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History Week 2011 – EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

 

2 September 2011 History Week – EAT History launch party photos and story: MiSociety

2011 History Week – EAT History; a delectable offering for  Sydney and NSW
Elizabeth Bay House, conceived in the1830s as the finest house in the colony of  NSW, was the setting for the opening of  History Week 2011.  Now if you think spending the evening with Historians, Professors, Doctors and even a Colonial Gastromer would be a staid affair – time to think again.

History Week for 2011 centres on food, so therefore the culinary offerings for us very fortunate guests at the launch party, were created by Colonial Gastromer, Jacqui Newling and based on Victorian recipes – what an fabulous treat indeed! 

Stage Juice (performance artists) used the spiral staircase in Elizabeth Bay House as their platform with their artistic antics including human drapings of the staircase, toe sucking and feather fluffing. 

Ana Wojak, one of several guest artists, mystified guests as she circled the room harbouring a huge domed tray.  Ana eventually revealed a very large European Carp fish beneath that she then proceeded to adorn with hatpins and surgical appliances. (see photos)

Scott Sandwich, an award winning poet, worked up a fantastic pace through a rendition of his original poem that saw guests amused and amazed at his content and delivery.

Gideon Payten-Griffiths, curator of the evening’s performances, then mysteriously led us down into the secret vault beneath the ‘House’ where we then partook of ‘high tea’ amongst the ghosts of Sydney’s history.

Mark Dunn (Historian and President of the History Council) whilst running enthusiastically through the 2011 History Week schedule, let us into some of Sydney’s historical secrets that everyone may be privy to during the impressive program for the week. 

Tony Bilson, Patron of History Week, gave a most fascinating and entertaining talk on the development of gastronomy in Australia.  Tony imparted many facts and aspects that would be revelatory to many Australians now so ‘hooked’ on ‘reality’ food and ‘celebrity’ chefs.

History Week – EAT History has a line-up of over 200 events around Sydney and NSW including history walks, talks, tours and many, many historical food experiences.  Information on History Week 2011  History Week – EAT History website

Red Carpet photos, VIP photos and social photos; all photographic images are ©copyright MiSociety 2011 and may not be reproduced without permission – We only publish a selection from the many we have from each event. How to purchase high resolution photos

Scott Sandwich (poet) and Grace Karskens - History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

photo Scott Sandwich (poet) and Grace Karskens

History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

Stage Juice - History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

photo Stage Juice

History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

Gideon Payten-Griffiths - History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

photo Gideon Payten-Griffiths

History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

Stage Juice - a little toe sucking at Elizabeth Bay House - History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

photo Stage Juice - a little toe sucking at Elizabeth Bay House

History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

Zoe Pollock (Ex Off History Council) with Ana Wojak and Mark Dunn (Pres History Council) - History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

photo Zoe Pollock (Ex Off History Council) with Ana Wojak and Mark Dunn (Pres History Council)

History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

Elizabeth Bay House ceiling - History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

photo Elizabeth Bay House ceiling

History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

Acoustica Duo - History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

photo Acoustica Duo

History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

Ana Wojak (Performance artist) - History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

photo Ana Wojak (Performance artist)

History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

Elizabeth Bay House dining room - History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

photo Elizabeth Bay House dining room

History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

Jacqui Newling (Colonial Gastromer), Tony Bilson and Amanda Bilson - History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

photo Jacqui Newling (Colonial Gastromer), Tony Bilson and Amanda Bilson

History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

Ana Wojak (permance artist) - History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

photo Ana Wojak (permance artist)

History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

hatpinned Eurpean Carp fish - History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

photo hatpinned Eurpean Carp fish

History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

Stage Juice - History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

photo Stage Juice

History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

Elizabeth Bay House drawing room - History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

photo Elizabeth Bay House drawing room

History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

photo Dr Stephen Gapps, Vanessa Burns and Mark Dunn (Pres History Council) - History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

photo Dr Stephen Gapps, Vanessa Burns and Mark Dunn (Pres History Council)

History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

Elizabeth Bay House - History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

photo Elizabeth Bay House

History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

Elizabeth Bay House - History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

photo Elizabeth Bay House

History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

Stage Juice - History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

photo Stage Juice

History Week 2011 - EAT History Launch at Elizabeth Bay House Sydney

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