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June events in Sydney

Ignore the chill and take yourself out and about this month

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Though this month is traditionally about finding new and inventive ways to warm your body in the safety of your home, we felt compelled to highlight the myriad of activities that could be all yours if you braved the blustery outdoors. Rug up and travel the short distance between cinemas for Sydney Film Festival or gawk at the remaining Vivid Sydney events. Start a new trend by wearing a snuggie outdoors or buy those camping hand warmer rock thingos – it's time to get out there. We’ve got tips for how to spend your Queen’s Birthday public holiday and costume shops for that cosplay outfit you’ll wear at Supanova Pop Culture Expo. 

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Vivid Sydney

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Vivid is the largest winter festival in the Southern Hemisphere, running over 23 days and nights with an extensive program of Light, Music and Ideas events. Last year, visitors flocked to the cathedral of lights in the Botanic Gardens and took thousands of shots of the Sydney Opera House lit with ‘Songlines’.

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Around Sydney , Sydney Until Saturday June 17 2017

An Evening with Dr Jane Goodall

Dr Jane Goodall is known for her tireless work in helping to raise awareness about the relationship between humans and our primate relatives. For one night only you can listen to Dr Goodall talk about the ongoing work of her foundation in helping to protect Chimpanzees and other great apes, as well as the challenges involved in living as a conscious global citizen. The talk, presented by Think Inc., will ask audience members to consider the question “what separates us from other animals?”.

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Hordern Pavilion , Moore Park Friday June 23 2017

RollerFit

In a RollerFit class you’ll learn to skate backwards, perform tricks and play games with other roller skating buddies. They run an all levels class in Tempe on Thursday nights.

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Robyn Webster Sports Centre , Tempe Thursday June 1 2017 - Thursday June 22 2017
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The Welcome Choir

As Choir of Hard Knocks and Sydney Street Choir founder Jonathan Welch says, “Singing for an hour a week in a choir has now been scientifically proven to help build your immune system and fight cancer, build neural pathways for those who’ve had strokes and can't speak ... the list goes on.” It’s also anecdotally proven to make you feel happy. 

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Newtown Neighbourhood Centre , Newtown Thursday June 1 2017 - Friday December 29 2017
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