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What’s on at the State Library of NSW December 2012 – February 2013

December 1, 2012toFebruary 12, 2013

 

* SYDNEY Library

What’s On at the State Library of NSW – Ballet, David Hill, Australia’s forgotten women writers, Is the pen mightier than the sword?, The Quiet Volume, free exhibitions and displays.

  • December 2012 – February  2013

 EVENTS at State Library of NSW December 2012 – February  2013
Tuesdays at the Library – Free monthly event – Birth of a ballet
Discover the passion, heart and creative magic behind crafting a ballet with Stephen Baynes, The Australian Ballet’s Resident Choreographer. Enjoy this amazing talk and take a spin around the Library’s latest free exhibition Time in Motion: 50 Years of the Australian Ballet.
Tuesday 4 December 2012 at  6pm – 7pm. Metcalfe Auditorium at State Library of NSW. Free. Bookings essential (02) 9273 1770, bookings@sl.nsw.gov.au 

The Great Race – David Hill
Danger, death and duty are revealed in a thrilling true tale as David Hill, former chairman of the ABC and author of The Great Race, recounts how Britain and France became locked in a perilous race to complete the map of Australia in the early 1800s.
Tuesday 4 December 2012 at  6pm. Dixson Room at State Library of NSW. Free. Bookings essential (02) 9273 1770, bookings@sl.nsw.gov.au 

 Sleeping beauties: Reviving Australia’s forgotten women writers
Literary treasures unearthed! Join authors Geordie Williamson and Jane Gleeson-White as they discuss the fascinating lives and works of the lost women writers who make up an important part of Australia’s collective literary achievements. Presented by The Stella Prize.
Wednesday 5 December 2012 at 6pm – 7pm. Metcalfe Auditorium at State Library of NSW. Cost $10, ticket and book package $40. Bookings essential (02) 9273 1770, bookings@sl.nsw.gov.au 

Amnesty International debate: Is the pen mightier than the sword?
Prepare for a lively and entertaining debate as a panel is asked the question “Is the pen mightier than the sword?” in this free event at the State Library of NSW. Journalist Joe Hildebrand will steer the discussion as the Pens and Swords teams tackle the topic with a line-up of media personalities, journalists and authors, including SBS newsreader Anton Enus, 2GB host Rev. Bill Crews and journalist Natasha Exelby.
Tuesday 11 December 2012 at 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Metcalfe Auditorium at State Library of NSW. Free. Bookings essential (02) 9273 1770, bookings@sl.nsw.gov.au 

The Quiet Volume
Australia’s historic Mitchell Library will stage the powerful, page-turning theatre The Quiet Volume – a whispered, self-generated interactive piece for two people. Performed worldwide since 2010, this magical event opens at the State Library of NSW on 7 January as part of Sydney Festival 2013.
The Quiet Volume runs from 7 January – 25 January 2013  at State Library of NSW. Cost $20, Conc $15. Bookings essential (02) 9273 1770, bookings@sl.nsw.gov.au  
More events: www.sl.nsw.gov.au/events

FREE EXHIBITIONS – Time in Motion: 50 Years of The Australian Ballet
Discover the enchanting and dramatic world of dance with a rare behind the scenes look at Australia’s first professional ballet company at the free exhibition, Time in Motion: 50 Years of The Australian Ballet. The exhibition celebrates and recreates a magical dance story through a stunning showcase of evocative photographs, archival footage, theatrical designs, props and exquisite costumes.
Time in Motion: 50 Years of The Australian Ballet is a free exhibition at the State Library of NSW, until 10 February 2013. (02) 9273 1414, www.sl.nsw.gov.au

FREE DISPLAY – The Poetry Object
Discover what’s important to kids in Sydney – through poetry. Hundreds of students took part in The Poetry Object, an unusual creative writing initiative of The Red Room Company and the State Library of NSW. Students and their teachers were asked to choose a special object in their life and then compose an original poem about it. The results are surprising!
The Poetry Object is a free display at the State Library of NSW, until 15 February 2013. (02) 9273 1414, www.sl.nsw.gov.au 

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