Cultural Events in Sydney

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Cultural Events in Sydney

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  • Kelliek
    Sydney, Australia12 contributions
    Everything was amazing! its not just about the lights and the magnificent artworks and time that artist put into these beauties that light up Sydney. Its also the unique music events and the opportunity to use the one sense that's forgotten and thats the mind! The thinkers and the discussions - the game changers is a great addition! Bringing all senses to light!
    Written June 17, 2021
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  • Sammy
    Dublin, Ireland15 contributions
    We are Sydney sliders, so attend the Maori gras every year. The year of 2021 was slightly different though as it was in the SCG (Sydney cricket ground to non sport folk). Atmosphere there was a bit flat, and probably a bit more for the tv cameras, so we can’t wait for it to go back onto the streets next year.
    Written May 9, 2021
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  • RonWamberal
    Sydney, Australia13,239 contributions
    Shared an experience in Kensington Street , in Chippendale away from Chinatown itself, but it was still fun. Lots of colour and people (and a special pets parade) and it was certainly a momentous and fun night.
    Written February 25, 2018
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  • Suzie P
    Brisbane Region, Australia136 contributions
    Great venue for music concert on the Carhill Express overlooking Sydney's Circular Quay. Good variety of bands. Nice atmosphere despite low numbers of people due to covid. Projection of stage onto one of the buildings across the street was interesting concept. Highlight was at 10pm with 15 minute sky spectacular of 500 drones lighting the sky and manoeuvring to create various pictures .. cockatoo moving its wings, fish swimming and surfer riding the wave were my favourites. Not sure if this was the 1st year for Sydney's Elevate Festival but I will return next year.
    Written January 6, 2022
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  • n0maDz
    Australia275 contributions
    This is a terrific event with a wide range of sessions to suit everyone. There are a mix of free and ticketed events. It's best to plan ahead by booking tickets online.

    Walsh Bay is an excellent precinct in which to hold the festival with all the venues a short distance from each other. The harbour views and old wharves provide added atmosphere.

    Plenty of places to grab a bite or a coffee. Several parking stations within a few minutes walk. Festival staff in abundance to answer questions and manage the queues. The Ros Packer Theatre was particularly crowded as people queued for the next session to being. Perhaps not the ideal place to be selling books.

    Combined with the Vivid festival, this is a brilliant way to showcase Sydney.
    Written May 28, 2017
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  • Patrick T
    2 contributions
    My wife and i went to see the Tattoo in October 2019 at the Olympic Stadium.
    I regually watch it on the TV and find the Tattoo great entertainment. We booked Platinum seating as i had a feeling that the compactness of the Tattoo was not going to be the same as the show held in the actual Edinburgh Castle. My feelings were correct as the show at Sydney was very disappointing and nothing remotely like what i thought it would be. The whole pitch was used for the individual bands which created a performance area far bigger than the Edinburgh Castle area, The people performing were very small and just too far away. i had mixed feelings about the supporting acts to the Scottish Pipes and drum bands. Some were excellent, others not so much. I wouldn't go to see this show again unless it was at Edinburgh Castle or a similar sized venue
    Written November 12, 2019
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