Hurried Steps is a nuanced exploration into the universal issue of violence against women and girls, and it’s coming to Sydney between November 25th-27th. Written by Italian playwright Darcia Maraina (who has been nominated for the Man Booker Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature) in collaboration with Amnesty International, the play tells 10 true stories set in Belgium, Italy, Jordan, UK, Mexico, Nigeria, Tibet and Albania. Maraina has also written an extra story especially for this Australian production. Written in the style of Pirandello’s ‘World Theatre’, the play asks why violence against women is a common feature of all cultural, religious and geographical groups. The play will be followed up by a one-hour panel discussion with local experts on gendered violence.
Where: Nida Playhouse, Kensington and New Theatre, 245 King St Newtown
Book tickets: www.hurriedstepsaustralia.com
Thanks to Sirmai Arts Marketing, Ciao has one double pass to give away for November 27th.
Glebe Street Fair
One of the most highly anticipated festivals in Sydney, and Australia’s longest street fair, the Glebe Street Fair will transform Glebe Point Road into a thoroughfare jam-packed with culture, community and cuisine on Sunday, November 20th. The music line-up never disappoints and this year is no different with hip hop duo Coda Conduct, reggae legends The Strides and local blues musician and activist Marlene Cummins taking the stage. This year will also feature live glass-blowing demonstrations, a poetry slam, tours of secret Glebe locations and talks from the Sydney School of Life. There will also be over 200 street stalls selling local wares and fare. This is one for your diary.
Where: Glebe Point Road, 10am-6pm
12-13 November, 9am-6pm
Black Arts Market
The famous Black Arts Market showcases the rich cultural heritage of south-eastern Aboriginal Australia. This month it will be coming to Carriageworks, featuring over 90 artists and 55 stallholders who create contemporary visual arts, traditional crafts, ceramics, floral arrangements and more. Experience the renowned works of Sydney-based visual artist Esme Timbery first hand and witness the beautiful creations of Aboriginal florist Flannel Billy, who will be creating native arrangements on site.
Where: 245 Wilson Street, Sydney
Sun 13 November
Posters for Social Change
This four-hour workshop at Marrickville community printing press The Rizzeria will teach you how to design a three-colour political poster. You will then get to print 10 copies of it on the press. The workshop is presented by Jo Ellis, who has collaborated with Melbourne’s Guerilla Girls and design collective RedPlanet.
Where: 2/359 Illawarra Road, Marrickville, Cost: $70
Book at: www.rizzeria.com
Thurs 17 November, 6.30-8pm
Summer Home Comfort
The Green Living Centre in Newtown is hosting a workshop about simple, low-cost changes you can make to your home to stay cool this summer, without turning on the air conditioning.
A sustainable design expert will discuss using passive cooling and increased shading to minimise hot air flow.
Where: 218 King St Newtown
Book online: www.greenlivingcentre.eventbrite.com.au
Fri 18 November, 6-9.30pm
The Sydney Latin American Film Festival is back with its one-off Cine Lounge screenings, this time round presenting the Argentinian coming-of-age film, Hortensia (2015). Cine Lounge is a night of film, drinks and food and a great place to meet other lovers of Latino cinema. Hortensia has been described as the ‘Argentinian Amelie’ and is set in Buenos Aires.
Where: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern, $12 film only
Sat 19 November
Cadbury Advent Calendar
First Fleet Park will be turned into a giant Advent Calendar in the countdown to Christmas. Cadbury will be giving away truckloads of Christmas sweets for free from 10am-8pm. Santa will be there in his sleigh for photos and – using green screen technology – you will be able to fly the sleigh to all sorts of destinations around the world. There will also be an igloo and mistletoe to kiss your chocolates under, as well as a giant bouquet floating above the park, making it easy to locate throughout the CBD. A great day out for families with a shared sweet tooth.
Closes Sun 20 November
City of Split
City of Split is an exhibition of photographs by Croatian photographer Boris Kragic, on loan from the Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia. Kragic was born, and still resides, in Split and has been photographing the Dalmatian landscape for much of his 35-year-long career. His work has appeared in various newspapers and magazines in Croatia and around the world.
View the exhibition at Concord Library during regular opening hours or book to attend the exhibition opening night.
Where: Concord Library, 60 Flavelle Street, Concord.
22 November – 10 December
The Screwtape Letters
Clock & Spiel productions is opening a new season of this wildly comic play by C.S Lewis at the Seymour Centre, after its previous sell-out productions. This literary masterpiece has been newly adapted for stage. The plot follows the correspondence between a senior demon, Screwtape, and his ‘junior tempter’, Wormwood, who has the task of securing the damnation of a young man known as ‘The Patient’. The play, which reflects on the power of temptation, was directed by Lane Cove local Hailey McQueen and the cast features two Sydney actors Yannick Lawry (The Story of Us) and George Zhao (The Family Law).