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Your Street, Your Party in Angel Place

Your Street, Your Party in Angel Place

Join in a colourful, vibrant and lively celebration of what makes your street and neighbourhood special
27 Aug 2022
Hip hop class in Glebe for beginners (13 to 18 years)

Hip hop class in Glebe for beginners (13 to 18 years)

Get an introduction to this fun style of street dance in a free 6-week after-school program.
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Darling Harbour Winter Festival

Darling Harbour Winter Festival

Live acts, fireworks, a winter foodie market, giant ice slide and harbourside ice rink
20 Aug 2022

Things to do

What to do in Sydney this August

A film festival, City2Surf, live music and winter vibes – here are just a few highlights this month to add into your diary.

13 - 21 August 2022

National Science Week

Regenerating Australia

Regenerating Australia

Regenerating Australia shares a vision for 2030 and asks us to imagine a better world
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Live from the Lab: Gig

Live from the Lab: Gig

Live from the Lab (LFTL) is a celebration of music, science, arts and culture.
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Powerhouse Late: Sydney Science Festival

Powerhouse Late: Sydney Science Festival

Join us to celebrate the eucalypt, featuring a new performance by Janet Laurence in collaboration with Dirt Witches.
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Space Imaginaries Symposium

Space Imaginaries Symposium

Join a diverse multi-disciplinary panel of leading scientists to discuss alternative narratives of future space.
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The Eucalypt: Sentinels of a Changing Climate

The Eucalypt: Sentinels of a Changing Climate

Join our panel as they discuss the impact of climate change on our much-loved Eucalypt gum tree.
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James Williams: Ethics in the Attention Economy

James Williams: Ethics in the Attention Economy

Former Google engineer and design ethicist Dr James Williams discusses big tech manipulation in the attention economy.
19 Aug 2022
Johanna Johnson: Biochar From Waste

Johanna Johnson: Biochar From Waste

Hear how Johanna Johnson led Logan City Council to be the first council in Australia to turn human waste into energy.
19 Aug 2022
Victor Steffensen: Cultural Burning

Victor Steffensen: Cultural Burning

Hear how First Nations cultural burning practices can reshape Australia’s response to climate change.
19 Aug 2022
An alternative arts and culture festival

Sydney Fringe Festival

21 - 25 August 2022

Australian South Sea Islander National Recognition Day

Connect with culture and learn through storytelling, performance, workshops, history talks and sports competitions.

3 - 11 September 2022

History Week

Moustaches, Money and Mayhem

Moustaches, Money and Mayhem

Discover the histories of former aldermen and councillors
24 Aug 2022
Hands-on portraiture at Sydney Town Hall (16+ years)

Hands-on portraiture at Sydney Town Hall (16+ years)

Celebrate Hands on History week with a tour of the City of Sydney’s mayoral portraits and a portrait drawing workshop
5 Sep 2022
"Here's To'ee": Tapping the Tooheys Collection

"Here's To'ee": Tapping the Tooheys Collection

Dr Lisa Murray – 2021 Hertzberg Fellow – has been exploring this special collection of business and industry records.
6 Sep 2022
Adopt an Alderman

Adopt an Alderman

Tips and tricks for biographical research
7 Sep 2022
Laser cut jewellery from the Archives

Laser cut jewellery from the Archives

Create your own laser cut jewellery using images from the City of Sydney Archive in this 3-hour interactive workshop.
8 Sep 2022
The State of the Colony: People, Place and Politics in 1823

The State of the Colony: People, Place and Politics in 1823

Take an eye-opening journey back to 1823, exploring key figures, stories and events in NSW's early history
8 Sep 2022
Hands-on history in the City Archives

Hands-on history in the City Archives

Discover over one million resources about the Sydney local government area, and the stories within them.
9 Sep 2022
Laser cut printmaking from the Archives

Laser cut printmaking from the Archives

Create your own laser cut print from images in the City Archive in this 3-hour interactive workshop.
15 Sep 2022

Saturday 27 August from 9am to 3pm

Recycle it Saturday

Drop off household items including electronics, polystyrene, clothes, gas bottles, x-ray scans and more.

Connecting the city with the country

Sydney City Farm

Sydney City Farm volunteer working bees

Sydney City Farm volunteer working bees

Help out with farm activities, from watering and weeding to planting and harvesting
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Grow your own greens workshop

Grow your own greens workshop

You don't need a lot of space, equipment or experience to grow fresh food
27 Aug 2022
Bush food discovery tour

Bush food discovery tour

Sample bush foods and find out what you can grow in your backyard or balcony
24 Sep 2022

Apply by 19 August 2022 at 5pm

Be an official Sydney New Year’s Eve 2022 photographer

The Sydney New Year’s Eve photography team will capture the Welcome to Country, pylon projections starting at 8pm, 9pm Calling Country fireworks, midnight fireworks and the general atmosphere around the harbour.

See a show

Theatre, dance & film

The One by Vanessa Bates

The One by Vanessa Bates

THE ONE colourfully unravels the complexities of what it means to be Eurasian in contemporary Australia.
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Eternityland

Eternityland

A pop-up immersive world with secret bars, temptations, circus, heroes, villains, live music & 20 insta-worthy rooms.
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Jekyll & Hyde

Jekyll & Hyde

An epic struggle between good and evil
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Performance Making Workshops (16 - 18yrs)

Performance Making Workshops (16 - 18yrs)

Want to write a monologue? Song from scratch? Idea for a play? A poem? If you’ve got a story, we’ve got the workshop.
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ITS Big House

ITS Big House

Amazing teams of primo improvisers strut their stuff on Sydney's first and only dedicated improv stage
19 Aug 2022