Powerhouse Museum at Parramatta is a reality “in the teeth of prejudice and party opposition”.

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Parramatta LGA

When reviewing hot community topics I always strive to learn from writings of the past. NSW Locomotive No. 1 is a hot topic at the moment with myths of it disappearing to the edges of the state never to be seen again. Reading an article from 1855 (OPENING OF THE SYDNEY RAILWAY. (1855, September 27). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : … Read More

Powerhouse at Parramatta – Cultural Reality?

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Parramatta LGA

In 2018 I spoke at in the public forum of City of Parramatta Council. At that time I reported how the Deloitte report on the Heads of Agreement, making the Powerhouse move to Parramatta possible, stated “That design of the proposed MAAS could result in the ‘iconic’ objective set in the Cultural Plan not being met.” Now that I have … Read More

Wrap Up – Stars of Parramatta

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Parramatta LGA

17th May 2019 was the culmination of many weeks of practice for dancing the Tango in Stars of Parramatta, a fundraiser for the Cancer Council. My dance, choreographed by by professional dance partner Nicola Disley, was set to Seven Nations Army by The White Stripes. I did not win the judges score, nor was I a top fundraiser. However I … Read More

Alive 90.5 FM – Interview – Greg Williams from Love To Ride and Biketober

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Cycling, Parramatta LGA

I interviewed Greg Williams from Love To Ride and Biketober discussing the program and the Biketober Business Challenge. Listen to the interview below. The Biketober Business Challenge is a fun and friendly cycling challenge. Workplaces cycle to see which business can get the most staff to ride a bike. It doesn’t matter if you ride every day or haven’t been … Read More

Alive 90.5 – FM Interview – Ian Gilbertson JP

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Parramatta LGA

I had the pleasure of interviewing Ian Gilbertson JP who discussed information on the role Justice of the Peace, NSW Justice Association and the association’s Cumberland branch. Listen to the interview below. Your can find out more about the NSW Justice Association at https://nswja.org.au/ Follow on Facebook

Alive 90.5 FM – Interview with National Trust Western Sydney Director Rosalind Mearn

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Parramatta LGA

I had the pleasure of interviewing National Trust Western Sydney Director Rosalind Mearns at the media launch for the Women of Distinction Exhibition at Old Government House for Alive 90.5 FM. You can read more about the event at https://www.alive905.com.au/women-of-distinction-revealing-the-lives-of-the-ladies-guests-and-servants-of-old-government-house/