Journey to the edge of your imagination for a curious night out in the village. Wander down laneways into an ever-changing world where artists flourish, free-thinkers dominate and market traders ply enviable and edible treasures.
Follow feathers to an allusive roost where masked friends mingle, cosy up under an umbrella for a glimpse of burlesque theatre, get up to mischief with an infamous gang of the past, stalk markets under the cover of darkness and be drawn into a roaring 1920s speakeasy bar where almost anything is possible.
Peruse the Village Bizarre program by date or location and plan for the unplanned from 6.30pm Friday nights in November and December.
The exhibition is an analysis of an artist whose research is praxis; it is a study of changing contexts, disciplines, and situations. Riffing off Hewson’s arguably most high profile project on the facade of the Museum of Contemporary Art with Agatha Gothe-Snape, this exhibition is a chance to see if his practice does hold up.
Get ready for the next creative workshop with Rizzeria!
Start and stay committed to keeping a visual diary. Learn basic mark-making (scribbling), do a bit of life drawing and work towards developing your own aesthetic and style of drawing and expression!
We will break down creativity fears and anxiety while keeping a beautiful record of yr life, adventures and deepest secrets (optional)!
We will go for a stroll around the scenic Rocks area and have a go at life drawing.
Suitable for beginners and the well-seasoned in need of a creative kick-start!
More info here
Thurs 17th & Fri 18th (5:30pm -10pm)
125 George Street (the Rocks Pop-up Program)
The words “pop up” seems to be a very popular catch phrase for the uber cool and trendy. We’ve seen popup bars, popup shops, popup food vans, popup restaurants and I’m sure a lot more out there. However here’s something altogether new and shiny and most definitely the Rock star of the Pop ups.
When: 4-7pm Thursday 26 September
Where: Metcalfe Arcade, Shop 5, 80-84 George Street, The Rocks
Bring some artwork for the next screenprinting workshop using our RP3700 stencil press, and take home three tea towels and three tote bags and can also BYO fabric/T-shirts. Book now!
When: 1-5pm Sunday 13 October
Where: Shop 5, Metcalfe Arcade, 80-84 George Street, The Rocks
Word Travels Festival is the new home of the Australian Poetry Slam (APS). Urban poetry pioneer, Ursula Rucker joins the nation’s mightiest wordsmiths for 3-days of live literary mayhem-spoken word, poetry, stories, lyrics, monologues and king hit poetry slam finals.
Buy individual tickets to key events, special events, side-shows, a wordshop, or get a festival pass that gets you into nine events across the three days including NSW and National Slam Finals and an Evening with Ursula Rucker.
Festival passes are very limited so get in quick!
FRIDAY OCT 11
10:00 – 3:00pm The Rumble: Youth Program
For school groups and young people.
4:30 – 5:30pm This is Not a Campaign Speech
6:30 – 7:30pm An Evening with Ursula
US performance artist Ursula Rucker, is the queen of spoken-word. Known for her work with The Roots, critics have compared Ursula to celebrated writers like Sonia Sanchez and Nikki Giovanni. Candy Royalle opens the evening with her own powerful verbs.
8:15 – 10:15pm Australian Poetry Slam – NSW Final
From 9 regions around NSW, 18 writers dive on to the stage spraying their words in the ears, minds and hearts of a packed house. The audience will choose 2 to represent the state in a National Final at Sydney Opera House. Hosted by Australian Poetry Slam Champion Luka Lesson.
SATURDAY OCT 12
12 – 3pm Eat My Words – Fundraise
Join Ursula Rucker for this exclusive feast of fine food, words and wine. Very limited numbers, guarantee you will partake in conversations that will expand the right side of your brain and bring you literary glee.
1.30 – 2.30pm Push – Rocks Walk – Poetry
You are guided through the back lanes of The Rocks to discover poets hidden in alcoves, underpasses and secret stages. Featuring a selection of National and NSW Slam Finalists.
5 – 7.00pm Luka Lesson – Book Launch
Brisbane based APS Champion Luka Lesson launches his debut book
8:00 – 11.30pm Poetry and Story Bordello
Sophisticated wordsmiths lure you through backstreets to the Poetry and Story Bordello. Where the theme is Tales of Sin and Virtue. Featuring: Ursula Rucker, Candy Royalle, Ghostboy and more. Presented with FBi Radio’s All The Best and The Art of Storytelling.
SUNDAY OCT 13
12 – 2pm Performing Writers’ Industry Forum: The Future of a Movement
A discussion with the artists key organisers, arts administrators, and key stakeholders to examine ideas for the future. Featuring everybody plus Marc Smith Poetry Slam Movement founder on Skype.
2.30 – 3.30pm Push – Rocks Walk – Stories
You are guided through the back lanes of The Rocks to discover storytellers hidden in alcoves, underpasses and secret stages. Presented with Penguin Plays Rough.
2:30 – 4:30pm Write to Speak – Wordshop
Learn from spoken-word legend Ursula Rucker the art of writing poetry for performance then mixing it with beats.
7pm – 9pm Australian Poetry Slam – National Final
Slam winners from all over Australia will set the stage on fire while Ursula Rucker delivers her own poetic keynote address. Featuring: 2 poets from each state/territory, ABC Radio National Wildcard and Ursula Rucker.