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SmartFone Flick Fest 2018

Taking place Sunday September 23 at the Event Cinemas in Bondi Junction, the SmartFone Flick Fest features films made entirely on smartphones with two categories, SF3 Kids for filmmakers sixteen and under, and SF3 Shortlist showcasing outstanding films in the open category.  In its fourth year now, the Sydney based international festival will have two masterclasses by Jason Van […]

The rise and fall of the Empire

BY JOHN MOYLE It’s amazing how one day a community is complacently going about its business and then the next all hell breaks loose, as it did when news of a major over-development along Darlinghurst Road was broken by the City Hub and later picked up by the dailies. People are angry, mobilising and discussing […]

Very Cross

BY LOUIS NOWRA Cities are about change. The new replaces the old. There can be no better example than what is happening to Kings Cross. At the moment the Omnia apartment block now being built on the former Crest Hotel site will provide 135 luxury apartments once it’s finished. Part of its plans is to […]

This Much is True

This Much Is True is a beautiful ode to the ratbags of society. It’s set around the bar at the fictitious pub The Rising Sun which is meant to be the 150 year old hotel, The Old Fitz in Woolloomooloo. “Never before has a play about The Old Fitz been done at The Old Fitz. […]


Kings Cross evokes many responses these days. Some will tell you the area is dead, killed off by the lockout laws and ever encroaching gentrification. Others have a more positive outlook and look to the precinct’s remarkable history as a blueprint for its resurrection. Somebody very much in the latter camp is curator Olivia Ansell […]

Inner Voices

Louis Nowra’s Inner Voices focuses on King Ivan VI of Russia as a child locked in a dungeon. He can only speak his name, nothing else. The play follows his imagined release by some desperate and power-hungry soldiers, who, along with an array of controlling voices, teach him and groom him to reign. Actress Emily […]

The Golden Age

The Sydney Theatre Company launches the 2016 season with a production that still resonates with theatregoers since its inception in 1985: The Golden Age by Louis Nowra. It’s a play that strikingly explores Australia’s dark commencement as a nation by asking the questions at the very core of our history. “This narrative of belonging is […]