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Featured events

Glebe Art Show 2014

Saturday 06 September to Saturday 13 September 2014

The Glebe Art Show is held annually over 10 days .Entrants must live or work within Glebe or neighbouring suburbs, and be at least 18 years of age.

2014 Surry Hills Festival - an event of Stories, Love & Tales

Saturday 27 September 2014

Parks, pop up spaces, eateries and venues hosting bold contemporary art and design installations, live music, performances, creative studio tours, and more.

Architecture On Show: Architecture and Scale: Small is Beautiful

Saturday 30 August 2014

Eoghan Lewis Architect and founder of the Sydney Architecture Walks will focus on how we perceive and understand the relationship of people and the built environment in the multitude of scales present in the city.

Excel basics @ Customs House

Monday 01 September 2014

Learn to use Microsoft Excel 2007 to create spreadsheets—an easy way to create budgets, complex lists, or track data.

Late Night Library @ Haymarket: Rant

Wednesday 03 September 2014

Got something to get off your chest? Then dammit, get up on that soapbox! Join professional ranters, writers and comedians as they tell us what they really think.

Ketupat Making Workshop

Wednesday 03 September 2014

The use of woven young palm leaves (janur) as a pouch to cook food is widespread in Indonesia. In this workshop you will learn how to make Ketupat pouches.

Late Night Library @ Surry Hills: Stories of Sydney

Thursday 04 September 2014

Stories of Sydney is a collaboration between Sweatshop and Seizure. It celebrates the diversity that exists in this city.

How Easy Was That? @ Surry Hills Library

Tuesday 09 September to Tuesday 09 September 2014

Have you always had a desire to make your own sweet treats but didn’t know where to start? Join local librarians and amateur bakers Paul & Kathy who will be demonstrating how easy and cheap it is to make quick and tasty treats.

Authors up the Cross: Only the Animals with Geordie Williamson and Ceridwen Dovey

Wednesday 10 September 2014

Join Geordie Williamson, chief literary critic of The Australian, when he talks to Ceridwen Dovey about her new book Only The Animals.

Creative Glebe: Glebe Art Show Judge's Talk & Viewing

Wednesday 10 September 2014

Join Glebe Art Show Judge, Ian Chapman, as he discusses the works in this year’s show and his selection process.