Willoughby City Council announced the launch of a massive cultural fiesta earlier in the year, which has taken over Chatswood from March 18 to October 22. Dubbed Chatswood Culture Bites, the sprawling arts and entertainment event has featured music, theatre, comedy, dance, children’s shows and visual arts curated specially for the North Shore.
Although nearing a close, Chatswood Bites is still packing a punch with its upcoming culinary food trail as well as three live music performances—Whitney Orchestrated, the Box Show, and Disney Fantasia in Concert Live to Film.
Chatswood Culture Bites
The Chatswood Food Trail
From giant food installations to live cooking demonstrations, celebrity chef appearances and roaming live entertainment, Chatswood’s culinary landscape is being celebrated at Westfield Chatswood. It’s going to be a larger-than-life pop-up of all the cuisines that make Chatswood great. And, best of all is that it’s free. Oh, and there are prizes too.Find more info on the Chatswood Food Trail here.
When: 10am Friday 16 September to 6pm Friday 30 September 2022
Nicknamed “The Voice”, Whitney Houston is one of the best-selling artists of all time and one of the greatest pop icons of our generation. Chatswood Culture Bites is paying tribute to the legendary singer with an orchestrated performance of some of her most special songs, including I Wanna Dance With Somebody, How Will I Know and The Greatest Love of All.
Featuring the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and the star of The Voice, Masha Mnjoyan, prepare to be blown away.Get your tickets to Higher Love here.
When: Saturday 24 September, 2pm and 7pm
The Box Show
Junkyard Beats transforms ordinary household items into extraordinary musical instruments in this music-in-education performance combining drumming, dance, theatre and comedy. Great fun for adults and kids alike, follow four characters in gibberish and rhythm for a high-energy and imaginative show.Get tickets and you’ll never look at junk the same again.
When: Friday 7 October, 11am and 6pm, and Saturday 8 October, 10am
Disney Fantasia in Concert Live to Film
The Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, conducted by George Ellis, will perform selections from “Fantasia” and its sequel, “Fantasia 2000”, in concert and live to film. Performing the music of Beethoven, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Ponchielli, Dukas and Elgar with matching scenes, audiences will revel in the magic of the animated classic.Get your tickets to Fantasia live in concert.
When: Saturday 22 October, 2pm and 7pm
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.”
Find the full line-up of events along with booking details on the Chatswood Culture Bites website.
(All images supplied by Culture Bites)