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Ulster American

David Ireland's biting play, Ulster American, is coming to the Seymour Centre. Directed by Shane Anthony the play deals with such themes as misogyny, lust for power and intolerance. Harriet Gordon Anderson who plays Ruth, an Irish playwright with an axe to grind, said that she sees her character as “uncompromising and brutal but honest.” […]

Million dollar makeover proposed for Redfern cathedral

By ALLISON HORE A heritage listed cathedral in Redfern is set for a multi-million dollar makeover, should a development approval for the works be approved.  The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia has lodged a development application for a $27.5 million project to rejuvenate and expand the Cathedral of the Annunciation of Our Lady next to […]

COVID-19 hits more CBD venues

By ALLISON HORE Diners at a number of inner-city restaurants and bars are being asked to get tested and self-isolate after being visited by patrons while they were possibly infectious with COVID-19.  A patron, who is said to have acquired COVID-19 through community transmission, visited Holy Duck! at Kensington St, Chippendale on July 10 between […]

LP’s Quality Meats

If there’s a better BBQ Beef Short Rib ($44) in Sydney, I don’t know where to find it. Luke Powell coats his fat, juicy ribs in little more than salt and pepper, and sticks 'em into the wood-fire smoker for nigh on sixteen hours. Yep, they go in at 11pm and come out just in time for dinner the next evening.

Construction headache in Chippendale

By Stephanie Tiller Excessive construction noise at Central Park has forced local residents to leave their homes in an attempt to take respite. Since construction started at Central Park in 2010, local residents have lived alongside heightened construction noise. Residents told City Hub noise levels have recently become unbearable. Chippendale local Katherine Martin said construction […]

Sex censored from Pop Art exhibition

By Lauren O'Connor Artist and sculptor Michael Kitching claims his artwork ‘Bride & Groom, Kiss Me’ (1978) was censored from a Sydney Pop Art exhibition because it contained a phallus. After an invitation to be shown at Chippendale art gallery Spot 81 Mike Kitching’s work was removed by the apparently ‘disgusted’ curator Peter Pinson. The […]

Zigi’s Art Wine Cheese Bar

“Welcome to the house of looove.” Fedora cocked jauntily, and all dapper white shirt, black suspenders and bon mots, Zigi is quick to make you welcome at his eponymous bar.

Discontent builds over NSW bail reform

Last week the NSW Government amended The Bail Act so that people who pose an unacceptable risk to the community will automatically be refused bail. The reforms have been criticised for reversing the onus of proof for certain offenses onto the accused. A post-prison support group based in Chippendale has joined a raising chorus of […]

Dangerous inner city housing operation uncovered

Following a fire in an overcrowded property in Alexandria on July 2, the City Hub has identified a series of up to 150 unauthorised boarding houses throughout the city, all of which appear to be part of a single operation. An undercover investigation found dangerously overcrowded living conditions with tenants sharing small rooms with up […]

City of Sydney embraces Leaky Drains

The City of Sydney voted unanimously on Monday (June 23) to support the expansion of the ‘Leaky Drains’ program from Chippendale community group Sustainable Chippendale. The motion was tabled by Liberal Councillor Christine Forster and received cross-party support from Cr Linda Scott (Labor) and Irene Doutney (Greens). The Leaky Drains initiative is part of the […]