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Happening in July

Roll up, roll up - we bring you news of SIX social shindigs we’re putting on in July.


We’ve plenty of variety for the month. Across Sydney and the Central Coast we’re offering mini golf, arcades, art, a Sunday roast, the women’s World Cup, and a Christmas in July gathering.

To find out more about our July events (and to sign up), load up the links below.

 

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

 

New for June


And we’ve got some news about a late addition to our June offerings, too.


Taking place on Thursday 15 June, we invite buddies to join us in Long Jetty on the Central Coast for a bite to eat, followed by a screening of the classic movie Footloose.

To sign up for our gathering at The Savoy, head to the link below:


 

Selling fast


And on the subject of our June outings, we’re down to the final few tickets for Thursday’s trip to the theatre and our karaoke offering at Moore Park, while our catch ups in Dee Why and Canterbury have now sold out.

To sign up for our remaining social events, load up the links below.


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

 

Each and every week we invite buddies to connect with us for our weekly chat.

Our chats take place via Zoom. To attend get in touch via text: 0422 061 990 or Facebook Messenger.

 

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We’ve one new pairing to share with you this week.

Welcome to the team, Sonia & Courtney (above, L - R). We’re looking forward to hearing about your forthcoming adventures.

 

"….We saw Used and Papa Roach at the Hordern….”


Every month we bring you updates from members of our user-led team, Soul Fly Buddies.


This time it’s the turn of Lachy, who shares news of his recent holiday and gigs with his buddy, Sherie.


“My mother and I went to Dubbo for a few days recently for a mini holiday and to explore a bit. We spent two days at the Zoo and I used my companion card so my mother and I paid $16 for the two day ticket. That was a good start! I had fun feeding the giraffes, which is an extra thing you have to pay for. They were very big and a bit slobbery when I fed them the carrots that the keeper gave me, but they were very cute and lots of fun. One was a particularly greedy guts!

Then we went to an old house run by the National Trust which was very interesting except for the bit when I hit my head on the low veranda roof and nearly knocked myself out. I’m OK now though.


The Old Dubbo Gaol is interesting but a bit depressing with all the stories of what happened there in the old days. We went inside some of the small cells and the hospital room. The gallows are still in the middle which is a bit gruesome.


Before Dubbo I went to a great concert with buddies Sherie and Eddie. We saw Used and Papa Roach at the Hordern Pavilion, and then we had a very late night snack of Korean BBQ at midnight in Chinatown. I didn’t get home until about 2am.


One of my side projects is administering various FB groups and that keeps me busy. Some of the things I do is catching people putting up TV episodes or whole movies and this breaches the copyright law and if FB found out they would close down the group for good.

The other job is being on the lookout for nasty trolls who pick fights with people for absolutely no reason. When we do catch them we have to ban them from the groups."


- Lachy, Soul Fly Buddies

 

We want to hear from you


The team from Kabuku Public Relations have been in touch.

They’re an agency specialising in publicity campaigns for the arts, entertainment and cultural sectors. They have a broad range of connections, and they’re asking the Gig Buddies’ community to share their thoughts on what sort of future socials we’d like to attend.

Types of gigs include:


- Classical Music (eg. Musica Viva Australia, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, The Sydney International Piano Competition)

- Theatre (eg. Griffin Theatre Company, Ensemble Theatre, Belvoir St Theatre, Seymour Centre, Riverside Theatres, National Theatre of Paramatta)

- Dance (eg. Bangarra Dance Theatre)

- Comedy (eg. Sydney Comedy Festival, Spiegeltent Wollongong)

- Visual Arts (eg. Artspace Sydney)


Now we want to hear your ideas. Simply load up this link to share your suggestions.


We thank Kabuku for supporting our work.

 

Out of office


Due to the forthcoming long weekend, there will be no newsletter next week.

We’ll be back on Monday 19 June.

 

The power of the Companion Card


And finally…. we’re all all for raising awareness of the benefits of the NSW Companion Card.


For those not in the know, the NSW Companion Card program “is for people with significant and permanent disability who need a high level of care in the community. The Companion Card allows a cardholder's support person free entry into participating venues and events.”


While we know of a number of buddies who already own one, there are others out there who may be unaware of the benefits.


From our perspective, we believe that the more people who have access to the Companion Card, the more opportunities participants get to experience what Sydney and the Central Coast has to offer.

For a full list of attractions and venues that accept the NSW Companion Card, click here.


And if you’d like to know more about the NSW Companion Card, or if your application has been rejected, please get in touch: we can be reached via Facebook Messenger, email: info@gigbuddiessydney.org or via text or phone call on 0411 252 228.

 

Matthew, Carol, Tony, Bec, Chelsea and Aylin

 

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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