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Vale Jack Mundey, saviour of Sydney city

By MEREDITH BURGMANN The true saviour of inner city Sydney, Jack Mundey died this week on 10 May 2020, aged 90. We residents owe our pleasant and convenient lifestyle to Jack and the rank and file members of the NSW Builders Labourers’ Federation (BLF). Sydney would be a very different place if the BLF had […]

Use Me – Interview With Julian Shaw

By Mark Morellini Filmmaking may on the surface appear to be a glamorous and easily obtainable career, but realistically with the problems that plague the industry in Australia, developing a fulfilling livelihood in this field can be a long and daunting experience regardless of talent and perseverance. Julian Shaw is an ambitious filmmaker who has […]

REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes & The Death On Thor Bridge

The Genesian Theatre are pros at staging whodunnits and Sherlock Holmes & The Death On Thor Bridge, a world first adaptation, is no different. With a visually stunning set by master set designer Tom Bannerman, the stage is meticulously suited to the confines of the small Genesian stage. Superbly lit to evoke the interiors of the […]

March Dance

The 2020 Sydney March Dance festival will begin its second year running throughout the month of March, featuring 114 dance events in 31 days. A project created by Independence Dance Alliance (IDA), the festival aims to celebrate and showcase independent dance artists in Sydney. March Dance will see 195 artists and over 16 organisations presenting new dance works, […]

Climactic clash, riled Royals, traumatic trawler, gay apple: News Bites – 9 Oct 2019

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART Climate Chained Radical environmentalists Extinction Rebellion (XR) have chosen this week and next for rallies and civil disturbance to draw attention to the climate crisis threatening the planet. Protests, many involving activists chaining themselves to immovable objects (or each other), have taken place in the USA, Europe, India, and Australasia. […]

THE NAKED CITY – LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION – SYDNEY!

Think of some of the classic movie locations of all time and you might immediately recall the mean streets of New York City, the boulevards of Paris or the historic precincts of Rome. All have been the urban film sets of some of cinema’s greatest classics. Sydney, on the other hand, can’t quite match its […]

Under The Influence

Formed by a group of friends in high school the Illawarra based band, Under The Influence (UTI), has stood the test of time, thanks in large part to their friendship. For over 20 years now UTI has been toiling away in and around Wollongong, consistently playing live shows to their dedicated and hardcore fans. However, […]

Bastille Festival

July is a month of national celebrations around the world. Beginning today Sydney will embrace its French side as Bastille Day celebrations kick-off around the city. For the ultimate French celebration head on down to the Circular Quay and The Rocks precincts to take in the annual Bastille Festival. Formally known as The Bleu Blanc […]

The business of being independent

BY ANGELA STEVENS   For the first time in 60 years the seat of Wentworth might go to a non-Liberal, and while this probably says more about what’s gone on in Canberra than the quality of the candidates, independents and single issue party candidates have picked up on the scent of an opportunity. One of […]

The elephant in the room

BY PETER HEHIR   I recently attended a forum at the University of NSW convened by the Nature Conservation Council NSW. Apart from the presenters there were about thirty or so who’d come to listen to speakers including Peter Newman talk about urban sprawl and the need to increase the density of our capital cities. […]