Community Billboard April 3rd- April 10th
‘This weekly community billboard is proudly sponsored by the City of Sydney’s Plan for the future – Sydney 2030 – making our city more green, global and connected.’
Young at Heart Film Festival
Young at Heart, the only film festival in the world catering to film lovers over 60 years of age, returns to Sydney! Presented for the first time by Palace Cinemas, the festival celebrates its 12th birthday in 2017, with a specially curated selection of intense dramas, cracking comedies, and riveting documentaries.
Young at Heart is a week-long showcase of film premieres, beloved classics and social events for seniors, their friends and relatives. From humble beginnings in 2006, the Festival has grown to become a key event on Sydney’s cultural calendar, and the only film festival in the world catering specifically to film lovers over 60 years of age. The festival also runs a monthly Young at Heart Culture Club event which takes place at Erskineville Town Hall and features Q&As, refreshments and affordable tickets for seniors.
Emele Ugavule and Ayeesha Ash have a few things in common; names that seem difficult to pronounce, hair and the colour of their skin. The list could continue but nothing unites them more than their experiences as brown gals with Afros. Is their hair so big because it’s full of secrets? Find out as they discuss, explore and offer a vision for what it means to be a woman of colour in modern day Australia.
Created and Performed by Emele and Ayeesha,this all female cast use music, storytelling as well as movement and spoken word to traverse this topic, and are a must see!
Running until Saturday April 8th.
Demolished Sydney Exhibition
To understand the present and the future we must understand the past, and this exhibition curated by Dr Nicola Teffer helps us explore Sydney’s architectural past. What are the forces that have shaped our changing city and how do we value and preserve the heritage of the city we inherit?
Demolished Sydney reveals this process of urban evolution through key buildings that have been demolished and replaced. Through fragments salvaged from theatres, hotels and office blocks, alongside stunning photography, artworks and film, Demolished Sydney brings back to life the heritage of a Sydney that is gone but not forgotten.
Kids Baking Classes at Brasserie Bread
If you are like everybody in Australia, then right now you love cooking and cooking related shows! If your kids have the bug too, then head down to Brasserie Bread bakery and cafe and get them kneading and baking at the free Kids baking classes.
The bakery has enlisted expert educators to the guide kids while you kick back and have a quiet croissant to yourself. Each little kneader will learn how to make two baked goods they can take home and all ingredients and materials are provided. Participants must be at least 5 years old, and wearing closed toe shoes. And, make sure to book in advance, the classes are frequent, but there's only room for four kids per session.
The World Is Not Flat
Curated by renowned Chen Lin and Liu Yiping, and inspired by themes explored in the Thomas L. Friedman bestseller The World is Flat (2005), this unique exhibition covers a wide variety of concepts including poetry expression, virtual creativity, idealism and speculative realism, and aims to break prejudiced ideas of the world through visually reconstructing the space and environment we live in.
As a response to Thomas L. Friedman’s assertion in “The World Is Flat” that all countries are equal in a globalised economy, 14 participating artists rebutted this argument through the display of their 20 exhibtied works.
Part of Chinese contemporary art month.
Featured artists include Bai Lei, Bai Qingwen, Cai Yuanhe, Cui Yanbin, Feng Wei, Geng Xue, Li Tintin, Liang Hao, Liu Qianyi, Peng Yun, Ren Lun, Song Xi, Tian Xiaolei, Wang Ruihan and Yan Junjie. The best part? It's free!