Thursday, October 28, 2010

Farewell Patrick at Tudor this Friday!

Reminder: This month’s informal gathering is a chance to join us to celebrate Patrick's ten years at the factory  hope you can join us....

Friday – 29th October  @ Tudor Hotel @ 1pm
As usual, on the last Friday of the month, we invite agencies and community groups reps and volunteers to come together for an informal lunch time ‘get -together’.  We normally meet at the Norfolk Hotel, however they are closed at the moment; therefore we will be meeting at the Tudor Hotel. (Beer Garden if Dry – indoors if wet).  It is a great chance to take time out of our busy schedules and catch up with each other, sharing news, and information informally. Buy your own refreshments and lunch and you can stay as short or as long as time will allow. The next two are particular special and we hope you will be able to attend.

Note: At the October Gathering we will be marking the end of era, with  Patrick Russell - The Factory’s current coordinator, with over ten years service to the Waterloo and Redfern community, he is about to commence his forthcoming Long Service Leave and Retirement

So, we would like to invite all those who know of Patrick’s outstanding work here at the Factory, to join us in celebrating and recognising his achievements. (In addition, it’s also Mike's Birthday!! ) . Our November gathering will be our last Gathering event of 2010.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Festival Plannning Day No.1

Calling all children workers, event organisers, fund raisers, and community arts workers – we need your help and expertise.
The Factory Community Centre has a 30 year history of engaging artists in community development projects.
In October 2012, along with our partners we will host the 12th World Festival of Children’s Theatre.
Kids from all over the world will come to Australia to perform together, do workshops together and most importantly make best friends for life.

And where will this happen?

- At Cockatoo Island, in the middle of Sydney Harbour...sleeping in tents, under the southern sky.
This is the dream...
So, if you are a community artist, local businessman, director, writer, performer, financier, critic, manager, musician, dancer, fundraiser, youth leader... young or young at heart... and would like to help make this dream  become a reality, join us for a day of brainstorming, sharing ideas, workshoping and planning as we make our dream ... a festival like no other.
When: Saturday 20th November 2010
Time:  9 am – 2 pm
Where: Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street, Waterloo, NSW 2017
To register email Mike on or Telephone: 9698 9569.  

Sunday, October 10, 2010

RedWater Events Update


Beyond a punitive justice that is vengeful and ineffective - Towards a shared responsibility for restorative justice.
FREE Public Forum – Tues. OCT. 12, 7-9pm New Law School Lecture Theatre 106
(Eastern Ave, Main Campus, University of Sydney)
Dr Michael Spence (Vice-Chancellor, University of Sydney).
Speakers: Fr Chris Riley (Director, Youth Off The Streets); 
Graham West MP (former Minister for Juvenile Justice); 
Shane Brown (Director, South Sydney Youth Services); 
Karen Bevan (Director, Social Justice Unit, Uniting Care Children, Young People & Families).
Organised by The South Sydney Herald & South Sydney Uniting Church. Supported by Sydney Law School, University of Sydney. Media Contact: Rev. Andrew Collis 0438 719 470;

Cook Community Garden Lunch

The UNSW Community Development Project and the Cook Gardeners would like to invite you to the launch of the new Cook Garden. The gardeners would like you to join them in launching the new garden to say thank you to everyone who made it possible and celebrate with a light lunch in the garden.

Date:    Wednesday 13th of October

Time:     12:00 – 2:00pm

Where:  In the garden off Raglan Street

RSVP: Georgina Clark- UNSW Community Development Project (on behalf of the Cook Gardeners).  Ph: 9245 1841 or email:

Local Member - Premiers Community Forums

Description: The Local Member hosts this meeting with Government and non-government agencies and residents. It is a great opportunity for you to raise any concerns about your local area and find out about the various projects and developments that are happing.
Redfern - Our Place Community Centre - Friday 15 October 2010, 2-4pm  
Waterloo - Waterloo Community Centre - Friday 22 October 2010, 2-4pm
Contact: Phillip Norman on 9699 8166
This Saturday our humble Redwater Markets will be celebrating their First Birthday, Please come along and support this growing community market, + free entertainment at lunch time supported by the City of Sydney.
Redwater Markets currently have a special offer to all stallholders:  Book and pay for 3 months and get 3 stalls at 1/2 price = $60 for 3 stalls and free to not for profit- community organisations.  This is a great opportunity to become part of this inner city market for the spring and summer 0434 197527 or email: