Adelaide Events

Film Club

The Film Club in 2019 will bring a few surprises  as we strive to please the variety of requests from our members. 

We plan to have Film nights at the Trak as well as a couple of different venues, as well as a MATINEE. And for those of you who like the thought of a country getaway, we will be organising a group to our Mid North Branch for a Film night at Blyth Cinema later in 2019.

As always we will give you plenty of notice from our website; as well as  by email, Face Book or Snail Mail about the Film sessions

We will continue to offer all our guests a pre-film complimentary glass of wine in foyer.

Next Film Night - Monday 11th March. DetailsTBA

Film Matinee - TBA

Literary Night

Special Literary Event - Tuesday, 19th February 2019, 6.30pm at the Public Schools Club 
Many of our regular attendees requested we start the Literary Club earlier than usual so we are offering a special Literary event that will be a fun filled evening with great raffle prizes, a quiz and entertaining speakers!  We look forward to welcoming IAF and Independent Theatre (IT) members and friends to this special event. 

1st Guest Speaker: Bardie Penfold Simpson  - Im Glad I Did (2018)

This most readable book tells the story of an iconic South Australia woman whose family life has many twists and turns, deaths and separations more than enough to test the most indomitable spirit. Here is a story of anecdotes and pictures, told through engrossing vignettes. It reads a bit like Bardie talks with clarity, pace and honesty.

2nd Guest Speaker : Rob Croser, Co-Founder and Artistic Director Independent Theatre - Rob will tell us about the 2019 Independent Theatre Program

Further details about the event included in the attached flyer.

Cost: $34 for IAF & IT members, $39 for non members.  Ticket includes choice of main course and 3 raffle tickets.

For a flyer, click here. To book, click here.

With Cheryl Appelkamp de Valenzuela as Convenor and Michael Bollen as guest compere.

Discounts for IAF Members

Union Hall, Grote Street Adelaide - Two concert offers

James Pratt is a professional artist recently returned to SA and has opened a unique and intimate, licenced theatre venue, Union Hall in Grote Street, Adelaide.  James, like the IAF is committed to supporting emerging South Australian artists.  Union Hall is a performance venue offering diverse programming year-round.  Expect contributions from dance companies, jazz bands, theatre companies, orchestras, solo recitals and more. 

A bit about James... 

James is a classical singing graduate of the Elder and Sydney Conservatoria of Music. He has performed with the Adelaide Chamber Singers, the State Opera of SA and Opera Australia. James was an ensemble member and Raoul understudy in the world tour of The Phantom of the Opera and performed throughout Australia and Asia. Also a conductor, James was the recipient of the Brian Stacy Award for young conductors, and went on to conducting engagements in Spain, Italy and Germany. Before returning to Adelaide, James was an assistant conductor at the Royal Ballet in London's Covent Garden. He was recently awarded the first ever Masters Degree in conducting from the University of Adelaide.

Pop Up Concert this Sunday - Faust a Mortal's Tale

This Sunday, internationally renowned SA pianist Ashley Hribar performs his piano recital with a difference - January 20th at 2:30 pm.

With Ashley's accomplished narration and extended piano techniques, he guides us through the story of Faust set to the soundtrack of works by Rachmaninov, Debussy, Led Zeppelin and more!

Limited tickets are available for this dramatic and intimate pop-up concert. Booking essential, email or phone (08) 7200 7171. To find out more about Ashley, visit

Tickets at $20 each.  Refer to Union Hall website for ample parking suggestions.

The Sound of Musicals - a tribute to the wonderful works of Rodgers & Hammerstein

Soloists Allex Roose, Nicholas Cannon, Anna Tsirigotis, Robin Schmelzkopf and Megan Doherty, with the Union Hall Orchestra and conductor James Pratt.

Sunday January 27th at 2pm - *Special Price for IAF members - $20

To book phone (08) 7200 7171 or email

If you need to escape the heat, the tennis or the cricket, call Union Hall, book tickets and support more dynamic, talented SA artists.

Our thanks to James for his generous offer of discounted tickets for IAF members.


We're off to a great start for 2019 with the re-opening of The Trak and a bevy of diverse artists to entertain, educate and amuse us.