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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : March 4th 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, March 5, 2009 25 Festival celebrates making and creating SHANNON ANDREUCCI WHAT: Craftfest at The Dome, Sydney Olympic Park, from March 6-8 COST: Adults $15, seniors/pensioners $13, children (5-16yrs) $7, children under 5 free, family (2 adults and 2 children) $35 DETAILS: Visit www.craftfest.com.au/ Sydney2009 or call 9452 7575 FREE your inner artist at Craftfest, a three- day event celebrating all things arts and crafts. Head to The Dome at Sydney Olympic Park from Friday to Sunday to marvel at an array of feature displays, attractions and stalls full of unique supplies and handcrafted gifts to buy. Craftfest will run practical workshops for patrons to enjoy such as the Fiskars Paper Inspiration workshop where guests can use the latest products and techniques of the leaders in paper-crafting and scrap-booking in a hands-on class. Organised by Expertise Events, the event will also feature a massive mural which for a small donation, visitors can make their carousel themed mark on with a paintbrush. Images of the mural painting and the eager artists will be broadcast on the Craftfest website and the final canvas will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Craftfest is also launching the Great Apron Challenge, where contestants will have an hour to create an apron from a range of products supplied by exhibitors, before parading it in front of a panel of judges. The lucky winner will walk away with a brand new Bernina sewing machine and all visitors are welcome to view the display of aprons made by exhibitors to be auctioned for charity. For those who want to start the celebration early, they can join the free online CraftClub at www.craftfest.com.au for many benefits including discounted entry to the show, an exclusive Craftfest shopping bag, free craft projects and Craftfest shopping coupons. Alive What's On 26 Things to see and do IF you're a fan of classic rock music, check out Blow who are playing at Canter- bury Hurlstone Park RSL Club this Friday. Blow play traditional classic rock like The Doors, Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin as well as more recent artists like Lenny Kravitz and Nirvana. They also have an Oz rock set. Doors open at 7.30pm. Free entry. To book phone 9559 0000. The voice behind classic '60s hits like Young Girl -- Gary Puckett -- is performing at Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL Club this Saturday, March 7. Tickets cost $35. To book phone 9559 0000. Join in the tai chi in Ashfield Park every Wednesday from 10am to 11am. The classes are free and are held during school terms. Register with Anthia Hart at Ashfield Council on 9716 1866 or Share Health on 9533 4422. Check out the other portrait prize FIONA BRADY Artists Tony Costa and Jeannette Siebols at PLC, Croydon's Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP250042 THE Archibald Prize may be grabbing all the headlines this week, but the Inner West has its own art competition which is well worth checking out. The finalists of the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing are on exhibition at the gallery of the same name at PLC Sydney, Croydon. A record number of entries from across Australia were received for this year's prize which was judged by the senior curator of Australian art at the Art Gallery of NSW, Deborah Edwards. Of the hundreds of artists who entered, 43 were chosen as finalists, impressing Ms Edwards with their quality. ''In looking at hundreds of works/images over the course of the day I had a strong sense of productive individuality, even idiosyncrasy among the great majority of the entrants, she said. ''This I found particularly inspiring.'' Among the finalists are local husband- and-wife Tony Costa and Jeannette Siebols from Strathfield. The pair have been finalists before, but ''usually take it in turns'', Ms Siebols said. ''This is a double whammy,'' she said. Her drawing was a layered text piece entitled Soliloquy while her husband entered a drawing of Roger Scott, the acclaimed documentary photographer. The exhibition is on until March 28. The gallery is open to the public on weekdays from 8.30am to 4pm and every Saturday in March from 10am to 4pm. GET YOUR BOOGIE ON DOWN Swing & Rock n Roll www.curmirock.com.au Mobile: 0412 005 807 Email: email@example.com Bel eld RSL Cnr Persic & Bazentin Sts *Some conditions apply FREE DANCE CLASS VOUCHER No partner required. All ages catered for. Classes every Tuesday night 7.30pm For information of members & guests* Some private class slots still available Special classes for over 35's Regular Socials Organised 2160874i iww wk36 BEGINNERS CLASS BELLY DANCE FUN & FITNESS! Only $15 Starts Wednesday 11 March 7:10pm For ages 15 - 70. ABBOTSFORD PUBLIC SCHOOL 350 Great North Road Enquiries 0416 121 181
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