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Call goes out for new wave of Job Coaches

Asuria is seeking staff to help people find meaningful employment There’s a new employment services provider coming to town, aiming to transform the lives of Sydneysiders, and they’re looking for City Hub readers to join them. Asuria has been helping people to reach their job and career goals for over 25 years, and from July, […]

George Haddad: Losing Face

By Christine Lai George Haddad is an Australian writer practising on Gadigal land whose work explores the limitations of language and masculinity. His latest novel, “Losing Face” is riddled with intergenerational tensions centred around a Lebanese-Australian family living in Western Sydney. The novel came about from his doctoral studies at Western Sydney University where he […]

Review: Ned Manning’s Painting the Light

By Swagatalakshmi Roychowdury Set in the backdrop of World War II, Painting The Light by Ned Manning is a story of love between two lost people and love for their country. An extraordinary tale of love and loss, this novel sheds light upon the unfolding political drama and the Australian landscape of the twentieth century. […]

What’s On: Lonesome Premieres at Sydney Film Festival

By Mark Garrison Lonesome, a new Australian LGBTQ feature film, directed by acclaimed Queer filmmaker Craig Boreham, will make its Australian premiere at the upcoming Sydney Film Festival, following its world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival. The film, produced by Ben Ferris and Ulysses Oliver under their Breathless Films banner, along with co-producer […]

Excerpts From Jason Om’s Memoir: All Mixed Up

This is an extract from Jason Om’s memoir All Mixed Up, published by ABC Books and available now at all good bookstores and online. Dad’s outpouring of feelings was a stunning revelation to me because I’d believed his tear ducts were non-functional. Then I remembered the one time I’d seen a few sniffles. In 1996, Dad and I […]

Hannah Kent: ‘To accept yourself as a queer person requires radical self-love’

By Christine Lai Finding novel ideas in ‘intuitive tugs’ while grappling with questions on people from the historical past, Hannah Kent’s latest book Devotion, is a queer love story that explores longing and desire based on the migration of Old Lutherans from Hamburg to South Australia in the 19th Century. Growing up, Kent turned to […]

Jubilate Singers Present Mozart’s Requiem

BY SWAGATALAKSHMI ROYCHOWDURY Sydney's Jubilate singers are proud to present Mozart Requiem, a community choir event, at Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Dulwich Hill, Sydney, on Sunday, June 5. Joanna Brooke, Musical Director of Jubilate Singers, told City Hub, “Requiem is vibrant and full of changing colours and tones, powerfully illustrating the sacred Roman Catholic […]

2022 Sydney Writers’ Festival Comes To A Close

BY JARROD WOLHUTER The Sydney Writers' Festival officially ended on Sunday evening after a huge week featuring 400 writers exploring all kinds of exciting ideas and fascinating topics; both fiction and non-fiction. The theme, Change My Mind, conceptualised by Artistic Director, Michael Williams, “is an invitation, a challenge and a promise of intent. Because uncertain times – a world divided […]

Pyrmont Festival – Bring It On!

Come down to Pirrama Park this weekend for Pyrmont Festival. It is going to be huge! Wineries, distillers and breweries will be sharing the lawn with artisan producers and amazing ready-to-eat foods, local entertainment, kid’s activities and the kind of spectacular backdrop only this city can offer.  Pyrmont Festival will finally get to commemorate its […]

The Rise And Rise Of Naughty Boy

From humble beginnings in 2014 (think kitchen table and an overdrawn credit card), Naughty Boy has gone on dominate the male sex toy market in Australia. With over 250,000 proud Naughty Boy customers in their database, things don’t look to be slowing down any time soon. “Those early days were really rough” remembers Anthony Moy, […]