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Vivid to receive funding injection from City of Sydney

By SHARLOTTE THOU The City of Sydney will provide $100,000 in cash funding to Vivid Sydney and a value-in-kind injection of up to $300,000. The City has proposed that the cash portion will fund the 'X/Celebrate' live music program as part of the festivities, which will "continue support of Sydney's thriving music scene with a […]

REVIEW: Casey Donovan’s ‘Irresistible’ Sydney Festival Performance

At 33, Casey Donovan is at the top of her game. Her vocal range is jaw dropping. She sings soulfully to the heavens with the force of an entire gospel choir. She boogies with such delight that the urge to dance is almost irresistible (current NSW restrictions during the peak of a pandemic not withstanding). […]

REVIEW: The James Morrison Quartet with William Barton

If you don’t know who James Morrison is, you don’t know about jazz.  For decades he has been one of Australia’s leading jazz musicians. And he plays a mean trumpet. A childhood prodigy who grew up on Sydney’s Northern Beaches during the 1970s, Morrison has performed with some of the world’s most famous jazz musicians […]

Esteemed chef Yotam Ottolenghi to give one day only show in Sydney 

BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG World-renowned chef Yotam Ottolenghi will speak at Sydney ICC this month to share experiences as a restaurateur and food writer.  The Flavour Of Life tour, which will see Ottolenghi visit eight Australian cities with cooking tips and vegetarian joys, was originally about his eighth book, Flavour. But the Israeli-born chef explained the […]

Carriageworks unveils installation by Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens

Carriageworks, one of Australia’s largest multi-arts precincts, has unveiled a new large-scale wall assemblage titled Return To Sender by acclaimed Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens. Installed in the Carriageworks public space and presented free to the public until January 30, the installation reworks found postcards picturing First Nations people from the turn of last century with contemporary representations of First Nations […]

Tropical Fu*k Storm Cancel Sydney Festival Shows

In yet another blow to the Sydney Festival's music lineup Tropical Fu*k Storm have become the latest act to withdraw from the festival in protest to the Festivals Israeli funding. In a statement released on Thursday the band revealed that they had been lobbying Sydney Festival to foregoing the funding from the Israeli Embassy. However, […]

Sydney Festival boycott: Israeli embassy sponsorship clouds opening night

By TOKS OGUNDARE The Sydney Festival's opening night on Thursday was overshadowed by protests after about 80 people gathered outside the Sydney Opera House to oppose the festival’s decision to accept $20,000 from the Israeli embassy to stage Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin’s work Decadance.  The Disrupt Sydney Festival protest was organised by Palestinian civil society […]

THAW – Harnessed But Not Hanging

BY RENEE DALLOW Legs On The Wall is presenting their next spectacular, death defying performance piece, Thaw, 20 metres above Sydney harbour, as part of Sydney Festival. Witness as a 2.7 tonne iceberg dangles, like a diamond, from The Opera House. On this iceberg will be a female aerialist dancing free form as the ice […]

Embracing the art of summer – Sydney Festival unleashes 2022 program

Forget what you knew. With a bold ambition to reimagine how we experience and interact with the city itself, Sydney Festival's 2022 line-up - the first helmed by artistic director Olivia Ansell - is set to explode onto (and into) the city's parks, pools, streets, stages and screens this summer. Across its most revered venues […]

B Wise announces January Live Show

One of Australia’s most respected hip-hop artists, B Wise has announced a January east coast tour performing his ARIA nominated sophomore album jamie. Along the run, B Wise will perform the critically acclaimed new record alongside his vast catalogue of hits to audiences when he returns home for a very special one-night only performance of jamie at […]