Community Billboard 9 October – 16 October
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.
Antenna Documentary Film Festival
6 intensive days of films, Q&As, talks and masterclasses.
Antenna is Australia’s international documentary film festival, with a line-up of the most creative and thought-provoking documentaries from the past year. This year’s program includes 48 films from 23 different countries.
The festival provides Sydneysiders with the opportunity to connect with the wider world through stories that range from the humourous to the shocking, the real to the surreal, the previously unknown and unseen, to the commonalities of human experience. The festival program is also made up of 3 film competitions, Q&As, masterclasses by local and international guests, industry forum DocTalk at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and other special events.
World premieres include the City of Sydney supported film, The Eviction (FKA On The Rocks) about Millers Point – location of the Sirius Building. It follows local residents, and best friends since birth, Bob and Barney, who as the stress of eviction looms, put it all on the line to save their community.
Amongst the many international highlights, there are startling and anticipated films like Aquarela by renowned director Victor Kossakovsky, which will take viewers on a deeply cinematic, continent-crossing journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of the earth’s most precious resource, following its world premiere at Venice.
There’s also a retrospective program from acclaimed and visiting provocative Russian director now exiled to Latvia, Vitaly Mansky, whose latest film Putin’s Witnesses opens the festival.
Festival tickets on sale now, with multi-passes also available.
Visit the website for full program of films, talks and events.
Every day, 10am to 11pm
Tuesday 9 October to Sunday 14 October 2018
Chauvel Cinema 249 Oxford St, Paddington, MCA 140 George st
Museum of Faces
Record your story and become part of this 12-headed story-telling installation.
The Museum of Faces is a giant interactive installation based on Synarcade Audio-Visuals’ invention, The Lumiphonic Creature Choir. The 12-headed creature comes alive and begins to speak.
The Museum of Faces will be recording and telling the diverse stories of the local community and beyond.
Approach the Creatures and press a glowing button to make them come alive and speak. Then step into a special Face Capture Booth and watch as your own face, voice, and story become part of the ever-changing Museum!
The work is designed as a cutting-edge new way of recording and sharing people’s views. The Museum of Faces will be an astonishing communal catalogue of the city at a unique moment of growth and change.
This installation is specifically designed to be engaging and awe-inducing for all ages.
Come and have your say!
On until Sunday 14 October
107 Redfern Street, Redfern
Sydney Rides Festival
You don’t need to be an avid bike rider to make the most of Sydney Rides Festival.
The jam-packed program kicks off with a family-friendly day out (think: rock-climbing, mountain-boarding, kite-flying) at The Big Adventure. The ever-popular Light the City returns to dazzle us all. Jump on a bike on a Sunday to take part in Spring Cycle, Sydney’s largest recreational bike ride. Or join new and regular riders for breakfast and to celebrate the 2 wheeled commute on National Ride2Work Day.
On until 27 October
See website for all events.
Sydney Night Noodle Markets
Good Food Month presents the Night Noodle Markets, with over 35 fantastic food stalls under the stars
Sydney will transform into the belly of the beast as Good Food Month presented by Citi returns with a staggering program. It’s everyone’s favourite evening festivity: the Night Noodle Markets.
This year the Night Noodle Markets will have over 35 fantastic food stalls serving up the freshest, hottest and tastiest Asian-inspired dishes. The best open-air food market under the stars will have everything from dumplings to donburi, from bao to bulgogi, from satay sticks to sesame ice cream.
Keep your eyes peeled for names like Hoy Pinoy, Mr Bao, Poklol, Donut Papi, Black Star Pastry, The Wagyu, Bangkok Street Food and Gelato Messina!
The Night Noodle Markets are cashless (so bring your cards), dog-friendly (on leashes please) and we welcome everyone – whether you’re dining solo, with the squad or the whole family. It’s free to enter. No need to book – just rock up and have a great time.
There will be crowds at peak times, so consider coming early when gates open, later in the evening, or throughout quieter times during the week.
Every day until Sunday 21 October
Check website for times
Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Newtown Good Food Fair
If you were to pinpoint the centre of the inner-west suburb of Newtown, you’d probably say the area opposite the train station around Newtown Square and Eliza Street. That’s where the Good Food Fair happens – an annual event that celebrates the vibrant district and highlights it as a key Sydney food and drink destination.
On Sunday 14 October, more than 30 local restaurant and drink vendors will run stalls, including Enmore’s Chinese restaurant Queen Chow, burger bar Mary’s and farm-to-table eatery Acre. Pair their snacks with a drink from the area’s most famous beer-makers Young Henrys, nearby pub the Courthouse or natural-wine bottle shop P&V Wine & Liquor Merchants. For dessert, Australia Street’s Black Star Pastry and Gelato Messina will be there.
“We’ve grown this event over the past five years and we’re proud it’s now become an anticipated day out on the Sydney foodie calendar,” said Liz Dickson, the vice president of the Newtown Precinct Business Association (NPBA), which represents small businesses in the area, in an official statement.
Presented by the NPBA, the fair includes fundraising initiatives to support the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, such as the Homeless Outreach program. There are various ways patrons can help with the fundraising efforts: a donation buys a cuddle with animals at the Kindifarm at Newtown Square, or you can submerge a Newtown local at the dunk tank.
Sunday 14 October 2018 from 11am to 6pm
327 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
Newtown Square, corner Australia Street and King Street