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Time of Ngoonungi - Murrai'yunggory (cool, getting warmer) September - October

"A magical time of the year when the flying foxes gather in the darkening skies over D'harawal Lands" ...more


Thirteen commanding tapestries by Kentridge, produced by the Stephens Tapestry Studio, will detonate the gallery along with new aquatints, bronzes, and the film Sonnets.
We invite you to join us for our opening day, Saturday 6 November 11 am – 4pm to celebrate what promises to be the exhibition highlight of the year.
Exhibition dates: 3 November – 11 December
Annandale Galleries, 110 Trafalgar St.

The Juliet Letters: Phoenix Collective Quartet & Jacqui Dark, Concert #4

The Juliet Letters, Phoenix Collective Quartet & Jacqui Dark, Concert #4,November 26th - 28th,A song cycle for voice and string quartet written by Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet. Sat 27 November at 2.30 hunter Baillie Church, Annandale

A song cycle for voice and string quartet written by Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet.

“So there was this professor in Verona who answered letters addressed to Juliet [Capulet]....
Well, if that sounds like the start of a tall story I suppose it is… Quite how he came by these letters in the first place remains unclear. We can only make a guess as to their content. After all, these people were writing to an imaginary woman, and a dead imaginary woman at that. Perhaps they were simply scholarly enquiries, or letters of sympathy from others disappointed in love, or even a plea from somebody forced into an unhappy arranged marriage. Whatever was contained in those letters and their replies, the idea of this correspondence provided our initial inspiration.” - Elvis Costello

These are those letters, in song form, sung by internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano, multiple Helpmann award and Green Room award winner, principal artist with Opera Australia and cabaret superstar, Jacqueline Dark, together with the Phoenix Collective Quartet.

Tickets and more information at

We won!!! - The National Trust Heritage Awards: : Hunter Baillie has been awarded "Conservation: Interiors and Objects award" for the restoration of the 1890 Hill & Sons Organ.

Church Organ being restored Church Organ being restoredRalph Lane with assistant Organ Restorer and Bellows

Sunday 12 December 2021 – 2pm to 4pm(Covid regulations permitting)
Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, cnr or Johnston and Collinst Sts, Annandale

A Free Recital and Afternoon Tea to Celebrate the National Trust Award for the 20-year Restoration of the Historic 1890 William Hill & Son Organ

3 organists: Edward Grantham, Stacey Yang, Ralph Lane

4 centuries of Organ Music including Handel, Stanley, Hollins, Widor, J.S.Bach, Mendelssohn, Franck and de Klerk, especially chosen to showcase the instrument, its power and its versatility.

Please join us at the Hunter Baillie Church to celebrate this landmark award!
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Op Shop and Community Food Pantry Annandale

man and womanWayne and Marghanita at Sydney City Mission Annandale Op Shop

Sydney City Mission Op Shop & Food Pantry at 181 Parramatta Road Annandale.

OPEN Hours during Covid Lockdown:
TUESDAY 12:00noon to 3:30pm
FRIDAY 8:30am to 1:30pm
Follow-us on Facebook for Food Pantry Grocery Lists and Updates

"seeking Donations for our Community Food Pantry, especially Long Life Food Produce ie: Tin Vegies, Cereal, Long Life Milk, Pasta, Rice, 2min Noodles, Muesli Bars. If you are able to share this need amongst our community, we would be ever so grateful. Things have been ever so tragic since Covid19, so may people are struggling financially, out of work, in need of basic essentials ie: Food, Personal Care Products, Sanitising PPE and counselling/pastoral care support for depression, anxiety, mental health."-Manager & Community Events Co-ordinator Sydney City Lifestyle & Mission Centre

The “FOOD is not priced” however a $5.00 Donation request covers the cost of Product Deliveries, Fuel, Packaging, Storage & Refrigeration

Sydney City Lifestyle & Mission Centre
181 Parramatta Rd, Annandale
…just because we care

Johnston Street Jazz - streaming during Lockdown

Johnston Street Jazz Live Streaming Thursdays & Past Streams at

people in hallAnnandale Bag Making Bee by Boomerang Bags Sydney Inner West

We just celebrated our fourth year and it seems that we have now got our mojo back after a quiet 2020.
Can you believe we have made 8780 bags in those four years. It's amazing and I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who has played a role in helping us make such a big impact on the circulation of plastic bags in Sydney.
We are holding our regular Bees on the second Sunday of every month (including this Sunday 16 May) and we would really love you to be part of these. 1-5pm at the Annandale Neighbourhood Centre.
We have a monthly stall at the Summer Hill Flour markets.
We have our bags at:
Village Wholefoods n Marrickville
Alfalfa House in Newtown
Tart Sisters in Ashfield
Noff shops all over Sydney
It is so pleasing to hear that our bags are still popular but we have limited supplies at the current time. To keep up with the demand we really need more helpers. If you are unable or not keen to come to the Sunday Bees please get in touch as we can arrange for home work to be delivered.
We have plans to branch out into a range of other sustainable items which will reduce the need for plastic - so far we have been trialling reusable make up wipes and bunting for parties.
If you are keen to reengage with this important work then please get in touch (rachel powell < boomerangbagssydneyinnerwest @ > no spaces in email address!) or pop along on Sunday.

Annandale Community Centre
Back Hall 79 Johnston St, Annandale

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Announcing Annandale Bookies

A Short History of Australia (Manning Clark), Azadi (Arundhati Roy), Why don't you look where you are going (Ward and Rigby), Ideas for Australian Cities, Bernard Shaw - Plays Pleasant, Dark emu (Bruce Pascoe), Tall Poppies (Susan Mitchell), Stranger Country (Monica Tan), The Secret River (Kate Grenville), Welcome to Country (Marcia Langton)

Pitch Non-fiction books.

8-10am Thursdays at a Cafe in Annandale... more

Annandale Craft Group Resumes

signs advertising activities outside community centre

The Annandale Craft Group meets THURSDAYS 11am-4pm at the Annandale Community Centre... Five Women working on their craft Projectmore

Annandale Drawing Group

Annandale Drawing Group - Monday Mornings

This group is self motivated - artists of all skills are welcome to bring their own materials and projects to work in a shared and supportive environment.
There is no cost to attend.
Mondays, 9am-1pm during school terms. Please note that the group is currently full, but you can be placed on a waiting list.
Annandale Community Centre (upstairs)
79 Johnston Street, Annandale 2038

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Tai Chi has also resumed: Over 50s Tai Chi

Tuesdays at 11.45am at Annandale Community Centre

Join a free trial class then pay $6 per class.
To book call 9533 4422 or
Class are offered by the Share not for profit organisation. More info at

Loaded Dog Folk Club

loaded dog folk club

60 mins each act, unless otherwise stated

Saturday 24th April door opens 7 for 7.30 start
Daniel Kelly + Cap in Hand

*Back Hall, Annandale Community Centre, 79 Johnson St, Annandale
*/Disability access, supper available, BYO. $20/18 /Enquiries & bookings – Sandra 9358 4886

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Johnstons Creek naturalisation

Between the Crescent and Rozelle Bay

December 2020 - Community Update (pdf)

More about the project at

Booth Street Bridge and Johnston Creek Path

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Path along from Chester Street to Booth Street along Johnston Creek: (Wigram Road design.pdf)

" The Booth Street Bridge, Annandale spans the Johnstons Creek Sydney Water stormwater channel south of Wigram Road. The purpose of the project is to create wider pedestrian footpaths, construct a bicycle path on the eastern side of the bridge, provide crash barriers for public safety and strengthen the base of the existing road structure."..

Libraries and Art Galleries

Annandale Self Guided Walks

Free Historical and Eco walks around Annandale...

Dorian's Flowers

7 Pritchard Street Annandale, two people with cat in front of house with flowers

art gelleryThe Wayne Ashton Gallery

Annandale couple Wayne Ashton and Libby Douglas are behind the Wayne Ashton Gallery at 11 Northumberland Avenue Stanmore

Libby is a Jewelry Maker who creates statement pieces, funky slightly retro styles, colour and more colour.

Wayne Ashton's work spans painting, ink drawings and fiction. This includes the highly acclaimed novel Under a Tin-Grey Sari, 12 solo exhibitions, many group shows and three radio dramas...

Lou's Chilli

road planCocoacoffee has diversified into chilli sauce and oils as well as stocking dried chillies at 103 Parramatta Road Annandale

Louis and Terence roast their own coffee beans and make their own chocolate onsite and from scratch. All of their sources are direct trade - straight from the farmer to your coffee

Ron's Records

We Buy Records Rock, Jazz, Punk etc Enqu. Here or phone 0401093664 7 Days a weekRon buys Small or large collections - and will and can collect. Interested in rock, pop, reggae, jazz, blues, funk/soul, psychedelic, classical, hiphop, folk and punk. Combined budget of $50,000 per collection. Record dealers in Sydney for 18 years & based in Johnston St. Annandale ,

This page last updated 13 April 2017.