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posted 20/08/2019

Community Billboard 20 -27 August 2019

This weekly community billboard is proudly sponsored by the City of Sydney’s Plan for the future – Sydney 2030 – making our city more green, global and connected.

GIANTS - Isabel Avendano Hazbun

GIANTS is a feminist exploration of dress and adornment.

This exhibition challenges our social order that, still in 2019, often places women second to men and points out misogynistic behaviours that reinforce this order. GIANTS suggests dress as a universal, non-verbal and accessible language that can be used as a tool to subvert gender conditioning.

Just as large and powerful giants possess extraordinary powers, dress can communicate endless meaning. It allows the wearer to establish identity. It is an extension of self, a second-skin and provides physical and emotional protection. Dress can have powerful healing effects when we use it to modify our bodies. It is also an indicator of collective consciousness and a marker for change in our mass mental outlook.

The diversity of these hand-made wearables and sculptures relates to the multiplicity and complexity of womankind and are made from an assortment of readily available materials such as fibre, wire, recycled tyre inner tubes, yoga-mats and timber.

As a metaphor for breaking senseless social norms and shifting people’s mindsets these pieces were made using processes of destruction and reassembly. Bright colours and exaggerated proportions emphasise the significance of inhabiting space unapologetically in a social power structure that often demands meekness and compliance.

Through the personal and social meaning imbued in these hand-made objects, GIANTS suggests that social action and change can be achieved through simple means; from the simple act of dress, of putting something on the body.

Where: Australian Design Centre
101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst

When: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am to 4pm
Now until Wednesday 25 September

Cost: Free

Sydney Ideas: Living longer - why, and how?

Interventions that delay ageing could help prevent multiple diseases

Ageing is the main cause of chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Given this exorable link, can we extend our lifespan without risking our health and quality of life?

The older we grow, the more susceptible we are to illness. Is there anything that can be done to delay ageing? And does living healthier mean living longer? Our esteemed panel of speakers will explore interventions that impact the ageing process.

Hear from the University of Sydney’s Professor Luigi Fontana, who offers insights into the role of diet in contributing to healthy longevity. Professor Brian Kennedy brings pharmaceuticals into perspective, and considers how they can help to delay ageing. Dr Felipe Sierra from the United States-based National Institute on Aging will focus on geroscience – what is it and why does it matter? How can understanding the biology of ageing help us to address chronic diseases?

Professor Victoria Cogger will chair this event. She’ll add her insights into how understanding the biology of ageing is helping us develop innovative therapies to prevent age-related disease.

Where: John Hopkins Dr, Camperdown

When: Tuesday 27 August from 6.30pm to 8pm

Cost: Free

Movie Mondays at The Soda Factory

Get ready for the ultimate date night!

Join us every Monday at The Soda Factory as Movie Mondays present your cult favourite films – every week and always free.

What’s the deal?

Free entry
Free movie screenings weekly
Unlimited free popcorn
8pm movie start time
$5 drinks and $15 cocktails happy hour 5pm-7pm
Full American diner menu available

Upgrade to the date night package!

Reserved best view seating
Table service
Gourmet hot dog or burger of your choice – with fries
Your choice from our famous Soda Float ice-cream cocktails
A mini tub of Ben & Jerrys ice-cream
All of the regular Movie Mondays inclusions (free entry, free movie, unlimited popcorn and happy hour drinks)

Date night packages are $35 per person and limited. Book your date night package on our website now to avoid disappointment! Grab your mates and get together for Movie Mondays.

What’s coming up?

26 Aug – Crazy Rich Asians

Where: The Soda Factory
16 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills

When: Mondays, 5pm to 12am
Now until Monday 23 December

Cost: Free

Fake news: Learn how to spot it

How good do you think you are at detecting fake news and content online? Have you ever felt caught out from reading or viewing content that you didn’t realise was fake?

Join leading expert Dr Joanne Orlando to put your skills to the test.

Fake or junk news is not something new, but it is on the rise. There’s an increasingly wide range of false, manipulated and exaggerated content published online that aims to deceive readers. Falling for fake content can lead to financial rip-offs, wrong choices with our health, relationships, jobs and more.

Learn strategies to differentiate online fake news and misinformation from real and trustworthy content and how to fact check content that you think might be dodgy.

This will be a collaborative, investigative and fun session with opportunities to discuss and share your own experiences.

Afternoon tea will be provided from 2pm.

Bookings recommended as places are limited.

Dr Joanne Orlando

As a leading international expert on family and digital lifestyles, Joanne offers fresh perspectives and solutions on our digital lives. Appearing regularly on TV and radio, she also provides expert parenting advice around all things technology.

Joanne is known for introducing new terms like ‘sharenting,’ the implications of parents sharing images of their kids online, and ‘Finsta,’ fake Instagram accounts.

She’s currently working on her third parenting book and hosts online and face-to-face digital-parenting seminars and courses.

Where: Customs House Library
31 Alfred Street, Sydney

When: Wednesday 28 August from 1pm to 2pm

Cost: free but book tickets through website

More info: phone 02 9265 9333

Pound Paws Dog Day

We're celebrating National Dog Day with a paw-some party!

We’re teaming up with Pound Paws to celebrate National Dog Day and its 4th year hosting Double Bay Dog Day with a party our place!

The event will be held in our dog-friendly beer garden with 15+ pet market stalls that will spread out into Kiaora Laneway ranging from; professional fur-tographers, doggie massages, treat tastings, puppy crystal healing, free VET HQ vet checks and much more!

With dogs available for adoption from a variety of dog rescue groups around NSW – there will be plenty of opportunities to find a fur-ever friend.

To complete the paw-some day, there will be live entertainment, ranging from live acoustic music, a Rescue Dog Adoption Parade, educational vet chats, doggie beer and dog competitions with amazing prizes.

Red carpet arrivals commence at 12pm, with pup-arazzi! So come down to The Golden Sheaf and cheers with us to a barkin’ good time!

Where: The Sheaf
429 New South Head Road, Double Bay

When: Saturday 24 August from 12pm to 4pm

Cost: Free but can book tickets through website

More info: Phone 9327 5877