The Lane Cove Festival Continues…. More Fab Things to Do in Lane Cove in September 2022

The month-long Lane Cove Festival featuring community and Lane Cove Council-run initiatives including live music, film screenings, talks, walks and workshops is continuing

The festival includes your favourite events (such as Screen on the Green, The Lane Cove Fun Run and the Big Family Fun Ride).  The events are broadly categorised as follows:

Here are some things to do this week

Lane Cove Makers Market

Sunday 18 September, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza

The Lane Cove Makers Market uniquely offers a wide selection of original products and hand-crafted items you are guaranteed to love. The Makers Market attracts visitors from all across Sydney in search of something a little different. Take a look around and you’ll soon discover it’s a great place to find a wide variety of selected items produced and crafted by our Makers. There’s always something uniquely original to be found in Lane Cove!

The Big Family Fun Ride

Spring is in the air and with it is the time to enjoy cycling with the whole family at The Big Family Fun Ride! All routes will be on shared user paths, off-road where possible and away from busy streets. There will also be multiple skill level courses to choose from and family-friendly activities at the finish line.

When: Sunday 18 September, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Where: Cameraygal Park, Cnr Longueville Rd & Epping Rd, Lane Cove

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In the Cove is proud to be a community partner sponsor of the Lane Cove Festivlal – we are so excited we can help bring to life the events listed above.

For the latest information about Lane Cove Festival and any COVID-related changes visit

LCYO – 30th Anniversary Concert

This year Lane Cove Youth Orchestra is celebrating its 30th anniversary and acknowledging 30 years of support and encouragement from Lane Cove Council and the community. The exciting concert program will include works from their inaugural concert held on 29 June 1992 plus their latest and newest works. The Cammeraygal High School String Ensemble with director Sarah Qiu will join in celebrating this important milestone.

When: Sunday 18 September, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Where: Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 1 Conservatorium Rd, Sydney

Cost: Adult $25; Concession (pensioner or child under 18) $15; Family of 4, one child free $65

Bookings essential:

UNCOVERED: Northwood, Lloyd Rees and Beyond

UNCOVERED: Northwood, Lloyd Rees and Beyond features an exciting and unexpected new discovery, a rare collection of life drawings by renowned Australian artist Lloyd Rees found at his old Northwood studio, now held in the Macquarie University Art Collection.  Displayed for the first time to the public, these drawings pertain to the famous Northwood sketch club Rees attended every Thursday evening at the house of fellow artists John and Marie Santry.

Contemporary artist Brendan Kelly has responded to aspects of site, place and buildings that interweave a rich narrative of the Northwood Group and what it meant in their quest of cooperating light with colour through the disciplines of life drawing and plein air painting.

This exhibition is a partnership between Macquarie University Art Gallery and Gallery Lane Cove and will be shown over both venues.

When: Wednesday 14 September – Thursday 22 October 2022

Where: Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios, 164 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove

Cost: Free

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Tastes of the World

A multicultural meetup to share and try dishes from different parts of the world. This will be a great opportunity to meet people of different ethnicities and join the Lane Cove Multicultural Community. A nominal charge will cover the cost of food provided on the day.

The Lane Cove Multicultural Community celebrates the cultures and traditions of the more than 50 countries from which Lane Cove people originate through events, initiatives and networking. The Community launched on Harmony Day 2022 and looks forward to enriching the area’s multicultural diversity into the future.

When: Saturday 17 September, 10:00am – 12:30pm

Where: Stringybark Reserve, Murray St, Lane Cove North

Cost: Indicated upon booking

Bookings essential:

Tapas and Salsa Class

Follow some delicious Spanish tapas with a dynamic Salsa class.  Instructors will entertain you with a lively demonstration before inviting you to join in some follow-me moves for solo Salsa.

When: Tuesday 20 September, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Where: Lane Cove Library, Library Walk, Lane Cove

Cost: Free


Other Events

Lane Cove Bush Kids – Sensational Senses

Friday 16 September, 9:45am – 11:15am, Gore Creek Reserve, far end of the oval, St Vincents Rd, Greenwich

How many of our senses can we use to explore the natural world? Join Bush Kids for a look closely, listen carefully and feel softly bushwalk. Will we hear birds? Will we feel the breeze on our face? Will we touch some soft moss? One thing is certain, participants will use their sense of touch with your nature craft. This is a term activity for children aged 2 to 5 years

Book online.

Harbourcare Land Based Clean Up x World Clean Up Day

Saturday 17 September, 9:00am – 11:00am, Tambourine Bay Reserve, Tambourine Bay Rd, Riverview

Lane Cove Council’s Harbourcare team invites you to take part in a land-based clean-up around Tambourine Bay Park and the foreshore of Warraroon Reserve to celebrate 2022 World Clean Up Day! This event will see us collect litter through creeks, parks, mangroves and bushland, all while enjoying a beautiful bushwalk. Clean-ups are a great way to bring the community together, make a real impact to the natural environment, and start the conversation about reducing litter at the source.

Book online.

Free Child Car Seat Safety Checking Clinic

Saturday 17 September, 9:00am – 1:00pm, Lane Cove Council Civic Centre Car Park, 48 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove

Council is offering a free child car seat safety checking clinic for people who live in the Lane Cove Council area. You can have your child car seats, harnesses and booster seats checked for safety and fit by an authorised restraint fitter.

Bookings essential via Council’s Road Safety team at [email protected] or 9911 3576.

LaVoce Community Choir – Celebrating Lane Cove

Tuesday 20 September, 6:45pm, Living and Learning Centre

LaVoce is a Lane Cove community choir who sing for fun and good health. LaVoce celebrates Lane Cove by singing each week and contributing to our local community. Join us to listen to the choir, sing along AND consider joining the LaVoce choir! No booking required.

Ben’s Book Club: Jacquie Byron – Happy Hour

Tuesday 20 September, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, online via Zoom

Join us for an online event presented by Overdrive (Libby). Journalist Jacquie Byron presents her inaugural novel Happy Hour, an escape story where a woman packs her bag and drives away from her life. Happy Hour is a refreshingly uplifting and wonderfully written story that highlights the nature of enjoying a quieter pace of life to demonstrate community values, and showing how kindness, care, humour and wit, when shared, can truly bring out the best in everyone. Copies are available online via Overdrive or the Libby App. A Shorelink Libraries Event.

Book online.

Moments in Music – Music from the Movies

Wednesday 21 September, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library, Library Walk, Lane Cove

Films employ music to make comedy funnier, tragedy more poignant and to build tension, but most commonly music establishes the mood and sets the scene.  The composition of the film score is written explicitly to accompany action and enhance dramatic and emotional impact.  Local musician Graham Ball discusses the history of film music and key composers who contributed to the development of film music as an art form.

Book online.

Small Fish, Big Pond: Managing the high school transition

Wednesday 21 September, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, online via Zoom

Do you think your child might need some help moving from primary school to high school? Interactive webinars are a fantastic way to learn and support your child. Join Ryan Usher from Headspace and Nick Kenny from KYDS Youth Development Service as they present and share their information on the transition to high school.

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Library Lovers with Maya Linnell – Online Discussion Series

Wednesday 21 September, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, online via Zoom

This digital event, presented by Overdrive (Libby), is available exclusively to Australian Libraries and hosted by the best-selling author Maya Linnell.  This light-hearted engaging hour discussion encourages library users to ask questions of Maya and the guests. September’s great line-up features a best-selling author presenting their latest novel, a guest editor and a library in focus. Copies are available online via Overdrive or the Libby App. A Shorelink Libraries Event.

Book online.

You may have seen the Festival Banners (see our cover photo).  They were designed by Lane Cove local artist Ros Gervay – read about her here.

In the Cove is proud to be a community partner sponsor of the Lane Cove Festivlal – we are so excited we can help bring to life the events listed above.

For the latest information about Lane Cove Festival and any COVID-related changes visit

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