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‘In Focus’ photo competition, July 2024
Posted on 1st July 2024

This month, four diverse photos were submitted. Mary Regan’s ‘Winter Sunrise Blackwattle Bay’ captures the bay’s tranquil beauty at dawn; Dale Dengate’s ‘A different angle on Blackwattle Bay’ is a jumble of structures of a modern working harbour; Caroline Lipovsky’s ‘Tree culling on a eucalyptus above Wigram Lane’ showcases an arborist at work amid colourful flora, while Lyn Collingwood’s ‘Montrose’ captures a blend of old and new architecture on a winter’s day.

‘Set in Stone’ – music for piano four hands
Posted on 1st July 2024

This is a special Glebe Music Festival concert by Michael Tsalka and Diana Weston performing music for piano four hands on harpsichords and piano.

Gleebooks has moved back to its original premises, now renovated
Posted on 1st May 2024

Gleebooks took possession of the fine freestanding building at 49 Glebe Point Road in 1989, drawing a line under the chequered history of one of Glebe’s largest commercial buildings. The Glebe Society was a staunch and active supporter of the bookshop, aiding negotiations with Council. The re-opening is a significant occasion.

Next Players in the Pub
Posted on 27th March 2024

The next Players in the Pub features a 1946 play with particular relevance to current world events. First performed in March 1946, The Shepherd and the Hunter deals with British/Jewish/Arab relations at that time, two years before the State of Israel was declared.

Pietro Locatto (guitar) and Martina Biondio (cello) are Duo Evocaciones (Photo:

Glebe Music Festival 2024 and Autumn Concert
Posted on 27th March 2024

The Glebe Music Festival starts early this year. The main Festival takes place as usual in November, but this year, a Special Autumn Concert of works by Spanish composers – played on guitar and cello by Duo Evocaciones – is scheduled for April.

Glebe’s artistic community
Posted on 1st November 2023

There’s a long list of famous names, iconic films, and popular TV series associated with Glebe. As Wendy Blackett reminds us, even Cliff Hardy, the fictional detective of Peter Coriss’s novels lived in Glebe.

The 2023 Glebe Art Show
Posted on 29th October 2023

What is the Character of Glebe? Fourteen artists attempted an answer to that question at the 2023 Annual Glebe Art Show.

Next Players in the Pub – 17 October 2023
Posted on 5th October 2023

‘The Admirable Crichton’ will be performed at the next Players in the Pub. Tuesday 17th October.

34th Annual Glebe Music Festival
Posted on 5th October 2023

In its 34th year, the Glebe Music Festival is just around the corner. Check out the Festival’s website for information about this year’s bumper program (nine concerts!). The Glebe Town Hall is the venue for three of the concerts.

The Glebe Art Show 2023
Posted on 28th August 2023

A prize of $3000 will go to the winner of this year’s Glebe Art Show. And there’s $500 to be won for the Character of Glebe competition.

Players in the Pub: The Shadow of a Doubt
Posted on 28th August 2023

Next production from Players in the Pub: The Shadow of a Doubt, by Edith Wharton

In focus: members’ photo competition
Posted on 2nd August 2023

Shutterbugs rejoice! The Glebe Society announces an annual photo competition. Here’s a chance for Society members with a camera to enter a competition for the best photo of Glebe or Forest Lodge.

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

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.

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.

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.

2022 Glebe Art Show @ Tramsheds, 23-26 June
Posted on 7th June 2022

Now in its 25th year, the Glebe Art Show returns to the Tramsheds at the end of June after a two-year COVID absence. Entries are now being accepted online via the Glebe Art Show website, from artists in the City of Sydney and Inner West Council local government areas. We look forward to welcoming you to what we believe will be our best ever Show. Come along to celebrate the Glebe Art Show’s return and support local artists.

NAIDOC Week 2022 and book launch
Posted on 11th June 2022

On July 7 during NAIDOC Week, Gleebooks is hosting the launch of Yvonne Weldon’s new book, Sixty-Seven Days. Yvonne Weldon, a Wiradjuri woman who grew up in Sydney, was elected in 2021 to the City of Sydney Council, the first Aboriginal person on Council since its establishment in 1842. She was named NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year in 2022. NAIDOC Week this year is from 3 to 10 July and the theme this year is ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

A Glebe first – Mobile parklet wins Sustainability Award
Posted on 6th June 2022

Readers may remember the ‘parklet’ that popped up outside six Glebe Point Rd venues in 2015. The parklet was a cut-down shipping container modified to provide outdoor seating surrounded by potted greenery. Late last year, the mobile parklet won Architecture & Design’s Public, Urban and Landscape Sustainability Award.

Blue Plaque nominations for Glebe and Forest Lodge (continued)
Posted on 6th April 2022

The Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre was established in 1975 at St James Hall, 153 Bridge Road, Glebe as a full-time training program to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to take up professional dance. It launched the careers of many dancers and performers, and raised the profile of Aboriginal dance on the international stage. The Glebe Society has nominated St James Hall to have a Blue Plaque commemorating this history.

Players in the Pub: April 2022
Posted on 6th April 2022

A Hollywood tale of love and greed with Nicholas Papademetriou, Love and Greed in Iverstown, at The Friend in Hand on 27 April,

Artists@Work along our Glebe foreshore
Posted on 4th March 2022

The Glebe Art Show Committee came up with the brilliant idea of inviting local artists to work en plein air as part of the first Glebe Art Walk at four locations along the Glebe foreshore, on February 6th. Following its success and the buzz created, a second Glebe Art Walk is planned for September this year.

Who filmed in your street?
Posted on 22nd December 2021

Glebe and Forest Lodge have featured in a huge number of films, TV programs, documentaries, newsreels and advertisements.

The 32nd annual Glebe Music Festival 2021
Posted on 6th November 2021

COVID restrictions have lifted in good time for the 32nd Annual Glebe Music Festival to go ahead. Five concerts will be happening in Glebe between 7th and 28th November. Details here.

Laneway art
Posted on 4th October 2021

Some stunning art in Boyce Lane Glebe

Glebe Public School brightens up Glebe
Posted on 6th October 2021

Glebe Public School fence display on Glebe Point Road.

Do you have a photo of this Glebe sign?
Posted on 4th October 2021

Do you have a photo – taken before 2008 – of the eye-catching sign on the side of Glebe Point Pharmacy?

32nd Annual Glebe Music Festival
Posted on 6th October 2021

The 2021 Glebe Music Festival will take place in November, under the direction of artistic director, David Mcintosh.

Paintings of Glebe by artist Sonia Mattson
Posted on 6th October 2021

A series of oil paintings inspired by places in Glebe, by local artist Sonia Mattson.

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