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On Saturday 25 August, Western Sydney will light up with two vibrant events showcasing the very best food, music and culture out West. Liverpool street celebration Eat Your Heart Out runs from 2 – 9pm on Railway St, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)’s FREE flagship youth event GENEXT GOES WEST runs from 5 – 8pm at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

“After a fantastic inaugural year, Eat Your Heart Out returns to celebrate the best of the Liverpool region and celebrate the rejuvenated city centre. The day is a spectacular opportunity for both locals and wider Sydneysiders alike to come together and enjoy a day of tantalising food and incredible local arts,” said Festival Producer Vi Girgis.

Credit: Melissa Carey
Credit: Melissa Carey
Liverpool Street Arts Fest
Liverpool Street Arts Fest

Taking over Liverpool’s Station Street, Eat Your Heart Out returns for a second year of mouth-watering food trucks, music and arts. Catch food truck fare including Dirty Bird’s Japanese fried chicken delights and Berlin Bangers’ array of wondrous wursts, or check out a pop-up shipping container restaurant and bar from Liverpool’s Macquarie Bistro, showcasing its menu by celebrity chef Colin Fassnidge.

Dirty Bird
Dirty Bird
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VN Noodle

“Come evening, young people can hop on a train for GENEXT GOES WEST, programmed by young people, for young people! Parent and teacher-free, teens can catch live music from the hottest emerging musicians and get involved with thought-provoking workshops – all for FREE!” said CPAC Director Craig Donarski.

Gennex Goes West
Gennex Goes West

From 5pm, MCA’s GENEXT GOES WEST will transform Casula Powerhouse into a bustling festival-style event of art, live music and performance. The MCA Youth Committee and CPAC Youth have programmed an event exclusively for young people aged 12-18 years featuring live experimental pop queens Kota Banks and Princi, eclectic producer CLYPSO and electro-soul starlet Clarissa Mei, as well as engaging workshops from local artists including Leila El Rayes.

Genext Credit: Lucy Parakhina
Genext
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Credit: Jacqui Manning

For tickets and further information visit www.casulapowerhouse.com/booknow
GENEXT GOES WEST tickets, booking required, https://www.mca.com.au/whats-on/genext/goes-west-2018/
Stay up to date through: www.facebook.com/casulapowerhouse

The Yard Credit: Prudence Upton
The Yard
Credit: Prudence Upton

Event Info
What:
Eat Your Heart Out Liverpool
When: Saturday 25 August, 2 – 9pm
Where: Railway Street, Liverpool NSW 2170
More info: https://www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/events/eat-your-heart-out

Dirty Bird
Dirty Bird

What: MCA’s GENEXT GOES WEST: Casula Powerhouse
When: Saturday 25 August, 5 – 8pm
Where: Casula Powerhouse, 1 Powerhouse Road, Casula NSW 2170 (don’t forget, Casula has its own train station!)
Booking required: https://www.mca.com.au/whats-on/genext/goes-west-2018/

TUT performance
TUT performance

**Information and Images Courtesy of Eat Your Heart Out/GENEXT GOES WEST/Supplied by Cardinal Spin – Genvin In

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Additional Information…

Casula Powerhouse
Located on the banks of the Georges River, the Casula Powerhouse is a multi-disciplinary arts centre. Showcasing six galleries and featuring a range of permanent and temporary exhibitions, the Casula Powerhouse is a premier art space in South West Sydney. Boasting a 321-seat theatre, Casula Powerhouse plays host to a range of theatre and cinematic productions each year.

CPAC Youth
CPAC Youth is a grassroots, not for profit, voluntary organisation providing young creatives aged 15 – 25 an opportunity to develop skills and enhance community. The committee has been operating from Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) for the past ten years. CPAC Youth run multidisciplinary events throughout the year that provide an opportunity for 12 – 26 year olds in professional development, cultural impact and celebrates young people’s ownership and contribution to culture.

Bellbird Dining + Bar
Bellbird’s philosophy is guided by the principles of local, seasonal and accessible, with flavours reflecting a contemporary blend of modern influences ranging from French and Asian through to South American. Led by Cordon Bleu-trained head chef, Federico Rekowski and sous chef, Steven Pham, Bellbird focuses on showcasing locally-sourced, seasonal produce through simple and delicious recipes that often leave people asking for more. The restaurant’s chefs and staff pride themselves on creating memorable experiences for every diner.

Liverpool City Council
Located in South West Sydney, Liverpool City Council governs 42 suburbs with residents from a range of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. The Council is dedicated to supporting the community by providing high levels of facilities and resources and to establish Liverpool as “the vibrant regional city of opportunity, prosperity and diversity.”

GENEXT
GENEXT is a free festival-style event programmed five times annually by the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Youth Committee exclusively for young people aged 12–18. Since launching in 2005, over 25,000 young people have experienced GENEXT. The program offers access to all MCA exhibitions as well as live music, free snacks, creative workshops and social activities. Each event is inspired by the artists, works and ideas that shape the MCA exhibition program.