Thursday, July 1, 2010

The ZUMBA Party! Chippendale, Erskineville, Newtown, Pyrmont, Rozelle, Ultimo - On Today Tonight 01/07/10


Check out what this Zumba craze is all about...I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

If you haven’t heard about Zumba before let me fill you in: Zumba is a fun, exciting fitness class based on simple Latin American dance moves.  It’s not a dance class, it’s not a gym class - it’s a party!  So it doesn’t matter if you cant dance, if you haven’t exercised in a while or if you think yourself completely uncoordinated - the emphasis is on having fun and Zumba is for everyone!  However, do come prepared to sweat - it’s an awesome workout!

Feel free to bring your friends and tell everyone you know to get down to the class!  The bigger the party - the better!

Let’s ZUMBA!! As feature on Today Tonight 01/07/10!!

For more info contact:

Claire Cunneen


Mobile: 0421 077 355

Twitter: @zumbafiestasydney


CHIPPENDALE Aruanda Studios
37 O'Connell St, Chippendale
Saturday 11:30am (Starts 10/7)

ERSKINEVILLE Village Anglican Church Hall
2 Rochford Street (Cnr Erskineville Rd), Erskineville
Tuesday 7:45pm

NEWTOWN St Stephen's Hall
Church Street, Newtown
Friday 10:30am

Community Centre
Cnr John and Mount St, Pyrmont (Enter from Mount St)
Saturday 11:30am and Monday 7:30pm

ROZELLE Neighbourhood Centre
665a Darling Street, Rozelle
Wednesday and Thursday 8pm

ULTIMO Community Centre (5mins from CBD)
40 William Henry Street, Ultimo (Enter from Bulwara St)
Tuesday 6pm

REVESBY, PADSTOW AND RAMSGATE also available.  Ring Claire for further details.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sydney Vegan Bake Sale, Newtown 26 June - Proceeds to A Poultry Place Bird Santuary

They're doing it again this month... The Sydney Vegan Bake Sale will be at the Newtown Square Markets (across the road from the train station, outside the Community Centre) on Saturday June 26 from 8am until 12 midday - yep, that's right, they're finishing earlier this month so make sure you drop by during the morning so you don't miss out!
There will be gluten free and sugar free options as well as savoury baked goods for anyone who's not into sweet treats!

All proceeds will be donated to A Poultry Place, a bird sanctuary in Canberra for neglected chickens, turkeys, ducks and other poultry.

Who is doing the baking?
A group of Sydney vegans who hold bake sales to raise money for animal-related charities. They started by participating in the first Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale and then realised what a great opportunity it was and have decided to continue their bake sales on a regular basis. 
This is a great opportunity to taste some amazing food and support a great cause!  Get behind the Sydney Vegan Bake! And if you're still not sure check out some of the photos from the last one...:-)

Gluten free cupcakes

Cinnamon Buns
Tiramisu Cupcakes

Monday, June 14, 2010

Street Art of Sydney's Inner West - Author Melinda Vassallo

Street Art of Sydney’s Inner West

Author Melinda Vassallo

Graffiti or Street Art is often seen as the defacing of public property. So who would have thought that the clandestine inscription, "Eternity", by a local graffiti artist would become a celebrated symbol to welcome in the new Millennium.

Sydney’s inner west is uniquely rich in street art and has some of the best examples in Australia. This is despite the fact that many landmark pieces have disappeared due to high-density housing construction and increased renovation of buildings.

Street Art of Sydney’s Inner West a pictorial reference book is a celebration of 30 years of street art and the artists who create it.

Meet the artists and their crews in their own words and art.

The book can be found in the Art Gallery NSW, Museum of Sydney, MCA and Museum of Sydney along with major Sydney bookshops such as Dead, Berkelouw Books Newtown + Gleebooks.  Also available online at: Fineline Design
About Melinda Vassallo
Melinda Vassallo is a qualified Graphic Designer and Art Director with more than 20 years in the industry. Her experience ranges from traditional typography, design and advertising through to the new digital media.

These last 10 years Melinda has been working under the company name of Fineline Type & Design and during these years has held contracts for the design and production of several hi-profile companies.

Melinda has lived in the inner city for most of her life and has always found inspiration for her design on the streets. Over the past few years she has been photographing graffiti and other street art forms found in the streets of Sydney, developing a passion for the ever-changing movement of Street Art.

In 2008 Melinda won an arts grant to produce a pictorial reference book on the Street Art of the Inner West.

More recently, Melinda Vassallo is the author of the published book Street Art of Sydney's Inner West. Fineline Type & Design was the publisher and promoter of the book.

She has given talks about the growing subculture of Street Art at The Powerhouse Museum and helped organise Street Art and HipHop events about Sydney.

Fineline Type & Design

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Meet a Sitter - Find a Quality Babysitter: Balmain, Surry Hills

Australia's first and only boutique speed-dating service for busy parents to connect with nannies and babysitters. As parents themselves, they know that nothing beats face-to-face interviews and a parent's intuition when selecting someone to watch over your precious ones.

In just over an hour and a half, Meet A Sitter brings together a group of prescreened babysitters, nannies and parents at exclusive events held across Sydney every month. You'll meet and personally interview quality candidates in a relaxed setting close to home. Walk away with a coveted portfolio of everyone's resumes and your very own network of great carers.

Date:    Wed - 30 June 2010
Time:    7.15pm - 9.00pm
Venue:  Sparkle Cupcakery
             132 Foveaux St
             Surry Hills

Pre-registration is required, so check out Meet a Sitter now!!

Evenings in other suburbs available, and more Inner West evenings in July - check out: Meet a Sitter 

Friday, June 11, 2010

Sydneyvision Song Contest - Your Suburb Needs You!

Bands Of Sydney Your Suburb Needs You!

The Newtown Neighbourhood Centre with the support of the Dendy Newtown and the Sandringham Hotel are thrilled to announce the first ever Sydneyvision Song Contest.


The Ultimate Musical Showdown

The contest entry rules are simple:
  • Film you (and your band if they exist) performing an original song (Video recordings are preferred in .mov format)
  • The song must contain the name of the suburb you claim to represent somewhere in the lyrics.
  • Send a copy to the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre along with a $10 entry fee.
and in deference to the Eurovision song contest and the high cultural standards that contests sets:
  • At least one of the performers must be wearing sequins OR wink shamelessly at the camera at some point of the song video.
The Grand Final at the Dendy Newtown: 14 finalists will be selected from the entries. These will be compiled for a special Grand Final screening at the Dendy Newtown on 25 August 2010 at 7:00pm where the winning Song of Sydney will be chosen.

The Prizes: As well as getting to know you have written the best song in the history of the world about Summer HIll, Erskineville or Rozelle, there will also be prizes:
  • First Prize:     $200 plus a 15 minute gig at the Newtown Festival
  • Second Prize: $150
  • Third Prize:    $100
The three winners will also get to perform at the Champions Night gig at the Sandringham Hotel on 9 September 2010.
For more details call Ken at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre on 9516 4755 or email or for entry form and guidelines check out: