This event has been cancelled. This year the bonnet is back, as is much knowing High Englishness with a new movie adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1815 masterpiece Emma, directed by Los Angelian Autumn de Wilde. Making her movie script-writing debut with the update is Eleanor Catton, who won the Man Booker prize with her novel The Luminaries, set in the West Coast goldfields of New Zealand. In conversation with Kathryn Burnett, Catton discusses Emma, and the rigours of adapting it to the screen, considering among other things, whether it is at all possible to improve upon Mr George Knightley’s line: “Fine dancing, I believe, like virtue, must be its own reward.”

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 12 March 2020