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Volunteers’ News – September 2022

There’s a lot happening … take a look!

Showreel – Local Stories Live
Big thanks to Walter McIntosh for editing a showreel of last year’s online fundraiser (Local Stories Live on December 11). See great performances by Boy Torch and Toby Martin here:

Little Sydney Live Exhibition – September 15 to October 9
This is an exhibition of the 20 finalists in the City of Sydney’s children’s photography competition. This is a free event in Hyde Park, at the Sandringham Memorial Garden and Fountain, and is open all day, every day of the exhibition.

Muddy Paws Festival, Sydney Park Village Green, Alexandria – Sunday September 25, 10am-4pm
This is a day for dog lovers presented by Maggie’s Rescue, and will feature entertainment, food trucks, market stalls and kid’s activities. Entry is free. Host will be Luke Carroll, and there will be other speakers. Cats won’t be left out either.

Digital Literacy Classes, Cliff Noble Community Centre
Monday September 26, 10am-12pm – Learn a new language online. Monday October 24, 10am-12pm – Access to emagazines. Classes are free but bookings are essential. Email or phone 9265 9116. Bring your own device or use one supplied.

Blak & Blu 2022 – Saturday September 10
Entries have now closed for this prize, and the exhibition launch will be held at the Orchard Gallery, 56a Raglan Street, at 2pm on September 10. Archibald prize-winner Blak Douglas will announce the winners (judged this year by Dee Smart). Local musicians Svetlana Rodgers and Sharon Kelly will perform Ukrainian folk songs and pop classics.

Save the Koala Month – September 1-30
It aims to raise awareness and funds for the conservation of wild koalas and their habitats, especially after the devastating fires and floods. For more information and to donate contact

History Week – September 2-8
The theme this year is Hands on History. Check with your local Council for exhibitions of local history, people and events.

Sydney Fringe Festival until Friday September 30

Sydney Design Week – September 15-22
Lots of interesting aspects of design and art during this week at various venues around the City mainly centred on Powerhouse Ultimo. For more information

SSH Volunteers and Supporters Picnic – October 15, Redfern Park, 12-2pm
We will meet at the Park Café on Chalmers, with thanks to Peter and Elly for coffees and muffins. Volunteer distributor Eleanor will emcee a Special Trivia Quiz with prizes. The Sydney Street Choir will perform too. Bring a picnic lunch, blanket or chair, sun hat and sunscreen.

Until next time,
Pat Clarke

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