Author Talk with Safdar Ahmed

Meet Safdar Ahmed, author of the award-winning graphic novel “Still Alive: Notes from Australia’s Immigration Detention System” and former Hazelbrook resident. Safdar Ahmed’s Still Alive: Notes from Australia’s Immigration Detention System interweaves journalism, history and autobiography with a striking visual style to bring to light the crucial untold stories of refugees in Australia, and the … Read more

Free Fun Collaborative Community Art Project

Rejoice in the resilience of our community! What histories of resilience have happened in the past? What resilience brings us together today? What do our imaginations hold for our region in the future? We want to amplify our stories of community resilience and transformative actions in response to climate-change driven destabilisation. The Sydney Environment Institute … Read more

Flowering Stories under the blossom trees

Pink blossoms against a bright blue sky

Join us for an open mic style storytelling event, under the spring blossoms in the Katoomba community garden. Bring a cushion, blanket and a story to share! Drug and alcohol free event.

Buzzing Bees play-workshop

A playful, interactive workshop utilising games, nature exploration, original songs and art-marking to foster curiosity and learn about the diversity and ecological needs of bees and other insects.  For youngsters 0 to 5 years and their caregivers. Facilitator Amelie Ecology is an ecologist, educator and musician based in Blackheath who loves to connect young people … Read more

Regenerate

The Festival of Resilience kicks off with a fun, free community event celebrating resilience and showcasing local, practical approaches to sustainability, climate action and caring for country. Performances, talks, art, music. All welcome! Starting from 11am at Carrington Place performers include: Aria winner Mic Conway, better known from the Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band. Bring along a … Read more

Blue Shorts – Family Your Way Film-Making Workshop

Make a one-minute film, from storyboard to finished product in one day, using your smart phone or tablet. Then see it on the big screen at the Blues Shorts Festival. Come along with an idea that relates to “family” – however you see it! Andrew Gelao from KFM Media will be coaching you through the … Read more