I hope, like me, you love these autumn days, with sunshine and the colour of autumn flowers. Did you manage to catch the Pink Supermoon on April 27? I did, it was large and bright but not pink from my view. For you sky watchers there will be a Super Full Blood (Red) Lunar Eclipse starting at 6.47pm on May 26, and ending at 11.49pm.
Iranzamin at the Powerhouse Museum until August 8
This is a wonderful collection of beautiful, useful, decorative and religious artefacts from Iranzamin (the Land of the Persians). Chief Executive of the Powerhouse is Lisa Havilah who will be well known to locals for her outstanding leadership at Carriageworks. As part of the Powerhouse’s revival, it is now open on Thursday nights. All exhibitions are free. Check the website for Powerhouse Late events on https://maas.museum/whats-on/
Head-on Photo Festival from Saturday May 4 to Sunday May 19
At Paddington Reservoir Gardens and other venues across Sydney, enjoy free photo exhibitions from 900 artists. There will be workshops with experts. https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/programs/head-on-photo-festival
Domestic Family Violence Prevention Month May 1-31
With current conversations and TV programs about this topic, it is a timely reminder to raise awareness and promote a clear message in the community that Domestic and Family Violence will not and should not be tolerated. Contact https://domesticviolence.com.au
National Volunteer Week May 17-23
This is Australia’s largest annual celebration of some six million volunteers across the country. I’m sure most of us know a volunteer or volunteer ourselves in some capacity. It’s time to say thank you to these wonderful, selfless people. An especially big virtual hug and thank you to all our SSH volunteers – we wouldn’t be such a quality community newspaper without your talents and hard work.
Dates for your diary in June
Wednesday June 2
ABC TV’s You Can’t Ask That will feature our faith editor Dorothy McRae-McMahon as part of a group being asked the hard questions, from 9pm.
Saturday June 26
SSH Cartoon Show at the Orchard Gallery with artworks by norrie mAy-welby, 5pm-6.30pm. Those of you who read the SSH regularly will be aware of the brilliant, witty and biting cartoons of norrie mAy-welby. Norrie will have her own show of hand-drawn original and digital prints, applications on mugs, aprons, t-shirts, fridge magnets and tote bags. There will be something for everyone. We hope to see you then, but more details in the June issue.
Keep safe and well,