Right Here, Right Now

Rebecca Varidel
29th Oct 2018

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW is a brand new arts experience in Blacktown which tells contemporary stories from Western Sydney artists combining the best of Blacktown theatre, film, music, debate visual art and food.

Right Here, Right Now ticket holders are invited to dine together, side by side with strangers to indulge in a flavour explosion of Afghan, Ethiopian and Persian cuisine whilst striking up a conversation with a new friend. Sydney-siders can experience a dynamic showcase of emerging artists from western suburbs while celebrating the ‘real flavours’ of Western Sydney and its melting pot of cultures.

Three beloved culinary staples of Blacktown’s Main Street participating in Right Here Right Now are:

- Abyssina Ethiopian Restaurant embodies the heart and soul of Blacktown culture. Audiences will be welcomed by the warm and gentle owner Israel. The spices, the warm, colourful décor and the amazing coffee ceremony will leaving audiences feeling recharged, replenished and relaxed all at once.

- Pameer Afghan Restaurant and Bakery is the perfect blend of modern and traditional, of Australian and Afghani. Join restaurateurs Samaya and Mohammed as they deliver signature Afghani dishes against a backdrop of classic Afghani art and culture.

- Dark Blue Persian Restaurant is one of the gems of Main Street, Blacktown. Adorned with old Hollywood style décor against its signature dark blue walls, this classic restaurant serves up all your favourite Irani foods.

Running 1 - 17 November across 3 weekends, Urban Theatre Projects once again creates out of the box experiences which draw Sydney-siders to Western Sydney and tells stories that respond to issues of importance to our times, as well as showcase the talents, vitality and personal stories of emerging and established artists from Western Sydney.

Highlights include: leotard-clad gymnasts bouncing on rainbow-coloured woven trampolines in the middle of a shopping centre, an immersive audio theatre work in an abandoned Chinese restaurant, performances from Indian-Australian tabla master Maharshi Raval, and a film work inspired by the history of one of Sydney’s first known sites where Aboriginal children were removed from their parents and institutionalised.