The cold has well and truly crept into our city, but that’s no excuse to skip all that June has to offer. Rug up and clear your schedule so you don’t miss out on these great events.
By Lori Youmshajekian
Sydney Film Festival
Celebrate the silver screen at the 64th annual Sydney Film Festival, featuring a whirlwind program of more than 180 films from over 50 countries. Explore one-of-a-kind films and captivating stories as some of the industry’s undiscovered gems take centre stage.
Culture Scouts: Indigenous Storytelling walking tour
Join Culture Scouts on an Indigenous Storytelling walking tour through the artistic heart of Redfern. Be inspired by street art, local artists and learn about Redfern’s indigenous past, present and future.
Carriageworks Night Market
Lennox Hastie is on fire! The chef (and owner of Surry Hills’ Firedoor) knows a thing or two about cooking over a wood fire, and he’s curated a delicious line- up for the Vivid edition of Carriageworks’ popular Night Market.
Women In Electronic Music showcase
Ladies take centre stage at Oxford Arts Factory for the Women in Electronic Music showcase. You’ll find this line-up hard to beat (pun intended).
No matter how long you’ve lived in Sydney, you’ll never get bored of our city turning on the lights for the annual Vivid festival. This year, drop in on the likes of Chet Faker and The Preatures in the Vivid Live program at Sydney Opera House. Stop by the Soft Future Piano Bar for natural wines and slow-cooked meats with sustainability in mind.
In Search of the Truth
Step into the Truth Booth and finish this sentence: “the truth is…”A video confession booth that has travelled throughout the USA and other countries now invites Sydneysiders to share their ideas about the truth as part of Art & About.
Celebrate Sydney’s diversity with a range of community events for Refugee Week. Eat to your heart’s content with flavours from around the world at 2 great events: a pop-up food market and Middle-Eastern feast.
Be captivated by some of the country’s most acclaimed dancers celebrating life and culture through the story of Bennelong, a senior man of the Eora.
Have a go at learning the ancient Japanese dyeing technique Shibori this month. Get hands-on experience creating beautiful textile designs with artist and textile maker, Micaela Christie at Pine Street. Beginners welcome! Or, if you really want to get your hands dirty, learn the art of plaster mould making for ceramics.
Live Music at Your Local
This month, we’re celebrating the cornerstones of Sydney’s live music scene. X|Celerate brings more gigs to local bars, pubs and smaller venues.