A rozelle village affair
Prepare for the hustle and bustle as Darling Street is transformed with picnic rugs, market stalls and artificial grass for the first ever Rozelle Village Fair!
Created partially to demonstrate resilience and perseverance after the tragedy in the area back in September, the inaugural Rozelle Village Fair is a celebration of the suburb, the local talents, the charms and the idiosyncrasies that make the area so unique. There is a hope to drive business back into the suburb with this fair, as many locals have been struggling in the wake of the recent tragedy.
On the day there will be two main stages providing entertainment, covering a wide range of acts that are appropriate for young and old alike. There will also be a variety of roving street performers and theatre acts, with all the talent sourced locally, to entertain as you peruse the large selection of stalls and displays. When you start to feel a bit peckish, make sure to head down to the communal dining table at the centre of Darling Street to get a bite or two.
For more information on this event, visit www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au
A Second Sunset
Surrounded by luscious green scenery, a gorgeous orange sun setting in the distance and sweet melodies rolling to your ears; this must be heaven…
Or it’s Jazz in the Park, the latest upcoming event in Leichhardt Council’s Sunset Series, a collection of family-friendly music events that play host to spectacular artists set in even more amazing locations.
This year’s Jazz in the Park, running from 4-7pm on Sunday 16th November, will be held in Gladstone Park, Balmain.
The event kicks off with a performance by Mingus Amongst Us, a nine-piece band that plays and is inspired by the works of famous double-bassist and jazz composer Charles Mingus. The Organ Groovers, who are another soulful, Australian jazz group, will follow them before the headlining act, Grace Knight, hits the stage. Formerly a pop singer with the Eurogliders, Grace transitioned into jazz in the early 1990s and will provide a great performance to accompany the setting of the sun.
For more information on this event, go to www.sunsetseries.com.au
Sunday 9th November
Three Piece Suite
Three Piece Suite is a musical string trio that formed in the end of 2012 with the three members Rachel Westwood (violin), Valmai Coggins (viola) and Deborah Coogan (cello) all having many years experience performing in the larger, orchestral setting. With the desire to showcase a diverse repertoire of intimate chamber music, Three Piece Suite is bringing their ‘Spring Dances’ to the Inner West, a collection of music encompassing the playful, romantic and dramatic, which will feature an extra two guest musicians; Rebecca Irwin on violin and Owen Torr on harp. Tickets are $30 for an adult and can be bought at the door.
Where: Annandale Village Church, Corner Booth and Johnston Sts
Wednesday 12th November
The year is 2021 and Gloria, 97, is being pushed by her son to move to a “retireville”. Instead, she chooses to purchase an extraordinary designer handbag that leads her on a series of unusual events that transform her final days into a fantastic adventure. That is the synopsis for the latest one-woman play by award winning New Zealand actress Helen Moulder and if you’re not interested yet, well you should be. This play will run from 6-8pm at Balmain Town Hall and is completely free.
For more info, visit www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au
Sunday 16th November
Sparky’s Pop-Up Reggae Bar
While lockouts and a lack of great venues continue to dampen the nightlife of the inner city, the DIY music scene in Sydney couldn’t be more alive and here is the perfect example. Representing the collaboration between Ernie Garland from Kinsky, the Hive Bar, the art collective Create or Die and venue, The Studio, Sparky’s Reggae Bar is proving that our fair city has more to offer than Top 40 nightclubs, outdated pub rock tribute bands and lousy 2am lockouts. While the music will be great, you should get involved with this event to show that we Sydneysiders want to have a good time at night, and we will do it ourselves if we have to.
Where: 10 Mitchell St, Marrickville, 12pm-late
Tues 18th Nov-Sat 29th Nov
A Touch of Red
The Australian Society of Miniature Art is a group that has existed since 1985 and, surprise, they are dedicated to the creation and promotion of all forms of miniature art. A Touch of Red is the name and theme of their latest exhibition, which will feature such local artists as Michael Falk, Rosanna Jursevic and Maret Kalmar working across a range of traditional and contemporary artistic practices. All the pieces in this collection of 2D and 3D works were painstakingly created to fit within 100 square centimetres and will be available for sale as well as viewing.
Where: Salerno Gallery, 70 Glebe Point Road
Saturday 22nd November
The sun is shining, the weather is sweet and the smooth reggae tunes are flowing. Presented by FBi Radio and sponsored by 4 Pines Brewing Company and Foreigndub, the Reggae Carnival is returning again to Fraser Park, Marrickville and they will be jammin’ all day. But more than just the sweet Caribbean beats (makes us want to move our dancing feet), this event also features a huge market with great stalls and foods. Tickets are only $10 ¬ kids under 12 are free ¬ so pull out your dreads and come join the party.
For more info or to purchase tickets, visit www.reggaecarnival.com.au
Thursday 27th November
Historic Aboriginal Tree Trunk Artwork
Have you noticed anything new or different in Ashfield Park lately? Aboriginal artists James and Danny Eastwood have, with support from the Ashfield Aboriginal Consultative Committee, recently completed their latest public display; a tree trunk skilfully carved and beautifully painted to depict the dreaming story of the Rainbow Serpent. The piece, which was commissioned as part of the Ashfield Reconciliation Action Plan, will be officially launched by Mayor Lucille McKenna on this Thursday an members of the public are invited to attend.
Where: Ashfield Park, Orpington Street, 4pm
Sunday 30th November
Frozen Christmas Spectacular
Although we are still more than a month away from Christmas, the festive season has undoubtedly begun and Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL is revelling in the fact. This event, which is perfect for every family, will see both Santa and all your favourite Frozen characters come together for one spectacular day. This Christmas cheer will be running from 3-6pm.
For more information visit www.chprsl.com.au