A criminal city needs a criminal festival

 

A new two-day festival is coming to Justice & Police Museum this September exploring Sydney’s unique relationship with crime. BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival will feature a who’s who of the literary crime world, to investigate what crime can tell us about humanity, both historical and contemporary.

Speakers and writers will hail from the worlds of crime writing, investigative journalism and forensic psychology and include judges, high-profile lawyers and detectives.

Taking place at the Justice & Police Museum 2 to 3 September, Bad: Sydney Crime Writers Festival, is the brainchild of academic Denis Tracey and writer Michael Duffy.

Director Denis Tracey said:

“Sydney is a city founded by criminals and their guards. Its convict culture helped shape egalitarian and larrikin Australia. From the Rum Corps of the First Fleet to the razor gangs of the 1920s, the colorful characters of the 1970s and the drive-by shootings that came later, you cannot understand this city without comprehending its vital criminal subculture. BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival is an exploration of the dark side that is part of being human.”

Tickets are now on sale.

For the full program visit www.BadSydney.com

Sydney Living Museums in partnership with BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival.

A man and woman looking at model ship display in museum

Education

Free entry weekend for teachersTuesday 3 September 2019

To celebrate World Teachers’ Day, Sydney Living Museums invites primary and secondary school teachers and their families to enjoy free museum entry on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October. Registration essential.

Curious Caledonians in Conversation event at the Mint.

 

Curious Caledonians in Conversation at the MintTuesday 27 August 2019

On 11 June donors were treated to a special behind-the-scenes event in the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, as part of the Sound Heritage Project.

White text on pink background collage of several building images.

Sydney Open

Sydney Open Sunday Program Sneak PeekThursday 22 August 2019

Be the first to enjoy a sneak peek of some exciting buildings from this year’s Sunday program and purchase your Sydney Open Pass from today!

Group of people with table full of string making materials for Aboriginal education program.

Education

Thousands of students learn to warurabanga (make string)Wednesday 14 August 2019

On Thursday 8 August, almost 3,000 teachers and students across NSW took part in a live virtual excursion, direct from Museum of Sydney, the site of first Government House - a unique place from which to explore Australian history from multiple perspectives.

Whimsical wallpaper of space travel from the 1950s

 

1950s sci-fi wallpaper Wednesday 24 July 2019