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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 2 2008
INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 3, 2008 27 STEPPING OUT www.innerwestweekly.com.au Society makes own history BURWOOD and District Historical Society will celebrate its 30th birthday with a Christmas in July dinner on Friday from 7pm at Burwood RSL Club. It will feature a traditional Christmas dinner and piano entertainment by Pat Taylor. The keynote speaker Professor Charles Bridges-Webb will give a talk entitled, Community Health and Medicine in Burwood -- People and History. The society was formed in 1978 by a group of local residents concerned for the preservation of the historically significant Appian Way estate. It now works with the community on matters of local historical importance, assisted by Burwood Council's local studies librarian. Society president Jon Breen said the 30th year is a milestone. ''The society is not only about local history but about how that local history ties into the broader historical perspective and our evolving historical landscape,'' he said. The cost of the dinner is $35. For bookings and information phone Chris Clarke on 9744 2787. Spirited week of events Brolgas, by renowned Aboriginal artist Jeffrey Samuel, will be on display at Five Dock Library. FIONA BRADY NAIDOC Week is upon us and exciting local events are planned. A new Aboriginal art exhibition is opening in Canada Bay this week. Five Dock Library is hosting the Jeffrey Samuels and Friends exhibition, which launches on Monday. The launch will feature renowned Aboriginal artist Jeffrey Samuels discussing his work and other pieces in the exhibition. There will also be indigenous music and dance performances, and wine and cheese will be served. Artworks are available for sale at the exhibition, which runs from July 5 to 31 at Five Dock Library in Garfield St. To attend the launch, phone 9911 6433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Bookings are essential. Ashfield Library is hosting two special events to celebrate NAIDOC Week. On Wednesday, July 9 at 6.30pm, author Gayle Kennedy will talk about her novel, Me, Antman and Fleabag, a funny and incisive look at contemporary indigenous life and the family and friends that make it up. Kennedy is a member of the Wongaiibon clan of the Ngiaampa-speaking nation of south-west NSW. On Friday, July 11, at 1pm, Prof Larissa Behrendt will give a lecture titled Why 'sorry' was so important and what happens next?. Behrendt is a professor of law and director of research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney. She will also be reading from her novel Home. These are free events and held on level 3, Ashfield Civic Centre, 260 Liverpool Rd. For more information, phone Ashfield Library on 9716 1810. Show's focus is on youth YOUTH exploitation around the world will be highlighted in a new production by young people from Brazil, The Philippines and the NSW Central Coast. The Columban Youth Theatre of the Oppressed will perform for free in the Sydney Adventist College, 159 Albert Rd, Strathfield, on July 16 and 17. The young people will use dance, drama and music to depict their real-life situations. From The Philippines, the Preda Akbay Theatre Group will show the work of the Preda Foundation in saving oppressed children. Cena Um, a group young Afro-Brazilian performers, use dance to speak out against racial discrimination and prejudice. Dance and drama students from St Peter's Catholic College in Tuggerah will also perform. To book, email pej.cmi@ columban.org.au or phone 9352 8000. Photos from the streets A NEW photograph exhibition opens at ACU National Strathfield Gallery on July 8 as part of the World Youth Day Festival. Life and Death is the work of two major photographers -- Thomas Upshur from New York and Paul Mallam from Sydney. Mallam's work looks at the funeral of Pope John Paul II from the perspective of people on the street, while Upshur's work looks at the life of a New York truckie whose vehicle has become a shrine to St Padre Pio. The exhibition is open from 11am to 4pm daily until July 26. The gallery is in Barker Rd, Strathfield. ATMs 96 Shaftesbury Rd, Burwood burwoodrsl.com.au ph: 9744 7444 2112071i iww wk1 8pm Sat 12th July Tickets: $10 Magic of the Desert American Tril 3pm Sunday 27th July Tickets: $10 Eagles, Doobie Bros & Beach Boys reat Ball of IWA Pro Wrest Adventure for the whole family! 3pm Sunday 6th July Tickets: $5 8pm Saturday 26th July Tickets: $8 Jerry Lee Lewis Tribute Featuring Don Hopkins Sauter and Seiler - 100% German made Kawai - Full line, digital and accoustic pianos Yamaha & Kawai used pianos - Biggest importer in Aust 24 Months Interest Free* *Conditions Apply Sydney PianoWorld •Open10am-5pm •7days • 136 Liverpool Rd, ENFIELD • 9715 7118 • Grand Pianos $8,990 • Brand New Kawaii upright start from $2990 • Used Pianos $680 - $19,990 we have Pianos covered END OF FINANCIAL YEAR SALE 2033816i gww wk51 Bars, Cafes Restaurants Guide
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