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THE NAKED CITY – THIS SPORTING STRIFE

As the last white dove is released and the lingering strains of John Farnham’s That’s Freedom reverberate through the playlists of commercial radio, we can put so called ‘Freedom Day’ to bed and get ready for the largely abnormal return to pseudo normalcy – if that makes sense. Looking back on the months of lockdown we […]

THE NAKED CITY – WELCOME TO UNVAXIA

As the bubbly goes on ice in Sydney, ready to be popped whenever so called ‘Freedom Day’ is officially announced, elsewhere in NSW mixed messages abound. Take the somewhat hedonistic playground of Byron Bay for example. Branded by some as the anti-vax capital of the State, due to its very low vaccination rates, it went […]

THE NAKED CITY – MINAJ A TROIS!

With vaccination rates soaring and the promise of a clear pathway out of lockdown it’s hard to reconcile last weekend’s violent demonstration in Melbourne. Whilst scheduled Sydney protests might have been a fizzer, Bleak City saw some 235 arrests and numerous police injured. Why anybody would risk a substantial fine and a criminal record a […]

Inner West population growth stalling through COVID-19

By DANIEL LO SURDO Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has revealed that the Inner West population has grown 7 per cent in the past 5 years.  Up to June 2020, the Inner West registered a population of 201,880, increasing by 13,169 people (7.0%) in the past five years.  COVID-19 has seemed […]

Inner-city COVID-19 cluster hits Darlinghurst’s Crown Street

By DANIEL LO SURDO A COVID-19 cluster has emerged at 254 Crown Street in Darlinghurst, with at least five people in the apartment block returning positive tests in the past week.  The cluster comes after similar COVID-19 surges have been recorded in high-density inner-city housing, including social and Aboriginal housing estates in Redfern and Waterloo.  […]

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 […]

COVID-19 arts funding leaves smaller theatre companies in the dust

By Tessa Pelle As large-scale music, dance and theatre productions hurry to claim a $75 million COVID-19 relief fund, smaller entertainment companies are left grasping at straws for support.  Almost half of the stimulus has been allocated within the first five weeks since Create NSW launched its crisis funding for non-for-profit and commercial performing arts […]

Sydney Fringe Festival Cancelled, Again

By Rida Babar Following the rising number of COVID-19 cases in New South Wales, the Sydney Fringe Festival has cancelled its 2021 season – but there’s a bright side for those still wanting to enjoy some festival favourites. Renowned for being the state’s largest independent arts festival, the Sydney Fringe will be missed by Sydneysiders […]

The 5 best fast-tracked movies to watch this lockdown

By  Lucinda Garbutt-Young With lockdown extended until August 28, Sydney-siders need to escape from their homes.  These fast-tracked movies will give you the perfect outlet!  In the Heights  You’ve probably seen the In the Heights TikTok that’s been trending. This film is based on the musical by Hamilton writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda. The story follows a […]

Best Zoom Creativity Classes To Overcome Sydney’s Lockdown

By Gemma Billington As Sydneysiders grapple with a further month-long lockdown, many businesses have opted to transition to Zoom, offering classes right to your living room. The next four weeks could be full of potential! Whether you’re hoping to learn a new skill, meet new people or find some decent book recommendations, there’s an online […]