Let this meaningful festival of song, dance and food revive the Aboriginal tourism experience in Sydney
Held on the first Sunday of every month (coming up: October 5, November 2 and December 7) at Bare Island this year, the First Hand Aboriginal Workshops and Black Markets is an Aboriginal festival of song, dance and food that welcomes all with a wide range of authentic Aboriginal stalls, as well as workshops the likes of traditional basket weaving, spear-making, Djaadjawaan dancing and shell art know-how.
Tired of the usual walking tour? Need a change of scenery that will perk you up? Sydney Coffee Trail is a self-guided walking tour by Urbanwalkabout that takes you from quaint cafes to all-day breakfasts to café-cum-bookstores. Cafes include: Allpress Zetland, Brooklyn Hide, The Rope and Anchor, Marlowe’s Way, and Amersand Café & Bookstore.
Australia has its fair share of outlaws, but most of the time we only hear about men and the interesting things they got up to. Well, Aussie ladies are now having their time to shine, with a collection of ‘Sydney’s underbelly during the 1920’s’ courtesy of the NSW Police Forensic Archives.
You’ve always wanted to take a quick nap while shopping at IKEA but now’s your chance to spend the night! Those bright and colourful rooms are no longer just for show, thanks to a new initiative with Airbnb. For one night only, IKEA is opening up to customers, offering three luxurious (as luxurious as IKEA can get) suites in its Tempe, Sydney branch.
As part of the 19th Biennale of Sydney, artist Eglė Budvytytė is treating us to some rather bizarre performance art. In the mobile performance Choreography for the Running Male, a group of men jog a route through Sydney and carry out choreographed gestures related to emotions. Those emotions range from shame to seduction, and if you catch one of these performances, you’ll be both weirded out and amazed by what you’re seeing.
Summer doesn’t have to be all sun, sand, and surf. Sometimes it can be about death, fear, and goosebumps! A ghost tour of Sydney’s most haunted places may be just what you need to kick off a great summer. After all, a brush with death and ghastly spirits will surely get you in the mood for sunflowers and all of summer’s offerings. There are plenty of ghost tours around the city.
Positioned as ‘the perfect urban escape and the ideal way to soak up the best of summer’, and with its 2014 season screening five nights per week until March 9, the Sunset Cinema sits on the hallowed turf of North Sydney Oval: the home of the first outdoor cinema in Sydney.
The Rabbit Hole Bar on Elizabeth Street in Sydney’s CBD takes its name from the hole down which Alice plunges in Lewis Carroll’s famous book. Doug Laming, the 25-year-old manager and co-owner, chose this name not because of the bar’s location – tucked away below street level – but as a result of the weird yet wonderful culinary and alcoholic creations that can be found there. Specifically, the vast array of incredible molecular cocktails.
Like any form of art, taxidermy has its fair share of disturbingly wonderful pieces. One of the most disturbing, and most wonderful, pieces of taxidermy we’ve seen was made right in Sydney – multiple times over. Risto Todoroski makes bagpipes from deceased goats. That’s right, bagpipes from deceased goats. Hmm, wonder what he’d do with […]
It’s 2am, you’re on a freeway, leaving a club, at a house party. You’re craving food, good food. Unfortunately for you, this is not the time of night to be able to buy good food. Not even close. Did someone just say McDonalds is open? Oh boy. How do they know? Well, friend, it’s 2013 […]
I can assure you that Grizzly Bear are not running short on either creativity and originality. As they walked onto the stage at the Sydney Opera House’s beautiful Concert Hall, a hush washed over the crowd.
Sydney vs Melbourne. There are many arguments about which is the superior Australian city. As a Sydney local, the harbour city will always be home. However, I often find Melbourne an enticing and edgy mistress. Apart from the world-class coffee and abundance of galleries and record stores, Melbourne’s laneways are high up on the list […]
Meet Elinor Wrobel, the Matron of Morbidity. This woman established a museum at Sydney Hospital to display the ‘morbid anatomy collection,’ a lineup of body parts collected since the 1890s. Just like any other museum, this place is divided into sections, too. And the most popular exhibit? The giant hairball. Wrobel ‘recovered the collection from […]
We love the lush, sample heavy sound of Bonobo, aka Simon Green (yes, we prefer Bonobo too), a pioneering UK producer renowned for his downbeat electronica. From his debut release, Terrapin, on the Tru Thoughts compilation When Shapes Join Together, right through to his most recent Ninja Tunes album, The North Borders, Bonobo’s lushly orchestrated productions are invariably complex and deeply melodic.