The Commons is taking a temporary hiatus from daily operations in order to consolidate our processes. We are working extremely hard to make sure the Commons aligns with our fundamental values and is the best space it is able to be. We are so grateful to everyone in the wider Commons community for your involvement, commitment and passion. Thank you all and we will see you again very soon!
The Commons is moving downstairs!! Short-term plans are to occupy existing spaces… but long-term, we’ve been working on some exciting structural redevelopments/renovations for fellowship house. It’s really important to us that we have community feedback/suggestions/input into these plans as the primary focus is to expand activities for those who use the space already or want Read more about We have BIG News![…]
Come do a practice during the week with Sara! You can catch a class in the lunch break on a Tuesday, or even before Just Dance!
Exciting news from The Commons! Holiday hampers are now available. The standard hamper is $30 and the deluxe hamper is $45. A perfect gift for your family, friends or as a treat for yourself, each hamper comes in a decorated reusable tote bag and contains – · a bar of locally made soap · hand-mixed Read more about Holiday Hampers on sale now![…]
Have you noticed the toilet paper with the cool wrappers and the awesome name? Not only is Who Gives A Crap toilet paper good for the environment, good for you and doing good things, it is also proudly carried at The Commons. Because 40% of the world’s population doesn’t have access to a toilet, Who Read more about Product in focus – Who Gives A Crap toilet paper[…]
The Take Back the Economy Radical Reading Group will be joined by the authors of Take Back The Economy: Katherine Gibson (J K Gibson-Graham), Jenny Cameron and Stephen Healy for one night! This event will feature a Author Q & A and discussion so COME ALONG WITH A QUESTION TO ASK THE AUTHORS! Take Back Read more about Take Back the Economy Meet the Authors[…]
We now have a new recipe page where people can share recipes that use Common Goods and other tasty meals that are good for you and the planet! Check out our first recipe for Carrot, Ginger and Coconut Soup contributed by Maria Williams below: Recipes
A weekend program exploring faith, spirituality, and justice for the common good. 28–30 October 2016 in Newcastle, NSW The Commons is proud to be part of Inspiracy 2016. Inspiracy brings together local, national and international speakers, theologians, activists, musicians and artists to inspire participants to join the conspiracy. Over the weekend of 28–30 October 2016 participants will Read more about Inspiracy 2016[…]
Thanks to some awesome new volunteers we now have new opening hours. The Goods Store and Cafe is now open: Tuesdays 12-7pm Wednesday 2-6pm Thursday 2-6pm Friday night unwind: 7pm-late Saturday 10-2pm We now regularly have cake and toasties available as well for you to enjoy whilst supping on a coffee, tea or cold drink. Read more about New opening hours[…]
This month we will be exploring Chapter 2: Take back Work. From the book website: “Taking back work involves recognising the ways in which diverse forms of work contribute to our individual well-being, and how these work practices impact on the well-being of our planet.” Come along having read Chapter 2 and ready to discuss Read more about Take Back the Economy Radical Reading Group- Take Back Work[…]