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Old Houses & Rituals – talk by former Glebe resident – 24th June

Old Houses & Rituals – talk by former Glebe resident – 24th June
Posted on 10th May 2012

Dr. Ian Evans, a former resident of Glebe and the author of numerous books on the history and conservation of old houses, has uncovered some startling new information on a ritual that is thought to be thousands of years old. It came to Australia as part of the cultural baggage of convicts and settlers and survived in great secrecy into the jazz age. Dr. Evans is the author of numerous books on the history and conservation of old Australian houses. His talk at the Museum of Sydney, on the corner of Bridge and Phillip Streets, at 2.00 pm on 24th June is free with Museum admission.

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“From Glebe to Antarctica”, a talk by Grahame Budd – 29th April

“From Glebe to Antarctica”, a talk by Grahame Budd – 29th April
Posted on 23rd April 2012

“From Glebe to Antarctica”. An illustrated talk by Grahame Budd, former Antarctic Medical Officer, about the explorer Sir Douglas Mawson. This event coincides with the 100th anniversary of Sir Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition and the establishment of the base at Commonwealth Bay.   Read more »

A Turkish Experience, at Kapadokya Turkish Cafe – 7th June

A Turkish Experience, at Kapadokya Turkish Cafe – 7th June
Posted on 22nd April 2012

On Thursday 7th June we will be having an evening at the Kapadokya Turkish Cafe at 71 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, starting at 7pm. A delicious spread of traditional Turkish home-cooked dishes will be served. More details to come.
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Working Bee in Paddy Gray Reserve – 2nd May

Working Bee in Paddy Gray Reserve – 2nd May
Posted on 22nd April 2012

Join the Glebe Society’s Blue Wrens, members from the Glebe Bushcare Group, Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery & City of Sydney staff & contractors for a working bee at Paddy Gray Reserve (local National Tree Day site in 2010 & 2008). The focus this time will be on grasses & ground covers. We’ll look at what’s already growing in the reserve, learn a little from Council’s Ecology Manager, Katie Oxenham about native grasses & plant a few more in bare spaces. Wednesday 2nd May, 9:15 am till 11:30 am (weather permitting, otherwise 9 May)  Read more »

Fundraising event for Australian Youth Climate Coalition – 25th April

Fundraising event for Australian Youth Climate Coalition – 25th April
Posted on 17th April 2012

You are cordially invited to Inner West Australian Youth Climate Coalition’s REPOWER event.  The AYCC and New Moon Blues Initiative are holding a night of music and art to raise money to help local community spots to be more energy efficient as part of our Repower campaign.  The following information has been provided to The Glebe […]  Read more »

Policing in our Community – 24th April

Policing in our Community – 24th April
Posted on 1st April 2012

An event will be held on 24th April when Deputy Police Commissioner Nick Kaldas and Leichhardt LAC Commander Michael O’Toole will be speaking and answering questions on Policing in our community. This is a community event, and everyone is invited so that important issues of concern can be raised and responded to.   Read more »

Tibby Cotter, Glebe’s fast bowler, book launch – 24th Apr

Tibby Cotter, Glebe’s fast bowler, book launch – 24th Apr
Posted on 1st April 2012

Albert “Tibby” Cotter was Australia’s fastest bowler in cricket during the first decade of the 20th century. He fought at Gallipoli, but was killed in action at Beersheba. Tibby Cotter lived and went to school in Glebe, and played for the Glebe Cricket Club. Members of the Glebe Society are invited to a book launch of “Tibby Cotter: Fast Bowler, Larrikin, Anzac” by Max Bonnell & Andrew Sproul, to be held on Tue 24th April at 6.00 p.m. at the Sydney Cricket Ground. For more details click here to see the flyer.
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Glebe Library is 15 yrs old – let’s have a party – 20th April

Glebe Library is 15 yrs old – let’s have a party – 20th April
Posted on 1st April 2012

Glebe Library is having a Birthday, it’s 15th since opening at its current location in Glebe Point Road. To help celebrate, Max Solling, our well-known local historian, will be giving a talk about the history of Glebe and its library. It will be an evening filled with music, history, community, light refreshments and of course, cake! Featuring the local stories from the COWbelles, jazz music from Barry Canham, and an exhibition of selected images from the Bernard Smith Collection.  Read more »

Launch of Earth V Sky, fig trees lit at sunset – 24th April

Launch of Earth V Sky, fig trees lit at sunset – 24th April
Posted on 11th March 2012

Two giant Moreton Bay fig trees on the Glebe foreshore will be illuminated at sunset, when a new artwork powered by state-of-the-art lighting and wind turbine technology is switched on this month. Earth V Sky will operate each night at dusk, with the lights programmed to switch on at sunset and stay illuminated for about 90 minutes. Earth V Sky is the third public art project developed by the City of Sydney with the local Glebe community since 2006. The Lord Mayor will officially open Earth V Sky for members of the community on Tuesday, 24 April, at 5pm.  Read more »

Twilight Wine-tasting event at Glebe Rowers Club – 25th March

Twilight Wine-tasting event at Glebe Rowers Club – 25th March
Posted on 9th March 2012

Our first social event for the year will be a Twilight Wine-tasting at the Glebe Rowing Club, Ferry Road, from 4.30 – 6.30pm on Sunday 25 March. Enjoy the last daylight-saving Sunday of the season and taste some beautiful wines from the Mediterranean and bar food from “Timbah” (Forsyth Street, Glebe). An informal occasion to meet with other members and friends.   Read more »

Planning Basics for Residents – 13th March

Planning Basics for Residents – 13th March
Posted on 1st March 2012

Is planning speak a fog to you? Do you want to know how building designs are determined and how the Planning system works? If so then you may be interested in a Community Workshop REDWatch is putting on with Professor Peter Phibbs, to help everyday residents find out who decides what, how to find meaning in all that jargon – terms like DA, LEP, DCP, Master Plan, SEPP – and how residents can influence planning decisions. Peter Phibbs runs a day course at UWS aimed at non-planners and we have asked him to come to Redfern and run a session for any residents who would like to know more about planning.  Read more »

Thirsty Thursday – “Darbar” Indian restaurant – 12th April

Thirsty Thursday – “Darbar” Indian restaurant – 12th April
Posted on 1st March 2012

Members and friends are invited to meet in restaurants in and around Glebe, usually on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm, to eat and talk with other people who live in Glebe. We visit a different restaurant each month, with varying cuisines. Our next event will be on Thursday 12th April when we will share a meal at Darbar, 134 Glebe Point Road. Please email Edwina Doe or call her on 9660 7066 at least 24 hours before the dinner to let her know if you are coming, or if you are likely to be late.
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Good Neighbourhood BBQ at Foley Park – 4th March

Good Neighbourhood BBQ at Foley Park – 4th March
Posted on 28th February 2012

The City of Sydney is holding another of it very popular “Good Neighbourhood” BBQs this Sunday, 4th March, at Foley Park, from 11am till 2pm. The event will feature the Crocodile Encounters Reptile Show, live music, children’s activities, a free BBQ, and information on safety and security initiatives in your area. All are welcome.
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David Mander-Jones – Memorial Service 16th Feb

David Mander-Jones – Memorial Service 16th Feb
Posted on 18th January 2012

A memorial service will be held for David Mander-Jones on Thursday 16th February at the Record Reign Hall, in St Johns Road, Glebe (opposite the Fire Station). The service will commence at 2.30 p.m. All are welcome as we try our best to celebrate a person who was very much loved, and a life very well lived. David, a member of the Glebe Society and the Managment Committee for many years, died on 5th July 2011, aged 75 years. David was a charming, engaging man, and he is missed by many.
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Glebe Society Christmas Cocktail Party – 2nd Dec

Glebe Society Christmas Cocktail Party – 2nd Dec
Posted on 15th November 2011

The Glebe Society has its annual Christmas event every December, and this year it will be held in the grounds of historic Toxteth House, i.e. St Scholatica’s College. Christmas drinks and canapes will be served on the elegant verandah and (weather permitting) on the lawns of Toxteth House, in Avenue Road, Glebe.  Read more »