Culture Guide: April 25 – May 1

April 26th 2022
Panel Discussion

Bouncing Back - Talks and Ideas Series

“Join us for another stimulating discussion in our Talks & Ideas series!

Since 2019 we’ve faced bushfires, floods and COVID-19. What did we learn from these challenging times? What is resilience and how do we develop it?

Join comedian and writer Bec Melrose, keynote speaker Skye Tasker, and panellists Beck Dawson, Carina Fernandes and Nathan Harrison for a light-hearted and engaging discussion about resilience and bouncing back.

Panel is free or by donation. For more, info head here.

Classic Theatre Brought in 2022

Blithe Spirit

“International drag sensation Courtney Act joins an all-star cast to bring this wicked and witty comedy classic back tolife.

“Australian stage and screen star Matt Day plays Charles Condomine, a novelist who’s recently married his second wife Ruth (Bessie Holland, Accidental Death of an Anarchist), after the tragic death of his first, Elvira (played by Act). In the hopes of gathering some material for his new book, Charles invites eccentric medium (see: crackpot) Madame Arcati (Brigid Zengeni, Death of a Salesman) to his house to conduct a seance. The couple and their droll frie nds expect a lark, and perhaps a few cheap scares. But the ritual goes mysteriously awry and Charles ends up with much more than he bargained for.”

Under 30 tickets come in at about $54 and provide affordability for young people with an interest in MainStage theatre, for more info, head here. 

Video Art

Dream Sequence Episode 1

“In this Dream Sequence.22 episode Tarik Ahlip positions the online space as an inherently queer one within a narrative that meshes race, sexuality, class and online safety.

“Two events took place on different dates at a sex venue in Western Sydney. Both these events and the intervening online interactions were preceded by a palpable sense of danger. Tarik’s video work explores the spectrum of queer visibility and the community that gathers both within the confines of a physical space and the obscurity of the digital realm.”

You need to register to watch this episode of Dream Sequence.22 – SOLSTICE. You must be 18+ years. Follow the link here to register.

Youth Theatre

The Lies We’re Told

“We grow up being lied to. Often for good reasons – so we can believe in something magical, to believe we can be whoever we want to be, or to shield us from pain. This is about those moments. When a lie is revealed and the truth is revealed and in that moment something is discovered, something that will change you forever, something that cannot be unlearnt. From global conspiracies to childhood memories to the most personal moments of all. This is how we grow up. This is life!

“ATYP and Shopfront Arts Co-op join forces once again to premiere The Lies We Were Told. An ensemble of Young People aged 8-18 will share personal stories and verbatim texts, investigating the moments when it felt like you grew up in one day, or one hour, or one minute and nothing would ever be the same again.”

Running until the 1st of may, find more details here.

Ball

Temple

“PACT House has partnered with PYT Fairfield to present TEMPLE, a day long celebration of Ballroom Culture at PACT in Erskineville on Saturday 30 April.

Elevating self-care to the heights of worship, TEMPLE is taking the joy of Ballroom Culture to praise and practice public devotion and devotion to the self. Speak in tongues and feel the holy spirit of the legends and icons who paved the way for future generations to walk freely in their truest forms.

Join us for a day devoted to helping you find your inner deity, with live performances from local artists, movement, poetry and self care workshops, installations and delicious food from the heart of south-west Sydney.

Temple has a stacked line up of local creatives, for more info and to book in, head here.

Live Comedy

Nostalgia

“The Sydney comedy festival is back ! We will be sharing our top picks in the coming weeks and kicking it off is ‘Nostalgia’ by the award winning Danielle Walker. This show is a scrapbook of stories about my family.Two of them have smelt a Bigfoot. One has seen one. They all agree on a military cover up. I don’t want to ruin any stories, but I swear to god, or whichever alien runs this planet, it’ll be a fun time for you.”

Running Thursday to Sunday, cop tickets, here.

Buy works from artists based in Sydney / Gadigal and Darug Land

CUT N POLISH

CUT N POLISH – ARTIST CAR BOOT SALE is a high energy, one-day event centred on artists from Greater Sydney. Over 60 artists and collectives from rising stars to award-winning practitioners will present work for sale at Carriageworks’ Blacksmiths Workshop.

CUT N POLISH presents new works, back catalogues, side projects and everything in between – from objects to experiences, wearable to edible art. It’s an event initiated by artists that gives visitors and collectors the opportunity to meet artists, support their practices and purchase works directly.

The event runs from 11-am – 5pm on Sunday and has free entry with variates pricing on art works. For more info head here.

 

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