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George St to be “reimagined”

Over $9 million in public artworks is expected to be funnelled into George St over the next decade, in a bid to revitalise Sydney’s main street. The City of Sydney Council recently announced plans to transform George St into a "light rail and pedestrian boulevard" complete with public art to reflect its heritage and identity. […]

‘Get it right’, says PUSH

Community action group PUSH (People Unite Surry Hills) is throwing its full force behind an alternative plan for the proposed State Government construction of the South East light rail route along Devonshire St. Under the ‘Get it Right’ plan, PUSH advocates for the light rail route shifting to Foveaux St, involving the construction of a […]

Kids sing for a chance at life

The Grammy-nominated African Children’s Choir is gearing up for its first major tour of Australia in its 29-year history. The choir – comprised of children aged eight to 12 – performed for the Queen at her Diamond Jubilee Celebrations last year and has sung with the likes of Mariah Carey and Sir Paul McCartney. The […]

Hispanic culture on show in Rozelle

Hispanic Artistic Expression’s latest offering Conversations with Mother looks to share Hispanic culture through the arts. The comedy-drama, performed in Spanish with English subtitles, explores themes such as loneliness, isolation and ageing. Angela Rosero, co-founder of the Hispanic Artistic Expression theatre group based in Rozelle, said Conversations with Mother aims ensure audiences think about relationships […]

The Clare’s clientele fear pricing out

One of Sydney’s most historic and grungiest pubs served its final beer last Friday night before it is redeveloped. The Clare Hotel, situated on the corner of Kensington St and Broadway, has closed as part of a $20 million facelift. The transformation will see the former Carlton and United Brewery’s Administration Building transformed into a […]

Clovelly II wins Waverley Art Prize

A painting of Clovelly Beach by freelance artist Tannya Harricks beat over 400 entrants this year to claim the Waverley Art Prize last week. A former resident of Clovelly, Ms Harricks painted her winning entry as part of a series of paintings she completed on landscape. "I was more interested in the contrast of the […]

UTS and UNSW unite for light rail

Academics from UNSW and UTS have joined forces to support the State Government’s planned South-East Light Rail line. Michelle Zeibots, a research principal in transport at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at UTS, said transport from Central to UNSW was currently inadequate. “UNSW attracts around 20 to 25 thousand trips a day, and buses that […]

New Tamarama kiosk location “boring”

Construction has started on upgrading Tamarama Park, renewing allegations the proposed kiosk is poorly located. Labor Councillor Ingrid Strewe said the view from the site of the new kiosk - at the southern end of Tamarama Beach - is poor in comparison to the view where the kiosk has been located for a century. “When […]

The jury’s out for Sydney Film Festival

The jury for this year’s Sydney Film Festival is finally out. Celebrating its 60th year, the festival will take place from June 5-16 and audiences can expect a visual feast of local and international films and documentaries. "The [Sydney Film Festival] has had an amazing history and this year I think we have put together […]

Looking for Ludwig in Leichhardt

In 1848 German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt set out from the Darling Downs in southern Queensland bound for the Swan River settlement in Western Australia, and was never seen again. It remains one of Australia’s most enduring unsolved mysterious, and now there is a competition to commemorate Ludwig’s life. Ludwig is the subject of a Leichhardt […]