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WestConnex noise takes toll on HSC students

By ELYSIA COOK Students sitting the HSC locked down in homes near WestConnex construction sites have had their studies affected by “relentless” drilling. The HSC trial exam period nears its conclusion as Sydney enters its tenth week of lockdown. On August 11, the NSW government lifted the snap ban on construction, just a week out […]

All Aboard The Soul Express with Laura Zarb

By Elysia Cook All-rounded talent and proud Inner Westie Laura Zarb has proven she can do it all, taking the leap from singer to writer, producer and lead in her first and very own cabaret, The Soul Express. Zarb told the Inner West Independent that she had always wanted to do more with her performances, especially […]

Bell Shakespeare receives $3 million for new studio

By Elysia Cook The Neilson Foundation has gifted Bell Shakespeare $3 million to go towards its new flexible studio and theatre space. It's the largest single donation in Bell Shakespeare’s history. Bell Shakespeare is set to relocate to Pier ⅔ as part of the NSW Government’s Walsh Bay Arts and Cultural Precinct. The Neilson Nutshell, […]


By Elysia Cook Frankie’s Pizza will rock your socks off with its delicious and eccentric mix of underground bar, heavy metal live music venue and pizza shop. If the queue out the front door isn’t telling enough, the $1 pizza slices between 4-6pm will entice even the most skeptical of diners.  Prepare to be greeted […]


By Elysia Cook From the creators of the cutting-edge Lost Paradise Festival, the Ivy Precinct brings you Lost Sundays.  Sydney’s newest dance event is held every Sunday and has been a big player in recent attempts at resuscitating Sydney’s nightlife, especially for the techno scene. Lost Sundays quickly gained popularity after its launch in conjunction […]


By Eysia Cook The place to be if you’re looking for a classy and congenial rooftop sanctuary nestled amongst Sydney’s tallest buildings. Not to mention that Old Mate’s Place serves some of the neatest cocktails Sydney has on offer. In the friskier hours of the evening, migrate downstairs to find lofty shelves brimming with ancient […]

BEST SALOON BAR – The Baxter Inn

By Elysia Cook Tucked into the nook of an alley just off Clarence Street, prepare to wait in a long line of Sydneysiders eager to experience the ‘hidden’ gem that is The Baxter Inn. But don’t fret, the library of alcohol just on the other side of the door - equipped with sliding ladders and […]

BEST BOOKS & WINE – Sappho Books, Cafe & Bar

By Elysia Cook Sappho’s kills not two but three birds with one stone for book, coffee and wine enthusiasts. Find Sappho Books, Cafe & Bar on Glebe Point Road, just across from the trendy Glebe Markets.  Catch a hint of sunshine in the courtyard oasis, whilst sipping on a glass of sangria - Sappho’s very […]

BEST SANDWICHES – South Dowling Sandwiches

By Elysia Cook South Dowling Street has gifted Sydney with its very own gourmet sandwich bar, which will rock both your world and your tastebuds. You can find South Dowling Sandwiches in the heart of Darlinghurst, lined by picturesque, deciduous trees and terraced houses. The deli also offers salads and sweet treats if you’re still […]

Marrickville’s Liyah Knight Fuses R&B And Acoustics

By Elysia Cook Co-written by Diesel, Liyah Knight's new single Moon Baby coalesces unembellished lyrics, lilting melodies and funky guitar chords. The end result is a rich and multidimensional single. It would be a mistake to try and define the genre of Liyah Knight’s latest single Moon Baby. And that’s the point, says Knight, who […]