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Glebe Society Community Festival 2019

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The Glebe Society is celebrating 50 years and you are invited to the Community Festival at Tramsheds Community Centre, Harold Park Community Hall, 1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge, running from 23 to 30 June 2019 from 10am to 6pm each day. It's packed to the rafters with an exciting week-long program of photo displays, performances, talks, book launches & walks, focusing on Glebe Society's history & the Glebe community. Entry to the Exhibition is FREE (donations welcome), however you need to visit the Festival Booking Page to book online for other FREE and Ticketed Events that range from $10 to $30 (Launch Party) on average.

Festival highlights amongst many other events are as follows.

Future Glebe - Challenges and opportunities panel
Fighting Back: 'Restoring Australia's Unique Biodiversity' Talk


For the Full Program of events click HERE, or HERE for a one page larger view. For full details of individual events - HERE, and directions HERE. If you're unable to book your tickets online, you'll have to downloade and complete the Manual Payment Form and return it with your payment prior to closing date.

The Festival Launch Party is an invite only event for Glebe Society members and special guests.


The Exhibition gives you a chance to learn more about the people, environment, history and heritage of Glebe and Forest Lodge during the 1969 to current year timeline. It's also a great resource for schools, so if you'd like to organise a school visit, contact 50th@glebesociety.org.au The exhibition is made up of a number of displays in a variety of formats, so take your time and enjoy immersing yourself in all that's been and gone, and what's in store for the future.

All Panels and Talks will be held at the Harold Park Community Hall at Tramsheds and take note that bookings are required for all sessions, including the free sessions for catering purposes. Australian baritone Dr Leslie Flanagan back in Australia for a short visit from the States, has generously offered to perform a repertoire of Australian classics as well as more recent compositions from young Australian composers. This performance traces the development of song in Australia and highlights important works and great traditions.

Glebe has a rich Aboriginal history and culture and the bus tour ($25) on 29 June from 11am to 1pm leaving from Tranby College (corner of Boyce and Mansfield Streets) will delve into places that show said rich history and culture. See where the 1965 Freedom Rides started from at University of Sydney and where it ended outside Charlie Perkins' home in Catherine St, Glebe. Other locations on the tour will be advised at a later date. This tour is suitable for people in wheelchairs. With a diverse range of events and a wide range of experiences on offer, this is a community festival not to be missed.

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Why? The Glebe Society Community Festival 2019
When: 23-30 June 2019 from 10am to 6pm each day
Where: Tramsheds, 1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge, NSW
Cost: Free Entry
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