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‘Books, Billiards, Fruit Machines’ by Lyn Collingwood

Posted on 24th May 2017

As part of Glebe Library’s 20th anniversary celebrations, actors Lyn Collingwood, Elaine Hudson and Kim Knuckey gave a PowerPoint presentation. This is the edited script.  Read more »

Smartphone 101

Posted on 2nd December 2016

Around 35 people attended the Society’s event, ‘Smartphone 101’ at Benledi on Thursday 24 October 2016.  Read more »

Remembrance Day in Glebe 2016

Posted on 1st December 2016

On Friday 11 November, we gathered quietly in mild Spring sunshine around the Glebe Diggers Memorial  Read more »

Centipede’s Sunset Soirée Raises Much-needed Funds

Posted on 1st November 2016

The highlight of the evening was a presentation by Snr Constable Renee Fortuna from Glebe Police, who described the program and progress of their youth initiatives at work in Glebe, that aim to encourage otherwise alienated youth to continue their education and aspire to bright futures.  Read more »

ANZAC Day Service 2016

Posted on 3rd May 2016

About 60 people gathered on a glorious autumn morning at the Diggers’ Memorial in Glebe, to commemorate Anzac Day 2016.  Read more »

Czech Philharmonic Children’s Choir – the Centrepiece of the 26th Annual Glebe Music Festival

Posted on 8th March 2016

How did one of Europe’s pre-eminent choirs come to perform at the Glebe Town Hall in November 2015, as part of the 26th Annual Glebe Music Festival?  Read more »

Remembrance Day 2015

Posted on 26th November 2015

About 50 people stood in soft and misty rain at the Glebe Diggers Memorial on Wednesday 11 November. Glebe Society President Ted McKeown urged us to remember: Not just ‘The War to End All Wars’, but the lesson never having been learned, those subsequent Wars as well. To remember those who lost their lives, and those whose lives were blighted by physical and psychological injury. To reflect on the endurance and stoicism of those bereft and left to carry on.  Read more »

Glebe Society’s WW1 Exhibition a Great Success

Posted on 2nd November 2015

“A lovely, humane, sensitive, considered and considerate, beautiful and moving exhibition!”  Read more »

The Sunset Soirée for Centipede

Posted on 2nd November 2015

Friends of Centipede catered for over 80 people at the Glebe Rowing Club premises on Friday 9 October at their annual fundraiser for Centipede.  Read more »

The Naming of Dave Sands Lane

Posted on 29th August 2015

The opening of Dave Sands Lane that took place on Sunday 26 July. The lane, which is at the rear of 17-31 Phillip St, is the third lane that the Society has had a hand in naming, with Bernard Lane and Melina Lane preceding this one. The lane was officially opened by Robyn Kemmis, Deputy Lord Mayor. Below is an extract from Robyn’s speech:  Read more »

Report on the New Members’ night

Posted on 14th August 2015

New members were warmly welcomed to the Glebe Society at the Harold Park Hotel on July 22, a chilly evening. Introductions and reconnections were made over drinks, then eating and more drinking around tables where the challenges began!  Read more »

The Dirty Red Digger

The Dirty Red Digger

Posted on 14th August 2015

On a wet and windy Saturday 4 July a small audience enjoyed an amazing pastiche performance at the Glebe Town Hall.   Read more »

Discovering the Chippendale Creative Precinct

Posted on 30th June 2015

What an interesting afternoon it was for 14 of us who joined the Glebe Society’s leisurely stroll through the Chippendale Creative Precinct on Thursday 11 June. After a delicious lunch of home-made dumplings and really special teas at the White Rabbit Gallery we were taken on a guided tour of the current exhibition at this […]  Read more »

Blackwattle Park Picnic

Posted on 8th May 2015

The sun shone on our small group of Glebe Society members enjoying a picnic by Blackwattle Bay on Sunday 29 March – good food, wine, conversation, views –- a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.  Read more »

Fish ’n’ Ships Event Went Off Swimmingly

Posted on 28th March 2015

The Fish ’n’ Ships event on Tuesday 17 March was a great success. Alan Linklater kindly sent us a a photo of his sketch of Strides Shipbreaking yard, which he drew in 1964.  Read more »