EDGE Sydenham 2022 – Fuelling Creativity

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Tuesday 2 August 2022

EDGE Sydenham features two wintry weekends of art and performance, Friday 12 – Sunday 21 August.

Postcode 2044 is uniquely creative and diverse, and home to the highest population of cultural sector workers in Australia.

At EDGE Sydenham, discover where and how art is made, who is making it and why it matters.

Program highlights include:

• Marrickville Mermaid

Written by Hilary Bell, music by Luke Styles, directed by Sarah Carradine, starring Christa Hughes (pictured) as Annette Kellerman.

An original song cycle about The Million Dollar Mermaid Annette Kellerman - Australian champion swimmer, inventor of the modern one-piece bathing suit and star of underwater ballet, Hollywood films and international vaudeville.

Free all ages performances. Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre, Enmore Park, Friday 12, Saturday 13, Sunday 14 August, 7pm and 8pm. Limited capacity. Bookings essential.

• EDGE Creative Trails

Marrickville, Sydenham, St Peters and Tempe artists throw open their doors for exploration, workshops and talks. Meet the makers, buy new works or take a street art tour. Book a guided tour on a vintage bus, go by foot, or take a self-guided tour.

For map and program details visit innerwest.nsw.gov.au/CreativeTrails.

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August.

• Celebrate 2044

Art and community unite in a showcase of St Peters, Sydenham and Tempe communities. Featuring live music, art installations, food, licensed bar with local beers, creative and family activities and community stallholders.

Sydenham Green, Saturday 20 August, 10am – 8pm.

Download the full program here PDF

For media enquiries, contact Elizabeth Heath, Media and Communications Coordinator, 9392 5334 or Elizabeth.Heath@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

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