International Women’s Day Twilight Supper
We have come a long way when it comes to women’s rights but we still have far to go. International Women’s Day acknowledges both these facts; it is many things including a celebration of how far we have come, recognising the efforts of those behind the progress and reflection on where to go next.
This year the Inner West Council’s International Women’s Day theme – ‘Be Bold for Change’ – reflects all these things but puts the emphasis on the fact that our work here is not done, there are still changes to be made.
If you want to be part of the change, join other local women at Pioneers Memorial Park on Norton Street, Leichhardt, for a glass of bubbly, some light dinner and entertainment from MC Julie McCrossin and the Older Women’s Network. Speakers will address the topic of creating change when it comes to gender equality.
The event will take place over twilight, kicking off at 5pm.
Visit www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au to RSVP.
City of Canada Bay Clean Up Australia Day
City of Canada Bay Council is urging all its residents to team up, clean up and come along to one of two local sites this Clean Up Australia Day. Both Hallidy Park in Five Dock and Rhodes Foreshore Park in Rhodes are set for a scrub up, with Mayor Helen McCaffrey even jumping in to lend a hand!
Taking place on Sunday, March 5, a free BBQ will be available at both clean-up sites between 10am and 12.30pm so the hard-working volunteers can keep their energy levels up.
Clean Up Australia Day is a national event, so if you know of a site near you that could use some tender love and care, jump online to register it. Choosing your own site does mean you’ll miss out on the Council’s sausage sizzle though.
We all love the Inner West, so let’s show its physical environment some care and pick up a few positive habits.
Visit www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au to register a site or for further information about the initiative.
Thurs 5.30-6.30pm, during school term
Glebe Community Singers
Everyone knows a person (or is that person) who loves bellowing out a tune more than anyone, but cruelly, wasn’t quite gifted with the vocal chords to make it big. For all those people, Glebe Community Choir is here for you, welcoming singers of all skill levels to join in and have some fun. The group places inclusivity above professional performing and believes that everyone can sing. Best of all, the choir is completely free, so maybe it’s time to graduate from your shower?
Where: Glebe Public School, 9-25 Derwent St, Glebe
Mon 20 Feb, 6.30-8.30pm
Inner West Council Learner Driver Workshop
Inner West Council has teamed up with the Roads and Maritime Services to present a workshop for parents and supervisors of learner drivers. Running for two hours, the event will cover how to best structure and plan lessons, the ins and outs of the learner driver log book and perhaps most importantly, how to give your learner driver constructive feedback. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their horror stories (and positive experiences).
This event is free, but bookings are essential. Visit www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au for further information.
Where: Leichhardt Town Hall, 7-15 Wetherill St, Leichhardt
Feb 21 – Feb 26
A vibrant selection of performances and events all connected by the highlighting of First Nations cultures. This special festival has been curated by Tim J Bishop, Liza-mare Syron and Mish Sparks and is run in conjunction with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. For one night only, the space at 107 projects will come alive with renowned artists, such as Destiny Haz Arrived, hosted by award-winning journalist Allan Clarke, alongside an exhibition, food and conversation.
Entry is $15. For further information see 107 Projects.
Where: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern
Sat 25 Feb, 2am-5pm
65K for 65 Roses Walkathon
Raising money for charity and tricking yourself into exercising? That’s a win-win. The 65K for 65 Roses Walkathon is an annual event that aims to raise money to support the fight against Cystic Fibrosis, a condition that largely affects the young. The track will run along the Bay Run, with base camp set up at Leichhardt Oval. And don’t try and make excuses – the organisers have planned the event with everyone in mind, with walkers able to choose one of five categories to partake in, starting from the 7K walk, right up to the big one, the 65K ultra marathon.
Tickets to event start from $20 for casual walk and children, and $50 for adults with all proceeds going to Cystic Fibrosis NSW and the Westmead Children’s Hospital. Visit www.cysticfibrosis.org.au.
Where: Leichhardt Park, Leichhardt
Friday 3 Mar, 7.30pm
Night Shift Improv and Sketch Comedy
We have no shortage of comedy in the Inner West. Whatever you are into, there is something up your alley. Or if you are a performer just starting out, it could be a full-time job moving from open-mic to open-mic. Night Shift stands apart, not only because it’s new, but also because it is exclusively improv comedy – the most unpredictable, wild and hilarious style of comedy. Featuring the best of the Inner West’s up-and-coming comedy stars, you will definitely laugh hard on the Night Shift.
Entry is $15.
Where: The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville
Thurs 9 Mar, 7pm
Women’s Day Panel with Judy King
Judy King, long-serving principle of Riverside Girls High, developed a following amongst her students, who loved her unconventional assembly addresses. Some ex-students have organised a panel event coinciding with International Women’s Day. The event is for alumni and a small donation at the door will be appreciated
Where: Royal Oak Hotel, Balmain