Camperdown Commons is extremely proud to be partnering with Newtown Neighbourhood Centre on the NNC Festival Series for 2018.


Newtown Neighbourhood Centre is located in the heart of Newtown, and the team there look tirelessly by

providing frontline services for those doing it tough in the Inner West.


The NNC Festival Series is the lead up to Newtown Neighbourhood Centre’s biggest fundraising event for the year- Newtown Festival on the 11 November. The Festival Series has over 20 events on offer from September through to Novemner, with something for everyone- kids’ workshops, intimate gigs, street art, lawn bowls, an open-air cinema, story sessions, fun workshops and lessons in sustainability.


Just by attending one of the NNC Festival Series events being held at Camperdown Commons,

you are making a big difference by contributing to social change and promoting community connectedness.

PET PORTRAIT ILLUSTRATION Sunday, 18 November 2018, 6:00 PM Book





Whether you have your own beloved fur/feather baby, or simply love a good pupper account on Instagram, come and join in the pet portrait fun! Anyone can draw. In our collaboration with Work-shop, Sydney artist and illustrator Carmen Hui will guide you through the different stages of starting an original pet portrait using coloured pencils with a limited colour palette.
By the end of the workshop each student will be able to take home their very own custom pet portrait and a new found interest in pencil drawing.

PLAYGROUP NSW Every Tuesday, 10-12pm, and 12.30-2.30pm


Playgroup is for all children who are not old enough to attend primary school. They can be accompanied by mothers, fathers, grandparents, nannies or other carers. Playgroup NSW affiliated playgroups are inclusive, providing welcoming supportive environments for all families to come together regardless of cultural, social or economic backgrounds.

Bring your child or children along, and meet some new friends. No bookings required, please look at

CANDLE MAKING WITH ARCANDLES Sunday, 02 December 2018, 6:00 PM Book





In our collaboration with Work-shop, you’ll learn a range of basic candle making techniques with Louise Ho of Sydney label Arcandles, best known for their elegant but modern and awesome-smelling candles!
Learn everything from what types of wax to use to how to make your own unique fragrances and colours. And the best part of all – you get to take home everything you make on the day!

THE KNITTERS GUILD Every third Thursday of the month, 11.00am - 1.00pm


Meeting monthly in the Common Room


The Knitters’ Guild NSW was founded more than thirty years ago, with the purpose of promoting and encouraging the skills of knitting and crochet amongst its members and the wider community. The Inner West group are a small friendly group of knitters and crocheters who love sharing their works in progress, learning new techniques and welcome new members. No booking necessary, please come down and join us on the day.


If you have any questions, please contact the Inner West group: Convenor Mary-Helen Ward

INTRODUCTION TO BRUSH LETTERING Sunday, 09 December 2018, 6:00 PM Book





In our collaboration with Work-shop, Alena will teach you the key skills you need to be confident in pursing your passion in Hand Lettering. This course is for beginners, but anyone is welcome. The course will begin with the warm up drills you need to practice before any lettering project. These drills introduce you to the pressures and strokes of the brush pen.
At the end of the class, you will be confident to write your own favourite quote!
You will leave the workshop with confidence, key skills of lettering & your own brush pens and worksheet!





Pocket City Farms is a productive hub the local community can gather to learn about all things farming and food growing, buy local produce grown with organic principles, participate in the volunteer program, and take part in many workshops and events.

In the surrounds of their productive green space in the city Pocket City Farms run regular workshops across a range of sustainable lifestyle topics from growing food in small spaces to native stingless beekeeping, and wooden spoon carving to natural indigo dyeing.

They hold monthly crop swaps with Crop Swap Sydney for trading home harvests, as well as weekly volunteer sessions enabling you to dig your hands in the soil and learn food growing skills direct from the farmer. Meanwhile you can also take a yoga class outdoors overlooking the farm, or bring the kids along for a Little Farmers session.

The produce from their ecological market garden is available each week at the Pocket City Farm Store, along with other goods from local producers, including organic sourdough and local tea.




Camperdown Project
An initiative of Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club
Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club