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Arts & Entertainment

Sole Sessions

Out of the darkness of the COVID-19 pandemic a brand new initiative has been launched to bring homegrown Australian entertainment into the lives of people across the country and around the world. Sole Sessions is an innovative new steaming delivery method designed to allow artists in lockdown to scratch their performance itch, generate a small […]

Ensemble Theatre Conversations

With the city under lockdown owing to the coronavirus, ardent theatergoers can now go online, tune into the Ensemble Theatre Conversations and stay connected. Mark Kilmurry, the Ensemble Theatre artistic director, explained that he came up with the idea of keeping audiences engaged with the actors they may have seen on the stage. “I wanted […]

Malcolm Turnbull In Conversation With Annabel Crabb

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and respected journalist Annabel Crabb will be live streaming an in conversation on The Sydney Writer's Festival Facebook page at 7pm, April 27. This will mark the first event in the new digital programming for the Sydney Writers Festival. Malcom Turnbull is set to discuss his new and already controversial […]

THE NAKED CITY – WILDSIDE OF THE PANDEMIC

Whilst the current pandemic has had a massive effect on humanity and occupied our news services virtually 24/7, little has been noted on the impact on non-human animals – be it negative or surprisingly positive. There have been a few isolated cases of dogs being infected with a mild form of COVID-19, but so far […]

ANZAC Balcony Watch

'We’re All In This Together’  is the catch cry now on social media and it was the catch cry also for two world wars when families, friends and lovers stood on their front porches or in their front yards to farewell young soldiers in their smart uniforms marching off to war. It was the same […]

Open For Business In Pyrmont

Pyrmont/Ultimo peninsula is picturesque and lively…well, usually. It has a well preserved heritage that sits comfortably alongside avante garde architecture. The local population is one of the most highly concentrated in the country and is distributed among tall apartment blocks and traditional cottages. Several attractions make this area a popular tourist destination, yet at the […]

Breaking Glass

Carriageworks and Sydney Chamber Opera (SCO) are gearing up to present an online world premiere of four operatic pieces this Friday.  The Breaking Glass event will see Australian female composers: Peggy Polias, Josephine Macken, Georgia Scott and Bree van Reyk present their pieces together via a Facebook broadcast. Breaking Glass is the result of two […]

Birds Eye View

Birds Eye View is a podcast created by female prisoners in the Darwin Correctional Centre in the Northern Territory, and it’s a fascinating look into a life that most of us will never experience. Collectively hosted by 18 women, each episode centres on a core theme and uses interviews, poetry, satire and the prison soundscapes […]

Live From The Island – Vera Blue

Record labels exist to release music, promote artists and help those artists organise live tours. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 though one leg of that tripod has been kicked out from underneath them. With artists no longer able to perform shows to audiences live in person the labels and artists have had to innovate and […]

Griffin Lock-In

Thanks to social distancing measures live theatrical performances have been forced to shutter right across the city. This week though Griffin Theatre is turning the internet to give Sydney's theatre loving residents five incredible new shows, all for FREE! Griffin Theatre, with the assistance of Google's Creative Lab, have commissioned five innovative and experimental artists […]