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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 […]

Spike Heels

Turkish born film, TV and theatre director Serhat Caradee jumped at the opportunity to direct Spike Heels, written by Theresa Rebeck. He says, “it is a hilarious and witty play about four people and their struggles with love, lust and infidelity. With strong themes about the abuse of power in the workplace.” He started in the […]

Delays to Inner West pride centre concern Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby

By ALLISON HORE The NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby have expressed their concern about the delays to the process of establishing the Inner West pride centre. First put forward to council in 2017 by councillor Anna York, the Inner West Council began investigating options to establish a pride centre in 2018. Council hopes such […]

No more noise complaints: Say goodbye to the Enmore Theatre “fun police”

By ALLISON HORE A motion before the Inner West council would see Newtown’s Enmore Theatre declared as the state’s first “Special Entertainment Precinct.” The motion, tabled by Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne and Labor councillor Anna York, comes after the NSW parliament passed special laws allowing local councils to declare venues and geographic areas as […]

REVIEW: The Removalists

David Williamson’s The Removalists (1971) is a milestone in Australian drama, an over-the-top portrayal of toxic masculinity, police corruption engendering violence and the sly collusion women endured throughout. Not quite a tragedy, not quite a comedy, the play, on now at the New Theatre, straddles something between the two. Kenny (Alfie Gledhill) is a volatile larrikin […]