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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : September 17 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, September 18, 2008 37 STEPPING OUT www.innerwestweekly.com.au Try the game that's new in the Armory It's all in the wrist action for disc golf, a new pastime that is gaining popularity at Sydney Olympic Park. IT'S not quite frisbee and it's not quite golf -- it's disc golf. Disc golf is a hybrid new sport that is making its mark at Sydney Olympic Park. This Saturday a special disc golf tournament will take place in the Newington Armory. The competition will involve two rounds of disc golf called Armory Rattles. Prizes will be awarded to competitors who complete the course in the least number of throws. Registration starts at 10.15am, with round 1 teeing off at 10.45am and round 2 starting at 1pm. It costs $5 per person and is open to people of all ages and fitness levels. You can also play disc golf every weekend at the Newington Armory from 10.30am to 3pm. For further details visit www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au or call 9714 7888. Leading soloist plays at concert STRATHFIELD Symphony Orchestra will present leading soloist Susan Collins playing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto at a concert in Marrickville Town Hall on September 20. Ms Collins has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras, including the Berlin Chamber Orchestra. Until 2001 she was the deputy principal of the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and has led every major orchestra across Australia as guest concertmaster. She is currently the head of the string department at Newcastle Conservatorium of Music. The concert will start at 8pm. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $20 concession, $15 student and $60 family (ticket price includes program and light refreshments). To book call 1300 306 776 or visit www.mca-tix.com The World comes to one local street THE main street of Australia's most culturally diverse suburb will come alive at the Auburn Festival next Sunday. Entertainment on the day will reflect Auburn's multicultural background, with an African ensemble, an Arabic band, traditional Turkish music and Bollywood performers all featuring in the festival. Patrons can enjoy four entertainment areas, food stalls and an arts and crafts bazaar. After 4pm, the sky will light up with a traditional Chinese Moon Festival, followed by Chinese entertainers, traditional food and moon cakes. Kids will also be entertained by the Kidzone tent, amusement rides, an animal farm, rap/hip- hop workshops, and a youth talent quest. The festival will run from 10am to 8pm in Auburn's CBD. Phone 9735 1222 or visit www.auburn.nsw.gov.au Mao's propaganda posters on the move THERE is just over a week left before one of the world's finest exhibitions of Chinese sport and propaganda posters leaves Sydney Olympic Park. The From Mao to Now exhibition has been on display at the Armory Gallery since June and will close on September 28. The exhibition includes 65 historical posters from the Mao era which are on loan from the Shanghai Propaganda Art Centre and have never before been seen in Australia. There are also 70 works by Australian and international artists about China on display. Curator Catherine Croll travelled extensively through China to select works for the exhibition. ''The show is simply amazing,'' Ms Croll said. ''From Mao to Now gives Sydneysiders the chance to see wonderful, relevant works and gain valuable insight into the events which have shaped modern China.'' The exhibition will be on display at the Armory Gallery this weekend from 10am to 4pm. For more information phone 9714 7888 or visit www.sydney olympicpark.com.au BRIEFLY Ted E's farewell THE star of David Strassman's last tour will retire from showbiz -- but not before bidding his fans in Sydney and Canberra goodbye. Fans will have the opportunity to pay tribute to Ted E Bare when his farewell tour comes to Burwood RSL Club on October 15. Auditions for a replacement character will also be held throughout the tour. To book tickets, call 9744 7444 or visit www.burwoodrsl.com.au Poets for peace LOCAL poets are being sought to take part in Ashfield Library's Big Read event on Friday, September 19. Participating poets should compose a poem or poems around the theme of peace to celebrate International Day of Peace on September 22. Each poet has up to five minutes to share their prose at the microphone. This free event starts at 12.30pm and will be held at Level 3, Ashfield Civic Centre. Poet registrations close on Wednesday, September 17. To register or book a place in the audience call 9716 1810. Movie for houses COMMUNITIES for Communities is hosting a family movie matinee screening of Wall-e from Disney/ Pixar at Reading Cinema, Rhodes on Saturday, September 20, at 2pm. Tickets cost $15 for children/ concessions and $20 for adults. Proceeds will go towards building houses for families in Rainbow Village, South Vietnam. Book online at www.communitiesfor communities.com.au or call into Adora-belle Gifts in Five Dock, Paul McCarthy Optometrist in Drummoyne or Flowerbug in Concord. For details phone Anne on 0413 677 591 or Judy on 0414 568 820. Artists on show A JOINT exhibition by Randall Sinnamon and Anthony Springford opened at Taylor Galleries, Smith St, Summer Hill last week. The exhibition, which will run until September 28, features a wide range of new paintings and drawings by the two talented artists. The gallery is open Thursday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm. Phone 9716 4039 or visit www.taylor galleries.net.au by CLAIRE SUZY STANNARD Opening Friday 19th September 6pm-9pm Exhibition September 19th-6th October 2008 GALLERY ADAGIO 91 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037 Tues-Sun 11am-6pm Phone: 02 9552 2833 Fax: 02 9571 1899 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2276718i gww wk12 VERSION 1 Bars, Cafes Restaurants Guide
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