Sydney has shed winter and is immersed in an early Spring, and with it August brings cherry blossoms. To help you celebrate the Cherry Blossom sunshine we've put together our top five picks from the World Square festival August 13 - 26.
1. Immerse yourself in an augmented reality experience
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Cherry Blossoms and make them come to life in an Augmented Reality experience, where you can ‘touch’ falling Cherry Blossoms on the big screen and see them explode. You can also create a personalised digital postcard to be shared on the screen and posted on social media for your chance to win incredible prizes. The Augmented Reality experience will be available from 11am – 2pm and 4pm – 7pm daily in the Square.
2. Snap the perfect shot at the Cherry Blossom selfie wall
The Cherry Blossom Festival at World Square will cater to all your Instagram needs with a custom-built selfie flower wall! Take a selfie and share your magical Cherry Blossom moments on social media using #worldsquare for your chance to win incredible weekly prizes including a $500 Flight Centre voucher, a double pass to Osaka Monaurail tour, OPSM sunglasses and more!
3. Watch your favourite Japanese-Inspired films at the World Square Silent Cinema
With thanks to Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, enjoy World Square’s outdoors Silent Cinema. Rug up and settle in on the World Square deck chairs for two classic movies based in Japan – Lost in Translation or The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
Surrounding dinner options include Guzman Y Gomez, Grill’d, Duck In Duck Out and more! Looking for a VIP experience? Book in for food and beverage packages, with The Bavarian offering an exclusive cherry cocktail and teriyaki pizza combo or enjoy an espresso martini and three-course meal at Georgie Boy’s. Every booking will receive a complimentary and exclusively designed World Square Cherry Blossom Tote Bag illustrated by @maddyritchie with MiniSO Cherry Blossom tumbler, L’Occitane Cherry Blossom hand cream, T2 Gorgeous Geisha tea, plus special offers and freebies inside!
Register for the silent cinema here >> http://www.worldsquare.com.au/cherryblossomoffers/
4. Enjoy Cherry Blossom soft serve
During the Festival, Oh Matcha! at World Square will be serving Cherry Blossom x Matcha flavoured soft serve and frappe for a limited time only. Oh Matcha! is open Monday to Friday 8am – 10pm and 9am – 10pm on weekends. Other bespoke offers available during the festival include: Cherry flavoured cocktail at Laughing Buddha Bar; Cherry Blossom cocktail at Quanjude; Cherry flavoured cocktail at The Bavarian; Teriyaki flavoured pizza at Fratelli Famous; and a Matcha promotion across the Chatime range.
5. Try your hand at traditional origami
Learn how to create traditional origami at a workshop with Midori Furze. Midori is a Japanese born, Sydney-based contemporary artist who designs and produces unique origami projects. Join Midori and her team in creating bespoke origami pieces in an act of mindfulness from 12pm – 2pm on Wednesdays August 15 - 22. The workshop will be held on Level 1, near the Burger Project.
Image courtesty of Midori Furze.