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posted 26/05/2014

Community Billboard 26th May – 1st June


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

Tune In! – Your Guide to Australian Radio

Learn everything you need to know about getting airplay, including best practice, common sense ideas from some of the industry’s finest professionals, and discover the diverse and vast network of radio opportunities that make up this aspect of the music industry. Regardless of what genre you work in, which part of NSW you call home, or what level you’re at, you will gain valuable insight and skills from this free workshop – your essential guide to Australian radio.

Topics include:

– How to contact radio stations, radio shows and receive regular airplay

– Services available to help you distribute your music to radio stations

– Advice on how to send your music and which formats are required

– How to graduate from regional airplay to metropolitan airplay

– Strategies you can employ to aid your music to climb the charts

– How radio can boost your music career

  • What is a plugger and when do you need one?

tune in! your guide to australian radio

When: On Monday 26 May from 06.30pm to 08.00pm

Where: Sydney TAFE, Level 7, 695-731 Harris St Ultimo 2010
Contact: 02 9953 5279
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/29953

Cost: Free

How to get to this event: Call 131 500 or visit www.131500.com.au


Internet Basics at Customs House

Learn to navigate and search the Internet! We will use Internet Explorer to navigate websites and use Google to become good online searchers. Basic mouse/keyboard skills and some experience using a computer are required.

internet basics at customs house

When: On Tuesday 27 May from 03.00pm to 05.00pm

Where: Customs House Library, 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay 2000

Cost: Free

How to get to this event: Call 131 500 or visit www.131500.com.au


Better Read’s Talking Heads: Rosie Scott at Newtown Library

Rosie Scott co-editor of A Country Too Far will be discussing the anthology of writings on asylum seekers. An indispensable contribution to the national debate, A Country Too Far is an absorbing anthology from some of the finest Australian writers (including Tom Keneally as co-editor) who focus their intelligence and creativity on the theme of the dispossessed.

Better reads talking heads

When: On Tuesday 27 May from 06.30pm to 07.30pm

Where: Newtown Library, 8-10 Brown St Newtown 2042

Cost: Free

How to get to this event: Call 131 500 or visit www.131500.com.au


Green Building Day

Stay ahead of the field by attending the Green Building Council of Australia’s flagship event. Learn the biggest green building success stories from the past year, and get a glimpse into what’s to come.

Green Building Day is the biggest event on the green building calendar and this year the program is focused on the future – the future of green building and the people that can make it happen. Experts will present their forecasts for the year ahead including innovations and trends that will directly impact the people and businesses in the green building industry.

Green Building day

When: On Tuesday 27 May from 08.45am to 05.00pm

Where: NSW Teacher’s Federation, 37 Reservoir St Surry Hills 2010

Cost: Full day: $299 Member / $399 Non-Member
Half day: $125 Member / $199 Non-Member

How to get to this event: Call 131 500 or visit www.131500.com.au


Inspirational Conversations: Building Better Relationships at Ultimo Library

Novelist and journalist Susanna Freymark’s critically acclaimed first book “Losing February” is a gritty portrayal of finding and losing love in the 21st century. Her unique and brutally honest voice offers a pathway through the fraught technologies and
pressures of family and friendship in the 21st century. She’ll be chatting with writer Walter Mason about creating stronger bonds and more meaningful relationships.

Inspirational conversations.jpg

When: On Wednesday 28 May from 06.00pm to 07.00pm

Where: Ultimo Community Centre, 40 William Henry Street Corner Harris Street Ultimo 2007

Cost: Free

How to get to this event: Call 131 500 or visit www.131500.com.au


Stones in her Mouth

Carriageworks, Concertgebouw Brugge and Tjibaou Cultural Centre present
Lemi Ponifasio and his company MAU return to Carriageworks with the Australian premiere of Stones In Her Mouth. A ten-member ensemble of Maori women articulate a powerful and undisguised challenge – voiced through the Maori language, genealogy, spirituality and ceremony. Drawing on the Maori tradition of women as the writers of poetry and chant, MAU’s ensemble gives expression to resiliency and outrage in the face of social and political change. Through oratory, choral-work and dance, Stones In Her Mouth gives voice to intense personal emotions and holds a mirror to contemporary life.


Duration 90 minutes (no interval)


When: Between Wednesday 28 May and Saturday 31 May from 08.00pm to 09.30pm

Where: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street Corner of Codrington Street Eveleigh 2042

Cost: General Admission $35

How to get to this event: Rail: CarriageWorks is an eight-minute walk from the Redfern Station. Redfern Station is easily accessed from Central,

Town Hall, Wynyard and Circular Quay. Most lines travel via Redfern including Northern, North Shore & Western,

South and Inner West.

Macdonaldtown Station is a 10 minute walk; take the Inner West line from Central.

Newtown Station on King Street is a 15-minute walk. Turn right out of the station then right onto Wilson Street.

Take the Inner West line from Wynyard, Central, Circular Quay or St James.

Buses: The closest stop is the Sydney University stop at Codrington Street on City Road/King Street. From Central, take

the Newtown buses 422, 423, 426 or 428, as well as the 370 or 352.


Fix-it Workshop: It’s Toasted

Household electronic items can break and end up in landfill.

Give them a new life at this fix-it workshop. Learn and speak to experts who repair items regularly. Bring your broken toaster, kettle or other small domestic appliance for an appraisal and advice about repair.

Simple repairs will be done on the spot at no cost. You may even be able to do it yourself! Learn when it may be cheaper to repair than buy new.

There is a growing interest around the world in re-learning the lost art of repair. UTS is committed to sustainability and reducing waste going to landfill, this free workshop is open to the general public and all UTS students and staff.

Electricians from the Bower will facilitate this workshop. The Bower is a not for profit reuse centre which has initiated Sydney’s first repair café, to be launched on Wednesday 14th May.

This workshop is supported by the City of Sydney’s Community Environmental Grants.


When: On Thursday 29 May from 12.30pm to 02.00pm

Where: University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Building 1, 15 Broadway Ultimo 2007
Other Services: Air conditioned, Disabled access, Food outlet, Bicycle parking, Public toilets

Cost: Free

How to get to this event: Buses to Railway Square
Train to Central Station


Computer Basics at Customs House Library

This course is designed for adults with no previous computer experience. Become familiar with computers and Microsoft Windows while mastering basic computer, mouse and keyboard skills in a supportive environment.

Question Mark Key on Computer Keyboard

When: On Thursday 29 May from 02.00pm to 04.00pm

Where: Customs House Library, 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay 2000

Cost: Free

How to get to this event: Call 131 500 or visit www.131500.com.au


Designers’ Den


At this VIVID event, a pre-selected number of contestants will be invited to present their designs to a panel of industry experts before a live audience in a suspense filled game-show format. At Designers’ Den, contestants have a unique opportunity to present their idea to our carefully curated panel to gather invaluable feedback in their quest for design survival.

Designers Den

When: On Saturday 31 May from 03.00pm to 05.00pm

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street The Rocks 2000

Cost: Free

How to get to this event: Catch a 423, 426 or 428 from Central Railway Square to Circular Quay.
300 and 500 buses also come down to Circular Quay


Architecture on Show – Architecture and Installation

Join Lucy Humphrey, director of Lucy Humphrey Studio and co-director of Archrival as she discusses a diverse spectrum of work ranging from conceptual to built projects, exploring ways in which installation can offer new forms of architecture through site specific, sculptural, ephemeral and strategic actions. Presented with the Australian Institute of Architects NSW

Architecture on Show

When: On Saturday 31 May from 02.00pm to 03.00pm

Where: Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street Surry Hills 2010

Cost: Free

How to get to this event: Call 131 500 or visit www.131500.com.au


E-Waste Drop-Off Day

Got a broken TV or computer you’ve been meaning to get rid of? Or a household appliance that’s recently had a meltdown? Is there a pile of power cords sitting in your study? Awesome! Bring your old and broken e-waste including TVs, computers, phones, DVDs and household items with a power cord to the City’s June e-waste drop-off day.

95% of what we collect is recycled.


When: On Sunday 01 June from 09.00am to 03.00pm

Where: Bay Street Depot, Corner of Bay Macarthur Streets (entry through Macarthur Street only) Ultimo 2007

Cost: Free

How to get to this event: Call 131 500 or visit www.131500.com.au




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