Community Billboard 16 – 23 April 2019
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Moro Spanish Film Festival
A celebration of Spanish and Latino language, culture and cinema!
The Moro Spanish Film Festival 2019 program includes 32 films divided into 2 sections: New Spanish Cinema and Cine Latino.
Also, we bring you a spotlight on female directors, showcasing a selection of 11 films. From well-known established directors such as Icíar Bollaín and Gracia Querejeta to fresh new voices like Lila Avilés, these films represent the strong directing talent of some of the most exciting Spanish and Latin American filmmakers.
And of course we are having a lot of events and fiestas!
Our opening night on Tuesday 16 April includes sangria and snacks on arrival, and an afterparty with Spanish tapas and paella, a tasting table from Moro Olive Oil, Spanish-inspired cocktails tasting, beer and wine, and live entertainment after the film Champions.
Cine Latino will have its own Latin event for the premiere of the Argentinean comedy Super Crazy on Wednesday 24 April at Palace Norton Street. We will have tequila and rum cocktails and live Latin rhythms before the film.
We will also have a Hispanic Night which is a 3 course experience at Platinum for the screening of the hilarious comedy My Masterpiece. We will have tapas and drinks on arrival, followed by the film with your main and dessert brought to your comfy cinema seat! This one is on 23 April, and it’s the perfect night out!
And to close the festival we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Pedro Almodovar’s hilarious Women on the Verge of Nervous breakdown at the Palace Verona on Wednesday 8 May.
Where: Palace Norton Street
99 Norton Street, Leichhardt
Palace Central, Palace Verona and Palace Norton Street
When: Every day, 10am to 9pm
Tuesday 16 April to Wednesday 8 May
Cost: Adult: $22.00
Live at the Fair!
A fun, free, safe and friendly Youth Week celebration
A special Youth Week community fair with an open stage for live performances, information, activities, services and more.
Start the day with beautiful yoga at 10:30am. Help paint a canvas or try jewellery-making and a spot of sport, or just relax on the Green and enjoy the live music, DJ, a free barbecue and snacks. Great prizes for performers, including studio time and movie passes.
This is an all ages event, with a jumping castle for little ones, and older folk welcome, too.
Please register to perform online but spontaneous performance is also encouraged!
Live at the Fair is a special edition of Addioson Road Community Centre’s fair. Run with Inner West Council, the Department of Human Services and Youth Off the Streets.
Where: The Addison Road Community Centre
142 Addison Road, Marrickville
When: Wednesday 17 April 2019 from 10am to 2pm
Sydney Writers' Festival: Our picks
2019’s edition of Sydney Writers’ Festival is one you don’t want to miss. With so much to choose from, where do you start?
These are our top picks.
A Massacre in Mexico
A woman with true courage and resilience, Anabel Hernandez risked her life to bring truth to the light. Learn how she exposed the kidnap and suspected murder of 43 student activists and the subsequent cover up.
Thursday 2 May, 4.30pm
245 Wilson Street
Fool me once
11 years on and storytelling for adults still exists. Story Club is a live storytelling night where you hear true stories. Laugh, bond and reminisce through funny stories, dark moments and shameful secrets on the theme, ‘Fool me once’. Featuring Ben Jenkins, Zoe Norton Lodge, Jacqueline Maley and Alex Lee.
Friday 3 May, 9pm
245 Wilson Street
The bestselling author and television presenter talks to David Marr about his new collection, Wordy. For 40 years, Simon Schama has been front and centre of arts, social analysis, political commentary and historical study. Get inspired as you hear about his latest collection of essays, Wordy. It’s all things arts, food, politics and life.
Saturday 4 May, 6pm
Sydney Town Hall
483 George Street
Bri Lee was a judge’s associate and 2 years later returned to fight her own sexual assault case. She shares her personal story and experience of our justice system. The writer describes the journey as scorching and self-scouring.
Saturday 4 May, 3pm
245 Wilson Street
Where: Festival hub at Carriageworks and venues across the city such as Sydney Town Hall and City Recital Hall.
When: The Sydney Writers’ Festival is on from 29 April to 5 May
The Great Garden Egg Hunt
Hop to it - spend this Easter at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Easter Bunny is back! Join in the family fun Saturday and Sunday of the Easter long weekend! Follow the trail through the Garden where children will complete fun challenges, collect eggs and hunt for their furry Easter friend. With face painting, food trucks and old-fashioned fun this event is not to be missed!
Where: The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney
When: Saturday 20 April from 10am to 3.15pm
Sunday 21 April from 10am to 3.15pm
Sessions commence every 15 minutes.
Cost: Child: $18
Hunters Hill Food & Wine Festival
Family fun day out filled with entertainment, fabulous food, local wines and take-home treats
An exceptional day out for the whole family. Bring an empty stomach to ensure you taste the fine selection of food on offer. You’ll be spoilt for choice with so many wineries as well as the most delicious sweet treats and gourmet take home goodies.
The kids aren’t forgotten with jumping castles, gelato and fairy floss to keep them busy for hours.
Relax and enjoy the live musical entertainment. Or maybe get up and let the music sway you! Picnic rugs welcome!
Where: Boronia Park, Park Rd & Ryde Road, Hunters Hill
When: Sunday 5 May from 11am to 5pm