Festival by the River
Celebrate life on the river with a range of events, exhibitions,
self-guided walks and a virtual Food + Wine by the River experience.
Download the 2020 Festival by the River program today!
Download a text only version of the 2020 Festival by the River program.
*** Event Cancellation: Harbourcare Kayak Clean-up***
Saturday 14 November, 9:00am – 12:00pm
This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Join the Harbourcare land-based clean-up at Blackman Park on Wednesday 11 November, 10:00am - 12:00pm, and help protect our marine environments from pollution. The whole family is welcome. Register online today.
Virtual Food + Wine by the River
Join Council and Orange 360 for a 2020
Virtual Food + Wine by the River experience featuring a specially curated
selection of wines from Orange NSW, a livestream tasting event and a series of
wine tasting videos to enjoy.
Sunday 1 November
Find out more.
Allow the river
to fill you with a sense of wellness and peace on this slow-paced meditative
walk along the Lane Cove River. This guided experience will help you engage
more deeply with nature and feel its restorative and energising effects, a
perfect antidote to a busy, stressful life.
November, 8:30am – 10: 30am, Tambourine Bay, Riverview
by the River
Week celebrations are held across Australia each year to commemorate the
history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
peoples. NAIDOC Week is normally held in July but due to
Covid-19 is taking place from 8 – 15 November.
by the River Highlights:
Koori Kinnections Connecting with Culture workshop
Join Jess from
Koori Kinnections to learn about Aboriginal tools, weapons and the traditional
uses of plants and animals in this fun and interactive NAIDOC week video by the
water. Filmed on Gumbaynggirr Country.
November, from 3:30pm, Council’s Facebook Page
Exhibition – Dyarra Murrama Guwing (The Sun Setting
sponsored by Lane Cove Council and co-sponsored by URM
Barbara McGrady, Nadeena Dixon, Carmen Glynn-Braun Curators: Kyra Kum-Sing and
Guwing’ (the sun setting red) focuses on the important conversation around land
care, the natural environment and climate change from a matrilineal Aboriginal
perspective. As traditional custodians, the Aboriginal people have much to
impart and share in terms of how we relate to nature, flora and fauna. The
Aboriginal female perspective and insights into environmental care highlights
how we can realign our relationship with nature and begin the process of
healing and renewal.
November – Saturday 5 December, Monday – Friday 10:00am – 4:30pm; Saturday 10:00am –
for more information
Discussion with the ‘Dyarra Murrama Guwing’ Artists and Curators
artists Nadeena Dixon, Carmen Glynn-Braun and co-curators Rachael Kiang and Kyra
Kum-Sing discuss matrilineal storytelling of traditional Aboriginal issues of
land care and healing through the practice of Contemporary Art and the
importance of exhibitions as a shared space to forge understanding.
November, 11:00am, Gallery Lane Cove
information visit www.gallerylanecove.com.au
Lane Cove Festival: September
In September, the Lane Cove Festival Committee launched its first ever community directory in the place of its usual events program. Due to COVID-19, the Festival is adapting to ensure that it continues to connect residents and community groups in 2020.
Download your copy of the directory (PDF) or click on the image below.
Sunset in the Village: January - February
Take advantage of the warmer months and enjoy free film screenings, live music, local bushwalks, creative workshops, public art, a virtual reality adventure and more! This program also includes the popular annual Lunar New Year celebration and Sunset Artists Market.
View the 2020 Program
Download a plain text version of the program here.
Council's program aims to celebrate diversity and inclusion each March with Autumn Harmony. The month-long annual Festival features live music, workshops, film screenings, talks and more for the whole community to enjoy!
Download the 2020 Program (PDF)
Village History Audio Guide:
Immerse yourself in Lane Cove village's history with a brief and entertaining audio guide that will take you back to Lane Cove's beginnings through to today.
To access the guide you can download the free izi.TRAVEL app to your personal device via the Apple, Google and Windows app stores or download from the izi.TRAVEL website.
To find the guided walk, search 'Village History Audio Guide' once in the app to discover text, audio, images and GPS tracking to guide you along the walk.
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Council's Cultural Team
Phone: 9911 3594