Kick it old school at the 36th Runnymede Pop Festival this month and enjoy some mediaeval entertainment from local performers…
The Runnymede Pop Festival is Australia’s oldest and most famous festival of mediaeval European music, poetry and mime.
This year it will be held on Saturday 28th June at 7pm, as well as Sunday 29th June at 3pm in the magnificent Great Hall of The University of Sydney, and is set to feature performances by singer Jessica O’Donoghue (Balmain), multi-instrumentalists Jane Duncan (Stanmore), Cyrus Meurant (Marrickville) and Jessica Lim (Burwood). Plus Erasmus, the much-loved miming fool, and Geoff Sirmai with cheeky poetry readings.
Performed in brightly coloured costumes in the neo-Gothic splendour of the banner-decorated Great Hall, you’ll feel like you’ve travelled back in time and be blown away by the authentic music played on exotic instruments from harps to handbells and shawms.
Don’t miss it, tickets are $36 at the door, or you can pre-book at www.trybooking.com.
For more information call 4751 4910.
Hair we go
The biggest event of its kind, Hair Expo Australia will be bringing the Southern Hemisphere’s hairdressing community together this long weekend!
Showcasing the best that the industry has to offer, from street trends to hair couture, this event offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience big brands, big talent and big hair. For anyone working in the hairdressing industry, this is an event you cannot miss for the chance to network with those at the top of their field and help your personal career growth.
For those who just love to stay ahead of the latest trends, Hair Expo Australia promises to be a fantastic weekend of show-stopping live performances, culminating with the Scwarzkopf Professional Gala awards event, where hair fashion takes to the runway.
This year the event will be held at the Sydney Exhibition Centre on Glebe Island. There will be complimentary buses and ferries running every day to and from the venue.
For more information or to book your tickets, visit www.hairexpoaustralia.com
Sat 8th to Mon 9th June
Drummoyne Oval will host the U/15 State Rugby Union Championships, the Inaugural Ken Williams Cup, and a Shute Shield match all over one long weekend – and everyone is invited to join the fun! Kicking off on Saturday at 9am with the State U/15 championship round games, followed by the State U/15 championship round games and preliminary finals on Sunday, and finally the State U/15, U16 and U/17 finals on Monday. Entry is free so come along and soak up the sporty atmosphere on the long weekend.
For more information visit www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au.
Wed 11th & Thur 12th June
Miracle Babies Fundraiser
To celebrate the launch of Love, Mum – a book celebrating mothers published by Marie Ramos Photography in Leichhardt – celebrity mum, Mary Coustas (who features in the book) will be sharing her inspirational story with an intimate audience over two nights to help raise funds for the Miracle Babies Foundation. The book profiles 25 outstanding local mums and highlights their contributions to the community. “As a mother to a premature baby myself, raising funds for Miracle Babies Foundation is my way of saying thank you,” says Marie Ramos. Miracle Babies Foundation is Australia’s leading organisation supporting premature newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them. So far Marie has raised $6500 for the wonderful charity and hopes to raise more, with your help. Don’t miss this special event. Call 9572 7033 for more information.
For more info visit www.marieramosphotography.com.au
Until Sunday 15th June
Elements at Chrissie Cotter
Emerging artist Adam Galea’s 5th solo exhibition titled ‘Elements’ is now showing at the Chrissie Cotter gallery. The exhibition focuses on small sculptures created mostly from found objects that have been reinterpreted and recycled into quaint manifestations with figurative counterparts. The ‘Elements’ concept reflects upon how we put ideas, as well as physical objects, together to create a whole, says Adam. The exhibition will run until June 15th, and the gallery is open Thursday to Sunday 11am to 4pm.
Chrissie Cotter Gallery: Pidcock St, Camperdown.
Thursday 19th June
The ball’s in your court
The Balmain Rozelle Chamber of Commerce is hosting a breakfast event with Liz Ellis, small-business owner and former netball champion. Liz will be discussing the importance of resilience in business. The event will be held at the Cat and Fiddle Hotel, 456 Darling Street Balmain, 7am-9am on June 19th. Tickets are $45 for Chamber members and $55 for non-members. Hot breakfast included.
To purchase tickets go to www.balmainrozelle.org.au/events
The Month of June
There’s plenty happening at Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL this month, starting with World Cup celebrations on Friday 13th June. Be at the main bar from 7pm for a special launch event with free live entertainment from Mesa Groove at 10pm. Later in the month on Saturday 21st June, one Australia’s most successful 80s bands, the Eurogliders, will be performing – featuring Grace Knight on vocals and Bernie Lynch on guitar/vocals. Tickets are $32 and available by calling 95590000.
For more information visit www.chprsl.com.au.
June and July
Artist rights talks
Considering the huge number of creative types that call the Inner West home, Marrickville Council has decided to host free workshops for artists focusing on legal and practical advice. “It’s hard enough for many artists to earn a living from their work without also grappling with the sometimes esoteric and complicated legalities,” said Mayor Jo Haylen. “This is one way Council can show its commitment to supporting local arts and culture…” The program covers the following topics: artist contracts (June 10, 6pm), art as business (June 17, 6pm), setting up an artist run initiative (July 1, 6pm), creating and commissioning street art (July 8, 6pm) and musicians and the law (July 15, 6pm). Bookings are essential at https://bit.ly/1jVe6gJ
Where: Marrickville Council, Ground Floor, 2-14 Fisher St, Petersham.
Until Friday 1st August
Call for entries
Locals and budding filmmakers are being called to create their own short film to submit in this year’s Footprints Film Festival, which will be held on Sunday 24th August. All films must have an environmental focus as the film festival is part of the annual Footprints Eco Fest in Whites Creek Valley Park. Finalists of the film festival will have their films screened in a bicycle-powered cinema on the day of the event, and winners will receive a share in the $5000 worth of fantastic prizes!Films can be up to seven minutes in length and must be submitted by Friday 1 August.
For more information and submission details visit www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/Footprints-Film-Festival