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Community Billboard

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posted 29/01/2020

Community Billboard 28 January – 4 February 2020

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

Celebrate: Australia on Chinese rice paper

Chinese brush painting on rice paper of Australian landscape by two artists, Xiuying Chen and Lilian Lai.

The artists are of Chinese heritage and ethnicity who are overseas-born and have migrated to Australia and made their homes here in Sydney. The artists, bringing their traditions and culture, and expressing through their art, share their vision of Australia in this exhibition.

Where: Surry Hills Library
405 Crown Street, Surry Hills

When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am to 6pm
Tuesdays, 10am to 8pm
Thursdays, 10am to 9pm
Weekends, 10am to 4pm
Now until Friday 13 March 2020

Cost: Free

The Rocks Lunar Markets

The air comes alive with the sights, scents and sounds of Asian street food being served. Fragrant smoke lingers gently in the air, local produce sizzles to perfection, and sweet treats are lovingly prepared by talented providores.

Stroll down cobblestoned lanes where you will find unusual gifts for friends, family or even yourself. You will discover handcrafted jewellery, textiles, homewares, art and more.

The market will be bursting with colour as red lanterns line the streets, representing the colour of good fortune. Keep your eye out for traditional lion dance performances.

Where: George St, The Rocks

When: Thursday 30 January from 10am to 9pm
Friday 31 January from 10am to 9pm
Saturday 1 February from 10am to 9pm
Sunday 2 February from 10am to 5pm
Thursday 6 February from 10am to 9pm
Friday 7 February from 10am to 9pm
Saturday 8 February from 10am to 9pm
Sunday 9 February 2020 from 10am to 5pm

Cost: Free

The Goodwill Wall: Circular Quay

The City of Sydney’s Sydney Lunar Festival charity partner, The Fred Hollows Foundation, invites you to give the gift of sight at the Goodwill Wall.

The interactive screen encourages you to make a donation that will restore sight in disadvantaged communities around the world.

The Goodwill Wall will be at Pitt Street Mall from Saturday 25 January to Thursday 30 January. The wall then appears at Circular Quay for the Lunar Lanterns exhibition on Friday 31 January to Sunday 9 February.

Where: Circular Quay
Circular Quay, Sydney

When: Mondays to Wednesdays and Fridays, 8am to 6pm
Thursdays, 8am to 9pm
Weekends, 10am to 5pm
Friday 31 January to Sunday 9 February 2020

Cost: Free

The Ratrobats: In celebration of the Year of the Rat

Meet our troupe of 8 larger than life “rats” showing off acrobatic skills inspired by the ancient Chinese performance.

8 rat sculptures (each 2.5m high) will be on display at World Square during Lunar New Year.

Mimic their playful poses as they balance and juggle. Watch the cheeky ratrobats come to life in augmented reality on the interactive live screen – that’s when the fun really begins.

Where: World Square
644 George Street, Sydney

When: Every day, 8am to 12am
Now until Sunday 16 February 2020

Cost: Free

Storytime @ Surry Hills

Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers. The sessions foster an early love of reading and social interaction in readiness for school.

Suitable for 3 to 5 year olds.

Bookings are not required but session numbers
are limited so please ensure you arrive early to secure your place.

Where: Surry Hills Library
405 Crown Street, Surry Hills

When: Fridays, 11am to 11.45am
Friday 31 January to Friday 11 December 2020
Except Friday 10 April, Friday 17 April, Friday 24 April, Friday 10 July, Friday 17 July, Friday 2 October and Friday 9 October
There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

Cost: Free

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