Community Billboard May 9th-May 15th
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
American Essentials Film Festival.
Straddling styles as diverse as thriller, melodrama, adventure, comedy, coming of age, body horror, political documentary, symphonic documentary, classics, music, cult, art, and biography (deep breath)... there is bound to be something for every film buff out there at the American essentials film festival which hits Sydney this week!
Opening night film is 20th Century Women from director Mike Mills (Beginners), starring Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning. It’s about a single mother raising her teenage son in the late 1970s with the help of two other women. Its screenplay was nominated for an Oscar this year. A documentary on Australian Bond George Lazenby is another highlight.
On at Palace Verona and Norton street, various times.
Head on Photo Festival
Australia's largest photography festival takes over Sydney in May with a flotilla of exhibitions, events and talks.
The major international highlight for the 2017 festival is Bowie Unseen, an exhibition of photographs of the late pop star by celebrity and fashion photographer Markus Klinko. The 24-photo exhibition draws from the photo shoot for Bowie's 2002 album Heathen, and a cover shoot for GQ that same year.
Locally, the late Rennie Ellis is getting another showing of his Kings Cross photography, focusing on the summer of 1970-71.
A great way to spend an afternoon and it is completely free!
Finders Keepers Market
If spending time in crowds and money on stuff is your thing, then Barangaroo Reserve is the place for you this weekend! Finders keepers market is a great mix of debut and established design talent, with over 200 stalls and some great food trucks to keep you satiated and energised for your shop.
Australian made products are especially appreciated, so get down and support local business.
Stress and How To Stop Stressing About It
If spending time in crowds and money on stuff fills you with stress, then perhaps you should see Giles Barton. Giles draws on Buddhist teachings to help people let go of stress in your life, peacefulness is both the outcome and the journey itself and stress is the obstacle. He runs two classes every Tuesday and his classes are stress and cost free!
Sydney Fish Market Behind The Scenes Tours
For any foodies or fish lovers Sydney Fish Market runs an early morning glimpse into the lives of the fishermen and women. From auctions to prep, as well as the Markets history the two hour tour is a great insight in to one of Sydney's great spots.
SFM is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the third largest seafood market in terms of variety in the world. Approximately 2,700 crates (around 50-55 tonnes) of the freshest possible seafood is auctioned each day through the computerised Dutch auction system to approximately 160 buyers. The incredible variety of seafood is sourced from individual fishermen, co-ops, fishing businesses and aquaculture farms in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific Region with over 100 species available to buyers daily.
Tours run daily from 6.40am sharp.