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Screw Loose by Peter Blazey

First published 20 years ago, Peter Blazey’s audacious, irresistible autobiography Screw Loose is now available in a revised edition with a foreword by Michael Kirby. Candid and at times provocative, these self styled ‘uncalled for memoirs’ encompass five decades in the life of the controversial Australian journalist, biographer and gay activist. Blazey got the scoop on […]

Summer Hill Feast

The inner west is the home of Sydney’s multicultural society and there is no better way to celebrate that than with a giant outdoor feast in a great village atmosphere. On Sunday Summer Hill’s Lackey Street is being taken over with food pop-ups and live performances from local musicians and dancers, all kicking off at […]

Larry’s Odyssey

The team of Vashti Hughes and James Winter who brought us the hit production Mum’s In now have a new and larger than life character called Larry Olive who they are unleashing on the public ion the production of Larry’s Odyssey. Loosely based on Homer’s Odysses Larry is a pompous, egocentric, deluded, camp and slightly larger that […]

Potts Pointers Kellett Sprawl

Kellett Street in Potts Point is one of the area’s most colourful streets and from 2pm this Sunday Sydneysiders are invited to hear local historian Warren Fahey give a free talk about its notorious past and partake in a food festival as local venues open their doors for taste samplings and drink specials. The event […]

REVIEW: A Taste Of Honey

With its themes of alcoholism, racism, homosexuality and survival set in poverty,  A Taste Of Honey should have it all, but this production just doesn’t quite get there. Written in 1958 by a 19 year old Shelagh Delaney, it was in its day a one of the groundbreaking English ‘kitchen sink’ dramas that went on […]

REVIEW: Charles Freyberg – Dining At The Edge

Like Kenneth Slessor before him, poet Charles Freyberg thrives on the contrasts and unconformity of Kings Cross, and after some 20 years of observation and participation has produced Dining at the Edge, a book of poems at once fascinating for their unsentimentality and wonderful for its clarity of language. Sometimes Freyberg is the observer and at […]