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Westside Film Festival

We’re calling on South Australian film makers of all ages and skill levels to make a short video on the 2018 theme of Faces and Places of Charles Sturt, for a chance to win great prizes.

Don’t think you’ve got the skills? Check out our series of free Film School workshops in June with Mark Cherrett from All Sourced Up. Film School places are strictly limited and registration is essential.

Westside Film Festival entries close at 5pm on Friday 29 June. Winners will be announced and films shown on the big screen at the Awards Night on Friday 13 July at the Woodville Town Hall. To enter, learn more or register for Film School, visit   

Changes to SA dog & cat laws

New laws for cat and dog owners and breeders will soon be introduced in South Australia. From 1 July 2018, it will be compulsory for:

  • All dogs and cats over a certain age to be microchipped.

  • All new generations of dogs and cats (born after 1 July 2018) to be desexed. Exemptions apply for working dogs, registered breeders etc.

Veterinarians may provide an exemption for an animal for medical reasons. For more information, visit  

National Simultaneous Storytime

Join us for a special Storytime session at the Civic Library on Wednesday 23 May from 10.30-11.15am. Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously around the country. This year we will be reading Hickory Dickory Dash by Tony Wilson, followed by songs, stories and craft. This is a free event for kids aged 3-6, no bookings are necessary.

Banners to Bags

An exciting new project is coming to 19 on Green (formerly the Bowden/Brompton Community Centre) weekly on Wednesdays from 11.30am-12.30pm. We are transforming old Port Road banners and up-cycling them into bespoke vinyl bags. Each bag will be a unique piece of art, ideal for carrying shopping, laptops or even used as a classy clutch. Some bags will be donated to charities to assist their community’s with their food shopping. Have young kids but don’t want to miss out? Speak to us about our crèche service (bookings essential).

If you’d like to be part of our creative team and join our eco-sewing group, contact Amy via or 0407 653 393.

Draft Hindmarsh Parking Plan

We’re seeking your views on the draft Hindmarsh Parking Plan. The draft Plan has been developed based on engagement feedback and background investigations, and sets out overall car parking management strategies for the area, and proposed changes to timed parking controls for individual streets. Read the plan, learn more or complete a short survey and share your thoughts by Friday 25 May at

Be Safe Be Seen workshop

Bike SA presents a free one hour workshop answering all your questions about cycling safety at the West Lakes Library on Tuesday 29 May from 2-3pm. This is highly relevant to all levels of cycling experience, including the most experienced cyclists and motorists. Every attendee receives a special safety gift pack, but numbers are limited. To book your spot, contact the Library Call Centre on 8408 1333 or online at:  

Hindmarsh Historical Society

The Hindmarsh Historical Society is having a street party to celebrate their 50th birthday on Sunday 20 May from 1-3pm, and you’re invited! Join us in Hindmarsh Place (off Manton Street) and get up close with historic vehicles while enjoying live music and free entertainment, including performances by local entertainers. Pull up a cushion with the kids and enjoy Storytime in the chapel at 1.30pm, or stroll through the museum and browse stalls filled with locally made goodies and more. Sausage sizzle by donation, coffee and snacks available for purchase. This event is free to attend and everyone is welcome.

Book Launch – Lightning Strikes by the Henley Scribblers

Come along to the launch of the Henley Scribblers’ 9th anthology of short stories and poems on Sunday 27 May at the Woodville Road Civic Library from 2-4pm. Their book represents the best current work by South Australian writers, and will have the power to move and entertain you. This is a free event for all ages and no bookings are necessary.

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