• The crowd in the back stalls...

    The crowd in the back stalls...

  • Pat Doan and Micaela Ferrington

    Pat Doan and Micaela Ferrington

  • Mike and Frances Moore

    Mike and Frances Moore

  • Melissa Featherston and her son Ben Featherston

    Melissa Featherston and her son Ben Featherston

  • Marie Anderson and Jacquiie Smith

    Marie Anderson and Jacquiie Smith

  • Judy Roediger and Leonie Anderson

    Judy Roediger and Leonie Anderson

  • Kate Griffiths, Mel Winn and Stacie Bohana

    Kate Griffiths, Mel Winn and Stacie Bohana

  • Daniel Osvald at the back checks his phone with Jess Osvald, Alex Osvald and Kate and Trucky Finch waiting for the Flix

    Daniel Osvald at the back checks his phone with Jess Osvald, Alex Osvald and Kate and Trucky Finch waiting for the Flix

  • Craig and Paul Parks

    Craig and Paul Parks

  • Carmel McDonell and Pauline Lamson

    Carmel McDonell and Pauline Lamson

  • Christine Riley, Andrew Kefford, Cliff Johnston and Emma Mitchell

    Christine Riley, Andrew Kefford, Cliff Johnston and Emma Mitchell

  • Beth Way and Michaela Uren

    Beth Way and Michaela Uren

  • The crowd in the ftont stalls....

    The crowd in the ftont stalls....

Flix in the Stix brought a devoted  bunch of film buffs to the Eucalyptus Lawn at the Botanic Gardens for another of those evenings where the trudge to the venue requires you to load up with all the comforts required and on this occasion the paraphernalia for a light shower – that’s the rain kind of course -  predicted by the weather bureau, but despite early sprinkles and a damp seat the night was gloriously aromatic with fresh eucalyptus mixing with gourmet food and coffee. 

We’re getting good at all this outdoor stuff. And despite the variables of summer weather there’s pleasure in the choices on offer, whether a sit down under the stars or a meander of the markets that have begun to spread and prosper. If it pops up we’ll pop along.
 

The Flix in the Stix crowd was probably less than anticipated but the juggernaut that has been touring regional NSW put on a great show for an audience happy to sit back and be entertained with this eclectic mix of international short films curated by the lovely Debra Mailman. The pre flix entertainment included ARIA winning My Friend the Chocolate Cake and Tripod as the crowd meandered, lined up for the beer, cider, coffee, and free popcorn, to go with the pizza and pulled pork buns or their own tasty gourmet picnic fixin’s. The reclining was on the now ubiquitous Commbank yellow plastic blow-up back rests - they littered the hill after the Australian of the Year Concert - or beanbags in the expensive seats section and plenty of the Bunnings fold up chairs.

It was a night of exceptional international short films and constant social media communications to find out if the Socceroos won, if the LNP lost and if Serena is still number one. All in the affirmative!