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city of sydney

by hellingera
posted 25/03/2021

Community Billboard 25 March – 1 April 2021

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

A 2021 Night Out in Paddington

Don’t miss out on an evening of fashion, food and festivities on Thursday 25 March from 4.00–8.00pm.
Woollahra Municipal Council, City Of Sydney and the Paddington Business Partnership are proud to be partnering for a special evening in Paddington.

A 2021 NIGHT OUT will be an activation of Paddington’s footpaths, shops restaurants and pubs, bringing the suburb to life for an evening of fashion, food and festivities.

This event aims to encourage locals and visitors to cruise the streets of Paddington and enjoy special offerings and discounts on shopping, food and entertainment courtesy of local businesses. Bring your friends and enjoy a great night visiting local cafes, stores and pubs as we celebrate Paddington in style with one night only entertainment and promotions.

We’ve divided all participating venues into four main shopping zones to help you keep track of all the incredible offers - Oxford St, The Intersection, Fiveways & William St. See below for the full list of participating businesses and special promotions available on the night.

This event is proudly supported by Woollahra Council and City of Sydney Council

When: Thursday 25 March 4-8pm

Where: Oxford Street, running from Darlinghurst to Paddington, is a great place to start. Discover local labels, stylish boutiques, handmade wares, custom furnishings, exquisite jewellery and unique spots to drink and dine.

Sydney Writers' Festival

From exciting new voices to some of our most trusted and celebrated figures, join us this Festival to hear inspiring and brilliant speakers discuss the most urgent issues of our times – climate change, racial justice, free speech and more.

And don’t forget to take your critical conversations with a side of comedic commentary – as well as a special Festival highlight or two.

Some of Australia’s most uproarious comedians and storytellers settle in to discuss hilarious happenings, shameful secrets and the power of political satire. Legend of cinema George Miller takes to the stage to reflect on his remarkable career in screenwriting and storytelling. And don’t miss our centrepiece event at Sydney Town Hall, where an all-star line-up of leading actors read electrifying poems they have chosen on the Festival theme, Within Reach.

Is perusing the Festival’s treats and offerings sparking ideas for your own masterpiece? Take a look at our workshops.

When: 26 April - 2 May

Where: Carriageworks and other venues around Sydney. Check the website for details and to book

Octonauts at SEA LIFE Sydney

Ahoy, mateys! The Octonauts are landing in SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium this March for a FREE live show, exclusive to SEA LIFE Sydney, as well as an action-packed aquarium adventure.

Join Captain Barnacles and his friend in the aquarium café for a live show of ‘Captain Barnacles and the Octopod Rescue’. Live shows will run every Monday, Thursday, and Friday at 10 am and 12 pm. Limited capacity available so be quick to book.

Once you and the family have enjoyed the live show, head on into the aquarium and help the Octonauts on their latest mission.

Captain Barnacles has gone missing after heading out on a solo mission to check on the local coral. Oh no! The rest of the Octonauts are worried about where he’s got to and need YOU to step in as Captain For A Day. Lead the Octonauts on a mission around the aquarium, completing activities and task to help save Captain Barnacles.

Live Show & Meet & Greet times
Monday, Thursday & Friday at the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Café
10 am – 10:30 am – Live show
11 am – 11:30 am – Captain Barnacles Meet & Greet at Great Barrier Reef display, exclusive for Aquarium ticket holders
12 pm – 12:30 pm – Live show

This event made possible all thanks to City of Sydney and the recovery grant which aims to support CBD businesses in the wake of the impact of COVID-19.

When: Friday 26 March to Monday 29 March from 10am to 4pm

Where: SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
1-5 Wheat Road, Sydney

Cost: Free. Book tickets through the website

Ever Sun by Rochelle Haley

Ever Sun is a suspended installation on Wilmot Street. Visit at different times of day to see the full effect!

Opening the public space to a play of light that changes constantly, Ever Sun responds to the mood of the weather and the natural environment throughout the day.

The artwork is an uplifting sense of colour, light, passage, and hope for the city.

The work was exhibited at Carriageworks in October 2020, originally commissioned by Performance Spaces for Liveworks festival as 3 veils of coloured beads. 2 more veils have been created to suspend above Wilmot Street.

Ever Sun reflects the arches from the surrounding architecture in the city and other points sightlines of the street.

When: Every day, all day until Sunday 11 July

Where: On the George Street end of Wilmot Street.

This is part of the City of Sydney's temporary laneway art program.

Want to know more? To celebrate the new laneway artwork commissions, the City of Sydney is offering free City Art guided walking tours of public art, led by local artists. You can see this artwork, along with Barlow Street Forest by Dirt Witches, on the Chinatown at Night Walking Tour. For more information and to book tickets, visit City Art, City of Sydney on Eventbrite.

Organic pest control webinar

Learn organic solutions for common pests in edible gardens from veggie lady Toni Salter.

Organic pest control involves working with nature, attracting beneficial insects, maintaining soil fertility and using natural techniques to manage pests.

This webinar will introduce a problem-solving approach to managing pests, so that you can enjoy the fruits of your labours!

Learn tips for growing organic food by nurturing healthy soils and healthy plants which are more resistant to pests and disease. Discover beneficial insects which prey on common pests and learn how to attract them to your patch.

Where: Online
See event description for details on how to connect.

When: Saturday 27 March morning session 10am to 11.30am or afternoon session 1pm to 2.30pm

Cost: Free