Featured Arts & Entertainment

Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink Turns 50

Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink is celebrating its 50th birthday by hosting a 70s disco night on Friday March 5. The night runs from 8pm to 10:30pm and will feature a live DJ and plenty of 70s music. The iconic Inner West venue, which first opened its doors in 1971, was originally established by a group […]

The Main Drag Is Back

By Lydia Jupp COVID may have taken our usual Mardi Gras celebrations from us, but it certainly won’t be taking Oxford Street. Oxtravaganza is back for a fifth year, and it’s bigger and better than ever. The event usually only runs for one day during the lead up to Mardi Gras, but this year the […]

RPM Records

During the height of COVID-19 and the stay/work from home orders many of us had to quickly build home offices or even revamp the offices we already had. For many that need seemed to mean looking for acoustic options such as vinyl record players and actual vinyl records. It was here that RPM Records in […]

Restless Leg

For the first time since late 2019 the Inner West's own Restless Leg will once again step foot onto a stage to perform live. With a sound fusing the likes of The Pixies, The Go Betweens and Velvet Underground this four piece describe their music as jangly, indie-pop. Speaking to the Inner West Independent Ben […]

Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Guy Noble

Ringing in the New Year, acclaimed baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes joins pianist and conductor Guy Noble for two exciting shows at the City Recital Hall. The pair will be performing an selection of popular arias and songs, complete with a delicate, classical flair and a touch of the two’s iconic comedy. Guy Noble, being one […]

Cinema On The Sand

By Mark Morellini COVID-19 may have cancelled or forced many film festivals to be screened online this year, but the Flickerfest International Short Film Festival returns for its milestone 30th anniversary on Bondi Beach in January 2021. Over 2,700 entries were received from around the world of which 200 of the very finest will be […]

2020 Burn In Hell

By Sam Wade How the is it December already? Didn’t we start this shit awful year sometime last week, spent a good century in lockdown and now time has the sheer bloody audacity to tell us ‘yeah, nah it’s Christmas now. Jingle Jingle you fucks.’ I’m not into it. 2020 has been difficult and I […]

Japanese Film Festival

By Mark Morellini The 24th Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns this year but owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic this will be a streaming event which means the films can be watched at home. As an added bonus, the film festival will be free of charge for all to enjoy in Australia. “We are thrilled […]

Beachside Beauty

By Rida Babar With surf and entertainment being at the core of Sydney’s much-loved Bondi, there is no shortage of festivals and art on display this summer. As the warmer months approach, artists are taking the opportunity to showcase their work in one of the most vibrant areas Sydney has to offer. The Wonderland Art […]

Always Was, Always Will Be

While 2020 has been an unprecedented year filled with changes and upheaval some traditions will endure in the face off all adversity. One such event is NAIDOC Week, which acknowledges the history, culture, achievements and importance of our couontry's Indigenous community. This year the theme for NAIDOC Week is Always Was, Always Will Be in […]