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More than just a bunny

While it is one particular animal that usually gets the spotlight at this time of year, the Sydney Royal Easter Show ensures every animal gets its share of love!

The Royal Easter Show will be returning again this year from the 26th of March to the 8th of April and will be bringing with it all the great rides, entertainment and showbags that make it such a hit every year.

Whether they are cute and cuddly or big and beastly, the animals are always a star attraction and a great place to start your Easter adventure. Check out the Animal Walk where you can enjoy the nursery and make new fluffy friends, or get down to work by visiting the sheep shearers or the milking barn.

However, for all you adults who just want to relax, the Sydney Royal Beer and Wine Garden is for you. Showcasing the very best in beer, wine and cider and featuring a great selection of cheese and deli meat plates, there is no better place to unwind!

We have two FREE double passes and family passes to give away. To go into the running see our Giveaways page and tell us in 25 words or less what you are most excited to see at the Show.




Casa Barilla’s Chef Series is a great, authentic Italian cooking experience, featuring all of the best Italian chefs across Sydney. This year’s series will begin on the 30th of March with Francesco Spataro from Norton Street’s Aperitivo, where he will be demonstrating both a fantastic wood-fire pizza recipe, with a wood-fire stove being brought in specifically, as well as a more traditional pasta recipe.

The next masterclass, held on the 15th of April, will feature Paolo Gatto as the guest chef. Best known for his restaurant Gatto Matto in Five Dock, Paolo has recently opened a new restaurant in Concord with a focus on Italian street food and this will be the inspiration for his class.

Both classes are $50 per person and include drinks and antipasti on arrival, the two piatti taught by the chefs and gelato. If you are inspired to get a little Mediterranean in the kitchen, either of these two classes are a great place to start!

For more info or to make a booking, visit www.barilla.net.au/casabarilla/casabarilla.htm.

To go into the running to win a FREE double pass to either of these classes see our Giveaways page.



Saturday 28th March
Films for Change

For anyone who has ever rescued an animal, or been rescued by one in turn, this event promises to be an inspiring night of film and talks that explores the major transformation in the relationships between people and animals. Following the quickly growing “Rescue” movement that has seen people all over the world saving animals from abuse and profit breeding, the film The Wound and The Gift weaves together a fable with real life footage of rescued animals and sanctuaries. If this is something important to you, or you simply want to find out more, then make sure to add this to your calendar. Admission costs $35.

Where: Sydney Nursing School, 88 Mallet St, Camperdown

Sunday 29th March
Balmain Sinfonia

The Balmain Sinfonia is set to open its 2015 season on a lazy Sunday afternoon with a beautiful all-French program of pieces by Bizet, Berlioz and Franck. This performance will feature the outstanding voice of mezzo-soprano Ellen Malone, known for her work in opera, oratorio and cabaret on top of her mezzo-soprano performances. Under the direction of founder and conductor Gary Stavrou, this is sure to be a delightful evening. Tickets are $25.

For more info or to make a booking, visit www.balmainsinfonia.com

Thu 9th-Wed 15th April
Jerry & Tom

Insomniac Theatre has been performing successfully in pubs for the past decade and now they are ready for their next great show. Jerry & Tom is about, not a cat and mouse, but a couple of guys with good solid family values who just happen to be hit-men. Playing at the beautiful Exchange Hotel in Balmain, this violently comic play comes from the mind of Rick Cleveland, the writer of ‘hit’ shows Mad Men and House of Cards. Tickets are $30 per person, $25 concession.

To make a booking, call 0403 224 980

Sunday 11th April
Sparrow Folk

Following from packed out shows at Adelaide Fringe, the award winning, much loved all-female cabaret/comedy duo Sparrow Folk arrive in Sydney with a hilarious new album and stage show SuBIRDia. Fresh out of the oven and destined to be a musical comedy smash hit, SuBIRDia brings out the sexy in Australian suburbia. Watch as these sirens of satire bring their cheeky thermo-mix of mid-life marital shenanigans, cock blocking and footy fever to the Django Bar. Tickets are $20.70 per person. 

To make a booking, visit www.stickytickets.com.au

Mon 13th-Tue 14th April
Glee Club Fun

Over this school break, the King Street Theatre is putting on an amazing show. The production will be running from the 14th-18th of April and is an interactive kids show inspired by the global phenomenon of Glee. If you have ever wanted to sing like Rachel, Kurt or Blane, or throw in yourbest moves like Brittany and Mike, then here is the perfect chance. Glee Club Fun is recommended for children over five and will feature all the top tracks from the hit TV series.

For more information or to make a booking, visit www.kingstreettheatre.com.au.

To enter to win a FREE double pass to either show, see our Giveaways page

Mon 13th-Tue 14th April
SCA Junior Futsal Camp

While most kids’ reaction to school holidays is the celebration of what they don’t have to do, that attitude can let precious time go to waste! Instead, why not encourage your kids to stay active, have fun and make some new friends? If you’re a fan of Futsal (indoor soccer), then Sports Camps Australia has a great program for you that they will be running through the next school break. Aimed at athletes aged 6-16, this two day camp held at Sydney Olympic Park is a great chance to improve soccer technique. Camp director, Arthur Kazas, places particular focus on junior development so you know you are in good hands. This camps costs $180.

For more info or to make a booking, visit www.sportscampaustralia.com.au