What is Enlightenment? 

Are we enlightened? Or are we more in the dark than ever before?

Join us for an unforgettable evening of light, conversation, story based cocktails, curated food, drinks & artisan performers, as VIVID 2018 illuminates the city for the first time on Saturday 26 May.

In an age of advancing intelligence with our insatiable appetite for information, are we enlightened? Or are we more in the dark than ever before? We seemingly “know” more than we ever have, but are we any wiser? What might we need to unlearn? What can we learn by not knowing? How can being alive spur new understanding? And how can we propel ourselves towards all that is possible? 

 Join us as we probe dark matter to stir the mind and the soul and illuminate the essence of Enlightenment.


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Illuminating Possibility.

SAT 2 JUN, 6.30PM - LATE
IMMERSIVE DINNER
3 COURSE FEAST
MATCHED WINE
SPEAKERS +
PERFORMANCE

 

Join us for a night of Enlightenment at an Immersive Dinner on 2 June at The Calyx in The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. 

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. Share in an immersive feast for the senses combining a curated food and wine experience, evocative performance, and spoken word all designed to inspire, delight and spark great conversation. 

Our Immersive Dinner experience on Sat 2 June will feed your eyes, mind and soul. You will enjoy a three course shared feast 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 and Intelligence Specialist Tanya Latty, Collective Mind Expert Derek Leddie and Philosopher Matt Beard.

 
TICKETS $250
Limited spaces available.
Take a leap into the unknown.

For Enlightenment Experiences Information Contact Glider – 0400 716 181.


02.0 ENLIGHTEN
MENT

Illuminating Possibility.

SAT 26 MAY, 6.30PM - LATE
IMMERSIVE DRINKS
DRINKS + CANAPES
SPEAKERS +
PERFORMANCE

Join us for a VIVID Opening Night Cocktail Party at The Calyx in The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney on Saturday 26 May. 

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. Share in an immersive feast for the senses combining a curated food and wine experience, evocative performance, and spoken word all designed to inspire, delight and spark great conversation. 

Our Immersive Drinks & Canapes event on Sat 26 May will indulge you with bespoke story-led cocktails, a thematic curated food and drinks experience, evocative performance and inspiring speakers. You will be joined by Fiona Kerr, Neural and Systems Complexity Specialist exploring the wonders and possibility of our brain, Entomologist and Collaborative Memory and Intelligence Specialist Tanya Latty , Collective Mind Expert Derek Leddieand Philosopher and Writer Tim Dean.
Also enjoy exclusive access to the VIVID Light Walk to end the evening.

 
TICKETS $150
Limited spaces available.
Take a leap into the unknown.

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The Essence of Enlightenment


There have been these sort of ‘popping points’ in human history, huge light bulb moments that have shifted us as a species into new ways of thinking and being. Moments where we really questioned who we are, what life means and how we should live it well, as both individuals and together. One of these moments was The Enlightenment otherwise known as ‘The Century of Lights’ – an intellectual and philosophical movement that dominated the world of ideas in the 18th century. Central to Enlightenment thought was to review and regenerate culture and society, and the means by which humans understand the universe and improve their own condition. It was an awakening and a waking up. There was a breaking down and opening up of ideas around knowledge, freedom, meaning and civic life. It sparked an explosion of revolutionary developments in art, philosophy and politics, because the idea of all people being involved in the development of our collective consciousness came to the fore.


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You're invited to feast like never before.

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