BYO Culture Guide January 21 - 27

2019 has started with a bang. Theatres and venues across Sydney are showing off some of their most promising new works and bringing in some exciting big names to get Sydney inspired for the year ahead.

Malika / QUEEN of the HOME

This solo exhibition from artist Amani Haydar engages with these of identity, loss and female resistance. Haydar has been in residence at Bankstown’s Incubate Artists Studios and her work will be shown there. Motifs of the contemporary Arab-Australian experience characterize Haydar’s work, alongside influences from Haydar’s advocacy for women’s’ organisations.

Launch January 24, 6.30-8pm
Bankstown Arts Centre (Incubate Gallery)
5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm

Sleep, Perchance to Dream presented as part of FreshWorks

This new physical and visual theatre work that re-imagines Ophelia as a woman of thought, creativity and strength. Sleep, Perchance to Dream explores the modern female experience, and unleashes an intricate underworld that spans a manifold of ephemeral identities, from seed to full bloom.

January 22-26
Old 505 Theatre
5 Eliza Street, Newtown

Trainspotting, The Play

Before the movie, Trainspotting by Irvine Welsha was adapted for the stage as part of the wave 90’s English in-yer-face theatre. Don’t expect a version of the movie put onto the stage: these characters don’t get an opportunity to escape their circumstances and instead gives vignettes based on the novel, ranging from the mortally grave to the comically fantastical.

January 23-26
Limelight on Oxford
231 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Green Lights Comedy w. Demi Lardner!

Part of the rising wave of alternative comedy, Demi Lardner leads a line-up of local comedic talent at the Gaelic Club.

January 25
The Gaelic Club
1st Floor, 64 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills