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Free Active Fitness Camps
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Free Active Fitness Camps

Get to your Fitbit goal at these free weekday workouts

Pasta Degustazione
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Pasta Degustazione

Sydney's first pasta deg arrives at Otto

Beach Breaks Carnival
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Beach Breaks Carnival

Head to Maroubra Beach to celebrate Australian surf culture with carnival rides, surf comps and many cries of shakas by the sand

Whiteley review
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Whiteley review

Australian artist Brett Whiteley is celebrated in this new, high-tech opera

Winter Plant Festival
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Winter Plant Festival

Get your garden sorted at this weekend of leaf loving workshops, markets and talks

BridgeClimb Sunset Sessions
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BridgeClimb Sunset Sessions

Scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge, watch the sun set and listen to live, local tunes

Muriel's Wedding The Musical review
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Muriel's Wedding The Musical review

The return season of this homegrown hit is better than an ABBA song

Once review
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Once review

The hit guy-meets-girl folk musical is having its Sydney premiere at Darlinghurst Theatre Company

Anna Bolena review
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Anna Bolena review

Opera Australia continues its season of digital productions with the story of Henry VIII's second wife

Madama Butterfly review
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Madama Butterfly review

Opera Australia's future-focussed Butterfly doesn't quite soar

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Latest news stories

You can help reinvigorate Sydney’s native flora at this gardening drive

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You can help reinvigorate Sydney’s native flora at this gardening drive
Normal people can now book into this exclusive floating villa in Sydney’s Palm Beach

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Normal people can now book into this exclusive floating villa in Sydney’s Palm Beach
Young Henrys and Harry’s Café de Wheels are here to warm your winter with a limited-edition pie

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Young Henrys and Harry’s Café de Wheels are here to warm your winter with a limited-edition pie
Score dumplings for just ten cents a pop next week in the Rocks

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Score dumplings for just ten cents a pop next week in the Rocks
Helpmann winners: Cursed Child beaten by homegrown shows

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Helpmann winners: Cursed Child beaten by homegrown shows
Time Out Sydney's second annual alternative Helpmann Awards

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Time Out Sydney's second annual alternative Helpmann Awards
You can stay inside this ridiculous avocado cabin on Sydney Harbour

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You can stay inside this ridiculous avocado cabin on Sydney Harbour
Antidote announces new speakers and a special panel on climate change

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Antidote announces new speakers and a special panel on climate change
Metre-long kebabs are launching at a Balmain Turkish favourite

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Metre-long kebabs are launching at a Balmain Turkish favourite
Sydney is home to the first ever Indigenous rooftop garden dedicated to native plants

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Sydney is home to the first ever Indigenous rooftop garden dedicated to native plants
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Competitions and announcements

Win your dream ‘week well spent’ with Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin
Bars Win your dream ‘week well spent’ with Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin

Imagine this, the chance to spend your dream week, in whatever shape or form that might take. Well Ableforth's Bathtub Gin is giving you the chance to win your perfect 'week well spent'. Whether a 'week well spent' means shopping sprees or lunch dates and nights out on the town with your mates, Ableforth's Bathtub Gin wants to know about it – and they want to help you bring your dream week to life.  And if you win, Ableforth's will help the winner turn their dream 'week well spent' into reality (to the value of up to $1,000). Terms and conditions apply. So, why do the spirit makers at Ableforth's want to know what your ideal week is? That's because a week is exactly how long it takes to make each batch of their award-winning Bathtub Gin. To get the gin's distinct flavour and botanical hue, the team spends no fewer than seven days cold compounding (infusing in layman's terms) their ingredients, which when everything's distilled at high temperatures in copper pots, becomes the distinctively delicious Bathtub Gin. To be in with a chance of winning your dream ‘week well spent’, head to the link below and tell us what your 'week well spent' would look like by July 31. Good luck! Enter now

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Time Out Food Awards
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Time Out Food Awards

Forks at the ready, Sydney: the Time Out Food Awards are returning. At Bopp and Tone on Monday September 9, Time Out readers will join the stars of the local restaurant industry to celebrate the city’s best restaurants, cafés and chefs. Expect delicious canapés, Bisleri Sparkling and Still Water, refreshing ales from Gage Roads, and wine and spirits. MasterChef season ten fan favourite Khanh Ong will be your host, announcing winners in categories such as Best Cheap Eat, Chef of the Year and the coveted Restaurant of the Year award. There will also be a new People’s Choice Award celebrating signature eats worth searching for, in partnership with Google – stay tuned for details.  Tickets ($55 + BF) go on sale from August 1 and will sell quickly, so mark your diary, save the date, spread the word and snap your eating adventures using the handle #foundongoogle.  These awards are made possible thanks to our sponsors Google, Gage Roads Brewing and Bisleri.      In association with 

Time Out Sydney magazine
Things to do Time Out Sydney magazine

Our winter issue will be available from June 6-7. 

Win your dream American experience with Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines
Travel Win your dream American experience with Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines

Has that winter wanderlust kicked in yet? Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines know what it's like when you're hankering for a getaway, and to celebrate the USA's Independence Day on July 4th, they're inviting you to experience the best of America with a huge giveaway.  Together with Time Out, Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines are giving away return flights for two to North America flying from Melbourne or Sydney. You could take off to over 45 destinations in the U.S, like New York, Los Angeles, Seattle or San Francisco.  Kick off your adventure with a walk through Hollywood, visit the Las Vegas strip to try your luck, before jetting off to the city that never sleeps - New York. Or, head south to visit the home of the blues and gems like New Orleans and Nashville. Canada calling you? Take off to Vancouver. Beach time? Hit up Mexico. We're not kidding when we say that there are a lot of destinations open to the lucky winner, check out our terms and conditions to see the full list of cities.  All you need to do to enter is tell us which American city you'd most like to visit and why in 25 words or less. If you win this incredible prize, you'll have one year to claim your amazing trip, so you can have a stellar getaway to look forward to. You've got until July 31 to enter, so don't sleep on this! Enter now Experience the best of both worlds with Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines can fly you to over 250+ destinations across the

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A guide to shopping on the Central Coast
Travel A guide to shopping on the Central Coast

Here’s where to get your retail therapy on the Cenny Coast. 

A guide to eating and drinking on the Central Coast
Travel A guide to eating and drinking on the Central Coast

Top chefs and great plates of food can be found all along the coast.

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The best of Sydney

The 26 best cafés in Surry Hills
Restaurants The 26 best cafés in Surry Hills

No visit to Sydney is complete without a repast at the undisputed breakfast capital of Australia. 

The 50 Best Restaurants in Sydney Right Now
Restaurants The 50 Best Restaurants in Sydney Right Now

Welcome to the Time Out EAT List, our handpicked ‘best of’ for Sydney's food scene.

The best op shops in Sydney
Shopping The best op shops in Sydney

Secondhand doesn’t have to mean second best. 

50 things to do in Sydney at least once in your life
Things to do 50 things to do in Sydney at least once in your life

Take a read and get cracking on that ultimate to-do list. 

The best spas in Sydney
Health and beauty The best spas in Sydney

Whether you want hardcore results, or just a bit of chill time.

The 50 best bars in Sydney right now
Bars The 50 best bars in Sydney right now

Ensure your evenings never run dry.

Where to find the best blowholes in New South Wales
Travel Where to find the best blowholes in New South Wales

First things first: get your head out of the gutter. 

The best markets in Sydney
Shopping The best markets in Sydney

Whether it’s the brekky pho or racks of vintage threads that gets you out of bed in the morning. 

Sydney sightseeing
Attractions Sydney sightseeing

Sydney packs a punch when it comes to spectacular views and thrilling activities.

The best dog-friendly beaches in Sydney
Attractions The best dog-friendly beaches in Sydney

Every dog loves a trip to the beach. 

Where to see animals in Sydney
Attractions Where to see animals in Sydney

Head to these zoos and parks for a guaranteed meet, feed and pat. 

The best nudist beaches in Sydney
Attractions The best nudist beaches in Sydney

Feel the fresh salt water over every part of your body.

The best day trips from Sydney
Travel The best day trips from Sydney

Point your compass in the direction of one of these nearby towns, regions and bush walks.

The 50 best cafes in Sydney
Restaurants The 50 best cafes in Sydney

Whether it's a reward after tackling one of Sydney's beautiful walks or a caffienated catch up or a hangover fixer.

The best hotels in Sydney
Travel The best hotels in Sydney

There are a few hotels whose hospitality is just as popular with locals as with those visiting town.

Top Sydney attractions
Attractions Top Sydney attractions

Let us be your guide to the sights you need to see and the ones you can wave to from an open-top bus. 

Where to find the best Sydney parks
Attractions Where to find the best Sydney parks

While away an afternoon or simply catch a break at lunch time. 

The best rooftop bars in Sydney
Bars The best rooftop bars in Sydney

Sometimes there's nothing better than the sun on your back and a cool drink to keep things chill.

Sydney's harbour islands
Things to do Sydney's harbour islands

Take a day trip to one of these ten landmarks surrounded by water.

Sydney’s best tours
Things to do Sydney’s best tours

From seaside foraging trails to urban graffiti walks. 

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Neighbourhood guides

Manly
Manly

Every day’s the weekend at this beachside suburb.

Newtown
Newtown

We love Newtown for the music. We love it for the food.

Chippendale
Chippendale

Chippo packs a lot of punch for a little fella. 

Bondi
Bondi

The beachside 'burb has amazing cafés, diners and shops.  

Ashfield
Ashfield

Ashfield holds onto the charming remnants of its ageing looks.

Parramatta
Parramatta

Parramatta's food and drink scene is on the rise.

Fairfield
Fairfield

Flavours dominate this multicultural hub in Western Sydney.

Crows Nest
Crows Nest

It's one of the highest points of all of the northern suburbs.

Petersham
Petersham

Make Sydney’s ‘Little Portugal’ your first port of call.

Penrith
Penrith

There’s more to Sydney’s adventure capital than adrenaline highs.

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Win your dream ‘week well spent’ with Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin
Bars Win your dream ‘week well spent’ with Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin

Imagine this, the chance to spend your dream week, in whatever shape or form that might take. Well Ableforth's Bathtub Gin is giving you the chance to win your perfect 'week well spent'. Whether a 'week well spent' means shopping sprees or lunch dates and nights out on the town with your mates, Ableforth's Bathtub Gin wants to know about it – and they want to help you bring your dream week to life.  And if you win, Ableforth's will help the winner turn their dream 'week well spent' into reality (to the value of up to $1,000). Terms and conditions apply. So, why do the spirit makers at Ableforth's want to know what your ideal week is? That's because a week is exactly how long it takes to make each batch of their award-winning Bathtub Gin. To get the gin's distinct flavour and botanical hue, the team spends no fewer than seven days cold compounding (infusing in layman's terms) their ingredients, which when everything's distilled at high temperatures in copper pots, becomes the distinctively delicious Bathtub Gin. To be in with a chance of winning your dream ‘week well spent’, head to the link below and tell us what your 'week well spent' would look like by July 31. Good luck! Enter now

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Rainbow Chan
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Rainbow Chan

Art-pop vocalist and producer Rainbow Chan is touring this August, serenading audiences up and down the East Coast with her beguiling brand of electro-pop. The multi-talented musician and visual artist is playing a string of shows in support of her recently released album Pillar. The record follows 2016’s Spacings, which was nominated for several awards, and 2017 single ‘Let Me’, which earned a SMAC trophy for Best Song of the Year. Chan has performed everywhere from the Sydney Opera House to the 2019 Time Out Bar Awards, but if you’ve never heard her music, expect soulful melodies, glitchy beats and intelligent lyrics, often dealing with themes of culture and identity (Chan was born in Hong Kong and raised in Australia). Whereas Spacings was sweetly melancholy in tone, this album promises a more upbeat attitude and vibrant aesthetic, still delivered with her signature ethereal vocals and tight production. Check out the Rainbow Chan website for more information, ticket links and special guests.

Try Jameson’s new cold brew whiskey at these Sydney bars
Bars Try Jameson’s new cold brew whiskey at these Sydney bars

Sometimes, flavours just belong together – from strawberries and cream to guac and corn chips. Irish whiskey and coffee are one of these undeniable pairs, so Jameson, the king of malty-sweet spirits, has brought them together in one glorious, full bodied bottle. In keeping with these hip café times, they’re blending the nutty, vanilla profiles of Jameson with cold brew coffee. This gives a more refined, refreshing flavour to the drink, while maintaining that warm, rich coffee profile from Colombian and Brazilian Fairtrade Arabica beans.  If you’ve attended a coffee cupping or two on your way to a distillery tour, you’re likely to have the constitution for sipping the spirit with little more than ice. But if you’re keen to see what this punchy drink can do in a cocktail shaker, perhaps it’s time to hit up a few Sydney bars serving the beverage. Photograph: Supplied If you like your afternoon tipples with a side of true-blue bar talent, head to the Unicorn Hotel in Paddington. This ripper of a pub has plenty of bottles of Jameson Cold Brew in stock, and could mix you a beaut Jameson Cold Fashioned (yep, a kick o’ coffee beside the bitters is blissful) in between rounds of Jatz and French onion dip. Looking to get a little frisky? The boys at Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern will fix you a caffeinated cocktail that’ll have you getting up to no good in their party basement. Need a breather? Head to the Wild Rover for a housemade lamb sausage roll before your next round. This hidden wh

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Thievery’s new Middle Eastern brunch is worth getting out of bed for
Restaurants Thievery’s new Middle Eastern brunch is worth getting out of bed for

The rulebook-razing team behind Glebe bar and eatery Thievery have launched a brunch service that will shake you out of your bacon-and-egg rut. Executive chef Julian Cincotta (ex-Nomad and Rockpool) has devised a breakfast menu featuring the same creative, contemporary approach to Middle Eastern cuisine that you know and love from dinner. Arabic ingredients take centre stage in loose interpretations of familiar breakfast dishes, such as a crumpet made of fermented chickpeas, or a halloumi and potato hash. Eggs come with za’atar butter or smoky charred eggplant, or cracked into a chickpea foul (a stew more commonly made with broad beans) in their take on a shakshuka. You didn’t think they’d play a shakshuka straight, did you? Even their popular kebabs have found their way onto the brunch menu, with a fried egg and hash brown as accompaniments. If you’re more of a sweet breakfast type, you can’t go past the tahini “panned cake” with halva, nuts, ginger, burnt honey and sesame ice cream; it gives the desserts a run for their money. When some hair of the dog is called for, the bottomless brunch gets you unlimited cocktails for $32 per person. Brunch is available 9am-4pm on weekends, and bookings are recommended.

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Five fabulous things to do in Liverpool
Things to do Five fabulous things to do in Liverpool

While we love our city, we can often get complacent and forget the incredible adventures that can be had in our own backyard. Outdoorspeople, food-lovers, history buffs and arts aficionados are all sure to be won over by these five great things to do in Liverpool. These activities won’t hit your wallet too hard, but they will pack your day with delicious local food, knowledge and fresh air. If you’re looking for more, find fab places to eat, parklands to explore and events to take part in at the Liverpool City Council site.

Jacob's Creek Kitchen Collective
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Jacob's Creek Kitchen Collective

If you’ve become addicted to the pressure tests and high energy elimination rounds of MasterChef over the years, you’ll love this pop-up cooking and dining adventure by the harbour. Chefs Daniel Wilson and Stuart Toon will be cooking up a storm on Bennelong Lawn, so you can learn all their kitchen tricks before you don your aprons and take up wooden spoon arms to replicate the dishes they’ve demonstrated. There will be a competitive element – you’re going up against the clock and other teams – but this is an experience for home chefs of all abilities, and it’s really all about the food. Over four hours, you’ll create an entrée and dessert while Wilson and Toon sort out mains, and then your prize is to enjoy every bite at the end. Everybody wins. Wine experts Kristy Farrel and Katherine Candy will be your hosts for the day, and also take you through a range of Jacob’s Creek wine to match your three-course meal. So what’s on the menu? Beetroot tartare and pork croquettes will keep your stomach sated before you make and demolish confit vanilla king salmon, followed by shiraz-marinated beef ribs served with slow-roasted pumpkin, heirloom carrots confit and salad. You’ll finish on your expertly crafted chocolate and plum mousse. And since all proceeds from the event are going to SecondBite – an organisation sourcing surplus food from suppliers to give to local charities – you won’t have any overeating regret.

Become a master mixologist in seven days with these seven Ableforth’s cocktails
Things to do Become a master mixologist in seven days with these seven Ableforth’s cocktails

When you’ve been sipping the freshest spirits and most inventive cocktails for a few years (guilty) you develop a discerning taste. Ableforth’s understands your distilled standards, and they’ve developed a range of spirits to match. Those seeking savoury, complex and adaptable flavour profiles should investigate Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin. It’s painstakingly prepared, first through a copper-pot distillation with the juniper base and other fragrant botanicals. Then a minimum seven-day infusion of zesty orange, spicy-sweet cassia, citrussy coriander seed, warming cardamom and cloves are gently introduced to the gin, and each of these flavours shines through abundantly in the bottled beverage.  It takes no less than seven carefully monitored days to eke every bit of distinctive flavour out of these fresh ingredients. In between shifts, the Ableforth’s mixologists have developed seven cocktail recipes – one to suit your mood, no matter what day of the week it is – that make the most out of their prize concoctions.  Photograph: Piers Cunliffe Make Monday classy with a Negroni. It’s a simple but effective combination of equal parts Bathtub Gin, Campari and sweet vermouth stirred over ice and served with orange peel zest.  After a hectic Tuesday, shake together Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin, a dash of sugar syrup, fresh lemon juice and mint leaves and you’ve got yourself a snazzing Southside. Next on the list is Ableforth’s Blood and Sand cocktail. It’s a mix of their delightfully stick

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The Philosophy in Inception
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The Philosophy in Inception

When Christopher Nolan’s Inception was released in 2010 you could barely have a conversation with someone without the film coming up. And people were talking about more than just “did you like it?” and “how did they do that zero gravity fight scene?”. No, what everyone was wondering about was the big question – just what was real in the movie and what was fake? If that question is still puzzling you almost a decade later, you can meet up with like-minded folks for a discussion on the philosophy of Inception this August. The Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Sydney is offering a one-day course called The Philosophy of Inception where you’ll discuss the award-winning sci-fi thriller in depth. If you’re concerned you’re a bit dusty on philosophy (or maybe have never studied it) don’t fret – this short course is designed to be easily understood. Over the course of the day you and your new family of Inception-heads will examine the many schools of philosophy and philosophical thought at work in the film. Some of the big concepts participants will explore include the nature of knowledge, skepticism and dreams versus reality (because we were kept up at night by that ‘is it real or isn’t it’ cliffhanger ending). The Philosophy of Inception is being hosted by recognised philosopher Dr Robert Anderson who has also taught classes on fate, free will and determinism in the film Minority Report. Enrollments for The Philosophy of Inception are currently open and can be

Raise money for youth mental health at this year’s City2Surf
Things to do Raise money for youth mental health at this year’s City2Surf

Batyr, a charity which supports young people’s mental health, is aiming to get a 500-person team together for the City2Surf race on Sunday, August 11. And you can join their cause, training with them for free every Tuesday morning in Barangaroo. The organisation focuses on the stigma around mental health, as well as education about services available for struggling youth. This year's goal is to raise $100,000 through the race, which would allow 5000 high school kids to take part in Batyr's school program. Joining the team costs $78, and gets you access to free weekly group training sessions in the lead up to the race. Team members who raise $250 will be decked out in a branded singlet and cap on the day, but if you think you’ll be able to smash it out of the park and raise $500, you can register as a charity superstar here. Superstar spots are limited but include some great perks such as the City2Surf entry fee being waived, a spot in the special start wave, a personalised bib and other exclusive merch. City2Surf is the largest fun run in the world, with 80,000 walkers, joggers and serious runners coming together to traverse the very hilly course from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach. Starting at very near to the crack of dawn at 7.50am, the 14km run will finish up about 3pm. Register for Batyr’s team and check out more info about their initiatives here.

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Small Business Digital 101
Things to do Small Business Digital 101

Calling all small business owners! If your digital strategy is looking a little sad, you may be interested to know the City of Sydney is putting on a series of free seminars that bring expert-lead workshops and Q&A sessions together over the course of an evening. Previous sessions have covered things like Instagram and Google Analytics, but the next topic in the series is entitled “How to succeed with your eCommerce business using Shopify.” Hear from Andy Homan, founder of digital agency Process Creative, and Stephen Chapman, co-founder of beverage company Shine+, about how to use the popular ecommerce platform Shopify to your best advantage. Both speakers bring plenty of real-world experience to the table: Homan advises brands such as Carla Zampatti and Deus Ex Machina on UX and ecommerce strategy, while Chapman was named one of Australia’s Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25 by StartupSmart for his first startup in 2013. They’ll offer practical advice and tips about online retail, and take questions during a Q&A session. Learning from industry leaders for free? Doesn’t take a genius to see the value in that. The two-hour session will be held on Wednesday, July 31 at Customs House, and it all kicks off at 6:30 pm. Registration is on the night at 6pm, but these free sessions sell out fast so secure your spot by booking in advance on their website. 

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