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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.

Caroline Jones and the Glebe Estate, ‘This Day Tonight’ 1972
Posted on 10th June 2022

In 1972 when she was a reporter on the ABC’s ‘This Day Tonight,’ Caroline Jones’s report on the Glebe Estate shocked viewers, many of whom were seeing for the first time what living in poverty looked like in Australia. The landlord, the Anglican Church thought that the best solution to its problem was to sell the Estate to developers, knocking down the historic cottages without concern for the community that had taken root there. Thanks to Tom Uren that did not occur and it was bought by the government. Unfortunately, today it’s not safe from further predations by developers, while the current NSW Government turns a blind eye to ‘demolition by neglect’.

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.

Glebe’s Blue Plaque nominations, Part 4: Elsie Women’s Refuge
Posted on 10th June 2022

The fourth site nominated by the Glebe Society for a Blue Plaque is Elsie Women’s Refuge at 73-75 Westmoreland St, Glebe. It was the first women’s refuge to open in Australia. In September 2021 the NSW Government called for communities to nominate places linked to notable personalities and events for recognition as part of the NSW Blue Plaques program.

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.

Because of you we were able to help so many families!
Posted on 12th June 2022

Thanks to the generosity of the Glebe Society donations last year, the Glebe Youth Service was able to provide food relief to many families in need in Glebe through 2021, including food hampers and cooked meals, an essential shop and drop program and Coles e-gift cards.

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,

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