Calendar of Events

OCTOBER

Come From Away
3rd July – 1st December
Melboure, VIC

Broadway hit musical Come From Away is a ground-breaking show that tells the true story of the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. It depicts the extraordinary convergence on September 12, 2001, when 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, almost doubling the population of the remote Canadian town. Come and enjoy the hope and humanity of this show that has captured the hearts of audiences around the world.

Tickets available here

Want to learn more about the inspiration for the musical, Come From Away? Click here.


Cirque du Soleil
Kurios – Cabinet of Curosities
2nd October 2019 – 29th March 2020
NSW, QLD and VIC

The internationally renowned circus troupe known for its breathtaking spectaculars, Cirque du Soleil will head to Australia with “Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities”. Don’t miss this spectacular family activity!

Australian Tour
Sydney, 2nd October – 24 November
Brisbane, 10th– 29th January 2020
Melbourne, 12th – 29th March 2020


Scott Cook
4th October – 24th November
NSW, QLD and VIC

Don’t miss Canadian Prairie balladeer as he charms Australian music lovers as tours down under this Spring.

Tournée australienne
Queensland
Bundaberg – 4th October
Hervey Bay – 5th October
Maryborough – 6th October
Brisbane – 8th October
Nambour – 11th October
Nanango – 12th October

New South Wales
Tintenbar – 13th October
Shoal Bay – 16th October
Wingham – 17th October
Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival – 18th-20th October
Candelo – 22nd October
Moruya – 23rd October
Newcastle – 24th October
Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival – 25th-27th October
Sydney – 29th October
Stanwell Park – 30th October
Majors Creek Festival – 8th-10th November
By The Banks Music Festival (Albury) – 30th November

Victoria
Healesville Music Festival – 16th November
Glenlyon – 17th November
Eaglemont – 22nd November
Melbourne – 29th November

More information on tour dates and tickets can be found here.


Antenna Documentary Film Festival
17th October – 27th October

Sydney, NSW

Now extended to an 11 day festival of documentaries, don’t miss the 9th edition of one of Australia’s best film festivals showcasing the best of Australian, Canadian and international factual cinema.

Canadian Films
Advocate
The Hottest August


Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
17th October – 21st October
Sydney, NSW

Get ready to witness the largest Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo ever staged as it arrives in Sydney this October.  Featuring over 1,500 of the world’s finest pipers, drummers, dancers, military musicians and performers, this renowned Scottish spectacular will be brought to life set against the backdrop of a full-size replica of Edinburgh Castle. Among the international performers, don’t miss the Canadian dancers and pipers.


Radical Reels Film Tour
15th October – 7th November
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, VIC, WA and TAS

The Radical Reels Tour offers a collection of short action-packed films hand-picked from more than 300 entries to the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival. This year, the Australian line-up showcases two-and-a-half hours of short adventure films packed full of action. Designed to take you into the wilds and out of your comfort zone, the films feature daring footage or some of the most accomplished climbers, paddlers, wing-suit pilots, skiers, snowboarders and mountain-bike riders alive today.

Tickets available here.

Australian Capital Territory
Canberra – 17th-19th October

New South Wales
Katoomba – 16th October
Sydney – 15th-17th October
Wollongong – 21st October
Newcastle – 31st October
Avoca Beach – 1st November
Byron Bay – 6th November

Northern Territory
Alice Springs – 15th October
Darwin – 23rd October

Queensland
Townsville – 9th October
Cairns – 10th October
Gold Coast – 17th October
Brisbane – 22nd-25th October
Noosa – 7th November

South Australia
Adelaide – 23rd October

Tasmania
Launceston – 25th October
Hobart – 26th October

Victoria
Melbourne – 29th-20th October

Western Australia
Perth – 16th-18th October


Byron Bay International Film Festival
18th – 27th October
Byron Bay, NSW

Set in the coastal town of Byron Bay, join film lovers and industry folk alike as they enjoy the best of Australian and international cinema at Australia’s largest regional film festival.

Canadian Films
The Holy City VR Project
Dosed


The Andrew Collins Trio
23rd October – 27th October
NSW

Don’t miss the 2014 and 2016 Winners of the Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Instrumentalist Group, the Andrew Collins Trio as they tour New South Wales.

Australian Tour
Sydney – October 23
Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival – October 25
Uralla – October 28
Stokers Siding – October 29

Click here for more information.


Alysha Brilla
24th October – 22nd November
NSW, QLD, VIC

The daughter of an Indo-Tanzanian father who immigrated to Canada and a Canadian mother of European settler heritage, Canadian musician Alysha Brilla will tour eastern Australian this spring with her music that draws on the influences of her unique background, blending Indian and East African sounds with contemporary music.

Australian Tour

Queensland
Island Vibe Festival – 24th-26th October
Gold Coast – 8th November
Maroochydore – 9th November

New South Wales
Australian Music Week – 6th November
Kingscliff – 10th November
Mullum Music Festival – 11th-14th November

Victoria
Queenscliff Music Festival – 22nd-24th November


Environmental Film Festival
24th October – 1st November

Melbourne, VIC

The Environmental Film Festival Australia entertains with ground-breaking films, traversing the relationship between humans and their environments, challenging the way people think about the natural world and inspiring them to discuss, explore and act on important environmental issues.

Canadian Film
This Mountain Life, directed by Grant Baldwin, 29 October


Just for Laughs Comedy Festival
28th October – 3rd November
Sydney, NSW

Join us for this annual week-long comedy festival and get ready to laugh all night long!

Canadian Comedians
Martin Short
Eman El-Husseini
Adam Christie


NOVEMBER

Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival
2nd – 17th November
Sydney, NSW

The Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival (SIWJF) was established in 2012 with support from the City of Sydney. Its goal is to create an annual world class international jazz festival with an emphasis on Women in Jazz, that will enthuse audiences and highlight Sydney as a major international city of music and culture.

The festival presents a remarkably diverse roster of established stars on the international jazz scene alongside a lineup of exceptionally talented local artists.

Canadian Artists
Chelsea McBride – 12th November


Australian Music Week
6th – 10th November
Cronulla Beach, NSW

Australian Music Week is Australia’s most accessible, grassroots music industry conference, taking over Sydney’s beachside town of Cronulla, 6-10 November 2019.

Showcasing more than 150 artists, Australian Music Week boasts genuine music discovery across an incredibly diverse cross-section of Australian and international music, from indie pop, electronica, rock and blues through to folk, americana and country.

Canadian Artists
Alysha Brilla – 6th November
Hey Major – 8th November
The Carbons – 7th-8th November


Perth International Jazz Festival
8th November –10th November
Perth, WA

Join us for a jazz festival like no other. Showcasing a host of celebrated local, national and international artists, this festival offers experiences that are sometimes intimate, often boisterous, but most importantly, unique experience for everyone.

Canadian Musician
Chelsea McBride – 8th November


Steve Martin and Martin Short – Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t
8th – 17th November
WA, SA, QLD, VIC and NSW

Steve Martin and Canada’s Martin Short will bring their critically acclaimed comedy tour Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t for the first time to Australian audiences in November. This celebrated comedy show redefines the form in unexpected and profound ways, from two of the funniest, most influential and acclaimed talents of the past century. The duo will be joined on stage by Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers.

Tickets available here.

Western Australia
Perth – 8th-9th November

South Australia
Adelaide – 11th November

Queensland
Brisbane – 13th November

Victoria
Melbourne – 15th November

New South Wales
Sydney – 17th November


Terry Fox Run Australia
17th November
Sydney, NSW

Honouring an inspirational Canadian, join the Terry Fox Run/Walk on Sunday 17th November in Meadowbank Park. This 3, 5 or 10 kilometre course is a community event that is family friendly and non-competitive in support of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Registration essential


Winda Film Festival
21st – 24th November
Sydney, NSW

Established in 2016, Winda Film Festival celebrates emerging and established Indigenous filmmakers from across Australia and around the world.

Canadian Films
nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up
Red Snow
Restless River
Sgaawaay K’uuna (Edge of the Knife)