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Sat June 2, 6:30PM - LATE

Enlightenment Feasts - Immersive Dinner Experience

What better way to engage with Vivid Sydney, than to delve bravely and curiously into the theme of Enlightenment, in an immerse feast for the senses. Orbit together from the outer realms of the universe, to the inner world and workings of the human brain. Explore aliveness, ancient wisdom, philosophy and meaning. Indulge in a curated food and wine experience, evocative performance, and spoken word all designed to inspire, delight and spark great conversation.

Feed your eyes, mind and soul. Enjoy a three course shared feast with wine and be joined by artisan performers and a selection of engaging speakers including:

  • Dan Goods, the visual strategist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and founder of the Museum of Awe
  • Fiona Kerr, Neural and Systems Complexity Specialist exploring the wonders and possibility of our brain, Entomologist and Collaborative Memory 
  • Tanya Latty, Entomologist and Collaborative Memory and Intelligence Specialist
  • Derek Leddie, Collective Mind Expert
  • Matt Beard, Philosopher

You will also be joined by acclaimed performers Lee Serle, Samuel Harnett-Welk, Holly Durant, Lily Paskas, Raghav Handa and the amazing electronic cellist/all-round musical innovator, Ben Skepper, who are all sure to provoke and inspire!

Brought to you by Glider, the markers of The Hard Things To Talk About immersive dinner series, premium caterers Trippas White Group and The Calyx.  

Join us to ponder the universe, gaze into the unknown and celebrate aliveness amongst the stunning flower display, Pollination in The Calyx, set in the heart of The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Purchase tickets here.

This is the second of two events exploring Enlightenment.
26 May is the Immersive Drinks + Canapes, which includes bespoke story-led cocktails, a thematic curated food and drinks experience, evocative performance and inspiring speakers Fiona Kerr, Tanya Latty and Derek Leddie.
2 June is the Immersive Dinner

A note on dietary requirements: As this is an immersive food and drink experience, we are unable to cater for specific dietary requirements. There will be an array of different options though, so you're sure to find something that'll delight your belly!



Saturday 2 June 2018, 6:30PM - LATE




The Calyx
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available