An exhibit for young and old, and everyone in-between, the ‘Toys Through Time’ exhibit at The Museum of Sydney provides a unique look at the beloved toys of children through time.
With over 200 original toys, you are guaranteed to reminisce on the wonderful memories of the toys you played with as a child. While the exhibit is focused on Australian toys, the collection also features internationally iconic toys such as Paddington Bear, Mickey Mouse, and the Monopoly board game that people of all ages and backgrounds will recognise.
This exhibit is great to take your parents to, where they will be sure to take a trip down memory lane at the 50s Barbies, Tin Toys, Lego or Meccano.
A very rare item in the exhibit is one of the oldest dolls in Australia from 1805. The collection as a whole dates from colonial times through to the 1970s, making the collection a very interesting and unique experience.
The exhibition will be on until August 9, 2015 at The Museum of Sydney.
If you’re a cinephilem or just enjoy the art of cinema, then the Sydney Film Festival is an event you should not miss out on.
The Sydney Film Festival is one of the world longest-running film festivals, and will be on this year from the 3rd until the 14th of June. During the 12 days, short films, animation, documentaries, and feature films will be screened across a variety of location in the city of Sydney including: The Art Gallery of NSW, Dendy Opera Quays, Apple Store Sydney, The State Theatre, The Skyline Drive-In Blacktown, Event Cinemas on George Street, and The Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace in Cremorne. The festival offers a variety of films across multiple genres, appealing to all ages. To find out more about the films being screened go to:
Musicals – Les Misérables & Matilda
Les Misérables,’ has often been referred to as one of the greatest musicals of all time. It is about Jean Valjean, a prisoner of 19 years, who is freed by Javert. However, when Jean breaks his parole, Javert vows to bring him back to prison. Valjean becomes the guardian of a child named Cosette after her mother passes away, but Javert’s insistent pursuit means that chaos and revolt are on the horizon. Les Misérables is on now until the 25th of July at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney.
‘Matilda the Musical’ has transformed the classical story by Roald Dahl into a huge musical hit. The story centres on Matilda, a young and very intelligent girl, who with the help of her friends, the power of her mind and a very special teacher, tries to overcome the oppression of her neglecting parents and the treacherous teacher who dominates the school. Enjoy the spectacular sets, fantastic musical numbers and a great story, which will be enjoyable for young children and adults alike. ‘Matilda the Musical’ is on at the Sydney Lyric theatre from 18th July until November 1st.