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Flamenco dance show comes to Sydney

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The Royal Opera of Madrid and Fever, known for their successful collaboration on a world tour last year, are back together. If you’re heading to London, don’t miss the Flamenco Festival there at Sadler’s Wells! They will present the critically acclaimed traditional flamenco dance show, Authentic Flamenco, in Sydney this June for a limited engagement. This captivating live performance will enchant audiences with the soul-stirring artistry of flamenco, a beloved Spanish cultural treasure celebrated worldwide. Tickets for Authentic Flamenco are now available for purchase starting today. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the magic of flamenco brought to life on stage in Sydney. Authentic Flamenco has garnered praise and admiration across continents, drawing in over 124,000 attendees globally. This year, the show promises to dazzle spectators at Sydney’s Seymour Centre on Friday, June 28, 2024 and Saturday, June 29, 2024. Prepare to be mesmerized by a 65-minute live presentation by SO-LA-NA Entertainment, renowned for creating exclusive and captivating performances. Experience a display of raw passion and emotion showcased by a talented lineup of artists: Event information For more details and ticket purchases, visit Authentic Flamenco Show. In London, there’s only one place you need to go for more Flamenco; Sadler’s Wells!

Legendary Sydney nightlife icon Cargo reopens

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Almost 24 years since its inception, Sydney’s beloved clubbing hotspot, Cargo, is set to make a grand return to King Street Wharf. Following an extensive four-month transformation. With a rich legacy spanning over two vibrant decades, this waterfront gem, renowned for its Wharf side beer garden and iconic club nights, will unveil a fresh new aesthetic across its expansive two levels, featuring significant enhancements to the Ground Floor Main Room and Level 1 Lounge. From dawn to dusk, Cargo promises an unrivalled experience as the premier waterfront destination for indulging in drinks, culinary delights, and dancing against the picturesque backdrop of Darling Harbour. Since its inception in August 2000, Cargo has been a hub for the best party crews in Sydney, hosting live music nights, headline DJ sets, and its legendary annual Halloween extravaganza. Elevating the Experience Ground Floor Main Room Embracing the spirit of Cargo’s legendary dancehall, the Ground Floor Main Room exudes renewed high-octane nightclub energy with a sleek LED-lit bar and a state-of-the-art DJ booth equipped with advanced AV technology and LED screens. The new decor strikes a balance between sophistication and playfulness, with neutral tones and hints of green accentuating the light timber furniture to create an inviting ambiance. Dynamic LED lighting cascades above the central dance floor, casting a mesmerizing glow over the revellers below, while upgraded sound systems deliver a world-class, immersive 360-degree audio experience. A captivating mural painting by artist Justine McAllister sets the tone as visitors transition to the Level 1 Lounge, capturing the vibrancy and excitement… Read More

Sydney orchestra gets a new world famous player

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Renowned for his mesmerising rendition of Les Baricades Mistérieuses and Jean-François Tapray’s variation of Rameau’s Les Sauvages, the talented harpsichord virtuoso Justin is poised to captivate audiences with his artistry. Collaborating with celebrated designer Trent Suidgeest, known for his immersive and theatrical styling inspired by the opulence of the Château de Versailles, Justin promises a performance that transcends mere music. A musical masterpiece comes to life Co-founder and Artistic Director of the renowned ensemble, Paul Dyer, expresses his anticipation for Justin’s Australian debut on the Brandenburg stage. Recognizing Justin as an exceptional performer and a true master of the harpsichord despite his youth, Dyer sets the stage for an unforgettable evening of musical excellence. The grandeur of the Bach’s Concerto for Four Harpsichords, with Justin joined by Neal and Anthony, promises a symphonic experience like no other. The artistry of Justin unveiled With a repertoire that includes intricate pieces like Les Baricades Mistérieuses and Les Sauvages, Justin’s mastery of the harpsichord shines through in every note. His interpretation of these Baroque classics, combined with his innovative flair, transports audiences to a realm of musical sophistication and emotional depth. Collaborating with fellow musicians of exceptional calibre, Justin elevates the performance to new heights, promising a harmonious fusion of talent and creativity. A stylistic symphony inspired by history Under the artistic vision of Trent Suidgeest, the performance takes on a transformative quality, drawing inspiration from the grandeur and elegance of the Château de Versailles. Suidgeest’s immersive and theatrical styling imbues the concert with a visual richness that… Read More

Amy Poehler pays a visit to VIVID Sydney 2024

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Amy Poehler is in Sydney and celebrating VIVID! Renowned for her versatility and numerous talents including acting, writing, directing, producing, and authoring bestselling books, was present for Vivid Sydney Presents – In Conversation with Amy Poehler along with a sneak peek at Disney and Pixar’s ‘Inside Out 2’. Here is where to eat during VIVID Sydney The sold-out gathering at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, treated attendees to an exclusive 30-minute preview of selected scenes from the much-anticipated sequel Inside Out 2. This film continues the story of Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning and critically acclaimed Inside Out (2015), with Poehler reprising her role as Joy. The Conversation, moderated by Zan Rowe, delved into the fascinating nuances of Amy’s creative mind. Noteworthy attendees who graced the event included children’s entertainer Emma Watkins, television presenter Rove McManus, actress April Rose Pengilly, Senior Vice President & Managing Director The Walt Disney Company Australia & New Zealand Kylie Watson-Wheeler, The Wiggles’ Tsehay Hawkins, comedian Tanya Hennessy, and many more. More on what to expect this VIVID Post-event, a bespoke ‘Inside Out 2’ projection illuminated Customs House at Circular Quay in a one-off, 30-minute display. Vivid Sydney, the Southern Hemisphere’s premier multi-arts festival, transforms the city into a vibrant center of creativity, innovation, and community engagement. Reflecting the 2024 festival theme, Humanity, the Vivid Ideas program serves as a platform for inspiration, challenging conventional perspectives about the world, and bringing sharp analysis, thoughtful discussion, and memorable dialogues to Sydney. The 2024 lineup also showcases must-see events such… Read More

Vivid Sydney Unveils Tekno Train Experience by Paul Mac

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Train travel will never be the same again: in an Australian first, Vivid Sydney today announced Tekno Train by Paul Mac, a one-of-a-kind event that will transform a Sydney Trains service into a moving, sensory sound and light experience for 23 nights only. Exclusive to Vivid Sydney, the Southern Hemisphere’s leading multi-artform festival, and in collaboration with Sydney Trains, Tekno Train by Paul Mac is set to radically reinvent the experience of train travel as a thrilling musical adventure for a limited time only. Passengers will be treated to an original techno soundtrack composed by Paul Mac especially for the Tekno Train, accompanied by immersive custom lighting that will illuminate the interior of all carriages. As the train moves, the lights and music will rhythmically adjust to match the train’s speed and changing landscape outside, crafting a melodic and unforgettable ride through both Sydney’s city circle and disused train lines. Ticketholders will take their seat on what appears to be a standard K set train; however, as the train leaves Central Station, the adventure begins. Hidden lights and speakers will create a communal experience with synchronised lights driven by techno music. The project sees Paul Mac continue a musical journey that shares his unique and emotional electronic dance music language in an unexpected setting. Minister for Jobs and Tourism John Graham said: “Multi-ARIA Award winner Paul Mac composing the tracks on the tracks will lift a routine experience like jumping on a train in the city into a joyous moment and a unique, shared experience…. Read More

Vivid Sydney and what to expect this 2024

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This week marks the launch of “A New Normal,” an exhibition that will bring together more than fifty of Sydney’s most ambitious designers, architects, developers, technologists, brands, and architects to present innovative solutions to some of the city’s most persistent challenges. Find out which restaurants and bars have special offers this Vivid Sydney 2024! Presented in partnership with Vivid Ideas Sydney, Zen Energy, and Landcom, this exhibition aims to showcase practical approaches that collectively represent a $120 billion investment opportunity, promising profitable initiatives that will pay for themselves within seven years. Hosted at the Powerhouse Museum’s Harwood Building from 24 May to 15 June, and free to the public, “A New Normal” is part-gallery, part-pavilion, and part-community meeting place. The exhibition will feature future prototypes and more than twenty concepts aimed at transforming Sydney into a self-sufficient city. These concepts include sustainable solutions such as a beer made from recycled wastewater in partnership with Heaps Normal, the rehabilitation of the Cooks River, a reimagined community gardening model, and a coat hanger-eating robot. Other highlights include a 1,000-megawatt pumped hydro power project capable of powering 500,000 homes for eight continuous hours and a classic 1973 VW Squareback converted into an electric vehicle. Led by Jess Miller, former Councillor and Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney, this exhibition results from a massive collaboration between some of Australia’s most forward-thinking and practical minds. It aims to serve as a blueprint for a more sustainable decade by assembling real-world solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems. Following its initial success at Melbourne… Read More

There’s a new French Moroccan dining experience to try

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Monsieur, have you ever dreamed of indulging in a culinary experience that tantalises your taste buds and elevates your senses? Imagine savouring our spicy Moroccan chicken sandwich, a delectable delight that will transport you to the vibrant streets of Morocco, or perhaps savoring the famous lobster roll with brioche bread, a classic that promises to satisfy even the most discerning palate,” Bitton enthusiastically added. This exciting collaboration marks a significant stride towards enhancing the hospitality offerings of One Global Capital. By seamlessly blending design, food, and culture, we aim to curate an extraordinary and innovative experience for all those who grace the bustling streets of Sydney. “We are thrilled to propel SKYE Suites hotel to new heights, constantly seeking to enhance the guest experience akin to luxury international hotels. Our journey begins with the development of a new hotel chain starting with SKYE Suites Green Square, paving the way for our upcoming site at Macquarie Park,” Sunito expressed with zeal. SKYE SUITES GREEN SQUARE: Where Luxury Meets Innovation Nestled within the architectural marvel that is SKYE Suites Green Square lies a haven of 90 premium serviced suites spread across 20 storeys, meticulously designed as an ‘Urban Resort’ that boasts distinctive, statement architecture. Bask in the opulence of our property adorned with a glamorous infinity-edge swimming pool, a serene heated spa, chic sundecks adorned with private cabanas and sunbeds, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, lush gardens, and landscaping, along with a rooftop dining experience that promises to elevate your culinary journey. Recently graced by Channel Nine’s beloved series,… Read More

Sydney Film Festival’s World Premier of Midnight Oil

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The 71st Sydney Film Festival is set to kick off with a bang as it proudly presents the World Premiere of Midnight Oil: The Hardest Line at its Opening Night Gala on Wednesday, June 5, at the prestigious State Theatre. Following the screening, a vibrant post-screening celebration will light up the Sydney Town Hall, marking a milestone event in the festival’s history. The Hardest Line unravels the pioneering narrative of Midnight Oil like never before on the silver screen. Defiant. Passionate. Vocal. Over their illustrious 45-year journey, ‘The Oils’ have left an indelible mark on modern Australia with anthems such as US Forces, Beds Are Burning, Blue Sky Mine, and Redneck Wonderland. This groundbreaking documentary features exclusive interviews with every band member, unseen live performances and studio footage, and iconic moments like the outback tour with Warumpi Band, the Exxon protest gig in New York, and the unforgettable “Sorry” suits at the Sydney Olympics, encapsulating the extraordinary odyssey of Australia’s quintessential rock ensemble. Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley expressed his excitement, stating, “We are delighted to feature Midnight Oil: The Hardest Line as our opening film this year. This documentary not only charts the remarkable journey of one of Australia’s most influential bands but also encapsulates the ethos of an era that reshaped our cultural and political landscapes. It is a tribute to their enduring legacy and a poignant reflection on their enduring influence that continues to resonate with audiences worldwide.” Writer, director, and executive producer Paul Clarke shared his sentiments, “There exists no… Read More

Whiskey pop-up in Sydney with Glenfiddich

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Get ready to immerse yourself in a world where art meets whisky, colour meets taste, and every sip supports an incredible cause! Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky, is thrilled to announce its latest collaboration with the dynamic Australian multidisciplinary artist Jordan Gogos. Introducing the ‘Glenfiddich x Jordan Gogos Pop-Up bar’, a spellbinding experience located in the heart of Sydney’s bustling CBD at 200 George Street. This pop-up bar, curated in partnership with the innovative ART AID, is where your love for whisky, art, and philanthropy collide. From April 17th to May 8th, 2024, Dean & Nancy on 22 will transform into a vibrant oasis of creativity. Imagine sipping on exquisite signature whisky cocktails as you’re surrounded by an eclectic mix of colourful textile art, sculptural furniture, and previously unseen art pieces by Jordan Gogos himself. This event isn’t just an exhibition; it’s an invitation to step into a realm where each element is meticulously designed to challenge the borders between gallery space and immersive sensory exploration. At the heart of this experience is the collection of unseen works from Jordan Gogos, spanning art, furniture, to fashion, all inspired by the distinct colourways of Glenfiddich’s iconic aged whisky expressions. Prepare to engage with art in a way you’ve never before, as Gogos’ installation invites you not just to observe, but to interact and become an integral part of the artistic narrative. It’s all about blurring the lines, creating moments, and inspiring conversations in an ambiance that’s entirely unique to this collaboration. Things… Read More

A place to eat in Coogee: Marra Bar & Grill

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As the leaves turn and we welcome the cooler, more reflective seasons of autumn and winter, the Coogee Bay Hotel proudly unveils its latest culinary delights at the renowned Marra Bar & Grill. This eagerly anticipated menu refresh aligns perfectly with the launch of the “Quintessentially Coogee” campaign, a heartfelt initiative designed to reward patrons and cement the hotel’s deep-rooted allegiance to its local community. Nestled in the vibrant heart of Coogee and boasting unparalleled views of its iconic beach, Marra Bar & Grill has long stood as a beacon of exceptional dining. This season’s offerings bring to the table an enriched palette of flavors, starting with perfectly seared Scallops atop a rustic blend of crushed peas and potato scallops – a true homage to autumn’s bounty. The curated Charcuterie Board, with its fine selection of Ortiz anchovies, delicately shaved jamón, and De Palma salami, along with marinated olives and pickles, provides the perfect shareable feast for those crisp coastal evenings. Continuing with the theme of comforting classics, the menu features the heartwarming Bangers & Mash—pork & fennel sausages served over a bed of silky colcannon and finished with a mustard jus. The oven-roasted half chicken, accompanied by kipfler potatoes seasoned with thyme and parmesan, captures the essence of home-cooked warmth. For those seeking a more refined touch to the traditional pub fare, the Wagyu Burger offers a gourmet twist, and the zesty Chicken Wings, served with a cooling ranch dressing, promise to tantalize the taste buds. Seafood lovers are not forgotten, with the Casarecce… Read More