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Community Billboard

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posted 02/09/2019

Community Billboard 3 September – 10 September

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.


Game Over Man! Game Over! Pop Culture Trivia Night

Think you know everything about Star Wars? Worship Studio Ghibli? DC vs. Marvel? Sega vs. Nintendo? Well… let us test your knowledge and shout you a bar tab!

Join us at ’89 on the first Tuesday of every month (unless scheduled otherwise) for “Game Over Man! Game Over!” Our very special video game, movies and pop-culture trivia night!

Where: 22-24 King St, Newtown NSW 2042

When: Tuesday 3 September 2019 from 7pm to 9.30pm
Tuesday 1 October 2019 from 7pm to 9.30pm
Tuesday 12 November 2019 from 7pm to 9.30pm
Tuesday 3 December 2019 from 7pm to 9.30pm

Cost: Free

Moon Festival at New Shanghai

The Mid-Autumn Festival (Moon Festival) is China’s second grandest festival after Chinese New Year.

Falling on the 15th day of the 8th month in the Chinese lunar calendar, or Friday 13th September to us, the Moon Festival is a celebration of harvest at the time of the full moon, and where traditional moon cakes are often eaten.

Where: 273 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield NSW 2131

When: Every day, 9am to 6pm
Sunday 1 September to Friday 13 September 2019

Cost: Free

The Stranger's Guide to Sydney 1861

“The want of a cheap and portable guide, for the use of strangers visiting Sydney, induced the publisher to get up this little work,” wrote James W Waugh in September 1861.

Waugh’s handbook to Sydney – titled The Stranger’s Guide to Sydney – was special: devised in a series of walks “in order that those who have but a short time to spend in town, may have an opportunity of seeing as much of it as possible”. Streets, public buildings, “divergencies and picturesque scenery” were all pointed out to the stranger.

Let James W Waugh be your guide as you travel back in time to 1861 and be a stranger in your own city. This walk starts at present-day Sydney Town Hall and ends at Customs House, but all the landmarks along the way are from 1861: illustrated with contemporary watercolours, etchings and the occasional new-fangled photograph. It’s Sydney like you’ve never seen it before.

Where: Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney

When: Every day, 9am to 6pm
Monday 26 August to Sunday 29 December 2019

Cost: Free

QVB After Dark

Central to the event will be the Heart of the QVB, an interactive heart installation running for the month of August. For the first three Thursdays of the month, from 5 – 7pm, visitors will be invited to enter the installation and write their future visions for the QVB on ribbons which will gradually fill the heart. In turn, deepening the connection between the QVB and the community. On 21 August, the heart will be raised to sit inside the ceiling’s dome becoming the beating heart of the QVB and serving as a shrine to the community’s hopes and dreams for the future.

The QVB will also run After Dark tours every Thursday evening for the month of August, giving visitors the opportunity to learn about the quirky supernatural history of the building. Guests will hear all about QVB’s resident ghost – Mei Quong Tart – a Chinese-born merchant who opened an elite teahouse in QVB’s inaugural year, but was tragically killed following a botched robbery of his store. The tour will take guests behind the scenes of the building, even onto the roof and into the cool night air.

Where: Queen Victoria Building, 455 George Street, Sydney

When: Every day, 5pm to 9pm
Thursday 1 August to Tuesday 3 September 2019

Cost: Free

Take ( ) at face value

Take ( ) at face value explores various aspects of modern Korean society through formats of contemporary art underpinning the stereotypes and bias that evolve around us. Spanning mixed media, photography, performance and painting, this exhibition will question the universal concepts that are revealed to us at face value. It is a rare opportunity to witness works from established contemporary Korean artists that have not had much exposure in the Australian art scene.

Where: 255 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000
Ground floor

When: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Weekday of each month, 10am to 6pm
Friday 28 June to Friday 27 September 2019

Cost: Free

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