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posted 22/10/2019

Community Billboard 22 -29 October 2019

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. 

The Wizard's Cauldron

Unleash your inner magical being, brew potions, cast spells, and drink more mead than they can shake a wand at.

Due to the popularity of the Wizard’s Cauldron Sydneysiders now have more time to unleash their inner magical being, brew potions, cast spells, and drink more mead than they can shake a wand at.

This immersive magical pop-up bar combines magic and mixology in a simmering 90-minute experience. Don your robe and sip mead as you experiment in the ancient art of potion making. Concoct devilish brews for good (or evil), all under the watchful eye of our wise potions master. Complete challenges to unlock your ingredients at this hands-on magical experience!

Alas, be warned! Tickets are extremely limited so make sure to book now.

Your magical potion bar experience includes:

a robe and wand on entry (must be returned to the masters)
a tasty mead or mulled wine and 2 alcoholic potions
potion making with the help of our potion master.

This pop-up bar is created for all fantasy and magic lovers, a mystical place where magic and imagination roam free.

Where: 501 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

When: Every day, 5pm to 10.30pm

Wednesday 16 October to Sunday 8 December 2019

Cost: : $49.17-66.17 

British Film Festival 2019

The first highlights from the British Film Festival feature some of the most anticipated films of the year – from powerful true stories and literary adaptations to biographies and documentaries.

With 20 new release titles plus a retrospective on Dame Helen Mirren and some restored gems, this year’s selection sees British cinema at its best.

The Mini British Film Festival will open nationally with Military Wives from director Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty, 1997). Kristin Scott Thomas leads this inspiring drama about the bravery of the women of war, and the power of the music that saved them.

Closing the festival will be the highly anticipated film The Good Liar. Based on the widely acclaimed novel by Nicholas Searle, Oscar-winning screenwriter Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, 1998) directs this wicked thriller featuring magnificent lead performances by Dame Helen Mirren and Sir Ian McKellen.

Presented by Palace, the MINI British Film Festival will screen nationally from 29 October. Such is the popularity of the festival, the 2019 edition will run for an extra week longer until 24 November.

Where: Presenting at all Palace Cinemas in Leichhardt, Paddington and Chippendale

When: 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 29th October - Sunday 24th November

Cost: full price: $21.50
Concession: $18.00

Spring Days Sapphire Nights

The Golden Sheaf x Bombay Sapphire presents: Spring Days. Sapphire Nights – a 6-week campaign stirring you to get creative every day and every night at The Golden Sheaf.

Stir Creativity and explore the worlds of art, fashion, music and culture at the Canvas Cinema Thursdays throughout October: 3rd, 10th, 24th, 31st.

Explore the botanicals of Bombay with our spring cocktail menu of Bombay Sapphire Gin & Tonics.

Release your inner mixologist and create your own Bombay G&Ts at the main bar. Choose your own tonic and botanicals and our bar staff will wiz your unique concoction together.

Competition: Purchase a Bombay Sapphire G&T and name the botanical to win a Golden Sheaf Sapphire Experience.

Where: The Sheaf
429 New South Head Road, Double Bay

When: Every day, 10am to 12am
Wednesday 18 September to Thursday 31 October 2019

Cost: Free

The Big Anxiety Festival

The Big Anxiety Festival, the largest mental health and arts festival in the world, returns in 2019 after the success of the inaugural Festival in 2017.

The 6 week long biennial Sydney festival promotes mental health and wellbeing in exciting arts projects that combine science and creativity. Unlike any other arts festival, The Big Anxiety has a unique practical focus, harnessing creative expertise to improve our capacity to take care of ourselves and others.

In 2019 the Festival’s focus is on Empathy and Stigma; Care and Healing; and Suicide Prevention.

The festival runs for 6 weeks across multiple venues, dates and times. Check website for specific event details.

Where: UNSW Art & Design
Corner of Oxford Street and Greens Road, Paddington

When: 9am - 10pm
Friday 27 September to Saturday 9 November 2019

Cost: Free

Retro Horror

The exhibition focuses on three artists—Tsunezo Murotani (b. 1934), Hino Hideshi (b. 1946) and Ochazukenori (b. 1960)—each representing a different phase of the genre from the 1960s to the 1990s. Notably, this will be the first ever showing of Ochazukenori’s work outside of Japan.

This exhibition features over 70 original genga drawings by Tsunezo Murotani and Ochazukenori, reproductions of iconic works by Hideshi Hino, and publications by artists including Junji Ito, Tezuka Osamu, Kazuo Umezu and Masako Watanabe; as well as a manga reading lounge, with horror manga classics in English and Japanese available to browse.

The exhibition is part of The Japan Foundation, Sydney’s HORROR MANGA JAPAN event program, which is being held to coincide with the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Japan Supernatural exhibition and the JFF Classics film program, Grief and Vengeance: Otherworldly Tales.

Where: The Japan Foundation
Level 4, Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale

When: Friday 18 October 2019 to Friday 24 January 2020
Weekdays, 10am to 6pm
Saturdays, 10am to 4pm

Cost: Free

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