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King Street Carnival postponed, again

Newtown's three-day music and arts festival, the King Street Carnival, is the latest victim of the Omicron outbreak sweeping New South Wales. This marked the second time the festival has faced a delay, with organisers saying on Instagram "we don't feel that now is the right time to be bringing large crowds into the local community." […]

The Chocolate Roster coming to New Theatre

In the small regional NSW town of Dorewick, Toni and Jane have set up a support group for mothers who’ve lost children to suicide. They meet weekly above the local pub, to chat and share a rotating selection of chocolate. But numbers are falling, and Toni has resorted to subterfuge to boost membership: she’s started promoting […]

The Park coming to New Theatre

A small group of characters traverse a park, accosted by both the fantastical and the earthly. What terrors are brutally real, and what are imagined? And how do they deal with the consequences of their journeys as narrative threads reveal themselves to be increasingly intertwined? In our collective psyches, parks are places of fun and […]

New Theatre Announces 2022 Season

New Theatre is thrilled to bring a new initiative to Sydney stages in 2022 entitled, Brand New - a season of Australian plays.  The season will consist of the World Premieres of The Park by Simon Thomson and The Chocolate Roster by Brooke Robinson.  Each play will have a short season of one week, with six performances, beginning January […]

The Annandale illustrator bringing the Sydney ‘fantasy’ to life

By DANIEL LO SURDO Lew Keilar first settled in Sydney at The Abbey, Annandale, finding work and residency as a housekeeper.  Over three decades on, the illustrator, now a bonafide Annandale local, is showcasing his version of Sydney to the buying public.  “It’s a bit of a homage and a bit of a fantasy in […]

REVIEW: ‘Wil & Grace’ at FringeHQ Newtown

It was great to see the FringeHQ Newtown open its first show after the lockdown lifted. Directed by Erica Lovell and produced for independent theatre company Rogue Projects by Talia Meyerowitz-Katz, Wil and Grace is a fluffy piece of theatre by Madeleine Withington (who also plays Grace), that will appeal to the youth of this fair […]

REVIEW: The Lovely Bones

You would not think that a production beginning with the rape, murder and dismemberment of a teenage girl who goes to heaven would provide fodder for a winning play. Susie is walking home after school through a cornfield in Pennsylvania when the family’s neighbour George entices her into an underground children’s den he has built in […]

Sequel to industrial action as Better Read Than Dead management delay delivering on EBA

By EVA BAXTER In July, the Inner West Independent reported that the workers at Better Read Than Dead Bookstore in Newtown had become the best paid booksellers in the country. Retail and Fast-Food Workers Union (RAFFWU) members at Better Read had reached an in-principle agreement on terms of a new enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA). Now, […]

Culture, climate and de-amalgamation: Stanmore-Damun Ward priorities according to Inner West election candidates

By EVA BAXTER Stanmore-Damun Ward includes Camperdown, Newtown, Stanmore, Enmore, Petersham and Lewisham and is currently represented on Inner West Council by Labor councillor Anna York, Greens councillor Louise Steer and Independent Pauline Lockie. Lockie is the only councillor bidding for re-election. Pauline Lockie Lockie told the Independent that despite the difficulty of campaigning as […]

WestConnex activist to Deputy Mayor: Pauline Lockie hopes her road through Inner West Council continues

By EVA BAXTER Independent Deputy Mayor of Inner West Council Pauline Lockie never planned on becoming a political representative. As her first term on council comes to an end and she campaigns for re-election for Damun/Stanmore ward, she told the Independent it’s the work of local government that makes life in the inner city great. […]