September 6, 2014

Our Programs

In partnership with our groups and members, The Commons runs a number of programs that support cultural change through education and providing convenient and accessible ways to put our values into practice.  The following provides a quick overview of the major categories of programs we’re running.  To find out what’s coming up at The Commons under these program headings, check our calendar on the What’s On page

Music and Arts

  • Regular “Friday Night Unwind” all age music events supporting live music in Newcastle
  • Art exhibitions
  • Music studio
  • Weekly all-age dance party run by the awesome crew at Just Dance


  • Common Sustenance food and well-being workshops (stay tuned for more information on the 2016 program!)
  • Common Goods ethical dry goods store
  • Commons Cafe
  • Community meals

Education and Skills

  • skills sharing sessions
  • self-directed learning groups
  • English tutoring for refugees

Film and Issues Investigation

  • Film nights hosted by Reel World, Real Change on hold
  • Fundraiser events
  • Activities with a justice focus

Faith and Spirituality

  • Monthly Faith@The Commons gathering: 2 Sundays a month 3pm-4pm on hold
  • A range of spirituality based events and gatherings that explore what it means to be a person of faith in this place and this time