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As the last white dove is released and the lingering strains of John Farnham’s That’s Freedom reverberate through the playlists of commercial radio, we can put so called ‘Freedom Day’ to bed and get ready for the largely abnormal return to pseudo normalcy – if that makes sense. Looking back on the months of lockdown we […]

Major Theatre Returns For Fully Vaccinated

Worldwide smash hit Come From Away is set to return to the Capitol Theatre stage this October for fully vaccinated patrons. The musical, which had originally opened on June 10, was quickly forced to put their production on pause when COVID-19 restrictions were introduced just two weeks later. As the show now prepares for reopening producer Rodney […]

Sydney Actress, Gemma Clinch, Finds Salvation In YouTube Series

By Jarrod Wolfhunter Gemma Clinch is a Sydney based actor and writer. She has a background in education with a bachelor’s degree in arts and education, and certificates in Jazz and Tap teaching. Since graduating from acting school in 2017, Gemma has worked in Sydney’s independent theatre scene. She wrote, co-produced and performed in Dancing […]

Social housing residents form Action Group after ‘over-policed’ hard lockdown rollout

By EVA BAXTER Mission Australia’s Common Ground social housing facility in Camperdown was placed into lockdown from 8AM on Thursday 2 September for 14 days until Wednesday 15 September after four tenants tested positive to COVID-19. Common Ground residents formed an Action Group to ensure they are properly supported. Common Ground Action Group criticised the […]

Randwick Residents Urged To Check Lotto Tickets

By Jarrod Wolfhunter Someone is soon to be much happier when they decide to check their – so far unclaimed - winning lottery ticket that will have them richer to the tune of TWO MILLION DOLLARS. The winning entry was purchased at Frenchmans Road Newsagency, Shop 2, 57 Frenchmans Road, Randwick. The mystery New South Wales […]

The 5 best fast-tracked movies to watch this lockdown

By  Lucinda Garbutt-Young With lockdown extended until August 28, Sydney-siders need to escape from their homes.  These fast-tracked movies will give you the perfect outlet!  In the Heights  You’ve probably seen the In the Heights TikTok that’s been trending. This film is based on the musical by Hamilton writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda. The story follows a […]

“It’s about time,” Sydney singles permitted to form social bubbles as lockdown continues

By EVA BAXTER People who live alone may nominate one other person to form a social bubble with starting Saturday 31st. The nominated person cannot be changed. The nominated person can live with others and can visit their single friend in their home, but their single friend may not visit them unless they also live […]

Greens Demand Greater Support For Artists In Lockdown

By Tessa Pelle The arts, entertainment and live music industries were some of the first hit by social distancing restrictions and continue to face further uncertainty as the Sydney lockdown drags on indefinitely. Greens MP for Balmain, Jamie Parker has backed calls for greater government support to be given to creatives affected by Sydney’s stay at […]

“User-beware” social media model to blame for anti-lockdown protest

By EVA BAXTER Reset Australia is demanding greater transparency about how Facebook’s algorithms work. Reset Australia is the local affiliate of the global initiative working to counter digital threats to democracy and society. Executive director Chris Cooper told City Hub that the anti-lockdown protest on Saturday was organised on social media. “We know that a […]

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 […]