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REVIEW: Picnic At Hanging Rock

On St Valentine’s Day 1900, a party of schoolgirls set out to picnic at Hanging Rock... some were never to return. That’s the synopsis of the classic Australian novel written by Joan Lindsay which was produced into a successful film and more recently as a television series. The theatrical production, which was adapted by Tom […]

Dog owners warned of deadly bacterial infection

By ALLISON HORE Dog owners around Sydney’s CBD and Inner West are being warned about an outbreak of a bacterial disease which can be deadly to dogs and is transmittable to humans. Following a number of fatal cases across inner city suburbs, pet owners are being “urgently encouraged” to speak to their vet about a […]

Hedwig And The Angry Inch

Newtown's Enmore Theatre is set to reopen January with a show headlined by multi-award winning actor Hugh Sheridan. Hedwig And The Angry Inch is a rock musical ride like no other. It’s unlikely hero, a slip of a girly boy from East Berlin who was subjected to a botched sex change to flee to the […]

Applications open for Pride Centre panel

By ALLISON HORE The Inner West Council have opened applications for a panel which will provide advice and feedback on the establishment of a pride centre in the inner west. The panel is being set up to ensure that the diverse needs of the LGBTIQ community are considered and incorporated into the establishment of the […]

Newtown Festival Coming To Your Backyard

The 2020 iteration of the annual Newtown Festival will need to take on an entirely new look amidst COVID-19 restrictions. This November the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre is calling on Newtown locals, and Sydneysiders alike, to instead celebrate in the safety and comfort of their own backyards. For more than 40 years the second Sunday in […]

REVIEW: Animal Farm

It feels nearly painful to watch Saro Lusty-Cavallari’s thoughtful adaptation of Animal Farm and realise that the cautionary tale from 1945 is still so shockingly relevant. George Orwell, its author, who also wrote 1984, was prescient decades ago, and instead of fading, the metaphors employed in a barnyard revolt continue to echo. Lusty-Cavallari’s adaptation and direction […]

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 […]

Cat Protection Society Op Shop To Close After 40+ Years

COVID-19 is set to claim yet another victim by the end of this month when the Cat Protection Society Op Shop on Enmore Road closes its doors for good. "This decision was heartbreaking," said Cat Protection Society CEO Kristina Vesak. "The Cat Protection’s Op Shop volunteers, customers and donors have made a profound and positive […]

Newtown’s Theatre Scene Amidst The Outbreak

Newtown is known as one of Sydney's creative epicentres, and as such the suburb has been one of the hardest hit by social distancing measures. To gather some insight into the mindset of Newtown's theatre community City Hub spoke with Old 505 Theatre Director Kerri Glasscock this week. "Over the last few weeks [the feeling […]

Neighbourhood Watch

From 17 March, Newtown’s New Theatre will present Neighbourhood Watch, the story of two unlikely neighbours and their even more unlikely friendship. Written by Lally Katz, the upcoming production is directed by Trudy Ritchie and features a stellar cast of Australian performers including Cathy Bates, Tim Breadmore, Colleen Cook and Joshua Horwitz. The comedy explores […]