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Festival of Creativity

Running from 15 - 19 April, Festival of Creativity is the perfect opportunity for USYD students wanting to get inspired, tap into their creative side or simply to learn and develop new skills.

Students can explore and embrace their inner creative with a week of performances, workshops, networking opportunities and so much more!

What's On

Tuesday 16 April

11:00am - 12:00pm
Verge Projects Artist Talks
Come along for a FREE Pizza Lunch at Verge and hear from USYD students who will be sharing their exhibitions with Verge Projects and experiences as emerging artists!
Location: Verge Gallery
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12:00pm - 1:00pm
Manning Music
Enjoy the live entertainment from student performers and affordable Mexican food from Manning Cantina.
Location: Manning Bar

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Blush & Brush: Make-Up Artistry Class
Take your makeup skills to the next level by attending a workshop led by an experienced makeup artist. Choose from three workshops available, each packed with beauty secrets!
Tickets have a $5 refundable fee.
Location: The Drawing Room, Holme Building
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4:00pm - 7:00pm
Creative Crossroads Panel
Join us as we delve into the minds of those who dare to challenge the status quo, pushing the boundaries of innovation and igniting sparks of inspiration.
Location: The Refectory
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Wednesday 17 April

9:30am - 12:00pm
Macaron Decorating Workshop

Join us for a fun-filled session where you can learn how to create the perfect macaron. No baking experience required, just bring your imagination and taste buds!
Tickets have a $5 refundable fee.
Location: The Sutherland Room, Holme Building
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12:00pm - 1:00pm
Manning Music

Enjoy the live entertainment from student performers and affordable Mexican food from Manning Cantina
Location: Manning Bar

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Character Design Workshop

Step into the world of character design as professional artist, Jimmy Patch guides us through the fundamentals of Procreate and character creation in a hands-on workshop. Participants are required to bring their own iPad with Procreate installed.
Tickets have a $5 refundable fee.
Location: Refectory
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2:00pm - 6:00pm
Creative Fair

Come along to the Refectory to meet fellow creatives and a vibrant lineup of artists, performers, writers and more! Get inspired by local creative businesses, artisits and an opportunity to network with industry leaders.
Location: The Refectory
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Thursday 18 April

11:00am - 12:30pm
USYD Gallery Crawl

Immerse yourself in the USYD arts scene as we explore the galleries and museums on campus! A great opportunity to become more involved in the USYD arts community and learn more about upcoming arts-related events and programs. Plus, it's free!
Location: Verge Gallery
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
Electronic Music Production & Beat Making Workshop

Join us for an afternoon of creating infectious electronic beats guaranteed to make the crowd move. No experience required, our expert instructors will guide you through everything there is to know about beat production!
Tickets have a $5 refundable fee.
Location: The Cullen Room, Holme Building
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3:00pm - 5:00pm
Live Music at Hermann's Bar

Pop into Manning on your lunch break and score some prizes for free lunch around campus!
Location: Hermann's Bar

6:30pm - 10:00pm
Band Night
Come along for an evening of great live music, food and amazing drinks specials, featuring a line-up of some of USYD's best bands - this is one event you won't want to miss!
Location: Manning Bar
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Friday 19 April

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Live Music at Courtyard Cafe

Join your favourite musicians on Friday at Courtyard, enjoy a drink and some pizza in the sun!
Location: Courtyard Cafe

6:00pm - 9:00pm
BLOCK PARTY
Join Verge Gallery and PULP for a night of live DJs, drinks, food and late night art! Immerse yourself in the underwater playground of current exhibition ESSSENSSSE by HOSSEI and pick up a copy of PULP 14.
Location: Jane Foss Russell Plaza
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6:00pm - 11:00pm
& Juliet at Sydney Lyric Theatre - SOLD OUT

Come experience the magic that is the musical "& Juliet" in its first ever show in Sydney! The Emmy®-winning writer from Schitt's Creek flips the script on Shakespeare in this hilarious and poignant story of self-discovery and second chances.
Location: Sydney Lyric Theatre
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Club Events

Saturday 13 April

7:00pm - 10:00pm
Celebrations of Symphony with Sydney University Symphony Orchestra
Join SUSO for our first concert of 2024, where we celebrate some of the most-loved classical symphonies.

Featuring: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 and Bruckner's 4th Symphony with Luke Spicer as Conductor and Winnie Su as Soloist.
Location: The Great Hall
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Tuesday 16 April

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Screen Printing & Tea with The Tea Society
Join us to chat over tea and learn how to screen print on a tea towel!
Location: Manning House
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3:00pm - 5:00pm
Paint & Sip with Taiwanese Students' Association
Unwind with some paint and a canvas for a laid-back afternoon of artistic expression, paired with a complimentary boba drink to sip on.
Location: The Dome
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3:00pm - 5:00pm

Cozy Cuisine: A Cooking Demonstration with Sydney University Association of Malaysian Students
Come along for an immersive experience that tantalises taste buds and celebrates the artistry of food. Participants will be able to watch an experienced cook, making traditional Malaysian festive dishes while honouring the culture of Eidilfitri.
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5:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Night with USYD Mahjong Society
Come and kick back at Hermann's Bar for a chill night of chatting, games, drinks, food and prizes!
Location: Hermann's Bar

Wednesday 17 April

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Paint By Numbers with The Taylor Swift Society and USYD Book Society
Come along for a chatty paint by numbers and converse on all things Taylor Swift, and of course books! FREE snacks will be provided.
Location: The Dome
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5:00pm - 8:00pm
Trivia Night with USYD Ekansh Indian Cultural Society
Join us for our most popular weekly event on campus and win prizes, food and lifelong friendships.
Location: Hermann's Bar


6:00pm - 8:30pm

SMS x Adobe Workshop with Sydney Marketing Society
Become an Adobe pro at an exciting hands-on workshop by Adobe, guiding participants through all of their amazing products!
Location: Abercrombie Building, Lecture Theatre 1040
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6:00pm - 9:00pm
Open Mic Night - Blast From The Past with Science Revue Society
Experience a nostalgic journey through time with a variety of performances, including music, stand-up comedy, and poetry, all paying homage to the past.
Location: Courtyard Cafe
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Thursday 18 April

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunchtime Bingo with
USYD Jazz Society
Pop into Manning on your lunch break and score some prizes for free lunch around campus!
Location: Manning Bar

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Jazz Jamboree with
USYD Jazz Society
Join us to sing and dance the day away at a lunchtime concert filled with Jazz classics! No ticket required, just bring your best dance moves.
Location: The Dome

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Social Enterprise Pitch Night With Enactus
Dive into the world of social entrepreneurship as Enactus teams showcase their innovative solutions to societal challenges. Engage with industry experts as they provide insightful feedback and judge the captivating pitches.
Location: SWHB Lecture Theatre 321
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6:30pm - 8:00pm

Dragon Dance Workshop With Project Hope and YKM
Experience something new and have fun at the same time by joining us to learn the traditional Chinese art of Dragon Dancing!
Location: Old Teacher's Assembly Hall
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Friday 19 April

10:00am - 12:00pm
Clothes Upcycling Workshop with Waste Fighters
Learn how to transform your old t-shirt into a tote bag for FREE and pick up some basic sewing and upcycling tips along the way. Simply bring an unwanted t-shirt and we'll take care of the rest!
Location: Thinkspace
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12:00pm - 3:00pm
WASABI Bunkasai with WASABI Japanese Cultural Society
Come to WASABI’s biggest event of the semester with over 10 cultural stalls offering traditional Japanese food, festival games and exclusive prizes!
Location: ISL
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12:00pm - 3:00pm
Hell's Kitchen with SUAnime
Bring your favourite anime dish to life with SUAnime, as they lead a culinary adventure to create a three course meal, each dish inspired by anime!
Location: Susan Wakil Event Space
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6:00pm - 8:00pm
Workshop Night with 180 Degrees Consulting
Pop by for a free, invaluable opportunity to elevate your consulting skills through a series of consulting masterclasses lead by experts in the field. Don't miss a great opportunity to network with industry leaders and connect with the 180DC USYD community!
Location: Susan Wakil Health Building, Room 308
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6:00pm - 10:00pm
Musical Curations with Conservatorium Students' Association
Join us to explore the exhibitions of the University's museum or sit back and enjoy a variety of musical ensembles with complimentary snacks and drinks.
Location: Chai Chak Wing Museum
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More details to come! Keep an eye on this page for the latest updates to the lineup.