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Sydney’s West the winner of sporting collaboration

Screen Shot 2019-03-15 at 5.58.48 PMIt isn’t often that different sports cross-promote, however in a first for NSW, the Australian Turf Club (ATC), AFL club GWS Giants and NRL club Wests Tigers have united to promote a new tourism product for Sydney’s West, called The Ultimate Weekend.

Spearheaded by Western Sydney Business Connection (WSBC) and funded by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, the campaign is aimed at promoting Sydney’s West as a destination for fun, families, entertainment and sport.

With Longines Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill Gardens on 23 March and then GWS Giants playing Essendon Bombers at Sydney Showground Stadium, as well as Wests Tigers playing the New Zealand Warriors at Campbelltown Stadium on 24 March, the stage was set for an innovative collaboration to join forces and pool marketing resources.

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Parramasala: Many Cultures, One Sydney – March 15 to 17

unnamed (1)Prepare to run free in a rich playground of cultural wonder, as Parramasala returns to Parramatta from 15 – 17 March 2019. The Festival promises to take things to the next level with the biggest celebration of Sydney’s vibrant cross-section of cultures yet: from South American to Middle Eastern, Indigenous Australian to South East Asian, and everything in between.   Crowds will also enjoy the breathtaking Opening Night Parade; the inaugural Long Table Sunday Brunch, a shared multicultural and interfaith feast for all members of the community; and the World Food Market, offering a culinary passport to a mouth-watering array of delectable delights, from Indian to Greek, Singaporean to Nepalese, featuring a special airline ticket giveaway competition courtesy of Singapore Airlines.

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In search of the next rush, it’s Parramatta where we caught a preview of what’s in store for this year’s Parramasala Festival! A celebration of the multicultural fabric of the city, over 30 cultures will be celebrated in a spicy mix of parade, parties, exotic bazaar, food stalls, music dance, poetry, art, street performers and the annual cricket match hosted by Twenty20. . . MANY CULTURES, ONE SYDNEY! Parramasala returns March 15 to March 17 with the city’s diverse social fabric on show in a celebration of richness and community 9am to 11pm! . . Mark it in your calendars! . . #cityofparramatta #parramasala #twenty20 #cricket #jaylenton #discoverparramatta #visitparramatta #nswpol #auspol #westernsydney #parramatta #sydney #sydneylife #dance #music #sydneymardigras #sydneyfestival #carnivaleecstasy #flamenco #haratanatyam #tribalfusion #latina #Mediterraneanculture #southeastasian #dancelife #drumcircles #parramattaeats #fcba #dindinsvideo #party

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Every year, the massive three-day extravaganza sees over 35,000 Sydneysiders converging on the streets, laneways and parklands of Parramatta. The city will transform into a cornucopia of awe-inspiring experiences, including cutting-edge live music, vivid dance and theatre, a breathtaking parade of splendid colour, spectacular costumes, and beating rhythms.

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The 16 Finalists and their films competing for over $50,000 in prizes at Tropfest

Tropfest Australia, supported by foundation partner CGU Insurance will see 16 finalist films representing a multitude of storytelling focused on diverse issues and peoples tomorrow.   From psychological thrillers to captivating true stories and heartfelt family dramas, the films will premiere on Saturday 9 February 2019 to thousands of Tropfans at Parramatta Park before a panel announces the winner of this year’s prize.

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Papparazzi . Congrats to the winners! The show went on despite a lashing from the storm the night before damaging the main screen, so after a tiny location change and people working around the clock to save the day, the night was a total success! For the first time in the event’s 27-year history, audiences from around the globe will be able to watch all 16 finalist films from the comfort of their own homes, exclusively on Facebook Watch. . . The show, Tropfest All Access presented by @cguinsurance , will feature the winners’ announcement, exclusive footage from throughout the night, including the juror’s deliberations and interviews with celebrities. Airing live on the Tropfest Facebook page, . . Tropfest All Access will be hosted by Australia’s most fabulous film-geek Maude Garrett and will be broadcast TODAY at 4pm!!! . . . . 🎵 Composed, arranged and performed by EmanMusic © 2017 emanmusic #tropfest #tropfest2019 #tropfestjr #independentfilm #independentfilmmaker #movienight #movies #actor #sydneyactor #screenaustralia #parramattapark #filmfestival #sydneyyouth #screening #westernsydney #fcba #eventcinemas #fitfam #eventcinemaparramatta #parramattapark #indiegogo #whatsonsydney #cityofparramatta #parramattariver #discoverparramatta #redcarpet #moviepremiere #cguinsurance #westernsydneyuniversity #ericbana #queerscreen

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The winner of Tropfest 2019 will be awarded:
– a shiny new Equinox LS+ valued at $32,000 thanks to Holden;
– a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of Kennedy Miller Mitchell;
– a $500 Camera Hire voucher;
– a 12 month Gold Pass courtesy of Event Cinemas; and
– a Professional Subscription to Digiital Pigeon
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12 things to see out West during Sydney Festival

The reach of Sydney Festival widens each year and we take a look at some of the world exclusives and unique installations on show at destination venues in the outer Western Suburbs with associate, Sydney Scoop.   A range of thrilling circus acts, cabaret and slapstick comedy set to the soundtracks of punk rock and lost soundtracks of 1930s Chinese jazz.   A thought provoking blend of rap and literature unlocks the thoughts and feelings from a Muslim-Australia perspective. Two days of action packed adrenaline rush experiences, open air orchestra and immersion into the First People’s concept of ‘deep listening’ will theme the Western Sydney cultural experience.

The complete program of events across all Western Sydney events and venues:

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Final Call for Entries into TropFest 2019

A final call out for entries into Tropfest Australia and Trop JR (for filmakers under 15) reminding budding filmakers that the submissions to enter will close Friday 4 January 2019. Continue reading Final Call for Entries into TropFest 2019

Milky Lane Coogee Opening

Having visited the sites of Bondi and Parramatta, there’s a familiarity with the layout and style of the interiors which ties them all together and it’s the consistency in the menu and quality of preparation, more specifically the ‘Big Poppa’ that struck a cord.

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