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Latest photos by Philip Vergison
Posted on 8th April 2021

Recent photos of Glebe and surrounds by Phil Vergison.

New artwork on Glebe Foreshore Walk
Posted on 11th August 2021

A wonderful new artwork highlights the special place of Glebe Rowing Club on Blackwattle Bay and adds a new point of interest to the foreshore walk.

Gleebooks offers free postage during lockdown
Posted on 12th July 2021

In City of Sydney and Inner West LGAs

New Book Lifts the Lid on Greyhound Racing and Government
Posted on 2nd January 2021

Ted McKeown reviews Max Solling’s latest book: Going to the Dogs: A History of Greyhound Racing in New South Wales.

Glebe Society’s Aleppo pine has been on the move
Posted on 1st January 2021

In 2015, the Glebe Society donated a Gallipoli Pine to the University of Sydney and it was planted by the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence, on the eve of Anzac Day 2015. Unfortunately, the site where the sapling was planted was right in the middle of what was to become the Chau Chak Wing Museum, which unites the Nicholson and Macleay Museums and the University art collection under one roof. So ‘our’ pine was sent away on an extended vacation but has now been replanted near the main University gate and in front of the new Museum.

EVENT: 31st Annual Glebe Music Festival, November 21-22
Posted on 4th November 2020

The three concerts for this year’s Glebe Music Festival will occur at St John’s Church (corner St John’s Rd and Glebe Point Rd). Entry will be free of charge but bookings are essential on TryBooking.

Norma Hawkins receives Honorary Fellowship from UNSW
Posted on 4th November 2020

The University of NSW has awarded Norma Hawkins with an Honorary Fellowship. Norma is a member of the Glebe Society and active member of the Blue Wren Subcommittee.

Book review
Posted on 3rd September 2020

Vrasidas Karalis, The Glebe Point Road Blues: In Prose and Verse, Sydney, Australia (Brandl & Schlesinger 2019). Reviewed by Sybil Jack This is not my Glebe Point Rd. Nor are his blues my music despite the efforts of the many shifting cafes. There are places I think I know but the whole is unfamiliar. Forty […]

Local, Brooke Green, wins national composition prize
Posted on 1st September 2020

by Virginia Simpson-Young, 1 August 2020 Congratulations to Glebe local, Brooke Green, who won the 2019 Jonathan Blakeman National Composition Prize for her work, From the Heart. Brooke Green was inspired by an issue of national importance. From the Heart is inspired by the ongoing contention in politics and the media surrounding the Uluru Statement […]

31st Annual Glebe Music Festival
Posted on 1st September 2020

The Artistic Director of the Glebe Music Festival, Dr E. David McIntosh AM AMusA, is also an infectious diseases specialist and vaccinologist. He is based in London, Amsterdam and Brasilia, and is currently developing vaccines against the pandemic coronavirus. Because of the travel restrictions to and from Australia, David has had to cancel the visits […]

Bob Connolly remembers local opposition to the Hereford Lodge YHA
Posted on 1st September 2020

Bob Connolly was living across the road from the Hereford Lodge YHA in the early 1990s. Our editor interviewed him about action taken by a group of locals to address the problems arising from a large YHA in a residential street:

Glebe Community COVID Souvenir Sing
Posted on 30th June 2020

30 June 2020 Download the lyrics sheet here. Our Bulletin for July 2020, gives details of the wonderful initiative of Liz and Albert Lecoanet. If you’d like more details – check out the Bulletin here.

Glebe Art Show

Glebe Art Show 2020
Posted on 3rd June 2020

The Glebe Society has been informed that the Glebe Art Show committee has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s (2020) Glebe Art Show. Fiona Verge, Secretary, said they made this decision because, due to COVID-19, the organisers could not be certain that public gatherings will be allowed later in the year. She said […]

Glebe Music Festival 2020
Posted on 18th May 2020

Assuming it can go ahead, the 31st Annual Glebe Music Festival will take place from 1 to 22 November 2020. It will feature: trumpet and organ in an ‘Enchanted Evening’ with the Nexas saxophone quartet and harpist Emily Granger; Austral Harmony in a concert entitled ‘Floral Sentiments’; Thoroughbass performing Scandinavian folksongs and folksongs re-imagined by […]

Josie & the Emeralds perform at Glebe Town Hall 20th March

Josie & the Emeralds perform at Glebe Town Hall 20th March
Posted on 11th March 2016

Josie and the Emeralds in “The Equinox”: Chamber Hall at the Glebe Town Hall, 160 St John’s Road, Glebe, Sunday 20th March at 2pm. Music from 17th century Europe and 21st century Australia, by Hume, Byrd, Morley, Dowland, Edwards, Kats-Chernin, and the premiere of “Reza Barati” by Brooke Green. And celebrating 400 years since Dirk Hartog’s Dutch expedition […]

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