Community Billboard 18th – 24th of May

City of Sydney

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Other Worlds Zine Fair

In an age where there are so many media platforms (even reading this community billboard is an example), most information and entertainment is gathered online. However, there will always be a market and fans for every source that is out there, though the numbers may slip or boost according to fashion.

A certain creation that definitely has its dedicated followers is zines, the self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, that are only ever created in small quantities to be shared within fans of the work produced.

The Other Worlds zine fair, which began in 2014, is coming back again this year, aiming to create an alternative space for the exchange of art and ideas.

This year the program will expand across three days to include heaps of zines, exhibitions, talks, workshops, and more.

If you're a fan of the world of zines I'm sure you already know about this event coming to town, but if youre not so "in the know", then this will be where to discover what it's all about.

When: Starting Saturday, May 23rd at 11:00am - 4:00pm.

Where: Glebe Town Hall, Glebe.

Cost: Free.

The Great Park Adventure - A Family Orienteering Day

If you're the outdoor adventurous spirit, or if you're looking for a fun filled day out to spend with the family while being charitable at the same time, then right here in Paddington, down the road from the Eastside FM station, there is going to be a day packed with activities. Cancer Council NSW, in collaboration with Orienteering NSW and Centennial Parklands, will be presenting Great Park Adventure.

As we all know cancer is one of the major issues that comes into so many families lives. Groups such as the cancer council who grant around $50 million to cancer research, research scholarships and fellowships.

Your donation on the day will be of huge help to a great cause, and on their website you can see a breakdown of where your donation will go and what it will benefit.

Also while donating you are going to be in for an active fun day running or walking around the centennial parklands. Upon arrival you will receive a map that leads to various hidden locations. At these locations you will be asked to answer questions, or perform a fun activity. The correct response will win you points, and the teams with the most points will receive some great prizes. There will BBQ's and chill out areas for when you've had your orienteering day of fun maxed out.

When: Sunday the 24th of May from 1 - 4pm.

Where: The Belvedere Ampitheatre in Centennial Parklands (where Moonlight Cinema is held).

Cost: Adult ticket- $19, family and child tickets available.

SPARC International Lighting Event

With the Vivid festival starting this week, it really is the time of the lights as The Sparc international lighting festival coincides with the Vivid festival, to give people the chance for a more informative style of event for more detail on the latest light technology for all light design enthusiasts.

Australia’s lighting industry is proud to present SPARC – Australia’s premier event for the international lighting community. It's going to be held at Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island.

SPARC features a world-class seminar program of invited speakers, such as Dr Yoshi Ohno who is a NIST Fellow, Sensor Science Division at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology and many more including engineers, Electrotechnical Commissions and architects. They will be speaking and displaying the latest lighting technology.

So if all the wonderful designs and works of art you spot about during Vivid is really impressing you, and you would like to learn more about the wonder and latest in light developments, this is where it's going to be at, as people who are highly involved and working in this area from all over the world are going to be in Sydney to give you all the information you need.

When: Wednesday 27th 12:00am and Friday 29th May 12:00pm.

Where: Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Exhibition Centre, 41 James Craig Road, Rozelle.

Cost: A wide range of tickets available starting from $30.

Five Chapters - Acacia Quartet

If you're looking for somewhere to go and spend the evening listening to some fine music, then look no further as a night that will have highly acclaimed pianists and artists who in 2013 were nominated for both an ARIA Award and an Art Music Award, is Acacia Quartet, who are made of violinists Lisa Stewart and Myee Clohessy, violist Stefan Duwe and cellist Anna Martin-Scrase.

This special event is Acacia Quartets 5th Birthday celebrations, and they will be joined by Tamara-Anna Cislowska, one of Australia’s most acclaimed and recognised pianists.

The exciting program will feature a world premiere by Lyle Chan, Claude Debussy masterful String Quartet and Elena Kats-Chernin’s Five Chapters in a new arrangement by the composer for Tamara-Anna Cislowska and Acacia Quartet.
There will also be a mixed media portrait of Australia’s esteemed composer, Elena Kats-Chernin that will be sold on the night.

When: Thursday 28th May from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Where: Australian Hall, 150 Elizabeth Street.

Cost:Adult: $30, Children: Free, Senior: $25.

HIA Sydney Home Show

If you're building, renovating or making home improvements, and want to have the latest and best of what's out there, to be able to show off your new smart tv or robot vacuum, then visit Sydney’s largest, most popular home shows for all the latest products, services and innovations in home renovation and new home building.

You’ll see hundreds of new products, discover industry trends, get free expert advice and be able to take advantage of great show specials. So you're winning all round, getting the latest at the best prices, and who can say they don't like finding bargain?

With renewable green living becoming more and more advisable, but with so many options on the market, it might be hard to choose what to go for. Well one of the great parts of the home shows is that you can get demonstrations and advice from the experts. You can even bring along your plans, photos, brochures and ideas to discuss your dream for a home renovation that fits your needs, style and budget. Talk to an Architect, Bathroom Expert, Builder Interior Design Expert, Kitchen Expert, or Landscape Expert for free, to get all the details you need to know so you don't end up ordering in that low water rated dishwasher that turns out not to be able to clean your plates.

From sink plugs to home insurance it's going to be all under the one roof, to help you on the journey of turning your house into a home.

When: 28th - 31st May from 10am.

Where:The Dome, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

Cost: $18.

NSW Kids In Need - World's Largest open house day

Sydney is preparing to throw open the doors to some of its most iconic buildings, including usually restricted areas, in a unique fundraising initiative for a new charity concept, NSW Kids in Need.

If you have friends up visiting Sydney, and would like to show them sights of the city that are very rare to come by, then on this charitable day, for a great cause lots of usually inaccessible areas are going to be open to raise funds for kids in need.

You can enter Level 25 of Australia Square, see the city from a different angle from the roof terrace of the historic 50 Martin Place, soar higher on Level 28 of Deutsche Bank Tower or Level 44 of One Farrer Place.
Or if youre up for getting a closer look at your not-so-everyday surroundings, sit in a C-130J Hercules at the RAAF Base Richmond, explore on board the Navy Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Toowoomba Ship at Garden Island, or visit any one of 46 of the state’s 337 fire stations that will be open on May 30.

So to show the kids the inside of a fire truck, while also contributing to kids in need this is a great idea for a day out for everyone all over NSW and for a great cause.

When: Saturday 30th May, 10:00am–2:00pm.

Where: HMAS Stirling Naval Base, Garden Island.

Cost: Donations welcome for some events and a varied price for pre bought tickets to attend certain events which are numbered. 

Taste of Manly - Food, Wine & Sustainability Festival

Taste of Manly - Food, Wine & Sustainability Festival is approaching, with lots on offer as the weekend event returns for its 29th year.

Taste of Manly is a major community and tourism feature on the Australian event calendar, and takes place in the heart of Manly along The Corso and picturesque Manly Beach.

Up to 15,000 food and wine enthusiasts from Sydney and NSW, interstate and overseas flock to Manly each day to experience this Festival.

Recently voted the fifth best beach in Australia, and the best urban beach across the country, it's no wonder people like to go on a day out in Manly and with the festival on what better time to go.

There will be plenty of free entertainment including great live music acts, cooking demonstrations and a Sustainability Hub, so with some of the biggest names in the wineries industry and some amazing food stalls bustling with produce for the weekend, why not take a boat ride to Manly and enjoy some vino while looking at the lovely scenery?

When: Saturday 30th to Sunday 31st May, 11.30am - 5.00pm daily.

Where: Manly Corso, Manly, 2095.

Cost: Free.

Great Australiasian Beer Spectapular

We so often hear of food and wine events happening, but not so many for the beer connoisseurs to experience and taste what is on offer.

That all changes on the last weekend of this month as the GABS festival comes to town. The great Australasian beer spectacular is a beer festival with a difference, celebrating the diversity of craft beer and the creativity of the breweries with 120 of the best craft breweries from Australia, New Zealand and the world brewing brand new beers specifically for the event.

The festival was started in 2012 by Steve Jeffares and Guy Greenstone, owners of the multi-award winning Local Taphouse pubs in Melbourne and Sydney, and offers a large variety of exclusive new-release beers, brewery stands, fantastic local restaurants, educational seminars, games and live entertainment.

It might be called a beer festival, but there will plenty more on offer if you want to go along for a meal packed with jolly atmosphere and live entertainment.

It is partnered with one of our sponsors here at Eastside, Coopers, who will also be giving away special festival glasses that are the exact glass you need at a beer festival.

So if you want a weekend packed with laughs while also finding out what different beers are out there, with the variety of different breweries you could end up ditching the champagne glass for a schooner. Don't forget your silly hat as the Sunday is known as silly hat Sunday.

When: Saturday 30th of May, 12pm - 11:30pm.

Where: Exhibition, Australian Technology Park, Locomotive Street, Eveleigh.

Cost: Pre-sale $35.00. On the day $43.00.

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