Art and About
Sydney’s annual free outdoor art event Art and About will bring a boost of creativity and colour to the city.
By Benjamen Judd
After 13 years of a festival-style program that jam-packed one month with temporary public art, Art and About are now committing to a yearlong calendar of creativity.
But that doesn’t mean that September isn’t the exciting hodgepodge of activity it once was. Quite the opposite.
Starting on Friday September 16 and wrapping up October 9, Hidden Sydney: The Glittering Mile will take you back to the swinging 60s when Kings Cross was at its decadent, glittering best.
Taking place at The Nevada Hotel in the heart of Kings Cross, Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile is an immersive, exhilarating and witty cabaret experience set over 4 floors of the infamous former Sydney brothel, which once boasted the biggest bed in the world.
The cabaret will tell the stories of Sydney’s most memorable and iconic figures - Bea Miles, Abe Saffron, Rosaleen “The Witch of Kings Cross” Norton, Standover Jim and the iconic Les Girls including the inimitable Carlotta.
Bringing Sydney’s seedy past back to life is no easy task, but the cast is more than up for it. Rob Mills, Lauren Clair, Ben Gerrard and Christa Hughes are just some of the brilliant talent tapped to dazzle the stages.
Tickets are limited so bookings are essential – ask our friendly concierge team to help you secure your place and see how the glittering underbelly of the Emerald City once lived.
Hidden Sydney: The Glittering Mile will run from September 16 until October 9 at the Nevada Hotel.
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