Culture Guide :: Festivals for foodies, young writers and comic lovers

September 30th 2013



It’s hard to know what to do after work sometimes… when you’ve got The Z Factor and Please Date My Horribly Awkward Son doubling up on TV, how could you possibly consider heading back outside?! Luckily, we’re keeping our eyes out to bring you the best, brightest, and usually cheapest stuff on the Sydney arts and culture scene.

So when the lure of comfortable pants and reality TV threatens to maroon you on the shores of mediocrity, FBi’s culture guide has got you sorted…



Monday :: Head out to Mils Gallery and wish them happy birthday

Mils Gallery is turning 4, so they’ve asked 14 artists to make them a mask for their annual Headgear show. Because creepy masks are what birthdays are about, right?

WHAT: Headgear 3
WHERE: Mils Gallery, 15 Randle St Surry Hills
WHEN: Until October 9th



Tuesday :: Let’s do lunch and Shoot the Chef

Struggling to deal with how fast this year’s going? Luckily, the start of October means the start of Good Food Month, so you can eat your way through it.

WHAT: Good Food Month
WHERE: Various locations around Sydney. Check out the program.
WHEN: Starting Tuesday
HOW MUCH: Free – various

Good Food Month


Wednesday :: Grow your brain with some quality docos

Another great line-up of international documentaries at this year’s Antenna Festival, opening with the story of a TV station built from scratch in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan in The Network, plus a heap of free talks and workshops presented by AFTRS

WHAT: Antenna Documentary Festival
WHERE: Chauvel Cinema Paddington, Berkelouw Books Paddington, AFTRS, AGNSW
WHEN: This Wednesday – Monday 7th October
HOW MUCH: $18 / $14.50 concession / 3x films for $50; doc talks are FREE!


Thursday :: Young aspiring writer? This is where you should be.

If you’re a young writer working in zines, comics, blogs, screenwriting, poetry, spoken word, journalism, songwriting… etc, etc… you need to get yourself to Newcastle. It’s all happening and it’s all FREE!

WHAT: Young Writers Festival
WHERE: Various venues around Newcastle
WHEN: Thursday 3rd – Sunday 6th Oct
HOW MUCH: All free. Fo real!



Friday :: Comics take over the Opera House

Some of the world’s best comic book writers – think Art Spiegelman, Phillip Johnston, Seth Green and the Robot Chicken team, Grant Morrison and more –  are getting together for a weekend of storytelling, animation, comics and music at Graphic Festival

WHAT: Graphic Festival
WHERE: Sydney Opera House
WHEN: Friday 4th – Monday 7th October
HOW MUCH: Free – $100


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