Go bold or go home
The Carnival of the Bold is a not-for-profit passion project that two Sydney changemakers are piloting during the 2013 Changemakers Festival. Don’t miss the opportunity to help tackle the big issues through art.
Taking shape through fun socially themed arts events, exhibitions, forums, films and visual arts, Carnival of the Bold will bring important issues into the mainstream agenda by bringing together artists and leaders who will inspire and awaken greater public consciousness and create deeper engagement around social causes (think sustainability, poverty, justice, peace, human rights, animal rights, equality and education). The event will be held on Saturday 9th November at New Theatre, Newtown, with the artist line-up including political satire artist Simon Hunt (aka Pauline Pantsdown), Indigenous artist Adam Hill, African American storyteller Ande Kindryd, comedian Khaled Khalafalla, social change photographer Mikey Leung, the culturally diverse choir One World Choral, Chris Wright: Poetry Slam and children’s book illustrator and speaker Melanie Lee. Join in for pre-show drinks at 7.15pm or just turn up for an 8pm start. When it’s all over, you’ll see the world in a bold, new light!
For more information and tickets ($35) visit carnivalofthebold.eventbrite.com
100,000 coming to 30th birthday
The annual Glebe Street Fair is going to be putting on one hell of a party for it’s 30th birthday, with 100,000 visitors expected to attend. Will you be one of them?
Glebe Point Road will come alive with food, artisan stalls and entertainment from 10am to 5pm on November 17th, in celebration of the Glebe Street Fair’s 30th birthday.
Featuring over 250 unique handpicked stall holders, some travelling from as far as Byron Bay, plus 40 entertainers performing across three stages, this festival promises to bring plenty of fun and variety to suit all tastes. Speaking of taste, don’t miss all the exotic coffees, delicious food, craft beer and cider to sample while you have a browse and pick up a bargain.
More than 30 events will take place during the day, including fundraising activities, roving performers as well as a kids show by Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band, and it will all kick off with a band of bagpipers parading down the road. Be there or be square.
For more information visit www.glebestreetfair.com.
Saturday 19th October
Round She Goes Fashion Market
This will be the final market of the year for Round She Goes so don’t miss your chance to pick up a bargain at a basement price. Taking place during the Buy Nothing New Month (www.buynothingnew.com.au), the campaign reminds shopped to be conscious about their consumption habits and join the second-hand movement rather than always buying new! Markets run from 10am to 3pm, with $2 entry and access to brands including Fendi, Dior, Marc Jacobs and many more. Plus there’ll be excellent coffee, Mad Hatter Vegan Cupcakes available and magazine and movie ticket giveaways for early bird shoppers!
Where: Marrickville Town Hall, 303 Marrickville Rd.
Sunday 20th October
It’s that time of year again! Marrickville Festival is on between 10am and 5pm on October 20th and is set to attract record numbers again this year. Come along and experience all the best that Marrickville has to offer including delicious international food, a jumping castle, climbing wall and not one, but two ‘main stages’ of entertainment for young and old – one at each end of the festival – featuring cultural performances and local bands such as Larger Than Lions and Gang of Brothers. There’s also loads of children’s activities at the Kids Play Park in Calvert Street car park, off Illawarra Road.
Where: Marrickville and Illawarra Rds, Marrickville.
Sunday 27th October
7 Bridges Walk
Have you registered for the Cancer Council’s Seven Bridges Walk yet? By registering to take part in the walk – either as an individual or as a team – and setting up a fundraising page, you can join the fight against cancer with thousands of other people who, from 7.30am to 4.30pm on the day, will unite in a 26.2-kilometre walk across seven Sydney bridges, including the Inner West’s own Iron Cove Bridge. Registration costs $35 (or $25 if you register online prior to the event). Dogs are welcome and the event will go ahead in rain or shine.
For more info go to www.7bridgeswalk.com.au.
Monday 28th October
Pink Ribbon Breakfast
Lingerie specialists Nocturnal Designs will be holding their first Pink Ribbon Breakfast at Norton Plaza (in the seating area outside Flowermart) from 7.45am to 10am on October 28th to help raise funds for breast cancer research. Anyone interested in supporting this great cause is welcome to come along for tea, coffee and some brekky, with tickets just $8 and plenty of fun, games and raffles to be had. For more information email email@example.com. Don’t miss your chance to make a difference in a woman’s life.
Where: Norton Plaza, Norton St, Leichhhardt.
Tuesday 5th November
Melbourne Cup at Waterview
If you’re stuck for somewhere to lunch on Melbourne Cup Day, book a table to the WatervieW’s special luncheon, featuring Motown tunes, a fashion parade, sweeps, raffles and, of course, a mouth-watering three-course lunch with a glass of bubbly (or two!). Individual tickets are $130 and available by calling 97649900, or book a table of 10 for $1250. The fun starts at 11.30am, so get there early!
For more information visit www.waterviewvenue.com.au.
Saturday 9th November
The non-profit Compagnia Teatrale Italiana Inc. will be presenting an Italian language play for the local community this November with two performance at the Italian Forum Cultural Centre, Norton Street (at 3.30pm and 7.30pm). The Duck in Orange Sauce tells the story of Gilberto and Lisa Ferrari – a couple experiencing a crisis after 15 long years of marriage. In an attempt to win Lisa back, Gilberto devises a plan and organises a weekend full of surprises, inviting his wife’s lover with whom he pretends to become a friend. However, Lisa cannot prevent Gilberto from inviting also Patty, his uninhibited secretary and mistress, to join the trio for the weekend. What follows is hilarious battle between the two jealous spouses that’s guaranteed to entertain.
Tickets are $20, for more information and reservations call 9979 5021.
Every Tues & Thurs
Shiny Yoga come to the Inner West
Inner West residents, are you ready to shine? Why not jump start your day with some soul-soothing early morning yoga. Stella Chambers of Shiny Yoga is bringing flow yoga and love to the Inner West every Tuesday and Thursday from 6.45am to 8am. Energy, fun and glow guaranteed. A long-time yoga practitioner and teacher, Stella trained here in Sydney and felt it vital to give the gift of yoga back to her community. To that end, classes are just $15, and all new students can try out 2 weeks of unlimited Shiny Yoga classes for just $25. Drop-in with cash or pre-book classes via firstname.lastname@example.org – all levels are welcome.
Where: Summer Hill Community Centre, 131 Smith St, Summer Hill.