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Summer of Cricket

Having just made the final push into the heat of summer, many rejoice in the start of the cricket season. For those with a love for the sport, there is no better place to start than Canada Bay Council’s Summer of Cricket…

It begins on Sunday 14th December with a fantastic, free community event held at Drummoyne Oval, one of the official training grounds in the ICC Cricket World Cup. The day will begin in the afternoon with a cricket clinic that is open to the public. All are encouraged to attend, regardless of fitness and skill levels, as a variety of techniques and challenges will be tested. The main event of the day will then start at 5pm; a 20/20 match between the Sydney Sixers and the SCG XI! Watch these two great squads go head-to-head and then, after the match is finished, stay back for a chance to win some great giveaways and to meet your favourite Sydney Sixer!

For more information on this event and all of the Summer of Cricket, visit canadabay.nswN.gov.au/summer-of-cricket 



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When all the other animals in Nursery Rhyme Town have gone missing, including her own baby GG, and the Giant has come to town in search of the thief Jack, it’s up to Mother Goose to find a here and save the day…

So goes the latest Christmas pantomime by Emu Productions, the company that brought you the popular Jungle Book-the Musical back in April, which will be running at the King St Theatre from the 8th-23rd December. Written and directed by Maria de Marco and with music by Peter Novakovich, this latest production is following on from the English traditions of Christmas pantomime and is intended for the whole family and the young at heart. In the vein of films like Shrek and Hoodwinked, Mother Goose will bring to life some of your favourite Nursery Rhyme characters in new, unexpected and, most of all, hilarious ways that is sure to bring a smile to nearly anyone’s face.

Thanks to Emu Productions, we have 2 FREE family passes to give away!-See our Giveaways page for details and how to enter



Sunday 7th December
Balmain Fun Run

Set along the beautiful, undulating grounds of King George and Callan Park, the Balmain Fun Run is more than just a running event. Now in its sixth year, it offers plenty of great activities for the kids, including face- painting stands and bouncy castles, so the whole family can have a blast. The races range from a 100 metre dash to a 10 kilometre marathon and will be suitable for novices and veterans alike. The Balmain Fun Run is organised by Balmain Public School P&C. All the funds raised will go to enriching the educational experience of its students.

Where: King George Park, Rozelle, 7am-12pm


Sunday 7th December
Write 4 Rights

This Sunday Inner West locals will be picking up their pens, keyboards and even mobiles for Amnesty International’s annual letter-writing marathon – and you’re invited!
Aimed at helping those who’ve been denied justice, jailed unfairly or had their human rights violated, Write 4 Rights sees millions of people across 143 countries come together to make a real difference to downtrodden individuals. The Cat and Fiddle Hotel in Balmain will be hosting this event from 12-2pm. If you have the time, come on down and prove the power
of a unified voice.

For more information, visit amnesty.org.au/write


 Sunday 7th December
Camperdown Craft Market

Stuck on finding the perfect Christmas gift? Or maybe you are just looking to treat yourself? Either way, the Camperdown craft market offers a variety of goods that are sure to delight those of all tastes. They have everything from cakes and produce to plants, clothing and knick-knacks, most of which are home or hand-made and could be the perfect stocking filler. The markets run on the first Sunday of every month from 10am and are held on the scenic Manifold Street. While you are in the area you could climb the nearby Gothic clock tower and take in the views of Camperdown.

Where: Finlay Avenue and Manifold Street, Camperdown


Wed 10th-Sat 13th December
Your Skin, My Skin

NAISDA Dance College’s annual end of year season production, titled Your Skin, My Skin, will bring to the stage for the first time stories inspired by the Darkinjung people. As a great showcase of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander  choreographers, this production will combine traditional and modern dance, as well as music and song, to tell a tale that is unknown to most. This performance will run for four days at Carriageworks, commencing at 8pm with tickets starting at $38.

For more information or to purchase a ticket, visit carriageworks.com.au 


Saturday 13th December
You Can’t Steal Christmas

When an evil witch steals the spirit of Christmas, it’s up to a group of characters from your favourite fairy tales to call upon Santa and save everyone’s favourite holiday! With exciting colourful puppets and plenty of singing, Horizon Theatre’s annual Christmas puppet pantomime promises to be a delight for the entire family. Sponsored by Leichhardt Council, the Theatre will be holding two FREE performances at Leichhardt Town Hall, first at 10:30am and then at 12:30pm. Places are strictly limited though so bookings are essential.

For more information, visit horizontheatre.org.au 


Sunday 14th December
Concord Vets Christmas BBQ

Christmas time is here for you and your furry friend. Concord Veterinary Hospital is hosting their annual Christmas Sausage Sizzle, running from 1pm – 4pm. Have your photo taken with your pet or with their very special guest – ‘Santa Paws’! Make sure to bring the family too as there will be face painting, balloon animals and many more activities for kids. All proceeds will go to the Cat Protection Society of New South Wales Concord Veterinary Hospital.

Where: 191 Concord Road, North Strathfield


Until 21st December
Walking my Camino: Art Exhibition

Using inspiration from her recent pilgrimage, come and join Ann Theresa Gregory on an artist’s journey of medieval Spain. Taken along the Way of Saint James from Sarria to Santiago, Gregory uses the medium of ceramics and oils to deliver her solo exhibition. On opening night, Saturday 6th December, enjoy the tastes of Spanish Tapas, home-cooked by the artist’s husband with guest speech by Lorraine Kypiotis from 4-6pm. This will be complemented by the full flavours of regional Spanish wines that will be served on the night.

Where: ESP Gallery, 228 Illawarra Road, Marrickville