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St Helen’s Open Day
Posted on 30th April 2023

St Helen’s Community Centre Open Day Friday 12 May: Enjoy a light lunch and hear from local community groups and organisations about services and activities you’ll want to know about.

2023 Glebe Annual Book Sale
Posted on 27th March 2023

Support Glebe Public School by buying some books at the Glebe Annual Book Sale, 1-2 April

Postcode 2037 in Facts and Figures
Posted on 27th March 2023

Historian Lyn Collingwood has been taking a closer look at what the census tells us about how the people of postcode 2037 have changed over the years. Shock! Horror! In the 2021 census 61% of the population opted for ‘no religious affiliation’. And adults with a Bachelor degree or above totalled 54.5% of the population – nearly double the State average.

Centipede Needs Your Help
Posted on 27th February 2023

Centipede is an out-of-school hours program operating at Glebe Public School, providing an essential service available to all children in the Glebe community. Centipede reflects the diversity of the community, with a large number of families coming from lower socioeconomic households.

International Women’s Day Cultural Food Experience
Posted on 27th February 2023

To celebrate International Women’s Day a gathering has been planned at St Helen’s Community Centre on Wednesday 8 March from 11.45am to 3.00pm. Numbers are limited – you’ll need to book.

Welcoming the Year of the Water Rabbit
Posted on 27th February 2023

Residents and visitors to Glebe may be aware of the Sze Yup Temple at the northern end of the suburb between Victoria Road and Eglington Lane. As historian Lyn Collingwood relates in this article, the spiritual and cultural centre was thronged with visitors in February to celebrate the Chinese New Year

Thank you, Keiran! All the best for the future
Posted on 14th December 2022

The Glebe Society has great respect for the way Keiran Kevans, outgoing Coordinator of Glebe Youth Service, has brought together so many community groups in Glebe. Keiran reflects on his time at GYS and its growing role in the community.

Glebe Public School: Call out for musical instruments!

Glebe Public School: Call out for musical instruments!
Posted on 30th November 2022

Do you have any woodwind or brass instruments lurking in a cupboard unused? Glebe Public School is looking for donations to get a band program started next year.

Demonstration against demolition of public housing in Wentworth Park Rd
Posted on 2nd October 2022

On 17 September, Hands Off Glebe held a demonstration to protest against the demolition of 17 public housing units at 82 Wentworth Park Rd by the NSW Land and Housing Corporation. Speakers called for existing public housing estates to be upgraded and repaired and for the social and urban fabric of Glebe to be respected, and for the NSW Government to stop ‘cannibalising’ public housing.

A new community centre for Forest Lodge?
Posted on 8th August 2022

Pyrmont Community Centre is temporarily using the Harold Park Community Hall while their premises are closed for renovations. Mary Mortimer brings us up to speed on the Pyrmont Community Centre so we can get to know our new, if temporary, neighbours.

Players in the Pub: 24 August 2022
Posted on 9th August 2022

Players in the Pub is performing ‘Shakespeare’s Mothers: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know’ by Kath Perry, after William Shakespeare.

What the 2021 Census says about Glebe and Forest Lodge
Posted on 9th August 2022

According to the 2021 Census, a typical resident of postcode 2037 might be described as a young- to middle-aged woman renting a flat or terrace and unlikely to have a car. If she is studying, she is probably at university. Very likely to have been born overseas, she is unlikely to be religious, married or living with children.

33rd Annual Glebe Music Festival – Saturday 4 November to Sunday 27 November
Posted on 7th July 2022

The 33rd Annual Glebe Music Festival will take place from Saturday 4 November to Sunday 27 November. The program this year consists of eight concerts, ranging from blues to baroque. See the program and booking links.

Glebe Art Show 2022 – Character of Glebe Prize
Posted on 6th July 2022

This year’s Glebe Art Show had176 entries from local artists in Glebe, Forest Lodge and the Inner West – and record sales! The Character of Glebe prize, sponsored by the Glebe Society, was awarded to Julie Keech for her watercolour, Glebe Point Rd, Streetscape.

Harold Park Community Hall to host Pyrmont Community Centre
Posted on 7th July 2022

Community spaces – centres, town halls, libraries – belong to us, and must operate for our benefit; they should not be treated by Council as revenue raisers. Friends of Pyrmont Community Centre are celebrating a victory in their campaign for an alternative home while Pyrmont Community Centre closes for 70 weeks for renovations. Many of its regular events are moving to the Harold Park Community Hall at the Tramsheds. Glebeites and Forest Lodgers are welcome to attend.

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