Culture Guide :: Laughs, Cider Series and an Army of Box People…

January 13th 2014

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Back to work shouldn’t be this hard! As the sunburn fades and the last grains of sand flake lazily out of your swimsuit area it can be hard to find the motivation to get back out amongst it. 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 flags go up and it’s just too dark and cold to swim at the beach, FBi’s culture guide has got you sorted…


Monday 13th :: The Best Aussie Shorts

Australia’s only Academy accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival is back beachside! Bondi pavillion is playing home to host of short narratives, documentaries and film clips that bring together the best film makers from at home and around the world. Tonight you have the choice of International or Local films, or both! Check out our Flog Flickerfest guide for tips.

WHAT: Flickerfest short film festival 2014
WHERE: Bondi Pavillion
WHEN: Best of International @ 6.30pm, Best of Australian @ 8.45pm
HOW MUCH: $18/$20 from Moshtix 

Tuesday 14th :: The Cider Series Launch

‘The Cider Series’ is the first solo exhibition by Sydney artist Amala Groom. Amala is a proud Wiradjuri woman working across fields as a social justice advocate, law student, artist, filmmaker, and researcher. The Cider Series, is a collection of a dozen paintings of bottles of ‘Colonial Project’ cider exploring the continuing survival and thriving of Indigenous culture.

WHAT: The Cider Series by Amala Groom
WHERE: Kings Cross Library, 50-52 Darlinghurst Street, Kings Cross
WHEN: 6-8pm (exhibition running until February 28)


Genocider by Amala Groom (2013)

Wednesday 15th :: The Laugh Stand with Sam Simmons

2014’s inaugural Laugh Stand is shaping up to be hilarious! The show will be headlined by cult comedy genius Sam Simmons (ABC TV’s ‘Problems’, NBC’s ‘Conan’). Bringing more laughs, your Emcee for the night is YouTube sensation, and winner of the national Class Clowns competition (2009), Neel Kolhatkar.

Not enough? Sam and Neel will be joined by Dave Bloustien (Writer, ‘Good News Week’), and rising stars; Nikki Britton, Richard Lindesay, Emma Zammit, Daniel Muggleton, Miles Hunt and Dane Hiser.

WHAT: The Laugh Stand featuring Sam Simmons
WHERE: FBi Social at The Kings Cross Hotel
WHEN: 8pm
HOW MUCH: $15 ($10 for FBi supporters) here

Thursday 16th :: Make boxes NOT war! (or maybe BOTH!!)

Remember when you were a kid? Fashioning fortresses out of recovered materials (stuff you Mum, you weren’t sitting on the lounge!) and defending them with makeshift swords that might once have been wrapping paper tubes? Well reminisce no more! Just get yourself down to festival village at Hyde Park North, design your bespoke armour and raise recyclable hell!

Boxwars; it’s Game of Thrones, with papercuts!

WHAT: Boxwars @ The Sydney Festival
WHERE: Festival Village – Hyde Park North, entry near the Archibald Fountain
WHEN: Daily until the 17th

Friday 17th :: You and Whose Army?

UK born writer/performer Phil Spencer teams up with Sydney singer/songwriter Richard Cuthbert to bring you ‘You and Whose Army?’ Boasting live music, lo-fi theatrics and perhaps even some puppets, the show promises “an honest account of misplaced love, dabbling in drugs and how a twenty eight year old man has never – ever – thrown a punch.”

WHAT: You and Whose Army?
WHERE: The Newsagency, 375 Enmore Road, Marrickville
WHEN: 7pm
HOW MUCH: $21.50 from Sticky Tickets

You and Whose Army


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