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Lockdown causes waste collection delays in City of Sydney

By EVA BAXTER Some residents in the City of Sydney Council area have reported that the collection of their waste, recycling, and garden organics has been delayed. A City of Sydney spokesperson said given the changing requirements of public health orders restricting movement of people across greater Sydney and in cases where workers have had […]

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.  […]

REVIEW: Once – The Musical

The Irish romantic movie Once (2007) spawned an award-winning theatrical musical with productions staged in many countries including America and the UK. The Darlinghurst Theatre Company production in Sydney was a critical and box office success when it played at the Eternity Playhouse in 2019 and now, that success should justifiably be replicated. The simplistic […]

Wherever She Wanders

Griffin Theatre Company will present Wherever She Wanders written by award-winning playwright Kendall Feaver from Friday, July 9 to Saturday, August 14. The play follows an aspiring student journalist, Nikki, who is on a collision course with Jo Mulligan, the first female Master of one of the country’s oldest residential colleges. When a serious allegation is made […]

Government support package welcomed by local small businesses, but eligibility threshold leaves out smallest

By TESSA PELLE The NSW Government has announced a brand-new grants package to assist small businesses due to Sydney’s stay at home orders. The ongoing pandemic has seen multiple small businesses shut their doors due to COVID restrictions and significantly less trade. Guy is the manager of Simply Hummus in Darlinghurst. He says going into […]

Harper Bloom

When Melbourne's Harper Bloom first started writing her latest single, Shaky Bones, little did she know the journey of a year that Australia was about to embark upon. Written just after the first COVID induced lockdown of Melbourne Harper looks back on that moment and says "we didn't realise what was about to hit us." […]

Follow Me Home

Often theatrical performances are viewed as simple entertainment but in actuality they can be a poignant and eye opening form of education and awareness. The new production fo Follow Me Home, which is set to take to the stage of the Griffin Theatre in June, is the latter. Throughout a performance of Follow Me Home audiences […]

I Want To Know What Love Is Co-Creator Amy Ingram Discuss the Importance Of Love In A Post-Pandemic World

Over the course of the last year one constant, love, has kept us all sane as we persevere through the toughest year many of us have ever experienced. Throughout the past 12 months we have learned that "things may go wrong but at the end of the day we only have each other to lean […]

Street Creatives: The dark horses of Sydney’s art scene

By LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG An acoustic melody travels through Central Station’s commuter tunnel. Further along, a steady accordion hums while the player slouches into conversation with invisible visitors. These patterns repeated themselves on the way to Jai Jaru’s house; a simple yellow place in one of Sydney’s social housing precincts. Jai is proud of this humble […]

Goddess – The Elizabeth Burton Story

Running for a short season at the Old Fitz is Goddess – The Elizabeth Burton Story, performed by none other than Burton herself, once the queen of striptease in 1960s Kings Cross and overseas adventuress. The story of a woman who informed the alternative lifestyle in Kings Cross, reflects on a long career as an […]