The Fight For Sydney's Soul
Tuesday 16 February
Introducing the first of our History High Tales with Elizabeth Farrelly and a trio from gypsy fusion band Monsieur Camembert.
Doors open at 4.30pm with a welcome complimentary cocktail. Choose from personally designed signature cocktails: Ngara Negroni (Ngara is Gadigal for the Rocks); Farrelly's Wharf (because there was one, down in the Rocks near Windmill St) or the Kent St Killer.
Between 5 – 6pm Monsieur Camembert Trio, triple ARIA award winners ‘the best gypsy band in the land’ (SMH) will entertain us with their intoxicating blend of Jazz, Gypsy Swing, Latin & East European influences.
6pm - 7pm Elizabeth Farrelly
‘Great cities need great champions. Sydney needs Elizabeth Farrelly.’ – Adam Spencer
'Killing Sydney', Elizabeth Farrelly’s hotly anticipated new book on the fight for a city’s soul, is one of the first major publishing events for 2021 and is an apt beginning to the High Tales events. Informed by her history as an architectural writer and former city councillor, Farrelly gives voice to the concerns many of us hold as we have seen Sydney change – the harm done to our built and natural environment, the heritage and cultural value that has been compromised by poor planning and careless politics, and the people and parties that have been complicit. With advanced praise from figures as diverse as Paul Keating, Di Morrissey and the Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore, this book is sure to galvanise vigorous and important conversation and reflection on Sydney’s past and future.
Elizabeth will speak on her book, and her vision for Sydney followed by Q&A and book signing.
Guests are invited to stay on to enjoy quality eats and drinks from the Sily bar.
Member Tickets: $55 (save 15%)