Events


Soft Explosion

29 August - 9 September
Wednesday to Friday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Two artists explore the possibilities of various media and art forms

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Talking Heads

31 August – 25 September
Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 5:00 pm

Talking Heads is a collaboration of artwork created by Visual Voices

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StreetFair 2018

Saturday 1 September, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A highlight of the Emerge Festival, the spectacular StreetFair will take over the Chatswood CBD, bringing it to life with a colourful, vibrant street parade with more than 800 participants, live entertainment and more than 100 market stalls.

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Babe in Symphony

Sunday 2 September, 2:00 pm

Relive one of Australia’s greatest cinematic experiences as the iconic film Babe is presented on a big screen and accompanied by a live performance of the musical score.

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Fathers Day Fixit

Sunday 2 September, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come and learn how to get Dad’s beloved items working again as the perfect gift

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Aboriginal Cultural Bushwalk

Tuesday 4 September, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join Karen Smith from the Aboriginal Heritage Office and walk the Garadi Track

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Jeral Puppets (Micecapades and The Town Mouse & the Country Mouse)

4, 7, 12, 16, 17, 20 & 23 September, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Micecapades The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse return to the Emerge Festival

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Fashion Lecture Series: Beyond the Little Black Dress

Tuesday 4 September, 11 am

Join Claudia Chan Shaw for a series of informative lectures on fashion ranging from Coco Chanel and the evolution of the little black dress through to the origin of the stiletto shoe.

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Flame Seed

5 – 30 September
Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

A Willoughby City Council curated group exhibition exploring contemporary surrealism and fantasy

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Feel Good Gardening

Friday 7 September, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Celebrate the flavour of fresh herbs and taste some pesto demonstrated by our sustainable chef Jo Powling.

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Food Swap

Friday 7 September, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Meet friendly green thumbs and exchange your excess produce.

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Matsuri Sydney Japan Festival 2018

Saturday 8 September, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Matsuri Japan Festival 2018 celebrates Japanese culture and heritage through traditional arts and crafts, performances and a large range of food stalls.

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Mingke Wang Exhibition

Saturday 8 September – Monday 17 September
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mingke Wang is a well-known Chinese artist, a second generation disciple of Zhang Da Qian

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Johnny Cash The Concert

Saturday 8 September, 8:00 pm

Daniel Thompson and Stuie French with Happy Days Records Presents Johnny Cash The Concert

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SXL Open Day

Saturday 8 September, 1 pm - 2 pm

SXL Gymnastics is hosting a FREE Open Day for children 5 - 9yrs.

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Moving Our Emotions with Writing and Dramatisation

Thursday 27 September, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Enjoy a showcase of five books and accompanying dramatisations published by Year 5 students at Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Primary School.

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Coastal Bird Watch

Sunday 9 September, 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Join twitcher Andy Burton to learn about the variety of birds that live and visit this gorgeous reserve

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Joy House Film Festival

Sunday 9 September, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Enjoy a selection of short films based on the themes of joy and diversity

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The Gruffalo

9, 10, 11 & 12 September, various times

A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood ...

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Energy Efficiency for Apartments

Thursday 6 September, 6.30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come along to this free information session to find out how you can make your apartment more energy-efficient without sacrificing on comfort.

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Fashion Lecture Series: Well Heeled – Shoes Through Time

Tuesday 11 September, 11 am

Join Claudia Chan Shaw for a series of informative lectures on fashion ranging from Coco Chanel and the evolution of the little black dress through to the origin of the stiletto shoe.

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Moment seized me, I seized the moment

Wednesday 12 - Sunday 23 September
Wednesday to Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

An exhibition of printmaking by Seong Cho exploring the nature of the moment and memory

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Pre-Schoolers Bush Scrambles

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Bushwalk and story time for children

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Live at Lunch

Wednesday 12 September, 12:00 pm

Unsent Love Letters: Meditations on Erik Satie

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Together Live 2018

Thursday 13 September, 7:00 pm
Friday 14 September, 11:00 am

Sydney City Youth Ballet and SYO Philharmonic

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Feel Good Gardening

Friday 14 September, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Learn how to dry and store your home-grown herbs and save seeds for next season.

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Try Croquet

Saturday 15 September, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Learn how to play croquet!

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Come and Try Orienteering

Saturday 15 September, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

If you’ve ever wanted to try orienteering, a navigation sport for all ages and fitness levels, then this is the event for you.

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Passion

Saturday 15 September, 7:00 pm
Sunday 16 September, 2:00 pm

The jaw-dropping virtuosity of pianist David Fung must be heard and seen to be believed!

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Turning your Dream Home into a Reality

Sunday 16 September, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Mark Sustainable House Day by incorporating sustainability principles into your design.

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Willoughby Craft Beer Fair

Sunday 16 September, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Showcasing the latest and greatest craft beers with wine, local cuisine, live music and entertainment for the kids.

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Fashion Lecture Series: The Finishing Touch – Accessories

Tuesday 18 September, 11 am

Join Claudia Chan Shaw for a series of informative lectures on fashion ranging from Coco Chanel and the evolution of the little black dress through to the origin of the stiletto shoe.

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Red Earth

Thursday 20 September - Tuesday 2 October, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

An exhibition of artworks by John Amiradaki

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What Book Changed Your Life?

Thursday 20 September, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join other readers and writers talking about life-changing books

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NSSWE Spring Music Festival

21, 22 & 23 Septemeber, various times

Northern Sydney Symphonic Wind Ensemble

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Welcome to Willoughby Mystery Bus Tour and Picnic

Saturday 22 September, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Go on a mystery bus tour and discover some of the hidden gems of the Willoughby local area.

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Stairway to the heart

Saturday 22 September, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Stairway to the heart is a one-day art event that invites people to reflect on how we are connected to those seeking asylum

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Willoughby Uniting Church Spring Fair

Saturday 22 September, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Featuring entertainment, food, activities for children and plenty of stalls selling cakes, plants, second-hand goods, books and more.

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Within 100 – Local Produce Market

Saturday 22 September, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Experience the best locally produced food at the inaugural Within 100 market.

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Northbridge Childrens Art Prize and Exhibition

Sunday 23 September - Friday 12 October, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Opening Event:
Saturday 23 September, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

An exciting annual exhibition showcasing the diverse talents of children

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Nature Connection Workshop

Sunday 23 September, 9.00 am - 12.00 pm

John Allen and Waminda Parker introduce the concept of ‘nature connection’ and its links to health, well-being and productivity.

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Multicultural Cooking Demonstration

Tuesday 25 September, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Learn how to make the Thai dish Pad Kee Maw.

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Jeral Puppets (The Three Little Pigs)

25, 28 &30 September, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The Three Little Pigs return to the Emerge Festival

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Fashion Lecture Series: Material Girl – Baubles, Bangles and Bling

Tuesday 25 September, 11 am

Join Claudia Chan Shaw for a series of informative lectures on fashion ranging from Coco Chanel and the evolution of the little black dress through to the origin of the stiletto shoe.

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Film screening – Backtrack Boys

Thursday 27 September, 6:30 pm (99 minutes)

Three Aussie boys are on a rocky path towards jail until they meet a freewheeling jackaroo ...

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Bowls Multicultural Day

Thursday 27 September, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Discover the fun of lawn bowls and learn from to improve your well-being.

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The Bootleg Beatles

Friday 28 September, 8:00 pm

The world’s greatest Beatles show, is returning to Australia

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Chinese Opera

Saturday 29 September, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Australasian Art & Stageworks Inc presents Cantonese Opera

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A taste of Asia – food tour

Saturday 29 September, 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Join award-winning Taste Cultural Food Tours on a tasting adventure in Chatswood, Sydney’s newest and most exciting 'Little Asia'.

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Festival Oasis

Wednesday 3 - Friday 5 October, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Relax in the sun, chill out in a deck chair and enjoy a refreshment from one of the many restaurants on The Concourse while the kids have some fun!

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