Sydney Comedy Festival
Monday 22 April to Sunday 19 May
Sydney Writers’ Festival
Monday 29 April to Sunday 5 May
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Head On Photo Festival
From humble beginnings in 2004, Head On Photo Festival has grown to become one of the world’s leading photography festivals. See free photo exhibitions from 900 artists when Head On begins on 4 May. Take part in the biggest night on the Australian photography calendar for the announcement of 2019’s award winners. You’ll also get the chance to brush up on your camera skills at seminars and workshops with the experts.
Saturday 4 May to Sunday 19 May
Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize exhibition
Take a look at the finalists and winners of the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, one of Australia’s most coveted photography competitions.
Saturday 4 May to Sunday 2 June 2019
MCA Zine Fair 2019
Encounter over 100 creators of zines, small press and comics from across the country at this 1-day event at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The festival also includes a line-up of talks and creative workshops for all ages.
Sunday 5 May
Cyber safety: Protecting your personal information
Join leading expert, Dr Joanne Orlando, to discover how to take control of your personal data at this free session at Surry Hills Library. Find out why you need to treat your online information like you treat your money: protect it and don’t leave it lying around.
Thursday 9 May
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia
The always-fabulous Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week returns to Carriageworks. Soak up the atmosphere yourself at the Weekend Edition. Listen to in-depth conversations with industry leaders and icons at the Weekend Edition Seminar Series.
Friday 17 May to Saturday 18 May
Sydney lights up with. Vivid Sydney, the city’s cutting-edge festival of light, music and ideas, 2019 sees it celebrating 11 years.
Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June
The Sydney Fair
Head to Randwick Racecourse to check out the wares of some of Australia’s best 20th century, antique, art deco and vintage dealers.
Thursday 30 May to Sunday 2 June
- From bike maintenance courses to sessions for rusty riders, take the time to boost your confidence on 2 wheels at a cycling course.
- Learn printmaking, painting, drawing, jewellery and ceramics at Pine Street Creative Arts Centre. Don’t lose your place on term 2’s adult and children courses.
- Discover approaches and methods for gaining skills at the art of learning, a free 3-part series at Green Square Library.
- Learn how collecting feathers can help preserve our precious wetland environments at a free talk about the Feather Map of Australia.