Arts & Entertainment

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

For the fourth time in just over two years UK punk rockers Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will make their way down under. This time around the band will be commemorating the release of their third album, End Of Suffering. Which is somewhat fitting given the recent bushfire tragedies which have befallen our beautiful country. […]

REVIEW: Carmen

Arguably one of the most popular operas in any repertoire, Bizet’s Carmen is an easy pleaser due to its hit after hit collection of familiar tunes and its easy to follow storyline. But, because of this, in the wrong hands it can suffer the banality of cliches and same ol’ same ol’ design. Not this […]

The Visitors

Based on Australian historical events, The Visitors is set on the shores of Gadigal land in January 1788. The play explores the perspective of the Aboriginal elders before the arrival of the First Fleet. Muruwari Australian playwright, Jane Harrison who had previously written Stolen and Rainbow’s End, adds a modern twist to her new play, […]

REVIEW: Black Cockatoo

Geoffrey Atherden has a great ear for dialogue and an ability to tell a story that extends beyond the written page. Black Cockatoo recounts the little known history of an Aboriginal Australian cricket team, put together by a wily white manager, Charles Lawrence (Colin Smith), who took them on tour through England in the 1860s. […]

Grayson Perry: Them & Us

English contemporary artist Grayson Perry is the master of many art forms including ceramics, photography and embroidery, and this week he will bring his newest live show, Them & Us, to Sydney audiences. Grayson is a Turner prize-winning artist and BAFTA-winning TV presenter, whose upcoming live show will explore cultural divisions amongst the world’s current climate.  Grayson […]

True History Of The Kelly Gang

True History Of The Kelly Gang is a unique interpretation of the story of Ned Kelly, infamous bushranger of the 1800s.  Featuring a stellar lineup of award-winning Australian and international stars, including Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult, Essie Davis, Claudia Karvan and Charlie Hunnam, the acting is faultless. Unfortunately, it’s the plot and dialogue that is […]

Kids & Kittens

These school holidays the Cat Protection Society will be opening their doors and allowing kids to interact with some very cute kittens and cats. If you’re hunting for free school holiday entertainment, look no further. “Kids love animals, so we thought that we would help out families this school holidays by opening our doors and […]

REVIEW: Aaron Patrick – The Surprise Party

If Labor had read this book there would have been no need for an internal inquiry into how and why they lost the election because Aaron Patrick tells us in The Surprise Party how the coalition snatched victory from the jaws of chaos. Blow by blow accounts of both sides leading up to the election […]

Tim & Eric – Mandatory Attendance World Tour

American comedy duo Tim and Eric will return to Australia this year with their newest show, the Mandatory Attendance World Tour. The duo is comprised of comedians and artists Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, founders of the Adult Swim television series Tom Goes To The Mayor; Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!; Check It […]

THE NAKED CITY – WHAT A QUOKKA SHITE?

Timing can be everything when it comes to publicity campaigns. Get it wrong and months of planning and creative flair can fall horribly flat not to mention the outlay of a considerable amount of money. The decision by Tourism Australia to spend $15 million on a TV campaign in the UK, launched just before Christmas, […]