Top 10 Sydney Culture On this week 09/05/2021

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10) Enmore Poetry Slam

12th May

What: Enmore finally has its own Poetry Slam. Featuring a live vinyl DJ, awesome guest poets and 7 performers BATTLING it out for the top PRIZE.

Why: Jokes aside, this will be hilarious.


9) Change Comes to Campbell Parade and Bondi Beach

12th May

What: Join the Waverley Historical Society for morning tea as we mark their exhibition ‘Change comes to Campbell Parade and Bondi Beach’. This exhibition includes texts and objects which tell the story of Bondi’s iconic precincts.

Why: Bet you didn’t know how boring Bondi Beach could be.


8) Panel Discussion: What Can Drawing Be?

15th May

What: Hear from drawing experts in conversation with Dobell Drawing Prize #22 finalists as they discuss the idea of What Can Drawing Be?

Why: Drawing can be something other than pornography featuring Japanese preteens and giant squid monsters? Who knew?


7) Bohemian Symphony

15th May

What: Bohemian Symphony is an Orchestral Tribute to one of the biggest stadium-rock bands in the world, QUEEN. A 24 Piece Symphony Orchestra Conducted by internationally-renowned George Ellis will perform Queen’s Greatest Hits including Bohemian Rhapsody, Don’t Stop Me Now, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, I Want to Break Free, Radio Ga Ga, We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions, Somebody to Love, Another Bites the Dust + More.

Why: Why listen to the exquisitely compiled opus of one of the greatest bands in history when you can hear some c*** named George massacre it by a thousand strokes?


6) Artists in Conversation

15th May

What: Join Fiona Adie, Victoria Lobregat, Hirofumi Uchino and Myra Wizer in conversation with Cassia Bundock about the ideas and technique behind their work and about the role of this collaboration on their creative process.

Why: Artists talking to artists about art. We believe that’s called the wankery trifecta.


5) G&T and Poetry

9th May

What: G&T and Poetry is free and open to all. No preparation or experience necessary. Just turn up and anyone who wants to can read out a poem from the book chosen by the group on the day. It’s a great way to experience the vast array of new Australian poetry arriving every week.

Why: Gin – making poetry tolerable since the 1700s.


4) Dear Australia

9th May

What: At a time when a pandemic forced reflection and change, 50 playwrights were invited to respond to questions that get to the heart of where our nation is. Featuring some of the best Australian writers, this selection of these monologues will explore the highs and lows of pandemic life, from delivery drivers to bottle-shop restrictions.

Why: Because a straight year of hearing every one of your friends and loved ones repeat the same tired refrains didn’t satisfy that craving.


3) Naomi Horridge and The Pockets

13th May

What: Experience an evening of live poetry and music. This event will feature poet Naomi Horridge and local musical duo The Pockets.

Why: Alcohol is required.


2) A Shakespearean Double Bill: Hamlet and Romeo & Juliet

13th May

What: Join ACA Third Years for a Shakespearean Double Bill. Hamlet and Romeo & Juliet.

Why: Thought you already hated Shakespeare? You’ve not yet seen it performed by a bunch of students with delusions of grandeur.


1) Citizens of the State

13th May

What: Nunzio Miano’s latest solo show, Citizens of the State, explores the state of humanity throughout the Pandemic and where we go now. The restriction of movement, freedom and physical touch has caused us all to reevaluate the way in which we live. Nunzio’s works explore the gamut of emotions felt throughout the lockdown period with the powerful, bold palettes and mark making depicting the cross-cultural and cross continental emotional struggle shared over the past year.

Why: Because the intricate collapse of your own sanity just wasn’t colourful enough.

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