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Robert Pattinson in wax

by on 31/08/2013 - 03:06 pm
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GET EXCITED LADIES! Hollywood’s hottest young actor (and newly single!) Robert Pattinson will join the A-list line up at Madame Tussauds Sydney, just in time for the September school holidays. Visitors have the chance to come and ‘meet’ Rob, give him a kiss and confess their undying love - for a limited time only - More info coming soon!

During the spring school holidays all kids will receive an interactive map to navigate through the attraction and pick up interesting facts along the way! They will also receive a Star sticker for their efforts.
For more info head to Madame Tussauds

Festival of Dangerous Ideas

by on 31/08/2013 - 03:21 pm
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The Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2 - 4 November is part of the year-round Ideas at the House program of the Sydney Opera House. It presents ideas, conversation and debate from leading thinkers and culture creators in a series of talks and festivals. Ideas at the House extends the reach of live events with unique online content. Ideas at the House is proud to have Deloitte as it’s Presenting Partner.
Dangerous ideas can be disruptive. They give you the chance to change your mind. This November, step out of the day-to-day to listen, think and talk ideas. Embrace excess for one dangerous weekend...there's nothing quite like it.

Now in its 5th year, the Festival o ...

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Renaissance to Goya opening day talkfest

by on 28/08/2013 - 05:52 pm
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Renaissance to Goya: prints and drawings from Spain' opens this weekend. Discover 250 years of rarely seen works by Spanish masters from the British Museum. You can join in on Saturday from 10.30am for the opening day talkfest featuring curators, art historians, and the deputy director of the British Museum, Joanna Mackle.

As part of our opening day talkfest for Renaissance to Goya, join the curators Mark McDonald, curator prints and drawings, the British Museum, and Peter Raissis, curator prints and drawings, Art Gallery of NSW, on a conversational journey through the exhibition.

Over 130 exceptional prints and drawings from the British Museum, which holds one of the finest ...

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When Helmut met Maggie

by on 27/08/2013 - 08:05 pm
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Maggie Tabberer will share her memories of being Australia’s top model in the 60s, in a special event at the State Library NSW on Wednesday 18 September.
In 1959 fashion photographer Helmut Newton met fledgling Adelaide model Margaret Tabberer he was to change her name and life forever. Helmut and Maggie teamed up to create striking editorial and advertising images which dominate the early issues of Vogue Australia.
Three years later Newton left Australia to find fame & fortune overseas. Model of the Year in 1960, Maggie Tabberer went on to pursue her own wide ranging career and a household name.
You can come and hear Maggie's reminiscences abou ...

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Remembering the Famine

by on 23/08/2013 - 04:51 pm
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The International Famine Commemoration in Sydney honours and remembers the victims of the Irish famine -  and those who survived. This program of special events is organised by the Great Irish Famine Commemoration Committee (GIFCC).
Sydney Living Museums will be hosting the annual Commemoration Gathering on Sunday 25 August at 12:30pm in front of the Irish Famine Memorial at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.
From 1819 the barracks housed many thousands of Irish convicts and, after 1848, as the Female Immigration Depot, it accommodated over 2000 Irish orphan girls, victims of the Great Irish Famine. Today, Hyde Park Barracks is a place to reflect on the lives of Iris ...

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The world’s biggest comedy festival J...

by on 20/08/2013 - 05:03 pm
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The world’s biggest comedy festival Just for Laughs will return to the Sydney Opera House this October armed with yet another never-before-seen line up of international and Australian comedians.Brace yourself as some of the best names in comedy land in Sydney for the third incarnation of this annual festival. Featuring the ever sassy Kathy Griffin (My Life on the D-List,) Rob Schneider (Grown Ups, Saturday Night Live,) and Ireland’s #1 stand up Tommy Tiernan (The Late Show with David Letterman) taking over the concert hall!  Australia’s very own Rove McManus will host an evening of sidesplitting hilarity with performers from across the globe for the one and only intern ...

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

by on 16/08/2013 - 09:35 am
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Andrew Jackson: Seventh President, Kicker of British Butt, Shafter of Indians and Punk Rock Political Superstar.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson premiered last night at The Factory Theatre, the play was hilarious and like no other play you have seen before. It is full of un expected laughters and historical information. The play pokes fun of the American colonial history and has some great musical numbers by some fabulous up and coming talent.
In this exhilarating, 90 minute white-knuckled look at the corrupt colonial past of America, Jackson is gonna ruin the banks, cripple the courts, take on the world and reclaim his country from the natives. And the will of ...

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17th century Spanish documents to go ...

by on 15/08/2013 - 02:54 pm
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Two extraordinarily rare 17th century Spanish documents – considered the 'holy grail' of Australiana – will go on public display today as part of the AMAZE Gallery exhibition on at The State Library NSW. The two previously unknown Queirós memorials, printed in 1608 and 1614, document the pre-history of the European discovery of Australia. They remained in private hands until they were recently acquired by the Library. Memorials are the equivalent of a modern-day pitch document.The Library now holds 13 of these memorials - the world’s pre-eminent collection. They were created by Pedro Fernandes de Queirós (1563–1615), a Portuguese navigator best know ...

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The War on Whistle-blowers and their ...

by on 13/08/2013 - 07:32 pm
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US journalist and activist Alexa O’Brien and Australian commentator Robert Manne will be joined by video conference with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and Guardian Journalist Glenn Greenwald in a must-see panel discussion at Sydney Opera House on the 16th of September as part of Ideas at the House.

Powerful governments are waging a war on whistleblowers and those involved in publishing their material. Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia, Bradley Manning has been convicted of espionage and is awaiting sentencing, and Julian Assange has been granted asylum by Ecuador but cannot step outside its London Emb ...

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Can you see me? Theatre returns with ...

by on 12/08/2013 - 12:01 pm
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'Can You See Me? Theatre' is a cutting edge company of actors with physical disabilities paired with able bodied actors in a dynamic that is uniquely breathtaking.
'Can You See Me? Theatre an initiative by Cerebral Palsy Alliance that premiered in 2012 with Circumspecto to standing ovations. The acclaimed performance was the first of its kind to be held at the Sydney Opera House.  
In their latest production Nightbook, you enter dreams and nightmares bound together by imagination, knowledge and love.
Whose dream is it? Or is it a nightmare?

Saturday 7 September 8:15pmSunday 8 September 3:30pm / 6:30pm
Running Time:&n ...

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