The website for the Glebe Society Community Festival is now up and running and can be accessed at https://glebesociety.org.au/50th_anniversary_festival/

Information on the website will be added to and updated every week from now until the Festival ends on 30 June.  Soon you’ll find descriptions of the exhibition and the various events along with other useful information. This will be your key source of the latest Festival information.

Alex Tyrrell envisaging the Exhibition that will fully occupy this empty space at the Tramsheds in the last week of June (image: Judy Vergison)

Festival Launch Party – Sunday 23 June 4.30–7pm

The Festival Launch Party will be a beautiful occasion with, a perfect balance between party fun and a sense of occasion befitting a golden anniversary. (We wouldn’t be surprised if that balance started to shift a little when the champagne starts flowing)!

As you can imagine, there are many, many people who have been important to the Glebe Society over the last 50 years, and we’re pleased that quite a number of our founding committee members are still with us and able to come to the Launch Party; as are many of our past-presidents. There are also a good number of ‘friends’ of the Glebe Society – from the local community and further afield – whom we are looking forward to welcoming. And last but not least, of course, are you, our current members. Sadly, there isn’t room for everybody, so ticket numbers are limited – and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Keep an eye on your email for your invitation to the Launch Party. The invitation will direct you to the Glebe Society’s Eventbrite page for booking. Member-only bookings open on 10 May. As usual, if needed, bookings can be made by email or phone – details of how to do this will be in your invitation.

The ticket price is being finalised and will be subsidised by the Society – hopefully making this event accessible to all our members.

Sponsorship and donations

We’ve received some great donations towards the Festival, both from local businesses and from members. We could certainly do with more, though! So, if you would like to donate, please contact Jane Gatwood, Treasurer on treasurer@glebesociety.org.au or phone her on 0488 118 355.

If you are involved with a business that would like to become a sponsor, we have a range of sponsorship packages to choose from. For more information, contact us at 50th@glebesociety.org.au