The City of Sydney is developing a blueprint to support Walsh Bay partners promote business interests in the areas’ main street and Village precinct.

‘Big Dance’ is a biennial international festival celebrating dance. Initiated by the Mayor of London in 2006, this year, for the first time, Australia will take a lead role in the event.

Walsh Bay’s Sydney Philharmonia Choir presents two upcoming performances collectively billed ‘Cantos Sagrados’.

In an Australian first a $25 million ‘creative hub’ featuring dance, theatre, music, film and visual arts facilities will be built in the heart of the city following an agreement between the City of Sydney and property developer Greenland Australia.  Located in what is set to be Sydney’s tallest residential tower at the former Sydney Water site on Bathurst Street the development will span 2,000 square metres and is expected to be finished late in 2017.

There are a few performances of Walsh Bay residents Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Patyegarang at the Sydney Opera House (until 5 July).

SWF is one of Walsh Bay’s favourite annual events, when thousands of booklovers flock to Pier4/5 and Sydney Theatre venues in May to indulge their passion...
This year the Festival explores writing that challenges, provokes and questions conventional concepts of culture, history and identity. Over 400 authors bring their insight and knowledge and creativity to push back boundaries and help us see life from different perspectives.

The City of Sydney's latest Business 101 seminar series shouldn't be missed by anyone planning to start their own business, open a small bar or join the fast-growing world of tech start-ups. The seminars, now in their third year, are designed for both existing and would-be small business owners who aren't sure where to start, are daunted by the process or are aiming to grow their business.

Vivid Sydney returning from 23 May, will feature over 50 new light installations running along the foreshore from East Circular Quay into Walsh Bay, five of them between Pier 2/3 and Pier 8/9. This extended Light Walk is expected to draw even bigger crowds to our local area than in 2013.

Other free 2014 Vivid Light highlights are:

  • Harbour Lights: ferries and vessels on Sydney Harbour, decked out in LED lights which will slowly change colour as they move into various zones around the harbour.
  • Martin Place: a new CBD precinct for Vivid, featuring giant light installations including 'map your face' onto a 3D giant face.
  • Lighting the Sails: the sails of the Sydney Opera House will feature a futuristic arrangement of 3D-mapped projections created by British group 59 Productions, who were part of the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 London Olympics.
  • Customs House and MCA: the sandstone facades of both buildings will again be bathed in light.
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge: after the huge success of 2013, visitors can once again choose the colour palette and light the Bridge.
  • Darling Harbour: the return of a spectacular water and light show, twice the size of last year's from Aquatique, the French pioneers of dancing fountains.