Culture Guide: October 3 – 9

October 5th 2022
Tuesday - Engage

Mother May We

Poet Mel Ree rhapsodises about intergenerational trauma and marries ancestral and modern truths in a truly epic and cathartic performance.

Peppering playful performance art with humbling, hard truths, Mother May We is a motivational manifesto for how to heal.

WHO: Mel Ree & Griffin Theatre Company
WHERE: 13 Craigend St, Darlinghurst
WHEN: 28 September – 8 October
HOW MUCH: $40, more info here

In conversation with Zion Lights

Being an environmentalist means different things to different people. How can people with a common goal of decarbonising our energy have opposing views of energy technologies?

WHO: Zion Lights & UNSW Engineering
WHERE: UNSW Colombo House (B16), High St, Kensington
WHEN: 4 Oct, 6-8:30pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Wednesday - Centre Your Week

Beyond Meditations

Utilise, maximise and elevate the human potential through conscious breathwork and guided meditations.

Beyond Meditations has created a unique blend of guided meditations, affirmations and visualisations designed to create positive change in your mind and body.

WHO: Beyond Meditations & The Nest Creative Space
WHERE: 76 Botany Road, Waterloo
WHEN: 5 October, 7:30-8:30pm
HOW MUCH: Donations, $1+, more info here

Thursday - Reflections and Observations

REMEMBER (screening & panel)

The Redfern Story follows the efforts made through activism and theatre to bring the cause of First Nations peoples to public notice, as a first step towards gaining land rights and better treatment.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Aunty Bronwyn Penrith (Director of the Redfern Foundation Ltd) and her daughter actor Angeline Penrith in conversation with Carriageworks Director, First Nations Programs Jacob Boehme.

WHO: Aunty Bronwyn Penrith, Angelina Penrith, Jacob Boehme
WHERE: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
WHEN: 6 October, 6-8pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Friday - Transcend the Gallery

Please, Say Something

Just as grief bleeds into love, colour shifts into sound and dialect transforms convention, language transcends difference, satisfying a universal yearning to connect.

‘Please, Say Something’ brings together the work of Laura Wen Pei Low, Evan Ye and Aarushi Zarthoshtimanesh to search longingly for alternative ways of translating sensory experiences.

Content warning: This exhibition will display work relating to medical trauma and minimal depictions of partial nudity.

WHO: Laura Wen Pei Low, Evan Ye & Aarushi Zarthoshtima
WHERE: Hospital Rd, Sydney, 2000
WHEN: 7 October, 7:30-8:30pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Weekend - Ancient Technologies, Future Healings

Ancient & Early Medieval Beers and Brewers

Professor Sarah E Bond explores a beverage that connects us across time and space: beer. From associations with “barbarity” in the Northern provinces to inscriptions citing female brewers, beer was a big part of commerce, labour, and trade in antiquity. Raise a glass and come on out to learn more about the archaeological, literary, and inscriptional evidence for the beverage to the transition into the Middle Ages.

Following Sarah’s talk, Peter Philip the founder of Wayward Brewing Company, will introduce and run a tasting on a beer that Wayward have brewed based on the same techniques and ingredients used in the ancient brews made by the Romans. You will actually be able to taste an “ancient” beer served from a clay vessel.

WHO: Chau Chak Wing Museum
WHERE: USYD University Place, Camperdown
WHEN: 8 October, 1pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

IMMERSIVE Sound Healing Experience

Join one of Australia’s leading sound healers on a deep somatic journey that revives your mind+body at a cellular level.

A non-invasive holistic therapy session to naturally calm your mind, soothe the body, balance your nervous system and revitalise your wellbeing from the inside-out.

WHO: Marc Tomkinson & Buddha Bar Experience
WHERE: Eggs of the Universe, Bld 3, Shop 4 & 5, 2 Davy Road, Eveleigh
WHEN: 9 October, 7-8:30pm
HOW MUCH: $55-$70, more info here

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