Flickerfest 2019: 11th-20th January

Flickerfest, in its 28th year this year and renowned as Sydney's first beach-side cinema, kicks off the summer cinema season outdoors under the stars at our very own Bondi Beach, screening the best short films from Australia and the world in a unique and relaxed environment. After the Bondi festival, Flickerfest tours to 50+ venues around Australia.

Flickerfest’s Academy® accredited short film competition and special showcase programmes celebrate the latest in cutting edge shorts from around the world.

Visit their website for more information and to take a look at the programme of events for this year.

Sculpture by the Sea 2017

Unbelievably it's that time again! In its 21st year, Sculpture by the Sea 2017 opened on 19th October and runs through until this coming weekend. This event is now synonymous with Bondi in spring. People come from all over the country, and the world, to see the new display of sculptures in this breathtaking coastal landscape that we are lucky enough to call home. 

This year has the usual blend of nature-inspired, thought-provoking and quirky exhibits that we have come to associate with the event. Although perhaps not quite as varied as the past couple of years, there are still some lovely structures and interesting ideas. How fantastic that this event is totally free and starts right across the road from the Astra! What a great way to spend a day in the beautiful Sydney springtime...

Here is a selection of my favourite sculptures from this year: