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 14th May 2018 will be 'The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society', at The Trak Cinema, 6pm for 6.30pm start followed by optional Chinese banquet at The Empress Restaurant.

It's 1941, the Channel Island of Guernsey is under German Occupation and a group of friends are caught out after curfew. In desperation, they tell the patrol that they're returning from a meeting of their reading club, figuring the Germans will fail to find anything subversive in the act of reading Emily Bronte and Charles Lamb. The significance of the potato peel pie lies in the fact that potatoes have become the islanders' dietary staple. The army has taken the rest of their produce to feed the troops.

With Lily James as its lead, the Mike Newell-directed film delves into a picture of Britain in the immediate aftermath of war; a nation trying to savour the lives they've been blessed with, while old traumas still continually bubble to the surface. Also starring here are Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Katherine Parkinson, Matthew Goode, Tom Courtenay, and Penelope Wilton. 

For a flyer, click here. To book, click here. Booking required by 10th May. 


Enquiries, requests or comments to

Literary Club

Tuesday, 15th May 2018 at 6.30pm at the PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLUB, 207 EAST TERRACE (corner of Carrington Street), ADELAIDE. 

Our guest speaker is a highly respected food writer, culinary historian and academic, with an abiding interest in French food, cooking and eating, currently focused on eighteenth-century Provence. Her book on Australian food history,Bold Palates: Australia's Gastronomic Heritage, was shortlisted in the non-fiction category of the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Awards. She is Barbara Santich

France bewitched Barbara Santich as a student in the early 1970s. She vowed to return, and soon enough she did - with husband and infant twins in tow. Wild Asparagus, Wild Strawberries tells the story of the magical two years that followed. Buoyed by naive enthusiasm, Barbara and her husband launched themselves into French village life, a world of winemaking, rabbit raising, cherry picking and exuberant 14 Juillet celebrations. Here we see the awakening of Barbara Santich's lifelong love affair with food history.

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.

Bookings required by Wednesday 9th May 2018.

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.