One month to the 21st annual Manly Arts Festival

Manly is definitely a must-visit if you are coming to Sydney during an Australian tour.  There are plenty of things to see and do at Manly.  Just 15 minutes from Sydney by fast ferry, Manly has so many to offer:  spectacular beaches, 130 bars, restaurants and cafes , over 200 shops and stores…It is widely known the fact that Manly is also known as the “surf-city of Australia” and the birthplace of Australian surfing. If you decide to come to Sydney, you should know there are so many festivals in Manly that the annual calendar is jam-packed!  In fact, there are amazing festivals and events throughout the year you can attend.  There is at least one great festival every month.  For instance, almost one month from now there is the 21st annual Manly Arts Festival.  It is one of the state’s leading community based arts festivals.  Great artists all over the world, including painters and sculptors, musicians and singers, performers, multi-media artists come to Manly.

Look for budget accommodation Manly and take part at this great festival! The Manly Arts Festival has a rich history.  It began in 1994.  The festival was originally designed to lift the winter gloom.  Needless to say, the festival has blossomed into a major spring-time cultural event. The annual Manly Arts Festival starts from Friday 19 through to Sunday 28 September 2014.  There will be special cultural events including exhibitions, concerts, talks, dance, films and creative workshops.  The great part about the Manly Arts festival is that the local artists have the opportunity to invite the public into their private studios, art spaces or galleries to see ‘behind the scenes’.  In fact, this is the real “show”, the chance to see the artist while he or she is working on a real masterpiece.  Come to Manly this September and you will have the possibility to learn more about the creative process. There will be over 60 exciting and interesting cultural events at this year Manly Arts Festival.  It is interesting to know that the festival will be officially launched at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum by actor Richard Roxburgh, on Friday 19 September, 6 – 8pm. One of Australia’s most creative contemporary artists, Joshua Yeldham, will have an exhibition at the Art Gallery & Museum’s.

All the international students can look for cheap accommodation in Manly and take a spiritual journey into the Australian landscape, in particular Pittwater and the Hawkesbury River, a region Joshua Yeldham has known since childhood.  The public will have the possibility to understand better Joshua Yeldham’s work through film, painting, photography and sculpture. Keep in mind that Manly Arts Festival includes also great events like ‘Manly’s Big Draw’,  ‘Manly Library Zine Fair’, ‘Q Station Family Fun Day’, ‘Northern Beaches Open Studios Weekend’, ‘The Great Wall of Manly’, ‘The Inside View Forum’ and ‘Sydney Chamber Music Festival Bird Song Concert Series’. Come to this festival and celebrate the vibe of Manly!