Tue 6-Fri 9
Town Hall Lane
The Spice Markets
Step into a vibrant world of colour, sounds and tastes in this festival of South East Asian inspired delights.
Traditional Indian curries and samosas.
Handmade Nepalese dumplings served with a traditional sauce.
- Roti Shoti:
Fiery curries, biryani rice, roti breads and samosas.
Selection of boutique beer from the local Riverside Brewing Company, ciders from the Batlow Cider Company and a selection of Australian wines.
Bollywood DJ’s every night will accompany a range of pop-up performances including Maharshi Raval on the Indian tabla, Indian dances from the Swastik Institute of Music and Dance and the talented Aruna Gandhi ,as well as an opportunity to join in on a pop-up Flamenco
with the Theatre of Rhythm and Dance, 8:30pm Thurs 8th.
The Town Hall
'Parramatta Now - A Conversation', Moderated by Julie McCrossin
Join a conversation about Parramatta’s future, moderated by broadcaster and journalist Julie McCrossin. Researchers from the Institute of Culture and Society will discuss liveable cities
from around the world. Contribute to the conversation through mapmaking, vied and photography.
'Parramatta: Your Happy Place'
What does your ideal City Centre look and feel like? What do you want to see, do, hear and feel? Come and workshop your ideas for Parramatta City Centre.
'What’s next for Parramatta City Centre?'
Parramatta City Centre is experiencing dramatic and exciting growth. Join the conversation as we explore the opportunities and challenges around liveability, productivity, and sustainability for Parramatta City Centre. See discussion details and speakers.
'Parramatta Speaks!', Moderated by Julie McCrossin
Be a part of a conversation about how locals view their city and what they have to say about its future. We present an emotional map of the city alongside photographs and videos captured by locals.
- You Are What You Waste
Follow the journey of four local families who explored their consumption and waste for a week, inspired by Council's You Are What You Waste project.
- 5pm – 7pm
The Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre invite you to join their workshops and emotional mapping project!
WSU Parramatta Now
Leigh Memorial Uniting Church
The Art Space
Take a moment to sit and reflect in the beautiful and historic 200 year old Leigh Memorial Church.
- Tracing Moonlight
Ella Condon: Engaged and extending on notions of light and time within the photographic, the artist's work reflects on the evolution, degradation and reformation of light through still, moving image and sound media.
- Live Streaming Sunsets
Magali Duzant: Tracing sunsets across the globe, creating a projection of an ongoing 24 hour setting sun. Watch as the sunset becomes a stretched out moment, collapsing distance and time, as it unfurls across the continent.
Take a look inside an artist's studio and see the exhibition 'Unbound', featuring studio resident Ella Condon and International artists Magali Duzant, Mark John Smith and Matt Whitman.
Level 2, Parramatta Artist Studios, 68 Macquarie St.
The Emporium Parramatta's Gypsy Garden
An enchanting courtyard party, full of gypsy swing tunes, boutique ciders and gourmet food, straight from the European countryside.
- The Emporium Parramatta:
Smoked pulled pork rolls with housemade slaw and apple sauce, accompanied by ciders from the Australian Brewery.
A fusion of Roman-Gypsy, blue-grass and Irish folk music. Lolo Lovina and her Gypsy Caravan will be taking over the courtyard from Wed 7th - Fri 9th with their infectiously fun sounds.
UNE Future Campus
- St Malo Bakery:
Artisan organic bakers serving crepes with unique sweet and savoury combinations.
- Piccolo Me:
A sweet surprise created especially for Parramatta Lanes. Expect anything and everything, from Nutella and candy coated pastries to deep-fried ice-creams.
- Pushing the boundaries of music and performance, musicians on the UNE Armidale and Parramatta campuses play together in an improvised Ethernet Orchestra - an intercultural fusion of telematic
music and sound.
7:30pm, Wed 7th and 6:30pm & 8:00pm, Friday 9th
UNE lecture theatre, Level 1, 232 Church St
- Tony Thexton impresses with an incredible 12 instruments in the UNE courtyard, every night from 6-8pm and 8:30-9:30pm.
- Auntora Chowdhury on the acoustic guitar playing popular songs with an acoustic twist, influenced by traditional Bengali and Indian music. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 5-6pm and 8-8:30pm.
- An interactive installation around transformation.