The Sydney Science Festival is a meteor shower of marvelous and wildly diverse talks, workshops, exhibitions and events held at venues and locations around Sydney from August 8 − 20. Everything from how to live on Mars, tips on baking cakes, understanding how your brain processes fake news and the botanics of distilling gin to…

The Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this month with an open day on Sunday August 27th. Entry will be free all day, with special events scheduled between 10:00am and 3:00pm including a giant pool inflatable, aqua demonstrations, free fitness classes, water games and a BBQ. The unique aquatic centre building, shaped…

August 27 to September 2 is National Op Shop Week. This awareness raising event has been running for six years and aims to encourage people to shop at and donate to their local charity, second-hand and recycled goods businesses. Every year our society recklessly contributes an enormous volume of unwanted clothing and other items to…

The Bays Market District covers the foreshore and waters around Blackwattle Bay, which includes Sydney Fish Markets. By now, most people are aware that the fish markets are to be refurbished and relocated to the other side of the bay.  It is also publicly known that a new residential development will occupy the space vacated…

The dearth of rain we’ve experienced in the last month is not good for gardens but it did mean the lawn area of Pyrmont Bay Park was dry and clean and obviously the place to be during our July growers market. All the plastic tables and chairs were occupied and people had spread picnic rugs…

Seafood industry glitterati gathered at the Sydney Seafood School on Thursday July 20 for the biennial Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards. The handful of much coveted awards recognise notable achievement in areas of workplace practice, restaurant service and quality of food. Esteemed guests, the Honourable Melinda Pavey MP and the Honourable Niall Blair MLC,…

Next year The Star will host the second LGBTQ+ Awards. Organisers of the awards chose The Star as their venue because of its open positive attitude to diversity. The Star is a major sponsor of the Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras and had a float in last year’s parade as well as hosting the very…

The team from Smart Locale met last month to discuss progress on a number of initiatives they currently have in play. Smart Locale is a collective made up of representatives from various sectors of society with the common goal of creating an efficient, sustainable, positive living environment in Pyrmont and Ultimo. The current projects are…

Meet The Principal Of International Grammar School Shauna Colnan has held significant leadership roles in some of Sydney’s leading independent schools. Before taking on the role of Principal at International Grammar School she was Deputy Principal and Head of Senior School at MLC School and before that, Head of Curriculum at Abbotsleigh. In 2016 she…

The NSW Greyhound Breeders, Owners & Trainers Association was first formed in 1939. The Association has two prime functions; Membership and Racing Operations. Currently the NSW GBOTA membership is in excess of 1200 participants located across the width and breadth of the State. In addition to the Membership and its respective functions, the NSW GBOTA…

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