Author - Michael McGuire

Thursday 1 March 2018
7.00pm at Carrick Hill

Our guest speaker is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years experience at The Australian in Sydney, and is now a senior writer at The Advertiser. He has dabbled in state and federal politics, including serving as press secretary to the South Australian Treasurer. "Never a True Work", is Michael's debut novel, a political thriller, taking us inside politician's office. If you are looking for a tale to reaffirm your faith in democracy, "Never a True Word" probably isn't the one.

Admission: $10 members
                    $15 non members
Tickets: Contact Malcolm 0407 977 413 or click here for booking sheet

Morning Tea with the Director, Christine Schloithe

Thursday 8 March 2018
10.00am in the Marquee, Carrick Hill

This is a wonderful opportunity for the Friends of Carrick Hill to meet our new Director. Christine will give an introductory talk about the Carrick Hill updates, and then happily answer any questions. Also the Friends have been extremely fortunate in being gifted a very rare Wollemi Pine by Kym Smith and John Holmes, who will also be present. Neil Waters (Head Gardener) will speak to us about the Wollemi Pine and inform us where it can be viewed in the garden. Christine will then mingle with The Friends. This will be a very interesting and informative morning and I urge you to book early as numbers are limited.

Admission: $25 (all)
Tickets: Contact Malcolm 0407 977 413 or click here for booking sheet

"From Tennis Racquets to Spitfires"

Historian, Margaret Ford
Thursday 5 April 2018
7.00pm at Carrick Hill

Margaret tells the story of John Everett Ford, starting in Orroroo, South Australia and concluding in Tosny, northern France in 1915. Margaret visited his grave to honour his memory. What happened was an amazing experience invloving the whole village of Tosny, forging links between Australia and France. Do not miss hearing this incredible and moving story.

Admission: $10 members
                    $15 non members
Tickets: Contact Malcolm 0407 977 413 or click here for booking sheet

"Inside the Cover: The Bookplates of Adrian Feint"

Co-Curator, Anna Jug
Thursday 19 April 2018
10.00am at Carrick Hill

Adrian Feint was a significant Australian Artist whose work included illustrations, graphic design, murals and textile design. His art, prints and bookplates are collected publicly and privately in Australia and overseas. Please join us to explore and celebrate this nationally significant Modern Artist.

Admission: $10 members
                    $15 non members
Tickets: Contact Malcolm 0407 977 413 or click here for booking sheet

Edmund Pegge - Actor
Author of "Forever Horatio"

Thursday 3 May 2018
7.00pm at Carrick Hill

Edmund has worked with many famous actors and directors and on cult shows such as Dr Who and The Bill, and enjoyed numerous encounters and adventures. A cricket aficianado, he divides his time between England and his second home, Australia. With a forward by life-long friend Dame Judi Dench, "Forever Horatio" is a celebration of the unexpected joys of being - as Ed Pegge puts is - "forever Horatio, never Hamlet". Hilarious, charming and self-effacing, Ed regales us with tales of the good times that intersperse the lean spells, even for one of Australia's most prolific supporting actors.
His book "Forever Horatio" will be available for purchase on the evening.

Admission: $10 members
                    $15 non members
Tickets: Contact Malcolm 0407 977 413 or click here for booking sheet

"Hidden Secrets" - a Guide's Talk

Ruth Frazer, Carrick Hill Guide
Thursday 7 June 2018
10.00am at Carrick Hill

Ruth Frazer, a Carrick Hill Guide, will talk about the collection and some of the secrets associated with the running of Carrick Hill in the days of the Haywards. The talk will include the vigorous training that the Guides have to go through before they are able to conduct daily tours of the house, as well as the interesting people they meet. A fascinating insight into one aspect of Carrick Hill is assured.

Admission: $10 members
                    $15 non members
Tickets: Contact Malcolm 0407 977 413 or click here for booking sheet