Category: culture

Bastille Day by Alliance Francaise

To the French, Bastille Day seems to be about freedom. The storming of the Bastille took place on 14 July 1789 and marked the beginning of the French Revolution. The Bastille was a prison and a symbol of the absolute…

‘Don Carlos’ at The Opera House

Like any good performance, an opera will transport you to another place. The scene, setting, costumes, and music should hold and absorb you in a fantasy. Opera Australia’s production of ‘Don Carlos’ does just that. Many regard ‘Don Carlos’ to…

BBR French World Festival

Even the mightiest of wills give way when you realize Bastille Day is half-way through your attempt at “Dry July.” This was further accentuated with the incredible BBR (Bleu Blanc Rouge) French World Festival, in the lead-up last weekend, which…

Cuban Salsa Congress 2015

Last weekend, the Cuban Salsa Congress held a once a year dance festival; taking us through a Cuban salsa experience at Mannings Bar in Sydney University, transforming into a space of elegance and movement. A festival for salsa. Greetings at the front reception,…

MCA ARTBAR ‘Futures’ curated by Dara Gill

Flawlessly combining my love of art, music, prosecco and jaw dropping panoramic views, ARTBAR is one of the most unique and delightful events of Sydney’s social calendar. On the last Friday of every month ARTBAR warps and transforms the Museum…

The Witches – by The Monkey and the Griffin

Whilst Roald Dahl took us on a mouth watering adventure through Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, introduced us to a Big yet Friendly Giant, created a hide away home for James within an enormous sized Peach, The Griffin theatre brought another…

’13’ by Mike Bartlett – Official Season Launch

Brought to you by director Peta Downes is this adaption of Mike Bartlett’s ‘13’, which will be showing next month. I was lucky enough to sit in on the launch party, where the team behind the production talked about the…