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Billy Blue College of Design Open Days

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Monday 2 December 2013

Billy Blue College of Design takes its roots from Billy Blue Creative, a magazine that published colloquial Australian writing in 1977. It then blossomed into a design agency, which in turn, opened the then-tiny design school in 1987. Hoping to mentor a few students into becoming the eventual designers at Billy Blue Creative, only four students were expected to enrol. To their surprise, 66 people enrolled with many more in the waiting list.

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Scenes from the Lost At E Minor Sydney party

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By Zolton in New Events on Monday 2 December 2013

We threw a Lost At E Minor party in the old Chocolate Factory in Haymarket, Sydney, on October 10 for no other reason than it just felt like the right time to do it. The star of the party was local artist James Jirat Patradoon, who decorated the interior of the venue with his brilliant […]

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Troublesome Houses: art inspired by Will Oldham

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By Kevin Titzer in New Events on Tuesday 26 November 2013

The Louisville Visual Art Association is currently hosting an exhibition honouring their hometown son Will Oldham. You might know him better by his moniker Bonnie Prince Billy. The show runs until December 14. So check out the twenty six works online while you still can.

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James Squire Rogue Tales stories: Straight lined and flat out

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By Jake Sheridan in New Events on Friday 22 November 2013

An everyday adventure. Sometimes you need to escape the trappings of the mundane and just go out into the world. No plan. No worry where you’re going. But adventure can require money and planning, we had none. So what do you do? You get your bike, you pick a direction, and you cycle in that direction as far as you can.

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The Sydney Museum of Words’ first exhibition is on now

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 21 November 2013

Taking ‘words out of their normal context’, the Sydney Museum of Words is holding their first exhibition this month and you’re invited. This Grammar Nerd’s dream brings words together by mounting them around the rooms of a museum gallery and setting up an audio tour, where each word’s etymology, along with its significance to Australia, […]

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Images from Wollongong’s Wonderwalls Festival

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Thursday 21 November 2013

You might have seen an influx of beautiful street art and graffiti along the streets of Wollongong’s CBD lately. That’s because Wonderwalls just finished wrapping up its 3-day street art and graffiti festival there. The festival consisted of an art exhibition, free artist talks, and of course what’s a graffiti festival without graffiti right? Multiple […]

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North Korea’s very first themed water park

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 15 November 2013

When you’re running a small nation of 25 million people, there are a few things that are non-negotiables in your to-do list. A working democracy and proper human rights laws? Nope! Not included. I’ll tell you what is: a waterpark! The Munsu Water Park is the first ever water theme park in North Korea. Here […]

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Larger-than-life images of Aboriginal women projected onto the Australian Museum

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By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Wednesday 13 November 2013

If you’re lucky enough to be in Sydney on Tuesday November 19 (and yes, we do mean LUCKY), then be sure to get along to the opening of born in darkness before dawn, 2013, a projection artwork by Nicole Foreshew in which larger-than-life images of an Aboriginal woman draped in cloth will be projected onto the 20-metre façade of the Australian Museum as part of City Art, The City of Sydney’s public art program.

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San Francisco to be Gotham City for a day to make cancer patient’s dream come true

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By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Tuesday 12 November 2013

San Francisco will apparently transform itself into Gotham City on Nov 15, to fulfill a five-year-old cancer patient’s wish to be Batman for a day. Make-a-Wish is working with the public and ABC News to make Miles’ dream come true, and the current plan is for the TV station to run a breaking news story […]

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giffgaff Guts: 150 people, an empty swimming pool and fake blood and guts

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By Elise Boyd in New Events on Thursday 31 October 2013

Just in time for Halloween, we have a proposition for you: 150 people dressed in white, an empty swimming pool, and more fake blood and guts than you can shake a stick at.

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Paris finally celebrates real women with Pulp Fashion Week

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 31 October 2013

Considering 57% of American women buy clothing in sizes 16 or larger, it’s about time a plus-size (ahem, real size) fashion show garnered some attention. This past week saw Paris hold Pulp Fashion Week, which celebrates women’s curves and sees designer collections available in American sizes 6 – 20 (Australian size 10 – 28).

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Life-size inflatable castle bounces into Sydney’s Hyde Park

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By sydneyrogue in New Events on Thursday 31 October 2013

Ever dream about doing something absolutely ridiculous at a sacred ancient monument? No? Me neither. But my spidey senses tell me that January 2014 holds this possibility in the future of Sydney-siders both young and young at heart. Sacrilege is Stonehenge re-imagined as a life-size inflatable castle. Gone are the days of clutching at your […]

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500 Dino Footprints Found on Bolivian Wall Date Back 65 MILLION Years

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Wednesday 23 October 2013

You’re looking at history right before your eyes! These incredible (and I mean increeeedible) images of dinosaur footprints were found 5 km from downtown Sucre in Bolivia on a 1.5km long limestone slab. Here they found 462 distinctive dino tracks from at least 8 different species, with 5,055 individual footprints in total.

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Review: OutsideIn Festival 2013, Sydney, Australia

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Events on Tuesday 22 October 2013

Taking out the top spot as my favourite festival experience of 2012, I was more then excited to be returning to the Factory Theatre for OutsideIn 2013. There’s something about the underground electronic music scene that gets my heart racing – the bass, the amazing visuals, that feeling of being part of something truly special.

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The craziest things we saw at New York Comic Con 2013

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By Doug Levy in New Events on Thursday 17 October 2013

San Diego may still hold the mantle for the biggest Comic Con in the US, but with attendance breaking 100k yet again at Manhattan’s Javits Center last weekend, New York is catching up faster than a speeding bullet. The four-day New York Comic Con ran from October 9-12, featuring premieres, panels, celebrity appearances, surprises, and, of course, lots and lots of people in (often quite elaborate) costumes.

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