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Simone Rosenbauer – Like Ice In The Sunshine II

Simone Rosenbauer’s latest unconventional photography collection is a tribute to the vibrancy and colour of summer – with further existential themes to be read into it, if you wish. Her deceptively simple pop portraits of ice blocks and ice creams melting onto stark, day-glo backgrounds are immediately striking and playful. Like Ice In The Sunshine […]

Please Explain – Halal-Certified Comedy

The Green Left Weekly’s annual comedy night is an evening of bold laughter and bolder jokes as a cross section of the people who make up the city’s social movements converge to watch our most hilarious comedians. “Green Left Weekly has organised these comedy nights now for four years in Sydney; and we pull together […]

Amy Ellen Schleif – Seeing

In her latest collection, artist Amy Ellen Schleif continues to push the conceptual and physical limits of her glasswork practice. Originally from Michigan in the United States, Amy has been working with glass since 1999. She relocated to Canberra in 2007 to pursue her work at the acclaimed ANU Glass Workshop. "For a number of years now, I […]

No Regrets – The Edith Piaf Story

Edith Piaf is widely recognised as one of France's greatest international stars and her music is still celebrated globally, decades after her untimely death in the early 1960's. You don't need to be a diehard fan to recognise her iconic voice in hits such as 'Non, je ne regrette rien' or 'La Vie en rose' within the […]

The Nitwits’ Fractured Fairytales

King Street Theatre’s school holiday program launches into full-fledged silliness as The Nitwits return to Newtown with their new show, Fractured Fairytales. Forget what you think you thought you knew about the storybook characters we’ve all grown up with, as Matty Grey and Teddlie Bear turn traditional tales on their head with their chaotic wit. […]

The Queen of Ireland

A well-rounded and incredibly human documentary which tells the tale of how a man dressed as a “giant cartoon woman” would become an unlikely leading activist. The Queen of Ireland tracks the life and times of the larger-than-life Rory O’Neill and how his glamorous drag queen alter ego, Panti Bliss, became an “accidental activist” and […]

Review: Leap of Faith

It may have been a gamble when the Rockdale Musical Society decided on producing this lesser known musical, but thanks to a delightful story, a soaring musical score, a dedicated creative team and an enigmatic cast – it is one that pays off. Based off the 1992 film of the same name, Leap of Faith follows the exploits […]

Confluence Festival of India in Australia

This festival marks the most significant showcase of Indian arts and culture to ever be staged in Australia. Occurring over two months in several cities across the country, the Sydney wing is showing no signs of slowing down – with events celebrating traditional dance, music, theatre and yoga in addition to more contemporary passions shared […]

Art From the Heart of The Cross

This exhibition of artworks on show at the Kings Cross Neighbourhood Centre showcases the artistic talents and hidden depths of a marginalised community. All of the diverse artists included in Art From the Heart are clients of the Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC). The exhibition was developed in 2011 to help build a sense of […]

Johanna Allen sings The Songs That Got Away

You may not have heard of Harold Arlen, but you've undoubtedly been touched by his music. While Arlen himself remained an enigma, performers Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne and Judy Garland all became famous singing his songs. 'Stormy Weather', 'The Man That Got Away', 'Blues in the Night', 'Get Happy', 'One for My Baby', 'Paper Moon' and 'Somewhere Over […]