Arts & Entertainment

Art Attack – Riot breaks out at The Kids concert

In a moment of ‘you never know what’s going to happen at a live concert’ a warm-up show for Sydney band The Kids was unexpectedly shut down when several drunken patrons stormed the stage mid-set. Whilst the initial aggressors were safely ejected from the venue Glebe Police would send six squad cars and approximately 10 […]

Zohra Orchestra: All-Female Ensemble of Afghanistan

Courtesy of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Opera House will be hosting a performance by the Zohra Orchestra, an all-woman orchestra from Afghanistan. The event will mark the 100th anniversary of the reclamation of Afghanistan’s independence and the 50th anniversary of Afghanistan-Australian diplomatic relations. Zohra is the name of a Persian goddess of music. Led […]

Art Attack – Netflix returns to SCREEN FOREVER

This past week has seen two very important announcements in the Australian film scene. Firstly it was announced that Netflix would be returning as an honourable partner of this year’s SCREEN FOREVER program. In this role Netflix will provide delegates valuable insights into the industry leader’s pioneering content strategy and also allow delegates to directly […]

Art Attack – The Spring Rebellion: Groove Train For Rebels

All round the city this week you’ve probably spotted a few climate change activists or protest. This weekend however the protest will take a more joyful approach. The Spring Rebellion: Groove Train For Rebels will see protestors boarding a train from Newton at 11 am to Summer Hill, and back, to dance away their anger […]

Art Attack – Mish Shell

Sydneysiders have three fantastic opportunities this week to catch the wonderfully talented Fish Shell performing at various venues throughout the city. Mish is a multi instrumentalist musician, inspired by her love of poetry and passion towards the overall wellbeing of life upon the planet. Her multi-cultural roots have endowed her soulful voice with the ability […]

Art Attack – My Best Dead Friend

Part theatre, part performance lecture, part stand-up comedy My Best Dead Friend is Anya Tate-Mannings method for dealing with her own real life experiences. In the one-woman show Tate-Manning tells the story of a close-knit group of teenage girls who wanted to take over the world and rail against the status-quo, only to be rocked […]

Wit

Wit was the first and only play written by American playwright, Margaret Edson, and it earned her a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, among numerous other awards. It has a rather sombre premise: Dr Vivian Bearing, a scholar of 17th century poetry, is in the final stages of terminal cancer and reviewing her life choices with […]

The Eulogy

Geoffrey Tozer died in 2009, aged 54 and virtually unknown to the wider public. Yet, in the world of classical music, he is regarded as one of the greatest pianists ever born. Tozer was Australian but is probably least known in this country and but for the scathing eulogy delivered by Paul Keating at Tozer’s […]

Billy Elliot: The Musical

By Rita Bratovich. Billy Elliot was first introduced to audiences in the 2000 film directed by Stephen Daldry.  The heartwarming tale of a poor boy from a Northern England coal mining town who pirouetted out of the slums and onto the stage immediately connected with audiences around the world. With its charming characters, feel-good storyline, […]

Fleabag

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s phenomenally popular TV series, Fleabag began as an equally phenomenally popular one-woman stage show in Britain. Now that live show has now been captured on film as part of the National Theatre Live film series. Part memoir, part stand-up comedy, Fleabag is a brashly candid monologue retelling a particularly eventful chapter in Waller-Bridge’s […]