Category Archives: Events

Julian Assange and Snowtown

We had two aims for today: 1) Find the (sort-of) famous mural of Julian Assange somewhere in the back-streets of Stanmore. 2) Go to the cinema. We accomplished these goals by going on a long walk from Balmain over to … Continue reading

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Sydney Swans vs. Collingwood

MDF knew someone from where she was volunteering who had special corporate tickets to an Aussie Rules Football game. They couldn’t go – so MDF and I got the tickets! YES – Pommies on the loose to learn about Aussie … Continue reading

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Sydney Film Festival – Toomelah

Continuing the winter ‘arts’ season in Sydney, there is the Sydney Film Festival. We thought we’d better check something out – and being Pommies we decided we’d better watch something Australian (to help us understand how Australia works 🙂 ) … Continue reading

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Vivid Sydney

Sydney is supposedly not as ‘cool’ as Melbourne arts-wise. OH YEAH? So where is your festival of light Melbourne? AH YES – You don’t have a nice Opera House to shine your lights on? DO YOU? Anyway, Vivid Sydney is … Continue reading

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The Ice Bear

The Ice Bear was a polar bear made of ice left in central Sydney to show the effects of global warming. It was even hotter than anticipated, and by the time we got there, the bear was a shadow of … Continue reading

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Stephen K Amos

Stephen K Amos, a rather funny Pommie comedian came to Australia to do some shows. We got tickets. About a month before the event, the venue was changed – how did we know? We read it somewhere. Did the ticket … Continue reading

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The Royal Easter Show

The Royal Easter Show is a Sydney Institution –  every year at Easter – a cross between an old-fashioned county fair and a tacky funfair. A summary of attractions: junky food stalls funfair rides showbags – showbags are basically garish … Continue reading

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