Wed January 17, 2018

60 Tails – 60 Years of Guide Dogs exhibition

60 Tails – 60 Years of Guide Dogs exhibition
17/01/2018 - 28/01/2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate the 60 year history of Guide Dogs at the 60 Tails – 60 Years of Guide Dogs exhibition this January at The Concourse Art Space in Chatswood.

 

The exhibition will showcase the services and achievements of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT through photographs, posters and hand-painted ceramic model dog collection boxes. There will also be opportunities to cuddle young Guide Dog puppies, pat Ambassador Dogs, and watch a working Guide Dog demonstration – perfect for the school holidays.

 

Since Guide Dogs NSW/ACT opened its doors in 1957, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT has been delivering life-changing services to people who are blind or vision impaired. Throughout this period, the organisation has experienced significant changes from how dogs are bred and trained, to the innovative accessible technologies that give people with vision impairment freedom and mobility.

 

 

What:                   60 Tails – 60 Years of Guide Dogs Exhibition

 

When:                  17 – 28 January

10am – 5pm, Wednesday to Friday, and 10am – 4pm Saturday and Sundays

Extended hours on Friday 19 January until 8pm and Wednesday 24 January until 6.30pm

 

Where:                 The Concourse Art Space, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood

 

How:                     Free activity – ideal for school holidays

 

 

Pat a pooch – meet and cuddle our Guide Dog puppies in the Art Space

11am, 12 noon, 1pm and 2pm

Wednesday 17, Thursday 18, Saturday 20, Wednesday 24, Thursday 25 and Saturday 27 January

 

Guide Dog demonstrations on The Concourse green

On the hour at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm

Wednesday 17, Thursday 18, Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 January

Sat January 20, 2018

Brickman Awesome - LEGO® Experience

Brickman Awesome - LEGO® Experience
20/01/2018 @ All Day

THE BRICKMAN IS LOOKING FOR ‘AWESOME’ BRICKIES TO HELP SMASH ANOTHER LEGO® BUILDING RECORD AT BRAND NEW EXHIBITION!

Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught announces new Brickman Awesome national tour!

Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught is smashing another ‘awesome’ LEGO® record with his latest Brickman exhibiton and he’s on the hunt for Australian brickies to help him along the way!

Brickman Awesome presented by Toyota is kicking off its national tour in Sydney next month and has already broken LEGO® records before it has even opened!

Marking Ryan’s third exhibition made entirely from LEGO® bricks, Brickman Awesome will showcase the tallest LEGO® model in the Southern Hemisphere – a NASA SLS rocket standing at a whopping 7.5m tall and built from more than 450,000 bricks!  Taking more than 500 hours to create, Ryan has pushed LEGO® building boundaries by installing an in-built lighting system giving the effect that the rocket is blasting off into space!

The exhibition will be made up of 38 never-seen-before LEGO® models, totalling more than 1.5 million bricks and clocking up more than 4,500 hours of build-time!  Brickman Awesome will also showcase the only life-sized LEGO® Harley Davidson ever made and the largest ever LEGO® Caterpillar 797 dump truck! Adding to the awesome-ness is a full-sized LEGO® Australian saltwater crocodile, weighing over 60kgs and built using more than 40,000 LEGO® bricks!

If that’s not awesome enough, visitors will be forgiven for thinking they have stepped inside a zoo as they find themselves surrounded by a LEGO® Kangaroo, Koala and even a giant Orca Whale!

Brickman Awesome has been exclusively curated by Ryan McNaught and his expert team – Ryan is the only LEGO® Certified Professional in the Southern Hemisphere and one of only 14 in the world.

LEGO® fanatics will have lots of opportunities to show off their building skills at Brickman Awesome – visitors can help the Brickman team expand their LEGO® colony of Emperor Penguins, build their very own time machines and even put them on display next to Ryan’s LEGO® models of Doctor Who’s TARDIS and the DeLorean from Back to the Future!

There will be a 24 hour Toyota and TEG Live pre-sale starting at 9am on November 30th and tickets will go on sale to the general public at 9am on December 1st.  Tickets on sale at www.ticketek.com.au

Telstra Thanks is offering a 20% discount on exhibition tickets from 9am on Friday 1 December until 5pm on Monday 11 December, exclusively for Telstra customers.  Head to telstra.com/arts for more details on how to purchase.

Brickman Awesome will be in Sydney from 26th December 2017 until 4th February 2018 at the ICC Sydney, Convention and Exhibition Centre, before continuing around Australia, stopping in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane

 
Orange Gove Organic Markets, Leichardt

Orange Gove Organic Markets, Leichardt
20/01/2018 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

ORGANIC FOOD MARKETS create open air Market places that supply Certified Organic food, artisan gourmet produce and conventional fresh fruit & veg*, freshly baked bread and patisserie, seasonal produce from the farmer, salami, local and French cheese, smoked salmon and other delicacies, Aussie truffles…..in fact all the goodies you love to eat are at the markets, every week, rain or shine.

At these friendly community markets you will find everything to fulfill your weekly shopping needs and an exciting choice of fashion, home wares, plants and of course, eco-friendly, sustainable fare trade and healthy products.

You will all enjoy mixing with other like minded fun-loving, friendly foodies…people like you, that care about the environment and the health of the people they feed.

*Not all stall holders are organic however each stall holder will advise if they are offering organic products or not.

A Music Playdate - Snowy January

A Music Playdate - Snowy January
20/01/2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Create musical memories and bond with your little one.

Make this summer ONE you will remember forever!

Come along to 1 or 2 musical adventures!

Saturday 13th January 2018 – A Day at the Beach ~ Grab your beach towel, feel the sand, hear the waves, have great fun at the beach!

Saturday 20th January 2016 – Snowy January ~ Dress up as your coolest character and enjoy the snow, throw snow balls, ice-skate your way through the frozen ice…

You and your little one will:

  • sing, move your body & dance;
  • play musical games;
  • play & explore musical instruments;
  • take home an album of songs to sing & dance to for the rest of the week/year;

2 sessions per day, 45 minutes each:

  • 9.00am
  • 10.00am

Suitable for children from birth to 6 years old.

More information at http://mymusicaladventure.com.au/holiday-music-classes-for-children/

Market By The River, Ermington

Market By The River, Ermington
20/01/2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The market is held twice a month on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month in Halvorsen Park, and features an exciting line up of high-quality fresh food, drink, artisan and handmade stalls.

Halvorsen Park is right by the river, offering a beautiful backdrop for browsing through stalls, enjoying the delicious food and drink on offer, and catching up with friends and family. 

This market was launched in partnership with City of Parramatta Council.

More info here.

Rozelle Collectors Markets

Rozelle Collectors Markets
20/01/2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Rozelle Collectors Market is Sydney’s favourite outdoor second hand, bric-a-brac and antique market. Stallholders have been selling their pre-loved wares to an ever expanding audience in the grounds of the Rozelle Public School for over 20 years and the Rozelle Markets have developed a reputation as a brilliant spot for a poke about, a catch up with friends and place to bag some unique finds.

This convenient open air market operates  every Saturday and Sunday, year round, and offers a beautiful outdoor setting alongside the historical buildings of the Rozelle Public School. The Markets are often listed as a must-do market experience for Sydneysiders  and tourists from interstate and overseas.

Browse a huge range of pre-loved antiques, collectibles, fashion, jewellery, art and music, all while being entertained by top notch local performers. And when you’re in need of a break, local artisanal providores and international food stalls offer a delicious range of great value food.

Come & try hockey with Ryde Hockey Club

Come & try hockey with Ryde Hockey Club
20/01/2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Come and try the sport of hockey with one of the largest clubs in Sydney. Learn the basic fundamentals of hockey while getting a taste of the sport.

Open to all ages (Juniors/Seniors/Males/Females). No equipment required.
Venue: Keith Thompson Hockey Centre / 18 Waterloo Rd, Macquarie Park

Register here by Wednesday 17th January 

For ore information contact Jess 0401 400 956 / jess.dobbin@rydehockey.com.au / rydehockey.com.au

Drop in and make: Collars, cuffs and caps

Drop in and make: Collars, cuffs and caps
20/01/2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free art-making activity for families

Create a stylish collar, cuff or cap using paper and a range of art materials to make your own 17th century Dutch-inspired couture, taking your cue from the work on display in the exhibition Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age: masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum. All materials and instructions are provided.

West Ryde Miniature Railway

West Ryde Miniature Railway
20/01/2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Society has three miniature railways on which offer rides on trains hauled by miniature steam locomotives. The park grounds are a popular location for children’s birthday parties or small group afternoon gatherings. For the enthusiast, it is a good spot to just lie back and watch those steam trains work hard pulling heavily loaded passenger trains!

There’s a kiosk which sells drinks, ice cream, cakes, chips, etc. Entry is $2 for adults and $1 for children. Rides are $1 each for all ages.

For more information visit http://www.slsls.asn.au/

Campfire Sessions on Cockatoo Island

Campfire Sessions on Cockatoo Island
20/01/2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Campfire Sessions on Cockatoo Island

Join us at sunset on Cockatoo Island for some of Sydney’s best home-grown acoustic music as Campfire Sessions kicks off for another season, starting 6 January through February 2018. Relax as a selection of Australia’s top underground artists share their stories of life, love, loss and laughs through intimate songs and story-telling.

The Harbour Trust, in collaboration with artist performance space, Venue 505, bring you an afternoon series of home grown Australian acts who will seek to inspire you with songs of life, love and loss.

Along with the stunning array of artist performing during the Campfire Sessions, popular boutique eatery, Mcintosh and Bowman Cheesemongers will be offering a wine and cheese package to enjoy with the soulful music.

Tickets prices

General Admission: $25
Overnight Visitors/concession: $15
Kids 12 and under: FREE

February dates and performances coming soon!

For more information on Campfire Sessions on Cockatoo Island, visit http://www.cockatooisland.gov.au/whats/campfire-sessions

Strathfield Movies in the Park

Strathfield Movies in the Park
20/01/2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Movies in the Park is back again for the 2017 – 2018 season!

Join in at Strathfield Park for the latest box office hits under the stars. Bring a blanket, a picnic – anything you need to enjoy your night of fun and entertainment with family and friends.

Please click here for a full list of movies for this season.

More info here http://www.strathfieldmovies.com.au/index.html

Paddy's Night Food Markets, Flemington

Paddy's Night Food Markets, Flemington
20/01/2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

One of Sydney’s best fresh food markets, Paddy’s Markets in Flemington, is taking its show into the night, bringing together some of the city’s best food trucks for a new weekly night food market. Starting July 1, the massive car park venue will be transformed into a bustling eatery for street food lovers every Saturday night from 6.30–10.30pm.

Over 25 of Sydney’s veteran and up-and-comers in the food truck scene will converge on the car park, including Chur Burger, Kayter Co., Maverick Wings and Dirty Bird. Sit at one of the converted crate tables and tuck into delights such as gelato brioche, chocolate gözleme and soda served out of lightbulbs. Menus will change regularly to match a monthly theme, so you can constantly change it up — even if you visit the same food vendor.

Entry is free — as are the retro arcade games, including Daytona and Pac-Man — and there will be regular live music by resident DJ Mike Hyper and special guests. Free parking is also available on-site.

Sun January 21, 2018

Brickman Awesome - LEGO® Experience

Brickman Awesome - LEGO® Experience
21/01/2018 @ All Day

THE BRICKMAN IS LOOKING FOR ‘AWESOME’ BRICKIES TO HELP SMASH ANOTHER LEGO® BUILDING RECORD AT BRAND NEW EXHIBITION!

Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught announces new Brickman Awesome national tour!

Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught is smashing another ‘awesome’ LEGO® record with his latest Brickman exhibiton and he’s on the hunt for Australian brickies to help him along the way!

Brickman Awesome presented by Toyota is kicking off its national tour in Sydney next month and has already broken LEGO® records before it has even opened!

Marking Ryan’s third exhibition made entirely from LEGO® bricks, Brickman Awesome will showcase the tallest LEGO® model in the Southern Hemisphere – a NASA SLS rocket standing at a whopping 7.5m tall and built from more than 450,000 bricks!  Taking more than 500 hours to create, Ryan has pushed LEGO® building boundaries by installing an in-built lighting system giving the effect that the rocket is blasting off into space!

The exhibition will be made up of 38 never-seen-before LEGO® models, totalling more than 1.5 million bricks and clocking up more than 4,500 hours of build-time!  Brickman Awesome will also showcase the only life-sized LEGO® Harley Davidson ever made and the largest ever LEGO® Caterpillar 797 dump truck! Adding to the awesome-ness is a full-sized LEGO® Australian saltwater crocodile, weighing over 60kgs and built using more than 40,000 LEGO® bricks!

If that’s not awesome enough, visitors will be forgiven for thinking they have stepped inside a zoo as they find themselves surrounded by a LEGO® Kangaroo, Koala and even a giant Orca Whale!

Brickman Awesome has been exclusively curated by Ryan McNaught and his expert team – Ryan is the only LEGO® Certified Professional in the Southern Hemisphere and one of only 14 in the world.

LEGO® fanatics will have lots of opportunities to show off their building skills at Brickman Awesome – visitors can help the Brickman team expand their LEGO® colony of Emperor Penguins, build their very own time machines and even put them on display next to Ryan’s LEGO® models of Doctor Who’s TARDIS and the DeLorean from Back to the Future!

There will be a 24 hour Toyota and TEG Live pre-sale starting at 9am on November 30th and tickets will go on sale to the general public at 9am on December 1st.  Tickets on sale at www.ticketek.com.au

Telstra Thanks is offering a 20% discount on exhibition tickets from 9am on Friday 1 December until 5pm on Monday 11 December, exclusively for Telstra customers.  Head to telstra.com/arts for more details on how to purchase.

Brickman Awesome will be in Sydney from 26th December 2017 until 4th February 2018 at the ICC Sydney, Convention and Exhibition Centre, before continuing around Australia, stopping in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane

 
Frenchs Forest Organic Markets

Frenchs Forest Organic Markets
21/01/2018 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Weekly gourmet food and produce market, specializing in Certified Organic and fresh produce, probably turning over the largest amount of fruit and veggies on a market in Australia! A full range of delicious gourmet produce is available as well as crafts plants flowers environment and eco products fair trade and delightfully unique individual and personally produced goods.

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/FrenchsForestMarket/

Lane Cove Makers Market

Lane Cove Makers Market
21/01/2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

On the 3rd Sunday of the month, the Lane Cove Makers Market has incredible products made by the Artists and Designers who proudly present their creations to you. Located in Lane Cove Plaza.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/lanecovemakermarket/

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