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Events

Throughout the year the State Library organises a range of exciting events, most of them free.

For events at a glance, check out the events calendar.

From stimulating lectures and talks inspired by our exhibitions and collections to films and concerts - there is something to interest everyone.

All venues at the Library are wheelchair accessible.

Be Inspired @ the State Library

As part of the State Library of Western Australia’s 125th anniversary celebrations we are presenting a new series of public talks and YOU are invited!

Be Inspired @ the State Library - Food

Discussion theme for August is Music 

Two musicians with contrasting styles describe their influences and perform excerpts from their body of work. Artist in Residence: Perth Baroque's Dr Georg Corall and contemporary musician Cathie Travers. Hosted by New Music Archivist, Dr Lisa MacKinney.

What: Be Inspired @ the State Library – August: MUSIC
When:  Thursday 7 August, 6-7pm
Where: State Library Theatre, Perth Cultural Centre, 25 Francis Street Perth
Bookings:  This is a FREE event but bookings are required.
Secure your seat by visiting https://be-inspired-music-slwa.eventbrite.com.au

Download the Be Inspired @ the State Library – August: MUSIC flyer (PDF)

Be Inspired @ the State Library - Food

Discussion theme for September is Perth Stories

Hear Perth's history discussed by three people who are passionate about our city. David Whish-Wilson, author of Perth and Warren Duffy, creator of Lost Perth.  Hosted by Heritage Perth's Richard Offen.

What: Be Inspired @ the State Library – September: Perth Stories
When: Friday 5 September, 2pm - 4pm
Discussion starts at 2pm sharp. Afternoon Tea served 3-4pm.
Where: State Library Theatre, Perth Cultural Centre, 25 Francis Street Perth
Bookings:  This is a FREE event but bookings are required.
Secure your seat by visiting https://be-inspired-perth-stories-slwa.eventbrite.com.au

Download the Be Inspired @ the State Library – August - Perth Stories flyer (PDF)

We hope you can join us! 

Perth Science Festival

A talk by Tim JarvisIn the Steps of Shackleton: A Talk by Tim Jarvis

Tim Jarvis returned from Antarctica in February 2013 following a remarkable journey to retrace the steps of legendary leader Sir Ernest Shackleton.

In this engaging presentation, Tim will shed light on the fascinating motivations that drove Shackleton's endeavours and the logistical intricacies that led to extraordinary outcomes. Jarvis will share the larger-than-life adventure of the Shackleton Epic as well as stories of his other history-making polar expeditions. 

A book signing will directly follow the presentation in the Theatre Foyer.

When: Saturday 16 August, 12noon-1pm
Where: State Library Theatre
Bookings: This is a FREE event but bookings are required. Book your seat here

More than HoneyMore Than Honey

Join us for a free screening of the award-winning documentary More Than Honey, an in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia. 

No bookings necessary. 

When: Saturday 16 August, 3pm-4:30pm
Where: State Library Theatre

 

 

 

Recorded Lectures

Listen to Kate Burridge's witty and entertaining U3A / SLWA lecture from Sunday 2 October 2011 on swearing, Taboo Words. Be prepared for frequent coarse language!

Page last updated: Monday 28 July 2014