Top 10 Sydney Culture On this week 03/01/2021
Let it all out.
5) Avatar: The Last Airbender Cast Reunion
What: Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony, then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Join the cast of Avatar: The Last Airbender as they discuss the Emmy award winning show and how it still holds a special place in animation history even 15 years later. Special Guests: Dante Basco, Jack de Sena, Grey Griffin, Olivia Hack, Cricket Leigh, Jennie Kwan, Michaela Murphy, and more TBA.
Why: Because after the year we’ve had, we deserve a world with a plot line.
4) Virtual Guided Tour of Louvre Museum
What: Experience the Louvre live! Discover the history of the building, the monarchs involved with its development, the controversies, and, of course, the creation of the current collection. After learning of the history of the building, explore the Louvre and experience the paintings and sculptures within its walls. Learn the history and interpretations of multiple works of art (some famous, some not as well known). The tour will conclude with a discussion of the Mona Lisa including its own history, analysis, and value to the world.
Why: The most tedious aspect of any trip to Paris brought to you via the consequences of 2020.
3) One World Ideas x Action Book Club
What: Revolutions don’t only happen in grand, public moments, but in the space where a critical mass of people come together to inhabit a new way of being. Join Valarie Kaur, civil rights lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, founder of The Revolutionary Love Project, and author of See No Stranger in conversation with One World editor-in-chief Chris Jackson. Together they will explore how we can begin the labour of reckoning, reimagining, and healing our society. We each have a role to play and we will only succeed if we choose to show up with love.
Why: We’ve always known a mass orgy would solve most of society’s ills.
2) Van Gogh Museum: Livestream Art Tour
What: Experience an online/virtual tour of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Van Gogh Museum holds the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings and drawings, plus works by many other artists including Monet, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec and more. There’ll be a live discussion concerning how the museum’s paintings and drawings compare and contrast with well-known items at other museums and the context of these works in Vincent’s life and legacy.
Why: Observe the manic spatter of the mentally ill without having to visit your family.
1) Judgment at Nuremberg: Livestream Film History Program
What: Experience a special screening, analysis and audience discussion of Judgment at Nuremberg. Before the 90-minute film screening this program will feature an analysis and discussion, including some optional audience participation activities that you can chose to participate in, or not. There will also be a brief discussion of two other Nuremberg films: Judgment at Nuremberg (the 1961 Hollywood version) and Nuremberg (2000 miniseries).
Why: Turns out there are worse things than running out of toilet paper and WW84.
5) High Tea at The Grounds of Alexandria
What: Indulge in a lavish menu of sweet and savoury delights in your own, private space at The Grounds of Alexandria. Beautifully styled with bright florals, candles and elegant tableware, it’s the perfect setting to relax and unwind with your nearest and dearest.
Why: Spend gargantuan amounts of money for the privilege of digesting Coles mini croissants and watered-down Prosecco. Just another day in Sydney.
4) Waverley Cemetery Tour
What: Do you enjoy the coastal walk from Bondi to Bronte, marvelling at the monuments in Waverley Cemetery and wonder who is buried there? Experience a walking tour, led by Friends of Waverley Cemetery Volunteers. Waverley Cemetery is the resting place of many famous an infamous people including test cricketers, politicians, murder victims, authors, poets and criminals!
Why: Experience the height of vacation envy.
3) Coogee Coastal Walk and Talk
What: This is a rare opportunity to join Australia’s leading coastal scientist, Professor Bruce Thom as he uncovers the secrets of Sydney’s coast as you stroll along the coastal walkway between Coogee Beach and Lurline Bay. The tour starts at Coogee Surf Lifesaving Club and will take you along the popular eastern beaches Coastal Walkway to Ivor Rowe Rockpool. Be prepared to go off-track while learning about the geological wonders of the area and finding out about the relationship between Sydney’s beaches and Hawkesbury Sandstone and learning some fascinating social and environmental history on the way.
Why: Turns out there’s more to the Eastern suburbs beaches than just a thriving drug trade. There are also rocks and trees.
2) Botany Bay Evening Adventure Boat Tour
What: Join a two-hour evening adventure boat tour, cruising the rarely seen corners of Botany Bay, including visiting the Georges River, Towra Point, Kamay, Henry’s Head and La Perouse. You’ll learn all about the environmental and cultural value of this vast and important shipping port and bay. Included in the adventure are underwater cameras so you can see the marine life under the sea, while on board!
Why: Don’t let the EU be the only ones singing “Farewell to old England forever” this season.
1) Pippin The Musical
What: The exhilarating Tony Award®-winning hit musical PIPPIN will reopen the Sydney Lyric Theatre at The Star for an exclusive season. Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked, PIPPIN is Broadway’s high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical. With a beloved score by Oscar and Grammy winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell), PIPPIN tells the story of a young man at a crossroads in his life. Does he follow in the footsteps of his father, one of the most powerful men in the land? Or does he strike out on his own, to find his own ‘corner of the sky’? PIPPIN is a play within a play. The story is told by a travelling troupe of actors and acrobats (called ‘Players’), directed by the mysterious Leading Player. Like a vaudeville act, the Players both act out the roles of the story and speak directly to the audience.
Why: The musical that snapped Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s collarbone. There’s no better endorsement.