2021 Heritage Festival - Our Heritage for the Future
Tuesday 6 April 2021
Inner West Council Library and History, under the auspices of the National Trust, presents the 2021 Heritage Festival, from 18 April - 19 May.
This year, Council is celebrating the heritage of the diverse Inner West communities, including the local Greek community, in this the 200th anniversary of Greek Independence.
River Song art exhibition, Delmar Gallery at Trinity Grammar School, 144 Victoria Street Ashfield, Sunday 18 April, 10am – 5pm.
A multi-disciplinary group exhibition revealing some of the many changes wrought on the Cooks River from environmental, cultural and historical perspectives.
Guided walk of Victoria Street Ashfield Part 1, Sunday 18 April, 1.30pm – 3.30pm.
Guides from Ashfield District Heritage Society share fascinating early histories of the places, key people and events associated with the street. Cost $5. Book at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mad Landscapes Matter - Tour of Callan Park, Sunday 18 April, 2pm – 4pm.
Hear how the Medical Superintendent of Gladesville Hospital and a visionary architect came together to develop the Callan Park Estate. Cost $25 for adults. Free for children under 12. Bookings essential
Digitising for the Future, Balmain Watch House, Tuesday 20 April 11am-1pm – Saturday 8 May, 11.30am – 3pm. Other days 11am – 3pm.
Exhibition of photos and oral histories of Balmain and Rozelle from the 1890s through to the 1970s. More information www.balmainassociation.org.au
Marrickville Eikons photography exhibition, Marrickville Library, Saturday 1 May – Sunday 30 May.
Iconic photographs of the Greek community in Marrickville, taken by Emmanuel Angelicas.
Chinese-Australia: a history in objects, Ashfield Library, Tuesday 4 May, 6.30pm – 7.30pm.
Michael Williams presents a unique view of Chinese-Australian history explored through the lens of objects in public and private collections in both Australia and China. Bookings essential
Marrickville Eikons artist talk, Marrickville Library Pavilion, Wednesday 5 May, 6.30pm – 7.30pm.
Photographer Emmanuel Angelicas and curator Alan Davies, long term residents of Marrickville, discuss the photographs and the stories behind them. Bookings essential
Little Athens book launch, Marrickville Town Hall, Sunday 9 May, 4pm – 6pm.
Join Sydney historian Vasilis Vasilas. Little Athens is an extension of Vasilis's recent book, Beyond the Shop Windows and Counters, which focuses on a wide range of Greek businesses in both the retail and industrial sectors of Marrickville. Bookings advised
Managing Local Heritage: Applying the Burra Charter, Pratten Park Community, Sports and Bowling Club, Sunday 16 May, 2pm – 4pm.
A panel of professional experts will discuss raising awareness of heritage management principles and the Burra Charter in application to the conservation of local heritage. More information here
Fraternising with the enemy, Marrickville Library and Pavilion, Wednesday 19 May, 6.30pm – 7.30pm.
A talk by Dr Noni Boyd on the little known history of the current home of the Factory Theatre which was the home of a local library and the 1930s Knitting and Hosiery Mill, now Kennards. Bookings essential
Shopping, the cinema and neighbourhood: Greek Life, Marrickville Library and Pavilion, Thursday 20 May, 6.30pm – 7.30pm.
Greek Australian archive project, Professors Nick Doumanis and George Kouvaros will present a lecture depicting Greek life in new neighbourhoods, with film and photographs to illustrate how Greeks remade their lives in the 1950s in the Inner West. Bookings essential
Gulgadya (Grass Tree) walking tour along Hawthorne Canal, Monday 24 May and Tuesday 25 May, 10.15am – 1.30pm.
Elders Matthew Doyle, a descendant of the Muruwari People from north west NSW, and Terry Lennis, a proud D'harawal man, local elder and an Aboriginal horticulturalist lead this two-hour tour to two significant midden sites, followed by 1.5 hours cultural activity at Callan Park.
Monday tour: Bookings essential
Tuesday tour: Bookings essential
For media enquiries, contact Elizabeth Heath, Media and Communications Coordinator, 9392 5334 or Elizabeth.Heath@innerwest.nsw.gov.au