Community Billboard 4-10 June

Sydney Ideas/One Just World: Feeding the World: Land, Hunger and Human Rights  

How can we manage the global competition for land in a way that is fair to those who have the least power? Panellists Kelly Dent, Oxfam Australia; Elizabeth Tongne, Wide Bay Conservation Association PNG;  and agribusiness banker Michael Whitehead address the issue, chaired by Dr Alana Mann.


When: 6-7pm, Wednesday 6th June
Where: York Theatre, Seymour Centre, Sydney University, corner of City Rd & Cleveland St.
How much: Free but please book here beforehand
More info here


Songs for Sydney

Internationally renowned artists Olivia Alexander, Rhonda Cao, Keith Morant and Carol Rowling present a love letter to Sydney in the form of visual music. Using a unique combination of paintings and sculpture, the artists will harmoniously explore the visual effects of music.


When: Opening 6-9pm, Thursday 7th June
Where: Global Gallery, 5 Comber Street Paddington
How much: FREE
More info here


The US’s War on Women: Rhetoric, Politics and Discrimination

In the lead up to the US Presidential election, debates over reproductive rights, equality and women’s wellbeing are resurfacing. Leola Reis from Planned Parenthood USA joins academics Rebecca Sheehan, Susan Thomas, Barry Miller and George Pullman for a forum on rhetoric, gender and politics.


When: 4-5:30pm, Friday 8th June
Where: Law School Foyer, The University of Sydney, Eastern Avenue
How much: FREE
More info here


Eveleigh Artisans’ Market

The Eveleigh Artisans’ Market this Sunday showcases the best of Sydney’s emerging and contemporary indie designers, artists and makers who sell their wares directly to the public.

This boutique market in the award-winning blacksmith’s workshop-turned- arts hub Carriageworks is a great chance to buy original and highly creative handmade products directly from the artist, while enjoying brilliant coffee and amazing food.

This Sunday you’ll find over 75 stallholders, each selected for their unique creative pulse – eat and meet, drink and think, shop and enjoy.

When: Sunday 10th June, 10am – 3pm, and first Sunday of every month
Where: Carriageworks, 243 Wilson Street, Eveleigh 
How much:
More info here


A Steppe Too Far: Napoleon’s invasion of Russia  

When the Treaties of Tilsit failed, Napoleon crossed the Neman River to invade Russia – only a tenth of the Grand Armée survived. Benjamin Howell examine sthe reasons for the invasion, how it was carried out, and what went wrong for one of history’s greatest generals.


When: 2-4pm, Sunday 10th June
Where: Victoria Barracks, Oxford Street, Paddington
How much: FREE but please book here by Thursday 7th June
More info here

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