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REVIEW: The Big Bake

If you’re looking for a chance to showcase the baking skills you honed in social isolation then The Big Bake is the baking class – with a bit of competitive edge – for you! Viral Ventures, the masterminds behind other Sydney experiences such as Bumper Cars On Ice, Beyond Cinema, and The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party […]

Invasion Day rally to go ahead despite COVID-19 restrictions

By ALLISON HORE A mass rally in Sydney to mark the 26th of January is set to go ahead despite COVID-19 restrictions prohibiting protest gatherings larger than 500 people. Undeterred by COVID-19 restrictions on the number of people allowed to attend protest gatherings, organisers of the annual Invasion Day protest have confirmed their Sydney protest […]

Where the bloody hell are you?

Opinion by ASTRID WATT 16 million tourists visit Sydney each year, flying into the world-class city to walk the Sydney Harbour Bridge, watch the sunset over the Sydney Opera House, and swim at the iconic Bondi Beach. This Summer, with the closure of international borders, there will be no dodging selfie sticks or suffering the […]

THE NAKED CITY – LIVE AND LET LIVE!

Over the past decade many initiatives have been put in place to revitalise live music in Sydney. Both the State Government and local councils have funded programs aimed at bringing back a music scene that flourished in the 80s and 90s. The biggest problem seems to have been the constantly changing landscape when it comes […]

Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival – Mahalia Barnes

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease and live music slowly comes back to life in Sydney and wonderful new event championing the fantastic female artists in our city is set to return in the coming weeks. The Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival (SIWJF) is a yearly highlight on the live music calendar, but will be […]

Fireworks to fire off despite COVID-19 risk

By ALLISON HORE After months of debate Sydney’s New Years Eve fireworks are set to go ahead, albeit in a more condensed form. On Thursday the City of Sydney handed the reins of the event over to the NSW Government, who will also be footing the bill for the event. Ms. Moore said it would […]

THE NAKED CITY: THE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR – SYDNEY 2000

It’s the 20th anniversary of the Sydney Olympics and we have all been encouraged to reflect on this historic event with pride and admiration – not only for the sporting achievements but for the way our city welcomed thousands of visitors from overseas. There are lots of feel good stories like the success of athlete […]

THE NAKED CITY – CURTAINS FOR CRACKER NIGHT

Sydney without its annual pyrotechnic binge (aka the NYE Fireworks) is like Donald Trump without his fake tan, the Royal family without systemic dysfunction or the New York Post without the rantings of Miranda Devine. Okay, the analogies display where my prejudices lie but they also extend to the almost primal fascination some people have […]

The Dead Love Get Tattooed During Concert

Last Wednesday Sydney punk band The Dead Love performed perhaps the most innovative COVIDSafe concert ever.  The concert was held within the intimate confines of tattoo parlour The Tattoo Movement for a small number of fans and media. To add yet another wrinkle to this interesting concert the band performed whilst being tattooed by the […]

Captain Cook: navigator or coloniser?

By ALEC SMART Captain James Cook is under the spotlight again after two women were arrested for spray-painting graffiti on his statue in Sydney’s Hyde Park in the early hours of the morning on 13 June. One of the alleged perpetrators is a part-time employee of NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge. The 1879 bronze life-sized […]