Events

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 […]

Addi Road Writer’s Festival 2021

Aspiring writers in the Inner West of Sydney are about to have an annual literary and storytelling event right on their doorstep. Thanks to the fine folks over at the Addison Road Community Organisation this event will act as an unofficial fringe festival and creative alternative to the Sydney Writers Festival. The festival's inaugural event […]

REVIEW: The Big Bake

If you’re looking for a chance to showcase the baking skills you honed in social isolation then The Big Bake is the baking class – with a bit of competitive edge – for you! Viral Ventures, the masterminds behind other Sydney experiences such as Bumper Cars On Ice, Beyond Cinema, and The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party […]

REVIEW: Captain Cook Cruises

On a recent cruise aboard Captain Cook’s newly refurbished Sydney 2000, a group of young influencer-looking types sashayed into the Harbour Bar, dressed in casual expensiveness. Nearby an older couple, seated beside the floor-to-ceiling windows, were enjoying the view and the treat of an upcoming harbour cruise. Pre-COVID, a cruise around Sydney Harbour might have […]

Newtown Art Seat Launch

The Newtown Art Seat, a cylindrical installation about 1.5m in diameter, was launched in the public square where Australia Street meets King Street in Newtown. Inscribed on the cylinder is a long poem by local poet Lynne Fairy called Postcards From Australia Street 2010-2016, which Lynne performed standing on the cylinder’s circular seat that provides as […]