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Sarah Yagki’s latest single became her “light at the end of the tunnel”

BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG For Sydney-based artist Sarah Yagki, music has always been a way to articulate experiences. The alternative pop artist has explored songwriting since she was just a child.  “I started out in music from a really young age, but I didn't come from a musical family. The way I connected to music was […]

Foreshore, urban and corridor: walking the Inner West

By EVA BAXTER Rules for Greater Sydney came into effect last month prohibiting travel further than 5km from home and making local walks more important than ever. Inner Westies have been donning their active wear, their hiking gear and hitting the dirt, paths, and pavements to rediscover their backyards. The Inner West is a densely […]

BEST ESCAPE ROOM – The Cipher Room

By Tessa Pelle Race against the clock and use your wits to solve a real-life puzzle. The Cipher Room challenges players to an adventurous game where you are “locked” inside a theme-specific escape room.  As the brainchild of Newtown natives, Marise and David, The Cipher Room prides itself on using locally sourced props and recycled […]

​​One for the books: a victory sweeter than fiction for Newtown bookstore workers

By ELYSIA COOK Independent Newtown bookstore Better Read Than Dead reached an in-principle enterprise agreement with its workers this month. The enterprise bargaining agreement is a first for non-university bookshops in the country, and the workers are now the best paid booksellers in Australia.  Dymocks Chatswood Manager Mark Hopson told the Independent that the successful […]

Avalanche Reviving Aussie Rock

In the years gone by you used to be able to walk into any pub around Australia and be welcomed by the sound a local band loudly bashing out good fun, rock'n'roll. This sound would become known as Aussie rock, before then being taken to the global stage via bands such as AC/DC, Rose Tattoo […]

Little Joe

In dynamic scenes of absurd twists, Jessica Hausner’s new film calls audiences to consider their own desire for quick-fix happiness.  Little Joe, follows the production of a mystical plant, bred by Alice Woodard (Emily Beecham) to make people happy. Through interaction with enigmatic characters, Alice comes to understand her plant is more than it seemed. […]

French Retro Film Festival

Lovers of French Cinema should be delighted with the specially curated Vive La Revolution: French Retro Film Festival which arrives just in time for the Bastille Day celebrations. The program consists of 12 classic comedies and dramas that have made an impact on discerning audiences over the years and should also be of interest to […]

Finding belonging in Newtown through the Asylum Seeker’s Centre

By GEORGIA ROBINSON “When I was jobless, it was hard to provide food even for my daughter. The food services we got from the Asylum Seekers Centre were a big help”, says Bala*. Bala and his family sought asylum in Australia as a result of religious persecution as Hindis in a Muslim-majority country.  However, arriving […]

Newtown’s Hub theatre to become “craft brew embassy”

By ALLISON HORE Once infamous for adult entertainment, plans are in the works to transform Newtown’s dormant Hub theatre into a classy craft beer shop and entertainment venue.  The heritage Hub theatre building on the corner of King Street and Enmore Road started life as a vaudeville theatre in the early 1900s and ended life […]

Get on ya bike: Cycle link between Petersham and Newtown completed

By ALLISON HORE A missing link Sydney’s bicycle network has now been filled in following the completion of a new-and-improved cycleway linking Petersham Station and King Street in Newtown. The bike corridor is part of a larger planned cycleway known as “Regional Route 7” which links the Inner West with Sydney’s CBD. The route was […]