Need a leisurely stroll to cool off after those long assignment slogs, need life inspiration or feeling like some free meditation? May is brimming with it all.
Markets in May
When: 11am, 5-19 May
Where: Martin Place
More info: localmarketguide.com.au
The third installment of these markets is bigger than ever before. Expect cooking demos (for the Student Cookbook of course), talks and craft activities as well as live entertainment. Each week, Martin Place will feature a different pop-up market – with gourmet food and artisan wares on the table, it’s the perfect excuse to take another lunch break.
Sydney Writers’ Festival
When: 16-22 May
Where: Pier 4/5, Walsh Bay
Cost: Varied, many free events
More info: swf.org.au
This week-long extravaganza of ideas and literature is back, opened by the incredible Kate Tempest. From feminist icons to former politicians, celebrated writers local and international, you won’t want to miss out. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of debauchery, with the adults-only Late Night Salon promising a secret or two from the fest’s sauciest guests.
When: 26-29 May
Where: Exhibition Hall 4, Sydney Olympic Park
More info: mbsfestival.com.au
By this point, we’re all feeling it. What better way to let it all go than with a day out at our largest health and wellbeing fest? Join a free meditation sess, taste some delicious healthy food or even book yourself a psychic reading if you’re into that kind of thing (we read your mind just now).