PRECINCT NEWS

FEBRUARY 2015






DECK CHAIR ART

If you missed out on tickets to the Arts Table dinner -
March 15th is your chance to enjoy a new event created by Walsh Bay Arts and Commerce for the inaugural Fairfax Festival 'Spectrum Now'
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Pull up a deckchair and enjoy what magnificent Harbourside Walsh Bay does best: good food, fine wine and an amazing performing arts showcase.
 Presented by Walsh Bay Arts and Commerce, ‘Deckchair Arts’ is where you can enjoy the spring afternoon with a vibrant line up of music, performance and dance. Guests will be surprised by a collection of vignettes from a wide range of performers who come together to create a magical experience including Aboriginal dance, spoken word and didgeridoo. 
 While all this is going on there is magic of a different kind being created in the Simmer on the Bay kitchen by renowned chef Brigid Kennedy. 
Enjoy a memorable afternoon on the harbour and a feast for the senses in Sydney’s arts hub, Walsh Bay. 
Join Walsh Bay Arts and Commerce on March 15th,
1-6pm at Simmer on the Bay.
Tickets: $80 
To book your tickets please visit: www.walshbaysydney.com

Walsh Bay Arts and Commerce is a not for profit association and all funds raised from this event will go back into the wide range of marketing and fund raising programs that take place in Walsh Bay each year including the Arts Table dinner. 
CLICK HERE to download a flyer.

Vivid 2015

22 - 8 June 2015: Walsh Bay is set to come alive again this year.  Avoid some of the crowds and enjoy Vivid in a beautiful Harbour-front Restaurant at Walsh Bay.  Book early so you don't miss out on the best place to be part of Vivid complimented by great food and fine wine in a relaxed atmosphere.
REMEMBER TO LEAVE YOUR CAR AT HOME.  
Vivid installations are best experienced up close by foot, with Public Transport the only way to get into the City.
Vivid Sydney is an 18-day festival of light, music and ideas. Vivid Sydney 2014 finished with a record 1.43 million people attending the event.
Vivid Light 2014 saw 56 light installations brought to life by 140 artists from 15 countries. In 2015, Vivid Light will engage lighting artists, designers and manufacturers from around Australia and the world to illuminate, interpret and transform Sydney’s urban spaces for 18 nights through their creative vision.
For more see www.vivid.com

The Road to Barangaroo

Download the Walking Tour App: Today, Sydney Theatre Company's home of Walsh Bay is one of the city's most exciting cultural precincts, but it wasn't always so. Thirty years ago, before The Wharf opened, it was more of an industrial ghost town full of hulking relics. The history of Walsh Bay – from a site of Aboriginal culture and activity to waterfront industry to a mixed use cultural zone – echoes that of Circular Quay around the corner. And Barangaroo, around the other corner, is now going through a similar evolutionary cycle.
With this in mind, STC partnered with our major sponsor Lend Lease – the developers of Barangaroo South and the Headland Park – to produce a new walking tour app, called The Road to Barangaroo, that takes people from Circular Quay through Walsh Bay and on to Barangaroo, tracing the layers of people and history along the waterfront. In addition to text and historical images, the app also features readings of letters, articles, journals and poems by a team of STC actors.

Watch a VIDEO HERE.

Download the app for your iOS or Android device and discover the history of where we call home.

Arts and Disability Expo

Accessible Arts is proud to announce Australia's inaugural Arts + Disability Expo, to take place on the 18 and 19 September 2015 at Carriageworks, Sydney.
 
This new initiative from Accessible Arts follows on from their successful establishment of the biennial Arts Activated Conference, the fourth and most successful of which took place just recently, in October 2014.
  • Free for the general public to attend in this first year
  • Features exhibitor stands, interactive demonstrations, gallery space, discussions and live performances
More information will be available in the coming months at www.aarts.net.au/expo.

YOGA

Pier One, Walsh Bay: Join Amanda for Sunrise Yoga Sessions at Pier One.  
Session Times:
Tuesday - 7am
Wednesday - 6am
Thursday - 6am
Friday - 6am
Sunday - 7am
Walsh Bay Residents are invited to enjoy one complimentary visit.  To book contact Amanda - 0412 298 708 or visit www.balancelifenutrician.com.au

Sydney Theatre Company

Artistic Director: After 8 years Walsh Bay says goodbye to Andrew Upton.  As artistic directors for Sydney Theatre Company, Andrew (together with is wife Cate Blanchett for 5 years) have been fantastic ambassadors for not only STC but Walsh Bay as a whole.
Click HERE to download the STC Media Release
All the Best Andrew!

Roslyn Packer Theatre

Sydney Theatre to be renamed: The renaming is in recognition of Roslyn Packer’s decades-long, generous support and commitment to the arts in Australia. For over 40 years, Roslyn Packer AO has played a leading role in campaigns for giving to a wide range of charities and is regarded as one of Australia’s most significant benefactors of the arts.

SYDNEY WRITERS FESTIVAL

18 - 24 May 2015: Each year, SWF present over 300 events (half of them for free) and attract attendances of around 80,000 in venues that stretch from the Festival hub at Walsh Bay to the Blue Mountains. For one week every May SWF bring together authors of the very best contemporary fiction and writers of cutting edge nonfiction, including some of the world's leading public intellectuals, scientists and journalists. With the finest literary writing at our core, our programming is driven by the ideas and issues that animate all forms of writing.
Check www.swf.org.au for more of what to expect.
The next festival will be held
18-24 May 2015.

Barangaroo Tours

Boat Tours: The Barangaroo Delivery Authority has a new and exciting way to experience Barangaroo. This is your opportunity to view how Barangaroo is opening up the western foreshore of Sydney's CBD. You will be able to enjoy and learn about Barangaroo from the comfort of a large water taxi along with commentary from a senior Delivery Authority team member.

Community Boat Tours – anyone can register. Usually held at 10am on the second Friday of each month. $13.50 each. Tours take approximately 30 minutes and embark and disembark at the public wharf beside Pier 9, Towns Place, Walsh Bay.
CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Twilight Tours – anyone can register. Usually held at 5:30pm on the third Thursday of each month. $13.50 each. Tours take approximately 30 minutes and embark and disembark at King Street Wharf.
CLICK HERE TO BOOK

ARTS PRECINCT UPDATE

$139million Promise for Walsh Bay: The government will spend $139 million to create new performance venues at Pier 2/3 and refurbish facilities at Wharf 4/5.
The two wharves would be joined by a new public square on the waterfront.
Mr Baird said the upgrades would encourage more people to access the arts and "hopefully cement the state as a world-class tourism destination".
Mr Grant said within five years of the upgrades being completed, the government expected visitor numbers at Walsh Bay to more than double to 2  million.

CLICK HERE for a link to the SMH article, including a video presentation of the proposal.

Fundraising Event

Amanda Russell: Dynamic Walsh Bay resident is at it again!  Amanda is running a half marathons to raise funds for Can Too. 
Last year Can Too not only reached a milestone of raising $14M but became its own foundation and now operates totally independently funding young Australian researchers in the quest to Cure Cancer. 
This year Amanda's goal is to run the 21.1kms in under 2 hours. Show your support by attending Amanda's fundraising event - a showing of the new film - 
"The Second Best Marigold Hotel"
BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO SEE THIS FABULOUS FILM! - 
please join Amanda at the Cremorne Orpheum on Monday 2nd March at 7.45pm - her fundraising event for Can Too!

Feel free to invite your friends and make a night of it - to purchase tickets ($30 each includes a glass of bubbles) please click on this link  http://www.trybooking.com/GWMR

If you can’t come but would like to make a donation then head to Amanda's fundraising page - CLICK HERE

Working Lunches

Affordable Choices: Walsh bay has an abundance of Affordable Lunch Options for workers.  Local cafes and restaurants help create the quality lifestyle we all enjoy.  You can rely on a coffee and a quality bite to eat at all hours of the day thanks to their hard work and dedication.  You can get just about any cuisine at the high quality expected from the finest waterfront restaurants.
Most provide Lunch for less than $15
Many from $10

Click on the following for menus;
Bar Cycle - Variety from $9.50
Bitter and Twisted - Variety $10 - $15
Seawall - $15 Lunch Specials
Teras Bali - $10 Burger, $15 Platters
Wok This Way- $11.80 Lunch Specials
Others also provide a great variety of Affordable Lunch Options including;
Bar at the end of the Wharf, Cafe 8; IGA, Simmer on the Bay,  Sydney Dance Cafe, Zupano
You are spoilt for choices!
Support Your Local Business!!

Walsh Bay Arts and Commerce

Servicing the arts and commercial interests in Walsh Bay.
Visit www.walshbaysydney.com for membership or to find out more.
 

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