Culture Guide 23/11: Poetry Olympics, Double Dose Theatre and Bangarra celebrates with Ochres

November 23rd 2015



Monday 23rd

Bankstown Poetry Slam

Poetry Olympics

One the largest Poetry events in Australia, Bankstown Poetry Slam plays host to the 2015 Poetry Olympics at the Art Gallery of NSW. A showcase of the best of the best slam poets, this one is not to be missed!

WHAT: 2015 Poetry Olympics
WHEN: 6:30pm
WHERE: Domain Theatre, Art Gallery of NSW
HOW MUCH: $20 via

Tuesday 24th


James Lim, One Degree, 2015

A&D Grad Show

The university formally know as COFA will be strutting their stuff for the first official year as UNSW Art & Design or Unswad. If you were at the SCA exhibition last week, dare to compare, or just come see a university transformed into a huge gallery and see works by the artists and designers of today.

WHAT: Exhibition: UNSW Art + Design Graduation Show Opening
WHEN: 6 – 9 pm
WHERE: UNSW Art & Design cr Oxford St & Greens Road, Paddington

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Two Doses of Theatre

Brave New Word theatre presents a back to back double dose of theatre, showcasing new and original work from local and emerging playwrights.  Last Drinks is the story of three men and their little pub: The Avalon, and in Two Mouths, Four Hands we’re witness to a hilarious and touching evening that includes two flatmates, hypothetical babies, Guns ’n’ Roses and copious amounts of wine.

WHAT: Last Drinks + Two Mouths, Four Hands
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Exchange Hotel Balmain, 94 Beattie St, Balmain
HOW MUCH:$15/20 via bnwtheatre

Thursday 26th


YEVU clothing,

NAS Grad Show

The NAS Grad Show has pretty much nailed their advertising. Own a legend before it’s legendary. Get them before their priceless. Collect them before their collectables. There is no better way to sum up a grad show. They are young emerging artists showing the best works they have made all year. It should be a pretty great show.

WHAT: Exhibition: National Art School Graduation Show
WHEN: 6 pm
WHERE: National Art School cr Forbes & Burton Street, Darlinghurst

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YEVU is back in time for Summer

Remember when YEVU’s popping colours made home in a sweet spot on Cleveland street a while back? Well the socially responsible label has returned celebrating the spirit of West Africa with vibrant Ghanaian wax prints and textiles.The store will have it’s temporary home on Crown St, Surry Hills for the whole of summer.

WHAT: YEVU Sydney Launch
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: 636 Crown Street, Surry Hills, Sydney

Friday 27th

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If you have never seen Bangarra Dance company, this is your moment. If you have seen them perform that you won’t need much convincing. Some of the most talented dancers in the country will perform a work that celebrates the ochres and their integral part in the life of Aboriginal communities.

WHAT: Ochres
27th – 28th November, 2nd – 5th December
 $35 – $55 via

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Real Film Festival

With a focus on amazing true stories, emphasis on local people and an incredible array of learning, networking and engagement opportunities, the RFF aims to be the film festival for all ages.This year’s feature films screened across the three days are; Sherpa, directed by Jennifer Peedom; Another Country Directed by Molly Reynolds (Q&A session with Molly after the screening); How to Change The World, directed by Jerry Rothwell; Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead, directed by Douglas Tirola and Dream Racer, directed by Simon Lee.

WHAT: Real Film Festival
WHEN: 27 – 29 November
WHERE: All across Newcastle
HOW MUCH: $10 – $12


Saturday 28th


Electrofringe is a festival in all things electronic, tech based and experimental in the emerging art world. There will be works from the blob master Louise Zhang and smell sensationalist Emily Parsons – Lord. On top of the general exhibition there are also workshops, performances and a big ol’ party to get amongst!

WHAT: Exhibition: Electrofringe Festival
WHEN: 1 pm – 11 pm
WHERE: 107 Projects Redfern
HOW MUCH: By Donation

Sunday 29th

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Unemployment Economics and Future Cinema

Two Up is a talk series that combines two completely unrelated topics in a series of back to back lectures. This round economics extraordinaire Eliza Owens will break down the jargon that surrounds any economics discussion and look at what is happening now and the shake ups that might occur in the not so far off future. Cinema guru Bruce Isaacs will take you through the land mark changes that have taken as cinema has been transformed through digital technologies.

WHAT: Two Up Talks
WHEN: 7 pm
WHERE: 107 Projects Redfern
HOW MUCH: $10 – book online


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