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Newtown Community Garden

I have been to Newtown countless times and never noticed this delightful community garden just one short block back from the main street, King Street.The space is utilised by locals for growing vegetables and other plants.There's rainwater tanks for watering, and bins of compost and mulch.

Around Town - Hollaback Dance Classes

Meet the professional dancers behind Sydney’s booty lovin’ dance classes

Around Town - New Year’s Eve at Barangaroo Reserve

Thu 31 Dec From the moment we stepped foot on the Stargazer lawn at Barangaroo we imagined it’d make a pretty awesome spot for NYE. Well, turns out it will be...

Kids - Sydney Hills Christmas Sky Show

27 Nov-30 Dec With a huge LED light canopy stretching across Main Street, painting the town red and green and gold and everything else in between, the sky show is bound...

Kids - Sydney Hills Water Wonderland

26 Dec-26 Jan 2016 Bella Vista Farm Park is going to get a little wild this summer as the biggest inflatable water theme park is set to make your summer days unforgettable....

Bars & Pubs - Black Friday Booze

Fri 27 Nov It's Black Friday, which is the US is the day of famous retail sales following Thanksgiving. Here you can mark the day by heading to the Corner House...

Art - Murruwaygu

28 Nov-21 Feb 2016 This exhibition, curated by installation artist Jonathan Jones explores the traditional line work employed by men of south east Australia across...

Bars & Pubs - Wine Wedding

Sat 28 Nov Thus far no-one has led us to believe that planning a wedding is a cake walk, but if there was a rooftop party where you could try wines, cake and cheeses...

Kids - Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival

13 Jul 2016-17 Jul 2016 See your favourite Disney characters come to life and skate around you. For the first time, Disney On Ice is bringing you the beautiful voices and wonderful...

Kids - Wind in the Willows

06 Jan 2016-23 Jan 2016 Wind in the Willows, the wonderful story of life on the riverbank, is returning to the Royal Botanic Garden this January. For over two weeks, the Australian...

Kids - Dinosaurs Alive

19 Dec-27 Jan 2016 Dinosaurs Alive is taking centre stage at the Australian Reptile Park where you’ll hear the mighty roar of the T-Rex and get a little close to the snapping...

Historical newspapers recently added to Trove

The National Library of Australia have announced that the following historical Queensland newspaper have been digitised and made available to search through Trove – Brisbane Telegraph (Qld. : 1948 – 1954) The Daily Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1903 – 1926) The Evening Advocate (Innisfail, Qld. : 1941 – 1954) The Evening Telegraph (Charters Towers, Qld.... Read more

Getting the most out of your real Christmas tree

16 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Editor note: Next week, we’ll be starting our Christmas gift-maker interview series. Watch this space. Do you get a real Christmas tree? Curious about giving one a go in place of the plastic alternatives? Ever wondered just where that tree comes from, how it is grown and what on earth those growers do for the non-festive time [...]

Theatre - About An Hour

19 Jan 2016-24 Jan 2016 Sydney Festival's annual program of short shows from Australia and around the world suits every budget and schedule, and runs the gamut - from physical...

This weekend’s top picks for the DESIGN Canberra festival

19 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

DESIGN Canberra raced out of the gate proving that the capital is very much en vogue. The festival—now in its second year—is putting on more than 70 events and activities, many free and something for all ages and interests. The festival is about connecting you with artists, designers, architects, interior designers, landscape designers, craftspeople and other [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (28 and 29 November 2015)

22 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 28 November 2015 to 29 November 2015. ] Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 25 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website. 15 Andado Place,...Show More Summary

Shopping - Bec & Bridge Warehouse Sale

03-05 Dec Bec & Bridge are running a three-day warehouse sale featuring one-off samples from the Mercedes-Benz fashion week shows. Pick up contemporary runway...

Fitzroy history – from textiles to dairy

This is a rare one, where a building has retained its industrial function and has not become retail or housing. This is now the home of St David Dairy. Courtesy of SLV / Committee for Urban Action (CUA) collection / ID: CUAFY55/7   /...Show More Summary

Is cycling so successful in Amsterdam because it’s as flat as a pancake?

Infrastructure is usually cited as the key explanation for Amsterdam’s astonishingly high bicycle use. And so it is, but what gets overlooked is topography. Hilly cities can’t be expected to do anywhere near as well Is cycling so successful in Amsterdam because it’s as flat as a pancake?

The homeless have to sleep somewhere

Belmore Park, near Central Station, Sydney.A 40 deg C day - at least this man managed to find some respite in the shade.

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