Sydney, let's rejoice and drink many cocktails and be merry. Love it. Our beautiful harbour is still alive with Vivid Sydney still in full swing for most of this month; a great annual event that is lighting up our lives in escaping the winter blues. Hip, hip hooray for that. Best of all it's free, except for some shows that must be paid for. A great free for all Sydney never the less, get out and enjoy.
Go for it Sydney, enjoy a social June to see out the first half of 2012 with a bang as much as possible.
I Want to be Wrapped in Wool
Head on down to The Sutherland Shire for the Winter Wool Fair. Knitters, spinners, felters and crocheters to name a few will be holding an exhibition and sale of their best work with yarn and spinning equipment also available for sale. Refreshments will be available on most days, and demonstrations on how to knit, spin and crochet effectively are also at play.
Well if you are more than willing to spend a bit of time in Sydney's popular Bondi, then I will help you do just that. From June to August, Bondi Beach in particular will be home to music, art and fashion festivals. Did I also mention ice skating on the beach too? Bondi Winter Magic here you come. Historical walks and surfing lessons are also available, that's right, beat the winter blues and add some sparkle to your life Sydney. Colour and sparkle, the motto of our great city this month; heck even this winter.
Anything for Food and Wine Lovers?
You are catered (sorry, bad pun) for as well, thanks to beautiful Manly. Hop on the iconic green and yellow Manly ferry and experience a 'Taste of Manly' this winter. Great for kids (they will be kept occupied with interactive entertainment) and souvenir wines glasses are also available for sale. And of course, the Good Food and Wine Show also comes to us this month.
And Movie Buffs?
You are in luck as well, thanks to the Sydney Film Festival bringing interesting films to our eyes from 40 different countries and awards are also given out for top performers.
And Theatre too?
Yes, The Unspeakable Itch is on at the Darlinghurst Theatre Company. Watch my WeekendNotes review on this experience come mid-June. This will be an interesting comedy. The creators of Bangers and Mash and The No Chance in Hell Hotel have given us something else to enjoy. The key characters have been married for seven years; they want it all, if only if they stopped scratching that unspeakable itch.
I Don't Mind Doing It for the Kids
Kids paradise (maybe for the big kids too) because the Toy and Game Expo at Sydney Olympic Park includes all the latest toys and games, and our passion for Lego is fed on a much larger scale. Great fun for a great cause: raising much needed funds for the Royal Children's Hospital at Westmead.
It also sounds like Homebush is kids paradise this month with Kids in the Park. The activities vary from short and longer sporting and other activities, in fact around over 50 events to keep Sydney's kids entertained over the school holidays.
Other great events will also bring Sydney alive from The Land of Yes and the Land of No at the Riverside Theatre to Agatha Christies The Mousetrap famous thriller event, coming to Australia for the first time.
There is something (at least) for every Sydneysider to beat the winter blues this month.