In September, the arts and culture festival showcases a diverse roster of local and international talent for ten days.

From September 23 to October 2, New Annual will feature innovative visual art and live performances from local and visiting Newcastle creators.

You can witness the hit multi-sensory experience, Van Gogh Alive (September 21-October 23), where visitors are immersed in the world and the works of the revered Post-Impressionist artist come to life through mesmerizing large-scale projections .

There’s also Colossus, a contemporary dance performance created by internationally acclaimed Australian choreographer Stephanie Lake, which sees a cast of 55 perform together while exploring the relationship between the individual and the collective, and Titan Arum, a “carnivalesque biosphere of its own logic,” by Justin Shoulder, where guests are invited to step into a hyperreal nexus of crafts, puppets, queer clubs, dance, light and sound.

New Annual is synonymous with creative experiences, connections and exploration. Given that the inaugural festival in 2021 drew over 30,000 people, its second iteration is well worth the trip.

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This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Visit Newcastle.