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Sunday 23 February 2020
Talks with artist Jonathan Jones and special guests  
In this special talk series, Sydney-based Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones responds to his site-specific art installation "untitled (maraong manaouwi)" at Hyde Park Barracks, part of the museum's reopening program. Join Jonathan as he discusses themes and issues raised by the artwork with leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. 21 February to 14 March.
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Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm Feb 23 Cost: Free
Venue: Hyde Park Barracks, Queens Square, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Submitted by: Sydney Living Museums sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/event..
Enquiries: 0282392211
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Tuesday 25 February 2020
Fabulous Europe on a Budget  
A European holiday doesn’t have to be an expensive experience. Armed with a little knowledge, join Adrian Muir to make use of the internet and a number of other resources to ensure your continental experience doesn’t break the bank.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Feb 25 Cost: $38
Venue: Room 204, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
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How to Build Greener Cities  
Building Life Cycle Assessor Ceire Kenny will tell us about embodied carbon in our buildings and what we should be looking to do to build greener cities. Talk at 7pm. From 6 pm all welcome at Cellini's (opp Hobbyco, lvl-2, Queen Victoria Blg).
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Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm Feb 25 Cost: donations accepted
Venue: Lvl 3, Norman Selfe Room, SMSA, 280 Pitt St, Between Bathurst St and Park St, Sydney
Submitted by: Sustainable Population Australia au.citizensclimatelobby.org/
Enquiries: 0467004892   george@ccl.org.au
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Saving Cliefden Caves  
The spectacular fossils of Cliefden Caves have been threatened with inundation to provide water storage and flood mitigation for nearby Canowindra. Cavers and geologists have opposed the proposal for many years. Ian Percival, a paleontologist will describe the features that would be lost.
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Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm Feb 25 Cost: Free
Venue: St Andrews Uniting Church, Corner Vernon and Chisholm Sts, South Turramurra
Submitted by: STEP Inc www.step.org.au
Enquiries: (02) 94898256   jillpgreen@gmail.com
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Thursday 27 February 2020
What is Germany's Role in the World?  
From Washington to Warsaw, and from Beijing to Brussels many countries are at the moment wondering where Berlin's foreign and security policy is heading. Burkhard Jahnicke poses the question; "Just what is Germany’s Role in the World?"
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Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm Feb 27 Cost: $29
Venue: David Stewart Room, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
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Speaking of Music… The Magic of Solo Violin  
The Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts present a celebration of Bach’s solo violin pieces by Dr David Hush FRSN. Featuring performances by Anna Da Silva Chen and, World Premiere of Partita for Solo Violin, composed by David Hush and commissioned by the Royal Society.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Feb 27 Cost: $15 SMSA and RS Members, $20 Guests and General Entry
Venue: Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts (SMSA), Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Submitted by: Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts smsa.org.au
Bookings: (02) 9262 7300   admin@smsa.org.au
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Friday 28 February 2020
What is an Oratorio?  
An oratorio combines words and music with choir, soloists and orchestra, creating one of the grandest genres of classical music. Join Susan Deas to explore how oratorios work, with examples by great composers.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm Feb 28 Cost: $49 incl. a light supper.
Venue: David Stewart Room, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
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Saturday 29 February 2020
In Conversation: Creative Women  
Is it any wonder that as a centre of creativity – with our arts and crafts, cooking and thinking courses – that we’re interested in the creative process itself? For  International Women’s Day listen to a collection of creative women who share their stories with equally talented interviewers. Includes Jessica Dettmman and Sacha Horler.
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Time: 0:30am-4:00pm Feb 29 Cost: $90.00
Venue: North Sydney Community Centre, 220 Miller Street, North Sydney
Submitted by: North Sydney Community Centre www.northsydneycentre.com.au/cou..
Bookings: 0299222299  Enquiries: info@northsydneycentre.com.au
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Monday 2 March 2020
Leadership for good: combating viral panic, misinformation and racism  
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, a new wave of racial prejudices is rising. Join our panel, including Jenny Leong, MP; Dr Sophie Loy-Wilson; Abbey Shi, University of Sydney SRC; Professor Tim Soutphommasane (Moderator); Dr Michael Spence AC and Associate Professor Ying Zhang to examine this issue.
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Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Mar 02 Cost: Free
Venue: MacLaurin Hall, The Quadrangle, The University of Sydney
Submitted by: The University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/sydney_ideas
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
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Tuesday 3 March 2020
Helen Pitt presents The House  
Join author and journalist Helen Pitt will as she discusses her Walkley Award-winning book, The House. An exploration of the incredible stories, both good and bad, behind Australia's best-loved building, the Sydney Opera House.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Mar 03 Cost: Free
Venue: Sutherland Library, 30-36 Belmont St, Sutherland
Submitted by: Sutherland Shire Council Libraries www.eventbrite.com.au/e/helen-pitt-prese..
Enquiries: (02) 97100351   library@ssc.nsw.gov.au
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Wednesday 4 March 2020
Humanising High Density  
 The Annual Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design presented by Zhizhe Yu, co-founder and managing director of AI.SpaceFactory. By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. How can we use design to create cities unique to their local context and invent new high-density urban spaces that are accessible, responsive and people-centred?
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Time: 6:15pm-9:30pm Mar 04 Cost: Free, with registration required
Venue: Leighton Hall, G19, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Sydney, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW Events paul-reid-lecture-in-urban-desig..
Enquiries: (02) 93850000
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Spirituality in the Pub, Paddington  
This year's theme is 20/20 Vision - towards the future. Speakers are Professor Jennifer Burn, Director of Anti-Slavery Australia, Faculty of Law at UTS and interim anti Slavery Commissioner, and Fr. Daniel Dries, Rector of Christ Church St Laurence and professional musician.
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Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm Mar 04 Cost: Donation
Venue: Paddington RSL, 220-232 Oxford Street, Paddington
Submitted by: Paddington Spirituality in the Pub www.catalystforrenewal.org.au
Enquiries: 0414 873 910   mareadonovan@gmail.com
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Friday 6 March 2020
Rakugo in English  
Rakugo is a form of Japanese storytelling from the late 17th century. A single storyteller sits on a stage and acts out all the characters using two props, a paper fan and small cloth. The program of stories in the performance on March 6 and 7 differs.
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Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Mar 06 Cost: Free
Venue: The Japan Foundation, Sydney, Level 4, Central Park (access via lifts), 28 Broadway, Chippendale
Submitted by: Japan Foundation, Sydney jpf.org.au/events/rakugo-in-engl..
Enquiries: (02) 8239 0055   reception@jpf.org.au
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Saturday 7 March 2020
Rakugo Workshop in English  
Rakugo is a 17th century form of Japanese storytelling. A storyteller sits on a stage and acts out the characters using a paper fan and cloth. Canary English Rakugo Company will share their expertise in a workshop, where participants learn to perform Rakugo, as well as the basics of Rakugo storytelling.
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Time: 10:30am-12:00pm Mar 07 Cost: Free
Venue: The Japan Foundation, Sydney, Level 4, Central Park (access via lifts), 28 Broadway, Chippendale
Submitted by: Japan Foundation, Sydney jpf.org.au/events/rakugo-in-engl..
Enquiries: (02) 8239 0055   reception@jpf.org.au
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Rakugo in English  
Rakugo is a form of Japanese storytelling from the late 17th century. A single storyteller sits on a stage and acts out all the characters using two props, a paper fan and small cloth. The program of stories in the performance on March 6 and 7 differs.
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Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm Mar 07 Cost: Free
Venue: The Japan Foundation, Sydney, Level 4, Central Park (access via lifts), 28 Broadway, Chippendale
Submitted by: Japan Foundation, Sydney jpf.org.au/events/rakugo-in-engl..
Enquiries: (02) 8239 0055   reception@jpf.org.au
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