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Last chance to see Alexander the Grea...

by whatsoninsydney.com.au on 25/03/2013 - 04:45 pm
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Must close 28 April 2013 - All sessions now on sale
 
Australian Museum’s blockbuster exhibition Alexander the Great: 2000 Years of treasures must close its doors on Sunday 28 April after setting attendance records for the museum over summer.
The Alexander the Great exhibition is principal attraction for the State Hermitage during the summer tourist season so the objects must be returned to their home in St Petersburg.
“As we close the doors, a team of Russian curators and couriers will begin to prepare and pack the objects for passage back to the State Hermitage,” says Elizabeth Cowell, the exhibition’s Project Manager.
“While we’ ...

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War Horse at the Lyric Sydney

by whatsoninsydney.com.au on 22/03/2013 - 03:12 pm
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I had the pleasure of attending the opening night of War Horse last night at the Lyric theatre located in the Star Casino Complex at Darling Harbour.
To say I was thoroughly impressed is an absolute understatement.
The production was awesome. In brief I found the staging of the play as good as you can get. The lighting and props were sublime, the acting brilliant and the life sized puppeteering innovative and completely believable.
The entire play was so engaging that I sat riveted to my seat throughout, drinking in the spectacle, sharing the emotion of the caracters and celebrating with them along the way.
I give this production 5 stars, and that is simply not enough. I highly recomment ...

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Free Exhibitions at The State Library...

by whatsoninsydney.com.au on 20/03/2013 - 12:25 pm
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The Greatest Wonder of the World, until 12 May View 100 extraordinary photographs of Australia from 1870 to 1875, selected from the State Library’s world-renowned Holtermann collection. Amazing large format prints of gold towns and portraits of townspeople in NSW and Victoria feature alongside stunning ‘promotional shots’ of Sydney and Melbourne. A not-to-be-missed experience!
Benjamin Lowy: Afghanistan, presented by Head On Photo Festival, 29 April – 14 June An exciting series of images from Afghanistan, captured by award-winning American photojournalist Benjamin Lowy on an iPhone. “I think it engenders a greater sense of intimacy with subjects because you&rsq ...

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Museum of Sydney Exhibition - Public ...

by whatsoninsydney.com.au on 20/03/2013 - 12:12 pm
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Public Sydney: stop, look, live! 
Presented by the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales (HHT), Public Sydney: stop, look, live! features photographs, drawings, objects and film to share stories about five important Sydney sites - Bennelong Point, the Museum of Sydney, Hyde Park, Town Hall and Central Station .
 Amongst many things, the exhibition reveals what draws Sydney’s bike couriers to the GPO steps in Martin Place, why people visit the boar statue at Sydney Hospital and what a canon has to do with the history of our most famous landmark, Sydney Opera House. In addition, visitors will learn where Australia’s first-ever horse racing meeting took plac ...

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April 13 School Holidays at Sydney Op...

by whatsoninsydney.com.au on 19/03/2013 - 01:34 pm
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There is no better place for families these April school holidays than Sydney Opera House, with two new theatre shows, free creative play activities and a special tour of the House designed just for kids.
The award-winning picture book Room on the Broom will be brought to life on stage for audiences aged under 8. Family favourite The Listies return to Sydney Opera House with their new show about the world of the silver screen in The Listies in 6D* (*that’s twice as good as 3D). Kids Discovery Tours will take children behind the scenes of one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world. Our free Creative Play activities in the Western Foyer wi ...

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Comedy festival finals

by whatsoninsydney.com.au on 19/03/2013 - 01:26 pm
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The melbourne Comedy festival is holding the NSW state finals is on tonight at the Comedy Store in Moore park.
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is on the hunt again for newbie fresh funny faces to join the ranks of Australia’s largest and most prestigious open mic comedy competition in 2013.
 
RAW Comedy heats are now being held in 10 locations across Australia (between January and March 2013).
 
RAW Comedy is the competition for those who have a few classic corkers up their sleeve ready to be unleashed. If there’s a joker sitting next to you at work, if there’s a pal who brags that they’re the funniest at every backyard barbecue, tell them t ...

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April Holiday entertainment at Austra...

by whatsoninsydney.com.au on 07/03/2013 - 06:09 pm
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There’s plenty of ‘cool’ things to keep children of all ages entertained at the Australian National Maritime Museum with an amazing Antarctic inspired school holiday program this April. Create a Antarctic animal snowdome, produce your own South Pole claymation for YouTube. Plus there’s the museum’s latest exhibitions Rescue, Ships and the Sea, and Elysium Epic, a stunning visual exhibition of life above and below the Antarctic ice, as well as a special evening with the Navy onboard HMAS Vampire and HMAS Advance.