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The Day of the Triffids Anniversary Event

The Day of the Triffids Anniversary Event

Date: Thursday 27 January 2022 - SOLD OUT

Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Where: Schomburgk Pavilion, Adelaide Botanic Garden (I14 on map)

Cost: Free but Registration is required


Revisit John Wyndham's 1951 hit novel The Day of the Triffids in this lively Botanica Lumina event.

Hear some of Australia's most celebrated authors as they read excerpts from the post-apolocalyptic novel, and join their conversation about the impact of the book on the science fiction and dystopian genres.

Located outside, you will be surrounded by plants as you learn how the book influenced their own writing, and hear their reflections on writing about plants and the environment in contemporary literature.

Inspiration will abound as you absorb the beautiful botanical setting for this relaxed summertime event.

The Day of the Triffids was published in December 1951. At this 70th anniversary event you will hear from popular local writers and authors, including Sean Williams (author of the Twinmaker Series and Impossible Music).

This is a Writers SA event.

The Botanica Lumina program is supported by Major Partner SA Power Networks.

Event information

Tickets – Bring a printed confirmation of your ticket. We will also have your details when you arrive.

Where to go: Schomburgk Pavilion, Adelaide Botanic Gardens (adjacent Santos Museum of Economic Botany at I14 on the map). Please arrive 15mins before the start time and check in on arrival. The Pavilion is undercover.

What to bring: BYO non-alcoholic drinks and snacks if you like. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will also be available at the bar. Please no BYO alcohol.

Parking/Facilities: Ticketed parking is available on Plane Tree Drive near the Friends' Gate. Toilets and change tables available in the Garden.

Weather Policy: Please dress appropriately for the weather. The event will go ahead even if wet, and will only be cancelled in extreme weather conditions. We will notify you prior to the event if it is cancelled or rescheduled.

COVID-safe event

Please remember to:

- Check-in when you arrive.

- Maintain 1.5m social distance between others.

- Practise good hygiene, wash your hands regularly, and utilise the hand sanitiser available.

- Wearing of face masks is mandatory

- If you have any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), please refrain from attending the event and contact staff to discuss options.

More information can be found here

We look forward to seeing you there.

The Day of the Triffids Anniversary Event
The Day of the Triffids Anniversary Event
The Day of the Triffids Anniversary Event

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