Newtown Festival | 8 November 2015

NewtownFestival_3One of Sydney’s most beloved events, the Newtown Festival is on again and this year, it’s bigger than ever. After humble beginnings 37 years ago, the Newtown Festival has become a neighbourhood icon as it encapsulates the spirit of Sydney’s most vibrant creative community.

So what should you expect from the Newtown Festival this year? The theme this year is ‘Newtopia’ and it’s all about keeping things local. The festival will highlight some of the amazing people, businesses, artists and organisations that the neighbourhood has to offer.

For the first time ever, Newtown’s lords of liquor, Mary’s and Young Henrys will commandeer the bars. We will see the return of the ‘Newtown Locals’ food-fusion zone and as well as that, the best up-and-coming performers, artists and creatives in the neighbourhood will grace the stage. Also at the festival, there will be hundreds of markets stalls, the Live Art Hub, the ever popular Dog Show and if writing is your thing, the Writers’ Tent brings together some of the best local and national writing in the county. The Kids Zone will keep the little ones more than occupied.

NewtownFestival_1One of the Newtown Festival’s greatest features is its emphasis on the sustainable and maintaining sound environmental practices. *Cue Captain Planet theme song* You can check out the wide range of sustainable festival initiatives here.

Funds raised by the Festival go towards providing community support services at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre and will help a huge range of community members including disadvantaged groups such as the aged, people with disabilities, people who are homeless, people with mental illness, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people on low incomes. Go humans!

The event is free to attend, but there are donation buckets that are hungry for any loose change you might have, so dig deep.

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Details:

Location: The Festival is held at Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, Newtown.
Entrances: There are six entrance gates at the Festival. Gates 1 and 3 – Lennox Street, Gate 5 – Australia Street, Gates 6 and 8 – Federation Road, Gate 9 – Church Street
Top Tip: Gate 3 is by far the most congested so plan your arrival, and check out the Festival map beforehand so you know where the entrances are. If there is a long line, head to another gate.
Bike: City of Sydney provide FREE valet bike parking on the day! This is located in the park, along the Bike Boulevard (access from Australia Street).
Water: Bring your own water bottle (no plastic bottles yo)

Check here and here for info about the event including more on how to get there.

Images courtesy of the organiser.

Love,

Festival Girl

The Sydney Fair | 21-24 May 2015

TheSydneyFair2014-12The Sydney Fair is on once again! The fair will showcase decorative and fine arts from all the design movements of the 20th Century, Art Deco, Art Moderne and Mid Century. This year will feature some iconic and rare pieces from Georg Jensen jewellery courtesy of Antiques Art Design, as well as pieces by Anton Michelsen, Cohr of Fredericia, and Kaunis Koru.

At The Sydney Fair you’ll find a whole range of pieces available including jewellery, clothing, art, homewards and furniture. Coutura Vintage has some of the most fabulous clothes and accessories from all eras. Antique and Unique Jewels is also bringing some amazing Art Deco, so if you are looking for an engagement ring or a unique piece of jewellery come, this is the place to be.

This is a really lovely event for the vintage or antique collector. Located at the Byron Kennedy Hall, this location echoes the elegance that an event like this has on offer.

The Sydney Fair starts tomorrow with an opening night preview from 6.00pm to 9.00pm so get in quick to find the piece you’ve been looking for.

Details:
Thursday 21st May, 2015
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday 22nd May, 2015
11:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday 23rd May, 2015
11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday 24th May, 2015
11:00am – 5:00pm

Children under 16 free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets available at door or buy tickets online

Location: Byron Kennedy Hall, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

For more information please see the website. Images from here

Love, Festival Girl

Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market | 23 November 2014

RnR-Market-08Look out, the Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market is back and gearing up for its massive Christmas edition on this Sunday November 23.

There will be over 100 traders selling a vast array of stalls selling quality unique goods including but not limited to; rock ‘n’ roll, alternative and vintage clothing, jewellery, accessories, posters, cult DVDs, tattoo art, homewares, art, collectables – it’s a Christmas shopping treasure trove.

If you’re after retro hair and make-up, stylists and a traditional barber will be available to turn you into a pin-up.

Looking for records? Then check out the Massive Record Fair presented by Revolve Records – Erskineville and Egg Records – Newtown. Vinyl vultures can sift through more than 50,000 LPs and 45s covering alternative, punk, metal, rockabilly, blues, jazz, country, reggae, club, hip hop and every other genre since the dawn of rock ‘n’ roll its packed with bargains and rare gems.

Will there be food? Well of course, you’ll find a café, bars and international food.

If you’re a rev head then a vintage and classic vehicle display might be perfect for you.

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Looking to entertain the kids? There are kid friendly outdoor activities and not to mention the Christmas entertainment line-up including: Six Ft Hick, Spurs for Jess, Hanks Jalopy Demons, Plus DJs – Rod Almighty, The Crimplenes, Solid Gold Hell and Brian. Plus MCs – Wolfman Dan & the Rockabilly Rhino.

Details:
Entry to the Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market is $5, with kids under 12 FREE.
Doors open 10.30am
Manning Bar and Manning House, Manning Road, University of Sydney.

Images supplied by organiser.

Love,

Festival Girl