PRECINCT NEWS

APRIL 2015

 





HAPPY EASTER

APRIL 3-6: Walsh Bay Precinct wishes all its residents, businesses and visitors a Very Happy Easter.  Take the opportunity to spend time with family and friends.  Don't get too caught up in the importance of chocolate, but also don't forget its importance - specially if you have kids.

SYDNEY WRITERS FESTIVAL

18-24 MAY: Walsh Bay Arts Precinct Comes Alive with literature and lectures. Come down and enjoy the Festival atmosphere with something for everyone.  And many events FREE.
This year the theme of Sydney Writers’ Festival is 'How to Live?'. Where do we find a sense of purpose and how should we best live our lives? It’s a subject seen in all levels of cultural life and running through the books readers are particularly connecting with at the moment.
In this year’s program over 400 writers will help us make sense of the world, exploring ideas of happiness, grief, spirituality, ageing, and mortality.
Navigate the top Bar on the SWF WEBSITE for thew full program and to book for ticketed events.
Download a PDF of the Program HERE.

Pier One
Sydney Harbour

Exclusive Residents Only Keyrings: To ensure that Walsh Bay Residents are treated as special neighbours Pier One Sydney Harbour invites all Walsh Bay Residents ONLY to collect an exclusive Keyring that entitles you to 
20% OFF
food, beverages and accommodation.
For those who have not yet collected your keyring, please contact
Kristy Williams 
Director Sales and Marketing
8298 9964 or 0478 305 267
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Charity Garage Sale

In honour of Leeroy: the young man from Millers Point who died recently.  He was known around the area as the delivery boy taking prescriptions to the people who could not make it down to the Rocks Pharmacy.
Leeroy's family has decided to sell all of his household belongings and give the money to his favourite charity the Camilian Social Centre Takuapa, that helps children with disabilities in Thailand.
Click HERE for more Details.

Suncorp Twenties

Available Online: Suncorp and Sydney Theatre Company’s major partnership, Suncorp Twenties - providing a selection of tickets for just $20 to every STC performance (excluding opening nights) – is confirmed to continue throughout 2015. 

Every Tuesday morning at 9am, Suncorp Twenties go on sale for every STC show for the following week (Monday to Saturday), excluding opening night performances.

Download the MEDIA RELEASE for more details.

SMH Half Marathon

Sunday 17 May: Show your support for your Walsh Bay neighbour, Amanda Russell, as she tackles the SMH Herald Half Marathon.  Amanda would love to see your friendly faces cheering her on down Hickson Road as she attacks her goal of under 2 hours.  
Amanda has added motivation as she raises money for Cancer Research in support for her good friend and your neighbour Jane who is raging her fight with breast cancer.
If you cannot cheer her on as she runs past, you can support by sponsoring her efforts to raise money for "Can Too".  
Visit her sponsorship page to read her blog and donate by CLICKING HERE.

SMH Half Marathon

Sunday 17 May: Traffic Management will be in place to facilitate the running of the SMH Half Marathon on Sunday 17 May.  Hickson Road will be affected by Special Event Clearways and managed access for residents between 5am and 10am.  There will be NO ACCESS from 6.30am to 8am.  Pottinger St Bollards will be open.  More details will be distributed closer to the event.

VIVID SYDNEY

22 MAY - 8 JUNE: Walsh Bay, The Rocks and Circular Quay will again be activated by the most amazing light and sound show.  As with last years event there will be staged Road Closures in place. Check the Walsh Bay Website closer to the event for traffic management details.
The government will be promoting public transport as the only way to get to the City to enjoy the exhibition.
Walsh Bay will feature 5 impressive installations designed to make the most of the built environment.  Click HERE for more details on the Walsh Bay Installations.

ROBOWARS

MAY 30 & 31: During the 2nd weekend of Vivid Pier 2/3 will host Robowars.  This will be FREE to attend and is expected to attract a large number of people to the Precinct during the day time prior to the Vivid Lights coming on in the evenings.  More details will be distributed as they come to hand.

Harry Jensen Centre

56th Anniversary: This April the Harry Jensen Centre will have been open and operating for 56 years, and we’re celebrating! Join us at the centre on Friday 24th April for a free party in the early evening from 4-7pm. There’ll be live flamenco/latin style music to enjoy, and the KGV team will be hosting their regular free BBQ on our front lawn. There’ll also be an historical display, a small book giveaway, cake, games and more! Come along and enjoy an evening of free food, entertainment and fun and help us mark 56 years of serving the Millers Point community.

We would love to show material from the community in our historical display so if you have any photos or other materials you’d like to include please contact the centre on 9244 3696 to discuss.
 
Date: Friday 24 April
Time: 4-7pm

Venue: Harry Jensen Centre, 17 Argyle St, Millers Point
To RSVP or for any questions about this free event, please call 9244 3696
FREE

ATYP
2015 ANNUAL APPEAL

Australian Theatre For Young People: is a resident arts organisation located at Pier 4/5 Walsh Bay.  They provide amazing workshops for young people, and present incredible performances.  

ATYP's 2015 Annual Appeal has now launched and we are very pleased to announce a matched giving initiative that will enable us to provide extraordinary theatre experiences that help young people thrive.
This year ATYP is aiming to raise $50,000 for installing high speed internet, paying for connection charges and for IT support to improve our online resources, website and database. 

Creative Partnerships Australia will match dollar for dollar all gifts we receive by 29 May up to the value of $50,000!

To see a great little video and to DONATE click HERE

Sydney Theatre Company

Boys will be Boys: 16 April to 9 May 2015. 
Wharf 2, Sydney Theatre Company, Pier 4/5 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay.
Boys will be boys, a Sydney Theatre Company commission at Wharf 2 from 16 April to 9 May, is a bold, risqué new work by Melissa Bubnic, winner of STC’s 2010 Patrick White Playwright’s Award for her play, Beached.  The run has only limited ticket availability remaining and the first tranche of Suncorp Twenties ($20 tickets for every STC performance) for Boys will be boys become available on 7 April 2015.

Read the MEDIA RELEASE HERE for more details
Photo by James Green

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS

SUNDAY 5 APRIL: In NSW Daylight Savings ends on Sunday 5 April, when clocks are wound back 1 hour at 3am.
Remember to reset your timers, alarms and turn you clocks back 1 hour on Saturday night before you go to bed.

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