2019 Events


Mindfulness Workshop - Japanese

Monday, 19 August | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sydney North Health Network presents mindfulness sessions in various languages.

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FLORA: The Art and Science of the Plant

Wednesday 28 August - Sunday 8 September

An exhibition of botanical art and botanical illustration in a variety of mediums, showcasing the talents of the members of the Botanical Art Society of Australia.

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Stuart Leung Exhibition ( 梁仕釗從藝五十五載書畫回顧展覽 )

Saturday 31 August - Monday 9 September | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join the Chinese Cultural Centre in celebrating 55-years of artworks by well-known Chinese artist Stuart Leung.

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Art and Wellness - when words are not enough

Sunday 1 Septemeber - Sunday 27 October

We will be connecting the art prizes to the council theme of "Resilient cities" and encouraging artists to engage with recycled materials , concepts of sustainability, unity, harmony and community.

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Birds for Beginners: small birds and honeyeaters

Sunday, 1 September | 8:30 am - 10:30 pm

Learn birdwatching basics to help you start to build your knowledge of local bird species, with a focus on small birds and honey eaters.

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Puppeteria Theatre presents the Jeral Puppets

Monday 2 September - Sunday 13 October | 10:30 am

Join Jackie and John Lewis from Puppeteria in Castle Cove and their Jeral Puppets for a program filled with familiar songs, stories and rhymes to engage and entertain preschool and primary aged children.

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Jump into Spring

Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 September | 11am – 5pm 

We're celebrating the arrival of Spring with a giant pink ball pit

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FURbulous Build-A-Bear Workshop Experience

Saturday 7 September – Sunday 8 September | Session times available via website 

Inviting customers to bring to life their very own ‘Lil cub.’

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Mindfulness Workshops (English)

Tuesday, 3 September | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sydney North Health Network presents mindfulness sessions in various languages.

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Red Carpet Women: Nancye Hayes

Tuesday 3 September | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Interview with Australian musical theatre star, Nancye Hayes

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“…It Was Like Seeing A Fallen Rainbow”

Wednesday 4 September - Friday 11 October

An exhibition by Thomas C Chung exploring loss, childlike wonder and our existence in this digital age

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HOME GROWN: The Tenacious Realm

Wednesday 4 September - Sunday 29 September

Willoughby City Council curated exhibition exploring the theme of resilience and the community

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The Concourse Urban Screen - The Tenacious Realm

Wednesday, 4 September - Sunday, 13 October

Presenting an exhibition part of the Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial 2019: The Tenacious Realm

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The Tenacious Realm Public Art Walk

Wednesday, 4 September - Sunday, 13 October

Explore sculpture, installation and video art activating public space at The Concourse, Chatswood.

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FRIENDS - Augmented reality experience

Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 September | 11am - 4pm

Exclusive to Westfield Chatswood, we will be activating a FRIENDS augmented reality experience to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the premier of FRIENDS

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Bicycle Maintenance Made Easy

Thursday, 5 September | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

All the basics of fixing your bike to save money and ride safely.

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#MYCALVINS custom

Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 September | 10am – 6pm 

Calvin Klein will be offering the opportunity to customise iconic CK underwear styles with bold patches, vibrant colourways, and statement-making phrases

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Myer Styling Hub

Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 September | 11am – 5pm 

In partnership with Myer, Westfield Chatswood will be hosting a Spring styling Hub, inviting customers in to talk to Spring’s hottest fashion trends

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Food Swap

Friday, 6 September | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Meet friendly green thumbs and exchange your excess produce.

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Moonlight River Spotlight Walk

Friday, 6 September | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Look out for nocturnal activity while walking alongside the Lane Cove River at night.

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The Drowsy Chaperone

Friday 6 September - Sunday 15 Sepetmeber

Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone in an endearing parody of the jazz age musical, featuring one show-stopping song after another. What more could you need for an evening's entertainment?

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A tribute to George Michael

Saturday 7 September | 7pm

Relive the magic of the late great George Michael.

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Manga Drawing with Matthew Lin - Cover Art

Saturday 7 September | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn Manga from a pro! Illustrator and graphic designer, Matthew Lin, will be sharing his tips and tricks with easy step-by-step instructions in four consecutive drawing workshops.

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Pictures at an Exhibition

Saturday 7 September | 2:30pm

Take a closer look with Dance Development Centre as they present a stunning spectacle of colour and fantasy, where dance and visual art combine to elevate the spirit and move the soul.

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StreetFair 2019

Saturday 7 September

As the North Shore’s biggest street party, get ready to experience performances from amazing bands on multiple stages, taste food from around the world at stalls lining up the streets, view the 1000 plus member parade, discover the interactive zone for kids and much more.

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Hummingsong Community Choirs Presents – The Spring Sing

Sunday 8 September | 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Almost four hundred voices of Hummingsong Community Choirs are combining with the sensational Bill Risby Jazz Trio and sublime Sydney Grammar String Sextet for one enthralling concert event.

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Joy House Film Festival

Sunday 8 September | 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The yearly Joy House Film Festival returns to Chatswood on Sunday September 8 at Hoyts Mandarin Centre.

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Art Therapy & Chronic Pain

Monday 9 September - Monday 4 November | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop looks at your experience of pain and is an opportunity for you to benefit from creative approaches that add to your self-care and management toolbox.

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Image Editing Process with Dr Zen Loy

Tuesday 10 September | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Expand your photographic skills and knowledge with free workshops and relaxed group discussions at our camera group at Chatswood Library.

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Pre-Schoolers’ Bush Scramble

Tuesday, 10 September | 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Wander through the flowering Wisteria walkway and learn all about Buzzy Bees. After the walk we’ll have story time and share some family sustainability tips over a cuppa.

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Red Carpet Women: Rachael Beck

Tuesday 10 September | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Interview with Rachael Beck

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Turning your Dream Home into a Reality

Tuesday, 10 September | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Let us help you demystify the DA process and be inspired by special guest architect Dick Clarke.

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Live at Lunch: MATINÉE IDOLS AND EVENING STARS

Wednesday 11 September | 12:00pm

Romance and a nod to Victoriana, as West End musical star Peter Cousens and flutist Jane Rutter perform popular and romantic songs.

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Made In Berlin

Wednesday 11 September - Sunday 22 September

An exhibition of graphic prints, paintings and mixed-media works by Graham Blondel.

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3D Card Workshop

Thursday, 12 September | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Create your own unique 3D card with cute cat/dog images.

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Mindfulness Workshop - Mandarin

Thursday, 12 September | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Sydney North Health Network presents mindfulness sessions in various languages.

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Spring Film Fling in September

Thursday 12 September - Thursday 26 September

Join us in September at Chatswood Library for our Spring Film Fling!

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Johnny Cash Live

Friday 13 September | 8:00pm

In 1969, off the back of the huge success of 1968’s At Folsom Prison album, Johnny Cash recorded the second of his legendary prison albums at California’s notorious maximum-security prison, San Quentin.

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NSSWE Spring Music Festival

Friday 13 September, Saturday 14 September | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

In its 8th year the festival provides the community with performance opportunities for young musicians.

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Spring Open Mic

Friday 13 September | 2:00pm - 4:30 pm

Open Mic event returns to Chatswood Library!

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Matsuri Japan Festival in Chatswood 2019

Saturday 14 September | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Japan Club of Sydney presents the Matsuri Japan Festival, a free one day event celebrating diversity and multicultural community spirit.

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The World of Love

Wednesday 14 September - Saturday 24 September | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The exhibition includes works from Australian and Chinese artists and features paintings in modern styles and traditional Chinese skills.

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Come & Try Orienteering

Sunday, 15 September | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Orienteering combines a love of the outdoors with the challenge of finding your way with a map and compass.

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Geological Bushwalk

Sunday, 15 September | 9:00 am - 11:30 am

John Martyn - geologist, regional mapper and author will help us gain a greater understanding about how our local flora is linked to the sediments, minerals and rocks below our walking boots.

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Sunday Jazz by NSSWE

Sunday 15 September | 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

Drop in to enjoy “bite size” jazz acts from 17 school bands.

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Red Carpet Women: Tina Bursill

Tuesday 17 September | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Interview with Tina Bursill

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IFAC Handa ASC Finals

Thursday 19 September | 7.00pm

Enjoy an evening of the finest classical singing accompanied by the Opera Australia Orchestra under the baton of the very charismatic Nicholas Milton AM

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Year of Reading Dangerously - Literary Trivia evening

Thursday 19 September | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Test your knowledge and love of literature! Prizes to be won, light refreshments will be served.For ages 16 years plus.

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Dance to the Nines

Friday, 20 September | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An accessible evening for people over 18 with a disability including your family and friends.

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Red Carpet Runway

Friday 20 and Saturday 21 September | 11:00 am, 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm

Chatswood Chase Sydney will host runway shows featuring the best in new season fashions for women and men from leading Australian and international designers.

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Archipaws Pet Portrait Competition 2019

Saturday 21 September, 9am – 3pm

Twenty images of pets will appear on 3 meter high flags in the Chatswood CBD from the end of August – the winners of the Archipaws Pet Portrait Competition.

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Pet Festival

Saturday 21 September | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Pet Festival will come alive with activities for pets and their human companions. From doggy fashion parades to pet workshops, there’s plenty to do with your furry friend.

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Self-publishing workshop with Sue Liu

Wednesday 21 September | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This unique hands-on workshop may be the 'shot in the arm' you need to move from writer to published writer.

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Willoughby Symphony: Bravura

Saturday 21 September | 7:00 pm & Sunday 22 September | 2:00 pm

rammy-nominated chief conductor and Artistic Director Dr Nicholas Milton AM leads the electrifying Willoughby Symphony through Zoltán Kodály's energetic Galanta Dances.

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Willoughby Uniting Church Spring Fair

Saturday, 21 September | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Visit Willoughby Uniting Church’s Spring Fair and enjoy market stalls, children’s activities, entertainment and a sausage sizzle.

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Soulfood Acapella – Love Is…

Sunday 22 September, 3:00pm

Fresh from a series of sell-out shows, Australia’s multi-award winning a cappella group is back at The Concourse Chatswood to transform some of your favourite love songs with their signature a cappella sound.

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Creative Arts Festival

Monday 23 September | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The students at Our Lady of Dolours Catholic School, Chatswood present the annual Creative Arts Festival.

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Dispose of your Household Goods Online

Tuesday, 24 September | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Discover how to use online resources to re-home, reuse or recycle them.

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Iranian Khoresh (Multicultural Cooking Demonstration)

Tuesday, 24 September | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Khoresh is generally refers to different stews in the Iranian cuisine. It is typical served with rice.

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Red Carpet Women: Amanda Muggleton

Tuesday 24 September | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Interview with Amanda Muggleton

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People & Places

Wednesday 25 September - Sunday 6 October

A solo exhibition of figures in the urban landscape by Tony Manning

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Music for a Warming World

Thursday, 26 September | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A visually stunning eco-meditation concert with original music, it is an emotional and entertaining journey through our changing environment.

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Australian Ballet School Showcase 2019

Friday 27 & Saturday 28 September | 7:30pm

An enthralling journey through the traditional and the new, presented by students of The Australian Ballet School.

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Sydney Mozart Society: Sophie Rowell and Kristian Chong

Friday 27 September | 8:00pm

Sophie Rowell is one of Australia’s foremost violinists. Kristian Chong is one of Australia’s leading pianists. Their musical partnership is formidable.

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Festival Oasis – Fun Day

Thursday 3 October | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Parents can kick back and relax these school holidays while the children are entertained in a special kids zone at The Concourse, Chatswood.

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Festival Oasis - NIDA Holiday Classes

Monday 30 September to Friday 11 October

NIDA offers introductory to advanced courses for children and young people during the school holidays

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Festival Oasis - Possum 'scoop a poop' Citizen Science Workshop

Monday 30 September | 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Join in a national study on the ecology of brushtail possums and receive a free collection kit to help with this important research.

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Kick the Training Wheels

Monday, 30 September | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The beginner’s guide to cycling, with on-bike tuition to get children up to 7 years old riding with confidence and without training wheels.

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Ride High (9-14 years)

Monday, 30 September | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Over two great days Ride High will develop cycling skills so children (9-14 years) can progress to independent riding on low traffic roads and onwards to school.

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Ride High (9-14 years)

Tuesday, 1 October | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Over two great days Ride High will develop cycling skills so children (9-14 years) can progress to independent riding on low traffic roads and onwards to school.

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Ride Safe (7-12 years)

Tuesday, 1 October | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Improve your bike skills for safe cycling on footpaths and shared paths. For children aged 7-12 years.

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In My Nature

Wednesday 2 October - Sunday 20 October

A solo exhibition of sculptural ceramics by Odette Ireland

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Festival Oasis - Holiday Lego Fun - Machines

Thursday 3 October | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Build incredible machines

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Bulgarian Traditional Dancing Workshop

Wednesday 4 September & Wednesday 2 October | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Come and enjoy an hour of good emotions, positive energy and happiness as you learn the art of traditional Bulgarian dancing – ‘Horo’.

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Festival Oasis - Silent Disco

Friday 4 October | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Back by popular demand, come along and dance the night away while you listen to tunes of your choice on your glowing headphones or play a round of neon mini golf.

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Walk to Work Day

Friday, 4 October

Get walking! Walk as much as you can on Walk to Work Day

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Connecting in Nature

Saturday, 5 October | 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Discover the joys of reconnecting to nature on this immersive, sensory walk.

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Willoughby Language Festival

Saturday, 5 October | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hear a range of lively and engaging presentations on 15 different languages presented by expert linguistics at the Chatswood Library.

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Taste Tours

Wednesdays 6 , 13 , 20 , 27 September &  4 , 11 October |  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday evening market and tasting adventure in Sydney's newest and most exciting Little Asia - Chatswood.

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residue

Wednesday 9 October - Sunday 20 October

Textile exhibition by Sairi Yoshizawa

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Sydney Chamber Choir: Musica Viva

Wednesday 9 October | 11:00 am

This program explores three moments of renaissance within the great English choral tradition.

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Festival Oasis - Dad's Read: 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'

Thursday 10 October | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for this special evening 'Dad's Read' storytime as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle’s much loved children’s classic 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'.Bring your dads and grandads.

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School Holiday Bushland Adventures (5 - 12yrs)

Thursday, 10 October | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Have fun exploring this fern filled reserve, learn about the spiders we can see and about those that are hiding away.

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Welcome to Willoughby Picnic

Saturday 12 October | 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

A picnic and kids games for families with children who have moved to Willoughby in the past two years.

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