What’s on in September
From family-friendly festivals to city-wide artistic performances, there’s an array of activities taking place in Sydney this September
by Verity Hogan
19 September-12 October: Art & About Sydney
An arts event that views every street corner as a potential canvas, Art & About Sydney will be reflecting its ‘Endangered’ theme through a diverse programme of artistic activities. Events will range from Sydney’s largest backyard party in Martin Place to a dance performance using supermarket trolleys.
Art & About Sydney, +61 (0)2 9265 9753, artandabout.com.au
1-30 September: Sydney Fringe 2014
Sydney’s annual Fringe festival celebrates the city’s culture in all its forms. The month-long event will highlight everything from tiny theatre companies and emerging musicians to hidden galleries and independent retailers. Hundreds of performances will be taking place in more than 60 venues across the city.
Sydney Fringe, +61 (0)2 9550 6087, sydneyfringe.com
23 September-30 November: Primavera 2014
Unearth the next big thing in Australian art by visiting the Primavera 2014 exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The event showcases work by emerging artists aged 35 or younger; expect a diverse array of themes to be represented, ranging from surrealism and science to robotics and witchcraft.
Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, +61 (0)2 9245 2400, mca.com.au
7 September: Strathfield Spring Festival
Celebrate Father’s Day at the family-friendly spring festival in Sydney’s Strathfield district. Home and Away actor Johnny Ruffo and The Voice Australia alumnus Elly Oh will be providing the music, while fans of more active pursuits can take a ride on a Segway, in a zorb ball or on the back of a three-wheeler trike.
Strathfield Spring Festival, Strathfield Park, Chalmers Road, Sydney, NSW 2135, +61 (0)2 9748 9993, strathfieldspringfestival.com.au
16-21 September: Faulty Towers: the Dining Experience
Sell-out show Faulty Towers: the Dining Experience is making a triumphant return to Sydney Opera House this month. The show is mostly improvised and fully immersive; attendees can expect to enjoy a 1970s-style three-course meal accompanied by shambolic service and plenty of laughs provided by Basil, Sybil and Manuel.
Faulty Towers the Dining Experience, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW 2000, +61 (0)7 3397 4703, faultytowers.net
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