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posted 26/06/2018

Community Billboard 26th June – 3rd

This weekly community billboard is proudly sponsored by the City of Sydney’s Plan for the future – Sydney 2030 – making our city more green, global and connected.

 

Marjorie Prime

What would you choose to remember? What would you choose to forget? If you could rebuild the past and bring a loved one back to some kind of life, would you do it?

In the not too distant future, a service has been introduced to resurrect loved ones in holographic form. 85 year-old Marjorie has brought back her husband. But when he was 30. When they first fell in love…

Intimate in setting yet ambitious in scope, Marjorie Prime, like Spike Jonze’s film Her or sci-fi series Black Mirror, delves into a world of artificial intelligence and robotics and virtual assistants. It does so through the lens of the everyday, the everywoman and her family. It explores the benefits and joys that technology could bring but also the possible heartache. It raises poignant questions about the impression we leave on others, the details we remember, the stories we re-craft and the love we’re lucky to experience.

Written by Jordan Harrison (Orange is the New Black) and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, this acclaimed off-Broadway sensation arrives with a stellar cast led by award-winning director Mitchell Butel. Don’t miss this thought-provoking and unique family drama.

Tuesdays to Sundays, 8.15pm to 9.30pm
Friday 15 June to Saturday 21 July 2018

Ensemble Theatre
78 McDougall Street, Kirribilli

Full price: $73.00
Seniors Card: $70.00
Full-time student: $35.00
MEAA/AWG: $38.00

Dangerous Times

Please join us on the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture for a panel discussion. The discussion will be moderated by Walkley award-winning journalist, Richard Ackland AM. Speakers include STARTTS CEO and IRCT President, Jorge Aroche and international human rights advocates.

The panel will discuss insights in relation to torture in the context of a shift to the right in global politics, where torture is seen as more acceptable. They’ll also discuss increased attacks on human rights activists, journalists and human rights workers and more people being forcibly displaced. The panel will also explore the right to rehabilitation and how torture as a practice can be prevented and combated.

Participants:

Sekai Holland, former Zimbabwean senator and Co-Minister of State for National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration, activist, torture survivor
Michael Kirby AC CMG, former High Court Justice, author of the UN Human Rights Council Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea
Rabia Siddique, criminal and human rights lawyer, former war crimes prosecutor, author of Equal Justice, hostage survivor
Richard Ackland, award-winning journalist, lawyer and publisher
Jorge Aroche, STARTTS CEO and president, International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT).

Tuesday 26 June 2018 from 6pm to 8.30pm

Lower Town Hall - Sydney Town Hall
483 George Street, Sydney

Free

Toby Schmitz Live

Straight, white, middle-class males are riding the crest of something special. A wave of unchecked privilege. With a whole world to appropriate, there’s never been a better time to be a dinosaur.

That’s where Toby Schmitz comes in.

“Come in. Grab a drink. Put your feet up. I’m just making this up as I go along.” – Sigmund Freud

Tuesday 26 June 2018 from 8pm to 9.30pm
Wednesday 27 June 2018 from 8pm to 9.30pm
Thursday 28 June 2018 from 8pm to 9.30pm
Friday 29 June 2018 from 8pm to 9.30pm

The Old Fitzroy Theatre
129 Dowling Street, Woolloomooloo

General: $30

Workshopped18

What do we covet, keep and reference as contemporary examples of great design?

Workshopped18 showcases the very best in new Australian design by emerging and established talent. It follows the work of more than 40 designers through concept, meaning, materiality, manufacture and resolution.

Visit this year’s designs on exhibition. Workshopped continues its important role mentoring industrial designers and championing manufacturing of Australian furniture, lighting and objects.

Entrants answered the brief: does the chair, table or lamp do what you’d hoped it would? Is it comfortable, functional, do you smile when you look at it?

Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am to 4pm
Thursday 21 June to Wednesday 25 July 2018

Australian Design Centre
101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst

Free

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