Hopeland Sydney Summer Activity Guide - 11 to 17 January 2024 - Hope 103.2

Hopeland Sydney Summer Activity Guide – 11 to 17 January 2024

Need ideas on how to fully embrace the Sydney summer vibes and celebrate them with hope? We have you covered!

By Hope 103.2Wednesday 10 Jan 2024Station NewsReading Time: 3 minutes

Don’t spend all your time researching how to embrace the summer vibes in Sydney. Let us do the work for you with our weekly Hopeland Sydney Summer Activity Guide!

Each week we’ll bring you:

  1. The best fun activities to enjoy around Sydney. We’ll include some from each area of Sydney, so no matter how close to home or far you want to travel we’ve got a recommendation for you.
  2. Summer book and film recommendation from the Hope Book Club and The Watchlist.
  3. Song of the week from FRESH online, perfect to start expanding your summer playlists.

A brand-new Hopeland Sydney Summer Activity Guide will be released every Wednesday right here on hope1032.com.au, or register below to have it sent straight to your inbox each week.

Current Hopeland Sydney Summer Activity Guide

Explore Sydney

Banyan Nights at Seymour Centre

12 nights of free music, food and fun. Bringing the look and feel of a Southeast Asian market to the courtyard, Banyan Nights is a lively celebration of Cambodia and its rich and artistic culture. Tuck into traditional Cambodian, Indonesian, Malay and First Nations food and join us for free live performances from incredible local artists from Southeast Asian-Australian communities. ?Plus, outdoor games such as giant chess and Jenga. 

Find more information and explore the full program of performers at seymourcentre.com.


Newtown Record Fair

With Vinyl DJs playing for the entire event, this is fun for the whole family. It’s a great day of musical exploration, where enthusiasts and collectors alike can browse through a diverse selection of new releases, cherished secondhand gems, and rare collectibles. Revel in the warm atmosphere, connect with fellow vinyl enthusiasts and leave with a piece of musical history.

Find all the information at bankhotel.com.au/Record-Fair.

Cambodian Circus Workshop at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

A one-of-a-kind workshop guided by the exceptionally talented members of Cambodia’s renowned circus, Phare Circus. This extraordinary opportunity is open to participants aged 8 and above. Prepare to be captivated by a unique journey of skill-building and creativity as you learn the art of juggling, master the human pyramid, and delve into acrobatics activities under the expert tutelage of these world-class performers.

Tickets are $15, with discounts for more than 1 person per family. Find out more and get tickets at casulapowerhouse.com/whats-on.

Kite Flying Festival at the Castle Hill Showgrounds

The Biggest Kite Festival is back. All day live DJ music, Jumping Castles, kids’ activities and rides, face painting, entertainment, fireworks, a wide range of food and dessert trucks plus plenty of kite stalls. Fly Kites and colour the sky at this unique family fun day out. 

Tickets are $4.49, kids under 7 are free. Find out more and get tickets at Eventbrite.

Find more inspiration for Sydney community events on the Hope Community Noticeboard.

Summer Reads

The Bookbinder of Jericho

A young British woman working in a book bindery gets a chance to pursue knowledge and love when World War I upends her life. A story about knowledge—who creates it, who can access it, and what truths get lost in the process.

Watch/listen to more reviews from The Hope Book Club or join them in the Hope Book Club Facebook Group.

Summer Film Hotlist


The Mallard family is in a bit of rut. While dad Mack is content to keep his family safe paddling around their New England pond forever, mum is eager to shake things up. Rated G – Very mild themes, some scenes may scare very young children. In Cinemas Now. 

Watch/listen to more reviews from The Watchlist!

FRESH Song of the Week

OM53 – Cast (Get Better)

OM53 are out of New Jersey making catchy, synthy indie pop. Cast explores getting honest about mental health issues and casting your cares on God.

Find this and more on the FRESH online Spotify Playlist.

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