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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

Dutch piano virtuoso returns to the Sydney Opera House

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Mark your calendars and prepare to be enveloped in the soul-stirring sounds of Joep Beving, as the maestro makes his grand return to the Opera House this July. After mesmerising audiences in previous years, Beving is back with a bang, ready to unveil the mystical realms of Hermetism across two spellbinding shows on Monday, 22 July 2024. Each performance promises an experience akin to a spiritual odyssey, underscored by Beving’s deeply introspective, neoclassical sound that has captivated millions globally. This year, the enigmatic Dutch pianist is set to elevate his musical narrations to unprecedented heights, blending his artistry with an awe-inspiring audio-visual spectacle developed alongside the innovative minds of Boris Acket, Merijn Versnel, and Roxanne Percobic. Hermetism, drawing inspiration from Beving’s 2022 album, invites you on an enchanted voyage exploring the essence of spirituality, the elusive nature of time, and the depths of the inner self. This isn’t just a concert; it’s an invitation to transcend the ordinary, led by a masterful storyteller who’s rediscovered his love for the piano and transformed it into a source of universal connection and wonder. Joep Beving’s remarkable journey from personal loss to streaming stardom is a testament to the power of music to heal, unite, and inspire. With over 200 million streams on Spotify and a place among the giants of post-classical composition, Beving’s return to the Opera House isn’t just an event; it’s a pivotal moment in the world of contemporary music. As Ben Marshall, Sydney Opera House Head of Contemporary Music, aptly puts it, “Joep describes… Read More

Public performance in Randwick Sydney by artist Lauren Brincat

Lauren Brincat When Do I Breathe 2024. Performer Jasmin Lancaster. Photographer Zan Wimberley. Courtesy of the artist

This week, the Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct will experience an exceptional infusion of art and community spirit through a public performance by the celebrated multidisciplinary artist Lauren Brincat. Scheduled for one-night only, on Wednesday, 24 April 2024, Brincat’s performance marks the launch of the new Laneway Art Program. This initiative, commissioned by the Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct and supported by Transport for NSW’s Safer Cities program, seeks to enhance perceptions of safety for women, girls, and gender diverse people navigating the streets and laneways of the Precinct. Brincat, along with Rochelle Haley, another leading Australian artist, has been entrusted with the mission to improve night-time connectivity and comfort within the precinct through performance-based and site-specific artwork. Both artists have engaged directly with health workers in the area to shape their projects, aiming to make the public spaces more welcoming and to strengthen the sense of community, safety, and inclusiveness across the site. The artwork, titled When do I breathe?, is an ambitious collaboration with sound artist Evelyn Ida Morris, UNSW Choral Director Sonia Maddock, and choreographer Charmene Yap. It invites the public to actively participate in shaping new paths across the precinct, offering a unique experience that encompasses three activation sites within the UNSW Kensington and the hospital precinct. The performance, beginning at 5:00 pm on the UNSW Scientia Lawn, is a reflection on the interconnectedness of local communities, especially those separated by differing work shifts and daily rhythms. Aiming to reclaim public space through collective action, When do I breathe? presents an… Read More

What’s on at this year’s Pyrmont Festival in Sydney

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Prepare your palates for an extraordinary journey of flavours, as Pyrmont Festival makes its grand return to Sydney this May 2024. Celebrating its 12th year, the festival promises an even grander array of delectable food, exquisite wines, craft beers and gin tastings, coupled with vibrant live entertainment. Over two family-friendly days, on 18-19 May, experience the pinnacle of NSW’s rich culinary heritage set against the picturesque backdrop of Sydney Harbour at Pirrama Park. Alex Gibbs, the Pyrmont Festival Director, highlighted, “This year, we have welcomed an impressive lineup of winemakers, brewers, and distillers from across NSW, featuring producers from regions such as Orange, Mudgee, Murrumbateman, and the Hunter Valley. Local businesses will shine throughout the festival, including an Aburi and Oyster Bar in Pirrama Park. We’ve created an event that’s welcoming for families and perfect for a first date. Everyone is welcome.” Anticipate a sensory explosion with over 20 wineries, breweries, and distilleries showcasing their finest alongside gourmet food trucks and stands offering a smorgasbord of cuisines. Elbourne Wines, Tulloch Wines, and Hungerford Hill are just a few of the renowned names attendees can look forward to, along with the first-ever Canberra District winery to participate, McKellar Ridge Wines. For those with a penchant for spirits, the festival does not disappoint, featuring distilleries like Finders Distillery and Scylla Distilling Co., plus craft beers by White Bay Beer Co. Culinary delights will range from dynamic Asian street food at The Star’s Fat Noodle stand, created by chef Luke Nguyen, to a variety of cuisines provided by… Read More

What’s on this Sydney Mardi Gras

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Get ready to immerse yourself in a whirlwind of vibrant events as Mardi Gras sweeps through Sydney. From dazzling dress-up soirees to exhilarating drag performances, here’s a sneak peek into what’s in store from 16th February to 3rd March. Unmissable highlights: Caviar Bumps and Frozen Vodka Indulge in an extraordinary experience as Applejack will have the special Mardi Gras cocktail menu running at The Butler, Forrester’s and Taphouse. Drag Bingo & Caviar ‘Bumps’ Join drag royalty Dakota Fann’ee for a delightful session of Drag Bingo at Bar Morris, featuring sass, sparkle, sangria, and a delectable snacks and shares menu by Head Chef Rosy Scatigna on 2nd March. Glitter Me Up Forrester’s is all set to add some serious shine and sparkle to major event days throughout the festival with FREE POP-UP GLITTER STATIONS presented by Archie Rose. Don’t miss out on the glitter extravaganza at Forry’s on 3 dates, including Fair Day, Bondi Beach Party Day, and Parade Day. Slip & Slay Bottomless Experience love and celebration at Taphouse with the launch of Slip & Slay Bottomless—an all-day menu offering Chinese tasting platters and a 2-hour beverage package featuring craft beers, wines, prosecco, and a frozen cocktail on arrival, starting from 15th February. Additionally, indulge in an extravagant rooftop brunch hosted by drag Queens, Dominique Topp and Danni Issues on 24th February. Drag Trivia & Bingo Join in the electrifying events at Woolly Bay Hotel, including Drag Bingo and Drag Trivia hosted by the legendary queen Felicity Frockaccino. Get ready for a classic game of… Read More

Dive into the Darkness: Unravel the Mysteries of Sydney Spiegeltent’s MANSION

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Sydney’s most enchanting and provocative entertainment venue, Sydney Spiegeltent, announces the exciting extension of its captivating season through 2024. Known for its daring and avant-garde performances, the iconic Spiegeltent is all set to mesmerize audiences with award-winning shows for many more nights. Get ready for a chillingly erotic experience this October as the MANSION makes its seductive debut in the Sydney Spiegeltent. From October 25th to November 19th, audiences will be swept into a thrilling world that combines gothic horror, intoxicating dance, spine-chilling aerial acts, and sultry burlesque performances. Expect a heart-thumping storyline that follows the newly widowed Mel Walker and her children, who unknowingly step into an ominous old Mansion filled with seductive spirits and demonic desires. The terrifying allure of MANSION is perfectly complemented by WITCH, a compelling 30-minute prelude performance available for a mere $35 extra. WITCH introduces audiences to the Mansion’s previous inhabitants through hypnotic burlesque, circus, and dance, posing a haunting question about the nature of monsters, victims, and mirrors of our own selves. Brought to you by the inventive minds of Bass Fam, creators of the award-winning shows MATADOR and ORACLE, MANSION is a tantalizing blend of alluring dance, scintillating burlesque, and thrilling acrobatics, which has left audiences and critics nationwide spellbound. Bask under the twinkling festoons of Sydney Spiegeltent, nestled in Sydney’s vibrant inner east, where the best of cabaret, circus, and theatre come alive. Not only can patrons enjoy the performances, but they are also treated to an eclectic mix of crafted cocktails, show-girl strength G&T’s, and… Read More

Experience the Captivating Dance Production: AM I by Shaun Parker & Company

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In January 2014, Australia’s renowned contemporary dance company, Shaun Parker & Company, took the stage at the Sydney Opera House, captivating audiences with their groundbreaking production, AM I. This extraordinary dance and music collaboration, directed by Shaun Parker and featuring the mesmerising compositions of Australian composer Nick Wales, made its debut as part of the prestigious Sydney Festival. Following a sell-out season at one of the world’s most iconic performing arts venues, AM I garnered tremendous acclaim and quickly gained recognition both nationally and internationally. The production embarked on a remarkable journey, touring within Australia, captivating audiences in Europe and Asia, and earning nominations for numerous awards along the way. Now, as part of the Sydney Opera House’s 50th anniversary celebrations, this critically acclaimed and award-winning production is being brought to a wider audience through a beautifully filmed recording. From October 4 to November 4, 2023, viewers around the world will have the opportunity to stream this groundbreaking work, experiencing the artistry and innovation of Shaun Parker & Company from the comfort of their own screens. AM I delves into profound questions about identity and human existence. With a fusion of spoken word, highly physical choreography, intricate hand gestures, and ancient fan and stick weaponry, the production explores the essence of being human in our digitally connected global society. Drawing inspiration from disciplines such as physics, astronomy, anthropology, and more, AM I takes audiences on a thought-provoking journey that challenges perceptions and delves into the very core of our humanity. Set against the backdrop of… Read More

A night of music and dance: West Side Story returns to Sydney Harbour in 2024!

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Hold onto your seats, Sydney! Opera Australia (OA) has just announced that the sensational musical West Side Story will be making a triumphant return to the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour stage in 2024. And that’s not all – OA is thrilled to renew its partnerships with Dr Haruhisa Handa’s International Foundation for Arts and Culture and Destination NSW, ensuring a spectacular season for all to enjoy. If you missed out on the electrifying production of West Side Story when it first hit the stage in 2019, now is your chance to experience this larger-than-life extravaganza. The show received thunderous applause and became the most successful Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour production to date, drawing record-breaking crowds and selling over 65,000 tickets. Prepare to be captivated by the monumental stage, vibrant costumes, and an exceptional cast of singers and dancers as they once again grace the iconic Mrs Macquaries Point. With unmatched views of Sydney’s famous skyline and a breathtaking nightly fireworks display, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour offers an unrivaled theatrical experience that will leave you in awe. Directed by the brilliant Francesca Zambello, West Side Story transports the energy and grit of New York City right to Sydney Harbour. The iconic songs and mesmerizing dance numbers will have you on the edge of your seat, bringing the magic of this musical masterpiece to life. And let’s not forget Jerome Robbins’ famed choreography, which will once again set the over-water stage ablaze. Fiona Allan, CEO of Opera Australia, expressed her excitement about the continued… Read More

Indulge in irresistible pastries and elevate your home brewing at Will & Co HQ tasting bar


If you’re a pastry lover, look no further than the delightful offerings at Will & Co HQ Tasting Bar. From the famous pastel de nata to mouthwatering almond croissants, these delectable treats are the perfect accompaniment to your cup of perfection. But that’s not all – if you’re looking to elevate your home brewing experience, Will & Co has got you covered. They offer an extensive selection of coffee beans, pods, and grounds right at the Tasting Bar. Whether you prefer a bold espresso or a smooth pour-over, you’ll find the perfect blend to satisfy your coffee cravings. To enhance your brewing setup, Will & Co also stocks a range of top-quality brewing equipment. The Splendid Wren x Will & Co crockery line adds a touch of elegance to your coffee ritual, while select items from Kinto’s slow style coffee line bring simplicity and sophistication to your brewing process. But it doesn’t end there – take your love for Will & Co to the next level with their complete line of merch. Show off your passion for great coffee with pride, and while you’re at it, check out some surf wax from Ninth Wave. This local Bondi business not only provides high-quality products but also contributes 10% of their profits to support mental health organizations. So why wait any longer? Make your way to Will & Co HQ Tasting Bar for a friendly chat and a mighty fine brew. Located at Level 1, Shop 7, 184 Campbell Parade (corner of Beach Road and Gould Street,… Read More