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Pyrmont Festival – It’s better than you thought!

There is nothing more soothing for the soul than being under an Autumn sun, breathing in fresh ocean air, hearing laughter and music, and feasting on nature’s harvest. That’s why Pyrmont Festival is one of Sydney’s favourite outdoor food and wine events. This year’s festival features an even greater selection of wines, produce, and artisan […]

Counting down to Pyrmont Festival

With just over two weeks to go until the Pyrmont Festival big weekend, the excitement is palpable. The programs for Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 are so packed with activities, you’ll want to come both days. And guess what? You can! Entry is absolutely FREE and the whole family is welcome. Wine, of course, is […]

Pyrmont Festival is back!

What better excuse to pop the cork on a bottle of bubbly than to celebrate the return of one of Sydney’s favourite lifestyle events - Pyrmont Festival. Marking its 10th Anniversary this year, the popular outdoor festival will bring together the very best food, wine and art offerings across two glorious days in Pirrama Park […]

REVIEW: La Juive

French composer, Fromental Halévy wrote 40 operas among many other works, but by far his greatest success was La Juive. When it was first performed in Paris in 1835, La Juive (The Jewess) received enthusiastic accolades and quickly became a popular fixture in opera house repertoires around the world. The original libretto, by the aptly named […]

REVIEW: Otello

History doesn’t repeat, it rhymes. Giuseppe Verdi’s public waited almost 10 years from the time they heard whispers of a new opera being written to the triumphant opening night performance of Otello on February 5, 1887. Sydney audiences didn’t have to wait quite so long, but they were just as appreciative when Opera Australia’s postponed […]

Elegant Italian design for the stylish Australian homes

Cubo Rosso is renowned around the world for the uncompromising quality of its distinctive furniture and it has just launched its first store in Australia. The Alexandria store in Sydney opened its doors this month, inviting customers to experience the innovation and excellence of this highly regarded Italian brand. Founded in 2009 in the historical […]

Glitz & Glam

The Birdcage On York harkens back to the golden era of high end burlesque served with sexiness, sass, and a dash of pizzazz. You used to have to dress up in your finest threads and take a carriage to the theatre to see entertainment like this. Now you just have to stroll up to Club […]

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 […]

A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line, was a smash hit when it debuted in 1975. The behind the scenes “putting-on-a-show” type storyline harkens back to classic musicals of the 30s and 40s. But though it depicts the trials and drama of backstage, A Chorus Line also examines human stories of unique individuals, and the social politics of the […]

REVIEW: No Pay? No Way!

Dario Fo was an acclaimed Italian playwright whose works have been translated and performed around the world in constant rotation. His plays referenced the medieval Italian street theatre known as commedia dell’arte - a kind of vaudevillian sketch comedy travelling troupe. The universal themes and relatable characters in his plays means they are readily adaptable; […]