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Delightful Darlinghurst

By Rida Babar In light of the COVID-19 restrictions, entertainment venues in Darlinghurst have been forced to shift their business models and operations. Here’s how. Darlinghurst Theatre Company (DTC) has implemented a series of Red Carpet Cabaret shows that have been a major success. Amylia Harris, the co-artistic director at the DTC provided insight into how the […]

Darlinghurst AIDs memorial one step closer

By  JOHN MOYLE Almost two years since a petition calling for an AIDS memorial to be located in Darlinghurst’s Green Park, the project is now one step closer after the City of Sydney unanimously agreed to call artists for expressions of interest. The motion was proposed by councillor and deputy mayor Jess Scully and seconded […]

Darlinghurst businesses back nurses

By ALLISON HORE Businesses in Darlinghurst have shown their support for a campaign against the wage freeze for public sector workers. Representatives from the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA) have been knocking on the doors of businesses around the St Vincent's hospital to rally support for the campaign. The NSW government’s proposed wage freeze […]

Historic cottages damned to new hotel horror

Opinion by JOHN MOYLE Whenever an area is termed “rich in heritage” you can bet that a developer will be quick to descend. That is the case in Darlinghurst’s Hardie Street where over a couple of years a developer swooped on six in-line Victorian terraces and now threatens not only the heritage values of the […]

A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line, was a smash hit when it debuted in 1975. The behind the scenes “putting-on-a-show” type storyline harkens back to classic musicals of the 30s and 40s. But though it depicts the trials and drama of backstage, A Chorus Line also examines human stories of unique individuals, and the social politics of the […]

Gregg Arthur – That’s Life

Gregg Arthur's voice has been described by musical luminary Tony Bennett as "perfection." Throughout March Sydneysiders can hear it for themselves, when Arthur and his trio take to the stage at The Magicians Cabaret in Darlinghurst every Friday night. The Magician’s Cabaret has an intimate charm and ambience that transports you to Greenwich Village in […]

March Dance

The 2020 Sydney March Dance festival will begin its second year running throughout the month of March, featuring 114 dance events in 31 days. A project created by Independence Dance Alliance (IDA), the festival aims to celebrate and showcase independent dance artists in Sydney. March Dance will see 195 artists and over 16 organisations presenting new dance works, […]

Mardi Gras 2020

By Madison Behringer. Each year the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival gets a little bit bigger, a little bit louder and attracts thousands more people each year to the city’s celebration of the LGBTQI+ community. The 2020 Mardi Gras in Sydney will undoubtedly be the largest festival yet, with the organisation stating: “From […]

Comedy Kiki 2020

Last year's inaugural Comedy Kiki festival was so successful that Darlinghurst Theatre Company has decided to bring back its festival of funnies for 2020. A festival of comedic shows will see a lineup of the most hilarious Australian queer comedians including; Zoe Coombs Marr, Geraldine Hickey and Nath Valvo. Each artist will be performing on different nights […]

Discontent over TAP Gallery DA

Opinion By Andrew Woodhouse The former TAP Gallery site at 87 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst, is subject to a NSW Land and Environment Court case beginning 5 November 2019. At issue is the new owner’s development application (DA) for a multi-storey apartment block in this historic precinct. The TAP Gallery was formed in 1989 and was […]