Saturday, 25 October 2014

5 Western Sydney Festivals you Don't Want to Miss in November

While getting the scoop on the latest going ons in our hood, it came to our attention that there is just way too much good stuff going on in the month of November to ignore. We know ya'll are a busy bunch who like to have your social calendars marked out in advance so we've gone ahead and compiled a list of five cool festivals/events coming up in Western Sydney in the month of November - just so you don't miss out.

1. Event: IMB Sunset Cinema (Fine, technically not a festival but too cool not to include!)
Dates: November 7th - December 6th 2014
Location: Western Sydney Parklands, Abbotsbury
Cost: $15.00 + Booking Fee for adult tickets. Concession and child rates also available.
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Anyone who wants to watch a movie under the stars in the beautiful Western Sydney Parklands this summer should get excited because the IMB sunset cinema is coming to the western 'burbs! A range of new and old flicks will be screened and a snack bar, wine bar will be on site to keep the munchies away. For those who just aren't about the picnic blanket life, backrests and chairs will be available for rent, making the experience just that bit more comfy. And if that's still not enough, gourmet meals created by former Master Chef contestant Leanne Beck will also be on offer for only $9.50!

2. Event: Sydney Architecture Festival
Dates: November 1st - November 10th 2014
Location: Parramatta- various locations
Cost: Free and paid events available
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Calling all design junkies, lego lovers and basically anyone with an interest in architecture!
Get excited for another year of architectural goodness with this year's Sydney Architecture Festival. Running for 10 days only, there are a whole bunch of free and paid workshops and activities planned for all types of audiences - from the general public to industry insiders. So far, the Lego table activity definitely has us keen.  Check out their website for the events schedule - All proceeds made go to Parramatta City Council.

3. Event: Japanese Film Festival 
Dates: November 13th - November 23rd
Location: Event Cinemas, Parramatta - 159-175 Church St, Parramatta
Cost: Tickets $18/ adult; $15/concession

More information available at:

Attention all foreign film/ Japanese culture junkies!
The largest Japanese film festival in the world will once again be held in Parramatta this year (with selected events also running in Sydney CBD). Showcasing both acclaimed classics and contemporary cinematic pieces in wide range of genres, this film festival is now in its 18th year and garnered an audience of over 25 000 people throughout Australia last year.

4. Event:
 Wild West Beer and Barbecue Festival
Dates: November 15th 2014
Location: Australian Hotel and Brewery, 350 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill NSW 2155
Cost: $49.99 + Booking Fee
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Calling all lovers of beer and meat (aka 95% of the male Australian population) -  Get ready to taste a wide range of premium ciders, ales and craft beers from a whole bunch of suppliers who will be holding stalls at this cool shindig. All bevvies that take your fancy will also be available to buy in take away form. While the beers keep your thirst quenched, there will also be plenty of delicious barbecued treats floating around to keep your non drinking hand occupied.

5. Event: Paper Crafts Festival
Dates: October 31st - November 2nd
Location: Penrith - Penrith Panthers Exhibition Marquee
Cost: $10 Entry Fee for Adults, Kids under 12 FREE
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Perfect for anyone with a knack for getting crafty with paper! There will be hands on workshops, live demonstrations, prizes, give aways and more for everything related to making and designing scrapbooks, stamps and cards. Major arts and crafts suppliers will also be on hand to showcase their latest offerings and get you in the know about the latest design trends.


  1. Thanks for the tip on the Japanese Film Festival! Will definitely be checking that out before I head over to the land of the rising sun