Curious Legends are creating an exciting new site-specific performance at Summer Hill Waste Management Centre. Join us for a rollicking adventure with Taylor as she searches for her best friend; sliding through piles of garbage, dodging giant apple cores, meeting trickster native animals, and eventually coming head to head with a monstrous trash-beast.

For the festival only, the Waste Centre will be transformed into a grand concert hall, where magic happens! Your family will have a unique opportunity to explore the waste centre behind the scenes, and get thinking about what we can do as households to reduce our waste.

This is a new work, commissioned by City of Newcastle for the inaugural New Annual festival!

Important audience information

  • Audiences will be transported to Summerhill Waste Management Centre via bus at 7pm from Wallsend Library, 30 Bunn St Wallsend
  • Parking is available at Wallsend Village opposite the Library
  • No vehicles will be admitted to Summerhill outside of this. Please ensure you arrive on time so as not to miss the bus – no latecomers will be admitted to the site
  • This performance may be affected by extreme weather.  Please ensure you monitor pre-show communications via Civic Tickets, on the day of the performance in case of any change to the program
  • Audience members must wear enclosed shoes for their visit to this facility
  • All children must be supervised
  • Summerhill Waste Management Centre is a no-smoking site


Saturday 13 February 7.00pm

Sunday 14 February 7.00pm

Saturday 20 February 7.00pm

Sunday 21 February 7.00pm


Summerhill Waste Management Centre

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New Annual is City of Newcastle’s inaugural arts festival. Spanning ten days and activating venues across the city, the festival will feature local and visiting artists sharing music, dance, contemporary performance and visual art in a celebration of creativity.

Made.In.Newcastle is another project delivered under your Special Business Rate Program thanks to Curious Legends, Newcastle Art Space and Newcastle City Council.

RISE (Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand Fund) is an initiative of the Australian Government and partially supports this project.