Culture Guide 30/11: Program Launch for New Theatre and Firstdraft, Grad shows in Architecture, Design and Film and GamesFest 2015

November 30th 2015


Our selection of the best events going on around town. Need Culture? Need to leave the house? FBi’s Culture Guide has you sorted…

Monday 30th

new-theatre-636x393What’s New in Theatre for 2016

New Theatre is one of Sydney’s favourite independent theatre venues that does its best to support local performers and other talented types. They will be launching their 2016 program so head along to get ahead of the game.

WHAT: Launch Party: New Theatre 2016 Program Launch
WHEN: 7.00 – 9.00 pm
WHERE: New Theatre, Newtown – 542 King Stree, Newtown

Tuesday 1st

GameFest 2015 - Graphic 2 - c. Victoria Nelson

A festival for fans of games, theatre and interactivity

Games Fest is a week long extravaganza for all the gamers out there. There will be everything from board to mega games and each night they will be hosting talks from experts. Get amongst the community of gamers and play safe!

WHAT: Festival: GamesFest 2015
WHEN: 1 – 5 December
WHERE: The Old 505 Theatre, 5 Eliza Street Newtown
HOW MUCH: $10 – $20 per event – book online

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This Changes Everything

A film that claims to make you rethink how you approach the climate change debate. Less polar bears more people power. In an attempt to inspire change from the ground up, you will want to walk out and lie down in front of the mining machine in protest.

WHAT: Film Screening: This Changes Everything
WHEN: 9 pm
WHERE: 107 Projects, Redfern
HOW MUCH:Free – RSVP essential

Wednesday 2nd


Pop Trivia Quiz

You should know Greta Lee Jackson from the viral ‘active wear’ video. As well as leading the way in our Aussie vernacular she will be hosting trivia at the Black Penny. As a creator of pop culture you can be sure this Trivia will be a good time.

WHAT: Comedy: Pop Trivia Quiz with Greta Lee Jackson
WHEN: 7 pm
WHERE: Black Penny, 684 Bourke Street, Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: Free – book a table by calling 9319 5061

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December at Firstdraft

The Artist Run Initiative extraordinaire that is Firstdraft is kicking off their final show for 2015. The gallery that this year has brought us everything from Segway video works by Dara Gill and intoxicating colour caves from Rosie Deacon. For the final month of the year the four galleries have been taken over by local and international artist. Watch Rebecca Gallo and Connie Anthes in their live art projects that explores the role of audiences and collectors in the generation of art works and art market value.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening: December at Firstdraft 
WHEN: 6 – 8 pm
WHERE: Firstdraft Gallery

Thursday 3rd


Architecture Takeover

It is a fact of life that architects know how to party, and it has been described by many as the best party of the year. A graduation show like no other. The Sydney University Architecture students will be taking over the confusing cluster of corridors that is the Architecture and design building for hidden bars, and impressive designs for the kids that will shape the skyline of the future.

WHAT: Exhibition: Architecture Graduation Exhibition
6.30 pm
Sydney University, Architecture Design & Planning Building

Friday 4th


Take a trip to another dimension

Casula Powerhouse is bringing together artists including Haines & Hinterding and Alex Norton to explore the physical body and human existence as it exists beyond the limits of our reality. It should be an exhibition that will push the boundaries of what you though you knew.

WHAT: Exhibition: Outer Space
WHEN: 5 December – 11 Feburary
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse

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A&D Annual Screening

This year the Art & Design Media Arts team has pulled together a selection of Art & Design’s outstanding films, incredible 3D, 2D and stop motion animation to celebrate the very best works of the least 10 years.

WHAT: Exhibition: A&D Annual Screening
WHEN: 6 pm
WHERE: Chauvel Cinema, 249 Oxford Street, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free – register online

Saturaday 5th


Design Your Future

Now in its fifth year, designing your future is an educational design collaboration between Sydney Olympic Park and South Western Sydney Institute’s Lidcombe design students. It celebrates cutting edge design work across the creative disciplines of industrial design, interior design, interior decoration and design fundamentals.

WHAT: Exhibition: Design Your Future: TAFE graduation show
WHEN: 5 December – 31st of January, 10 – 4 pm
WHERE: Sydney Olympic Park

Sunday 6th


Let the christmas craft shopping begin!

Grab a gift that was made with love by a talented local artist at the Inner West Art & Design Markets. Head down to the Vic on the Park for a Sunday session of art and craft shopping. Grab a beer have a browse and pick up everything from postcards, jewellery or potted succulents. Treat yo’ self.

WHAT: Market: Inner West Art & Design Market
WHEN: 11 am – 4 pm
WHERE: Vic on the Park, 2 Addison Road, Marrikville


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