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A new water filtration system – the first of its kind in Australia - saved Willoughby Leisure Centre more than $14,000 and 1 million litres of water in a year.
As the supermarkets ban plastic bags, north shore locals are being asked to say bye-bye plastic and hello to BYO!
Willoughby City Council adopted the annual plan and budget, four year delivery program and 10-year long term vision at last night’s Ordinary Council Meeting (Monday 25 June)
The bravery and level headedness of Willoughby Leisure Centre lifeguard Clayton Smith in saving a drowning pre-schooler was recognised this week when he was awarded the prestigious Royal Life Saving Society NSW Lifeguard of the Year award.
Australian author Christian White will speak about his remarkable debut novel, The Nowhere Child as part of Chatswood Library’s Talks@Willoughby program.
Best-selling author, Michael Robotham returns to Chatswood Library to speak about his latest edge-of-your-seat thriller, The Other Wife.
Renowned photographic artist, Richard Batterley will take you through the history of the camera and showcase his personal collection of antique cameras in a special Talks@Willoughby event this July.
The Willoughby Symphony’s FREEDOM concert will see Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Dr Nicholas Milton AM lead the orchestra through the verdant landscapes of Scotland in Mendelssohn’s haunting tribute. Resplendent with heavenly melodic turns and delectable harmonies, the work is awakened by an orchestration that is endlessly varied and striking.
Live at Lunch presents The Great Romantics: Schubert, Schumann & Brahms, featuring brilliant pianist Simon Tedeschi, international flutist Jane Rutter and Sydney Symphony Orchestra Principal Violist, Roger Benedict.
Acclaimed Congolese-Australian playwright, Future D. Fidel will speak about his powerful debut novel Prize Fighter as part of Chatswood Library’s Talks@Willoughby program.
Vivid Ideas comes to Chatswood for the first time with Tech Shift Exponential, lifting the lid on how sustainability challenges are being solved through inventive ideas.
Children are invited on an extraordinary journey across the wild and verdant landscapes of Scotland at the Willoughby Symphony’s Scotland the Brave Children’s Concert this July at The Concourse, Chatswood.
After taking a break to concentrate on composing, Australian guitar virtuoso Bruce Mathiske has kicked off a world tour to introduce his brand new album, Six String Anthology.
Fine Music 102.5 and Willoughby City Council are pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Young Composer of the Year award is Daniel Dean, for his work "Quadrivial Concertino".
Give your senses a full workout at Vivid Sydney at Chatswood by experiencing Light Market, a pop up international food market created from recycled materials and lit by lasers.
Join us for a fascinating evening of neuroscience, programming and design with Light, Art and the Brain on Thursday 31 May at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.
Families across the North Shore and beyond are invited to attend the Your Side Child & Family Expo at The Concourse this May, featuring a wide variety of entertainment, activities and information on local services including Your Side health and wellness service, Chatswood Dental Centre and the Northern Sydney Family Referral Service.
In an unassuming corner of The Concourse car park, an Aladdin’s Cave is coming to life in preparation for the Light Market - a pop-up international food market part of Vivid Sydney at Chatswood. An enthusiastic band of 38 volunteers is helping artists weave their magic to turn everything from industrial waste, chairs and even microwaves into unique art for the market stalls.
Learn how to reduce anxiety and improve your health through breathing at Change the Way You Breathe, presented by Australian physiotherapist and author, Tess Graham.
International flutist Jane Rutter and Australian musician John Huie reunite onstage with former Chamber group POSH to present Third Culture.
Spoil your loved one this Mother’s Day with a Willoughby Symphony Gift Package, featuring four beautiful concerts from the 2018 Season, Soaring Spirit.
Furry friends of all shapes and sizes are getting excited as they count down to Willoughby City Council’s Billy + Margot Pet Festival. The lively free festival promises to be a pawesome day out full of activities for pets and their human companions on May 20 at Artarmon Reserve.
In the 100th anniversary year of the end of World War I, the Willoughby Symphony presents REMEMBRANCE, a riveting and emotionally charged concert event.
Chatswood is renowned as an exciting hub of Asian cuisine and culture, offering a mouth-watering variety of traditional and modern, authentic and fusion foods for every visitor.
Travel back in time with Ghouls Night Out, a historic ghost tour that explores the spookier side of our city’s history. From the building of the North Shore Line and the harsh realities of life in William Gore’s Convict Farm, hear stories that will run chills down your spine and leave you with the adrenaline rush of a good, fun, scare!
Willoughby City Council and Harris Farm present My Food Culture, My Story Exhibition, a showcase of ten deliciously beautiful photographs of cuisines created by the Heritage Festival Recipe Competition finalists.
The Willoughby Symphony presents "Tall Tales", the second concert of their newly launched Chamber Music Series at the Zenith Theatre.
Australia’s freshest import and neoteric comedian, Kevin Fraser will bring his incredible live act, "Club Can’t Handle Me" to the Zenith Theatre this April.
Willoughby City’s Council’s creative and interactive approach to community consultation saw business groups, sporting clubs and families offer their ideas for the new community strategic plan on Saturday.
The ‘Archipaws’ Pet Portrait competition launches today with great prizes and the opportunity to have your superstar pet portrait become a 2-meter tall flag in the Chatswood CBD.
Who would have thought sharp card playing skills would be the centre piece of community consultation? That’s exactly the creative approach that Willoughby City Council is taking to its community strategic plan that will form the basis of council’s policies and activities for the next 10 years.
Residents aged 55 and over are invited to take part in Willoughby’s annual Seniors Festival, featuring more than 30 free or specially discounted events and activities.
Incinerator Art Space presents Grit! an exhibition that investigates sport and physical endurance in contemporary art.
Share your family recipe and story behind it in our Heritage Festival Recipe Competition and you could have your food styled and photographed by a professional food stylist. Ten finalists will have professional photos and recipe featured on the Harris Farm Markets website and in the “My Food Culture My Story” art exhibition. You could also win Harris Farm Market vouchers.
Be inspired, motivated and uplifted by four outstanding women who will share their stories in an exclusive International Women’s Day event.
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Welcome in the Year of the Dog at the annual Chinese New Year Festival...
The Willoughby Citizen of the Year Award has been presented to Zarouhi Manoukian for her outstanding contribution to the Willoughby community. The award recognises community members who live and/or work in Willoughby, and contribute significantly to the betterment of the Willoughby community.
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