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Island Film Festival - Wednesday, 24th October - Sunday, 28th October
Cockatoo Island is fast becoming a major destination for many of
Sydney's festivals and events. It is also creating a few new ones
as well. Welcome to Cockatoo's first Film Festival. "This exceptional
combination of setting (and) content" will attract even more
people onto the island. Arrive early to enjoy the location as well
as the film festival.
Surry Hills Festival - Saturday, 27th October
Surry Hills will come alive on Sunday with music, art, loads of
market stalls, food and things for the kids to do.
Street Italian Festa - Leichhardt - Sunday, 28th October
If you have
fun at the Surry Hills Festival on Saturday, you can do lots of
similar things in Leichhardt on Sunday, but this time with an Italian
Strathfield Food Festival - Strathfield
- Sunday, 28th October
If the Norton Street Italian Festa is fun but foodwise it's not
exciting you too much, you could have lunch at the Strathfield Food
Festival. It is only twenty minutes away.
Seven Bridges Walk - Sunday, 28th October
You can walk over one, two bridges or even all seven if you want.
You don't need to go a bridge too far as the Seven Bridges Walk
is not meant to be a race. As well as some fine Sydney bridges,
the Cancer Council's Bridges Walk has lots of food, drink and entertainment
to help to make the day a special one. Register before the event
to spare yourself hassle and hanging around.
Cove Village Fare - Lane Cove - Sunday, 14th October
The Lane Cove Village Fair is one of those low key community events
full of character and smiling faces. You might also discover the
perfect gift, you might get a kick out of the funfair rides or be
mesmerised by a talented live performance. You'll never know if
you don't go.
Rides (Again) Festival - Saturday, 13th October
Bourke Street, in the City of Sydney, will be transformed this Saturday
by an army of bikes, bands and street performers. It is all in aid
of the Sydney Rides festival which celebrates the rediscovery of
"Families can take part in a range of games and activities,
including Cycle Chic for Kids, where children will get the chance
to 'bling' their bikes".
For Laughs at the Opera House - Friday, 12th October - Monday, 22nd
Comedy is said to be the most underrated of all the art forms -
but who are we kidding - some of the funniest people that have ever
graced the Opera House stage will be taking part (just for a laugh)
including Noel Fielding, Drew Carey, Rhys Darby and Adam Hills.
The expensive tickets are just as laughable as the cheaper ones..
on Bondi - Bondi Beach - Sunday, 14th October
If the weather
is fine, and it's not too cold, you can enjoy a great breakfast
with sand between your toes. There will be a full orchestra and
soprano Lorina Gore, breaky of course and the buzz of the best orchestrated
breakfast feast in town.
Carnival - Sunday, 14th October
Carnival is a fairy tale of great food, wine, amusement rides, stage
and roving entertainment, plus loads of magical activities for the
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links that would normally accompany the email as they are probably
now out-of-date. At the end of the email you'll see a link to our
archive of events which will also give you an idea of what to expect.
of Walking - Blue Mountains - Saturday, 6th October to Sunday, 14th
your boots are made for walking, then that's just what you should
do in a World Heritage listed National Park. The Blue Mountains
Festival of Walking has a long list of different walks to go on
from forays into the wilderness to a heritage street stroll, ably
assisted by a little local wine and cheese. Now that doesn't sound
too bad does it. There is nothing to stop you from doing the serious
bushwalk one day, followed by a more laid back day of eating, drinking
will be hosting its Village Fair during the first two days of the
festival so there's another reason to go. Life is an adventure,
enjoy it at your own pace.
International Documentary Film Festival - Wednesday, 10th October
to Sunday, 14th October
Antenna International Documentary Film Festival returns after a
successful first year with more docos than last year and this time
it's made the Dendy Cinemas. As well as the movies there will be
film competitions, special events and international guests. If last
year is anything to go by you can expect a little controversy and
some news coverage as well.
Gigantic) Splash Festival - Olympic Park - Sunday, 7th October
Make a big
splash at the Olympic Park with giant pool inflatables, a giant
coke slide, a 7 metre dive tower, a giant inflatable obstacle course
and a ‘Tarzan Swing’ in the Training Pool. The smaller
'splashees' can take a ride on a giant Crocodile inflatable and
the Splasher’s Water Playground has a new musical feature,
We have made
it through the winter months and have earnt our long weekend. That
said, there's no time to lose as there's a fair bit to be done.
Festival - Thursday, 27th September - Tuesday, 9th October
Festival comprises of a range children's theatre and workshops dotted
around Sydney. It includes a few old favourites like the Gruffalo's
Child at the Sydney Opera House and an interesting idea with the
Spot on Family Fun Days which combine shows with "free indoor
playground and activities" allowing the kids to burn up some
energy. The workshops are designed to encourage creativity allowing
the kids to make, draw, perform and have a lot of fun.
of Dangerous Ideas - Friday, 28th September - Sunday, 30th September
doubt, uncomfortable at times, and inherently provocative, the Festival
of Dangerous Ideas does require an open mind. Topics include 'The
Devil Is Real' and 'The Joy of Sin' which are probably two of least
provocative topics we could have chosen from a fairly long list.
Blue Whale sighted off of the Coast
a while, four years in fact, since the last Blue Whale was sighted
off of the coast of Sydney. Be quick or you might miss out.
March is coming to a close, soon the Easter School Holidays will
be upon us and before you know it it will be winter and Sydney Harbour
will freeze over.. Well probably not but who knows given the extremes
of weather of late. The great big beautiful City of Sydney looks
fabulous and you don't need an excuse to see its best bits.
extended to 26th June! Powerhouse Museum
Sing and dance your way through the ABBAWORLD exhibition using a
series of fun interactives including performing on a stage with
ABBA, dancing in an ABBA video, recording a sing-a-long with ABBA
and photographing yourself on an ABBA album cover. Just think of
all those songs that you won't be able to get out of your head..
Rhythms ('n Blues), Newington Armory, Olympic Park - 1pm - 4pm,
Sunday 3rd April
the sky is clear, or even better, if it's not, get into some serious
music at the park. Swinging dance music, rhythm 'n blues and blues
gospel will get you ready for a night on the town or just nicely
finish off a relaxed day out. This is a great way to while away
a Sydney Sunday afternoon and it won't cost you a cent.
Country Music Festival - 1st - 3rd April - Castle Hill
never sounded so good. If you love Country, and if you love music,
you will love Castle Hill this weekend. There is nowhere else to
be. Sorry Tamworth, Sydney is the Country Music Capital of Australia
...until it's your go again. Yee hah!
As ever, any
comments, feedback or suggestions are extremely welcome. What ever
you do, we hope you have a wonderful week and an awesome weekend.