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Young talent on show in Martin Place

Enjoy a free lunchtime concert, Live in Martin Place, on Friday April 12, with some of the city’s best up-and-coming young musicians performing special acoustic shows.

Ancient culture, contemporary art

REDFERN: On Saturday March 23, Eora Journey (“the People’s Journey”), a public art program celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander culture and heritage, was launched at the Redfern Community Centre.

Stronger into the future – Yabun 2013

On January 26, Survival Day, over 10,000 people united at Victoria Park to celebrate Australia’s Aboriginal heritage. Yabun is the biggest one-day Aboriginal festival in Australia and it proved the best place to be for the national holiday.

Laughing in the library

Following the success of the Surry Hills Late-Night Library, the City of Sydney has programmed a series of free after-hours cultural events to bring workers, locals and visitors into the City’s libraries at a time that works for them. This Late-Night Library initiative will see Newtown, Surry Hills, Kings Cross and Customs House Libraries host an eclectic selection of late-night talks, comedy acts and films to run from now until April next year.

High tea in the outdoors

DARLINGTON: On Sunday November 25, Charlie’s Garden in Charles Kernan Reserve (corner of Abercrombie and Shepherd streets) celebrated the grand opening of their new shed with sculptural features made by Wrought Artworks, the heritage blacksmiths at the Australian Technology Park. Lord Mayor Clover Moore, long-time supporter of the garden, was special guest for a high tea hosted by performer Ru Bella.

Ashmore Precinct update – Erko project approved

ERSKINEVILLE: The Central Sydney Planning Committee has granted approval to Leighton Properties’ development application (DA) for its Erko residential project, the first development in the Ashmore Precinct. This go-ahead gives concept approval for the entire site and for the design and construction of stage 1 works.

Sitting Member’s last stand

The following is an extract of Clover Moore’s final speech as Member for Sydney. The speech to the Legislative Assembly was given on Wednesday September 19 before a packed public gallery. Ms Moore was obliged to decide between keeping the Lord Mayoralty after her re-election in early September, or staying in state parliament, after Premier Barry O’Farrell pushed laws through parliament banning sitting MPs from also working in local government.

New councillors for City of Sydney

City of Sydney’s Lord Mayor since 2004, Clover Moore, has been returned as Lord Mayor with 51 per cent of the mayoral vote, down from 56 per cent in 2008. Apart from Clover Moore only Robert Kok and Irene Doutney will return from the previous council, while Robyn Kemmis returns to council after a term’s absence.

Community television anniversary

REDFERN: CTV1 was Australia’s first cable TV station and launched in 1987. The channel was located in the basement of the McKell Building in Redfern and was unique, in that anyone could walk in the door and learn the skills required to work in front of or behind the camera.

Art home away from home

Back in 2001, a collective of young artists eager to offer a more low-key approach to art decided to take over a run-down workshop in Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, which came to be known as the Knot Gallery & the Frequency Lab. But after five years of hosting art exhibitions, concerts (hip-hop band The Herd played there, amongst many others), spoken word performances, and generally being a social and gathering place, the team had to drop the curtain and was left without a space.

A farm in your backyard

ST PETERS: On a sunny Saturday in July the City of Sydney held an open information day for its newest community project, the City Farm. Hundreds of people turned out for the City Farm Community Day in Sydney Park on July 28 where visitors embraced the fruit and plant giveaways, and gardening demonstrations from Angus Stewart of ABC’s Gardening Australia.

Talking traffic and transport blues

The influx of traffic into Alexandria, and the limited parking availabilities in the area were heated topics, but the Council defended its stance towards...