like to learn how to play, the Mah Jong facilitator can train you over a few weeks. You will need to register for this beginners assistance when you enquire about joining. Please note: once trained, new players are expected to continue to play regularly here. Mah Jong includes a coffee and afternoon tea break part way through the session. If you would like to start playing please contact the Community Centre to book a place. Cost $2.00 per session, paid on the day.

  • POSTPONED - Adelaide men's group

    The Adelaide Men's Group has been meeting on a monthly basis for more than 10 years.The purpose of the Adelaide Men’s Group is to build meaningful community and authentic connections with other men. By participating in the meetings you are able to:• increase connection• be listened to and genuinely heard• feel safe sharing feelings and perspectives• speak honestly, openly and confidentially without judgement• develop authentic friendships that are not based on your job, the car you drive or the sporting team you follow.Any contributions to cover the cost of the Men’s group meeting facilities and supper, consistent with the sense of value you received from the meeting, are greatly appreciated.

  • POSTPONED - Discover Voxon

    Come and discover the next step in STEAM technology – an interactive 3D holographic experience with the Voxon VX1. Please join our friendly volunteer to experience 3D data in holographic format. Explore science, anatomy, mathematics, design, and topography then get to play some 3D games. View the current schedule. Bookings are not required, but sessions are subject to volunteer availability.

  • Popeye High Tea

    Join us for a one and a half hour cruise along The Torrens River with an authentic High Tea experience. On the menu is a selection of finger sandwiches, scones, petit fours and a complimentary glass of South Australian champagne, beer, cider or soft drink on arrival and of course a bottomless cup of tea or coffee. Departing The Elder Park Landing, you will be served your refreshments and given time to catch up with friends and loved ones amidst a scenic tour of the Adelaide Riverbank on our very own Adelaide icon Popeye. Pre order a bottle of something special to be waiting for you on arrival or purchase more drinks on board with cash or card. A perfect present for anyone being celebrated.

  • POSTPONED - Craftynoons

    Get crafty and get to know others who share similar creative interests. Bring along your own small craft project to work on. All abilities are welcome. Sewing machines, an iron and ironing board are available to use. Craftynoons are held on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Cost is $2.00 per session, payable on the day.

  • POSTPONED - Discover virtual reality

    Visit the City Library's Innovation Lab and come on a mind-blowing journey without even leaving the room. Learn the applications of Virtual Reality through use of our HTC Vive, Samsung Gear and Google Cardboard and discover the wonders of this great new technology. View our current schedule here. Please note that wait times may apply and are subject to volunteer availability.

  • POSTPONED - Table tennis - social evenings

    Want to play table tennis? Come along by yourself or with some friends to play a game or two. The Centre has two table tennis tables and plenty of bats and balls. Play singles, doubles or play shorter rounds so everyone gets a turn. All equipment is provided. Tea and coffee are available. There's even a special pizza night on the last Tuesday of the month ($3.00 cost applies)

  • POSTPONED - Chair based exercises for all

    This weekly group exercise class is a mix of chair based and movement exercises to improve aerobic levels, strength, balance and flexibility. It is open to all levels of fitness ability with a focus on people with limited mobility. The sessions are lead by a qualified personal trainer. Please discuss your access requirements and orientation with centre coordinator prior to attending class. Registrations are essential - contact the Centre directly.

  • POSTPONED - SCALA workshops

    SCALA is a global songwriting organisation dedicated to encouraging, supporting and nurturing songwriters, composers, and lyric writers of any style and genre. Everyone is welcome.Songwriter workshops are led by presenters who give a talk or lead participants through a hands-on song writing exercise. ​It is also a great place to meet with other songwriters, or find a musical collaborator.​Each workshop is different so check the SCALA website regularly for updates.

  • POSTPONED - Table tennis - Women's night on Wednesdays

    Table tennis - Wednesdays for Women allows you to socialise and play table tennis with other women and non-binary individuals. Just bring yourself and a friend. This event is free to attend and tea and coffee is available. All equipment is provided by the Box Factory Community Centre. There are two table tennis tables, nets, bats and balls.. We suggest you play in pairs or play short rounds so everyone gets a turn and get everyone attending involved. Children under the age of twelve (12) years (regardless of gender) can attend if their parent/guardian is participating in the session.

  • POSTPONED - IELTS classes at North Adelaide Community Centre

    Are you considering preparing for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam? There is a small group class to support your learning and preparation. Classes use digital and non-digital resources and focus on the reading, comprehension, speaking and writing components. Please note: children are not able to join you in class and classes are only in the school term.

  • POSTPONED - Monthly coffee mornings with Adult Brain Cancer Support Association Inc. (ABCSA)

    Adult Brain Cancer Support Association Inc. is focused on giving support, encouragement, help and guidance to all adults diagnosed with brain cancer, their friends, families and carers. The free monthly coffee morning catch up and chat is an informal gathering in a welcoming and supportive environment. Feel free to call in, phone or email for more information

  • POSTPONED - English conversation classes in North Adelaide

    Practice English conversation in a friendly, informal environment. Classes are small and open to all English levels. Through participating in the classes you will meet other locals and find out what's happening at your community centre. No bookings are required. For your conveniences classes are held at various times during the week; Monday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Tuesday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Thursday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Thursday evening 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Please note – children are not permitted in classes and classes are not held during school holidays.

  • POSTPONED - Australian friends of the Camino

    Public talks about the Camino de Santiago and pilgrim gatherings. Thinking of completing the pilgrimage? Have questions you want answered, by someone that has actually been there and done that? Come along to the public meetings and get to know fellow pilgrims. These meetings are held on various dates throughout the year. The first meeting will occur on the 22 February 2020. For more information please call.

  • POSTPONED - Brad Lay - Central Bio District exhibition

    As part of the Central Bio District (CBD) Project, artist Brad Lay has been documenting the wild plant and animal communities of Adelaide. This exhibition, a result of his ART WORKS residency, seeks to direct a focus towards the non-human inhabitants of the city and extend the notion of community beyond the human. This exhibition is available to view in the Hutt Street Library spaces until the end of May. ART WORKS is delivered by Guildhouse and City of Adelaide.

  • POSTPONED - Learn English through board games

    Do you enjoy playing board games? This English conversation class is an informal, effective and fun way to practise English for migrants. All equipment is supplied. No bookings are required, just turn up and join in. Please note: children cannot be accommodated and classes are held in the school term only.

  • POSTPONED - Novelist’s circle II

    Novelist’s circle II is a writers’ support group.If you live in Adelaide and would like to join a critiquing group that meets monthly, this is the group for you. Be prepared to share your work, receive critical feedback, and invest time in critiquing the work of other members.

  • POSTPONED - Justice of the peace service

    A Justice of the Peace is an independent and objective witness to documents people use for official or legal purposes. This is a free service and available on the following days/times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Tuesdays, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Thursdays, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Fridays by appointment.

  • POSTPONED - Board game bash

    Join our pro board-gaming staff for an afternoon of fun and (board) games! Bring a friendly sense of competition and get ready to rock and roll (the dice) with our fantastic range of exciting new games as well as old favourites. Every third Saturday of the Month, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the City Library. No bookings required. All welcome.

  • POSTPONED - Get crafty

    Love making crafty things? Swap secrets, trade talents or develop your new interest. at our Get Crafty sessions. Whether your passion is embroidery, felting, knitting, cross stitch, patchwork or even tapestry, we welcome you to join us. Bring along your current craft project to our fortnightly get-together and enjoy a cup of tea in the company of like-minded others. $2 per session. No bookings needed. Get Crafty is on the second and fourth Friday of the month 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.

  • POSTPONED - Meditation

    This three to four week free meditation course is facilitated by Sri Chinmoy. The first block starts on 11 February and runs from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. February course dates: 11, 18, 25 March course dates: 10, 17, 24, 31 May course dates: 12,19, 26 June course dates: 9, 16, 23, 30 Please visit the website and complete the ‘Contact Us’ form to register. Continuation classes will be offered at the end of each course.

  • POSTPONED - Novelist’s circle I

    Novelist’s circle I is a writers’ support group, meeting on the second Monday of the month at the Box Factory Community CentreIf you live in Adelaide and would like to join a critiquing group that meets monthly, this is the group for you. Be prepared to share your work, receive critical feedback, and invest time in critiquing the work of other members.

  • POSTPONED - Saturday crochet in North Adelaide

    Join the North Adelaide crocheters for a relaxed morning of craft, coffee and camaraderie. All skills levels are welcome. There will be someone to show you the basics or to help get you past a crochet pattern block. Bring your own hook and wool unless you're just starting and we will dig some up. Saturday crochet is on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Enter through the community centre out of hours entrance.

  • POSTPONED - Linux support group

    Meet other Linux users, talk and work through issues together in this Linux support group. Share your knowledge and learn new skills at weekly sessions. Monthly sessions are for those wishing to exchange knowledge and experience, and enjoy occasional guest speakers.

  • POSTPONED - Bingo

    You are welcome to join members of Filipino Aged Care of SA every Thursday to enjoy playing game of bingo together. You don't need to be a member to join in the fun. Entry is free. You are playing just for fun and socialising.

  • POSTPONED - Writers SA Think Tank

    Join Writers SA's new writing circle, the Think Tank. Sessions are held at 5:30 pm at Adelaide City Library on the first Wednesday of every month Get together with writers every month to pitch concepts, test plot lines, workshop a synopsis, brainstorm and get feedback on your work in this fast-paced hour of creative construction.Book now

  • POSTPONED - Monthly mind, body, wellness workshop

    Learn how to eliminate stress and improve your health physically, mentally and emotionally through our monthly mind, body and wellness workshops. These free workshops are held on the first Saturday of the month. They include guided meditation, breathing techniques and simple yet powerful yoga. Join the group from The Art of Living to learn all the tips and tricks. Please contact Raghu for further information.

  • POSTPONED - Illuminations

    To celebrate the Royal visits of 1901, 1920, 1927 and 1954, the City of Adelaide decorated the city with bunting and illuminations, warmly welcoming members of the Royal Family. Illuminations presents a range of photographs from the Historic Photographic and the Lantern Slide Collections; as well as Archival material from the City of Adelaide Archives. Illuminations is on display at the City Library’s History Hub from 31 January to 26 April 2020. Book now for the Curator talk with Oliva Kubiak on Wednesday 11 March, 1:15 pm.

  • POSTPONED - Euro games with the Adelaide Board Games Group (ABGG)

    The Adelaide Board Games Group (ABGG) is an informal group of gamers who gather regularly at various Adelaide locations to play board games and some card games. They play Euro games such as Agricola, Carcassonne, Puerto Rico, Goa, Dominion and Ticket to Ride as well as games such as Railroad Tycoon, Arkham Horror and Pandemic. There is no membership fees so encourage anyone - member or not - to come try out games. All these events are open to non-members. $2.00 per person cover charge is required for the use of all venues. Also, be sure to join our Facebook group to see lots of game photos and discussion about what people are playing or want to play.

  • POSTPONED - Life drawing art group

    The life drawing art group is a regular art class held at the Adelaide South West Community Centre. There is no teacher, but peer feedback is available. The model will do a range of short and long poses, giving you plenty of opportunities to hone your skills. Please note that you will need to bring your own art materials (some easels are available for use). No bookings are required to join this group, you are welcome to just come along

  • POSTPONED - Learn Spanish - intermediate level

    Spanish conversation for those with a knowledge and understanding of the language. Learn to speak and read Spanish in an inclusive and shared learning environment. Classes are held weekly on a Monday for one hour and refreshments are available. You are welcome to bring along a note pad if you wish to make notes at the sessions and handouts will be provided. This class is for those at an intermediate level, beginners classes are also available

  • POSTPONED - Comics with friends and strangers

    Get together with friends and strangers to draw, practice, express yourself and share knowledge. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month, from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. A gold coin donation is welcomed.

  • POSTPONED - Arabic conversation

    Practice Arabic conversation in a friendly learning environment. Open to all abilities, everyone is welcome. Bring a notepad if you wish to make notes, anything else required will be provided

  • POSTPONED - Learn Chinese Mandarin - intermediate level

    Come and enjoy learning Chinese Mandarin in a shared learning environment. Includes any handouts and materials required These sessions are suitable those with an intermediate conversation skill level.

  • POSTPONED - Chinese Mandarin conversation for experienced learners

    Interested in expanding your Mandarin speaking skills? This is a small, informal conversation class for those with intermediate to experienced Mandarin skill levels. Our facilitator will assist you in maintaining and improving your conversation skills. Classes are held every Monday. No bookings are needed, just come along and join in.

  • POSTPONED - Yarn over yarning

    Come along to Yarn over yarning and meet great people for a chat, a cuppa. Don't forget to bring your latest knitting or crochet project to work on too. Beginners are also welcome to bring their needles/hook and learn. Everyone is welcome and tea/coffee is provided

  • POSTPONED - Story sharing and inclusive practices for all

    Join us for a monthly meeting where you can hear and share stories of ways other have attempted to create a more inclusive and friendly society. Held on the second Sunday of every month, the meetings are open to all members of the community.The meetings are hosted by the Australian Centre for Inclusive and Convivial Backyard Civilisation (ACI&CBC). Entry is via a gold coin donation.

  • POSTPONED - Stop motion animation and film editing

    Explore your creative side by learning how to make your very own animated masterpiece. Choose from an array of materials including clay, Lego®, paper or even pipe cleaners. Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of being a YouTube star? Or maybe you’d like to put together a video interview for prospective employers for that unique and personal touch? You can learn to make your video edits stand out from the crowd with tips and tricks learned from our Film Editing sessions. Book now Please book your session in advance in order to avoid disappointment. If you wish to take home your recorded video, please bring a USB drive or hard drive, with at least 2 gigabytes of storage space. Users 12 years and under require parent/guardian supervision, and users under the age of 18 who wish to access Media Lab computers must have parental/guardian consent to use the internet.

  • POSTPONED - Digital photo editing

    Do you have some older family photos that have seen better days? Or want to share your favourite vacation memories but Grandpa is blinking in the photo again? During this 90-minute one-on-one session our friendly volunteer will work with you to answer all your digital photo editing questions and show you how to use the latest Macintosh technology to navigate Adobe Photoshop. Book now Please use the Notes field to indicate what you would like to learn during your session. Event is subject to volunteer availability.

  • POSTPONED - Making music and sound production

    Are you interested in discovering more about sound effects and sound editing? How about learning to record your very own digital music with Protools or Garageband? Join our friendly Media Lab volunteer for a free session and get started. When booking please use the notes field to indicate what you would like to learn during your session, including any instruments you wish to bring. Book now Event subject to volunteer availability.

  • POSTPONED - Pilates for beginners

    Join us each Wednesday for Pilates for Beginners classes. This is a basic class aimed at older people and beginners. The session includes a short relaxation and meditation component. Please bring a mat and towel (some mats are available to borrow at the community centre upon request).

  • POSTPONED - Creative writing

    Led by a local writer, this informal class about creative writing brings out the hidden writer in us all. Everyone is welcome from absolute beginners to those with experience or even published. Each week share short stories, works or poems on a chosen topic and receive constructive feedback from the group. Cost of class includes refreshments and any printing required. There is also an opportunity to have the groups work displayed in the Community Centre.

  • SUSPENDED - Central market shopping bus

    The central market shopping bus is a weekly door to door bus service for residents of the Adelaide and North Adelaide who are over the age of 65. The weekly service picks up residents at their door from 10.45am and transports them to the Central Market, returning home around 2:00 pm. A trailer is attached to the bus which allows for the storage of shopping trolleys and walking frames and the driver assists with loading and unloading. A City of Adelaide volunteer accompanies the bus to assist passengers with boarding and alighting at each pick up and drop off as well as being the support person if required. The service is a Commonwealth Funded Social Programme which is provided through the City of Adelaide. A My Aged Care referral is requested for people who would like to come on the bus but people are welcome to come and try first. Enquiries to our Healthy Ageing team are welcome.

  • Exhibition of NAIDOC posters since 1972

    NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Each year, the National NAIDOC Committee select a national NAIDOC theme to reflect significant and relevant topics to raise awareness and promote opportunities for education and celebration of the world’s oldest living culture. This is a collection of NAIDOC Week posters from 1972 to the present. For this exhibition there is also a community panel discussion on July 11. Join panel faciliatator Haydyn Bromley and panellists explore the history, purpose and how the NAIDOC Week posters support NAIDOC themes.

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