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In a city where live music has taken a real beating over the past decade or so, one suburb is defying the trend with a string of venues far outnumbering what other precincts have to offer. Whereas areas such as the Sydney CBD and Kings Cross once boasted numerous live music venues, it’s Marrickville that […]

Sounds Of The Street

Approximately 23 years ago a Kings Cross youth counsellor by the name of Phill Nunn realised that if he took his guitar into sessions the people seeking his help would often stick around longer and talk more. Thus this very simple idea sprouted what is now known as the Sounds Of The Street program, which […]

Rezoning proposal threatens grassroots arts scene

By Emily Contador-Kelsall The Marrickville arts and music scene has expressed concerns for the livelihood of its culture in light of rezoning proposals. Marrickville Council recently endorsed a rezoning proposal for the Victoria Road precinct in a 6-5 vote. At their September 2nd meeting, Council resolved to notify the Department of Planning and Environment of […]

Open Marrickville promotes Indigenous performers

Marrickville’s Indigenous artists will be showcased during Marrickville Council’s Open Marrickville festival next week in the lead-up to NAIDOC week. Marrickville’s historic Red Rattler Theatre will play host to a Klub Koori event next Friday, featuring local Indigenous artists such as Krista Pav, Marcus Corowa, Michael Charlton and Green Hand Band. Artist Development Manager at […]


Looking for something a little more queenly to do this Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend? Well, look no further! Whether you’re a queen, queer, straight, gay, bisexual, transsexual, omnisexual, or anything in between, Camp Betty has your weekend sorted. A three-day festival of workshops, performances, panels and parties about the radical politics of sex and gender, […]