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Inspiracy 2 – A Climate for Change

A Festival of Imagination and Hope for the Common Good.

Set in Newcastle, where post-industrial grunge meets the sea, this festival, now in its second year, will provide a unique conversation around justice, climate change, spirituality, music and art. This conversation seeks to find ways to work for the common good, where diverse communities reclaim the future in hopeful and creative ways.


  • Social Justice Youth Short Film Competition
  • Sacred Earth: A conversation day on Ecotheology
  • Artist and peace activist George Gittoes AM exploring creative responses to war
  • Phil Glendenning President Australian Refugee Council on creative citizenship
  • Dr Anne Elvey ecotheologian and poet re-imagining our relationship to Creation
  • PLUS workshops, music, art and food

SAVE THE DATE – Thurs 17th – Sun 20th May 2018
The festival will be held in various locations across Newcastle.
Visit www.inspiracy.org.au for more info.

Feature image by George GITTOES ‘Our chair’ 1989–90 (Gift of Gabrielle Dalton through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program 2010) Newcastle Art Gallery collection

The Wireless Chronicles #2 BOTTOMS UP

The second series of The Wireless Chronicles is set in the 1930s, the era of the Great Depression following the Wall Street Crash in America which spread worldwide. Enjoy an afternoon of delight with the music and stories from the decade PLUS further episodes of the Radio Play – “The Fickle Finger of Fate” where the gangsters… Continue Reading

Screen Sinatra

Newcastle & Hunter Jazz Club presents ‘Screen Sinatra’ with The Dorian Mode Quartet, featuring Steve Brien – guitar, Ashley Turner – Bass, Toby Hall – drums, Dorian Mode – vocal/piano. A natural entertainer, ‘Old Brown Eyes’ (Dorian Mode) and his swinging band will take you through Frank Sinatra in movies, with lots of laughs along the way. The… Continue Reading

Sing Along to the Shows – Songs that Won the Oscars

Sing Along recreates the nostalgic pleasure of singing favourite songs around the piano with a group of friends. Philip Sketchley is an amazing pianist, keeping the singers in tune. All words are provided and local theatre performers lead the singing. A delicious afternoon tea completes a delightful get-together. In early March this year, the 90th… Continue Reading

The Hunter – Let’s Face It 2018 Portrait Exhibition

This popular Hunter portrait exhibition is back for 2018. The artists of the Portrait Painters Hunter group will be holding their annual portrait exhibition ‘The Hunter – Let’s Face It’ at Adamstown Uniting Church Memorial Hall. All of the subjects are Hunter people who have contributed/volunteered throughout the region and are well known outside the region,… Continue Reading

Chopin: A Portrait – with Pianist Chris Cartner

Resonance pianist Chris Cartner tells the story of Fryderyk Chopin through a selection of his greatest works for the piano. ​ Sunday 18th March, 2.30pm Adamstown Uniting Church Purchase tickets online ($25 / $20 conc. / $15 student) Complimentary drinks will be included at the performance.   Chris Cartner – Piano Chris Cartner was still… Continue Reading

The [Y] Project presents Civil Thrill #6

The [Y] Project presents Civil Thrill #6 on Saturday 17th March in the Adamstown Dungeon. Band lineup to be announced very soon! Doors open 6.30pm. $10 entry with proceeds to Nova for Women and Children. Proudly Supported by Dungeon Jazz and Adamstown Arts. The [Y] Project The [Y] Project are a youth run, Newcastle based… Continue Reading

Healing Circle:  A Contemplative Art Installation

This art installation by Matthew Lamont consists of 5 pieces created between 2015–2017 (4 canvas pieces, 1 coffee table piece) arranged in a floor mandala. Drawing inspiration from mandala art, Contemplative Christian tradition, Koori spirituality and dreams, personal and universal themes are attended to: violence, love, peacemaking, grief and baby-loss, connection to country/cosmos, kinship and… Continue Reading

Twilight Musical Dialogues – Apollo’s Gift: Music and the Mind

Following our 2017 season which traversed the globe, our 2018 Season embraces passionate musicians who are also great thinkers. Twilight Musical Dialogues presents music neurologists, educators, philosophers and performers in recital, in their 2018 subscription series “Musical Luminati”. The first of the four-concerts is ‘Apollo’s Gift: Music and the Mind’. A presentation by a world-leading… Continue Reading

The [Y] Project presents Civil Thrill #5

The [Y] Project presents Civil Thrill #5 on the 24th February in the Adamstown Dungeon. Band lineup: Sienna Lace, Alter Ego, Dr Dingo and the Space Cadets, Byren and SHRIMP! Doors open 6.30pm. $10 entry with proceeds to The Men’s Shed Association (Men’s Mental Health). Proudly Supported by Dungeon Jazz and Adamstown Arts. The [Y] Project The [Y] Project… Continue Reading

– Our church meets on the traditional lands of the Awabakal people, and we pay our respect to elders both past and present –