Disability-inclusive events

Disability-inclusive events

Disability-inclusive events

Sydney prides itself on accessibility and inclusion – whether you’re looking for adventure or culture, there’s plenty of disability-inclusive activities going on in our city.

What's On

Disabiltiy inclusive events and facilities

Disability-inclusive events and programs provide equitable opportunities for people who live, work and visit the City of Sydney to enjoy and participate in social and cultural events the city has to offer.

There are a range of disability-inclusive events and programs within the City of Sydney. Activities range from arts and culture to education, sport, recreation and social programs and events. Check out all of our disability-inclusive events and programs on our What’s On website.

Events and programs listed feature include features such as mobility access, audio description, Auslan, hearing loops, closed captions, braille and more, providing opportunities for everyone to join in.

If you are an organisation that runs inclusive events or programs, we would love you to register your activity. Simply register your event with What’s On for free and tag it as ‘disability inclusive’.  

How to make your event disability-inclusive 

The City has developed guidelines that outline key access and inclusion considerations that should be referred to when planning and delivering events within City venues and outdoor spaces.

If you would like to view these guidelines or know more about how to make your event disability-inclusive you can access our disability-inclusive guidelines.

Facility access features

You can download accessibility information about our community venues, sports facilities and parks.

Other disability-inclusive activities to do in Sydney

Read about other disability-inclusive activities to explore in Sydney.

  • What’s on: Disability-inclusive events
  • Sports skills for life
    Tuesday 6 August 2019
  • Book now – free

    A free and inclusive multi sports skill based exercise program for all abilities and ages.

    Contact the event organiser for more details.

    Peter Forsyth Auditorium
    Tuesdays, 10am to 11am

    Tuesday 23 July to Tuesday 24 September 2019


    Free
  • New Moves with OWN
    Monday 16 September 2019
  • Book now

    New Moves is a fun, gentle mixed movement class specifically designed for the mature female body.

    New Moves addresses physical, emotional and psychological health. Every class is a surprise, so you can join anytime. All ages and fitness levels welcome.

    Laughter guaranteed – come on, give it a go!

    Older Women's Network - Newtown Wellness Centre
    Mondays, 2.30pm to 4pm

    Monday 22 July to Monday 23 September 2019


    Standard: $12
    Concession: $10
  • Chair yoga in Glebe
    Monday 16 September 2019
  • Chair yoga can be practiced by almost anyone at any age.

    The entry level requirement for practicing yoga in a chair is simply the ability to breathe and to sit upright while gently moving the torso and limbs.

    St Helen's Community Centre
    Mondays, 9am to 9.45am

    Monday 4 February to Monday 30 December 2019


    Free
  • Basketball at Alexandria Park
    Monday 16 September 2019
  • Come down to Alexandria Park basketball courts (opposite the community school) for some friendly games of basketball.

    Every Monday 3pm to 5pm.

    Free barbecue and drinks provided. All skill levels welcome.

    Call Lochlan on 8512 8003 for more information.

    Alexandria Park
    Mondays, 3pm to 5pm

    Monday 2 September to Monday 30 September 2019


    Free
  • Mixed Monday lunchtime basketball at Ultimo
    Monday 16 September 2019
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier! Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals. Officiated games of 13 minute halves are played weekly. All teams must provide their own uniform.

    Please visit the website for registration and competition start dates.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Mondays, 12pm to 2pm

    Monday 21 January to Monday 23 December 2019

    Closed public holidays


    Per team: $525
  • Mixed Monday evening futsal at Ultimo
    Monday 16 September 2019
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier!

    Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals. Officiated games of 13 minute halves are played weekly.

    All teams must provide their own uniform.

    Please visit the website for registration and competition start dates.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Mondays, 6pm to 8pm

    Monday 21 January to Monday 16 December 2019

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525
  • Casual basketball at Ultimo Community Centre
    Monday 16 September 2019
  • Book now

    Every afternoon from Monday to Friday, you can head on down to Ultimo Community Centre to play casual basketball.

    Contact the organiser if you would like to know more about this event.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Mondays to Thursdays, 3pm to 6pm
    Fridays, 3pm to 8pm

    Monday 7 January to Friday 20 December 2019

    Closed public holidays


    Per person: $4
  • Mixed Monday lunchtime netball at Ultimo
    Monday 16 September 2019
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier!

    Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals. Officiated games of 13 minute halves are played weekly.

    All teams must provide their own uniform.

    Please follow website for registration and competition start dates.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Mondays, 12pm to 2pm

    Monday 21 January to Monday 23 December 2019

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525
  • Table tennis at Ultimo
    Monday 16 September 2019
  • Book now – free

    Come on down to Ultimo Community Centre to play casual table tennis any day of the week.

    Ultimo Community Centre currently has 6 tables available for anyone and any age group.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Weekdays, 10am to 8pm
    Weekends, 10am to 4pm

    Monday 7 January to Sunday 22 December 2019

    Closed public holidays


    Free
  • Men's Tuesday evening futsal at Ultimo
    Tuesday 17 September 2019
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier!

    Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals. Officiated games of 13 minute halves are played weekly.

    All teams must provide their own uniform.

    Please visit the website for registration and competition start dates.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Tuesdays, 6pm to 8pm

    Tuesday 15 January to Tuesday 17 December 2019

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525
  • DIY Reflective Bicycle Accessory Craft Workshop
    Tuesday 17 September 2019
  • Book now

    A special Sydney Rides workshop brought to you by the bright folks at Bicycle Garden and MonkeeSee.

    Using all kinds of multi-media reflective and high vis materials including donated materials from MonekeeSee’s studio, we will help you to create reflective and fluro accessories for your bike and/or you to wear.

    A great workshop if you plan to attend Light the City or just increase your visibility on the street.

    Expect this one to book up quickly!

    Sydney Park Cycling Centre
    Tuesday 17 September 2019 from 6pm to 9pm
    general: $10.00
  • Mixed Tuesday lunchtime futsal at Ultimo
    Tuesday 17 September 2019
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier!

    Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals. Officiated games of 13 minute halves are played weekly.

    All teams must provide their own uniform.

    Please visit website for registration and competition start dates.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Tuesdays, 12pm to 2pm

    Tuesday 15 January to Tuesday 17 December 2019

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525
  • Police Safety Talk
    Tuesday 17 September 2019
  • Redfern Police Crime Prevention Officer will present a talk on living safely in the community.

    There will be time for Q and A.

    Cliff Noble Community Centre
    Tuesday 17 September 2019 from 10am to 11am
    Free
  • Lunchtime futsal competitions at Ultimo
    Tuesday 17 September 2019
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Make new friends through sport!

    Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier!

    Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals. Officiated games of 13 minute halves are played weekly.

    All teams must provide their own uniform and shinpads.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12pm to 2pm

    Tuesday 15 January to Thursday 19 December 2019

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525
  • Mixed Tuesday evening futsal at Ultimo
    Tuesday 17 September 2019
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier!

    Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals, and is officiated games of 13 minute halves played weekly.

    All teams must provide their own uniform.

    Please visit website for registration and competition start dates.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Tuesdays, 6pm to 8pm

    Tuesday 15 January to Tuesday 17 December 2019

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525
  • Gentle exercise in Alexandria
    Tuesday 17 September 2019
  • Gentle exercise is a great way to improve physical flexibility and strength in a small group environment.

    The program is especially designed to suit older people and people with mobility and balance issues. It is run by a qualified teacher who is sensitive to your needs and level of physical ability.

    The class is relaxed and friendly. We welcome newcomers.

    Cliff Noble Community Centre
    Tuesdays, 11am to 12pm
    Thursdays, 10.30am to 11.30am

    Tuesday 30 January 2018 to Thursday 12 December 2019


    Ticket: $2
  • Pottery and ceramics class at Ultimo
    Tuesday 17 September 2019
  • Book now

    Come down and learn how to work with clay.

    Our ceramic classes run in 10 week blocks and have an informal structure with guidance and support offered on request of participants.

    We encourage everyone to combine slab and hand building with wheel work. In this class, you will learn and go through the whole process from building to the final firing.

    We also encourage participants to come along to each class with loads of ideas such as drawings, pictures and references to other artists work to get started.

    Contact the centre to book.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6pm to 8pm

    Tuesday 15 January to Wednesday 18 December 2019

    Closed public holidays


    Standard: $224
    Concession: $170
  • Drumming workshop for older women
    Wednesday 18 September 2019
  • Book now

    Drumming is for everyone! Improve your coordination and reduce stress.

    Connect with the rhythms of nature while connecting with your own rhythms and those of the group with other older women.

    No experience or drum required!

    Older Women's Network - Newtown Wellness Centre
    Wednesdays, 11.30am to 12.30pm

    Wednesday 24 July to Wednesday 25 September 2019


    Standard: $10
    Concession: $7
  • Ukulele workshop for older women
    Wednesday 18 September 2019
  • Book now

    The happiest instrument in the world!

    It’s easy, fun and you’ll be playing a sweet song in no time!

    No experience needed. Ukes provided for all classes.

    Come and give it a go in a relaxed, fun environment for Older Women.

    Older Women's Network - Newtown Wellness Centre
    Wednesdays, 1pm to 2pm

    Wednesday 24 July to Wednesday 25 September 2019

    Runs weekly until Wednesday 25 September


    Standard: $10
    Concession: $7
  • Men's Wednesday lunchtime basketball at Ultimo
    Wednesday 18 September 2019
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier!

    Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals. Officiated games of 13 minute halves are played weekly.

    All teams must provide their own uniform.

    Please visit the website for registration and competition start dates.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Wednesdays, 12pm to 2pm

    Wednesday 23 January to Wednesday 18 December 2019

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525
  • Zumba Gold for older adults
    Wednesday 18 September 2019
  • Zumba Gold is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto ‘Beto’ Perez during the 1990s.

    The class uses Latin music and simple movement to improve flexibility, strength and balance.

    It is suited for all ages and is a fun way to socialise and stay young.

    Cliff Noble Community Centre
    Wednesdays, 1pm to 2pm

    Wednesday 31 January 2018 to Wednesday 11 December 2019


    Ticket: $2.00
  • Men's Wednesday evening futsal at Ultimo
    Wednesday 18 September 2019
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier!

    Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals, and is officiated games of 13 minute halves played weekly.

    All teams must provide their own uniform.

    Please visit the website for competition and registration start dates.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Wednesdays, 6pm to 8pm

    Wednesday 23 January to Wednesday 18 December 2019

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525
  • Men's Thursday lunchtime futsal at Ultimo
    Thursday 19 September 2019
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier!

    Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals, and is officiated games of 13 minute halves played weekly.

    All teams must provide their own uniform.

    Please visit website for registration and competition start dates.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Thursdays, 12pm to 2pm

    Thursday 24 January to Thursday 19 December 2019

    Closed Public Holidays.


    Per team: $525
  • Men's Thursday evening basketball at Ultimo
    Thursday 19 September 2019
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier!

    Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals, and is officiated games of 13 minute halves played weekly.

    All teams must provide their own uniform.

    Please visit the website for registration and competition start dates.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Thursdays, 6pm to 8pm

    Thursday 24 January to Thursday 19 December 2019

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525
  • Men's Thursday evening futsal at Ultimo
    Thursday 19 September 2019
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier!

    Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals, and is officiated games of 13 minute halves played weekly.

    All teams must provide their own uniform.

    Please visit the website for registration and competition start dates.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Thursdays, 6pm to 8pm

    Thursday 24 January to Thursday 19 December 2019

    Closed Public Holidays.


    Per team: $525
  • Crips & Creeps
    Friday 20 September 2019
  • Book now

    A big welcome to Crips & Creeps, a fully accessible monthly comedy night.

    Crips & Creeps provides a safe and nurturing place for all my fellow underdogs, celebrating those who are deemed ‘different’ due to sexuality, race, religion, gender or disability.

    Each month we will have a fabulous line-up of not only established artists but first-timers too!

    Every show is Auslan interpreted and wheelchair accessible. Bring your mates and come along, if only to learn the Auslan sign for ‘thunder-flaps’.

    107 Projects
    3rd Friday of each month, 6.30pm to 9pm

    Friday 15 February to Friday 20 December 2019


    General entry: $15.00
  • Chair yoga in Alexandria
    Friday 20 September 2019
  • Chair yoga is a gentle way to improve strength, flexibility and mindfulness.

    The class combines yoga whilst sitting on a chair with guided meditation.

    The teacher is highly experienced and has trained in New York with leading practitioners.

    The class is suitable for all ages and levels of physical ability, including those with limited mobility and balance.

    Cliff Noble Community Centre
    Fridays, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

    Friday 2 February 2018 to Friday 13 December 2019


    Ticket: $2.00
  • Auslan and English storytime @ Glebe Library
    Saturday 21 September 2019
  • Join our weekly storytime at Glebe Library in Auslan and English, presented by library staff and the Deaf Society.

    Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers that fosters an early love of reading and social interaction in readiness for school.

    This session is suitable for deaf and hearing children, ages 3 to 5 years.

    Parents or guardians are required to stay during the session.

    Bookings are not required but session numbers are limited so please ensure you arrive early to secure your place.

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Glebe Library
    Saturdays, 2pm to 2.45pm

    Saturday 2 February to Saturday 14 December 2019

    Except Saturday 27 April, Saturday 13 July, Saturday 20 July, Saturday 5 October and Saturday 12 October


    Free
  • Understanding neurodiversity and living with autism
    Wednesday 25 September 2019
  • Book now – free

    Hear experts, including the Brain and Mind Centre’s Professor Adam Guastella, explore how we might create cultures and environments that support neurodiversity, and recognise the varying levels of communication and experiences that can exist for people with autism.

    Join us for a productive conversation about ways we can build pathways to foster learning and communication, from school to the workplace for individuals with autism.

    During Disability Inclusion Week at the University of Sydney, we’re bringing together speakers who work in the area of neurodevelopment and education, to discuss current research and best practice. You will also hear from a University of Sydney student with autism about their experiences and challenges of navigating the education system.

    University of Sydney
    Wednesday 25 September 2019 from 6pm to 7.30pm
    Free
  • Out of the Studio
    Friday 27 September 2019
  • Book now

    2 works in development by emerging choreographers.

    Madonna is an interdisciplinary performance exploring cultural icons, powerhouse women, cultural artefacts and figures of womanhood, sex and power.

    Cosmos is a vivid energetic dreamscape contrasting the material and spiritual realms through movement and projection.

    About the artists

    Emma Harrison and Callum Mooney are two dance theatre practitioners. Out of the Studio is a DirtyFeet program of choreographic development, performance and mentorship.

    OOTS produces high quality dance presentations, developing emerging artists and providing audience development opportunities.

    East Sydney Community and Arts Centre
    Every day, 8pm to 9.30pm

    Friday 27 September to Saturday 28 September 2019


    General Admission: $20
  • Meet and greet a Guide Dog
    Saturday 28 September 2019
  • It’s a Guide Dog gallery takeover as we hand over the lead to Guide Dogs NSW/ACT. Our foyer will play host to several Guide Dogs-in-training as visitors are invited to learn about Guide Dog etiquette, meet trainers and the highly-skilled dogs themselves.

    The MCA is a Guide Dog-friendly space all year round. This is your opportunity to see 2 live demonstrations by Guide Dogs NSW/ACT. Showcasing their techniques, you’ll see Guide Dogs in training as they’re put through their paces, even bypassing tasty treats!

    Museum of Contemporary Art
    Saturday 28 September 2019 from 2pm to 3pm
    Free
  • Autism-friendly gallery viewing and workshop
    Saturday 28 September 2019
  • This gallery opening and workshop has been developed with Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect). The event is inspired by the new film Illuminating the Wilderness (2018) by Project Art Works, which centers on a group of neurodiverse individuals in a remote corner of Scotland.

    Families will join MCA artist educators and Aspect volunteers for creative activities, including visits to current exhibition Shaun Gladwell: Pacific Undertow and Illuminating the Wilderness.

    This is all before heading to the Creative Studios to get hands-on with some art making, including an intimate drawing workshop with Project Art Works in response to the film.

    Alternatively, you can choose your own experience and set your own pace. Find a quiet space, pull up a cushion in the National Centre for Creative Learning or relax in MCA’s immersive Bella Room, and enjoy the current artwork by artist Liam Benson.

    The program is tailored for children on the autism spectrum and their siblings, family and friends to enjoy together. The morning is all about finding creative connections to contemporary art in a fun and relaxed gallery environment, all before the museum opens its doors.

    Museum of Contemporary Art
    Saturday 28 September 2019 from 8.45am to 10.30am
    Free
  • Art is for Everyone weekend
    Saturday 28 September 2019
  • Book now – free

    Art is for everyone at the MCA, with a weekend of events championing people of all abilities.

    We’re celebrating our commitment to making art accessible for everyone by hosting a colourful, jam-packed and free weekend of inclusivity-focused tours, films and workshops. Open to all, you are invited to join in this two-day program as it brings together a diverse and talented array of artists and collaborators to celebrate difference and raise awareness.

    With events open to everyone, drop in for a drawing workshop, meet Guide Dogs, join a tour led by our diverse community or move your body in our wonderful interactive artwork in the Bella Room. Or engage in a range of events specifically tailored for people with disability or access requirements.

    Museum of Contemporary Art
    Saturday 28 September 2019 from 9am to 4.30pm
    Sunday 29 September 2019 from 9am to 4pm
    Free
  • Auslan tour and workshop
    Sunday 29 September 2019
  • Book now – free

    Led by Auslan-fluent MCA artist educators Angie Goto and Sue Wright, this tour will give you new insight into a major MCA exhibition in an interactive environment. This tour will take in the largest survey exhibition to date of Australian artist Shaun Gladwell, best known for his videos representing the body in motion, and Illuminating the Wilderness, a new film by Project Art Works.

    Participants will also join an intimate and collaborative drawing workshop, facilitated by the Project Art Works team and MCA artist educators in response to Illuminating the Wilderness.

    This event is tailored for deaf-identifying adults and their families. Booking is required. To secure your place, email us mail@mca.com.au.

    Tea and coffee is provided.

    This event is part of the Art is for Everyone weekend, a free 2-day celebration of access and inclusion. The event is presented with the The Big Anxiety, Australia’s largest mental health event.

    Auslan is the sign language of the Australian Deaf community. The term Auslan is an acronym of Australian Sign Language.

    Museum of Contemporary Art
    Sunday 29 September 2019 from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
    Free
  • October school holiday tennis camps
    Tuesday 1 October 2019
  • Book now

    All abilities welcome from absolute beginners to high advanced. It doesn’t matter if your child has never played tennis before or whether they just love the game and want to practise their match play skills! We will have coaching and activities suited to all abilities including wheelchair tennis users! There will be lots of fun tennis-based games to improve hand/eye coordination, motor skills and general fitness.

    In the event of wet weather, the fun moves inside and kids can enjoy table tennis, board games, chess or movies. Sometimes we organise an excursion to the Australian Museum.

    Our goal is to ensure children have a great time, make new friends and learn new skills in a safe, relaxed and inclusive environment.

    Prince Alfred Park
    Tuesday 1 October 2019 from 9am to 3pm
    Tuesday 1 October 2019 from 9am to 3pm
    Wednesday 2 October 2019 from 9am to 3pm
    Thursday 3 October 2019 from 9am to 3pm
    Tuesday 8 October 2019 from 9am to 3pm
    Wednesday 9 October 2019 from 9am to 3pm
    Thursday 10 October 2019 from 9am to 3pm
    General day rate: $66
    Member day rate: $49.5
  • Free & Equal: An Australian conversation on Human Rights
    Tuesday 8 October 2019
  • Book now

    It is time for us to talk about the Australia that we want to live in, and how we want our rights and freedoms protected. The Free and Equal conference is the centrepiece of a national conversation about human rights and a once-in-a-decade event.

    We invite you to take part in this national conversation and have your say. Purchase your ticket now to take part in the conference and hear from keynote speaker, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Dr Michelle Bachelet, host Dr Julia Baird and a host of other high-profile experts, including:

    • Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission
    • Professor George Williams AO, Dean of UNSW Law
    • Brooke Boney, Reporter, Today Show
    • Professor Mick Dodson, Northern Territory Treaty Commissioner
    • Craig Foster, Former Socceroo, Broadcaster, Sport and Human Rights Advocate
    • Nyadol Nyuon, award-winning human rights advocate and lawyer
    • Cathy McGowan, former Independent MP, women’s rights advocate and community worker
    • The Hon Catherine Branson AC QC, Chair of the Board of the Human Rights Law Centre and Deputy Chancellor of The University of Adelaide
    • The Hon Susan Ryan AO, Former Age Discrimination and Disability Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission and freelance advocate for the rights of older people
    • Sam Mostyn, Non-Executive Director and Sustainability Advisor
    • Eliza Hull, ABC Producer, Access and Inclusion Coordinator Arena Theatre
    • Marlee Silva, Founder of Tiddas 4 Tiddas
    • Aisheeya Huq, Media Spokesperson, School Strike 4 Climate Action
    • Emily Dash, Artist and advocate
    • Frank Hooper, CEO of Keep Talking NT

    For more information and to book tickets.


    Tuesday 8 October 2019 from 8.30am to 5pm
    Early bird (10% discount): $594
    Small not-for-profit organisations: $324.5
  • Carers Day Out
    Tuesday 15 October 2019
  • Book now – free

    Carers NSW welcomes family and friend carers to join us for a fun-filled day. There’ll be relaxation, wellness activities, live entertainment, information stalls and a barbecue lunch thanks to our friends from the Rapid Relief Team.

    Carers NSW is the peak non-government organisation for carers and a member of the National Network of Carers Associations. Our focus is on improving the lives of carers. A carer is any individual who provides care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, drug and/or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is frail.


    Tuesday 15 October 2019 from 10am to 2pm
    Free
  • The Big Feels Club
    Wednesday 16 October 2019
  • Book now – free

    During Mental Health Month, Green Square Library is hosting The Big Feels Club.

    Ever feel like you’re all alone, even when you’re surrounded by friends?

    If you’re a sensitive cat, it’s easy to feel like you’re doing life ‘wrong’. One of the trickiest issues is navigating the world of making and growing friendships as an adult.

    When you’re sad or scared a lot of the time, having 1 or 2 deep, supportive friendships is vital to your wellbeing. But how do you nurture these relationships, beyond the superficial? How do you take those tiny risks to become better friends with your existing friends? And how do you ‘give back’ to people who help you through tough times?

    Join us for an interactive evening to chat about life, feelings, and finding your tribe.

    This isn’t a therapy session. There’s no unpacking your darkest secrets. It’s more like a philosophy tutorial. Big Feels isn’t a mental health service and doesn’t provide counselling.

    The Big Feels Club
    This Melbourne-based initiative is for anyone trying to make sense of the messiness of being human. Real content about mental health, made by people who’ve been there. Join the club.

    Meet the facilitators

    Honor Eastly
    Artist, mental health advocate, and podcaster, Honor’s heart has a mainline to the internet, to try to help people feel less alone. No Feeling Is Final, Honor’s ABC podcast about her mental health experiences, was named one of the top 3 podcasts of 2018 by The Atlantic.

    Graham Panther
    Writer, talker, and feeler of feelings, Graham has helped build some of the best mental health services in Australia and beyond. He’s all about finding more nourishing ways for people to connect about their messy life stuff.

    Bookings recommended as places are limited.

    This event will be Auslan interpreted.

    Green Square Library
    Wednesday 16 October 2019 from 7.30pm to 9pm
    Free
  • Auslan poetry slam
    Friday 8 November 2019
  • Would you like to develop, perform or watch Auslan-inclusive poetry? Are you keen to learn about Deaf arts and Auslan?

    Then join us for these 2 unique events for Deaf and hearing Auslan users.

    Auslan-inclusive poetry workshop: 6pm–8pm, Friday 8 November

    Develop your own Auslan-inclusive work in this 2-hour poetry workshop facilitated by renowned Auslan performative storyteller Todd Wright. Get expert support and guidance as you develop your own piece. You’ll also get the opportunity to perform, if you would like to, at the open hands poetry showcase.

    Auslan performance poets showcase and open hands event: 6pm–9pm, Friday 22 November

    Experience the power of Auslan poetry as 5 emerging Auslan poets perform their work. Offer your support to budding new performers as audience members take to the stage, including participants from the Auslan-inclusive poetry workshop.

    Everyone is welcome to join the audience for the showcase. Some Auslan artists prefer not to have their work translated into English as it can significantly alter their intention and voice. Performances at the showcase may be accompanied by other media such as digital projection.

    It is free to attend or perform at the workshop and showcase. Bookings are recommended as places are limited.

    Suitable for ages 16 years and over.

    Performers to be confirmed.

    Green Square Library
    Friday 8 November 2019 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
    Friday 22 November 2019 from 7.30pm to 9pm
    Free
  • Sam I Am
    Friday 29 November 2019
  • Book now

    A 1-man show exploring the self-discovery of a queer, hard of hearing/Deaf man being a part of 2 worlds.

    Coming out at the time of the Marriage Equality Plebiscite has impacts both negative and positive on him and his journey towards identity.

    About the artists

    Dan, a neuro-diverse gay man, is a trained director and disability arts advocate, who has worked both nationally and internationally.

    Sam, a film student at AFTRS, is a hard of hearing gay man and a recent Auslan user.

    Both have a passion for disability and queer representation in the arts.

    East Sydney Community and Arts Centre
    Every day, 8pm to 9.30pm

    Friday 29 November to Saturday 30 November 2019


    General admission: $20.00

Last updated: Wednesday, 6 June 2018