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YARN STORYTELLING

If you’re a yarn spinner or a yarn listener you’ll have something to give at the Australian Youth Hotel on the first Monday of thia month. Once again in February collective Yarn will host a storytelling night where anyone can get up and spill some beans as long as the story is not offensive, lasts […]

PEATS RIDGE

If being trapped in a vat of sweaty, trashed strangers watching some repetitive bright sparks go bang doesn’t sound like an ideal way to ring in the year, then perhaps you should consider Peats Ridge. The annual indie music festival set in the lush Glenworth Valley is to New Years what bean bags are to […]

BARCRAFT

Around 400 people will be boozing and hollering at the world’s newest sport on December 17 with Australia’s second ever Barcraft… What’s Barcraft, you say? It’s a new event at the Paragon Hotel in Circular Quay which brings a heap of e-sports enthusiasts together to watch professional video games in a bar. The game scheduled […]

SYDNEY PHILHARMONIA CHOIR

The Sydney Philharmonia Choirs has posted an epic and festive conclusion to the year with both Handel and Tchaikovsky filling the December spots. Handel’s Messiah kicks off on the 8th, 10th and 11th while Tchaikovsky’s classic Nutcracker will be playing on the eleventh only. With over 400 choristers belting out timeless Christmas cheer, this suite […]

A Pyrmontian Christmas

Santa won’t be the only one giving everything away this Christmas. The Pyrmont community aims to raise over $35,000 for Australian charities. Every year Pyrmont community groups organise a Christmas celebration at Jackon’s Landing and last year the 2,000 attendees raised a total of $35,000 for the Salvation Army and the Australian Literacy and Numeracy […]

Council tastes parking pain in Alexandria

The City of Sydney has remained coy about the future of Alexandria’s parking problems following an inspection last week. Council is refusing to talk about the possibility of introducing a visitor parking scheme for residents in the area despite witnessing the difficulties faced by residents first hand. The Council CEO Monica Barone and several planners […]

Council fails to save trees

A row of five trees on Broadway have been axed, despite protests from the City of Sydney. Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has begun work slicing a metre from the footpath to make way for a right-turn traffic lane servicing the Central Park development across the road in the former brewery site. A spokesperson for […]

News Brief

City’s Haymarket buzz The fate of Thomas St in Haymarket will be decided in a public meeting, the City of Sydney has announced. The street has been earmarked as a pedestrian-only public art space and Council is keen to update the community on its plans for the street and the Haymarket area. “The proposed closure […]

Santa Sprint: Santa Fun Run at Darling Harbour this weekend

A horde of athletes and families will run through Darling Harbour dressed up as bearded and jolly Greek bishops this Sunday, November 27. Its Variety’s third annual Santa Fun Run and this year it should see over 2000 participants hoping to raise over $100 000 for disadvantaged kids across Australia. This year’s runners will be […]

News Brief

Food trucks to patrol City The City of Sydney is taking expressions of interest for late night portable food stalls to roam the streets. The Council is looking for gourmet menu offerings as part of its night time Sydney policy. “People have been telling us it’s hard to get a restaurant-quality meal in Sydney after […]