Save Sydney Park Music Festival
The latest event in the anti-WestConnex movement is one for the music fans. Brought to you by the team behind Reclaim the Streets – organisers of the recent anti-lockout laws ‘protest festival’ and Reclaim the Night marches – and the WestCONnex Action Group, the event will seek to raise awareness around the proposed destruction of parts of Sydney Park to make way for the controversial motorway. The festival will be held on the Euston Road side of Sydney Park, next to the oval, an area that has recently been occupied by protesters to prevent the demolition of trees. With thousands of people expected to attend, punters can look forward to multiple stages featuring many local acts from diverse genres including UK garage, hip-hop, Chicago house and drum and bass. As usual, the ‘protest festival’ will be family friendly and will kick off at 1pm, Saturday 1 October, continuing on until sunset. This may be the cheapest music festival you find yourself at this summer, with entry completely free!
For further information or to see the line-up as it is updated check out the Facebook event ‘Save Sydney Park Festival’.
This October Long Weekend one of the biggest events in the Indigenous sporting calendar will be hitting the Inner West. The annual Aboriginal Rugby League Carnival, otherwise known as the Koori Knock-out, will be played over five ovals in the Leichhardt area. Supported by the Inner West Council and the Redfern All Blacks, the event will see over 100 teams from across NSW come together to battle it out. Both Women’s and Junior’s competitions will take place on Friday 30 September, with Men’s competition across the Saturday 1 October and Sunday 2 October. Die-hard fans can stick around for the public holiday Monday and cheer on the winning teams in the finals. Tickets can be purchased by day for $10 each, with a weekend pass costing $30. With partial road closures in place for the weekend, the Inner West Council recommends all supporters to utilise public transport to and from the event.
For further information visit www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/RABKO2016
30 September – 14 October
One of Ciao’s favorite artist groups, Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, is back with their latest showing, ‘Bamba’. The exhibition will feature work from the Euraba Paper Artists group, with all of it displayed on handmade paper, making for a unique collection of art. Located around the corner from Norton Street, it’s the perfect opportunity to support NSW’s longest enduring group of Aboriginal artists. Where: Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, 55-59 Flood St, Leichhardt.
Tues 4 October, 1-3pm
The Rizzeria: Printmaking for Kids
Struggling to keep the kids entertained these school holidays, while also remaining sane? The Rizzeria, a collective of self-publishers and printmakers, has the answer! Bring the whole family along for a fun day of arts and crafts in a super cool and hip environment. The class will be taught by illustrator and printmaker Kitty Cardwell, who will also be selling handmade cards and prints. All materials are included and you are guaranteed to go home with a unique piece of art created by your (now happy) child. Tickets $22. For more information visit www.rizzeria.com. Where: The Rizzeria, Shop 2/359 Illawarra Road, Marrickville.
ColourWall at Crissie Cotter Gallery
Art Staff for Charity, a group from the Art Gallery of NSW, will be hosting their fifth charity exhibition ‘ColourWall’, in the hopes of raising over $10,000 for the Save The Children foundation. The exhibition will feature works with diverse themes and techniques, including photography, print, drawing, jewellery, painting and collage. All commissions will go towards the chosen charity, with the artists hoping to not only raise money, but also raise awareness for the work done by the group throughout remote Australia and abroad. For further information visit www.facebook.com/artstaffforcharity/. Where: Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock St, Camperdown
6 October – 5 November
Us Inner Westies are spoiled with choice when it comes to local theatre, but Marat/Sade stands out to us at Ciao as a must-see. When it debuted back in the Sixties, it was heralded as responsible for changing theatre forever. Despite being over half a century old, this display of class struggle and human suffering is easily relatable to our current society, particularly when we look to the treatment of refugees across the world. Tickets are $17-$32. To book visit www.newtheatre.org.au. Where: New Theatre, 542 King St, Newtown.
Fri 7 October, 6-9pm
Thankful As Anything: Fundraising Dinner
We love the work those over at Lentil As Anything do, as do many others in our local community. Now it is time to give back. On the back of the Keep Lentils Alive campaign, this special fundraising dinner seeks to thank all those who jumped on the bandwagon and donated. With their usual fare pretty good, we are interested to see what the chefs come up with for a ‘special buffet’, with a door raffle also taking place on the night. Tickets are $21 and must be pre-purchased. For further information check out Lentil As Anything on Facebook. Where: Lentil As Anything, 391 King St, Newtown.
Sat 15 October, 10am-3pm
The Makers and Shakers Market
Three questions: do you care about where things come from, what they are made of and how they are made? If you answered yes to all three, then get your diary ready, because we have the event for you. This market is all about independent artists and craftsmen, featuring homewares, furniture, food, flowers, stationery, photography, jewellery, fashion and who knows what else! For only $2, spend the day browsing over 60 stalls full of things you wish you could have made. But don’t worry too much; you can just buy them instead. Where: Marrickville Town Hall, 303 Marrickville Road, Marrickville.