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Brilliant Anime Belle Reimagines Beauty & The Beast

Japanese filmmakers are indisputably world leaders in the production of anime features and Belle sits alongside Spirited Away and Summer Wars as a brilliantly animated and imaginative piece of filmmaking. Produced by Academy Award-nominated Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, Belle is the remarkable re-imagining of the French tale Beauty And The Beast, interest and originality […]

The Wind In The Willows Reopens Today

Australia’s best-loved family entertainment The Wind In The Willows will re-open in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden this morning. The show was recently put on hold after many of the cast contracted COVID and were required to isolate. Now that everybody has recovered Mr Toad and his pals, Head Chief Rabbit, Ratty, Mole, Badger, Otter and Portly […]

New Gallery Brings Life to Inner Sydney

Beginning on Friday, January 28 a vibrant new Surry Hills gallery will present exhibitions, artist talk dinners, music and life drawing sessions each and every week. Guy Morgan, the well-known, award-winning local artist with multiple hangings in Australian art exhibitions including the Archibald Prize - opened his 531 Crown Street Gallery last year. Now that […]

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). […]

THE NAKED CITY – It’s Vive la République Day

With Australia Day looming we are being asked to “respect, reflect and celebrate” as we trot out the usual grab bag of ferry races, face painting, pop concerts, vintage cars and citizenship ceremonies (oh yeah, and the inevitable fireworks). The pandemic has certainly put a dampener on the festivities in the last two years and […]

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 […]

The Museum Of Modern Love

Sophie Gregg read the Stella Prize-winning novel by Heather Rose, The Museum Of Modern Love, before she auditioned for the play, which was adapted for the stage by Tom Holloway. She says, “set in and around the [Serbian conceptual and performance artist] Marina Abramović’s season at MOMA, the book really lends itself to theatre adaptation, and […]

REVIEW: La Bohème by Puccini

If you have never seen Gale Edwards’ popular production of La Bohème, this is your last chance. For over a decade Edward’s interpretation of Puccini’s much-loved classic has been a quintessential part of summer in Sydney. Nestled between fireworks on the harbour and the Sydney Festival’s artistic smorgasbord, the show has been thrilling audiences since 2011. This season will […]

Alice Ivy’s 5 Favourite Spots To Eat In Sydney

Musicians and performers have been hit hard over the past couple of years. Many have been in able to tour or perform, and just as they thought things were slowly returning to normal along came Omicron. Thankfully this coming Australia Day a bunch of Aussie musicians will finally have an opportunity to perform at the Summer […]

The Great Gatsby Cast Announced

The talented performers who will inhabit the famous roles from the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald in Sydney’s newest immersive theatre experience were announced this week. The Great Gatsby, an original, immersive production Inspired by the novel and supported by The Arts RISE Grants, will open in February in a specially designed, stylish labyrinth at […]