BYDS Breakdown – June Newsletter

The winter equinox has passed, the days of fasting for our Muslim brothers and sisters are short, the weather is cold and a Federal election is nigh: all this is happening whilst BYDS projects keep a certain heat and light burning.  

How do our political leaders value the Arts in this country? The Greens and Labor have promised to reinstate the funds that Senator George Brandis stripped from the Australia Council last year and to me that is enough to swing a vote one way and not the other. Think carefully before you jot down those numbers, our future is literally in your hands.

I hope that many of you can visit the Bankstown Arts Centre this coming Saturday to help us celebrate NAIDOC Bankstown style. There will be some wonderful Indigenous entertainment and the inimitable Bankstown based Munki Muk and his renegades will be in full swing by 12 midday.

Hope you can make it.

Tim Carroll, Director

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BYDS Breakdown – May Newsletter

Finally the cold weather is here. I will have to dig my winter wetsuit out again.

We always have a bit of a battle here trying to decide what to have in our newsletter, always lots of competing news – but here is a small selection of a few things we are planning or have already done.

Please stay in touch. Next newsletter I will tell you about our up-coming COMPACT funded, inter-generational Oral History Project: Stories of Strength and Resilience. No hurry, it will be running until 2018.

Tim Carroll, Director

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