Willoughby City Council has announced the launch of a massive cultural fiesta which will take over Chatswood from March 18 to October 22. Dubbed Chatswood Culture Bites, the sprawling arts and entertainment event will feature music, theatre, comedy, dance, children’s shows and visual arts curated specially for the North Shore.
Tanya Taylor, Mayor of Willoughby said, “Chatswood is where people of all ages and backgrounds converge to create something special. I’m proud that our 2022 Culture Bites program showcases our vision for Chatswood and beyond — innovative, quality, accessible culture that’s inspiring and lots of fun.”
Chatswood Culture Bites highlights
The diverse program will highlight a number of eclectic events including free exhibitions, live music, theatre and twinkling light installations.
Enjoy a livestream of Mozart’s classic, The Magic Flute on March 31 or take in the exceptional music of Studio Ghibli with the Phoenix Collective Sunday Sessions.
Theatre enthusiasts will want to mark Black Cockatoo on their calendars, a stirring theatre production inspired by the true story of legendary First Nations cricketer Johnny Mullagh and Australia’s first-ever international sporting team on May 31.
Other theatrical experiences include Double Delicious, The Year of Magical Thinking and There’s a Sea in my Bedroom, which will blend storytelling with a newly composed score for a truly immersive time.
Pack a picnic, grab your friends and family and head to Willoughby Park an afternoon of music with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra for exceptional classical music including Nessun Dorma, Music of the Night(Phantom of the Opera) and Musetta’s Waltz from La Boheme.
As for visual arts, you can come face to face with 12 supersized gnomes who will be roaming across Chatswood throughout the program or get lost in the sights and sounds of the interactive Rainbow Accordion, which will allow you to walk through and hop about in dazzling illuminated archways.
Another installation to mark on your calendar is the Absorbed by Light at The Concourse which delves on themes of connectivity and technology.
Find the full line-up of events along with booking details on the Chatswood Culture Bites website.
(All images supplied by Culture Bites)