Monday, September 23, 2013

Whats happening in Sydney in October

Sydney Fringe
When: 6th to 29th September
Over 300 shows. The 4th annual festival promises to be one huge month long celebration of art, music and sound, dance, poetry, film, food and wine.
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Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival

Date: 28 September Venue: Cowra Japanese Garden & Cultural Centre, Binne Creek Road, Cowra
Cost: $15 for adult, $9 children and $40 for a family pass
In its 24th year, the Cherry Blossom Festival features not only cherry blossom, but a Japanese tea ceremony, Japanese music and traditional dancing, Japanese flower arranging, kite flying, martial arts and Sumo wrestling displays, Kimono displays and other examples of Japanese heritage.
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Festival Indonesia 2013

Date: 28 September Venue: Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour
Time: 10am – 6.00pm
During this time, you will find the park full of food stalls, live music, cultural dances and performances, competitions, workshops, information stalls and much more. For more information visit

NSW Rural Fire Brigade Open Day

Date: 28 September Cost: FREE
This is your chance to say thanks to RFS Volunteers.The Rural Fire Brigade are opening their doors for a sneak peek behind the scenes of the wonderful continuous silent and heroic work they contribute to the community.
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Sydney Opera House 40th Birthday Celebrations

Dates: Oct 1st – 31st Where: Sydney Opera House
Cost: Some events free, some ticketed
The iconic Sydney Opera House is celebrating its 40th anniversary on October 20th this year and to mark the occasion there is a whole host of festivities on show to please all ages. The Opera House will be staging a series of inviting events with many open to the public. Here are some of the highlights.
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Lebanon Carnival 2013

Date: 6 October 2013 Venue: Harbourside AMphitheatre, Darling Harbour
Time: 11am – 5.00pm FREE
Performances from belly dancers, Lebanese folk dancers, singers and many others. There will also be arts, crafts and music, and you will find it all at the Harbourside Amphitheatre (which is located right next to Harbourside Shopping Centre).

Brookvale Show

Date: Saturday 19 October Time: 10.00am to 5.00pm
A variety of carnival rides will be available, as well as BMX demonstrations and horse jumping events. Wood chopping will also be a family friendly feature at this event, kind of like the Easter Show coming early. For more details click here

Warragamba Dam Fest

Date: 20th October Venue: Warragamba Recreation Reserve Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: $20
Why not bring the whole family along for a wonderful day out. Features include displays of cars and bikes, stunt bike riding displays, market stalls, amusement rides, animal farm and then of course Warragamba Dam itself including the amazing interactive display in the Visitors Centre.
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Anglers Warehouse

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Naked Bungee Jumping

There's a new trend in bungee jumping, but I wouldn't exactly say that it's taking the world by storm. So what is this new angle on the ancient sport of bungee jumping?  How about naked bungee jumping.  OK, so I know you think I'm crazy, but there hundreds, perhaps thousands out there who will swear by this experience.  Let's take a few minutes to look at the possible attraction, as well as the detractors, of this bizarre variation on the sport.

First, it is interesting to note that the natives who have performed the ritual that has become bungee jumping for thousands of years wear very little clothing.  I'll admit, it must be a bit different jumping from a make-shift wooden tower using a jungle vine attached to your ankles.  This is a far cry from modern bungee jumping.  However, these native young men wore nothing more than a flimsy loin cloth on their plunge to please mother earth.  So in some primitive, instinctual way, there must be a spiritual attraction of sorts in performing naked bungee jumping.  Some people who choose to participate in this variation of the sport have admitted to being extreme naturalists, even nudists.  Of course, there are those who complete nude bungee jumping who wouldn't qualify as nature lovers at all.  

A common theme that is seen at the special events held for such display is that of a couple performing a tandem jump.  A tandem jump is simply a jump where two people go together, usually tethered together, facing each other.  There is obviously some primitive expression of sexuality in this type of event.  However, more modern couples are choosing to participate in naked bungee jumping to show their devotion to one another.  Taking the plunge can now be applied to more than just marriage!  Many couples who share their experience afterward say that there is a definite bonding that takes place.  Sharing an adrenaline rush such as the death-defying act of naked bungee jumping is something that will tie them together forever in their eyes.

Another reason many people choose to go 'full monty' on the ropes is because it is usually cheaper.  Yep, you heard me right.  Although the time investment and equipment used by the jump company is the same, the cost is less.  Some companies even allow those brave souls who want to go naked bungee jumping to go free of charge.  These types of promotional efforts appeal to those who are of a more frugal nature.  Some companies that offer naked bungee jumping do so once a year, on a pre-planned date or weekend event.  This helps make the event more palpable to the public.  Imagine going to an amusement park and seeing people riding the rides naked!  It would be a great shock, especially if you did not know that it was planned that way.  By scheduling the special jumps for a specific date, the promoters of this type of event avoid that aspect of publicity.

It's growing among the ardent fans of the sport, as well as the newcomers.  It seems to have no defining characteristic except that those who perform it are lovers of adventure.  So whether you believe in the spirituality of it all or not, naked bungee jumping is here to stay.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Whats happening in Sydney in September

There's a number of interesting events coming up in Sydney this month, here,s a small selection...

Sydney Fringe

When: 6th to 29th September

Over 300 shows. The 4th annual festival promises to be one huge month long celebration of art, music and sound, dance, poetry, film, food and wine.
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Bankstown Children’s Festival 2013

When: 7 September 2013 Time: 10.30am to 7.00pm

Where: Paul Keating Park, Bankstown
The festival will feature a huge range of activities and events for families to enjoy. Kicking off the day will be the costume competition, with dances and musical performances, kite-flying, scout adventures, arts and crafts, and a table tennis competition sure to keep everyone occupied for the rest of the day.
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Orange Blossom Festival 2013

When: 6 – 8 September Venue: Old Northern Road, Castle Hill

The Orange Blossom Festival (OBF) has been a major annual festival in the Hills Shire since 1969 with the objective of stimulating the growth of social, cultural and sporting activities within the shire. The festival name originated from the shire's reputation in the 1800s as the biggest citrus growing regio.
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Australian Garden Show Sydney

When: 5-8 September Where: Centennial Park

The first-ever Australian Garden Show will be held in Centennial Park this September and looks set to establish itself as Sydney's biggest outdoor gardening and lifestyle event. It will run from Thursday September 5 until Sunday September 8, with a variety of activities focusing on gardens, flowers, sustainability and design taking place throughout the period.
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Taiwan Festival Sydney 2013

Saturday 7 September from 3.00-9.00pm FREE

Patrons will be able to sample the culinary delights of Taiwan at the food stalls, including the irresistible pork dumplings, entrees such as braised and sliced beef loins, pickled salads, battered and fried tofu, deep fried tender pork ribs and of course the famous pearl milk tea. Guests will be treated with the famous glove puppet performance, a Taiwanese folk performing art, where puppets embark on a journey of fantasy, kung fu and adventure.
Taiwan Festival Sydney 2013 will celebrate and share the splendor of the Australian multiculturalism with all.

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R U OK? Day 2013 – 12 September 2013

Ask one question & save a life
Just three little words could save someone's life and no they aren't 'I love you'. Although that would be great also but I am actually talking about asking someone, 'Are you ok'? Or in this case, R U Ok? Seems simple doesn't it, however, we get so caught up in our own lives that it's easy to forget to ask.

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