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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.