Primo Italiano

I know! It has been a while since my last post Sydney events and I am way behind. It has been a busy month for me, making my short film with Metro Screen. Do you think it is a fair excuse?

This Sydney’s Primo Italiano celebrates the first Little Italy here. Stanley Street, East Sydney, is a cluster of cool restaurants and cafés but not really necessary representing Italian community any more. Nevertheless, the event has the vibes of its own, especially, the afternoon light that shines on the crowd is magical. Therefore I focus more on candid of the people. Not a bad day to spend.

Up There

Up There

On a balcony.


Watching the Future

On the street.

Cover Girls

Cover Girls Cover Girls

Street performance by Cover Girls.

Say Cheese

At Cafe

Sushi Girl


At shops and stalls.





Frank Bennett

On Stage.

Enjoy the Music

Behind bars.

African Beats

Marrickville is one of most ethnically diverse areas in Australia. The Council organises several events through out the year to reflect the richness of the community including African Cultural Event. At Petersham Town Hall, people gather to see the line-up performances from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Guinea and Zimbabwe. The pounding rhythm beats everyone’s hearts.


Igbo Leader





Igbo Cultural Group dance performance.

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Dance by Sierra Leone Cultural Group Marrickville.


Ethiopian Dereb Desalegn singing.



Music and Dance of Guinea with Mory Traore.

Chris Dugu

Back up Chris Dugu


Zimbabwe Chris Dugu and his band performing as the finale and the crowd getting up and dancing.

Thailand Grand Festival 2007

Thai community in Sydney is celebrating their New Year culture, Songkran, at Thailand Grand Festival 2007 at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour on 15th April. Buddhist ceremony has been conducted in the morning. It is time for entertainment in the afternoon. However, unlike in Thailand, no water is not traditionally flushed away. Stage performances line up to please the crowd.

Ribbon Minister

Minister of Juvenile Justice & Minister of Western Sydney, Barbara Perry, opening the Festival.

Thai Hospitality Thai Hospitality

Thai reception girls.

Thai Music Thai Music Thai Music Thai Music

Thai classical music by the Bangkok Octave band of BTCL School.


Thai mobile flower decoration.

Phonleb Phonleb Phonleb

Thai traditional dance performance, Phonleb (ฟ้อนเล็บ).


Contemporary Thai musid performance by Khun-In.

Nohrah-Malagus Nohrah-Malagus

Thai traditional dance performance, Nohrah-Malagus (โนราห๋-มาลากัส), by Thai Classical Group.


A Thai man dancing with fun.

Heritage Heritage Heritage Heritage Heritage

Fashion show, The Heritage of Thailand.

For the King

People wearing yellow shirts to pay respect to the King of Thailand.