September events in Sydney

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As daylight starts to stretch on past quitting time and we emerge from our bubble of scarves and snow trips, Sydney is reborn with a plethora of exciting events. There’s major arts and culture festivals like Sydney Fringe and the Underground Film Festival, plus beloved neighbourhood celebrations like the popular Surry Hills Festival, the Cabramatta Moon Festival and the newly budding Camden Garden Festival. Plus there’s that hint of salty, summery expectation in the air.

Don't forget, it’s Father’s Day on Sunday September 2 and school holidays from September 29. 

September's biggest events

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A Midnight Visit 2018
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Theatre, Performance art

A Midnight Visit

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What happens when Edgar Allan Poe's works burst to life across 30 rooms in an abandoned Newtown warehouse? That's what audiences will experience at A Midnight Visit, a new large-scale site-specific interactive theatre production.

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Evita 2018 Opera Australia supplied image of Tina Arena 2014
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Theatre, Musicals

Evita

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The next vintage production coming to Australia is the original Evita, with Australian pop princess Tina Arena starring as Eva Perón. Opera Australia and John Frost are collaborating to revive the 1978 West End production.

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The Merchant of Venice Pop-Up Globe Sydney 2018 supplied
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Theatre, Drama

The Merchant of Venice

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To some, The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare's greatest pleas for acceptance and against discrimination, but to others, it is starkly antisemitic. It's also one of his most ingeniously structured works, by turns funny and confronting. 

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In A World of Wounds Artbank Sydney 2018
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Art, Galleries

In a World of Wounds

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Video and photographic artist Talia Smith curates the first exhibition of Artbank Sydney’s Emerging Curator program, bringing together artworks from Artbank’s existing collection with several loaned pieces to explore the ongoing impact of human action of the planet.

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Pop-Up Globe 2018 photo supplied
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Theatre, Drama

Macbeth

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Macbeth – the story of the Scottish general who rises to be King by ruthless means – will be brought to life by the Southampton's Company, featuring male and female actors. 

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Accidental Death of an Anarchist Sydney Theatre Company 2018 supplied
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Theatre, Comedy

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

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An all-female cast take on this absurdist classic that's loosey based on a real-life invesitgation of the death of Giuseppe Pinelli, who was accused of bombing a bank before “falling” out of a fourth floor window at the police station HQ.

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Shopping, Markets

Cannery Markets

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The Cannery Rosebery is inviting food vendors, craft creators, purveyors of fashion and boutique stall holders selling homewares, gifts and art to its cool warehouse for a full day of food and retail adventures.

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Madiba the Musical Comedy Theatre 2018 photo credit: Julien Vachon
Photograph: Julien Vachon
Theatre, Musicals

Madiba the Musical

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Madiba the Musical – A Celebration of the Life of Nelson Mandela is told through the eyes of young artist Will, a victim of apartheid. It interweaves the story of Mandela with tales of forbidden love and the fight against apartheid.

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