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Sydney lockdown strikes NAIDOC week celebrations for the second year in a row

By EVA BAXTER One of the biggest annual events of NAIDOC week invites Sydneysiders to Hyde Park for a day of festivities. Stay-at-home orders implemented for Greater Sydney makes 2021 the second year in a row that restrictions have altered NAIDOC in the City’s original format. Pauline Clague, associate professor at Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous […]

What’s happened to our independent theatre makers?

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young It’s been over a year since independent theatre companies had to close their doors for the first time. After the stickiness of job loss dried up, it seems we almost stopped talking about the struggles of Sydney's smaller creatives.  Perhaps we forgot the 12% job loss that occurred between March and September […]

Keeping the kids entertained during lockdown? Here’s what you can do. 

As Greater Sydney hits the middle of our projected lockdown period, many parents are stretching for things to keep the kids busy. It’s no easy task. If you’re working from home, with your kids bouncing around, this might seem almost impossible.  We have a list of some of the best things you can get your […]

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 […]

THE NAKED CITY – A SIX PACK OF ACARTOHYGIEIPHOBIA

In March of last year as the pandemic and lockdowns took hold, a café in Mareeba, North Queensland came up with the novel idea of customers paying for their coffee with rolls of toilet paper. The nationwide hoarding of bum fodder had seen the café itself run out of the prized item and the owners […]

NSW Budget won’t fix housing crisis, sector says

BY EVA BAXTER Those who work in the sector call for dramatic expansion and clearer terms following the 2021-2022 NSW Budget’s $800 million commitment to the state’s housing crisis. Cathryn Callaghan, Senior Policy Officer at Shelter NSW, told City Hub, “you’d expect to see billions, not hundreds of millions.” Victoria announced $5.3 billion in 2020, […]

THE NAKED CITY – A LEXICON OF LUNACY

Every major event in history spawns its own set of words and phrases that become indelibly attached. The Vietnam War for example gave us ‘carpet bombing’, ‘napalm’, ‘agent orange’ and the ‘Viet Cong’, to name just a few. They are often emotive words or phrases that forever define the period and are archived for generations […]

Amy Montgomery

Amy Montgomery, an upcoming Irish artist has spent the past few months of the pandemic putting the final touches on her latest EP, with the first track, Intangible streaming now. Having been compared to the likes of Alanis Morrisette and Janis Joplin with a modern twist, Amy’s newest 90s influenced alternative-rock music sends a powerful […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE CREATIVE GUIDE TO LOCKDOWN PROTESTS

In case you hadn’t noticed, last Saturday was declared ‘Freedom Day’ with hundreds of anti-lockdown protestors confronting police in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. In Brisbane signs were displayed evoking a Trumpian ideology of “Make Australia Great Again” along with an appropriated “Freedom Matters.” In every city the relatively small number of demonstrators comprised […]

The Dead Love Get Tattooed During Concert

Last Wednesday Sydney punk band The Dead Love performed perhaps the most innovative COVIDSafe concert ever.  The concert was held within the intimate confines of tattoo parlour The Tattoo Movement for a small number of fans and media. To add yet another wrinkle to this interesting concert the band performed whilst being tattooed by the […]