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Macleay St upgrade a downgrade

Opinion BY ANDREW WOODHOUSE Clover Moore’s proposed mega-million dollar Macleay Street “upgrade” has hit a snag; it’s not universally popular. Residents were roiled at the first community meeting in early November and another vociferous meeting on 19th November raised alarm bells. About 130 local residents and businesses attended the meeting which Mrs Moore described as […]

Joe “Mr D” Dombrowski – Indoor Recess

Joe Dombrowski has a very unique perspective on the world, thanks to being both a full-time school teacher and stand-up comedian. Thanks to this unique view on life his new show Indoor Recess is bound to be engaging, inspiring and passionate. Indoor Recess poses the question to the audience, 'What's crazier than spending six hours a day EVERY […]

NIDA Festival Of Emerging Artists

Running from December 11 to 14 the NIDA Festival Of Emerging Artists will feature seven unique productions from students in their final year. Students from NIDA’s Master of Fine Arts (Directing) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design for Performance), as well as students from all disciplines at NIDA, will each present their work across three […]

Don’t dial and drive

By ASHNA BHARKHADA Mobile phone detection cameras were activated across the state this weekend in a new initiative by NSW authorities to catch drivers using their phones while behind the wheel. A six-month trial earlier this year in Sydney, along the Anzac Parade and M4 Motorway, scanned 8.3 million vehicles of which thousands were caught […]

Of Deities And Demons

This December the Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA) will host the Australian Art Orchestra (AAO) for the very first time at the Annandale Creative Arts Centre. Of Deities And Demons is a cross-cultural musical celebration of Australian and Sri Lankan music featuring Baliphonics and led by AAO’s Artistic Director Peter Knight. Featuring Sri Lankan Low-Country […]

Jo Koy – Just Kidding

American comedian Jo Koy has broken records for most ticket sales at several venues, has won the prestigious Stand Up Comedian of the Year award at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal in 2018 and has his own Netflix special, Comin’ In Hot. Koy has appeared on over 140 episodes of Chelsea Lately […]

Chris Cuffaro – Greatest Hits: Michael Hutchence

Acclaimed photographer Chris Cuffaro returns to Australian soil with an exhibition of images from his iconic shoot with the late Michael Hutchence. Cuffaro met with Hutchence in LA on Oct 1, 1993, and spent the day photographing him for a shoot commissioned by Detour magazine. The shoot was a creative freestyle with the two connecting […]

Hans – Like A German

Berlin boy-wonder Hans is many things. He’s an accordionist, a dancer, a comedian and an international sex-symbol. After making it all the way to the finals of America’s Got Talent, Hans’ cabaret career soared. His show is packed with glitter and dance and will no doubt feature Hans in a tight sparkly costume playing his […]

Gods Cowboys – Slouching Towards Bethlehem

After hanging up their boots for over 23 years, Australia’s favourite Gods Cowboys are back, and are following up their sold-out February reunion tour with a Christmas season performance at Petersham Bowling Club: Slouching Towards Bethlehem.  George Catsi, David Delves and John Knowles make up the group, with each offering up their own array of […]

Hermitage: The Power Of Art

Despite the distance and politics, Russian culture tingles curious minds of Sydney art lovers. After Alexander The Great: 2000 Years Of Treasures (2012) and Masters Of Modern Art From The Hermitage (2018-2019) exhibitions, Hermitage: The Power Of Art is coming to the big screen to introduce the home of the world-class art collection. The Great Beauty star Tony Servillo walks the viewer through […]