PRECINCT NEWS

October 2014

 

 


Walsh Bay Arts Table
Charity Dinner
Tuesday 11 November 2014

Regional Arts NSW: The Walsh Bay Arts Table has developed into an amazing annual outdoor dining event on the edge of Sydney Harbour at Pier 2.  This year Regional Arts NSW will be recipient of proceeds from the Event.
This five-course al fresco degustation dinner with matched regional wines will be served on the historic Pier 2 Wharf, and will feature fine food donated from Walsh Bay Arts Precinct restaurants Dedes on the Wharf, Lotus Dumpling Bar, Sydney Dance Lounge and Simmer on the Bay.
Guests will be entertained by South Coast born-and-bred singer-songwriter Heath Cullen. Cullen who will open for four-time Grammy Award winning artist, Joe Henry’s national tour next month, recently supported Aussie folk-rock veterans, The Waifs. A silent auction of donated art works from regional NSW will be conducted during the evening along with a fabulous raffle.
All proceeds from the dinner will be used to deliver the Regional Arts Australia National Conference and Arts Festival in 2016. This amazing event, part conference, part festival - all arts, is only held in NSW every 12 years.

Click HERE to BOOK Tickets - $165

SONG COMPANY
Walsh Bay Residents Offer

19 - 25 October: In a rare soloistic production, the singers of The Song Company and chamber ensemble, Ironwood will combine to present Johann Sebastian Bach’s magnificent Mass in B Minor. Widely regarded as one of the supreme achievements of classical music, this monumental work completed at the end of his life combines Bach’s stylistic and technical brilliance.
 
Where: City Recital Hall Angel Place
When: Sunday 19th October 3pm
Tickets: bit.ly/ZtbkZH. As a special offer for Walsh Bay Residents, quote MUSIC to receive 15% off ticket prices.

SYDNEY THEATRE

The Wharf Review: Everyone's favourite lampoonists return for another annual instalment of The Wharf Revue packed full of their trademark irreverent, anarchic political satire.  Amanda Bishop and newcomer Douglas Hansell join revue veterans Jonathan Biggins and Phillip Scott for more razor-sharp satire in Open for Business at The Wharf from 22 October to 20 December, preceded by a regional tour.
Written and created by Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott. Musical Director: Phillip Scott. Lighting Design: Matthew Marshall. 
Cast: Jonathan Biggins, Amanda Bishop, Douglas Hansell, Phillip Scott
Box Office: 02 9250 1777. sydneytheatre.com.au
Tickets: $40 - $63 (fees apply)

Click HERE to Download the Media Release

SPRING CYCLE

Sunday 19th October: A combination of rides to cater for all levels.  The Spring Cycle requires the closure of a number of Roads in the CBD.  Organisers of the event have been careful to ensure that the Road closures do not effect residents in Walsh Bay.  Access to all car parks will be maintained during the event.

Please note that
Hickson Road will be CLOSED southbound from Towns Place to Napoleon St.
Towns Place will be CLOSED eastbound. (Inbound)

For more details on other road closures visit: www.livetraffic.com or download a MAP HERE
Events include a 15km City Ride, and 55 Km Classic Ride and a 100km Challenge ride.  For more information on the event visit: www.springcycle.com.au

SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY

LOUDER THAN WORDS: "A Dance that explodes with power and beauty".
 
Louder Than Words showcases two new works from Sydney Dance Company Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela and Greek prodigy Andonis Foniadakis. Bringing the full force of the Company to bear, Bonachela and Foniadakis present a manifesto for the future of dance – brash and beautiful, unapologetic and impossible to contain. 
 
4 - 18 OCTOBER
SYDNEY THEATRE 
#SDCLouder
SPECIAL OFFER FOR WALSH BAY RESIDENTS
Quote SDCWALSHBAY to receive $10 off Premium, A Reserve and B Reserve tickets to the Thurs 9 Oct 8pm performance.   

BARANGAROO

HEADLAND PARK UPDATE & PUBLIC DOMAIN WORKS: The Public Domain Works have commenced in Towns Place, Dalgetty Road and Argyle Place in preparation for the opening of the Headland Park in Mid 2015.

Work in Towns place commenced in Mid September and are expected to continue for approx 8 - 10 weeks.  Parking in Towns Place will be effected during these works.

The works will involve the removal and replacement of pavement and kerbs, excavation and installation of new services, tree planting, landscaping, installation of new light poles and signage, new asphalt and line marking.

The hours of work are 7am to 7pm from Monday to Friday and 7am to 5pm on Saturday. There will be no work on Sundays or public holidays. Please note that these hours differ from the site construction hours.

Pedestrian safety and traffic control measures will be in place.  

Click HERE for a map showing effected areas.

HEAVY VEHICLES: The Headland Park is progressing and is scheduled to be open in Mid 2015.  The 'roof' of the park is to be installed during October land November.  This requires the delivery of pre-cast concrete sections by Heavy vehicles.  RMS require all heavy veichles to be off the road by 5am.  The BDA has arranged an area on Hickson Rd to prevent trucks queuing on Towns Place.

Click HERE for a copy of the notice from the BDA.

WORKERS LUNCH

Lunch Under $10: There is a huge variety of lunches to choose from for workers in Walsh Bay.  Everything you can think of including Healthy Salads, Sandwiches and Wraps, Pasta, Burgers, Hot Meals, Chinese.  Most of Walsh Bay's cafes and restaurants offer high quality meals for under $15 and many under $10.  Support local business for great food at a great price and you don't have to pay more for the views.

SEAWALL
BAR & RESTAURANT

Highseas Membership: I hope this finds you well.

We wanted to reach out to you and invite you to join our HIGHSEAS MEMBERSHP REWARDS PROGRAM which entitles all bearers an exclusive 10% discount on all purchases across any day of trading.
As well as the discount, all members receive monthly specials as well as regular drink offers exclusive to card holders only.
To apply for membership, please fill in the attached flyer or visit our team in person.
Please extend this exciting opportunity to all of your staff, we are a restaurant about giving back to our community.

We look forward to seeing you real soon!

Click HERE for your application form

WALSH BAY ARTS FESTIVAL
Sparkling Sydney

Expressions of interest: The first ‘Walsh Bay Arts Festival’ will be held on Sunday 7th of December this year. The Festival combines an amazing offering of performances, backstage tours and workshops for families in the day time and combines this with ‘Sparkling Sydney’ in the evening - the first sparkling wine festival held in Australia.
The festival will run from 11am – 9pm in Walsh Bay with the festival hub being around Pier 2/3 and 4/5.

We’re calling for artists, craftspeople, local arts based retailers and artistic home-based businesses to apply for a market stall. All vendors must be covered by public liability insurance;

For more detail and to submit expressions of interest please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before
Friday 10th October, 2014.

Sydney Festival

TABAC ROUGE
At
Sydney Theatre

8-23 JANUARY 2015: Walsh Bay joins in the festivities of the Sydney Festival in 2015 with an amazing performance at Sydney Theatre!
One of the world's greatest circus performers, James Thierree brings to Sydney his most extravagant work to date.  Thierree's newest work portrays the dark and delirious world of a disillusioned ruler haunted by images of beauty and chaos.
On a stage off mirrors, music and movement, Thierree pushes the boundaries of circus, dance and theatre to create a show "full of real power and dark beauty".
For more information visit: www.sydneyfestival.org.au/tabac
BUY TICKETS HERE

Millers Point
Spring Picnic

Thanks From Millers Point: John Dunn and Margaret Bishop, residents of Millers Point and friends of Walsh Bay, pass on their thanks below.

"Thank you to everyone who came up the hill to the Millers Point Spring Picnic on Sunday. There are lots of photos on our new website (see below). Everyone in Millers Point appreciates your support at this difficult time for our community. We love living alongside the Walsh Bay community and organisations such as yours in this arts precinct.
Margaret and John have been setting up a website for Millers Point which we hope you will visit...
www.millerspointcommunity.com.au
On this site and elsewhere we have been writing and publishing stories about Millers Point, the place and the people. This is our way of supporting our community. Kelli Hayes, a Walsh Bay resident, is setting up a Friends of Millers Point organisation. We would love you to be part of this when it is up and running."
Click HERE for the Picnic Newsletter.

CHRISTMAS PARTY

Thursday 11 December: Put this date in your Diary!
This Party is
NOT TO BE MISSED!!  
There are some changes to the format this year, Including a start and finish time, being 5pm to 11pm, so don't be late.  There will be a DJ rather than a band, to play everybody's favourites, including requests, so think of what you want to dance to and if you let me know ahead of time I will make sure it is available.  Sadly we cannot afford Santa this year due to the increased costs of Santa Liability Insurance. 
Some old favourites will remain, including the Famous Walsh Bay Beer, specially brewed and bottled by the Manage Meant team.  As always there will be plenty to eat and drink, with Fresh Seafood, Spit Roasts, Paella and a selection of great treats donated from the local restaurants.
This is a great time to get together and meet new neighbours or catch up with those you already know.  Celebrate the great sense of community that has been developed in Walsh Bay.
 
The Team at Manage Meant look forward to seeing you all for a great night!

ROAD TO BARANGAROO

Download the APP: Highly recommended for every resident of Walsh Bay and anybody who finds Walsh Bay an amazing place to live, work or relax.

Sydney Theatre Company has partnered with Lend Lease to create the Road to Barangaroo App a free smart phone and tablet app which guides users on an informative and entertaining historic walking tour from Circular Quay, through Walsh Bay to Barangaroo.

STC Artistic Director, Andrew Upton believes the app will bring the precinct to life. “It’s really pleasing to bring the stories of this burgeoning precinct to life, in such a new and engaging way.”

STC should be congratulated for creating such an amazing App.  The App provides an incredible history of Early Sydney, Development through to modern days and an Insight into the future.   

The APP is available for apple, android and windows phones and tablets.
Download the media Release HERE
Click here for for more details.
Download the APP from the App Store Now for IOS or Android

SEAL OF APPROVAL
FOR WALSH BAY

Pier 8/9: This cute creature gave workers at Pier 8/9 a thrill this morning as it lazed around in the water alongside the pier.  It obviously enjoyed a fabulous breakfast in Walsh Bay and needed to have a rest before getting on with the rest of the day.

Just another example of the amazing environment we enjoy in one of Sydney's most unique locations, combining a picturesque working environment with prestige homes, amazing restaurants and Sydney's Premiere Cultural Organisations.

Pier One
Sydney Harbour

Good Food Month: Pier One Sydney Harbour, Sydney’s chic waterfront hotel, is the ultimate location to nourish the mind and body this spring. Offering alfresco dining over the water, Pier One has just announced an innovative collection of events to compliment the warm weather and celebrate the stylish and sophisticated offerings, bar and lounge from the recent beautification process.
 Throughout October and November, helmed by the highly anticipated celebrity chef, indulge in uniquely curated events that are each distinctly different yet envelope the exceptional waterfront experience. From Good Food Month festivities to the stunning Melbourne Cup Luncheon for a race that stops the nation, Pier One welcomes you to enjoy innovative cuisine in a place where time seems suspended.
Throughout October Pier One Sydney Harbour will be hosting a Supper Club on Thursday and Friday Evening.

Click HERE for more information.

FREE WIFI

No Password: Enjoy Free Wifi in the public areas of Walsh Bay.  Use the Wifi it to get the most out of your visit to Walsh Bay.  Explore the Walsh Bay App (download from i-tunes) and keep an eye out for the Special Offers that are Soon to Come. 

WEBSITE

www.walshbay.com.au: Check the Website regularly to keep up with the latest news and events in and around Walsh Bay, including Traffic Management, Barangaroo Updates, and Special Events.
There is also a list of contractors details and other handy contacts.

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Strata Magazine: A new Magazine focusing on Strata Living has been produced.  It has some really interesting articles about Strata Life.  You can pick up a copy from the Precinct Office. 
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