Get royally senseless
It’s time to let your senses run wild as our nation’s biggest celebration returns, bigger and better than ever. Prepare yourself for the 2014 Sydney Royal Easter Show…
This year the show is on from April 10th to April 23rd and there will be a slew of great entertainment appearing for the first time. One of these being the original production Australiana In All Its Glory, a celebration of the best of this country including our beautiful landscapes, inspiring people and, of course, our love of sport. There will, as always, also be a fantastic selection of Showbags this year including enduring favourites like Bertie Beetle and Warheads. But they are not all just for the young (or the young at the heart); parents can also get in on the action with bags from Darrell Lea and Athletica. So gather the family and come on down to the Show!
To WIN a double pass to this year’s show, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us in 25 words or less, what ignites your sense as the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Visit www.eastershow.com.au for inspiration.
Saturday 29th March
Woman Scream Poetry Festival
Hosted in Sydney by the Red Rattler, the Woman Scream Poetry Festival is an international event that aims to combat inequality and violence through poetry, arts and other manifestations. This spectacular event will feature the talents of many amazing poets, both male and female, as well as other artists. This event begins at 6.30pm and tickets are $10 at the door.
For more info visit www.sydneyfeminists.webs.com/woman-scream
Saturday 5th April
Newtown Hotel Cider Fair
Do you love the tang of a great cider? Of course you do, so make sure not to miss this event hosted by the Newtown Hotel as they cement their position as the Inner West’s ‘home of cider.’ Running from 1pm-8pm, this Cider Fair will feature 25 different brews in a range of flavours for guests to enjoy. Makers of popular cider brands, including Kopparberg and Dirty Granny, will also be on hand on the day to meet and greet. Best of all, everything is absolutely free!
Where: Newtown Hotel, 174 King St.
Until Saturday 5th April
Following an acclaimed premiere season in Boston, Escape Artists are bringing their latest, brilliant production ‘Possessions’ to Sydney. Possessions has been described as the original girl road story and tells the story of the Mancini sisters – both strikingly beautiful and intelligent – who gained notoriety in the 17th century for abandoning their aristocratic husbands to dress up as men and travel across Europe having scandalous adventures. Surprisingly enough, it is the resonance this play has with women’s lives in the 21st century that makes it so fascinating.
Sunday 6th April
Kegworth Autumn F.A.R.E
Offering food, art, rides, entertainment and much, much more, this fare has managed to raise over $140,000 since it first began six years ago. Now with the promise that this year will be bigger and better than ever, the Kegworth Autumn F.A.R.E is more than just another average school fete, it’s one of the best local events of the year, bringing in crowds of thousands annually. With rides and a petting zoo for the kids and parent pleasers such as the Dad’s BBQ too, this really is a great family fun event and a good cause to boot. Why not join in? We’ll see you there!
For more info visit www.kegworthautumnfare.com
Friday 11th April
Are you a fan of art? How about cheeky humour? Not bothered by seeing well-known figures like dear Mr. Abbott made fun of? If you’re saying ‘yes, yes, oh my god yes’, then you should come down to the Balmain Watch House for this opening night. Heads up, this is a politically correct free zone! Featuring the satirical work of irreverent artists Rona Sissons and Lyndsey Hatchwell, and plenty of drinks and nibbles, this promises to be an amusing night. Don’t be shy, all are welcome.
Where: Balmain Watch House, 179 Darling St
Saturday 12th April
Easter Dog Parade
The second annual Easter Dog Parade will be held at Gladstone Park, Balmain, this year and raises funds for the RSPCA Bushfire Appeal. The Parade sees dogs and owners take to the red carpet to compete for fabulous prizes in categories including Best Costume, Best Bonnet, Fluffiest Dog, Best Big Dog, Best Groomed Dog, Best Kids Costume and so many more. Guests will also be treated to entertainment from a Mariachi band, face painting, celebrity guest appearances, demonstrations, art displays and stalls. Don’t miss the chance to take your furry friend out on a date.
For more information visit www.dogparade.com.au.
From Monday 14th April
Children’s Theatre in Newtown
The King Street Theatre is launching their inaugural Children’s Theatre School Holiday Program with a production of the Jungle Book – The Musical. Based on the beloved stories by Rudyard Kipling, director Markus Weber has adapted the classic tales of Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera and their arch nemesis Shere Khan, to a rocking soundtrack by Michael Summ from Acoustic Media, Germany. Don’t miss this new rejigged production of the classic story, running Monday to Saturday at 10.30 am and 1pm. Tickets are $20-$25 (special discounts apply for preschools, groups of 10+). For more information visit www.kingstreettheatre.com.au.
Where: 644 King St, Newtown.