Vegan Day Out
After its inaugural launch last year, Vegan Day Out is coming back to the streets of Glebe with a promise to be bigger, better and even more local…
The annual Vegan Day Out is a celebration of Glebe’s vibrant village scene with an environmental twist; all businesses involved will be creating special vegan dishes and giving amazing discount offers on all vegan products. Starting this coming Saturday, this weekend long event will be sponsored by vegan grocery store The Cruelty Free Shop and will give visitors the chance to try a huge variety of vegan products at discounted rates.
“People are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental and health benefits of reducing meat consumption”, says The Cruelty Free Shop owner and Vegan Day Out organiser Jess Bailey, “this event gives them a chance to try healthier, more environmentally friendly alternatives.”
Visitors coming to Vegan Day Out should begin their day at Jess’ store where they can collect a walking map of the event as well as vouchers for all the involved businesses. Walking tours will also start from The Cruelty Free Shop, packed full of vegan treats, special offers and discounts along Glebe Point Road.
• For more information on Vegan Day Out, contact Jess Bailey at email@example.com or call 9660 9426.
A combination of comedy, tragedy and mystery, Book of Days will be showing at the New Theatre this month, questioning morality, identity, community and the threat posed by the Religious Right.
Set in small-town Missouri where life revolves around the local cheese factory, the fundamentalist church and the community theatre, we meet Ruth – a bookkeeper who has just landed the title role in a production of George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan. Things take a turn for the worse, however, when a prominent local businessman is found violently murdered and Ruth embarks on an investigation to uncover the truth of the death.
This quest pits her against some powerful forces and unconsciously Ruth’s life begins to mirror that of her onstage character, Joan of Arc.
Book of Days will be showing July 8th to August 9th, Thursday to Saturday at 7.30pm and Sundays 5pm. Tickets are $32, or $17 on Thrifty Thursdays. New Theatre is located at 542 King St, Newtown.
• For more information visit www.newtheatre.org.au
Wednesday 16 July
Local artist shines at Sheffer Gallery exhibition
Local up-and-coming abstract artist Sam Holt of Annandale presents, ‘How can you swallow so much sleep,’ an exhibition of his latest work. Opening this Wednesday 16 July and continuing through to Saturday 19 July, Sheffer Gallery will host Holt and his fascinating portfolio of ethereal, dramatic paintings. For more information visit www.samholtart.com
• How can you swallow so much sleep by Sam Holt opens at the Sheffer Gallery, Darlington, at 6pm Wednesday 16 July. Sheffer Gallery is located at 38 Lander Street, Darlington.
Sunday 6th July
Jump on the Norton St Express
Reserve your seat on the Royal Hotel’s ‘Norton St Express’ bus to and from the Wests Tigers home game on Sunday 6th July. The game kicks off at 3pm, so why not enjoy lunch at the pub beforehand and get into the Tigers spirit! The Royal will also have the game playing live and loud for those supporters who want to stay indoors.
• For more info and bookings call 9569 2638 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
From Tuesday 8th July
Ashfield Council will mark NAIDOC week, which runs until July 14th, with a great line-up of free events. On July 8th from 10am to 3pm the Inner West Regional NAIDOC Festival will be held at Steel Park, Marrickville. The event will feature a Smoking Ceremony, bugler from the Royal Australian Navy, Elders tent, dancers, live music, photo booth, live animal display, face painting, a Bucking Bull ride and arts activities, plus information stalls. Then on July 9th local Indigenous author Anita Heiss will appear at Ashfield Town Hall to discuss her new novel Tiddas and sign copies for fans (bookings essential at eventbrite.com.au). Also at Ashfield Town Hall on July 11th is a special event with guest speaker Uncle Harry Allie – the first Air Force Indigenous Elder – and a screening of the short film Harry’s War, focusing on the life of young Aboriginal soldier Harry Saunders. Guests will be entertained by Kaleb Taylor and Josh throughout the evening as they play a mix of contemporary and traditional music.
• For more information visit www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au
Wednesday 9th July
Jaws and Paws
Looking for great kids’ entertainment these school holidays? Head down to Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL Club on Wednesday 9th July at 10.30am for the fantastically fun and educational show Jaws and Paws. A one-hour show, Jaws and Paws is split into two separate sections. The first, called Reptiles Rule is a hands-on experience (literally!) where the children will have the opportunity to hold and learn about a wide range of Australian reptiles. The second part, Dr Katrina Warren and the Wonderdogs, will have kids marvelling as they watch Katrina’s furry friends perform incredible tricks from counting and spelling to riding skateboards! Edutainment has never been better.
• Call 9559 0000 to make a booking.
Tues 8th to Fri 11th July
School holidays at MarketPlace
Meet Bob the Builder and Ben10 at MarketPlace Leichhardt these holidays with live stage shows in the Centre Court opposite Target. Join Bob the Builder, as he tackles construction challenges in Sun Flower Valley on July 8th, or see Ben 10 and Gwen fight aliens live on stage on July 9th, 10th and 11th with two shows daily at 11am and 12pm, followed by 1pm meet and greets with the star characters!
• For more information visit www.marketplaceleichhardt.com.au
From Weds 9th July
Of Monopoly and Women
Brave New Word is back with this original Aussie play titled Of Monopoly and Women showing at The Exchange Hotel in Balmain. Telling the story of Zoe, an artist who lives with her two sisters Kate and Ella, who finds herself in a very uncomfortable position when she wins a trip for two to Paris and both sisters feel entitled to go along with her. Who will she choose? Don’t miss this collaborative piece of theatre as part of a dinner and a show experience! Opening night is July 9th at 8pm, with performances to follow on July 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Tickets are $20, or go for a meal deal for $39 a head.
• For more info and bookings visit www.bnwtheatre.com.au
Saturday 19th July
Join in for a fun day digging in the dirt at the Tom Foster Community Centre and learn how to convert your kitchen scraps and garden waste into rich soil for your garden. This workshop will discuss the benefits of composting to create good soil and participants will gain hands-on experience in building a compost. The class will run from 10am to 12pm, with spaces limited and bookings essential. To book go to www.eventbrite.com.au.
• Where: 11 Darley St, Newtown.
Until Sunday 20th July
Local gallery and art school Art Est. is hosting a mid-year student exhibition this month and everyone is welcome to pop in and check it out! Over the past six months, students of all ages have attended workshops and courses at Art Est. in a range of mediums and genres taught by professional art tutors. This exhibition celebrates their hard work and gives them a chance to show off their art. The gallery is located at Studio 4, 67-69 Lords Road, Leichhardt.
• For more information go to www.artest.com.au