Bernie Dieter’s Club Kabarett has had 5-star reviews worldwide and performed in some states of Australia but has never played in Sydney - until now. Bernie Dieter is a German singer and songwriter, often compared to Marlene Dietrich who is accolated as the ‘punk cabaret queen’. Her Kabarett boasts a 4-piece band and six semi-clad […]
Over the course of 10 nights Sydney Fringe Festival will bring a special run of over 100 shows to The Rocks under the Sydney Fringe Sideshow banner at the end of February & into early March. A new event, produced by Sydney Fringe, in collaboration with Placemaking NSW and the New South Wales Government CBD […]
By DANIEL LO SURDO The Elevate entertainment and cultural celebration held on the Cahill Expressway this week has failed to lure capacity crowds as the surge of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to warn off Sydneysiders from large events in the new year. In November, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said the event would help […]
By ALLISON HORE Controversial plans to transform the Sirius public housing tower into luxury apartments have been revealed in the public exhibition of a development proposal before the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. The state government sold the building in 2019 for $150 million to a private development company called Sirius Developments, owned […]
Bringing some fun in the sun to Sunday, April 8 is the 20th anniversary of The Sydney Children’s Festival. First Fleet Park at The Rocks will host the festival, showcasing our nations cultural diversity. “Celebrating Australia Together” is the theme for the 2018 festival, sponsored by Multicultural NSW and supported by the City of Sydney […]
COMMENT BY JIM ANDERSON I have to confess to being a late convert to the SOS (Save Our Sirius) cause, but on a hot January day last week, I found myself taking a walk up from Circular Quay to have my first close look at the building in question. It was practically love at first […]
BY ISABELLE BASTIAN The NSW Minister for Heritage, Gabrielle Upton, has again decided not to place the threatened Sirius Building in The Rocks on the State Heritage Register. Finished in 1980, the building is known as a prime example of Brutalist architecture. Its distinctive position in The Rocks makes it visible from the Harbour Bridge […]
Down the business end of The Rocks you’ll find a hole in the wall café that looks like it has been plucked straight from Surry Hills. Outside you can order from the ‘Little City Window’, from stuff like P. B. & J. Toasted Sandwiches ($7.50) and House-made Doughnuts ($4.50) but it’s worth getting cosy inside on the recycled oak furniture.