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The Sydney Fringe Festival: A Celebration of Independent Arts

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Sydney is about to burst with colour and creativity as the Sydney Fringe Festival, the city’s largest independent arts festival, gets underway this week. With a staggering array of over 400 events spread across 12 festival hubs, the city will be taken over by a dynamic program until the 30th of September. The festival kicks off with Fringe Ignite on the 2nd of September, featuring an electrifying lineup headlined by the iconic Rogue Traders, along with live performances by The Great West, False London, MUNGMUNG, PEPTALK and DJ Victoria Anthony. Spanning theatre, music, comedy, visual art, film, musical theatre, dance, circus, street festivals, literature and poetry, the Sydney Fringe Festival is set to deliver an unforgettable offering of art and entertainment. The Spiegeltent Festival Garden is set to transform the Entertainment Quarter from the 31st of August to the 1st of October, with its centerpiece being the much-anticipated comedy, The Marvelous Elephant Man the Musical. The Sideshow will activate The Rocks with intimate shows of comedy, theatre, music, and immersive performance. The Sydney Fringe Cabaret Club returns with a program of fabulous cabaret shows, featuring Australian cabaret legend Naomi Eyers’ show GlamourPussy & The Hip Replacements. The festival’s first-ever Dance Hub will be hosted at the Neilson Studio at Sydney Dance Company from 14 – 16 September, while the Music Hub will transform the basement of the Marrickville Town Hall into a cosy listening haven across the month. The lineup includes Billie McCarthy, Green Mohair Suits, The Versace Boys x Gimme Gimme, Godriguez, and Bower…. Read More

Carriageworks’ new artist-led nights program in Sydney

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Carriageworks, one of Australia’s leading contemporary multi-arts organizations, has just announced its latest program, Carriageworks Nights. The new program features a diverse line-up of talented artists, performers, musicians, and producers who are pushing the boundaries of their respective art forms. Across 10 events, Carriageworks Nights invites audiences to gather after dark for a series of artist-led evenings, spanning performance, music, film and food. When does the Carriageworks Nights program kick off? The program kicks off on Thursday 11 May with Jazz Money and Jason Phu’s “Silly Silly Party.” Taking place in the Blacksmith’s Workshop, the evening promises to be an interactive experience featuring big bubbles, bad face painting by Jason Phu, mystic readings, magicians, and giant games. The night will also include hands-on activities such as a superhero cape making workshop with artist Dennis Golding, and weaving with writer and artist Anne-Marie Te Whiu. A free event for all ages, Silly Silly Party invites everyone to let loose and have a silly time. On Thursday 25 May, artist Frances Barrett presents “Mouth,” a night focused on the voice presented at the Clothing Store Artist Studios. Through poetry, improvised performance, and song, audiences are invited to explore the slipperiness, multiplicity, and power of the voice with artists Sage Pbbbt, Jo Fabro, Tina Stefanou, Sonya Holowell, BLECK, and Tarik Ahlip performing under simulated moonlight. Carriageworks Nights events continue over three months, including video artist and curator EO Gill, who presents “Softcore,” a drive-in cinema featuring rare and classic experimental films. Artists Sidney McMahon, Mistress Tokyo, Demon Derriere,… Read More

Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge: An Experience of a Lifetime with BridgeClimb Sydney

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Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the most exhilarating experiences in the world. Standing 134 meters high, the Harbour Bridge offers breathtaking views of Sydney harbour, including the iconic Opera House and the city skyline. If you’re considering taking on this adventure, there’s only one way to do it – with BridgeClimb Sydney. BridgeClimb Sydney has been offering guided tours of the Harbour Bridge since 1998 and has taken over 4 million climbers to the top of the landmark. The company provides a safe and thrilling experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Preparing for the Climb Before the climb, BridgeClimb Sydney provides climbers with a comprehensive briefing, which includes safety instructions, guidelines, and a rundown of the equipment used during the climb. The briefing takes about 20-30 minutes but provides crucial information to ensure a successful and enjoyable climb. After the briefing, climbers are given a jump-suit, a radio headset, and a safety harness. You’ll also be asked to take a breathalyser test to ensure everyone is safe during the climb. Don’t worry; the test is just a formality, and it’s not meant to be invasive. The Climb The climb is divided into different stages, each with its unique perspective of the city and historical information given by your guide. The first stage takes you to the base of the bridge, where you’ll be walking on catwalks beside the traffic on the bridge. The second stage involves walking up a set of stairs to the arch’s interior. The… Read More

Pyrmont Festival is back with even more free food, wine and entertainment

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We have great news, Pyrmont Festival is returning to Sydney on May 6-7 for another flavour-filled year! With an amazing line up of mouth-watering food, plenty of wine tastings, and maximum entertainment, the festival is held against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour and is family and dog friendly. Pyrmont Festival Director Alex Gibbs is thrilled to bring the Festival back, bigger and better than ever before. “In 2023 we are showcasing the incredible talent of winemakers, brewers, distillers, and food vendors from across the wider NSW region,” he said, “Get ready to sip and savor as Pyrmont Festival 2023 showcases an unprecedented 15 wineries and Wine Selectors, including the renowned Peterson House. The Festival will put wineries from Mudgee, the Hunter Valley and Orange in the spotlight, highlighting the best of NSW’s unrivaled wine-making culture. But that’s not all! Beer lovers and gin lovers will also be in for a treat, as the festival features the best local Sydney breweries with Willie the Boatman, The Grifter Brewing Co and Yulli’s Brews bringing their Froth Whitlams and Oprah Tinfreys along for the ride. As well as Byron Bay based distiller Brookie’s Byron Gin joining the selection.” Gibbs also gave his recommendations for must-try seafood, something the festival is famous for, “If you’re a seafood lover, don’t miss out on the freshly shucked oysters and prawns from the Sydney Fish Market brought by Cheeky Naked Oysters to Pirrama Park as well as it’s famous Japanese Aburi Bar, serving up delicious blow-torched cheesy scallops.” If you can’t… Read More