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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 […]

Vale Jack Mundey, saviour of Sydney city

By MEREDITH BURGMANN The true saviour of inner city Sydney, Jack Mundey died this week on 10 May 2020, aged 90. We residents owe our pleasant and convenient lifestyle to Jack and the rank and file members of the NSW Builders Labourers’ Federation (BLF). Sydney would be a very different place if the BLF had […]

Use Me – Interview With Julian Shaw

By Mark Morellini Filmmaking may on the surface appear to be a glamorous and easily obtainable career, but realistically with the problems that plague the industry in Australia, developing a fulfilling livelihood in this field can be a long and daunting experience regardless of talent and perseverance. Julian Shaw is an ambitious filmmaker who has […]

REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes & The Death On Thor Bridge

The Genesian Theatre are pros at staging whodunnits and Sherlock Holmes & The Death On Thor Bridge, a world first adaptation, is no different. With a visually stunning set by master set designer Tom Bannerman, the stage is meticulously suited to the confines of the small Genesian stage. Superbly lit to evoke the interiors of the […]

March Dance

The 2020 Sydney March Dance festival will begin its second year running throughout the month of March, featuring 114 dance events in 31 days. A project created by Independence Dance Alliance (IDA), the festival aims to celebrate and showcase independent dance artists in Sydney. March Dance will see 195 artists and over 16 organisations presenting new dance works, […]