5 things to do 20/21 Sept

Literature, medieval faire, a play, a gallery opening...

Friday: Literary Lunch with Geraldine Doogue

At the Glenn Street Theatre in Belrose at 12:30.Geraldine Doogue Iconic journalist and television presenter Geraldine Doogue turns her attention to an issue central to our times; how are we, as women, represented at the top levels of power in Australia?

In candid and personal conversations with fourteen women leading the way in fields as wide ranging as business, politics, religion, education and the armed forces. Doogue gets to the heart of what it means to be a woman in power in Australia. Inspiring and insightful, Geraldine’s book The Climb reveals a varied and at times quite unexpected picture of contemporary Australia.


It’s time to party like it’s 1499!

Medieval FaireThis weekend it’s the St Ives Medieval Faire on at St Ives Showgrounds on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend.

Watch some of the world’s best jousters compete in the Tournament of St Ives. Witness battle scenes from history re-enacted by costumed warriors from an age long gone.  Marvel at the birds of prey as they swoop and attack on command.

The grand parade is on at 10:00am each day featuring the King and Queen of the tournament as well as Knights, Vikings and performers. During the day there will be Trebuchet Firing, Archery and Jousting.

It’s supposed to be a full day’s entertainment for the whole family.

The Space Between: Mark-making as Meditation

Cindy Chen_SoundscapeKaraniyaMettaSutta_Detail 2 2Official exhibition opening by Willoughby Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney at The Incinerator Art Space

A profound exhibition of the intricate and mesmerising art of Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen and Phoebe Rathmell. Both art practices engage Zen Buddhist philosophy as a process, as the artists immerse themselves in aspects of ritual and repetition, the breath and meditation, the body and sound, and mark-making and calligraphy.

Jack Manning Trilogy – The Conversation

Saturday evening

A tough confrontation between the family of the perpetrator of a heinous crime and the family of his victim.  Can facing the family of someone who has caused you immeasurable harm help the healing process to start?    The evidence from the community conferencing process is that human resilience, courage and forgiveness run deeper in the human psyche than many cynics would have us believe.

At the Concourse Theatre in Chatswood


Brooklyn Street Fair

Brooklyn FairCome and enjoy a great entertainment line up! HUGE amusements rides for all including pony rides for the kids and a great selection of over 60 stalls including, handicraft, clothing, home wares, fresh produce and jewellery stalls. As well as a great mix of food stands to suit all tastes. Plus the famous Pony Poo contest and a mammoth raffle!




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