Community Billboard 23-30 July 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.
Russia and the Arts with David Wansbrough
Well, we all know about Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, Chekhov and Turgenev, Pasternak and Solzhenitsyn. We listen to Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky. When ballet is mentioned, the first name that may come to mind is Nureyev.
And then there are Malevich, Repin and Kandinsky (who wrote the Spiritual in Art). But representatives of the modern Mongol-Tartar stream contradict Sergey O. Prokofiev and Rudolf Steiner, and weigh and measure quantitatively and claim that Russians sleep. And yet the spiritual is apparent in all fields of art. Even the centrality of the omnipresent symbol of Moscow, Saint George, reminds us of the mission of Russia and the coming age.
The history of Russia suggests that the people are being prepared to make individual decisions… Can we as Westerners awaken and experience with clarity the Russian encounter between polarities that makes their arts so unique?
In 2013 David Wansbrough was awarded the Russian medal, Man of Peace, by Nikolai Nikolaevich Drozdov.
Since being invited to Russia in 1993, he has gone a couple of times each year as a visiting professor.
Eleven of his books have been published in the Russian language.
Where: Rudolf Steiner House
307 Sussex Street, Sydney
When: Tuesday 23 July 2019 from 7pm to 8.30pm
Cost: By donation: $5.00
Free afternoon tea and social connection for women aged 50 and over
Make new social connections and enjoy a free afternoon tea at OWN Newtown.
For women aged 50 years and over.
Just drop in.
Where: Older Women's Network - Newtown Wellness Centre
8-10 Victoria Street, Newtown
When: Runs every Tuesday until Tuesday 24 September from 3pm to 4.15pm.
Cost: Free but book tickets
National Tree Day
Come along and help us celebrate
Join us to help regenerate and green our urban areas with native plants which will support habitat for local wildlife and help maintain a healthy ecosystem.
We plan on planting 1,500 native plants and need your help. To volunteer to plant a tree, please register on the Planet Ark website.
This year’s event will take place in two areas at Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge, adjacent to the Tramsheds.
The day is a great opportunity for the community to learn about land restoration and to participate in an event that will benefit the local area and environment. There will also be a free sausage and vegetarian sizzle.
Volunteers will need to bring warm clothes, rain and/or sun protection and closed in shoes. Drinking water will be provided. All City of Sydney events are plastic free so please bring your reusable cup or water bottle.
We will provide gloves, tools and all equipment for planting and a free BBQ with vegetarian options!
About National Tree Day
National Tree Day is an annual Australia-wide tree planting event run by Planet Ark which has been operating since 1996. The event encourages the community to participate in local tree planting activities resulting in over a million trees being planted across Australia each year.
Since 2010 Planet Ark has collaborated with the City of Sydney to undertake community planting days in bush restoration areas within the local government area. The events focus on planting shrubs and groundcovers and have encouraged over 5,032 people to participate and plant over 34,740 native trees, shrubs and grasses across the City.
Where: Tramsheds Harold Park
1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge
When: Sunday 28 July from 10am to 2pm
Book tickets through website
I Met a Survivor
Photographs of Holocaust survivors and young children, captured before it is too late
This exhibition of photographs by award-winning photographer Nadine Saacks captures intimate moments shared between Holocaust survivors and children too young to understand or grapple with the Holocaust.
The generation of Holocaust survivors is dwindling and when today’s young children are old enough to have a conversation about the Holocaust, they may not be able to actually meet a survivor and hear their testimony.
Introducing the Holocaust to young children can be difficult, but these photos, one day, can be a way to start that conversation. When these children, who are representative of all children, are of an age to learn about the Holocaust, they will have these photos to look back on, to make the connection, and say “I met a survivor.”
Where: Sydney Jewish Museum
148 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst
When: Mondays to Thursdays, 10am to 4.30pm
Fridays, 10am to 3.30pm
Saturdays, all day
Sundays, 10am to 4pm
Now until Monday 30 September
Cost: Adult: $15.00
Child (under 10): Free
Sports skills for life
Improve strength, balance and co-ordination by gentle exercise through a variety of sports
A free and inclusive multi sports skill based exercise program for all abilities and ages.
Contact the event organiser for more details.
Where: Peter Forsyth Auditorium
Francis Street, Glebe
When: Tuesdays, 10am to 11am
Tuesday 23 July to Tuesday 24 September