9 April 2018
April is almost upon us, so it’s time to start adding some exciting autumnal activities to your social calendar. From writers festivals to witty theatre shows, there’s something for everyone in Sydney this month.
Read on to discover what’s on in Sydney this April and explore fun events in the city!
The Sydney Royal Easter Show is the largest annual ticketed event in Australia, with thousands of people heading to Sydney Showground in Sydney Olympic Park to celebrate the eclectic nature of Australian culture. There is something for everyone, with rural and agricultural performances, activities, stalls and experiences – as well as a focus on modern day lifestyles. The event spans for 12 days and boasts a roster of exciting animal experiences, live entertainment, rides and attractions, shopping, delicious dining and much more.
Sydney Harbour will come alive from late March with the showing of Bohemian romantic opera La Bohème. Held at the Handa Opera, La Bohème is the story of six friends who experience love and tragedy during a Parisian winter. The venue will open at 5.00pm in the evenings, allowing attendees to enjoy the sunset over the city skyline and then watch the opera under Sydney’s stars.
The Book of Mormon will play during April at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. The musical is the work of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and has won nine Tony awards since its inception. Focused on the story of two young Mormon missionaries who travel to Africa to preach the mormon religion, the musical is often referred to as one of the strongest comedic acts of the decade.
The Sydney Writers Festival will commence at Carriageworks on the last Monday of April this year, offering 300 events with more than 400 participants to showcase, inspire, educate and empower Australian writers. Comprised primarily of talks, panels and performances – this year the event will bring esteemed writers Geoffrey Robertson and Ceridwen Dovey to the stage, amongst many others.
Every year Marrickville town hall comes alive with fares from more than 60 artists, makers and designers for the annual Makers and Shakers market. Not only does the market present the perfect opportunity to shop for unique homewares, furniture, food, flowers, stationery, photography, jewelry and/or fashion – it’s also an opportunity to support local creatives. There will also be plenty of food on offer, with speciality coffee, toasted sandwiches, donuts, bagels, kombucha, cookies and gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options available.
The only festival of its kind in the world, Young at Heart Film Festival, caters exclusively to film lovers over the age of 60. This year the week-long event will be held at Palace Verona and Norton Street cinemas and will involve the showing of 16 films (both premieres and beloved classics). There will also be social events for festival goers, their friends and family to attend.
The history of magic is one filled with secrets, ambiguity and mystery. However, the Museum of Magic aims to dispel all of these and reveal the true history of magic, through the showing of personal objects, photographs and films, personal mementos, secret plans, book and artefacts. A great place to take the kids this school holidays, the museum will be set within secret walls and corridors at the Magicians Cabaret Theatre in Darlinghurst and aims to leave attendees with a clear understanding of the role magic has played in the past – and will continue to play in the future.