North Sydney Council and Stanton Library

Since relocating to Neutral Bay the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation has developed a close relationship with the local North Sydney Council and the local Stanton Library.

Our Friends Hon Sec Carolyn and our archivist Neil have enjoyed welcoming visitors from the Council and Library to our new home and collecting appreciative comments.

Ian Hoskins, the Stanton Library Historian wrote:

"Congratulations….This is the most wonderful outcome for the Collection !! Ample space and brilliant location, it seems to have been pre-destined - back where Dr Seaborn grew up. It’s almost magical - I’m looking forward to collaborating."

Martin Ellis, North Sydney Council’s Director of Library and Community Services, was impressed with our Performing Arts Collection and our new space for intimate rehearsals, performances and seminars.

He wrote:

"What a wonderful resource. Huge potential. Superb to have the Archives (and Carolyn) back in North Sydney. Looking forward to the space being activated.”

Kelly Mitchell, Stanton Library’s Senior Librarian Historical Sources wrote:

"Thank you very much, Neil, for the tour of your fantastic collection. i hadn’t realised how extensive and diverse it is - and you are doing wonderful work organising and cataloguing it all! I’m very happy that the Independent Theatre Archive has found a good home with you. No doubt it will of interest to researchers in the future. 

You have a wonderful space for involving the performing arts community in events - no doubt all this historical material provides inspiration as well as research interest. We will keep in touch! Best regards”.

2018 Partnership with North Sydney Council

The Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation is delighted to have been included in the North Sydney Council’s Seniors Festival 4-15 April.

This Festival includes events in multiple venues across the Municipality and is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the important contribution seniors make to the life of the community and for seniors to make new friends, access support, get active, stay informed and try something new.

This year’s theme is Let’s Do More Together and the event program allows seniors to do just that, whether it’s a creative arts workshop, enjoying lunch with friends or learning how to pickle and preserve food.

There are over 30 events planned as part of the Festival and there is something for everyone. Most of the events are FREE but spaces are limited so we encourage Friends to register early to secure your spot.

The Foundation is hosting a light lunch and Conversation entitled 'Life Upon the Wicked Stage’ led by a number of well-loved actors. Carmen Duncan, Henry Szeps, Wendy Blacklock and David Goddard are among the professional actors who have accepted our invitation to join our lunchtime Conversation. Bookings are essential for this popular event as there is limited seating and we already have a waiting list.

Copies of the guide are also available at the following locations; North Sydney Council Chambers, Stanton Library, Crows Nest Centre, North Sydney Community Centre, Kirribilli Centre, Neutral Bay Community Centre, North Sydney Olympic Pool, NORTHS Leagues Club and Cremorne Orpheum.

For information on events happening in other areas please visit the NSW Seniors Festival website. For more information on the Seniors Festival contact Camelia Tobia on 9936 8195 or The North Sydney Council 2018 Seniors Festival is proudly supported by the NSW Government.