TERM 2 – April 17 – July 6, 2018
Every Tuesday night – 7.30 – 9.30pm
All welcome – Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest, ACT
Members – $50 per term or $5 drop-in
Non-members $60 per term or $10 drop in
Please call Fleur on 0421 187 688 or email: email@example.com for more information.
Term two of the Manning Clark Choristers is now beginning with choir leader Fleur Millar and pianist Sam Row.
Wonderful concerts are up ahead, including a Choir showcase concert for Manning Clark House members for the Winter Solstice and opportunities to enjoy performing singing in the local South Canberra Community.
We always give a warm welcome to new singers joining our group, and have a great deal of fun, whilst achieving a high level of musicianship with delicious food in the break and always great conversation.
Music includes beautiful arrangements of the Sky Boat Song, Danny Boy, Wild Mountain Thyme plus loads more.
There are also opportunities to sing short solos in concerts and our concerts include well-known soloists from Canberra as well as young developing artists.
These concerts are in partnership with Fleur-de-lys Vocal Enterprises.
No experience necessary.
Thursday, 3 May 2018 — 5.30 for 6pm start
Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest, ACT
MCH members, concession (govt support) and full-time students $10
Speaker: Professor Ramesh Thakur is Director of the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (CNND) in the Crawford School, The Australian National University and co-Convenor of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN).
He was Vice Rector and Senior Vice Rector of the United Nations University (and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations) from 1998–2007.
Educated in India and Canada, he was a Professor of International Relations at the University of Otago in New Zealand and Professor and Head of the Peace Research Centre at the Australian National University, during which time he was also a consultant/adviser to the Australian and New Zealand governments on arms control, disarmament and international security issues.
He was a Commissioner and one of the principal authors of The Responsibility to Protect (2001), and Senior Adviser on Reforms and Principal Writer of the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s second reform report (2002).
He was a Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo (2007–11), Distinguished Fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (2007–10) and Foundation Director of the Balsillie School of International affairs in Waterloo, Ontario.
Thursday, 26 April, 2019
7pm – 9.30pm (first half hour is drinks and nibbles).
Venue: 11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest, Canberra.
Victoria McGrath (Yass)
Merlinda Bobis (Canberra)
Mark Blumer (Canberra
Please join us for a night of poetry. Everyone welcome.
Speaker : Humphrey McQueen
23 April 2018, 5.30 for 6pm
Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest
MCH members, concession and full-time students $10 (non members $15)
Responding to Antonio Gramsci’s 1919 suggestion, the talk will weave together a trio of anniversaries:
- 150 years since the publication of Das Kapital in September 1867
- the 200th anniversary of the birth of its author, Karl Marx, on 5 May 1818
- the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution, erupting in October 1917.
Speaker: Humphrey McQueen is a Canberra-based historian and activist at work on yet one more Marxist account of the origins of capital, to be titled The Revolution Inside Capital.
For access to a selection of his writings over fifty years, see www.surplusvalue.org.au