Tuesday, September 4, 2007

High tea in Sydney

Article in the SMH which mentions three places offering High tea in Sydney. They are: The Tearoom Gunners' Barracks, The Observatory Hotel, and The Victoria Room. "The 2008 Good Food Guide features a 10 of the Best High Tea selection, which includes the three above."

W: http://www.smh.com.au/news/good-living/high-tea/2007/09/04/1188783209525.html

Ben McKenzie singing Mad World

Really enjoyed Ben McKenzie's performance of the song 'Mad World' last week on Australian Idol. Someone's put it up on Youtube.

W: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyDciWh3hoo

Lara Cameron of Kirin & Co

Kirin & Co

There's an interview with the very talented Lara Cameron of Kirin & Co on the Victoria-e site. Lara's an interactive and graphic designer who has a very cool blog and has also designed some beautiful fabrics. She's based in Melbourne.

Interview: http://victoria-e.com/2007/08/27/lara-cameron-prints-graphics-fabrics-and-a-beautiful-blog/

Kirin & Co's blog: http://kirinote.blogspot.com/

Watch live band performances online

The SMH has an article titled 'Mobile mosh pit' that talks about a new Australian website that lets you legally download shows by top musicians.

"As of last week, those who attended Paul Kelly's Stolen Apples show at the Sydney State Theatre can legitimately download the full performance - live banter, crowd noise and all - from http://www.liveband.com.au for $15..."
The idea is to generate additional excitement and sales for bands, while providing instant satisfaction to fans used to the immediacy of the internet without infringing digital rights.."

The idea "came to Jamie McDonald, a partner in the company, as he walked out of a concert in Melbourne two years ago wishing he could recreate the event's mood and make the show last longer.

"I came out and I thought, 'This is fantastic.' I bought all the band's CDs but it wasn't what I wanted. It wasn't the same atmosphere," he recalls.."

W: http://www.smh.com.au/news/web/mobile-mosh-pit/2007/09/01/1188067422518.html

Live Band website: http://www.liveband.com.au

Spring Book Fair - Sep 15 Sydney

"S.H. Ervin Gallery is holding its annual Spring Book Fair in September. Thousands of books will be on sale at bargain prices. There will be something for everyone from art, history & travel, biographies, fiction & cookery books. There will be a children's & youth section, plus study aids, magazines & more. Come along & enjoy the fair and take home a treasure!

The fair will be held at National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery, Watson Rd Observatory Hill, The Rocks on 15 September 07."

For more info visit: http://www.nsw.nationaltrust.org.au, or phone (02) 9258 0173.

Source: Lipmag enewsletter: http://www.lipmag.com/

Monday, September 3, 2007

Sydney Underground Film Festival - Sep 7-10

Sydney Undergound Film Festival 2007

Film sessions: Recycled Cinema, Manufacturing Dissent, Love/Sick, Desire & Lack, Re: Animation, [x] Narrative, Material Affects, and The Memory Thief.

Where: The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd, Enmore.
Factory Theatre: http://www.factorytheatre.com.au

W: http://www.sydneyundergroundfilmfestival.com/

Shirty 07 - Sep 15 in Newtown, Sydney


Shirty 07 is a new design event. You can buy cool designer t-shirts direct from the maker. The price of t-shirts will be capped at $69. There will also be live music and drinks at the event.

Details: Saturday 15 September, at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (1 Bedford St, Newtown). 12pm to 12am.

Go to the Shirty 07 website for more info on the designers' that will be featured at this event.

W: http://www.shirty07.com.au/

Image above is from the Shirty07 website and is by designer: Smitten by Stephanie.
W: http://www.smittenbystephanie.com

Jan Gehl talk - Sep 11

City Talk: Creating a Great Pedestrian City - The Work of Jan Gehl

"Internationally renowned Danish architect Professor Jan Gehl will share his observations on the ways we can make Sydney a truly great pedestrian city at this free City Talk.

For over 40 years internationally renowned Danish architect Jan Gehl's career has focused on improving the quality of urban life, especially for pedestrians.

Jan will discuss how his research on public spaces and public life has been applied successfully in cities across Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and Australia. He will also share his observations on the ways we can make Sydney a truly great pedestrian city.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP will introduce Professor Jan Gehl and the MC will be James O'Loghlin, 702 ABC radio evening show presenter and host of the ABC-TV 'The New Inventors'.

The free City Talks presented by the City of Sydney and The Sydney Morning Herald, are designed to stimulate discussion on our urban environment..."

When and Where:
Tuesday 11 September, 6.30pm - 8.00pm (Doors open 6pm), Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay

Tickets are essential and available from the City's Angel Place Box Office. Bookings can be made by phone on 8256 2222 or click here to book online.

W: http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/WhatsOn/html/custom/2234-event-details.asp?EventID=28952