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Arts News

Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 5:26pm

Laugh Hard is a night of comedy and Theatresports that aims to raise awareness and support for mental health and suicide prevention.

 

Laugh Hard will be presented by The Official Top Ten Night, a Sydney-based group that focuses on creating fun and interactive 'top 10 lists' that support charity causes. Happening at the University of Sydney's Manning Bar, Laugh Hard is the group'...

Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 3:39pm

Now you can finally cat-cow to Kanye and downward-facing dog to Drake at Bondi's Beach Road Hotel.

 

The Beach Road Hotel will be getting stretchy and sweaty with All Of The Tights, a yoga class with a little less zen and a lot more zazz. Sydney's favourite DJ FlexMami will be spinning hip hop tracks as yoga extraordinaire Naya Marie instructs you into a pretzel.

 

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Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 1:05pm

To celebrate the tenth year of Sydney Film Festival's Official Competition and Sydney Film Prize, the festival will be screening all of its previous competition winners every Tuesday night for ten weeks.

 

The Official Competition is the contest element of the Sydney Film Festival. The major prize (currently $63,000) is awarded to the winning film every year. Now, every Tuesday...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 2:28pm

The Big Pineapple film competition is returning for another year, with the goal of facing up to gender disparity within the Australian film industry.

 

Women in Film & Television and For Film's Sake are teaming up for the competition, enacting a "four tick test", in which four of a film's creative team of five (writer, producer, director, cinematographer, lead protagonist)...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 12:05pm

In order to celebrate Harmony Day, Darling Quarter will host a free art exhibit showcasing the works of young migrants. 

 

Harmony Art Collective is a brand new national art initiative that unites top artists with over 300 young Australian migrants. Four of Australia and New Zealand's top street artists have travelled the country to mentor young people who are new to Australia....

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 12:02pm

Two shows in one, The Dog / The Cat, will be coming to Belvoir's Upstairs Theatre this April and May.

 

With a rivalry as old as time itself, cats and dogs will be swallowing their pride for the sake of romantic comedy in Belvoir's production of The Dog / The Cat. 

 

These two separate plays will be brought to life by the one cast and crew. Brendan Cowell’s The Dog ...

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 1:59pm

The Vivid Ideas program will host more than 200 events to get you thinking in 2017. 

 

Part of the Vivid Sydney festival, Vivid Ideas is a set of conferences and talks focusing on the changing face of creative industries. American artist Shepard Fairey will headline this year's lineup of creative thinkers.

  

Fairey is renowned for his HOPE poster, the famous image...

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 12:04pm

Vivid Sydney has just announced the program for its 2017 festival of light. And for the first time, Barangaroo has been added to the illuminated list. 

 

This year's program will brighten up even more of Sydney's beloved cityscape. Our Instagram feeds will have more variety than ever with the announcement that Barangaroo will join the bill for the first time, telling the story of...

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 11:25am

After a successful launch event last time around, Vivid Sydney is once again putting silent disco on ice for two weeks this winter.

 

Don the headphones and enjoy a live DJ set while you skate the rink at Central Park Mall in Chippendale from 4pm each day.

 

The rink itself will be open from 10am until 8pm daily, with all ages welcome. Capacity is limited to 45...

Posted 11 Mar 2017 @ 1:21pm

As anyone knows, working from home can be a hard thing to do, especially when you're Robert E. Kelly, an academic who is based out of a South Korean university. While partaking in an interview with the BBC, a future viral video moment was created, however, typical racism soon followed from the Twittersphere.

 

Robert E. Kelly had been involved in a video interview with the BBC,...

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 2:19pm

After blowing away audiences in South Australia, The Popular Mechanicals, a play inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, will debut at The Wharf this April.

 

Based on characters from A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Popular Mechanicals was written by Keith Robinson and Tony Taylor in 1987. The play follows the backstory of the Mechanicals, a group of characters...

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 2:16pm

Comedian and radio host Merrick Watts will host the 2017 Raw Comedy final for New South Wales.

 

The winner of the state final will head down to Melbourne in April to compete in the National Final as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival on Sunday April 16. Previous years' winners include Josh Thomas, Hannah Gadsby and Adam Spencer.

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 2:13pm

Australian-born, New York-based photojournalist Angus Mordant will present his first photo exhibit at Dominik Mersch Gallery, centered around the Standing Rock protests.

 

Angus' exhibition of 15 photos covering the controversial protests last year showcases the protesters' unity and their conflict with law enforcement.

 

The Standing Rock protests have taken place...

Posted 3 Mar 2017 @ 11:26am

Talk, a play that addresses the pressures of the 24-hour news cycle, will debut at the Sydney Opera House this coming April.

 

Directed by Jonathan Biggins and presented by the Sydney Theatre Company, Talk covers the relationship between journalism, the justice system, the political establishment and social media. 

 

Talk stars John Walters, with the veteran...

Posted 2 Mar 2017 @ 5:00pm

Burgapalooza, the festival dedicated to burgers, is returning to Sydney in 2017.

 

After Burgapalooza's 2016 debut saw it expand at the last minute to account for the enormous interest and ticket sales, this year's follow-up will be even bigger, taking place across a weekend in Marrickville.

 

The buns will be on hand from BL Burgers, Burger Head, Down 'N' Out,...

Posted 2 Mar 2017 @ 12:50pm

The Harold Park Hotel will be hosting The Laugh Stand, a huge night of comedy every Tuesday this month. 

 

On the lineup for the month is a combination of international and Australian comedians. Australian comedy royalty Fiona O'Loughlin will kick things off on Tuesday March 7, the first of four big nights. 

 

Also on the bill for March are Luke Heggie, David Smiedt...

Posted 2 Mar 2017 @ 12:45pm

High school students will soon have the opportunity to see Sydney's best productions for cheap, via a new 'theatre passport' scheme. 

 

The City of Sydney has today announced that it will be funding $85,000 to creative organisations in order to allow young people to experience theatre for affordable prices.

 

The digital theatre passport allows high school access to...

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 9:39am

At last, the world's biggest video site is set to support live streaming of TV channels, with YouTube TV set to launch in 2017.

 

Speculation about a YouTube television streaming service has been rife in the tech industry for some time, and a YouTube blog announcement overnight...

Posted 23 Feb 2017 @ 11:22am

Returning for its fifth year, the Sydney Opera House's All About Women festival will be shaking things up on Sunday March 5.

 

Thousands of women are expected to attend the annual All About Women festival, a day of talks and performances that will shine a light on the voices of women. Many of the major talks and performances have already had their allocations exhausted. But never...

Posted 23 Feb 2017 @ 8:54am

Comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld will play a third and final show in Sydney as part of his 2017 Australian tour.

 

The announcement comes in response to (predictably) overwhelming demand for tickets to Seinfeld's stand-up shows, marking his first live dates Down Under in some 19 years.

 

The extra show on Thursday August 10 at the ICC Sydney Theatre is added to Seinfeld...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 2:07pm

Head down to Freda's Bar in Chippendale and check out the after pARTY, coinciding with this year's Art Month program.

 

Held on the first Wednesday of every month, after pARTY is the night celebrating local artists and their exhibits around the local area.

 

Sydney-based musician Chun Yin will kick off the Art Month after pARTY, exploring pop music tropes, nostalgia...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 2:03pm

Ian Strange, who is known for his street art and conceptual projects, is launching his new exhibition Shadow in Chippendale this March.

 

Strange is an Australian-born, New York-based artist who went by the name Kid Zoom as an emerging street artist. He has previously exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria, and will now showcase his new pop-up exhibition in Levey Street,...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 10:00am

The 13th edition of Sydney Comedy Festival is shaping up to be its biggest yet, with a bumper program of hilarious acts announced on the full lineup.

 

Over 300 of the funniest people from Australia and overseas will come together on stages around Sydney, and are expected to draw upwards of 120,000 people to their shows in April and May.

 

Returning stars include ...

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 2:30pm

5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche, the highly praised comedy stage show, is heading to the Glen Street Theatre in Belrose this March.

 

Set during the '50s, 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche is a comedy about five women celebrating their annual quiche breakfast, even with the threat of nuclear annihilation.

  

It will star Catherine Alcorn, Lauren Galloway, Lauren Jackson Ashlee...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 1:56pm

Ahead of the final month of its 2016/17 season, Moonlight Cinema has announced what films you'll be watching under the stars in March. 

 

A unique cinematic experience, Moonlight Cinema allows moviegoers the chance to watch films, new and old, in the fresh Sydney air. 
 
On the program is a lineup of new releases, Australian premieres and a weekly classic for...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 1:54pm

This Monday night, Event Cinemas George Street will allow you to not only watch the new film Jasper Jones, but also meet its stars.

 

Young actors Angourie Rice and Aaron McGrath will be joining Hugo Weaving as they present a special screening of the film Jasper Jones.
 
Based on the best-selling novel by Craig Silvey, Jasper Jones is set to be an Australian classic....

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 3:11pm

Carriageworks will premiere a production of Lady Eats Apple, the highly praised play from Back To Back Theatre Company.

 

Lady Eats Apple, taking place in a large inflatable structure, is inspired by stories like Hamlet and Genesis and focuses around the myths and illusions of death. The play will be directed by Australia Council for the Arts award winner Bruce Gladwin. 

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 3:07pm

Lidcombe's Wyatt Park will be host to the ninth Africulture festival this March, showcasing the very best of African culture.

 

The festival celebrates cultures from almost 40 African countries, which is an increase in countries represented last year.

 

Wyatt Park will be transformed for one day only to showcase the various stalls, activities, fashion and food. It's...

Posted 14 Feb 2017 @ 12:00am

The Red Velvet flavour of Magnum ice creams is coming to Australia, and you can try one in Sydney for free today.

 

And because it's Valentine's Day, this one goes out to our single brothers and sisters.

 

If you don't have a date, you're invited to visit the QVB Forecourt (noon-6pm) today, to sit upon the Red Velvet Singles Couch and enjoy the chance to win a...

Posted 13 Feb 2017 @ 4:15pm

As part of this year's Sydney Science Festival, visitors will be able to take part in an auditory adventure inside the workings of the human voice.

 

The immersive experience, dubbed This Is A Voice, blends science, theatre, technology and sound to explore how the voice is connected to human life and identity.

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