Events

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 […]

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 […]

BAD Crime Writers Festival

Seemingly everybody loves a good true crime podcast, but before the advent of podcasting crime stories - whether true crime or fiction - were conveyed in the written form. This weekend the State Library and the BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival are joining forces to deliver the ultimate fix of crime writing. Over two jam-packed […]

Surry Hills & Darlinghurst Happy Hour

In a great big middle finger to COVID-19 and what it has wrought upon our everyday lives, the boho residents of Surry Hills and Darlinghurst will still get to enjoy the delights that abound, with a new initiative aimed at reintroducing the locals to their local. The Business Chambers of Surry Hills and Darlinghurst are […]

Thriving In The Hive

Gavin Smith is an inner city beekeeper with a difference. He wasn’t always a beekeeper and was for many years an art teacher. After Smith retired from teaching he found a renewed interest in the world of insects. Something that had fascinated him as a child. Before long he found his specialty, bees. Smith has […]

Australia’s Largest Cocktail Mixer Truck Hits The Road For World Cocktail Day

While current restrictions have seen a decline in Sydney’s usual bar scene, cocktail lovers are in for a treat in the coming weeks. Monkey Shoulder is a world famous premium whiskey company, and has partnered with Sydney bars including The Roosevelt, Maybe Sammy, Donny’s Bar, and The Unicorn. They are launching as a celebration of […]