Sydney Festival

Sydney Festival

Lawn Library




Tuesday to Sunday
8 to 25 January 2015
11am to 11pm
Hyde Park North

Free entry, activities for the whole family and books to read, swap and keep for free.

Read a good book outdoors this summer

Sydney Festival takes over the town every January, transforming our city with a bold cultural celebration that brings together high quality art and big ideas.

The City of Sydney is a major sponsor of the Sydney Festival.

This year’s program includes more than 100 events, many of which are free. Performances will reimagine indoor and outdoor spaces all over Sydney, bringing in the best artists, musicians and performers from across the world. The festival’s calendar includes world premieres, debut Australian performances plus events you’ll only see at the festival.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the world-renowned festival at a venue near you.

Sydney Festival

Festival Village at Hyde Park

Our newest village is the perfect place to relax and enjoy Sydney in summer.

The Festival Village includes a variety of great circus and cabaret shows, activities and music for everyone from kids to grandparents.

Be sure to take part in Family Week, held during the last week of school holidays, with loads of free entertainment and activities. 

Lawn Library

At the heart of the Festival Village will be the City of Sydney's Lawn Library.

The library offers a perfect location for families to exchange free books, relax and grab a coffee. There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained during the day with a huge range of creative workshops and story times, while adults can unwind in the space after dark.

Lawn Library program

Date Event
Thursday 8 January 1.30pm–2.30pm: Beyond the Stacks - Pop-up city craft
Friday 9 January  1.30pm–2.30pm: Beyond the Stacks - Calligraphy
Saturday 10 January

11am–12pm: Beyond the Stacks - Unpuzzled

3pm–4pm: Weekend workshops - Circus skills 

Sunday 11 January  3pm–4pm: Weekend workshops - Book planters
Tuesday 13 January

1.30pm–2.30pm: Beyond the Stacks - How Easy Was That? Baking class

7pm-8pm: Late Night Library - Campfire Collective 

Wednesday 14 January

1.30pm–2.30pm: Beyond the Stacks - The art of assemblage

7pm–8pm: Late Night Library - Campfire Collective 

Thursday 15 January 1.30pm–2.30pm: Beyond the Stacks - Auburn Poets and Writers Group
Friday 16 January  1.30pm–2.30pm: Beyond the Stacks - Paper craft
Saturday 17 January 3pm–4pm: Weekend workshops - All Cut Up - Objectified!
Sunday 18 January  3pm–4pm: Weekend workshops - Circus skills
Tuesday 20 January

10.30am–11.30am: Stories and songs with Aunty Kath Farrawell

1.30pm–2.30pm: Kids Make Art - Alphabetical Sydney 

3.30pm–5pm: Lawn Library Jam - Uke workshop and jam

7pm–8pm: Late Night Library - SlamRant 

Wednesday 21 January

10.30am–11.30am: Storytime

1.30pm–2.30pm: Kids Make Art - Kites for Tykes

3.30pm–4.30pm: Lawn Library Jam - Earthbeats

7pm–8pm: Late Night Library - Music Spectacular 

Thursday 22 January 

10.30am–11.30am: Stories and songs with Aunty Kath Farrawell

1.30pm–2.30pm: Kids Make Art: Herman and Rosie

3.30pm–4.30pm: Lawn Library Jam: Earthbeats 

Friday 23 January 

10.30am–11.30am: Bilingual songs and stories - Mandarin and English

1.30pm–2.30pm: Kids Make Art: York's Universe

3.30pm–4.30pm: Lawn Library Jam: Musica Viva 

Saturday 24 January 

10.30am–11.30am: Storytime

1.30pm–2.30pm: Kids Make Art - Graff stencil art 

3.30pm–5pm: Lawn Library Jam - Uke workshop and jam

Sunday 25 January

10.30am–11.30am: Storytime

1.30pm–2.30pm: Special storytime - Fairy Poppilina

3.30pm–5pm: Lawn Library Jam - Uke workshop and jam

Last updated: Wednesday, 7 January 2015