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By Gemma Billington If you’re in need of a cultural recharge and a modern creative spot, Chippendale’s White Rabbit Gallery should be at the top of your to-do list. The White Rabbit Gallery showcases evocative, mysterious, and captivating Chinese contemporary art throughout its dazzling three stories. Situated on the corner of Balfour Street, the rustic […]

BEST COFFEE SHOP FOR BOOK LOVERS – Ampersand Café & Bookstore

By Georgia Billington The mesmerising second-hand books that adorn the walls of Paddington’s Ampersand Café & Bookstore aren’t the only stories that flow through the four unique levels of the establishment. Ampersand offers the ideal space for patrons to foster connections, rekindle friendships, or indulge in a solitary bite. Combine the soothing sounds of sizzling […]

BEST DUMPLINGS – The Drunk Dumpling

By Gemma Billington The Drunk Dumpling’s unique and delicious take on modern Chinese cuisine will have you hooked on the finest dumpling and bar dining experience that Newtown has to offer. Located on King Street and just a 5-minute walk from Newtown station, The Drunk Dumpling offers a range of colourful cocktails and reasonably priced […]

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 […]

Macri 4 Marrickville: the local councillor focused on local issues

By GEMMA BILLINGTON Local council, local issues. That’s the mantra of Marrickville’s ex-mayor and current independent Inner West councillor Victor Macri. When it comes to navigating the diverse needs of the Marrickville community, Macri’s goal is for every voice to be heard and for his policies to transcend what he considers political barriers. “I’m not […]

The Cost Of COVID: Cancelling Cultural & Creative Events

By Gemma Billington Cancellations have been rife across the arts sector amid health concerns for the growing COVID-19 delta variant outbreak throughout Greater Sydney. Greater Sydney is currently under strict stay at home orders until July 30, though as case numbers remain high, arts exhibitions, events and performances have been forced to postpone. Vivid, Opera […]

Sydney’s brightest shining again with the return of Vivid 2021

By GEMMA BILLINGTON Vivid is set to shine on Sydney’s streets this August as the city continues to recover from closures as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The festival at this stage has the green light following Sydney's June/July stay-at-home orders, with restrictions lifting July 10th. James Hancock was one of the artists effected […]

More shots to get the shot: Australians under 40 able to receive AstraZeneca vaccine

By GEMMA BILLINGTON The AstraZeneca vaccine has been made available to every Australian upon consultation with their GP, the Prime Minister has announced. Jamie Apps, Arts and Entertainment Editor at City Hub, received his second and final dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine last month, though his underlying health conditions meant he was eligible sooner. “At […]

Mobility parking space cancelled in council confusion

By GEMMA BILLINGTON Stanmore resident Dr. John O’Brien had his mobility parking space revoked after a complaint was made about the space being unoccupied. O’Brien hadn’t owned a car since his accident in February but needed the space for transport services. Greens councillor Louise Steer tabled a motion in April noting the importance of reinstating […]

Perilous Petersham pedestrian crossing dubbed “the most dangerous” in the Inner West

By GEMMA BILLINGTON  Community concerns about a perilous Petersham pedestrian crossing culminated in the Inner West council’s unanimous decision to enhance the safety at the West Street and Railway Terrace intersection.  In a meeting last month, the Inner West council voted to alert Transport for NSW and the Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance, of the […]