Relocation of ship
The barge Bradley and City of Adelaide will be relocated to Dock 2 at the end of November. The actual date will be determined by availability of tugs and weather.
Book launch! - On Sat 9th Nov, Scottish writer and true friend of the City of Adelaide, Rita Bradd launched her hard cover book. The book enthralls the reader with tales from her journey accompanying the City of Adelaide on her final voyage to Port Adelaide. Books for sale in the information booth.
A shipload of Laughs. Part 2- Bound for South Australia.
We were entertained on board with a concert by the Dingo's Breakfast Duo - they were back by popular demand on Sunday 3/11. A member of the audience said- "the concert was most enjoyable and greatly enhanced by both the ambience and the acoustics of the venue".
Casual evening get together and tour - inspired by Amicus & the arts community. On Tues 15th October - this event was on board the clipper ship amongst its displays and exploring its awe-inspiring past!
We shared ideas for future collaboration, mingled and simply absorbed the amazing space!
Dinner and drinks after the event at the beautiful Michonne Wine bar in St Vincent St with generous community- minded hosts.
Russell Starke performed on board on Sunday 13/10 - he was The Passionate Poet /
entertainer /actor extraordinaire!
We were enchanted by his maritime stories & his heartfelt words evoking the grand but challenging eras of sail.
Book Launch onboard!
On Sunday 8th Sept The Last Captain by Paul Simpson was launched on board. This book is about Captain Edward Alston, the last of 5 masters on the City of Adelaide and the master of the Roman Empire until it was missing without trace off Cape Horn. It is a wonderful & informative book - available from the Clipper Ship Information Booth.
Educational evening- Dive into History!
On Fri 23/8 - a stunning evening onboard the ship, we were enthralled by a presentation with Dr Rob Morrison from The Curiosity Show followed by a making science real activity!
Full Moon, Pizza & Wine Night -
A pizza and wine evening was held on board the ship on Wednesday 17th July from 6pm to 8.30pm. Pizzas were supplied and guests brought their own wine and plastic glasses. A very successful fundraiser and fun night.
Music & poetry concert
A sensational music & poetry concert by the Dingo's Breakfast Duo was held on board the ship Sunday 23 June at 3pm. Australian & Irish songs and sea shanties. Also, Pete Titchener & Reg Byrnes joined the duo.
Since the arrival of the clipper ship we have held educational sessions on board the ship and in community libraries. They were practical sessions with a scientific and maritime focus. We have taken school groups on tours of the ship, which teachers often combined with a trip to the Maritime Museum.
Talk & Tour of ship
Rita Bradd arrived from Scotland to mark the 3rd anniversary of her arrival on the Heavy Lift Ship Palanpur with the City of Adelaide in February 2014.
Rita gave presentations about her journey on the ship.
Heritage Tourism Workshop
On Wednesday 20th April 2016 at Heritage Tourism Workshop Peter Christopher gave a presentaion
"City of Adelaide Clipper Ship - How does maritime promote itself using the City of Adelaide Clipper Ship story"
History Festival May 2016
The City of Adelaide is please to be part of the South Australian History Festival, which showcases a significant and diverse range of exhibitions and events.
Daily tours of the ship will be conducted at 10, 12 and 2pm during May. On Saturday 7th May, to mark the 152nd Anniversary of the ship being launched, additional tours will be scheduled hourly from 10am. As well, Taskforce 72 will be displaying 72:1 scale ship models alongside the ship on Dock One.
Tours $20pp, $30 family. Info Centre display and ship models free.