May 18-24

Best of Brunswick

A weekly guide of what’s on and things to do in Postcode 3056


What: Generation Women
When: 6.30pm, Wednesday, May 25
Where: Howler, 7-11 Dawson Street, Brunswick
Cost: $39.78 (inc. booking fee)

Winner Best Spoken Word at Sydney Fringe 2019 and featured in All About Women 2020 at the Sydney Opera House, Generation Women celebrates and amplifies women’s voices and creativity. Each month, six women of note read an original piece on a theme. Of those women, one is in her 20s, her 30s, her 40s, her 50s, her 60s, and her 70s+.Generation Women is a unique, intimate storytelling night that brings together women of all ages. Storytellers for this event are Maddy Weeks, Sashi Perera, Lilian Kikuvi, Justine Sless, Sarah Lloyd and Anita Jawary. You must be over 18 to attend this event.


What: Pop up Red Cross blood bank
When: Daily until Friday, May 27 (except Sunday, May 22)
Where: Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Road

Did you know that one in three people in Brunswick will need blood during their lives — and without donors rolling up their sleeves, that blood may not be there at the crucial moment. For that reason, Brunswick Town Hall is being transformed into a lifesaving blood donation centre for a fortnight. To give blood, you must be 18 to 75 years old, healthy and weigh over 50 kg. To book a time to make your donation, visit the Red Cross Lifeblood website or phone 131 495.

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What: Mark Seymour and The Undertow
When: 8.30pm, Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28
Where: Brunswick Ballroom, 314 Sydney Road
Cost: $55

Best known as lead singer and songwriter of Australian rock icons Hunters & Collectors, Mark Seymour has built a solid career as a solo artist over the past two decades. Performing alone or with his current band, The Undertow, Seymour continues to search for the emotional truth in a song and his strength as a performer remains undiminished despite the ever-present shadow of the band he used to be in. As well as 13 Hunters & Collectors albums, he has now released seven solo albums and three with his current band, The Undertow. Throughout it all, he has shown he is one of our finest songwriters, capturing our stories of love, loss, human courage and achievement.


What: The Politics of Permaculture and a Post-capitalist Future
When: 6.30-8pm, Thursday, May 19 and Thursday, May 26
Where: The Alderman (upstairs), 139 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
Cost: Free

How might we transform into a truly eco-sustainable future? What might a world or society without money look like? What role might social and eco-movements like permaculture play in this transition, and how can we navigate the frictions and fractures within communities as we radically reimagine our futures? In a new double-bill lecture and discussion over two weeks presented by the Melbourne Free University, Anitra Nelson and Terry Leahy will discuss their new books on these important and intersecting topics with one another.


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