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THE UGLY ONE

Beauty will literally be in the eye of the beholder when The Ugly One by Marius von Mayenburg makes its Sydney debut this week at the SBW Stable Theare. Director Sarah Giles is staging another contemporary German play through Griffin’s Independent Theatre arm following up from the highly successful run of The Pigeons last year. […]

Occupy Sydney

Occupy Sydney will continue their protest this Saturday with a two thousand strong march through the city. The group is scheduled to meet at the Sydney Town Hall at midday for speeches then march to Wynyard and Martin Place. Wenny Theresia, a media representative of the group, said they are expecting there to be over […]

Dover Heights art House

A landlord allowed its young renters to paint the inside walls of their leased Dover Heights house and stage a ‘pop-up’ art show. Bands and cabaret acts performed with an eclectic backdrop of art from local artists, mainly from the surrounding beach suburbs. Dubbed the “Mansion Pop Up Art Show”, entry was by invitation only […]

THIS YEAR’S ASHES

The plot of Griffin Theatre Company’s new play, This Year’s Ashes, sounds uncomfortably familiar. It centres on the character of Ellen - played by Belinda Bromilow - and her life in Sydney: she’s allergic to the water (who isn’t?), hates her office job (who doesn’t?) and has a complicated love life (!). “It’s a play […]

Gas company targets St Peters

A coal seam gas company plans to explore sites in St Peters and the Greater Sydney area despite a recent protest on King St involving enraged residents. Dart Energy’s licence for coal seam gas (CSG) exploration in the Sydney Basin expires this month and activists are calling for the license to be revoked. Spokesperson for […]

Green apartments good for the wallet

City of Sydney has launched a new environmental program designed to reduce energy and water consumption in apartment blocks. “Three quarters of the population in the inner city already live in apartments,” said Lord Mayor Clover Moore. “It makes sense that we work with them to help them reduce energy and water consumption.” The council […]

Fuming protesters stop traffic

On Sunday more than 1500 people marched along King Street to Sydney Park to protest against coal seam gas (CSG) extraction in St Peters and across the country. The large turnout was a  surprise to the organisers who have been battling to stop a CSG well being dug just one hundred metres from Sydney Park. […]

The battle at Normandy

Residents of the Normandy Building, located between Darlinghurst Road and Earl Place, are petitioning City of Sydney to refuse a restaurant development underneath their apartment block. The residents are worried the restaurant will not only increase noise in the late night district but also emit bad smells. But the property owner and developer of the restaurant, Adam Davis, has hit […]

Wentworth wants weddings

Thirty politicians gave speeches on gay marriage and civil-unions in federal parliament last month, including local member for Wentworth Malcolm Turnbull. Federal MPs were invited to gauge the opinions of their electorates nationwide after a motion from The Greens’ MP Adam Bandt in November last year. The speeches were an opportunity to report the findings. […]

Kings Cross locals say no to restaurant

Locals are fed up with City of Sydney and have petitioned against a new licensed venue opening in Kings Cross. Residents of the Normandy Building, wedged between Darlinghurst Road and Earl Place , want the new restaurant’s Development Application denied on the basis of increased noise and violence. The application from Richard Alexander Design proposes a licensed restaurant; […]