Culture Guide: May 2 – 8

May 2nd 2022
Monday - Double Feature

Spanish Film Festival

The Moro Spanish Film Festival presented by Palace returns in 2022 with a curated selection of 34 films offering film lovers a cinematic journey across Spain and Latin America. Screening nationally in Australia from 19 April, the 24th edition of the festival features two key programme strands: New Spanish Cinema and Cine Latino. 

WHO: Palace Cinemas & Spanish Film Festival
WHERE: Various
WHEN: 19 April – 15 May
HOW MUCH: Approx. $23. Tickets + more information here.

Tuesday - Barrel of Laughs

Sydney Comedy Festival

The Sydney Comedy Festival is Sydney’s biggest annual comedy event! The Festival program features performances from the finest Australian acts, the biggest international stars and the most promising emerging talent offering up everything from stand up to sketch, satire, impro, musical, absurdist, theatre, magic and kids comedy.

WHERE: State Theatre, Enmore Theatre, The Concourse Chatswood & Riverside Theatres in Parramatta
WHEN: 25 April – 22 May
HOW MUCH: Dependent on show/ venue. Click here for more information.

Wednesday - On Site


‘Store_Blp’ is a new site-specific installation made by Margaret Roberts to work out relationships site specific artworks could have with their (live) site while the artworks are dormant (uninstalled).

Roberts is attracted to working with site specificity came from her advocacy for place through the role its artworks give to their own physical locations—making them models for how people can also value the places we live in

WHO: Margaret Roberts & Articulate Project Space
WHERE: 497 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt
|WHEN: 29 April-May 15, Wed-Sun
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Thursday - Heart Racing

Double Beat

With an exceptional all female Australian cast and creative team directed by Helpmann Award winner Sara Black, Double Beat explores the aural and physical responses the heart and pulse present in reaction to the tempo of our changing natural world. Written for three women, this contemporary dance trio takes the audience into a deep cocoon of meditation and rhythm. 

WHO: Sara Black & Riverside Theatres
WHERE: Corner Market &, Church St, Parramatta
WHEN: 5-7 May
HOW MUCH: $28-38, tickets + more information here.

Friday - Vibrations & Vulnerabilities

transformations [something poetic]

Transformations [something poetic] is the inaugural collaborative exhibition from galleries BLINDSIDE (Naarm) and Lilac City (Gadigal). 

The exhibition is a collection of works situated in material and spatial flows; interrupting and transforming forces that cooperatively vibrate and resonate. These are works that amplify vulnerabilities, the hidden and overlooked becoming an intensification of movements and charge.

WHERE: Suite 4, 103-105 Oxford St Darlinghurst
WHEN: 6-22 May (Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 12-5pm)
HOW MUCH: Free, more information here.

Weekend - Art Outings

Political Women: Weaving Workshop

Join Wiradjuri artist-weaver Aunty Gail Manderson and artist Julie Montgarrett to explore weaving techniques and practices.

Learn how to make twine for dilly-bags and weave basic forms for earrings, bracelets, baskets or a mat using seagrass, raffia or fabric. This workshop is about skills sharing, cultural exchange and weaving amongst a supportive community.

WHO: Museum of Art & Culture Lake Macquarie
WHERE: 1A First St, Booragul NSW 228
WHEN: Saturday 7 May, 11am – 3pm
HOW MUCH: $15 (includes all materials). Tickets + more information here.


Tiles Lewisham have announced the opening of their first show Top-notch.

Alongside the exhibition they will be running an open studio to welcome the community to the space. See works from Chris Burton, Andriana Carney, Troy Donaghy, Marcus Dyer-Harrrison, Owen Lewis, Emma Louise, Monica Rani Radhar, Olga Svyatova and Lois Waters.

WHO: Tiles lewisham
WHERE: 24 Victoria Street, Lewisham
WHEN: 7 May, 4-9pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more information here.


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