Now that our State Government has unlocked the city, they’ve inadvertently unshackled Sydney’s most notorious art sleuth, #ArtAttack.
I am the nosiest, most inquisitive social influencer in town, and I’m here to defibrillate all of the latest news out of the arts and entertainment scene of our fine city for my followers.
Every week #ArtAttack will be poking its head into all the nooks, crannies, social feeds, and hashtags of Sydney’s theatre, music, club, and what-have-you scenes.
This week #ArtAttack has found plenty of ‘Gram-worthy events and news. If you’ve got any tidbits to share, send them our way, at #HubAttack.
Whilst on my morning #SunriseSelfie walk down by the harbour in Walsh Bay, #ArtAttack heard some exciting news from inside the Sydney Theatre Company. They have just announced their 2020 season, which will be using history as a lens to interpret our modern life. Some of the highlights of the 2020 season include the world premieres of No Pay? No Way!, Triple X and a new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture Of Dorian Grey. Interested? Season tickets go on sale Oct 4.
Also this week, #ArtAttack was blown away by news of a brand new scholarship from the National Institute Of Dramatic Art (NIDA), which will foster more young talent in the community. The scholarship was awarded to two Sydney students, Araucaria Velasco and Lucas Boyer, who are pursuing careers in acting and special-effect makeup respectively. Keep an eye out for these two, they could be Australia’s next big creative exports!
#ArtAttack managed to get one more hot tip from the world of theatre this week when we were given an early look into the Belvoir 2020 season announcement. As always Belvoir will continue their commitment to bringing Sydney new works from both established and emerging voices from the Sydney creative scene as they attempt to make our city better than it already is.
Some of the highlights #ArtAttack recommends booking tickets early for are; Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill, and the brand new comedy Miss Peony from the writer who brought us the smash-hit 2018 production Single Asian Female, Michelle Law.
Subscriptions to Belvoir’s 2020 season are on sale now at www.belvoir.com.au
Dogs are a man’s best friend, and every Instagram influencers perfect selfie partner, so as we mark R U OK? DAY today it seems fitting that The Norfolk Hotel in Redfern has teamed up with The Social Dog Company. Together they are inviting the community to participate in a bunch of free (or gold-coin donation) feel-good activities. Head on down to the Norfolk for a fur-ociously fun evening of socialising with humans and canines alike. You may even find yourself in the background of #ArtAttacks next viral selfie.
Sep 12. The Norfolk Hotel, 305 Cleveland St, Redfern.
With the city now unlocked for late-night trading, one of the biggest venue owners, Merivale, has announced plans to expand their footprint in Rozelle. Merivale will expand their food offering by opening a spin-off to their already highly successful Totti’s at the 3 Weeds pub in Rozelle. Keep an eye out for #ArtAttack’s next ‘Gram-worthy food picture when the venue opens later this year.
Before you head out for a big meal though, #ArtAttack recommends brushing up on your first-aid training at a unique event this weekend. As part of World First Aid Day, the Australian Red Cross will be hosting the countries largest-ever multicultural first-aid training event with free sessions held all around Australia.
Sep 14. Australian Red Cross, Level 3/464 Kent St, Sydney. Info: www.redcross.org.au
#ArtAttack’s Irish brethren have given us the inside track on a very exciting concert tour happening later this year. This December Ireland’s queen of the avant-garde Róisín Murphy will return to Sydney for a special performance at the Enmore Theatre. Tickets go on sale Monday at 10am.
Dec 17. Enmore Theatre, 118-132 Enmore Rd, Newtown. $99.90+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.enmoretheatre.com.au
As the weather begins to heat up, despite the wild wind of the past week, it’s time for #ArtAttack to begin planning their New Year’s Eve social-media content. Luckily for us, one of our favourite events has announced their lineup for this year’s return to Victoria Park. NYE In The Park will be headlined by Hermitude, Girl Talk, Crooked Colours, Alice Ivy, and a host of others. Scoop up your tickets now before they sell out!
Dec 31. Victoria Park, Parramatta Rd, Broadway. Tickets & Info: www.nyeinthepark.com
If electronic dance music hits your ears like a badly auto-tuned Tik-Tok video, we’ve got word on a fantastic alternative for you in 2020. The Sydney Philharmonia Choirs announced their special Centenary Year program this week. At the heart of their Centenary celebrations is the commissioning of “100 Minutes of New Australian Music”, to be premiered as part of the Choirs’ 2020 season.
More Info & Tickets: www.sydneyphilharmonia.com.au
After a long week of managing Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram feeds #ArtAttack loves to curl up with a great movie. You too can do the same next Friday at the special Marrickville High School Moonlight Movies event. The school welcomes the community to come and enjoy Thor: Ragnarok, which was voted by the students and community as the movie to screen.
Sep 20. Marrickville High School, Northcote St, Marrickville. $10. Tickets & Info: www.trybooking.com/BFAON