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Endangered and extinct

Endangered and extinct

Explores themes of loss through architectural structures and the medium of ceramics
Today 11am to 4pm
Artist in Focus: Mylyn Nguyen

Artist in Focus: Mylyn Nguyen

Interviews and a focus on the practice of Sydney artist Mylyn Nguyen
Today all day
Club De Tango: La Milonga

Club De Tango: La Milonga

Learn to dance authentic Argentine tango
Today 7.30pm to 11.45pm
Foundations of Theosophy

Foundations of Theosophy

A 16-part video series by Pablo Sender with discussion, a tea break and a short meditation
Today 6pm to 4.30pm
Italian wine course

Italian wine course

Become a wine connoisseur
Today 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Kate Gorman: Shorelines

Kate Gorman: Shorelines

An exhibition of paintings exploring the unique place where land meets water
Today 10am to 5pm
Lightbulb to launch

Lightbulb to launch

Making the future of entrepreneurship accessible to all
Today 12pm to 9pm
Music lessons for all ages

Music lessons for all ages

Join with a friend and you both get a free lesson each
Today 12pm to 1pm
Othello

Othello

Shakespeare’s most dark, dramatic and brooding thriller. A rare chance for students across NSW to see this live
Today 10am to 7pm
Sydney Solstice Aboriginal Sky Dreaming Cruise

Sydney Solstice Aboriginal Sky Dreaming Cruise

A new and unique Aboriginal Sky Dreaming experience on Sydney Harbour departing from Darling Harbour and Circular Quay
Today 6pm to 6pm
Teen Acting Classes: New York style acting studio in Sydney

Teen Acting Classes: New York style acting studio in Sydney

Come along & be part of the most exciting teen acting classes & build your imagination, reading & communication skills.
Today 4.30pm to 6pm
Weekly art classes for children

Weekly art classes for children

Art workshops in all areas of art for children of all ages. Pre K - Yr 12
Today 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Acting lessons with Suzi

Acting lessons with Suzi

Would you like to learn how to act?
Today 2pm to 4pm
City Art free walking tour: Hidden in Plain Sight

City Art free walking tour: Hidden in Plain Sight

City Art invites you on a free guided walking tour of artworks in the city centre
Tomorrow
Kids at the Con music classes

Kids at the Con music classes

Our fun, engaging, and interactive group music classes for children are open for Term 2
Tomorrow
Acting classes Redfern: Learn the technique that works

Acting classes Redfern: Learn the technique that works

Dedicated to the passion for realistic acting, The Actors Pulse is the leading acting school in Australia
Tomorrow
Iranzamin Talks Series

Iranzamin Talks Series

A monthly talks series exploring Persian art and culture, inspired by the Iranzamin exhibition.
Tomorrow
My Drag Story

My Drag Story

My Drag Story uncorsets queens, kings and gender-defying royals to reveal what’s beyond the painted façade
Tomorrow
Qigong classes: 1 week free

Qigong classes: 1 week free

Get an introduction to Qigong at any level of experience & fitness
Tomorrow
Queer Thinking: Religious discrimination and fights ahead

Queer Thinking: Religious discrimination and fights ahead

Hear from LGBTQI+ people of faith, religious leaders and activists on how we can build a strong movement for equality
Tomorrow
Aboriginal art workshop: Your Story and Mine

Aboriginal art workshop: Your Story and Mine

You will learn from a renowned Aboriginal artist about capturing imagination and telling your story through art
20 Jun 2021
Find innocence that is powerful not vulnerable

Find innocence that is powerful not vulnerable

A 1 hour web talk on Christian Science by Brian Pennix, CSB, member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship
20 Jun 2021
Seed, Play and Unite

Seed, Play and Unite

Seed, Play and Unite is a series of art and self-care workshops
20 Jun 2021
Sydney Solstice Aboriginal Whale Watching Experience

Sydney Solstice Aboriginal Whale Watching Experience

A new and unique Aboriginal whale watching experience departing from Darling Harbour and Circular Quay
20 Jun 2021
Water Lesson: Three | Casino Wake Up Time

Water Lesson: Three | Casino Wake Up Time

Water Lessons is a monthly series presented by the Biennale of Sydney and South Eveleigh
20 Jun 2021
Pro Tools audio editing course for beginners

Pro Tools audio editing course for beginners

Last Minute Productions, Music Studio Redfern Community Centre bring you Protools free online 6 week course
21 Jun 2021
Scaling up: Next level digital marketing [webinar]

Scaling up: Next level digital marketing [webinar]

Take your digital marketing to the next level to build brand, reach new customers and increase sales
21 Jun 2021
Free online qigong classes

Free online qigong classes

Get a 6 week introduction to Lohan Qigong from the comfort of your home
21 Jun 2021
Creative Little Soul: Email Marketing Masterclass

Creative Little Soul: Email Marketing Masterclass

Every Monday night for an hour learn the ins and outs of email marketing from our founder and expert Chrissy Symeonakis
21 Jun 2021
Intro to ceramics

Intro to ceramics

4 weeks of ceramics making and techniques
21 Jun 2021
Jewellery project class

Jewellery project class

9 week workshop for intermediate to advanced students
21 Jun 2021
StudioRCC singing group

StudioRCC singing group

Free group singing classes facilitated by Asahi Takahasi
22 Jun 2021
Be Your Own Groupie

Be Your Own Groupie

Aa community organisation that teaches female-identifying and non-binary people how to play guitar
22 Jun 2021
Free online kung fu classes

Free online kung fu classes

Get a 6 week introduction to Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu from the comfort of your home
22 Jun 2021
Smuggled: An Illegal History of Journeys to Australia

Smuggled: An Illegal History of Journeys to Australia

Ruth Balint joins SMSA to discuss the ideas behind the book Smuggled: An Illegal History of Journeys to Australia
22 Jun 2021
Anti-racism and bystander action training

Anti-racism and bystander action training

Have you been looking for ways to be a good ally and be anti-racist in the way you work, think and navigate the world?
23 Jun 2021
Maker time: Regular makerspace sessions

Maker time: Regular makerspace sessions

Gain practical makerspace skills and experience in this regular 2-hour session
23 Jun 2021
Refugee Week 2021: Band Together

Refugee Week 2021: Band Together

An evening of conversation and music to celebrate Refugee Week 2021
23 Jun 2021
From Bicycles to Bentleys

From Bicycles to Bentleys

An interview with Joseph Chou, Founder & CEO of Ironfish
23 Jun 2021
Photography workshop

Photography workshop

You will leave your digital photography workshop competent to shoot anything from portraits, landscapes, travel, etc
23 Jun 2021
Screen acting classes

Screen acting classes

Get a head start in the competitive world of screen acting. Suitable for both newcomers and experienced actors
23 Jun 2021
Vocal recording and production for pop music masterclass

Vocal recording and production for pop music masterclass

Grammy nominated, ARIA Award winning vocal engineer Simon Cohen will show you his vocal recording techniques
23 Jun 2021
City of Sydney Library online book club

City of Sydney Library online book club

Join us online each month to talk books and connect with other readers
24 Jun 2021
Computer Class with Leo

Computer Class with Leo

Learn tips and tricks for tablets, smart phones and computers
24 Jun 2021
Collage making

Collage making

Join us for a fun series of collage making with the Waverley Library collage makers.
24 Jun 2021
Encaustic painting

Encaustic painting

Experiment with various encaustic painting techniques with Randal Arvilla
24 Jun 2021
Expanding your Australian business into New Zealand

Expanding your Australian business into New Zealand

Looking to expand your business into New Zealand? Don’t get tripped up on common mistakes
24 Jun 2021
Korean Book Club: Almond

Korean Book Club: Almond

A coming-of-age novel that is highly affecting
24 Jun 2021
Maker and creator after-school workshops: 8-12 years

Maker and creator after-school workshops: 8-12 years

Harness all things inspirational and inventive with our sensational series of creative workshops for kids.
24 Jun 2021
Rhapsody of Love - NSW Premiere and Q&A

Rhapsody of Love - NSW Premiere and Q&A

Join the director and cast for a Q&A following the NSW Premiere of RHAPSODY OF LOVE!
24 Jun 2021
Storytime online with author Aura Parker

Storytime online with author Aura Parker

Bring your best smile for a half-hour of books, art and fun that will feed your imagination and stimulate curiosity
24 Jun 2021
Wax Carving

Wax Carving

Carve a ring from wax and have it cast and finished in sterling silver
24 Jun 2021
Writing the More-Than-Human

Writing the More-Than-Human

A panel of acclaimed writers dissect dominating writing forms and explore how to write about more-than-human worlds
24 Jun 2021
In conversation: Richard Bell and Clothilde Bullen

In conversation: Richard Bell and Clothilde Bullen

Join a candid conversation about the artist’s 30+ year practice and current survey exhibition, 'You Can Go Now'
25 Jun 2021
Jewellery taster: Make a silver ring

Jewellery taster: Make a silver ring

A 1-day introductory course to jewellery making. You will make a simple yet beautiful sterling silver ring
26 Jun 2021
In Conversation: Designing with companions/company

In Conversation: Designing with companions/company

Join Zoe Sadokierski and Timo Rissanen as they discuss 'Precarious Birds' their collaborative design project
26 Jun 2021
Networking expert panel with International Students Forum

Networking expert panel with International Students Forum

Are you ready to learn more about networking tips and practise your networking skills in today's ever-changing world?
26 Jun 2021
Paper mache decoupage bowls

Paper mache decoupage bowls

Learn a clean, neat papermache technique. No clag!
26 Jun 2021
Re-love your wardrobe: Upcycling workshop

Re-love your wardrobe: Upcycling workshop

Work on your own upcycling projects and transform your old clothes into ones you love
26 Jun 2021
Unite with Welcome Merchants: Art workshops

Unite with Welcome Merchants: Art workshops

Want to learn bead jewellery making, or charcoal drawing, from amazing artists and give back to a good cause?
26 Jun 2021
Vase arrangment workshop for beginners

Vase arrangment workshop for beginners

Master the art of a flower arrangement with gorgeous seasonal blooms
26 Jun 2021
Learn to Sew: Drawstring bag workshop

Learn to Sew: Drawstring bag workshop

Always wanted to learn to sew or perhaps you're in need of a refresher? Then this is the perfect workshop for you!
27 Jun 2021
Raising Aid for India

Raising Aid for India

Celebrate yoga's homeland with a jam-packed day with activities for kids and adults, fresh food and great music
27 Jun 2021
Boost your business with podcasting [webinar]

Boost your business with podcasting [webinar]

Explore the how and why podcasting might help to build your brand and get your podcast idea off the ground.
28 Jun 2021
Better conversations

Better conversations

A guided gathering for people who want to meet new friends and learn new skills
28 Jun 2021
DAW techniques youth workshop

DAW techniques youth workshop

Build their music production skills with Digital Audio Workstation software in this practical 2 day workshop
28 Jun 2021
Debating and public speaking: School holiday workshops

Debating and public speaking: School holiday workshops

Fun and interactive face-to-face and online workshops to help children boost their confidence and find their voice
28 Jun 2021
WAYS OOSH school holidays program

WAYS OOSH school holidays program

We have the perfect activities for everyone, from the thrill seekers to the creative thinkers
28 Jun 2021
Winter School: Contemporary Figurative Sculpture

Winter School: Contemporary Figurative Sculpture

Explore the expressive qualities of the human body to make figurative forms in clay and other materials
28 Jun 2021
Winter School: Digital Photography

Winter School: Digital Photography

Learn essential camera functions - manual exposure, creative shooting and photo editing
28 Jun 2021
Winter School: Fire Your Imagination

Winter School: Fire Your Imagination

Explore your imaginative potential through the dynamic art of handbuilt clay
28 Jun 2021
Winter School: Large-Scale Expressive Drawing

Winter School: Large-Scale Expressive Drawing

Have you ever wanted to make huge drawings and create your own composition rules?
28 Jun 2021
Winter School: Lithography

Winter School: Lithography

Be seduced by the beauty of drawing directly onto lithographic stone
28 Jun 2021
Winter School: Soft Drawing

Winter School: Soft Drawing

Have you ever thought of using stitching to create drawings with cloth and thread?
28 Jun 2021
Winter School: The Drama of the Human Face

Winter School: The Drama of the Human Face

Learn how to develop the character and likeness of a subject for a portrait
28 Jun 2021
Dan Hill on Sweden’s one minute cities

Dan Hill on Sweden’s one minute cities

Reimagining Sweden’s city streets and the rise of the one-minute city
29 Jun 2021
DIY wardrobe: Learn to sew clothes in 5 weeks

DIY wardrobe: Learn to sew clothes in 5 weeks

These weekly sessions allow you to gain confidence in learning to sew your own clothes!
29 Jun 2021
Everest charity dinner night

Everest charity dinner night

Hear the Extraordinary Story from the man who climbed Mt Everest without oxygen
29 Jun 2021
Lee Wise: Where the ocean meets the trees

Lee Wise: Where the ocean meets the trees

An exhibition of paintings exploring the place where the ocean meets the trees
29 Jun 2021
Lunchtime Lecture: Soviet Jews in West Berlin before 1990

Lunchtime Lecture: Soviet Jews in West Berlin before 1990

Join us online for this webinar with Carole Fink who will discuss the unexpected arrivals of Soviet Jews in West Berlin
30 Jun 2021
Rethinking China with Louise Edwards

Rethinking China with Louise Edwards

China Matters is pleased to invite you to “Rethinking China” with Louise Edwards
30 Jun 2021
Get your child to think like a futurist

Get your child to think like a futurist

An Australian first program, teaching kids Futures Thinking skills to help them navigate the future in a changing world.
1 Jul 2021
How to diversify your arts practice

How to diversify your arts practice

A unique opportunity for participants to learn practical skills from successful artists
1 Jul 2021
Plastic free July: How to reduce plastic in the home

Plastic free July: How to reduce plastic in the home

Are you fed up with single use plastic harming the planet? Do you want to reduce waste but don't know where to start?
1 Jul 2021
The Invisible Now: Writing crisis and the future imaginary

The Invisible Now: Writing crisis and the future imaginary

A panel of acclaimed writers examines the power of writing during a moment of multiplying and interconnecting crises
1 Jul 2021
Life model sculpting 1-day workshop in studio

Life model sculpting 1-day workshop in studio

Learn to capture the beauty and dynamism of the figure in clay in this in-studio workshop
3 Jul 2021
Terrarium indoor garden workshop

Terrarium indoor garden workshop

Learn how to bring some lush greenery indoors at this workshop for beginners
3 Jul 2021
Fruit pruning essentials

Fruit pruning essentials

Practical guidance for pruning fruit trees, berries and vines
3 Jul 2021
Indigenous approaches to Biodiversity

Indigenous approaches to Biodiversity

Learn about different perspectives on ecology and steps you can take to encourage urban biodiversity
3 Jul 2021
Justice Denied? Lieutenant Harry 'Breaker' Morant

Justice Denied? Lieutenant Harry 'Breaker' Morant

A public lecture by James Unkles for the Military History Society of New South Wales
3 Jul 2021
Film Screening: The Unknown Soldier

Film Screening: The Unknown Soldier

Join us for a screening of the film The Unknown Soldier at the Sydney Jewish Museum
4 Jul 2021
Animation and game design camp

Animation and game design camp

A fun educative journey based on experimentations and creative activities
5 Jul 2021
Drop-in activity centre

Drop-in activity centre

Abracadabra, kalamazoo… this could be just the place for you!
5 Jul 2021
Free Spanish classes

Free Spanish classes

Try an hour group Spanish lesson for free
5 Jul 2021
School holiday: Maker and creator (5-8 years)

School holiday: Maker and creator (5-8 years)

Harness all things inspirational and inventive with our free creative workshops
6 Jul 2021
Daughter of the River Country: Book launch

Daughter of the River Country: Book launch

From a victim of the Stolen Generations comes a remarkable memoir of abuse, survival – and ultimately hope
6 Jul 2021
How can we thrive in the 21st century?

How can we thrive in the 21st century?

How do we equip ourselves to face an uncertain future and thrive in the 21st century?
6 Jul 2021
HSC Drama performance preparation

HSC Drama performance preparation

Get ready for your upcoming practical HSC (Individual Project – Solo Performance) exams with this 1-Day workshop
6 Jul 2021
Copy your clothes: Make a pattern workshop

Copy your clothes: Make a pattern workshop

Learn how to take a pattern from a garment you already own (without unpicking it
7 Jul 2021
Blue Space Think Tank

Blue Space Think Tank

An event built for Creatives & Entrepreneurs to network, pitch & learn
7 Jul 2021
Crops up close family tours

Crops up close family tours

Bring the brood, explore the farm and learn about growing food in the city together
7 Jul 2021
Head On Spotlight with Alexia Sinclair

Head On Spotlight with Alexia Sinclair

Hear from a photo-artist whose practice spans both fine art and commercial application
7 Jul 2021
HSC Music performance preparation

HSC Music performance preparation

Get ready for your upcoming practical HSC (Music 1 and Music 2) exams with this 1-Day workshop intensive
7 Jul 2021
Pop-up Art Making

Pop-up Art Making

Time to get creative at the State Library NSW
7 Jul 2021
School holidays: Laser cut Jewellery (13-15 years)

School holidays: Laser cut Jewellery (13-15 years)

Create your own laser cut jewellery in this 3-hour interactive workshop for 13 to 15 year olds.
7 Jul 2021
School holiday: Maker and creator (8-12 years)

School holiday: Maker and creator (8-12 years)

Harness all things inspirational and inventive with our free creative workshops
8 Jul 2021
Preventing wage underpayment in your business

Preventing wage underpayment in your business

Learn how to set up your employee entitlements to prevent wage underpayment in your business
8 Jul 2021
Them Heavy People: This City, That Decade

Them Heavy People: This City, That Decade

Travel back in time for 3 sessions of intimate Sydney storytelling through the eyes of some diverse residents
9 Jul 2021
How to start a food business in Sydney

How to start a food business in Sydney

Get a sustainable food business education, mentoring and community
9 Jul 2021
Wherever She Wanders

Wherever She Wanders

“I am not leaving until you give this the attention it deserves.”
9 Jul 2021
Caring for wildlife in urbanised areas workshop

Caring for wildlife in urbanised areas workshop

Learn about Urban Biodiversity and steps you can take to encourage and care for urban wildlife
10 Jul 2021
First Nations Wikipedia edit-a-thon

First Nations Wikipedia edit-a-thon

Learn how to edit Wikipedia in this free workshop on improving articles of importance to First Nations communities
10 Jul 2021
Introspection III by Kenneth W H Lee: Artist talk

Introspection III by Kenneth W H Lee: Artist talk

Join ArtSHINE as we celebrate this exhibition and artist talk: Introspection III by Kenneth W H Lee
10 Jul 2021
Learn Art: Drawing and watercolour painting

Learn Art: Drawing and watercolour painting

Interested in learning to make contemporary art and having fun? Why not!
10 Jul 2021
Eco-friendly essential oil based Make & Take workshop

Eco-friendly essential oil based Make & Take workshop

Learn how easy it is to make your own toxin-free DIY Essential Oils Household and personal care products
11 Jul 2021
Talk by Holocaust survivor Peter Reismann

Talk by Holocaust survivor Peter Reismann

Hear from Holocaust survivor Peter Reismann as he talks about his story of survival and family
11 Jul 2021
Group Spanish classes

Group Spanish classes

Beginner and intermediate Spanish classes in the heart of Sydney
12 Jul 2021
Everlasting Flower Crown online class

Everlasting Flower Crown online class

Host your own flower crown party with friends in the comfort of your home
13 Jul 2021
Rosé & DreamCatcher Sydney Class

Rosé & DreamCatcher Sydney Class

Sipping French Rosé while learn to create Crystal and Everlasting Floral Dream Catcher from professional florist
13 Jul 2021
Lunchtime Lecture: Humour in the Talmud and Midrash

Lunchtime Lecture: Humour in the Talmud and Midrash

Learn about the use of humour in passages of the Mishna, the Talmud, and the midrash
14 Jul 2021
Laser cut jewellery

Laser cut jewellery

Create your own jewellery in this 3-hour interactive workshop for ages 16 and over
15 Jul 2021
StudioRCC Jam Straight

StudioRCC Jam Straight

Jam Straight is a music program that offers Youth a platform to create/record music & build confidence to perform live
16 Jul 2021
Untangling Napoleon’s Hair

Untangling Napoleon’s Hair

Join City of Sydney curator Margaret Betteridge in tracing the origins of a purported lock of Napoleon’s hair
16 Jul 2021
Performance Lecture: The archive of we

Performance Lecture: The archive of we

Fernando do Campo's performance lecture considers the knotted histories we find in archives and collections
17 Jul 2021
Thriving with plants mindful gardening workshop

Thriving with plants mindful gardening workshop

Engage your senses and boost your wellbeing with mindful gardening activities lead by Toni Salter
17 Jul 2021
Sculpture in a day with Karen Alexander

Sculpture in a day with Karen Alexander

Create a finished carved and polished soapstone work in a single day
18 Jul 2021
Certificate III: Business

Certificate III: Business

Courses for 15-24 years old's, with WAYS Youth Training
19 Jul 2021
Claire Dunn: Rewilding the Urban Soul

Claire Dunn: Rewilding the Urban Soul

A conversation on how, amidst the concrete and busyness, we can learn to pay attention and answer the call of the wild.
19 Jul 2021
Strata Matters 2021

Strata Matters 2021

Event for apartment owners covering cladding, building defects and regulations
20 Jul 2021
Laser cut print-making

Laser cut print-making

Create your own laser cut etching and print in this 3-hour interactive workshop for ages 16 and over
21 Jul 2021
Australia’s 2021 Online Retailer Conference & Expo

Australia’s 2021 Online Retailer Conference & Expo

Australia’s 2021 Online Retailer Conference & Expo will be held on the 21st and 22nd July at the ICC in Sydney.
21 Jul 2021
Learn to meditate

Learn to meditate

Discover the inner tranquility and lightness of mind that come from a regular meditation practice
25 Jul 2021
The People's Park: History Tour

The People's Park: History Tour

If statues could talk, what can we learn from the beautiful but silent guardians of Centennial Park?
25 Jul 2021
Lunchtime Lecture: Jewish ethics as a guide to medicine

Lunchtime Lecture: Jewish ethics as a guide to medicine

Join us online with Dr Bernard Tuch who will discuss how Jewish ethics can assist with decision-making in medicine
28 Jul 2021
Reading in Spanish

Reading in Spanish

Instituto Cervantes celebrates its 30th anniversary and we are reading works related to our birth year: 1991
29 Jul 2021
Talk by Holocaust survivor Mimi Wise

Talk by Holocaust survivor Mimi Wise

Find out about Holocaust survivor Mimi Wise's fascinating story of survival
1 Aug 2021
Lunchtime lecture: The Jews of Interwar Poland

Lunchtime lecture: The Jews of Interwar Poland

Join us for this webinar with Dr Simon Holloway who will discuss political and religious issues that divided these communities
4 Aug 2021
Folding Australia 2021

Folding Australia 2021

Learn all about the art and craft of origami during this weekend event!
7 Aug 2021
Lunchtime Lecture: Navigating Shabbat in the 21st Century

Lunchtime Lecture: Navigating Shabbat in the 21st Century

Join Tommy Sterling online as he discusses the modern dilemmas intersecting with a traditional Jewish life
11 Aug 2021
An Evening with Peter Singer

An Evening with Peter Singer

An evening with the activist, father of the animal rights and effective altruism and most influential living philosopher
11 Aug 2021
Lunchtime Lecture: What the Nazi period teaches about Covid

Lunchtime Lecture: What the Nazi period teaches about Covid

Join us for this fascinating webinar about the role of biopolitics and how history might guide us in the future
18 Aug 2021
Dreaming in Colour by Vinaya Muralidharan

Dreaming in Colour by Vinaya Muralidharan

Join ArtSHINE as we celebrate this exhibition opening: Dreaming in Colour by Vinaya Muralidharan
1 Sep 2021
Bronze casting sculpture: 2 day studio workshop

Bronze casting sculpture: 2 day studio workshop

Create your own sculpture and have it cast in bronze, no sculpture experience required
18 Sep 2021
Astronomy at The Calyx

Astronomy at The Calyx

Join us for a night of astronomy, star gazing and storytelling
14 Oct 2021