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Free Light Sculpture Events

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Light sculptures are one of the best free attractions at the annual Vivid Sydney festival. These events are family friendly and take place from 6pm to midnight. The Circular Quay light sculpture events will run from 25 May to 11 June, 2012. Sydney Opera House, Customs House and Museum of Contemporary Art will be the main attractions as they will each be highlighted with 3D light sculptures. In addition to the light sculptures, there will also be interactive light installations, such as digital games (Hopscotch and Tic-tac-toe) and light shows.

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URBANSCREEN will also be taking over the Sydney Opera House as well. This will be an exclusive Vivid Sydney event and it is also free to attend. It will run from 25 May to 11 June, 2012, from 6.00pm to midnight.

Live Music Events

The live music program for Vivid Sydney 2012 is certainly special and it is composed of both Australian première events and exclusive Vivid Sydney events.

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Perhaps the most anticipated events is Florence the Machine with the Ceremonial Orchestra. Led by the dazzling Florence Welch, Florence the Machine continues to earn both critical and commercial acclaim. Whilst Florence the Machine is also on an Australian tour in May 2012, the Vivid Sydney event will feature Welch perform exclusively with the 'Ceremonial Orchestra' - a reference to the latest album release, Ceremonials.

Image courtesy of the Vivid Sydney website.

Another exclusive Vivid Sydney event is Janelle Monáe and the Archandroid Orchestra. Janelle Monáe is a critically acclaimed musician and this Australian première event will see the songstress perform with the ArchAndroid Orchestra - a reference to her debut album The ArchAndroid.

Image courtesy of the Vivid Sydney website.

The girl power continues with Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who will present Stop the Virgens, which was co created by KK Barrett. This event is also an Australian première and Vivid Sydney exclusive event. It will feature Karen O with 13 piece musical accompaniment and special guests.

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And finally, LCD System say goodbye with a special Australian première screening of Shut Up and Play the Hits. This documentary captured LCD's final performance in Madison Square Garden and recently screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2012.

View the complete 'Music' program here.

Public Lectures and Workshops

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There are a number of public lectures and workshops occurring during the Vivid Sydney festival this year. You will find special events relating to arts, gaming, fashion, film, music and industry issues.

Below are some of the highlights - click on the respective links for further details.

Gaming: Showcase - this is a free event.
Keynote: Jake Nickell: Threadless.
Sydney Film Festival Hub @ Lower Town Hall - this is a free event.
Fashion on Film Showcase - this is a free event.
Future of Publishing - this is a free event.

View the complete 'Ideas' public lectures and workshop program here.

Creative Industry Events

Image courtesy of the Vivid Sydney website.

There is also a small selection of ticketed or invite only creative industry events - highlights include the three day Song Summit, NSW Think Tank event, various Inside Out / Outside In seminars and Billy Blue journal (BBetween 5) Launch.

View the complete creative 'Industry' events program here.

For all the latest of Vivid Sydney 2012, please see the following links -
Vivid Sydney website.

Vivid Sydney Facebook profile
Vivid Sydney Twitter.
Vivid Sydney Youtube Channel.
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When: May 25 to June 11, 2012
Where: Sydney
Cost: Events are free, ticketed or invite only - see website for details
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Thanks for posting this info. I was wondering, however, if you noticed that the events listed are invite only?
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