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A Montage of an Exhibition

17 February 2017

Blacktown Arts Centre is transforming its gallery space into a cinema to showcase the work of one of Australia’s most influential contemporary artists.

Arts Assistance Available

16 February 2017

Community groups and local artists are being urged to apply for funding under Blacktown City Council’s Creative Arts Fund.

Sima is Blacktown’s People’s Choice Artist

14 February 2017

Fly, a powerful and timely work by Seven Hills artist Sima Alikhani, has been voted the winner of the People’s Choice Prize in the 2016 Blacktown City Art Prize.

Blacktown sets Australian Haka record

04 February 2017

Blacktown is claiming the Australian Guinness Book of Records record for the Haka, after just under 2,000 people performed the chant this morning. “The official count was 1,998 – which we are going to claim as the Australian record,” the Mayor of Blacktown City, Councillor Stephen Bali said. “If not, it is certainly the record for the Haka performed on Waitangi Day in Blacktown.

Local seniors share life stories

31 January 2017

Blacktown City seniors will record their life stories as part of a local oral history project at Blacktown City Libraries. “Many of our senior residents have amazing life stories to share, from a former Archbishop of Port Moresby who travelled the world, to a lucky Rooty Hill resident who met astronaut Buzz Aldrin,” said Mayor of Blacktown City Councillor Stephen Bali.

Let’s take the haka record off the French

25 January 2017

Blacktown is calling on all of Sydney to help it set the Guinness World Record for staging the haka, which is currently held by the French.

20,000 to celebrate Lunar New Year in Blacktown

18 January 2017

More than 20,000 people are expected to flock to Blacktown’s Nurragingy Reserve next month to celebrate the Lunar New Year. “Blacktown will be celebrating the many cultures that observe the Lunar New Year”, Mayor of Blacktown City Stephen Bali said. “The Lunar New Year is celebrated by the people of China, Korea, Mongolia, Tibet and Vietnam, amongst others,” he said.

Summer Streets to enliven Blacktown CBD

11 January 2017

Blacktown CBD will be enlivened with a free 10-day celebration of local music, dance and visual art from Wednesday, 11 January. This year, the Sydney Festival is extending to Blacktown.“The Colo Lane Car Park will be the backdrop for the world premiere of Home Country, a ground-breaking Australian work by Urban Theatre Projects,” said Mayor of Blacktown City, Councillor Stephen Bali.

Sydney Festival in a Blacktown Carpark

05 January 2017

A Blacktown multi-level carpark is the unusual stage for a Sydney Festival theatre production that opens on Wednesday, January 11

Blacktown Workers Club funding helps locals experience Sydney Festival show

20 December 2016

Blacktown Workers Club has joined Blacktown City Council as a supporter of the world premiere of Home Country, as part of the 2017 Sydney Festival.


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