WHAT'S ON IN SYDNEY

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Past events

2017

MAY

Sydney Comedy Festival - until 21 May.

Hundreds of comedians appear at diffent venues across Sydney.
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for details.


Oztronomy: Ed Hurst - every day until Sunday 28 May, 10am-5pm, official opening
Thursday 11 May, 6-8pm. Free event.

Astrophotography exhitibition featuring the photographs of artist Ed Hurst. His work features both the deep darkness of the outback and the interesting skies over our cities. His star trail pictures involve techniques that he has created himself, producing results that even respected astronomers believed to be impossible in an urban environment.


Exhibition location: 3 Blackfriars Street, Chippendale. Click here to book free tickets.

 

Silard Toth: Sydney Harbour series - every day until Saturday 20 May. Opening times: Saturdays, 9am to 4.30pm, Sundays, 9am to 2.30pm. Free event.

Photographic exhibition featuring the work of Transylvania-born artist Silard Toth. His photos portray vibrant cityscapes and serene landscapes. Settling in Sydney in 2015, Toth's deep passion for photography and his love for this city - coupled with his perfectionist drive to capture the most beautiful scenes in Sydney - let his work stand out.

Silard’s Sydney Harbour series shows Sydney’s spectacular harbourside and its landmarks in a breathtaking, unique and refreshing way. This fine art photography series capture the tranquil beauty of one of the most famous harbours in the world and is an eyecatcher from every angle. Each shot showcases magical moments of the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay, and turn these rare glimpses of time into eternal pieces of art.


Location: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, 199 George Street.

 

Sydney Writers Festival - 22-28 May.

International and Australian writers feature in talks, exhibitions, films, performances and workshops at different venues around Sydney. Writers appearing include British crime author Ian Rankin, the bestselling author of the Inspector Rebus and Detective Malcolm Fox novels; New York Times columnist, internationally renowned author and recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes, Thomas Friedman; Roxane Gay, the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times best-selling Bad Feminist, Difficult Women and Hunger; Lauren Child, MBE, an English writer and illustrator best known for the Charlie and Lola picture books and the Clarice Bean series of picture books and novels.
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Taste of Manly - Sat 27 & Sun 28 May

Set along the stunning surrounds of Manly's famed beach front, Taste of Manly is a weekend festival that attracts more than 70,000 food and wine enthusiasts from across Sydney, Australia and the world.

The road running alongside Manly Beach - South and North Steyne - is closed off to traffic and filled with food and wine stalls.

There is a variety of food cuisines provided by a host of pop-up restaurants and more than 15 wine and beer stalls. Erected at both ends of the food and wine stalls are two stages for live music, featuring popular bands.

The many restaurants, cafes and pubs along South Steyne and The Corso join in making the event a great day.

 

Vivid Sydney - 26 May - 17 June.

The Sydney CBD, harbourside and surrounding areas are lit up with stunning light sculptures and special light effects as part of Vivid Sydney. Music and technology are also a big part of this "festival of light".
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