Adelaide Events

Film Club

The Film Club in 2018 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 the year

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 June 2018 will be 'The Book Shop', at The Trak Cinema, 6pm for 6.30pm start followed by optional Chinese banquet at The Empress Restaurant.

Starring Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson, The Book Shop is Based on Penelope Fitzgerald's celebrated novel of 1978, and is set in a sleepy 1950's English town, The Bookshop tells the story of Florence Green's ultimately doomed attempt to re-energise an out of touch, morally somnambulant rural townsfolk through the dissemination of some of the most stirring literature of the day. Leaving grief and a dead husband in the past, Florence takes life into her own hands by opening a bookshop in Hardborough, a quiet Anglian town, and one sheltered from the social and sexual revolutions taking place in the far away urban centres. Through the dissemination of classic contemporary works of fiction such as Nabokov's Lolita and Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, she stirs long buried feelings in the townsfolk and in particular in the reclusive Mr Brundish with whom she subsequently strikes up a deep bond. But her actions bring the wrath of the controlling, vengeful Violet Gamart, a local social doyenne who is jealously affronted by the changes our heroine has affected.

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Enquiries, requests or comments to

Literary Club

Tuesday 19th June at the PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLUB, 207 EAST TERRACE (corner of Carrington Street), ADELAIDE.

Our guest speaker was a court reporter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Adelaide’s daily Advertiser newspaper from 1988 to 1993. He next covered South Australian politics for ABC Radio and Television News before joining ABC local radio. Since 2001 he has hosted the ABC’s Morning and Breakfast programs with Philip Satchell, Matthew Abraham and Ali Clarke. He is David Bevan. 

His book is about Australia Day 1990. A seventy-three-year-old man was plucked from the Adelaide suburbs and accused of helping massacre nearly nine hundred men, women and children in Nazioccupied Ukraine. The trial of Ivan Polyukhovich stretched across the world as witnesses gathered to testify from Ukraine, Israel and North America. Australian investigators, lawyers, magistrates and judges had to deal with memories half a century old, and the customs and language of an isolated Soviet village that knew nothing of western criminal justice. A Case to Answer is compelling courtroom drama.

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

Tickets are $34 for IAF members and $39 for non-members. The price includes a choice of main course and a bottle of red and a bottle of white wine for every table.

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

Cabaret Fringe Festival

The IAF Board invites members and friends to the Cabaret Fringe Festival Opening Night Gala Performance at the German Club, 223 Flinders St. Adelaide  Friday 1st June 2018 at 8pm  Members $35 Non Members $40. Show starts at 8pm. Bistro opens at 6pm. Dinner at the Bistro must be booked by phoning the German Club on 8223 2539. 

Hosted by Creative Director, Jennifer Kingwell and featuring a wide range of specially selected CabFringe artists, the Opening Gala provides Adelaide cabaret fans with a night of  exclusive entertainment.  It’s the perfect way to kick off your cabaret season. Come along with your own friends. IAF guests will be seated together in tables of 10. 

For booking information, click here, or call Jen Dunstan on 0431 441 579 to arrange credit card payments over the phone. 

This is an IAF fundraising initiative. All monies raised will support young and emerging SA artists. 

Variety Gala Performance 2018

Get caught up in the glitz, glamour, and camera flashes of the opening night red carpet before taking in tantalising performances of what’s in store over the opening weekend of the 2018 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Variety Gala is a long running festival highlight, and this year Ali McGregor’s carnival of cabaret promises to dazzle and delight. FRIDAY, 8th June 2018 at the Adelaide Festival Centre.