First City Talks For 2011 with Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton

The Co-Artistic Directors of Sydney Theatre Company, Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton, will share their ideas on fostering a green and vibrant cultural precinct at Walsh Bay in the first City Talk for 2011 on Tuesday 8 March at Sydney Town Hall.

The Sydney Theatre Company's Greening The Wharf project, provides an excellent case study that all buildings, including iconic heritage ones, can be made more sustainable. The company have installed the nation's second largest capacity roof-top solar energy system so that Pier 4/5 Walsh Bay now gets most of its energy from renewable sources. A rainwater harvesting system is being installed to provide all of the building's non-potable water.
After the presentation from Cate and Andrew, they will join me on a panel discussion with me, Craig Allchin, Director, Six Degrees Architects, Lisa Havilah CEO, CarriageWorks, Rafael Bonachela Artistic Director, Sydney Dance Company to discuss the essential elements to build creative, vibrant and sustainable cultural precincts, and consider examples from around the world.

CityTalks are free but bookings are essential.

  • City Talk Sydney: creative, vibrant, sustainable: Tuesday 8 March, Sydney Town Hall beginning at 6.30pm.
  • Bookings: City Recital Hall Angel Place Box Office on 02 8256 2222 or www.cityrecitalhall.com

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