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Gig Buddies Sydney @ Sydney Festival - A Mile in My Shoes - Friday 29 January

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What: Gig Buddies Sydney @ Sydney Festival - A Mile in My Shoes

Tell me more about the gig: To understand another person, try walking a mile in their shoes. This one-of-a-kind pop-up store, housed in a giant shoebox at the Australian National Maritime Museum allows you to do just that.

Visitors are invited to enter the store and try on a pair of shoes that belong to someone else and to listen to their story. It might be a tale of loss and sadness, hope and love, of odds overcome. But whoever’s shoes you walk in, A Mile in My Shoes will take you to places you can’t anticipate.

For more information, load up the following link:

Where: Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009 (see map below)

When: Friday 29 January

How much does it cost to attend?: This is free to attend.

What time does the event start and finish? The event runs from 10am - 5pm, we’ll be there from 10am - midday.

What time do we meet? 10am

Where do we meet? We’ll meet at the entrance to the Australian National Maritime Museum.

How do I get there? Australian National Maritime Museum can be reached by bus, train, light rail or ferry. The nearest train station is Town Hall, approximately a 15 minute walk (see map below).

With regards to catching public transport, please load up this link to find the best way to get there:

How will I get home? Please load up the same link - - for suitable options on how to get home. Please note, transports to and from the venue is not supplied. Attendees are required to make their own way to and from the venue.

Please note, a Gig Buddies Sydney staff member will be returning to Town Hall Train Station after the event. Attendees are welcome to join.

What else do I need to bring? Attendees must bring ID. In line with Sydney Festival’s Covid-19 policies, all attendees are required to 'sign in' upon entry. No ID, no entry.

Please also bring money to purchase food and drink. Don’t forget your Opal card and phone or camera to take photos.

Please note you will need to bring your own smart phone and headphones to stream the audio for this experience.

What about Covid? As per Sydney Festival policies, face masks are mandatory at all Sydney Festival events. A face mask is required at all times while inside foyers, theatres and outdoor venues, including during performances.

For more information, please refer to the Sydney Festival ‘stay Covid safe’ website:

What about bad weather? This is an indoor event.

I have a question: If you’re unsure about something get in touch with us via email, on Facebook Messenger or contact us via text or on either 0422 061 990 or 0412 145 819 or call us at the office: 02 9419 6951

How do I join? It’s free to join. Register by getting a free ticket from this page (click 'add to bag' in the top right hand corner and enter your details)

Please note:

1 Attendees will adhere to the Sydney Festival’s Covid-19 policies. All attendees are required to ‘sign in’ upon entry to the venue. Gig Buddies Sydney staff will be on hand to assist, if required. Attendees must bring ID. Attendees will adhere to the Sydney Festival’s Covid-19 policies (please refer to ‘what about Covid’ section above).

2 Gig Buddies Sydney staff will be in attendance, but will not be on hand to provide individual support.

3 Getting there: Transport to and from the venue is not supplied. Attendees are responsible for making their own way to and from the venue.

4 Getting home: Gig Buddies Sydney staff may help attendees with catching public transport, taxis or Ubers home - up until 30 minutes after the scheduled end; Gig Buddies Sydney staff are unable to assist attendees who remain at the venue beyond this time.

5 Attendees do not need to be paired with a gig buddy to join us. All signed up participants or volunteers are welcome to join us.

6 COVID-19: If you’re feeling unwell we ask that you do not attend. All attendees are to adhere to Sydney Festival’s ‘stay Covid safe’ policies (available here:

Gig Buddies Sydney takes no responsibility in the event of an attendee falling ill following our outings.

7 Attendees will be notified by text and/or phone call should the event get cancelled. If the event includes a cover charge, a full refund will be issued.

*** Gig Buddies Sydney socials are for signed up participants of the project only ***

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