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Willoughby City Council’s $10.5 million Gore Hill Park redevelopment was recognised for its innovative design in last night’s Parks and Leisure Awards
Being a crap housewife is a badge Jessica wears with pride, and invites other women to embrace
A 22-year-old emerging composer has beaten a strong national field to scoop the Young Composer of the Year Award and $5000 prize money
Willoughby City Council has been commended for its leadership in making it easier for local businesses to start and grow at the inaugural Small Business Friendly Councils Conference in Sydney on 16-17 May
In a special celebratory event, the worlds of rock and classical music collide as the inspiring Willoughby Symphony Orchestra joins forces with rock legends 1969 Band
The Willoughby Symphony chamber series returns for its second concert, Shattered Restraint(s) in the plush and intimate surrounds of the Zenith Theatre
Internationally acclaimed virtuoso composer/pianist Daniel Rojas joins world music group Third Culture in a lunch time concert set to delight.
Taking inspiration from Chatswood’s diverse culture and history has delivered a spectacular projection for Chatswood from Hungarian 3D projection mapping leaders “Limelight”
Among the streets, laneways and public spaces you’ll find interactive artworks perfect for little ones with huge imaginations and for the big kid inside us all
Vivid Sydney at Chatswood will showcase incredible international and local performing artists with a program set to bring the house down.
The GIRLGAMER Sydney Festival is an exciting and unique event celebrating the achievements of women in gaming, esports and industry
Mahmood Khan will be the first Asian artist to record original songs with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra when the musical powerhouses combine for a recording on 16 April at Trackdown Studios.
Sydney maths teacher and international YouTube sensation Eddie Woo will headline The Sydney Writers’ Festival on The Concourse this year.
Former police detective, Duncan McNab, will speak about his latest book The Snapshot Killer - a chilling journey into the life and mind of serial killer Christopher Wilder – at Chatswood Library next month.
Turn back time at Willoughby City Council’s 2019 Heritage Festival, featuring more than ten unique events and activities from 18 April to 19 May 2019.
Hear author Noel Braun share his experiences walking the Camino de Santiago of north-western Spain at Northbridge Library next month.
Inspired by the fiftieth anniversary of Woodstock, Vivid Sydney at Chatswood runs from 24 May to 15 June and will reflect iconic values of love, peace and harmony through installations of light, symphonies of music and an exploration of challenging ideas.
Rising star Benett Tsai will join the Willoughby Symphony to present Dvořák’s concerto for cello alongside Kate Moore’s new Requiem in an Australian premiere.
Wildlife is everywhere, from birds and bugs in your backyard to the wallabies and owls in local bushland. Willoughby City Council presents a celebration of local wildlife, bushland and community at the ever popular Fauna Fair when it returns on 31 March.
Mark The Fashion Revolution with Willoughby City Council’s FREE film screening of the award-winning documentary RiverBlue on Thursday 4 April.
Four local TAFE NSW graduates have been recognised for their hard work and dedication, and secured employment in the events team at Willoughby City Council.
Following a successful first year in 2018, Art Month Sydney presents yet another stunning exhibition showcasing the work of artists without commercial gallery representation. This time, the show takes place at Incinerator Art Space, in partnership with Willoughby City Council, to highlight must-see artists.
Father daughter writing duo, Meg and Tom Keneally, speak about the fourth novel in their popular ‘Monsarrat’ series at Chatswood Library next month.
Willoughby Symphony is delighted to announce its 2019 Chamber Music Series, set in the plush and intimate surrounds of the Zenith Theatre.
Celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday 7 March at Chatswood Library with not one, but two inspiring and thought-provoking presentations.
Hear Caro Llewellyn speak about her emotional and inspiring memoir – Diving into Glass - at Chatswood Library next month.
Up to 3000 people a week are expected to use the new $10.5 million Gore Hill Park sports and community facilities after it opens in March.
The northern Sydney region is set to become the most liveable region in Australia, with eight proactive councils joining a landmark conference to map a path to success.
Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Dr Nicholas Milton AM opens the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra 2019 season with GALA, a dazzling concert celebrating the music of Vienna’s iconic opera house.
The Willoughby Citizen of the Year Award has been presented to Anne Iuliano for her outstanding contribution to the Willoughby community.
Willoughby City Council is continuing to lay the building blocks for a sustainable future by calling on the community to give feedback on its ten year sustainability action plan Our Green City Plan.
This summer, Chatswood’s Year of the Pig Festival is offering a range of sensational attractions and fun experiences for kids to enjoy.
As another Lunar New Year comes around this February, people across the world will be letting go of the old and welcoming in the new by purchasing new clothes, food, homewares and more in preparation for the New Year.
Chatswood will transform into a hub of cultural festivities with the inaugural Lunar New Year Twilight Parade. The festive parade will showcase the exciting fanfare of a traditional Chinese New Year street parade and its meaning of good fortune for the New Lunar Year ahead.
Jane Caro launches another exciting Talks@Willoughby program for 2019, speaking on her latest book Accidental Feminists at Chatswood Library.
Dr Nicola Gates – author of the best-selling A Brain for Life - will speak at Chatswood Library about how understanding the brain–hormone connection can help women through menopause.
Willoughby seniors are invited to take part in the annual Seniors Festival, featuring more than 30 free or specially discounted events and activities.
Back by popular demand, the Willoughby Symphony’s Mini Maestros series returns to The Concourse these school holidays with the interactive mini-symphony concert, Musical Opposites.
Celebrate everything that is great about Australia by joining the Mayor and Councillors of Willoughby City for a free Australia Day community event.
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