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Join us for an evening of Italian Culture as part of the new ‘Casula Up-Late’ series of events. Casula Powerhouse is ready to entertain you after dark with Cultura Italiana. Transport yourself to Italy with a free Italian film screening, a free musical performance in Bellbird Dining & Bar and a free quirky Italo-lounge DJ set with music and film installation in our Turbine Hall from DJs Jay Katz & Miss Death.

Our on-site restaurant Bellbird will help you realise your Italian foodie dreams and for those who enjoy a more tactile experience come and enjoy an on-site art workshop in our artist’s studio where you will learn to draw and paint like the Italian masters .

Be transported to Italy, all in your very own backyard!


Cultura Italiana #3
Date: Friday 3 June
Time: From 5.30pm


FREE MUSIC - DJ Sets + Video Installation from 5.30pm  - Jay Katz & Miss Death

Mu-Meson Archives Presents Shake Hands With Danger! - Film Review (Sydney  Underground Film Festival 2021) - Sydney

Jay Katz & Miss Death aka Jaimie (SBS Movie Show) & Aspasia (Naked World Podcast) Leonarder are co-curators of The Mu Meson Archives. Their archives is a vast collection of world film, records and literature. They will be diving deep into their collection for Italiano Cultura to provide sound and images from Italian lounge and pop culture. Drawing from film and music spanning the last century up to contemporary times.  A little piece of something for everyone to create an unique atmosphere of all that is Italian.

FREE FILM - Balancing Act - Italian Film Screening from 8pm 

When husband and father of two Giulio (Valerio Mastandrea) upsets his comfortable life by having an affair, his wife Elena (Barbara Bobulova, The Ages of Love) cannot forgive him. Taking full responsibility, Giulio decides to move out, promising that he will continue to support the family financially despite his meagre monthly salary. He is faced with the problem of where to move; his friends have their own problems without having to support him, apartments are too expensive and he resists staying with his mistress. Finding a one-room, shared-bathroom flat, Giulio plunges deeper and deeper into poverty as he struggles to pay for his separation, borrowing more and more money before hitting rock bottom. Told with irony and humour amid the tragedy, this is a moving film about the thin line between having it all and having nothing. The beautifully written screenplay is realistic, relevant and also very touching, with the stoic and sympathetic character of Giulio at its heart.

FREE ART WORKSHOP - Learn to paint and draw like the Italian Masters from 6pm - 9pm

Join us for our Italian inspired painting and drawing workshop. Be entertained and transported to Italy in these easy and fun workshops with artist Miriam Cabello. In these free workshops you will be inspired by Michelangelo, Leonardo, Caravaggio and other Italian masters. Try your hand at a Renaissance Still Life, a Romantic landscape drawing, and even a Baroque painting, in quick and fun exercises – perfect for the novice or the expert. Grab a beverage from the on-site bar and restaurant Bellbird, enjoy the LIVE performances at the Italiano Cultura Up late events, and head up to the Artist Studio for a dose of creativity.

Dying Slave, 2006

Bookings not required.

Themed Italian Cuisine night at Bellbird Dining and Bar 6pm -  7.30pm

If you are  attending the film you can select from our A La Carte menu or choose our delicious platter for two for $50. Includes warm Panne di Casa, Chargrilled Marinated Vegetables, Marinated Olives, Sliced Prosciutto, Salami & Mortadella, Hand Made Burrata, Arancini with Garlic Aioli, Pancetta Crocchette with Pimiento Salsa. Plus enjoy of FREE performance by Clarissa Spata at 6pm.

Phone 8711 7077 to book a table at the restuarant.