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Vivid Sydney: When a City Becomes a Playground for the Senses
Walking along the banks of Sydney’s famed harbour is an experience in itself, but with the sails of the sails of the Opera House bathed in green and illuminated deep-sea monsters slowly cruising on the paths of Circular Quay you know something big is happening. Welcome to Vivid, a festival of lights, music and ideas and the highlight of the Sydney in Winter program that will be hosted from May 24th until June 10th, 2013. Semi-Permanent, hosted at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, unites the creative world to inspire creative’s with a panel of globally known speakers. Musical performances from local and international artists, including Empire of the Sun, will be taking place at the Sydney Opera House and Carriageworks; but it’s the lights that attract the most attention. Wander through illuminated laneways around The Rocks, or gaze at giant Swarovski crystal chandeliers as they dance light around Circular Quay, whilst a fractured heart plays in a waterfront warehouse – the fractured heart that Gotye played at the 2012 ARIA’s that is. A feast for the senses as the neon burns from sunset (6pm) til late into the night. With a specially devised ‘light walk’ to guide you through Walsh Bay, Campbell’s Cove, The Rocks and finally, Circular Quay, thousands of people will line the waterfront to see how Vivid Sydney becomes.
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