BANKSTOWN:LIVE

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Curated and Produced by Urban Theatre Projects
Presented by Urban Theatre Projects & Sydney Festival

As the sun sets over the West, a suburban street in Bankstown becomes the stage for BANKSTOWN:LIVE — a four-hour cultural experience featuring newly commissioned …

BAYANIHAN HOPPING SPIRIT HOUSE

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Alwin Reamillo

Bankstown Bayanihan Hopping Spirit House
is a cross-cultural art project that involves constructing a hybrid Bahay Kubo or bamboo hut on stilts, using locally-sourced bamboo combined with found and gathered materials.…

The house is developed through the invocation

SONGS FROM NORTHAM AVENUE

TOBY

Toby Martin & guests

In 2013, Urban Theatre Projects invited Toby Martin to write songs on a front verandah on Northam Avenue as part of an artist residency. In 2014, Martin returned to finish a collection of songs inspired by …

LULLABY MOVEMENT

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Sophia Brous & guests

The evening finishes with a powerful performance by vocalist and performer Sophia Brous, described by Rolling Stone as “a prodigious chanteuse,” and The Australian as “a human powerhouse” with special guests Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Grace …

THE TRIBE

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Adapted by Michael Mohammed Ahmad & Janice Muller
Based on the novel by Michael Mohammed Ahmad

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was only seven when this happened but it always feels like right now. Isay, ‘Tayta, tell me what I …

BRE & BACK

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The suburban streets of western Sydney and the north-western town of Brewarrina are the backdrop for Bre & Back – a documentary on the intimacies and complexities of motherhood from the perspective of Aboriginal women: Jenny Shillingsworth, Aunty Grace Shillingsworth, …

FAMILY PORTRAITS

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Joanne Saad

Created by visual artist Joanne Saad, Family Portraits is a series of photographic portraits of local families.…

Taken in the privacy of the homes of four local families, the portraits offer an intimate commentary on contemporary suburban life.

THE BANKSTOWN DANCING PROJECT

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Choreographer Emma Saunders collaborating with local residents

THE BANKSTOWN DANCING
PROJECT celebrates the joy of life and the importance of community through participating in a common physical unified experience. For BANKSTOWN:LIVE… we have invited choreographer Emma Saunders to collaborate with

SHORT SAMPLE

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As the sun sets, the Bankstown Bayanihan Hopping Spirit House will transform into an outdoor cinema screening animated short films created by western Sydney filmmakers, responding to the theme of FAMILY. HERE. NOW.
Short Sample is one of nine works …

THE LAST WORD

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David Cranston, Michael Kamaleddine, Peter Polites, Robyn Schmitz, Gaele Sobott & Amanda Yeo.

The Last Word 
is a series of short audio works written by six Bankstown raconteurs who have each crafted a farewell to a family member that has passed …

BE PART OF OUR TEAM – VOLUNTEER!

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Want to be part of something big in Bankstown? Be part of BANKSTOWN:LIVE. Below are just some of the many ways in which you can be part of celebrating Bankstown…

DANCE
Choreographer Emma Saunders is looking for families who

GETTING TO BANKSTOWN:LIVE

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Getting to Bankstown is easy. We encourage you to catch public transport as it helps the environment, but we also have parking options for those who are driving.
TRAIN…
The Bankstown Line runs from Central to either Liverpool or Lidcombe