Arts & Entertainment

Lloyd Cole

As legendary musician Lloyd Cole approaches 35 years in the music business he took some time to sit down and chat with City Hub. During the conversation, Cole spoke about his career and the hidden challenges of the creative process. Although many years ago Cole still recalls with clarity the moment he realised music could […]

Stormzy – Heavy Is The Head

With his much anticipated second album Stormzy breaks the mould of UK grime, and in doing so establishes himself as a major crossover artist. Throughout the 16 tracks on Heavy Is The Head Stormzy delivers huge variety. Simultaneously Stormzy is able to remain true to his roots in the UK grime scene but also evolves […]

REVIEW: Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas features two new Australian plays by award-winning playwrights Katy Warner and Gretel Vella. The first play, Good People by Katy Warner, has an all-female cast playing long-term friends on a holiday in  a foreign country who  have had to  leave their hotel abruptly and are stuck at the airport. They are waiting and have […]

Welcome 2020 With A Bang

Just last week the City Of Sydney council officially unveiled their plans for this year’s NYE celebrations. As always there is a heavy emphasis on fireworks, and luckily City Hub has got the best viewing locations scouted for you. Harbour Hoopla Why not celebrate the New Year inside the lush, green surrounds of Sydney’s Royal […]

Black Christmas

Honestly, will filmmakers ever come up with an original story for a slasher/horror film? Every possible murderous plot has been done to death (no pun intended!) and yet these films continue to be rehashed! Black Christmas surrounds a group of sorority sisters who are spending the cold winter Christmas break on campus and soon after […]

Up In Smoke

As the smoke haze continues to linger over Sydney the New Year’s Eve fireworks have come under much public scrutiny. Just last week the City Of Sydney council officially unveiled their plans for this year’s NYE celebrations. As always there is a heavy emphasis on fireworks. A decision which has frustrated many thousands of Sydneysiders. […]

THE NAKED CITY – FIREWORKS OR FIZZER!

It’s about this time of the year that the PR machine of the City Of Sydney Council swings into overdrive to promote the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks. We always hear that the pyrotechnics will be bigger and better than ever, along with the gross exaggeration that a billion people will be tuning in worldwide […]

Tom Burlinson – Swingin’ The Great Standards

Following a much-applauded run of performances as part of the cast of stage musical Chicago one of Australia’s great crooners, Tom Burlinson, is set to arrive in Sydney. Burlinson will arrive in Sydney tomorrow with his brand new show Swingin’ The Great Standards, which celebrates the greatest songs, composers, and lyricists of the 20th Century. […]

BOOK REVIEW: Penny Wong – Passion And Principle by Margaret Simons

Author Margaret Simons sure set herself a high bar when she took on the biography of Labor politician Penny Wong, as despite giving interviews for the book, Penny Wong - Passion and Principle, Wong kept her cards close throughout. The title is apt as passion and power are the two overriding traits that come through as Simons […]

Marianne & Leonard – Words Of Love

Nick Broomfield’s documentary focuses on the ill-fated relationship between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. Their affair blossomed in the golden age of life on the idyllic island of Hydra in the late 60s, when the community of ex-pat artists who had found their way there, including Australia’s Charmian Clift and George Johnston, […]