Dulwich Hill Village Fair
The Inner West festival season is in full swing and next up it is the much-anticipated Dulwich Hill Village Fair, which will soon be taking over the Dulwich Hill portion of Marrickville Road.
Taking enormous pride in their merchant heritage, the local makers and bakers of Dulwich Hill will be out in force with countless market stalls full of handicrafts, homewares, preserves, deli items, cakes, cheese and anything else you may desire. With your bags full of local goods, why not take a load off and enjoy the full day of entertainment, with a wide array of performers gracing the main stage. While you kick back and enjoy, the kids will be taken care of with two play parks and ongoing children’s entertainment throughout the day.
The Village Fair takes place on Sunday September 11th, with entertainment and market stalls between 10am and 4pm. See you there!
For further information visit www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au
Sydney Fringe Festival
With the Sydney Fringe Festival bringing over 300 productions to over 50 venues this September, you can bet that there is plenty going on in the Inner West to whet your appetite, including the new Off-Broadway Festival Hub in our very own Annandale.
With too many to list entirely (go check out the website for the full program) here are Ciao’s top picks for Inner West Fringe events:
1. The King Street Crawl, a must do for any self-respecting Inner West music fan.
2. Silent Disco at Public House Petersham, an outdoor venue and the ability to control volume of your partying – amazing!
3. Vintage Cricket Day Picnic at Camperdown Park, bring the whole family and enjoy a time when life was both slower and simpler.
It runs from the very start to the very end of September, so you have a whole month to get into the Fringe action. And with so many unique events right around the corner, why the hell wouldn’t you?
For the full program and further information visit www.sydneyfringe.com
Sat 3 Sept, 10am-12pm/1pm-3pm
A Self-Publishing Roadmap
So you followed your dream of penning the next New York Times bestseller, but have no idea what to do next? Never fear, because journalist and writer Steven Lewis is here to take you through steps, right from manuscript to self-published, world-renowned author. Having self-published his own book via Amazon to huge success, you can bet he has some tricks up his sleeve.
$10 + booking fee.
Visit www.marrickvillelibrary.eventbrite.com.au to book.
Where: Marrickville Library, Cnr Marrickville and Petersham Rd, Marrickville
Sun 4 Sept, 5pm
More Than Just Neighbours: Māori in NSW since 1973
It’s no easy task to tell the story of an international relationship in one talk, far less one spanning 223 years. As part of History Week 2016, guest speaker Hohepa Rube, Director and Co-Founder of heritage tourism business Kotahi Tourism, will explore the history of Māori heritage throughout NSW.
Where: The StirrUp Gallery, Addison Community Centre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville
6-10 September, 8.30pm
Presented by Throwing Shade Theatre Company and starring Newtown local Eleanor Ryan, Blackbird is set to kick the new Inner West venue, Off-Broadway Hub, into gear. Having been called frank, confronting and uncompromising, this play depicts a young woman meeting a middle-aged man fifteen years after being sexually abused by him when she was 12. If you are having doubts, be reassured that Blackbird received a Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play and has toured the globe, from the Edinburgh International Festival to the Manhattan Theatre Club.
Concession tickets available; www.sydneyfringe.com
Where: Off-Broadway Festival Hub, Gehrig Lane, Annandale
Sun 11 September, 10am-4pm
Located on the historic grounds of Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design, Seaview Gallery acts as an accessible space for local and emerging artists to get their work up on a wall. Opening specially for the Dulwich Hill Village Fair, why not take a break from the festivities and give your eyes a treat or better yet support local talent by picking up some original art for yourself.
Where: Seaview St, Dulwich Hill
13th September, 11.30am
Free Line dancing Class At Leichhardt Bowlo
Have you been looking for a social physical activity to keep you on your toes? Why not try out Leichhardt Bowling Club’s weekly line dancing classes, starting with a free class on Tuesday, September 13th. No longer the cowboy hats or boots this style of dancing is fun with no contacts and no partner needed. There are no ‘wall flowers’ when you are line dancing, everyone enjoys the music and dance regardless of their age or ability.
For further information call Julie Talbot on 0402 245 738 or visit her website www.julietalbot.com
Where: Leichhardt Bowling Club on Piper St.
Sydney Underground Film Festival
Coming back for the tenth time, this film festival is not your average line-up. With a focus on all forms of cult or underground films, don’t come expecting blockbusters. For those of you who like their cinema on the edgy side, however, the festival will feature over 100 films, across four days. You can expect the best subversive, experimental and controversial picks from international and Australian cinema. Highlights include comedy horror Aaaaaaaah!, with Mighty Boosh imput, Antibirth and classic Carrie.
For further information, programs or to book tickets visit www.suff.com.au.
Where: The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville