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REVIEW: Blood On The Wattle confronts climate change, the plight of refugees, and party politics

Geoff Sykes’ play Blood On The Wattle, which he also directs, is a three-hander with plenty to say about the big issues confronting Australia today - issues like climate change, the plight of refugees, and party politics. At the centre is Federal member for “Western Slopes”, Karl Matters, played with disturbing realism by Ken Welsh. […]

Heroes Of The Fourth Turning At Seymour Centre

When Jeremy Waters, Artistic Director of the Outhouse Theatre Company, approached his director Craig Baldwin to stage Heroes Of The Fourth Turning by Will Arbery at the Seymour Centre, Baldwin was “terrified” because some of the characters’ political views are diametrically opposed to his. Set during the Trump era, Arbery’s play, a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2020, […]

Chippendale’s Galerie pompom Closing Down

BY ERIN MODARO In a statement made on Monday, Galerie pompom in Chippendale has announced that it will be closing its doors after the end of its current exhibition. The multidisciplinary gallery was created by Ron and George Adams in 2012 and has run exhibitions for over 10 years, featuring over 200 Australian and international […]


The fractured history of Sydney’s live music venues and dance clubs is symptomatic of much that is wrong with this city – like greed, fly by night operators, officious council compliance and the staggering price of real estate. Whilst some venues like the Metro and Factory have achieved a well earned longevity, others come and […]

44 Sex Acts In One Week by David Finnigan

Sheridan Harbridge has a glass of champagne in her hand two days before rehearsals for 44 Sex Acts In One Week takes a 10-day break. This is the third attempt to stage the play after COVID stopped the earlier seasons. The play was written as a play by Ngunnawal writer David Finnigan, but during a Zoom […]

Peach Black Gallery moves to larger space with big benefits 

BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG Artist-run Peach Black Gallery began as a collaborative space for various artistic disciplines. Now in its third year, owners Matteo Bernasconi and Anna Griffiths are moving the gallery to a larger premise. For Bernasconi and Griffiths, this move marks an expansion of Chippendale’s art scene. Along with increased scope for diverse exhibits, […]

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.