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Year of the Rabbit drawing competition

Year of the Rabbit drawing competition

We’re inviting budding young illustrators aged 5 to 12 years to enter their best Rabbit drawings.
Today all day
One Ocean, Our Future

One Ocean, Our Future

Marvel at the wonders of the ocean and the diversity of Australia's marine life
Today 10am to 4pm
Maxine Beneba Clarke & Omar Musa

Maxine Beneba Clarke & Omar Musa

Australian artists and writers Maxine Beneba Clarke and Omar Musa discuss their jolting new poetry collections
21 May 2022
Dig deeper into compost

Dig deeper into compost

Get your compost system humming and your garden will thrive
21 May 2022
Laneway Cinema @ The Rocks

Laneway Cinema @ The Rocks

Heritage surrounds, hot pizza, Lunar inspired movies, wine, bean bags - this is not your average movie night
Today 7.30pm to 11.30pm

For professional and amateur photographers

Australian life

Entries for the nation-wide photography competition with a $10,000 grand prize are now open.

For junior photographers

Little Sydney Lives

We invite budding photographers aged 3 to 12 to enter the Little Sydney Lives photography competition.

A celebration of literature, stories and ideas

Sydney Writer's Festival

Claudia Rankine: Just Us

Claudia Rankine: Just Us

Hear renowned poet Claudia Rankine discuss her unforgettable collection, Just Us
Today 8pm to 9pm
People, Culture & Environment: 2021 PHA Winners at SWF2022

People, Culture & Environment: 2021 PHA Winners at SWF2022

Winners of the 2021 NSW Premier’s History Awards reveal their inspirations & the impact they hope their work will have
Today 1pm to 2.30pm
Sarah Winman: Still Life

Sarah Winman: Still Life

Hear bestselling British author Sarah Winman discuss her latest novel, Still Life
Today 6pm to 7pm
Change My Mind Storytelling Gala

Change My Mind Storytelling Gala

With a rich lineup of 12 storytellers, this is a night not to be missed
Tomorrow
Johann Hari: Stolen Focus

Johann Hari: Stolen Focus

Much-loved author Johann Hari speaks to the fuzziness of modern life and how we might regain our focus
Tomorrow
Musical Fictions

Musical Fictions

Join Casey Bennetto and some of Australia's finest songwriters as they perform songs from uncharted literary adaptations
Tomorrow
Torrey Peters: Detransition, Baby

Torrey Peters: Detransition, Baby

Join celebrated author Torrey Peters discuss her fiercely original debut novel, Detransition, Baby
Tomorrow
Damon Galgut: The Promise

Damon Galgut: The Promise

Join Damon Galgut discuss his award-winning novel, The Promise
20 May 2022

Get out and about

What to do in Sydney this May

As the weather cools, nightlife, comedy, art and great dining are just heating up.

Rediscover your city

21 unique tours for a day out in Sydney

Savour delicious food, absorb fascinating info, meet new friends and make the most of the city.

Roam, seek and play

Vivid Sydney

Vegan gelato degustation

Vegan gelato degustation

Creamy, smooth and perfect texture. You won't miss the dairy in these delicious gelato
22 May 2022
Sydney Harbour Kayaks 'Moonlight' Sea Kayaking Experience

Sydney Harbour Kayaks 'Moonlight' Sea Kayaking Experience

Paddling through Darling Harbour on our very special Sydney VIVID 'moonlight' adventure into Sydney Harbour.
27 May 2022
6HEAD: The VIVID Dining Experience

6HEAD: The VIVID Dining Experience

Be captivated and enchanted by this immersive multi-sensory dining experience.
27 May 2022
All you can eat Zini Gelato - Vivid edition

All you can eat Zini Gelato - Vivid edition

Have you ever dreamt of eating all the gelato you could handle? NOW YOU CAN!
27 May 2022
Altitude Vivid Dinner

Altitude Vivid Dinner

Enjoy a bespoke menu embracing vibrant colours, flavours and food combinations
27 May 2022
Blu Bar Vivid Cocktails

Blu Bar Vivid Cocktails

Sip on brilliant cocktails with colourful flavours as you see Sydney shine for Vivid 2022.
27 May 2022
Enjoy the Dazzling Vivid Views on a Glass Boat Vivid Cruise

Enjoy the Dazzling Vivid Views on a Glass Boat Vivid Cruise

Witness how Vivid Light Festival illuminates Sydney with creativity aboard a Vivid harbour cruise with delicious food.
27 May 2022
Exclusive Vivid cruises

Exclusive Vivid cruises

Celebrate Vivid Sydney 2022 with the amazing Magistic Vivid cruises promising the best views & more
27 May 2022

See a show

What’s on at the theatre this autumn

From glamorous Parisian cabarets to sharp and political plays, this is your guide to what’s on at the theatre.

Free small business webinars
Discover exciting cinema

Sydney Film Festival