We’ve made planning your school holidays a piece of cake by compiling the best activities in the Inner West from 29 June to 5 July. There are also a couple of adult-only events for when you need a break!
FRONT OPENING NIGHT, Friday 30 June (Marrickville)
This Friday night at 8pm, the Depot Theatre debuts Michael Abercromby's latest play Front. This captivating and fresh work depicts the experiences of a local band following their rapid rise to fame and the darker side of today's music industry. Front combines a stellar lineup of young actors and a hilarious soundtrack that will enthral all its viewers.
Price: General admission $32, concession $27, school students $22
Location: The Depot Theatre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville NSW 2204
50 YEARS AGO TODAY FEATURING THE BEATELS, Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 July (Newtown)
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ ground-breaking album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, head to Leadbelly Newton on Saturday 1 July at 6pm or Sunday 2 July at 6.30pm to hear all your favourite tunes performed by one of Australia’s finest tribute bands, The Beatels. Don’t worry if Sgt Pepper’s isn’t your favourite album – The Beatels will also be playing a medley of all the biggest Beatles hits for your listening pleasure!
Price: Tickets start from $34.70
Location: Leadbelly Newtown, 42 King Street, Newtown NSW 2042
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SUPERHERO SOFTIE AT STANMORE LIBRARY - COMIC CON-VERSATION 2017, Monday 3 July (Stanmore)
Fight the Monday blues with this adorable workshop that will delight the kids. Just like Build-a-Bear, they’ll get the chance to design and create their very own Comic Bear, all the while learning basic sewing skills. And unlike Build-a-Bear, it’s free! It will make your kids (and your wallet) bear-y happy.
Price: Free, bookings essential
Location: Stanmore Library, Stanmore Reserve, Douglas Street, Stanmore NSW 2048
NAIDOC WEEK - KOOMURRI PERFORMANCE TROUPE, Wednesday 5 July (Marrickville)
Every first week of July, the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) hosts events to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people around Australia. As part of NAIDOC Week, you are invited to performances by the Koomurri Performance Troupe this Wednesday, which will include storytelling and didgeridoo performances. Fill up on a bush tucker after the performance.
Location: Marrickville Library, Corner Marrickville and Petersham Roads, Marrickville NSW 2204
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THE MARRICKVILLE MEDAL - RECONSIDERING HERITAGE FOR MODERN LIVING, Wednesday 5 July (Marrickville)
The Inner West’s beauty is largely due to its rich architectural heritage. This Wednesday, come to the Architecture on Show talk to hear prominent architect Chris Major explain how modern living and heritage context can be used to enhance one another. Architect Lisa Merkesteyn will also examine two shortlisted entries for the Marrickville Medal for Conservation.
Price: Free, bookings essential
Location: Herb Greedy Hall, 79 Petersham Road, Marrickville NSW 2204
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