Bits and Pieces from Around the Beaches Words Dan Hutton Photo Paul Howard Instagram @_paulhoward_ WIN AN EPIC TRIP WITH SYDNEY SEAPLANES Woollahra Council is launching a new monthly e-newsletter and they’re giving you the chance to win some great prizes including a Sydney Seaplanes flight for two. All you need to do to enter is subscribe to Woollahra News and share a photo showing what you love about the Woollahra local area. Entries close on September 22. For full details and to enter, please visit woollahra. nsw.gov.au/enewscomp. WYLIE'S WINTER PARTY Join the Lily Calvert Foundation at Wylie’s Baths from 5.00pm on August 31 for a winter party to raise money to support children with serious lifethreatening illnesses. Featuring a limited exhibition of artwork by well-known Sydney artist Laura Wells, the fundraiser will be held in the marquee perched above the ocean at Coogee’s spectacular Wylie’s Baths. Come along for cocktails, food, music, prizes and a chance to bid in the live auction of Laura’s artwork, with proceeds raised on the night going to support the great work of the foundation. Tickets are $79 and include canapés and drinks for the first hour.
The Lily Calvert Foundation was set up in honour of Baby Lily Calvert, who died aged just ten and a half months of an incurable brain condition. You can follow @thelilyflower_ on Instagram for regular updates or check out Laura’s artwork at port-pholio.com. IMPROVING ACCESSIBILITY More members of Randwick City’s diverse community, particularly the aged, NDIS recipients and others with access or mobility needs and other forms of social disadvantage, will have easier access to Councilrun events from now into the future. Following their June meeting, Randwick Council has committed to investigating ways in which to remove barriers and increase inclusion in all future cultural, educational, entertainment and sporting events and activities run by Council. Please visit www.randwick.nsw.gov.au. THE UNLIKELY MOTHER Anastasia Carnell is quirky and unpolished and tends to overshare during awkward silences. Growing up, she was known as “the most unlikely to have children”, but last year she became a mother to her miracle
baby. Now that she has a child and has plenty of spare time and creativity she is channelling all this goodness into a blog, sharing stories from the sleep-deprived perspective of an unlikely mother. Anastasia’s writing is real, self-deprecating and Eastern Suburbs based, and you can check it out by visiting www.theunlikelymother.com. PUTTING THE STARS IN KIDS' EYES D’Arcy Lewis, a Bondi surf clubbie and Iceberg, has just published his first kids book in Australia and the UK. Goodnight Starry ignites kids’ curiosity about space as they journey to each planet in our amazing solar system. “Kids love the beautiful illustrations and also accidently learn simple facts about each planet, like the dust storms on Mars and Jupiter’s windy bottom,” D’Arcy explained. It’s available from all bookstores across Australia and signed first editions are also available from www.goodnightstarry.com. The website also has kids’ games, activities, fun facts and teachers’ resources.
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