Film, food, art, sport, sky-diving!
Here’s a list of 5 fun things to do in Sydney this month.
1. AniMate Film Festival: World student films collection
Head to the Dendy in Newtown to see the best of Season 1 films and meet the film makers. There are films from Ukraine, France, Canada, Denmark, Norway, China, Greece, Germany, USA, Israel, United Kingdom, Japan, and Taiwan.
Saturday 10 December
6pm to 8pm
Cost: Adult $22
2. Newtown food and street art, small group tour
This tour includes 4 food stops, sampling cuisine from; Egypt, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Thailand, Japan, “Australia” and more. Vegetarians and vegans will be happy too.
You’ll visit a popular local brewery for a shared tasting paddle or a glass of craft beer, hear about Newtown’s history, people and development, and you’ll be taken to see some of Newtown’s best street art – learn about the artists, their styles and their stories. This is a tour even Sydneysiders enjoy.
Sundays, 3pm to 6pm
Cost: Adult $65
3. Van Gogh Alive – immersive experience
Be surrounded by colour, light, sound, and fragrance in this multi-sensory international art experience.
The Grand Pavilion is a specially designed and constructed 25,000 square foot gallery at the Entertainment Quarter, Sydney. Van Gogh Alive features the images of Van Gogh from floor to ceiling and wrap around. It’s a fully immersive experience with its very own Van Gogh themed bar. Bring a friend and your cameras!
The Grand Pavilion
The Entertainment Quarter
Unti 12 Feb
Cost: From $39
4. Lexis English Student Tours
If you’re a Lexis English student don’t forget to check out the tours on offer this month! Look for the posters in the Student Lounge and book online. Here’s a sample of what’s on offer:
14,000 ft Tandem Skydive!
The only Skydive operation where you can actually watch your friends every step of the way. They will gear up right in front of you, board the aircraft right in front of you and land right in front of you.
- Freefall from up to 14,000ft
- Fast Jet engine aircraft with magnificent coastal and blue mountain views and Sydney city skyline
- Video and Photos of your Skydive available
- FREE souvenir 4 Gig USB Flash drive loaded with your skydive video and or photos with every video package purchased
Age: 18 years +
Spot X Surf Camp
Fully qualified instructors with level one beginner and level two advanced coaching qualifications to ensure you surf at your best. Instructors are in the water with you assisting every step of the way. Photo and video analysis to help you see where your surfing is at.
Spot X has amazing waves with access to a variety of breaks to suit the absolute beginner to the intermediate and advanced surfer. Wide range of boards and wetsuits, to ensure that you get the best equipment for your size and ability to assist your surfing journey.
Duration: 4 Days, 3 nights
Starts / Ends: Brisbane (transfer to/from Spot X)
Cost: $579 (Sydney-Brisbane airfares not included)
5. United Cup – International Tennis Tournament
The United Cup is a mixed-gender hard-court tennis tournament featuring teams from 18 countries. The tournament will be played across Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, over 11 days. Cheer your country on (and Australia too!).
Ken Rosewall Arena
Sydney Olympic Park
29 Dec – 4 Jan | Finals: 6 – 8 Jan
Cost: From $40
Holidays are coming!
Remember! Lexis English students – there are no classes 24 December – 2 January inclusive. Classes restart Tuesday 3 January!
What’s on and fun things to do
Stay safe at the beach!
IMPORTANT: To stay safe on Sydney’s beaches, watch a video in your home language here.
About Lexis Sydney on Manly Beach
The college is open 13 hours a day Monday-Friday, with classes in the mornings, afternoons and evenings. The average class size is 12-13 students.
General English courses run year-round. Most students are aged 18 years and over, and at certain times of the year, a Junior program is offered. This is for students aged 12-17 and incorporates lots of fun activities and beach sports.