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Our new range of Gig Buddies’ t-shirts are now available to buy.

We recently showcased our new number at our ninth birthday - and we had a great uptake from those in attendance.


To those who couldn’t make our party, you too can now purchase our newly designed tops.


To access our online store, load up the following link.

 

And the winner is…..


The entries have been recorded, a draw has been made, and now it’s time to announce the winner.


Congratulations to Lachlan Billing, you’ve won a DOUBLE PASS to our CHRISTMAS PARTY.


Thank you to everyone who took the time to snap a photo from our birthday, upload and tag Gig Buddies Sydney. Our Instagram and Facebook pages made very happy viewing.

 

Are you looking to volunteer?

We need volunteers! Click on the image above for current Sydney roles and the graphic below for opportunities on the Central Coast.

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact us via Facebook or email: info@gigbuddiessydney.org

 

We’re hiring


Our search to appoint a Northern Beaches’ part-time hub coordinator continues.

As announced last week, we’re looking to expand our team.


The Northern Beaches hub coordinator will be the first point of contact for those based within the region. Our new team member will connect with existing and potential service users - helping us to increase awareness of who we are and what we do.


Please note, as per the requirements of the role, the appointee is required to reside on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.


The closing date for applications is Monday 27 May. For more information about the role, click here.


This is a part-time position, four days per fortnight (30.4 hours).


If this sounds like something you would be interested in, send your CV to project CEO, Carol Smail: carol@assistcom.org. Additionally, if you would like more information about the position, call us on 02 9419 6951.

 

More in May


Later in the month we’ll be connecting with buddies in Gregory Hills and Long Jetty.

Firstly, we’re heading west for burgers, shakes and street art (18/5). Then later in the month you’ll catch us on the Central Coast for a night of Aussie pub grub (29/5).


To join us for either, jump on the links below:


 

Going, going, (almost) gone


As for the month ahead, tickets are selling fast to our June gatherings.

We’re inviting buddies to join us in Palm Beach, Chester Hill, Concord, Ingleburn, Kogarah, Terrigal and Homebush as we catch up for food outings, whale watches, musical bingo and Supanova.


Please note, our socials in Palm Beach, Ingleburn, Kogarah and Homebush are on the verge of selling out, while our catch up in Bondi is now fully booked.


To book tickets to our June events, jump on the links below:



And if you have questions about any of our forthcoming events, get in touch: we can be reached via Facebook Messenger, email: info@gigbuddiessydney.org or via text or phone call on 0411 252 228.

 

Viva Vivid


This is your final opportunity to take advantage of our Vivid Live ticket offer.


As a reminder, Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House is set to take over the city once again - and we’re delighted to offer Gig Buddies’ participants discounted tickets to a number of top events.

The following offers officially end this Friday (17/5).


- Tia Gostelow


Venue:              Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House

Date/Time:      Friday 24 May, 7:00pm


Information: A shapeshifting singer-songwriter with a knack for folk, pop and synth grooves alike, rising Queensland star Tia Gostelow is among Australia’s hottest young musical talents. This is her Vivid LIVE debut.


For more information about the event, click here.


Tickets: Gig Buddies’ participants can purchase tickets for $20 each (plus $8.50 booking fee per transaction).


- dstreet Studio Party (18+)


Venue:              Studio, Sydney Opera House

Date/Time:      Saturday 25 May, 9:00pm


Information: Lighting up the Sydney Opera House Studio with guest DJs Mad Miran, Piezo, Kate Miller and Emelyne, Sydney underground dance music collective dstreet. make their Vivid LIVE debut.


For more information about the event, click here.


Tickets: Gig Buddies’ participants can purchase tickets for $20 each (plus $8.50 booking fee per transaction).


- Air play Moon Safari


Venue:             Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

Date/Time:     Sunday 26 May, 4:00pm


Information: Marking their era-defining debut album Moon Safari, French pop duo Air return to the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall to play the classic album for the first time live in its entirety.


For more information about the event, click here.


Tickets: Gig Buddies’ participants can purchase tickets for $20 each (plus $8.50 booking fee per transaction).


- Astral People present Spice Trail: Sid Sriram, Priya Ragu, Raf-Saperra & more


Venue:             Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

Date/Time:     Tuesday 28 May, 7:00pm


Information: A celebration of the South Asian diaspora as South Indian Carnatic, playback superstar Sid Sriram, Tamil R&B soulstress Priya Ragu and bhangra beat kahuna Raf-Saperra headline an unmissable party from cutting-edge Australian tastemakers Astral People.


For more information about the event, click here.


Tickets: Gig Buddies’ participants can purchase tickets for $20 each (plus $8.50 booking fee per transaction).


- Thelma Plum


Venue:              Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Date/Time:      Wednesday 29 May, 8:00pm


Information: Fresh off a Hottest 100 smash with “We Don’t Talk About It”, award-winning, multi-platinum-selling indigenous star Thelma Plum returns for her first Vivid LIVE show – and solo headline debut – since performing with Paul Kelly.


For more information about the event, click here.


Tickets: Gig Buddies’ participants can purchase tickets for $20 each (plus $8.50 booking fee per transaction).


- BARKAA


Venue:             Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Date/Time:     Friday 31 May, 7:30pm


Information: One of Australia’s most thrilling live performers, Malyangapa and Barkindji musician and hip-hop queen BARKAA returns to the Sydney Opera House with her solo debut at Vivid LIVE.


For more information about the event, click here.


Tickets: Gig Buddies’ participants can purchase tickets for $20 each (plus $8.50 booking fee per transaction).

 

How can I buy tickets?


Time is running out to take advantage of our Vivid Live ticket offer.


Contact us now via email, info@gigbuddiessydney.org to get your exclusive Gig Buddies' code.

 

Doubling up


We’re excited to welcome our latest batch of paired up buddies to the fold.

It’s great to have both Jack and Conner (above left, L - R) and Mack and Joe (above right, L - R) on board.

 

"….more than just my 'buddy’"


Each and every month we share the thoughts of a current member of our user-led team, Soul Fly Buddies.


For May we hear from Jack, who tells us more about his recent catch ups with his buddy, Brendan.


“For anyone who maybe has hesitations about joining Gig Buddies, it would bring me great joy to share with you my recent adventures with my buddy Brendan, all involving Dune 2. 


As we’re both huge fans of the first Dune film, we’d been chomping at the bit to see the next one. And we finally got that chance to watch it, on 70 mm film as I admit we are slightly snobby about film presentation.


Aside from the incredible experience, the conversation after the film over a wonderful pint of Guinness (Slàinte to all the Irish Buddies) reminded me that after all this time, Brendan is more than just my ‘buddy’, he’s my friend and has been incredibly supportive and helpful to me in more challenging times.


I hope this little story has put to rest any qualms you may have had about Gig Buddies, and encouraged you to join the fun for yourself.” 


- Jack

 

"Australia is lucky to share its shores with some incredible changemakers…."


And lastly, project CEO, Carol, has made a splash in The Guardian.


In ‘How three Aussies are making a real difference and leaving their mark’, Carol talks about the Gig Buddies’ journey and how we’re connecting more and more people.


To read the full article, click here.

 

Matthew: Central Coast coordinator (0402 708 814)


Carol: CEO (02 9419 6951)

Chelsea: NDIS coordinator (0412 145 819)

Tony: Funding and sponsorship coordinator (02 9419 6951)

Bec: Sydney coordinator (0411 252 228)

Aylin: Western Sydney coordinator (0466 389 961)

Lara: Greater Western Sydney coordinator (0478 045 121)

Sandon: Southern Sydney coordinator (0478 043 996)


 

Would you like more information about Gig BuddiesSydney? You’re only a click away. Connect with us via the links below.

 

Fancy revelling in legendary status? If so, please support us in our cause to get more people out to live events in Sydney.


Donations over $2 are tax deductible and all are gratefully received.

The Gig Buddies Sydney project is an initiative of ACL Disability Services.



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