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Back to Hunters Hill Weekend 2011

Back to Hunters Hill Weekend 2011 information for stall holders

The Hunter's Hill Council, sponsors and the Sesquicentenary committee invite you back to Hunters Hill for an amazing weekend of events, tours and activities. This, the pinnacle event in the year of celebrations will bring old friends, neighbours and community members back together.

Starting on Friday 18 November with a Heritage Walk and the unveiling of commissioned plaques and the opening of the Sculptures by the Harbour Exhibition the weekend continues with many events and Open Days; The weekend culminating with Picnic Day on the Harbour featuring James Morrison and the SBS Youth Orchestra.

On Friday 18 and Saturday 19 November the Vienna Cottage Christmas Boutique is well worth a visit from 4pm - 8pm for a great range of Christmas gift ideas.

The Hunters Hill Theatre will present on 18-19 November Enchanted April. It is April in Italy and anything can happen. Show starts 2.30pm on 18 November and 8.00pm on 19 November. Bookings are essential. Phone 9879 7765.

The inaugural Sculptures By the Harbour at the Sailing Club, Clarkes Point Woolwich will hold its Opening Night on Friday 18 November from 6.30pm. This exciting exhibition of local and imported artists will continue from Saturday 19 November through until Friday 25 November, daily 10-4pm. Artists include some of Australia's best - Col Henry, Itzick Fisher and Geoff Harvey - plus emerging talent including Linda Bell and Jennie Pry. This event is being run in conjunction with Hunters Hill Sailing Club's 50th Anniversary and Hunters Hill Council 150th Celebrations. The exhibition theme is "The littoral and beyond" - the littoral zone is the area of shoreline where the water meets land. If you would like to find out more contact Fiona Ryan-Clark at ionavpa@yahoo.com.au.

The very popular Historic Hunters Hill Walk on Saturday morning, will leave Vienna Cottage, 38 Alexandra Street at 10am. For bookings phone 9817 2677.

Open Days: On Saturday 19 a tour of the historic St Joseph's College will run from 11am. Hunters Hill Private Hospital, Riverside Girls school and the Hunters Hill Public school will conduct special Open days to commemorate the sesquicentenary.

Sesquicentenary Dinner 19 November 2011

The night of nights, the SESQUICENTENARY DINNER held at the grandest of grand, St. Joseph's College Grand Hall will be one to remember. Arrive at 7pm Saturday 19 November for an evening of fine dining, great entertainment (featuring the Beatels), a beverage or two, and dancing until the early hours. Full
details will be released later in the year. Bookings are a must as tickets are limited. (Book online at shop.joeys.org). For further details contact Hunters Hill Council.

Sunday 20 November is going to be a great day for all ages and all tastes. Roll into the day with the local scouts Billy Cart Derby. Parents should update the toolbox, find some old castors and brush up on their handy skills, because the challenge is on for the fastest and best billy cart (no goats allowed!). Starting at 9am head to Clarke's Point Reserve Car Park where there will be a drop-off point.

Then the Horse Paddock and Clarkes Point will come alive with a family fun festival, the PICNIC DAY. From 11am- 6pm there will be a fantastic array of performances. Council has secured the famous James Morrison and band, for not one but two lively brackets. James is an internationally recognised legend of Jazz having performed the world over. James is a patron of the SBS Youth Orchestra, who will also be performing on the day. This highly accomplished and praised Orchestra will perform William Tell Overture and the exciting climax of the 1812 Overture. There may even be a joint performance from the James Morrison and band and the SBS Youth Orchestra. Also appearing on the day will be local favourites the Riverside Jazz Band, Hunters Hill Sesquicentenary Choir, Hunters Hill Theatre, Bush Poets and more. There will be plenty to keep the kids entertained with games and activities, an animal farm and a fun and free sculpture workshop.

Free sculpture workshop: Working with artists displayed in the Sculptures by the Harbour Exhibition a public sculpture-making workshop will be run outside the Sailing Club. Aimed at the young and young of heart, this free and fun activity will use recycled materials to create sculptures. You can also put a message in a bottle with your thoughts (or someone else's if you like). The sculptures and 'message in a bottle' will be displayed around the harbour foreshores.

The Picnic Day will be complemented with a great variety of food and wine stalls, and quality market stalls. Bring your rug, kick back and enjoy the food, views, music and relaxed atmosphere.

To make the Back to Hunters Hill Weekend a truly memorable experience stay overnight on Cockatoo Island. It's a must-stay retreat with uninterrupted views of the harbour. For more details phone the Harbour Trust on 8969 2100.

Full listing and details on the Back To Hunters Hill Weekend will be available in the coming weeks - visit www.huntershill150.com

Please find available for download the stallholder form for the Hunters Hill Picnic Day as part of the Back to Hunters Hill Weekend.

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