Monday 26 July 2017
NAIDOC or National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee Week originated with the 1938 Day of Mourning and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. NAIDOC is 2-9 Julywith the theme ‘Our languages matter’. Check the Indigenous Language map, which locates the 250 odd original language groups across the country, of which only 120 are still spoken, HERE.Read more
Monday 19 June 2017
The Department of Education is developing a planning proposal for the use of part of Wentworth Park for a temporary Ultimo Public School, while the existing school is demolished and a new facility built. The school will continue on the current site until the temporary facility is ready. Information is HERE.Read more
Monday 29 May 2017
It’s time for the annual appeal for the National Art School, with funds raised to provide a comprehensive professional development and coaching program that prepares emerging artists. Details HERE.
Tuesday 16 May
Friday 19 May is Walk Safely to School Day, with local schools arranging events to support students walking to school safely: www.walk.com.au.
Tuesday 9 May
Last week we again debated Safe Schools with government contributions pandering to community misinformation about what simply is an LGBTI focused anti-bullying resource that schools can opt to use. The federal government will cease funding the program and while the state government promised to develop a broader anti-bullying resource to replace it, it used the opportunity to attack the program.Read more
Tuesday 2 May
Art of Music Live at The Sydney Opera House on 4 May is a unique concert curated by Jenny Morris to raise funds for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy, with Neil Finn, Jon Stevens, Megan Washington, Imogen Clark and Jack Carty. The project uses music to heal, helping people with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, mental health needs, those living with Dementia, Stroke recovery and Down Syndrome. Details: www.artofmusic.com.au.
Tuesday 2 May
The Head On Photo Festival and Awards come to Paddington this year, with exhibitions and events from 5-28 May. I’m excited to be part of the launch at COFA and see the impressive photographic work this year. Details: www.headon.com.au.
Tuesday 2 May
The Minister for Education has announced Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT) will design the new inner city high school, with a proposal on exhibition in May and the school to open in 2020. The community has run a strong and effective campaign to secure this much needed education facility and the next stage is to work to get the design right. Details HERE.
Friday 21 April 2017
The Woollahra History and Heritage Society will give tours and talks on the history of Strickland House at 52 Vaucluse Road on Sunday 30 April at 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm as part of the Heritage Festival. Carrara, the house itself, is closed for renovations. Information: phone 9371 8373 or email@example.com. Heritage Festival details HERE.