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Running between the 18/08 till the 27/08 this local event was a breath of fresh air! If you have not been to or would like a taste of Japanese culture with the beautiful backdrop of these gorgeous flowers, this festival is a must.
There were 3 areas that had rows of cherry blossoms, you be sure to have your gadgets ready for the ultimate snaps! With my visit, we were blessed with clear blue skies which made the trip more picturesque. Be sure to enter early so you avoid the crowds. There were various other programs, such as a sumo stadium, oragami, silent disco, cosplay and live entertainment. For just $5 for entry, you not only get to relax against the blossoms but you also get treated to a variety of tasty Japanese cuisines!
DATES: 13 MARCH 2016
Ever since turning pescetarian, I have been on a look-out on places and events that caters to this life-style of mine. Be it a variant of vegetarianism or vegan, I am open and excited for these opportunities. That is why I did not want to miss out on this year’s Sydney Vegan Festival.
The whole day consisted of talks from inspirational individuals/businesses who had turned 360 to veganism (e.g. Gigi Pizzeria), where you can pop in and out of the two rooms. In other talks, there was activities, cook shows and motivational talks from those who have devoted their whole life from meat. It was truly insightful and I advocate those, who are open-minded to seek another way of eating and living.
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DATES: 10 – 12 MARCH 2016
Late post, about an eye-opening expo! I never got the chance of visiting this event last year, so this year I made sure I secured myself some tickets. The three days are packed with various artists, local and international about 200+. I’m not 100% sure, whether they were rotated around. E and I attended on the Friday and got to see the many talented artworks as well as performances they had lined up for the evening.
You can absolutely get a tattoo in the expo, each artists have a few artworks ready on hand.
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The first ever Soul Festival in Australia, Sydney was one I can not forget. The music, ambiance, people and food was exciting! It’s not like any festival that I’ve been to. At the start my boyfriend and I stood at the very front, we got there heaps early (but unfortunately left early too). So I can finally say that I’ve stood at the front for some performances.
I’ll upload more pictures that I have on my computer, but these are the ones I still have on my phone. All in all, I would love to go another Soul Fest in Sydney. I think to name a few big neo-soul, jazz and hip-hop artists that performed are, Maxwell, D’Angelo, Anthony Hamilton, Angie Stone, Aloe Blacc, Music Soulchild and Mos Def (who didn’t come).
My definite favourite was Music Soulchild!!
My first music festival here in Sydney woohoo! We got wristbands instead of tickets because it was a two-day event so it makes it much secure. Me and my boyfriend, I’ll stop calling him partner because it sounds too professional haha, just went on the first day because I didn’t really wanted to spend my birthday on the second day there. Anyways, the lovely people you see below are pair that we went with, went pre-drinking at a local pub.
So Kabuki was the first music place we ventured into, pretty good!
Overall a good experience, except my boyfriend thought otherwise, I got to see David Guetta who was amazing! The vibe was an unforgettable experience, just everyone letting loose enclosed by the music. One down fall is that the drinks and food at the venue was so expensive, so I just kept getting corn dogs yummmmmm.