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10th William Street Festival has so much going for it
There will be a very special edition of the William Street Festival this year! On Saturday, 20th October 2018 from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm, the William Street Festival is coming back to iconic William Street, Paddington, celebrating its 10th anniversary.
It is held in the heart of Paddington and the William Street Festival is a celebration of the street, its fabulous retailers, and the Paddington lifestyle. The event is supported by the Woollahra Council, Visit Paddington, Be Productions Australasia, the William Street businesses and external vendors. This year, there is also a collaboration with Head On Photo Festival, as well as Istituto Italiano di Cultura Sydney for the outdoor cinema.
William Street is known for being a cosmopolitan area and has great restaurants, bars, pubs, independent stores, boutiques and fashion. It has a mixture of cultures, styles, and some iconic heritage buildings.
The street contains several hidden fashion gems and the festival aims to help promote the culture that is in this popular street. The actual festival will showcase the diverse and brilliant things that this community has to offer. It will be a day of shopping, eating, drinking and relaxing!
After the last three years great success, the festival is going again into the night and ending at 10:00 pm. Festivalgoers will enjoy light projections on The London Hotel and the Paddo Inn's facade, and the open-air cinema is also back and bigger than ever.
For the children, the festival will have a special dedicated children's' area, thanks to the support of Woollahra Council. This will be in the James Cook Reserve, which is not far from William Street. Here there will be workshops with the Tutu and Tops Team.
The art section is also coming back, featuring an exhibition by Head On Photo Festival and a live art performance by Mulga. Mulga describes himself as "a Sydney based artist, muralist, published author, poet and maker of radical products."
There will be two outdoor lounge areas, live music performances, as well as DJ sets during the day. Then at 8.00 pm when the sun has set, the open air cinema will start. They will be screening a European movie, with the original audio and English subtitles. This year, it will be an Italian movie showing, and this will be Mediterraneo by Gabriele Salvatores. This fabulous film has won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1992.
The festival brings together around 50 participants, all being unique and refreshing. They will be offering a wide range of different experiences for the festivalgoers. The food will represent different cuisines from all over the world and there will be a whole day of live entertainment, shopping, delicious food and a great time to be had by all.