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Glebe Society Community Festival 2019

Celebrating 50 years

The Glebe Society celebrates 50 years of being a vibrant and active community organisation 23 to 30 June.

Festival highlights

  • A fascinating and extensive exhibition of displays and videos – on the Glebe Society in action, the changing Glebe built and natural environment from the 19th to 21st centuries, Aboriginal land and history in Glebe, Glebe people, a schools photographic competition, Glebe in print and film….and more
  • Two dramatic performances: have fun and learn about some of Glebe’s historical figures, famous and infamous.
  • A series of talks and panel discussions on radical Glebe of the 1960s and 70s, the future of Glebe and Forest Lodge, personal perspectives of long-term Glebe residents, conserving biodiversity, Glebe’s trams…and more
  • Guided walks featuring Glebe’s history and heritage, Glebe’s places of worship, a bus tour to places that are central to Aboriginal history and culture in Glebe, and the marine life of Blackwattle and Rozelle Bays.

The exhibition and all events (except for the walks) will be at the Harold Park Community Hall at the Tramsheds. See detailed program on website for times of events, performances and walks.

The exhibition is free and open to all. Bookings are needed for events and walks. Many are free. For others there is a $10 or $20 charge.

Major sponsors: City of Sydney, Jamie Parker, Member for Balmain, Galluzzo’s Fruit & Veg Glebe and Belle Property

Other local businesses who have generously contributed: Bakers Delight Glebe, Bodega 1904, Essential Energies, Glebe Eyewear, Gleebooks, Glebe Picture Frames, Hannibal Lebanese Restaurant, Louis Fruit Market, Moet & Co, Officeworks and the Tramsheds. Generous donations from a number of Glebe Society members.



Sunday 23 June 2019 from 11am to 1.30pm
Monday 24 June 2019 from 10am to 6pm
Tuesday 25 June 2019 from 10am to 6pm
Wednesday 26 June 2019 from 8am to 4pm
Thursday 27 June 2019 from 10am to 3pm
Friday 28 June 2019 from 10am to 6pm
Saturday 29 June 2019 from 10am to 4pm
Sunday 30 June 2019 from 8am to 2am

The times given are for the Exhibition opening hours at the Tramsheds. See separate entries or the website for times of events, performances and walks at the Tramsheds and elsewhere.


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