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Things to Do in Glebe

Part 2: Literary Events, Art Galleries, Workshops, Live Music, Comedy

Literary Events

Being the bohemian centre of Sydney that Glebe is, there are frequent book readings, book launchings, poetry recitals and other literary soirees going on...

Gleebooks have regular readings and author signings.

Review by Best of Sydney, Books on CitySearch:
"Seems they have everything among the 35,000 titles squeezed into two shopfront floors and, if they don't, they get it in fast. Catering at first to local academics, the shop is particularly impressive in literature, fine arts, history, philosophy, politics and social theory. A second shop at No 191 sells children's and second-hand books. One of Sydney's most active programs of literary events."

The Friend in Hand on the first Tuesday of every month features Word in Hand poetry readings.

The Glebe Library also hosts book launchings and readings on a regular basis.

Art Galleries in Glebe

Glebe Art Show
Where: Glebe Library, 240 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe 2037
When: 18-26 September 2010
Contact: Glebe Library Ph: 9660 8036

Now in its 13th year, the Glebe Art Show is held annually, traditionally in July. It aims to support and encourage both emerging and established artists living or working in the Glebe area, and to promote the work and services of the Glebe Library. In 2010, due to renovations to the library, the Glebe Art Show will be held in September, with dates as follows:

Friday 17 September – Sunday 26 September 2010
11.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Saturday
12.00 pm – 4.00 pm Sunday (Benledi only)

Archetype Gallery Concept Space, at Well Connected Cafe
35 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: 0449 227 498

Gallery Adagio
91 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: (02) 9552 2883

Gallery Red
Shop 11, 131-145 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: (02) 9692 0030

Glass Artist's Gallery
68 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: (02) 9552 1552

Review by Sydney City Hub:
"Best Privately-Run Gallery: The Glass Artists' gallery in Glebe Point Road wins the prize for determination and sheer stubbornness for staying in business since its opening in 1982. Ignoring external advice during the Recession of the late '80's, its Director Maureen Cahill persisted in having the most comprehensive and diverse collection of contemporary glass in Australia. Go see what sells for tens of thousands overseas but a fraction of that here."

Go Font Ur Self*, Peer Gallery
153 Bridge Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: (02) 9552 6333

Review by Time Out, Sydney:
"A font design alone can speak a thousand words, and this regular exhibition night shows urban, street and pop artists using them in creative and inventive ways. Regular shows are held at Peer Gallery."

Inner City Clayworkers Gallery Co-operative Ltd
Corner St Johns Road and Darghan Street, Glebe NSW 2037............ Ph: (02) 9692 9717
The Clayworkers Gallery is home to the annual Sydney Teapot Show

Queen Street Gallery
Where: Along Queen Street, Glebe

From Hilik Mirankar’s sculptures made from timber and reclaimed materials, grace the verandahs of tiny workers cottages along Queen Street, in an ever-changing display.

Salerno Gallery
70 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: (02) 9660 0899

Blackwattle Studios
Unfortunately, the "artist colony" of Blackwattle Studios, at the end of Glebe Point Road, is no longer, but read all about it here.

Grand Tour Gallery: Glebe 150 Locals Photo Exhibition
Where: Various locations around, Glebe
When: 24 October - 28 November 2009
Glebe 150 Locals Photo Exhibition page on GlebeNet for more information on the 2009 exhibition.

Classes and Workshops

He Cooks - cooking cblues and jazz.

Over the years Margaretta Cottage has seen the likes of Elizabeth Schwartzkof, Geoffrey Parsons, Christopher Hogwood, Fretwork and many other international artists. The 1999 Festival was in honour of the late Australian accompanist Geoffrey Parsons. The proceeds of the Festival went towards the Geoffrey Parsons Fellowship at the University of Sydney.

Stand-Up Comedy

Comedy on the Rox takes place every Wednesday night at The Roxbury, with featured comedians and the Quest for the Best stand-up contest. Also at The Roxbury is improv Full Body Contact No Tennis on the first and third Tuesday of every month, as well as other events from time to time.

The Friend in Hand hosts the long running Mic in Hand, open mic stand-up comedy, on Thursday nights.

Index to Things to Do in Glebe:

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Regular Events:
- Glebe Markets
- Sydney Collectibles & Antiques Fair
- Glebe Record Fair
Annual Events:
- Glebe Street Fair
- Glebe Music Festival
- Grand Tour Gallery: Glebe 150 Locals
Sydney Shakespeare Festival
- Sydney Teapot Show
- Other Events in Glebe
- Literary Events
- Art Galleries
- Crafts, Classes and Workshops
- Live Music and Stand-up Comedy
- Sports and Leisure
- Trots, Dogs ... and Crabs
- Free Walking Guides and Bike Maps

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