Circle Events

Lyceum Adelaide Circles Program 2018


Art Appreciation Circle

September: Josie Robertson will speak about the 20th Century British artist Henry Moore and his 'Shelter Drawings' dating from World War II.

October: Wendy Laver will present 'The Australian Artists at Carrick Hill and Their Stories'.

November: Peter Roberts (formerly of Moghul Antiques) will conduct a roundtable discussion on Japanese porcelain. TBC


Art Gallery Tour

October: Isle of the Gods: The Art of Bali.  This tour is part of our interest in the OzAsia Festival. 

November 16: Exhibition by Aboriginal Artist John Mawurndjal


Asian Culture Circle

November 12: A visit to the David Roche foundation to explore 'Edo Style: the Art of Japan (1615-1868)' 

French Circle

September: Translations led by Helen Lawton 

October: The Music of France with various presenters

November: The Wine Regions of France led by Nadine Williams


History Circle

September: The History of Toys, facilitated by Dianne Russell

October: The Scary Ones: Witches in History

November 8: The Cute Ones: Fairies in History presented by Helen Carey


Poetry Circle

August: Robert Frost or Selected Modern American Poets

October: 'Performance Poetry' presented by Dodi Ansell

November 28: Viking Poetry presented by Helen Carey


Literature Circle

August: Arnon de Kroon discusses the Detective Fiction of Donna Leon, Madeline Nabb and Michael Giuttare.

October: Outback Romance: A New Australian Genre?

November 28: Members' Contributions, your best reading discovery of 2018


Opera and Music Appreciation Circle

September: Sandy Francas wil present 'Revisiting Wagner's Ring Cycle', focusing on Elke Neidhardt's 2004 Adelaide production.

October: 'Two letters, two rejections'. Dramatic scenes from Met Opera production of Tchaikovsky"s 'Eugene Onegin'. Prepared by Joan Butler.

November : Circle cancelled due to NMAFC Melbourne Cup Luncheon


Science and International Affairs Circle

September 6: The History and Future of Plastics. A presentation and informed discussion facilitated by Jan Lanser.

October 4: "Stroke",  a presentation by Margaret Gibbings from The Stroke Foundation.  This session will be chaired by Dianne Campbell.

November 1: The Impact of Tourism. A presentation and discussion facilitated by Karen Adams.  


Reading Circle

August 27: Dianne Russell will present a review of 'The Lie' by Helen Dunmore.

September: No meeting this month

October 22: Mary Brooksbank will present 'The Island' by Victoria Hislop.

November 26: Barbara Waddell-Smith will present 'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' by Gail Honeyman.


Theatre Collective

October 9: 'Anniversary' play reading

November 13: Play Reading


Travel Circle

October: 'Travels in Iran', presented by Diana Lubis.

November 15: Kevin Pearson will present 'Exploring Sri Lanka'.