Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
26th May - 14th June
A quick look at some of my favourite photos on Flickr proves that Sydney is a dream for the creative eye. With a balance of natural beauty and iconic man-made structures, artists capture the very best of the city and the result is an instant masterpiece. So when the team behind Vivid Sydney decided to turn Australia's greatest muse into a dynamic canvas for a festival of music, light and ideas our collective breath was taken away.
Despite a hectic schedule of word class events, Sydney is yet to experience anything like Vivid Sydney. The largest festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, it includes:
Luminous The inaugural annual event (curated by Brian Eno) with performances by Ladytron, Lee "Scratch" Perry and Rachid Taha. While well known as a record producer, Brian Eno is also generating excitement with his program of light installations including Lighting the Sails and 77 Million Paintings. Read more ...
Smart Light Sydney Charged with the purpose of creating magic through light across Sydney, Smart Light will also present innovative approaches to energy conservation. Don't think greenwashing - instead imagine the most amazing light creations illuminating the Sydney Harbour precinct. Read more ...
Creative Sydney The promisingly provocative schedule of events designed to discover and showcase Sydney's future creative talents. 100 Creative Catalysts have been named to recognise existing contributions and will be leading discussions around strategies for success, change and world domination. Read more ...
Fire Water The Rocks will host a three night event of sculptures, music, lanterns, flame grilled food - all while a 19th century convict ship burns in Campbells Cove. Read more ...
Vivid Sydney promises to be a spectacular experience for Sydneysiders - follow me on Twitter for the latest updates (including all the photos I can possibly take!) to share the experience!
Trip the light fantastic to Cut Copy: Lights and Music
Friday, May 22, 2009
Top picks for what’s on in Sydney this weekend:Markets
|A||Balmain||217-223 Darling Street||Saturday|
|B||Rozelle||Cnr Darling St & Victoria Rd||Saturday|
|C||Glebe||183 Glebe Point Road||Saturday|
|D||The Rocks||Playfair & George Streets||Saturday & Sunday|
|F||Paddington||395 Oxford St||Saturday|
|Purple Sneakers||Abercrombie Hotel||7pm|
|Red Riders||Annandale Hotel||8pm|
|Bel Air |
|Queens Wharf Brewery, Newcastle|| |
|Bangers & Mash |
|Pussycat Dolls |
Sydney Acer Arena
Oxford Art Factory
|Red Card Comedy||Roxbury Hotel||8pm|
|The Club Club||Chinese Laundry||9pm|
|Newtown Flicks Short Film Festival|
|Sydney Writer’s Festival|
|Sydney Italian Festival|
|Greek Festival of Sydney|
Get yourself pumped for the weekend with this hot track from Red Riders: Slide in Next to Me
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sydney Italian Festival
19th May – 8th June 2009
When a Sydneysider thinks of Italy they think of leather, Lamborghini, linguine and Leichhardt. Not content with merely a slice of little Italy, the Sydney hotspot is leading the celebrations and painting the town red, white and green this week for the 2009 Sydney Italian Festival.
Italian restaurants across Sydney are offering inspired dining experiences for the duration of the Festival and the calendar boasts a diverse mix of events with food & wine, art & culture, film & fashion.
What I love about this Festival is how you can choose to immerse yourself in workshops exploring the finer details of Italian culture or simply indulge in the very best it has to offer. One of the most enticing events is Weekend Italiano A Tavola, a weekend of interactive workshops including gnocchi making, coffee, art, language skills and yoga.
Visit the Sydney Italian Festival site and conveniently add events of interest to your planner – a smart way to ensure you get to experience as much as possible. My planner currently includes the Italian antipasto tasting plate at GPO Sydney; the Italian Connection Rally; Viva Leichhardt Short Film Festival and the Casa Barilla Masterclass, just to name a few.
Unleash your inner Italian Stallion to the sexy sounds of Angus & Julia Stone: Bella
Monday, May 18, 2009
I have to admit, the organisers of Fashion Weekend have set a difficult precedent. I'm now expecting the same shopping experience wherever I go - complimentary professional hair styling; toilets transformed by flowers, candles and Dermalogica products; quick onsite make over and manicures; and photo booths that make you look worthy of a Marie Claire cover.
Camilla (as seen on Beyonce, Elizabeth Hurley, Fergie); Fleur Wood (as seen on Kate Hudson, Miranda Otto); Sass & Bide (as seen on Kylie Minogue, Nicole Richie, Miranda Kerr); Shakuchachi (as seen on Sydney girls with style!)
Natasha boots down from $550 to $150 (via @juzzycullen)
9 pieces of Splendid for $180 and a Manning Cartel dress for $50 (via @ecobabetweets)
skinny sass & bide jeans for $120 (via @dailyaddict)
15% off at Viva La Frock (via @sydney_sider)
Viva La Frock and Sydney Sider are giving you the opportunity to save 15% on your next purchase from www.VivaLaFrock.com.au (shipping to AU, UK, US, NZ & Singapore). DM sydney_sider on Twitter for details!
Shop til you drop to this fantastic tune from Little Birdy: Summarize
Monday, May 11, 2009
If so, we’re looking for 2 active and outgoing people, aged 18-30, from the UK or Ireland who are ready for a fun filled seven days in Sydney.
So what’s the catch? You’ll be filmed and photographed as you experience all the fantastic sights, surf, culture, eating, drinking and excitement that Sydney and the surrounding areas have to offer. You’ll also be featured in video diaries of your time in Sydney and contribute to a blog detailing the highlights of your trip.
This amazing trip includes all flights, accommodation, travel, food, drink and entrance fees to various attractions.
You must be from the UK and/or Ireland and aged between the ages of 18-30 at the time of travel and you must be available to travel between 21 June and 4 July 2009.
Please visit http://facebook.sydney.com for more details and to register your interest.