West Fest event – 10 October 2018

Penrith City Council and Penrith City Library are hosting three events as part of West Fest – an event celebrating the culture and heritage of Western Sydney organised by Office of Environment and Heritage. West Fest is a two week festival which will be held in multiple locations across Western Sydney from 6-21 October 2018.

Three events will be held in Penrith City Library.

Heritage Seminar Series: Everyday management of your heritage item

A seminar designed for people who own heritage items and want to know more about cost-effective and practical ways of looking after them. Learn how to diagnose common heritage building issues, how to access information and support, and how to find professionals and tradespeople who can give you the advice you need.

Date: Wednesday 10 October 2018
Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
Location: Penrith Library

Heritage Seminar Series: Heritage advice for real estate agents

In this one hour session, designed specifically for real estate agents, learn more about how to find information about heritage properties and what heritage listing might mean for a new owner. Bring your own laptop or tablet to get some hands-on practice during the session.

Date: Wednesday 10 October 2018
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: Penrith Library

 

Code Club for Kids

As part of West Fest, the Heritage Near Me program is hosting free coding workshops for kids aged 8–12 years across Western Sydney. Code Club for Kids will teach beginner coding skills over a 60 min lesson using the platform ‘Scratch’. Kids will explore the culture and heritage of Western Sydney while learning how to build games and animations using block coding!

This event is delivered in partnership with Code Club Australia, a charity with the aim of giving every child the skills, confidence and opportunity to shape their world through digital technologies education.

Everything is provided, and each child needs to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Date: Wednesday 10 October 2018
Time: 10am, 11.30 am, 2pm and 3.30pm
Location: Penrith Library

Tickets are free but need to be booked through the West Fest website – click on the link below.

https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/heritage/support-for-local-heritage/heritage-near-me-roadshow/west-fest/events/code-club-for-kids 

 

The Penrith City Library Local Studies Room will be also be open and staffed all day until 6pm on this day – feel free to wander in and have a chat about how we can help you find out more about the history of your house and the local area.

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