Writing Sydney and Secret Sydney

Sydney Mechanics School of Arts

Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts c.1920. Photo: State Library of NSW

On February 11th I’ll be speaking at Sydney’s oldest library, the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts at 280 Pitt Street. I’m the first speaker in the Writing Sydney series, hosted by Walter Mason, which will run throughout the year. I’ll be talking about some of my favourite Sydney places and stories, telling some of the tales behind the blog, and generally discussing all things curious about the city and suburbs.

The talk is free but you do need to book, which you can do at the event listing page on the Sydney Mechanic’s School of Arts website. I look forward to meeting some of you there, and the SMSA is an interesting place with a long history that’s well worth a visit.

 

 

Kriesler radio display, 1938, at Mick Simmons Ltd. Sam Hood photograph from the State Library of NSW collection.

Kriesler radio display, 1938, at Mick Simmons Ltd. Sam Hood photograph from the State Library of NSW collection.

 

For those who prefer the radiola, I also recently spoke with ABC radio about secret Sydney places, abandoned spaces, redevelopment, and exploring the suburbs. You can listen to the interview here.

New stories are coming soon, for now I wish you a happy 2015, dear readers. May your troubles be as the card below suggests.

Troubles light as bubbles

 

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