Culture Guide :: Water births, wild things & reggae

November 29th 2013

FBi's Weekend Culture Guide 

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…


Saturday :: Reggae Carnival Market Day

Get some summer vibes into you at Marrickville’s Fraser Park. Browse the markets, check out the vinyl record fair and chill out to reggae from Foreigndub DJs and more.

WHAT: FBi Presents – Foreign Dub Reggae Carnival Market Day
WHEN: Saturday 10am
WHERE: Fraser Park, 100 Marrickville Rd
HOW MUCH: $5 (free for under 16s)

Reggae Festival 

Saturday :: Witness a real water birth (sort of..)

As part of Performance Space’s 30th anniversary festival You’re History performance artist David Capra is imagining synchronised swimmer Annette Kellerman and Hollywood star Esther Williams as midwives and creating a water birth and an aquaerobics in one. You’ll end up on a courtesy bus to You’re History at Carriageworks.

WHAT: David Capra’s Birthing Things in the Spirit: The Water Birth
WHEN: Saturday 6pm
WHERE: A complimentary bus will pick up guests at Campbelltown Arts Centre @ 5.15pm, Campbelltown train station @ 5.30pm and Minto train station 5.45pm. After the performance the bus will go (via Campbelltown Arts Centre) to Performance Space, Redfern for YOU’RE HISTORY!

David Capra



Sunday :: Dulwich Hill Village Fair

Get into the inner west community spirit and check out the market stalls, food, clothes, plenty of activities especially for knee high little ones and a main stage headlined by Simon Meli & the Willowbirds.

WHAT: Dulwich Hill village Fair
WHEN: Sunday 1st December, 10am – 4pm
WHERE: Marrickville Road & New Canterbury Road, 2203

Simon Meli


Sunday :: Party with the wild things

Hit up the delightful launch party of Free the Wild – a new creative initiative intent on making beautifully wild events happen around Sydney. With a line-up that includes Ocean Alley, Iluka and Lyall Maloney, live art and poetry it should be a good party.

WHAT: Free The Wild launch night
WHEN: Sunday,  5-11pm
WHERE: The Field, 521 Pittwater Rd, Brookvale
HOW MUCH: $5 on door, no pre-sale (18+)

 Free the Wild

Ongoing :: Beautiful One Day

A bold theatrical documentary co-produced by ILBIJERRY Theatre Company, Belvoir and Version 1.0 that looks at a way to turn outrage at the death in custody in 2004 into understanding, and to make sense of the persistent heavy-handedness of white Australia.

WHAT: Beautiful One Day – theatrical documentary
WHEN: Various times, running until 23rd December
WHERE: Upstairs theatre, Belvoir Theatre, 18 & 25 Belvoir St Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: $62 / $42 concession


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