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Save the Date: 2022 Christmas Party
Posted on 12th September 2022

The Glebe Society’s 2022 Christmas Party will take place on Sunday 11 December. More details to come.

33rd Annual Glebe Music Festival
Posted on 14th September 2022

The 33rd Annual Glebe Music Festival will take place from Friday 4 November to Sunday 27 November. At this year’s Festival, eight concerts are scheduled. Two concerts are highlighted this month: Home and Hearth by Thoroughbass and Florid Sentiments by Austral Harmony.

Coming up: AGM on 11 Sept and Christmas Party on 11 Dec
Posted on 8th September 2022

Members are all welcome at our AGM on Sunday 11 Sept. Are you passionate about Glebe or Forest Lodge? Find out more about joining our Management Committee or one of our special interest subcommittees? And save the date for our Christmas Party on 11 December.

The Glebe Society Community Festival now has its own website!
Posted on 9th August 2022

Check out the website devoted to those eight memorable days of the Society’s 50th anniversary celebration. View a detailed snapshot of the activities and achievements of the Glebe Society over its 50-year history, through poster and photographic exhibitions, publications, videos, talks, walks and performances …

Glebe Society Guided Walk: ‘Radical Glebe’ – a report
Posted on 7th July 2022

The ‘Radical Glebe’ Guided Walk took place on 5 July. Meredith Bergmann, along with her long-term student friends and fellow activists Helen Randerson and Heather Goodall, shared their personal insights and contributions to the many aspects of Glebe during the 60s and 70s.

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Guided Walks Program 2022 – Exploring Glebe and surrounds
Posted on 22nd December 2021

Glebe and Forest Lodge are great places to walk to see heritage streetscapes, significant historical buildings, the foreshore walk, parklands and to learn about a rich social and industrial history. See our program of Guided Walks for 2022.

Event Report: Harold Park to Rozelle Bay: layers of history and renewal
Posted on 8th April 2022

On 17 March, thirteen people joined Jan Macindoe for an afternoon stroll to learn about the history and development of the Tramsheds and the extensive tram network in Sydney, the recent naturalisation of Johnstons Creek, the construction and destruction of the Harold Park Raceway, the construction of the railway viaduct now used for light rail, and the reclamation of the creek alongside the Harold Park apartment development.

A foreshore journey with an ecological theme – Glebe Society Guided Walk
Posted on 6th April 2022

A report on a fascinating guided walk in March that focussed on the Blackwattle Bay foreshore and the ecology of the area.

Report on a Glebe Society Guided Walk: ‘The Good the Bad and the Ugly …’
Posted on 7th March 2022

The Glebe Society’s 2022 program of Guided Walks kicked off on 6 February with a walk led by our President, Ian Stephenson. This walk, titled The Good the Bad and the Ugly: a hundred years of infill housing in Glebe took us on a stroll through the Lyndhurst, St Phillips and Bishopthorpe Estates.

Glebe & Forest Lodge 9th Annual Spring Bird Survey 2021
Posted on 9th December 2021

The 2021 annual bird survey was held later than usual as a result of uncertainties regarding gatherings due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, it was also our largest team of surveyors with 20 people taking part, counting birds in 11 different parts of Glebe and Forest Lodge. 970 individuals from 28 species were observed.

Conservation and Change in the St Phillips estate, a talk by Philip Thalis
Posted on 16th December 2021

The starting point for good urban design lies in a deep understanding of how an area has evolved over time,, said architect and urban planner Philip Thalis, in a recent talk about the evolution of the St Phillips area of Glebe and ways in which future development could echo existing streetscapes and foster social connections between residents.

Report on the Lord Mayoral Candidate’s Debate 2021
Posted on 22nd December 2021

On Saturday 20 November, the Glebe Society hosted a debate by the six City of Sydney Lord Mayoral candidates. Over 130 people attended in person and online. Before the debate all the candidates provided written responses setting out their position on key areas affecting Glebe. See the candidates’ answers.

Candidates for Lord Mayor on key issues affecting Glebe
Posted on 30th November 2021

The six candidates for Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney Council took part in a debate hosted by the Glebe Society on November 20. They also provided written answers to the Glebe Society’s questions on key issues affecting Glebe.

2021 Christmas Event
Posted on 30th November 2021

The Glebe Society’s Christmas event will be held at Beckett’s Bar & Dining on Tuesday 7th December (5.30-7.30 pm).  Book now to avoid missing out!

A talk and walk around the St Phillips estate area of Glebe, 28 November
Posted on 11th November 2021

City of Sydney Councillor and architect Philip Thalis will give a talk about the design principles which should be applied to any development in the St Phillip’s estate area of Glebe, to take account of its overall character. Followed by a walk around the estate.

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