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PRECINCT NEWS

March 2015

 

Walsh Bay Community
Reach Out
In Support of Charity

Supporting Charity: The Walsh Bay Community shows their generous support for a number of good causes.  You all can get involved with any of these worthwhile causes.

Can Too: Operates independently funding young Australian researchers in the quest to cure Cancer.  Support Walsh Bay resident Amanda Russell by sponsoring her as she smashes the SMH half marathon on 22 May.  Amanda is "running for Jane" this year.  Jane is our inspirational Walsh Bay Resident New York Marathoner who is now running her own marathon in 2015 to conquer breast cancer.
Follow Amanda's blog and show your support by sponsoring her at the Can Too - Amanda Russell website page.   
 
  


A Big Shave: As Jane undergoes treatment for Breast Cancer, when she started losing her hair, instead of crying in her bathroom mirror - she decided to dedicate every little hair on her head to raising $ for young Australian Cancer researchers - HOW AMAZING IS SHE?

In her words:
She is currently experiencing the ‘weird and wonderful’ effects of chemotherapy following her surgery for breast cancer.  Her hair has started to fall out so she decided to use this momentous event for a great cause and here you are!
 "Did you know that the average person has 150 000 hairs on their head?  She wants to raise a minimum of 1c for every hair aiming to  raise $1500.00!"

Last Saturday was a momentous occasion. It was time for Jane's hair to finally ALL be removed!  The event was hosted by Bar Cycle and supported by DelAqua.  Fubndraising was kicked off generously by 3 of the follicly challenged men of Walsh Bay, Alberto, Mario and David.  The event was generously supported by many residents and the Walsh Bay Community and an amazing $1980 was raised on the morning.  Collectively over $10,000 has been raised by these two amazing ladies and the generosity of this incredible community.  

You can still show your support for Jane and contribute to her brave Big Shave by donating on Amanda Russell's Can Too Webpage.

    

See more photos of the event HERE at Amanda's Gallery.

Pedal 4 Kids: Bar Cycle has assembled a tenacious group of road cyclists made up predominantly from Walsh Bay residents to take to the roads to raise money for the sick and injured children at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.  
Good luck to the team that includes Enzo, Mario, Ian and Ian, Jeff, Kate, Moheb, Robert and Robert, Lindy, Neil, Daniel, John and others.  This dynamic team will take to the roads on Sunday 3 May.

For more details and to sponsor the team representing Walsh Bay go to Alberto's Pedal 4 Kids page. 

If you want to join the team - See Alberto at Bar Cycle.


 

Deckchair Art

Walsh Bay Arts Performing Arts: Walsh Bay Arts and Commerce combined with the best of Walsh Bay's performing Arts organisations to deliver an amazing afternoon of food, wine and entertainment.  Perfectly enhanced by  deck chairs on the waterfront, Dechchair Arts was the epitome of a relaxed Sunday afternoon enjoying the Best of what Walsh Bay has to offer.
Acrobatic Dance performances were interspersed with poetic readings, indigenous dance and youth drama performances by students of ATYP, we were thoroughly entertained.  

Simmer on the Bay provided an amazing assortment of food, including an incredible Ice Slab covered in prawns, paella, dumplings, and a pig on the spit.  Topped off with a fine selection of wine and craft beer, what more could a fan of the Sydney Arts Lifestyle ask for.
If you missed it this year, keep an eye on the newsletter and website for next years Festival and get in early so you don't miss one of the real events on Walsh Bay's Calendar.

Vivid Sydney

22 May - 8 June: For three weekends Sydney will again come alive with an ever increasing number of light installations.
For details of the festival please go to the website  www.vividsydney.com.
Vivid Light will again have installations in the Walsh Bay Precinct visit  www.vividsydney.com/precinct/walsh-bay  for details.
 
Some important dates and information for Vivid 2015 :
  •   It will run from the 22nd of May until the 8th of June 2015.
  • The last weekend is the June long weekend.
  • The first weekend of Vivid again coincides with the Sydney Writer’s Festival here at the Wharf.
  • Again the message to visitors to Vivid Festival will be  please use public transport. To come to the festival.
  • A system of staged road closures like last year will be in place again this year in Walsh Bay and other Vivid precincts, particularly for the 3 weekends. This will again be managed by the NSW Government’s Transport Management Centre. When traffic management information is available I will do an update.

JAM SESSIONS

Harry Jenson Centre: Make the most of your local community activities.  Join other locals for a relaxed Jam Sessions every Monday from 3.00pm - 4.30pm at the Harry Jensen Activity Centre - 17 Argyle St, Millers Point.
Bring your own instruments or learn how to play the guitar from one of the volunteer teachers.

For more details phone Jessica on 9244 3696
or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or JUST TURN UP.

ATYP  4

Walsh Bay Neighbours: ATYP would love to share with you an industry rate for our upcoming Autumn Holiday Workshop program. See the attached flyer for information on the discount and how to book. Please share this with your colleagues, family & friends.
Our new Workshops Manager, Rob Jago, has prepared a really exciting 2 weeks, and has gathered an incredible line up of tutors, including industry leaders Mitchell Butel, Helen Dallimore & Caleb Lewis.

CLICK HERE for more details.

Pier One 
Walsh Bay Residents
Neighbourhood Offer

Pier One Sydney Harbour: Walsh Bay Residents are invited to the Gantry Bar on the apron of Pier One for a Cocktail and to receive their exclusive - Resident Only Keyring.  The Keyring entitles Walsh Bay Residents to an incredible -
20% discount
on all food, beverage and accommodation at Pier One Sydney Harbour.
This offer is exclusive to
WALSH BAY RESIDENTS ONLY
Come to the Gantry Bar between
5pm and 8pm on Wednesday 25 March
to receive a complimentary cocktail and have your keyring personally presented.
If you have yet to experience the renovated Hotel Lobby, Bar and Restaurant - do yourself a favour and see what everybody is raving about.

Title Magazine

Pier 6/7, Walsh Bay: Recognised by 'Title' Australia's exclusive Strata Living Magazine, as the most prestigious - and friendly - apartments in Sydney.
Acknowedged as an 'engineering feat to create apartments over water and a car park under the water line; and now possibly the friendliest group of residents too"
Walsh Bay residnets should be proud, to be recognised as such a friendly and supportive community.
Click HERE to download the full article.

Sydney Writers Festival

18-24 May: The most exciting weekend of the year is coming.  Piers 2/3 and 4/5 become a hive of activity with tens of thousands of literary lovers transcend into the Precinct to share a yarn.
Stay tuned for the program which is due to be released in early April - But rest assured there will be the usual amazing variety that will keep you all entertained.

Security Update

Friday and Saturday 6pm - 11pm ONLY:  
Precinct Security is to tasked to provide a visual presence as a deterant to inappropriate behaviour and to respond to immediate situations to protect Precinct Property (predominantly the aprons and boardwalks) from damage.
Security can be contacted on 0488 002 170 during patrol hours.  Should you require a call back please ensure you leave your name, the building you live in and contact phone number in your message.
Outside of these hours residents should contact the police on 8220 6399 or Council on 9265 9333.
Precinct Security hours are from 6pm to 11pm on Friday and Saturday only!
Security cannot respond to matters relating to Licensing, DA compliance or noisy neighbours.  These matters should be referred to Police or Council.
To ensure residents have a good understanding or the role of Precinct Security, please click HERE to Download the updated Security Terms of Reference 

Walsh Bay Arts Precinct

Pier 2/3: The Government has pledged to spend $139 million to create new performance venues at Pier 2/3.

Click Here for a link to the Sydney Morning Herald Article, including a video presentation.

ATYP

A Town Named War Boy: April 29 - May 9 at the State Library.
Book tickets for this show and others at the ATYP Website.
Click HERE for ATYP's Latest E-News to keep up to date with what is happening.

FREE WIFI

Go Surfing in Walsh Bay: Enjoy your free Wifi at the cafes and restaurants or just relaxing along the boardwalk at Walsh Bay.  No Password Required.  Just Login when you start browsing and Go Surfing!

STORM BOY

24 APRIL - 17 MAY: Wharf 1 Theatre, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road Walsh Bay.
Click HERE for the Media Release.
Visit Sydney Theatre Website for bookings to this and other shows.

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