Events

Sydney Fireworks to fizz this year, rocking local election campaigns

BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG Despite Sydney being weeks away from reopening, this year’s 9pm fireworks have been canned. It is the second time the city will be going digital for the family event.  The City of Sydney Council has been concerned about the large crowds the fireworks generate. Before cancellation, this year’s event was set to […]

Sculpture By The Sea Cancelled, Again

For the second year running Bondi's iconic Sculpture By The Sea event has cancelled. Organisers of the event which would historically draw up to 500,000 people to the two-kilometre coastal stretch from Bondi to Tamarama have sighted the ongoing COVID-19 delta outbreak as the reason behind their decision. In a statement the organisers conceded that […]

Online arts workshop set to help Sydney unlock creativity

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young The online-based arts organisation, The Art of Flow, is offering a Five Day Creative Adventure Workshop later this month. Run by artist Gabbi Lancaster, the program seeks to unlock artistic flow in even the most skeptical of participants.  Lancaster has been teaching arts programs to children and adults for 15 years. Online […]

Opera House Annual Antidote Festival Set To Inspire During Lockdown

By Aston Brown The Opera House announces the line-up for its annual festival of ideas, action and change that will be online due to lockdown. The fifth annual Antidote festival will be live streamed from The Opera House stages on Sunday, September 5. Antidote Curator Edwina Throsby says that while the festival addresses the sobering realities […]

Middle Eastern & West African Drumming & Dance Classes At Addison Road Community Centre

Coomba Percussion’s Middle Eastern Drumming, West African Drumming and Dance classes are set to return to Addison Road Community Centre once safe to do so. The classes will run for nine weeks once Sydney’s current lockdown ends. Coomba has played the Middle Eastern Tabla, also known as the darbuka, for over 25 years. Coomba said […]

Francés Belle Parker: NAIDOC week’s exhibition in Royal Botanic Gardens postponed 

By Sasha Foot Showcasing Indigenous artworks has always been an integral part of NAIDOC week as a way of celebrating Aboriginal culture through artists’ practice.  As many of NAIDOC week’s art events are postponed, City Hub spoke to Indigenous artist Frances Belle Parker about having her exhibition rescheduled due to the COVID lockdown.  “I was […]

Nominations Close Soon For Local Business Awards 2021

As the financial year comes to an end it is now time to start thinking about the year's best local businesses. Time is running out to nominate your favourite businesses for recognition in this year’s City Suburbs Local Business awards. The Local Business Awards is the most comprehensive business awards program covering a wide variety […]

Ordinary Pets For An Extraordinary Cause

This July, ordinary animals across Australia will contribute to the care of seriously ill children across four hospitals associated with Ronald McDonald House.  Paws For Sick Kids aims to raise money for at least 625 nights of accommodation for families of unwell children. This is vital for families who live over 100km away from treatment at […]

Raising Aid For India At The Factory Theatre

We have all seen the distressing images of COVID ravaged India on our screens and most of us have felt pretty helpless in the face of it. Ramy Zach, a Hatha Yoga teacher who runs Adiyoga in Newtown through the Isha Yoga Centre, has decided to be proactive in raising money to help. Zach and […]

Addi Road Writers’ Festival 2021 – Disruption, Idealism, Promise

By Mark Mordue The inaugural Addi Road Writers’ Festival announced itself as ‘An Unruly Idea’. Our slogan captured an undercurrent of idealistic disruption that charged the day with energy, marking out the nature of what will now be an annual event. Festival t-shirts sold like hot cakes, flagging our unruly manifesto beneath the artist Satyr’s image […]