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New Surry Hills art gallery sells affordable art from local artists

By Tessa Pelle The Sketch Collective Gallery dedicates its space to showcase the talent of emerging Australian based artists, with most artworks priced between $500 and $1500. After noticing a gap in the market for affordable art pieces, Founder and Director, Caroline Heslop turned her freelance collective office space into a gallery for local and emerging […]

Refurbished emergency accommodation opens in Surry Hills

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Wesley Edward Eagar Lodge in Surry Hills has reopened following an extensive refurbishment, which included an array of new upgrades to help the crisis accommodation centre "gain a greater understanding of each person's needs". The refurbishments are said to support a new model of care, which will include dignity at […]

REVIEW: Belvoir St Theatre’s ‘Opening Night’ an ode to audience’s youth

REVIEWED BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG Belvoir St Theatre regularly produces works that shock, entertain and above all, move audiences to think deeply. Opening Night, currently running in the Upstairs Theatre, is no different. The show, adapted and directed by Carissa Licciardello, follows the story of Myrtle (Leeanna Walsman), a well-known actress grappling with her loss of […]

Sing the night away – GOROS KARAOKE

BY RIDA BABAR A Japanese restaurant and karaoke bar all in one? Yes, please! Goros is located on Surry Hills’ Mary Street and is the ideal place for a weekend night out. If the Japanese food, cocktails, games, and karaoke (to list a few) aren't enough to pique your interest, maybe the fact that they […]

Hidden gem – HUMBLE BAKERY

BY RIDA BABAR A personal favourite, Humble Bakery serves a slice of the freshest and most delicious goods Surry Hills has to offer. Hidden away in Holt Street, this food lovers’ heaven is sure to have something for everyone. With an open kitchen beside the counter, you can watch the bakers turn flour into humble-deliciousness […]

Time to eat – THE SODA FACTORY

BY RIDA BABAR This American-style diner and bar is sure to live up to your wildest 90s sitcom dreams, with the burgers, hotdogs, retro cocktails, and live music meaning that you get both dinner and a show. Half the fun of going to this joint is getting in–hidden behind the facade of Bobby’s Soda Factory, […]


BY RIDA BABAR There’s no shortage of artsy streets tucked away in the hustle bustle of Surry Hills, but in this writer’s humble opinion, Elizabeth Street and Foveaux Street are two of the best. If you’re after a cost-friendly, COVID-safe, outdoor activity for your Sunday afternoon, these self-guided tours along the suburb’s art streets are […]

Breath taking local theatre – BELVOIR ST THEATRE

BY RIDA BABAR An Aussie classic, Belvoir St Theatre is a homegrown stage in the heart of Surry Hills and is home to some of the city’s most entertaining shows. The 2022 season boasts an array of colourful, hilarious, and positively insightful plays, starting with Black Brass which tells the story of voyaging and discovery […]

Party it up – TRADE CLUB

BY RIDA BABAR With Mardi Gras approaching, Sydney’s largest men’s gay bar Trade Club is worth a mention. It is the place to be on weekends, with a fully licensed bar and large cruise areas spread over four levels. The club is a welcoming place and holds frequent events and themed parties throughout the year, […]

Summer streets to hit Glebe following success in Surry Hills

By ELLA SMITH Paella, empanadas and nachos will be on the menu tomorrow at Glebe Point Road, with the street closed to traffic as part of the City of Sydney’s efforts to boost local communities and businesses. Ana Attianese, chairwoman of the Aid Migrants of Spanish Speaking (AMIGOSS), will be offering Spanish and Latin cuisine […]