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Sydney Stories

Over three nights, local writers, reporters and musicians expose the true glamour, grit and grime of Sydney’s soul. This intellectual and visceral escapade navigates the deep and often dark character of our imperfect but beloved city.

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Join us for an evening that melds two of the oldest known art forms, storytelling and music, across the old and new of Chippendale’s most interesting buildings. New tales, forgotten histories, and the beats and rhythms of our charismatic and surprising city come together across two architecturally striking venues: the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas, and Phoenix Central Park.

Your experience begins at the Judith Neilson Institute with Sydney storytellers, before moving on foot through the streets of Chippendale to nearby Phoenix, where a performance by critically acclaimed Sydney songwriters perfectly rounds off the evening.

Please note that the music performances have limited seating. Please advise any accessibility requirements so we can accommodate you.

Sydney Stories is collaboration between JNI, Phoenix Central Park and Vivid Sydney.

Thursday, June 16: Sydney True Crime Stories

Stories: Kate McClymont, Pat Abboud, and Peter Hoysted

Music: Toby Martin and special guests

Friday, June 17: Sydney Forgotten Stories

Stories: Chris Masters, Zoe Norton Lodge, and Rae Johnston

Music: Martha Marlow featuring Chris Abrahams

Saturday, June 18: Sydney Personal Stories

Stories: Alexei Toliopoulos and Cameron James, Bridie Jabour, and Mawunyo Gbogbo

Music: Becca Hatch

The Phoenix and Vivid Sydney
  • When

    16 - 18 June 2022