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Festive sounds

With a variety of outdoor music performances happening across the city leading up to Christmas, you’re likely to hear everything from classic carols to contemporary tunes all in one day. But what’s playing through the...

MLC Building (c. 1968)

The beauty in buildings

In the first of a short series of articles showcasing some of the significant examples of 20th Century architecture in the CBD and North Adelaide, Meagan Cox (City of Adelaide’s Project Consultant – Heritage)...

Christmas craft

A sustainable season

Big or small, every positive action you take to help protect the environment can make a difference. This festive season, show the planet some love while also saving your hip pocket. Here are some tips to get started...

Vintage clothes

Slow fashion

The thrill of having the latest trend at your fingertips within days is coming at a big cost, with 6,000 kilograms of clothing being dumped into landfill every 10 minutes. As instant gratification consumerist culture...

City Library

Library locals – meet a few of our team

There’s a good reason why over 320,000 people have already visited Adelaide’s three City Libraries this year and that’s because they’re all incredible creative places – designed to inspire, connect and set your...

Reconciliation Mural by Scott Rathman

Adelaide Town Hall – artworks on show

In the first of a series of articles showcasing some of the amazing pieces of classic and contemporary artwork housed inside the Adelaide Town Hall – City of Adelaide Curator Polly Dance spoke with the artist...

Muriel Matters aboard the WFL 'Vote for Women' Caravan

Muriel Matters: Adelaide’s daring suffragist

One of Adelaide’s most fascinating historic female figures, Miss Muriel Lilah Matters (1877-1969) is currently the subject of an exhibition in the City Library’s History Hub. Presented by the City of Adelaide Archives...

Beeswax wrap

Now THAT’S a wrap

Did you know the beeswax produced by a honey bee can be used to create an alternative to plastic wrap? Charmaine Thredgold from The Reskill Project shares a simple six step guide she’s put together with the help of...

Blue banded bee

‘Bee’ creative in your own backyard

You may have noticed the buzz about bees lately, stemming from a growing concern about their disappearance from our backyards and gardens. Bees pollinate almost 80 per cent of our food and many of our native plants, so...

Turtle Mural Sarah Boese

Thinking outside the box

A collaborative community mural is set to add a splash of colour and local character to the neighbourhood surrounding the city’s south-east Box Factory Community Centre – and you could influence its design! A two-storey...

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