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September highlights for the diary

  • 23 August 2022

Spring is nearly here! The mornings are lighter, the winter layers are becoming fewer, and it won't be long before the bike helmets are adorned with the cable ties to fend off the magpies and other territorial birds. Spring into Spring at this September's scheduled events!

Channel your inner Green Thumb
Wallsend library is turning into a gardening hub during September. Give your old toys a new purpose by turning them into small succulent planters at a workshop on September 3. Bring your own toy for repurposing or use one that is provided. On September 10, meet like minded plant lovers for a plant swap/sale. Don’t miss the guest speaker from Garden Club of Australia for all your spring gardening advice.
Everyone's favourite gardening guru, Costa Georgiadis will be heading to the Wallsend Library on September 18 to talk seeds, soil and gardening for the soul.

Learn a new skill to impress friends and family
If you are a foodie, check out the fabulous hands-on cooking classes at the Essential Ingredient in September. Everyone's tastes are catered for this month with traditional handmade pasta, South Indian vegetarian cooking, whole fish cooking class, intolerance friendly baking, night market noodles and a steak masterclass.

If sewing is more your thing, Sonny & Scout are hold two sewing workshops at Wallsend Library to teach aspiring sewers how to make a bag on September 8 and a cushion on September 14.

Markets, Festivals, Fairs and more!
If you are a fan of a good market, festival or fair there are plenty to check out in September.
If you are struggling to work out how to celebrate dad on Father's Day, start the festivities early at the Station on September 3 with a whole event dedicated to dad. Don't miss a licensed bar, food and drink tastings, live music, food trucks, markets and plenty more.

Linuwel School is holding their Spring Fair and Open Day on September 10 which includes market stalls, music, entertainment and storytelling, handcrafted toys and gifts, raffle, craft activities and more.

Calling all sea(foodies)! Soak up some Vitamin Sea and feast your way through the huge variety of food at the Seafood and Cider Festival. A 'sofishticated' day of the freshest locally caught seafood, tastiest local brews and entertainment. 

In the grounds of the Newcastle Museum, twelve specially curated distilleries will showcase their Australian hand-crafted gins paired with Strange Love Tonic and Soda. With its English Garden Party theme, guests are encouraged to dress accordingly and enjoy a fantastic day out. 

Over two days and three nights, lovers of the ukulele will ascend on City Hall for the annual Newkulele Festival. Don't miss 75 performances celebrating the world's happiest musical instrument.

New Annual 2022 kicks off with the opening of Van Gogh Alive on 22 September followed by an immersive festival of dance, music, theatre, visual arts and Indigenous workshops, with installations in the city’s cultural precinct until 2 October.

Step back in time with music from the past
There are plenty of music concerts coming to Newcastle this September that will take you back to music from the 70's 80's and 90's. Check out The Whitlams 25 years Tour, Queen tribute band Queen Forever, Elton tribute show Elton Out of the Closet, Polyserena 20th Anniversary Tour, Goanna Celebrating 40 years and Gotta Have Faith- The Music of George Michael Orchestrated.

For the Book Lovers
Calling all fans of Young Adult Fiction! You're invited to the Newcastle Library on the first Thursday of each month to read, discuss and get creative about your favourite YA Titles.

Wallsend library will play host to several author events this September including; Christine Sykes who with discuss her latest book The Tap Cats of the Sunshine Coast, which was inspired by Christina and her Aunt's experience taking up tap dancing in retirement. 

On September 20, don't miss an entertaining conversation with Petronella McGovern, who will chat about her newest book 'The Liars'. This is the third book from the bestselling author and explores a compelling family drama of marital secrets and family tensions set within an investigation of sinister unsolved killings.

The Newcastle Library will also host some author events this September including Paintings by Number from acclaimed artist and scientist Keith Nesbitt and the live launch of 'Acts Of Cruelty: Australia’s Immigration Laws and experiences of people seeking protection after arriving by plane' by Aileen Crowe.

On September 8, you're invited to The Essential Ingredient for the launch of Port to Plate by Lynda Sloan; a book that champions the sustainable seafood heroes of Port Stephens. Attendees will be treated to author chats, demonstrations by Chef Ludovic Poyer of The Poyer's, wine tastings and more.

Head to NEX on September 10 for the ultimate book lover and author event with 60+ of your favourite authors, raffles, giveaways and most importantly romance lovers from Across Australia.

To see the full list of events happening in September, view ALL EVENTS.