Festivals

Record turnout for 15th Yabun festival

 

· Monday, February 13, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

 

Yabun (“music with a beat”) places an emphasis on being a family friendly festival, and is drug and alcohol free. The dance floor saw toddlers, hippies, nanas and…

Film – Doggy film festival is world-class in cool

 

· Thursday, November 10, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

 

GDIFF: All things canine on film.

Sounding the sacred

 

· Tuesday, August 9, 2016 · 1 Comment 

 

Richard has an extraordinary ear for finding talented musicians, such as Yaw Derkyi, a Ghanaian percussionist, and Shohrat Tursun, a recognised master in 1,000-year-old song cycles using voice…

Beauty shines amid social change

 

· Thursday, May 5, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

 

The first 15 of these tours were conducted up until 2009. This year, marking the 10-year anniversary of the Tour of Beauty, people are invited to revisit points…

Biennale – an occasion to rethink community

 

· Wednesday, April 6, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

 

The Redfern Biennale, attracting the work of 50 practising artists and public housing art groups, is an outdoor, eclectic, democratic free-for-all happening. No Council approval is sought; works…

Soulful, community-based festival

 

· Tuesday, March 22, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

 

“This is a really soulful and community-based festival”, says director Fatma Mohamed. “We don’t care about the colour of your skin, everyone is welcome here … and a…

Cultures break bread for Harmony Festival

 

· Monday, March 14, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

 

Sydneysiders can learn how to make bread, or simply break bread, with friends and family while learning about other cultures at the Living in Harmony festival in March. The City of Sydney will support cultural events celebrating the city’s many different communities, from challah-bread making, stand-up comedy and cultural intelligence workshops to local tours and neighbourhood festivals.

Sydney Festival – Cut the Sky

 

· Tuesday, February 23, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

 

Directed artfully by Rachel Swain, the Marrugeku company explores the issues of climate change through an Indigenous lens, layering song, poetry, audio visuals, as well as modern and…

Festival Review: 2015 Sydney Contemporary Art Fair

 

· Thursday, October 15, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

 

One of the most interesting things was an art procession, exactly like religious processions that I’ve seen in Catholic Spain. At the fair, we saw couples holding paintings…

Festival attracts arty crowd

 

· Thursday, October 15, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

 

The action focused on Hill Street, Shannon Reserve, Collins Street Reserve and Ward Park with a brass band, choir, live music and a song competition. Food stalls provided…