Grapeshot Calendar: Free Telescopes, Films Fests, and Festival of the Winds


Parramatta Poetry Slam

The stakes are higher than ever at this month’s poetry slam, as Parramatta hosts the Australia Poetry Slam heats. The top 3 poets will advance to the next round in the search to find Australia’s best live poetry performer. The session will have a guest performance from last year’s champion.

13 Sept | Shh Centre for Hybrid Arts | More info

Oz Comic-Con

Ever wanted to meet the guy who plays the awkward squire / apparent sex god Podrick on Game of Thrones? Or the lady who voices Ned’s dead wife from The Simpsons? Or the unnervingly identical yet undoubtedly attractive twins from Teen Wolf? Head to Oz Comic-Con this weekend!

10-11 Sept | Sydney Exhibition Centre, Rozelle | More info

Festival of the Winds

Soaring high above the confused tourists and overpriced smoothies of Bondi this weekend will be a colossal flock of kites. See the sky become blocked out as multicoloured aerial stingrays, octopuses and kites of all shapes and sizes take to the wind.

11 Sept | Bondi Beach | More info


Observatory Viewing Night

Get access to state-of-the-art telescopes usually reserved for astrologists at The Campbelltown Rotary Observatory, who are hosting a free viewing night to give the public a chance to view the planets, stars and celestial objects in thrilling detail. Watch out for demogorgons.

Sat 10 Sept, 6:30pm | Western Sydney Uni’s Campbelltown Campus | More info

Sydney Latin American Film Fest

Eight feature films and three documentaries will be shown at the 11th Latin American Film Fest. This not-for-profit events funnels all proceeds into social justice and environmental organisations in Latin America. Don’t miss the opening fiesta featuring a 10-piece funk band!

8-12 Sept | Dendy Cinema Opera Quays | More info

Sydney University Book Fair

Find a bargain on academic and popular texts at this year’s Sydney Uni Book Fair, and pretend you’re buying tomes for your first year at Hogwarts as you enjoy the awesome gothic buildings. Try not to cry that Macquarie’s architecture resembles a pile of discarded bricks in comparison.

10-14 Sept | More info here