Community Billboard 2nd August-9th August
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.
Just before the outbreak of the Second World War, Britain took in over 10,000 mostly Jewish refugee children from Europe. The rescue effort was known as Kindertransport. Separated from their families and fostered out to British homes, most of the children never saw their parents again.
Diane Samuels’ extraordinary play is about this emergency immigration and its effect over time on generations. Based on real accounts with a distinctly female perspective, centring on the experience of one child, Eva, Kindertransport tells a powerful story of survival.
It begins in 1938 when nine year old Eva is helped to pack her case by her mother Helga in Hamburg. Nearly fifty years later, Faith discovers a box of papers and photos in her mother Evelyn’s attic and wants to know the truth about who this Eva actually is.
Diane Samuels’ play traces the way memory, remembered and forgotten, deeply affects the present. As such, Kindertransport is a story that transcends time and remains particularly relevant today. Aside from its political and historical context, at its core, the play is centred on a universal human experience, the inevitable separation between a child and parent.
Blue Wednesday Jazz Lounge
Part of the 'Spirit Of Soul'Festival, Venue 505 is hosting a free Jazz night. The festival uses creative advocacy to raise awareness for mental health during Homelessness Week, 1 to 7 August.
Some of Sydney’s best musicians will groove on tunes from the jazz and blues era.
There will also be an old skool DJ who will spin magic for your music listening pleasure!
From gorgeous cocktails, to yummy food and friendly staff, this will make it an easy hang and mid-week vibe.
Donation any of the toiletry items mentioned on our website for the Sydney Night Patrol and Share the Dignity to support our homeless community. A great cause.
Down the Barrel: Indigenous Resistance
Down the Barrel: Indigenous Resistance is a solo exhibition of works by Elaine Syron.
Syron’s photographs capture Indigenous resistance in and around Sydney over the past four decades.
From grassroots movements to mass protests, her photographs document moments that changed history, united mobs and paved the way for future generations.
The exhibition title Down the Barrel alludes to the photographic medium and immersive style used by Syron. This title speaks to the very real dangers faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples then and now.
Freebie for you and your baby! Rhymetime is a lapsit program for babies that combine rhymes, music, singing and puppets to develop early literacy skills.
For 0-2 year olds.
Session numbers are limited. Please arrive early to ensure your place.
No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.
Tex Perkins In Conversation
Tex Perkins embodies rock n’ roll. He has the swagger, presence and indomitable attitude that comes from three decades fronting some of Australia’s most intense and spirited bands: The Cruel Sea, Beasts of Bourbon, Thug, Dark Horses, Don, Tex & Charlie, The Ladyboyz and more.
His autobiography tells the story of how skinny Gregory Perkins was raised a bible-thumping Catholic and beaten bloody on the streets of Brisbane for being a ‘cow-punk’. He then fled to Sydney and mutated into Tex, rogue leader of the Dums Dums, Thug and Salamander Jim. All before finding a strange kind of success, celebrity, sex symboldom and icon status as Tex Perkins, snake-hipped, honey-voiced, often bloodied frontman of lore.
Stuart Coupe has worked as a journalist, author, editor, manager, record label director, radio presenter, publicist and tour promoter. Career highlights include being the only Australian to interview Bob Dylan twice, working with The Clash, managing Paul Kelly and the Hoodoo Gurus and being awarded a Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement award for his contributions to crime fiction. He has written, co-written or edited ten books, the most recent being Gudinski: The Godfather of Australian Rock’n’Roll.