The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - Best Weekend - - FRONT PAGE -

park up and serve up ev­ery­thing from burg­ers to sweets, while for the lit­tle ones there will be jumping cas­tles, amusement rides and live mu­sic all week­end. It runs 11am-10pm both days. Park Feast, to­day and to­mor­row, park­ The Ep­ping Club’s Raw­sons will hold a de­gus­ta­tion to cel­e­brate Pen­folds’ lim­ited edi­tion Bin Re­lease, matched with wines cho­sen by their som­me­lier. Among the wines on of­fer will be a Bin 389 caber­net Shi­raz and Bin 138 Shi­raz Gre­nache Mata­tor. The din­ner starts at 7pm, tick­ets $110-120, book­ings es­sen­tial. Pen­folds Wine Din­ner, Novem­ber 23, ep­ping­ o back in time to ex­pe­ri­ence what life was like in the Ice Age, when gi­ant mam­moths roamed the Earth. This ex­hi­bi­tion lets you get up close to the crea­tures through fos­sils, spec­i­mens and an­cient arte­facts — in­clud­ing star of the show Baby Lyuba, a 42,000 year-old mam­moth from Siberia who is one of the world’s best pre­served ex­am­ples of the crea­tures. In­cred­i­bly, some in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits even al­low you to pat a woolly mam­moth coat and test your strength against their tusks. There’s also the chance to cre­ate your own Palae­olithic cave art or build a bone hut. Mam­moths: Giants of the Ice Age, un­til May 13, aus­tralian­mu­ r el­e­brate the cul­ture and tra­di­tions of First Na­tions next week­end when in­dige­nous artists from across the coun­try and around the world hold a week­end of free cel­e­bra­tions at the Syd­ney Opera House fore­court. The huge pro­gram will in­clude a range of per­for­mances, in­clud­ing a spe­cial ap­pear­ance by Yothu Yindi and the Treaty Project, dance displays rep­re­sent­ing a rich ar­ray of in­ter­na­tional cul­tures, weav­ing and mu­sic work­shops, tra­di­tional heal­ing, art mar­kets and more. Homeground, Novem­ber 25-26, syd­ney­op­er­a­ Head to Tum­ba­long Park, Dar­ling Har­bour to­day for a cul­tural fes­ti­val with a dif­fer­ence. Among the mu­si­cians play­ing, artists show­ing their works and chefs serv­ing up de­li­cious foods are those who ar­rived in Aus­tralia as refugees look­ing to es­cape vi­o­lence and per­se­cu­tion and make a new life. Among the per­form­ers are Sako Der­men­jian, a Syr­ian refugee study­ing at the Con­ser­va­to­rium of Mu­sic and Hani Ab­dile, a writer and poet who ar­rived in Aus­tralia af­ter 11 months on Christ­mas Is­land. The fes­ti­val aims to break­down bar­ri­ers and show the tal­ents of peo­ple tak­ing on the huge chal­lenge of build­ing a new life in an un­known place. It’s on noon-7pm. New Be­gin­nings Fes­ti­val, to­day, new­be­gin­nings­fes­ti­

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