Bringing FREE critically-acclaimed Chinese cinema to Event Cinemas George St. film fans in Sydney, the first ever Chinese Film Week (27 Feb to 3 Mar) promises hi-octane action, edge of your seat suspense and gripping drama in a carefully curated program of films set to enthrall Australian audiences.
To mark their 13 year relationship with Sydney Mardi Gras, ANZ commissioned research on inclusion across Australia.
Despite the fabulousness oozing through the city at the moment, about half a million (1 in 4) in the LGBTIQ+ community are said to still not be comfortable being their true selves and discussing their sexuality and gender identity with their loved ones or friends. In a sense, the measurable success post equality was of course the ‘permission’ or ‘validation’ to marry, but for too long, many charities, support programs, learning resources relied so heavily on mythical estimations to justify funding tenders. With the inclusion into the recent ABS census, we now have a definitive number and data on same-sex married couples. More and more, as it moves into the ‘you’re ok’ and ‘not so controversial’ pile, the scope of research widens and becomes more sophisticated to better quantify issues, information and needs that were impossible 13 years ago.
For those new to Sydney Festival, it’s a three week summer celebration of the city, its ideals, thoughts and community make up that draws in hundreds of thousands of people each year. Its origins go back to the 1950s Waratah Festival which was hosted in the Spring. The earlier advents of Sydney Festival included vintage car rallies, face painting, kite flying to bocce, dog obedience trials and Chinese scarf dancing. The 1980s saw the breakout of a riot when profitability and artistic credibility were brought into question. Today the staging area of venues extends throughout the CBD out to the Western Suburb showgrounds, Eastern Suburb and South premiering international and local productions exploring subject matter through celebration, commemoration and social awareness.
The first acts have been confirmed in the stellar lineup planned for the Sydney Mardi Gras Party.
One of Australia’s most pioneering and celebrated electronic acts, PNAU have incorporated a mix of house, funk, jungle, and pop into their music over the years, snagging ARIA awards and a U.K. number one album with Elton John along the way. Their 2017 album Changa spawned hits Chameleonand Go Bang, picked up 2017 and 2018 ARIA Awards for Best Dance Release respectively. Flying in from L.A. exclusively for the special Mardi Gras set, PNAU will perform with a full electronic band set-up with guest vocalist.
Iconic footwear brand, Hush Puppies is excited to announce their role a Supporting Partner and Offical Sponsor of Doggywood at Fair Day, for the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
South Australian family winery Taylors Wines created a one of a kind experience for wine lovers allowing them to chill with the perfect glass of vino amongst the setting of one of the most illustrious cities in the world. Far from its Clare Valley home, together with Masterchefs, Will Stewart and Steve Flood, presented the world’s first floating cellar door.
More than 150 of Sydney’s socialites gathered to the opening of new Mediterranean establishment, Tayim.