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Lights, Music & Ideas Worth Spreading…Oh, and Feathers

24 May

Vivid Festival

It’s that time of year again; Vivid is back with a brand new program of lights, music and ideas! There’s a whole bunch of stuff going on, from light sculptures scattered around the CBD, creative types tackling big issues at the MCA and a huge range of acts playing the Opera House.  This weekend make sure you head along for the lighting of the Opera House sails, the Vivid Sydney Night Markets and maybe even drop by Sony Lounge, the festival’s high-tech pop-up bar. Cut Copy & Architecture In Helsinki are also kicking off the Vivid Live program this Saturday, with plenty more amazing acts to come in the next week. Modular’s Steven Pavlovic has curated a fantastic line up of events for this year’s Vivid Sydney so make sure you check out what’s on http://vividsydney.com/


TEDxSydney

TEDx is back this Saturday with an amazing line-up of speakers. There will be some familiar names, such as The Chaser’s Craig Reucassel, musician Paul Kelly and Silverchair’s Daniel Johns, however the best thing about TEDx is listening to someone talk for 15 minutes about something you’ve never heard about before. There will be plenty of that this year; a bird behaviourist, an astronaut, a biomedical animator and a corporate anthropologist are just some of the speakers featured on the bill.  There are no theatre seats left, but you can still attend the TEDx CarriageWorks forum for free! If your feeling too lazy for that, you can always stream the day live via youtube. Head to the website for more details http://tedxsydney.com/

Australian Burlesque Festival

Good god, the festivals just keep coming. This Friday the Australian Burlesque Festival will be kicking off it’s nationwide tour with a one night only stop at The Red Room. The huge line up of Australian and international acts is bursting with show girls, songstresses and strong men. Yes, there will be one of those old-timey strong men there, as well as a couple of tassel twirlers, acrobats and pole dancers thrown in for good measure. It sold out last year, so burlesque fans should grab their tickets quick smart! http://australianburlesquefest.com/

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Long time, no writing about stuff for you to see.

17 May

Oh dear I’ve been a terrible blogger!

Here, have some events.

Sydney Writer’s Festival

The Sydney Writer’s Festival is back for another year and boy is it big. Many events are already sold out but fortunately the best of the bunch still have seats and are completely free!

The Chaser Boys will be hosting they’re Empty Vessel discussion at Walsh Bay between Wednesday and Saturday at 9pm, just make sure you turn up on time to get in!

On Saturday former Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner, Gruen Transfer regular Jane Caro and leading finance writer Trevor Sykes will be taking  a look at the art of spin in media discourse in Spin Cycle.

There will also be some interesting talks about the challenges facing journalism like WikiLeaks and the Challenge for Journalism, a look at Wikileaks’ place in the world of reporting and the public’s right to freedom of information.

If you don’t mind forking out a little bit, why not join political and journalism heavy weights in the panel discussion,A Good Leader is Hard to Find? Ok, that may sound dull to some of you, but Kerry O’Brien, Bob Ellis and Bob Carr will be there, so it should be a pretty lively discussion

There will also be a Zine Fair on the last day of the festival. Not just any Zine Fair, but the biggest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, so make sure you’re at the MCA on Sunday.

There’s loads of others things on, just check out the SWF website for more.

 The Finders Keepers Markets

So it’s nearly Winter now. You can tell because those crazy cold mornings are tempting us into potentially daggy behaviour, like wearing your pyjama pants to uni or hiding your unkempt bed hair under a large beanie. Thank goodness then that Finders Keepers are back in town to give us a well needed injection of style. Alongside the amazing threads on sale from local designers, the markets will also be showcasing emerging artists and musicians. Carriage Works will be hosting the event this Friday and Saturday, so just head to Redfern station and follow the long line of hipsters winding down Wilson Street. For more info head to the website http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/

52 Suburbs

I try not to be a jealous blogger, but I cant help but I can’t help but be a little green with envy at Louise Hawson’s beautiful photo blog 52 Suburbs. After a scary brush with a white tail spider, Hawson picked up an SLR and has since been snapping thousands of photos around Sydney’s widely  spread suburbs. In avoiding typical tourist spots, Hawson has developed a knack for revealing the character of each suburb. Rather than creating an image of Sydney that revolves around the Harbour, Rawson has developed a patchwork that captures all the city’s little quirks. If trawling through the crazy amount of photos on her website is a little too much for you then don’t fret, Museum of Sydney is hosting an exhibition of Rawson’s work until October.