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REVIEW: Bernie Dieter’s Club Kabarett

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 […]

Sydney Fringe Comes To The Rocks

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 […]

Sydney street festival pushes forward despite Omicron surge

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 […]

Public housing to boutique luxury: Sirius plans revealed

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 […]

The Sydney Children’s Festival

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 […]

But Siriusly

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 […]

Millers Point malaise

BY ALEC SMART The last four tenants in Millers Point social housing are facing imminent eviction as the NSW Government finalises the sell-off of their homes, on behalf of Family and Community Services (FACS). And yet the sold-off properties, which caused the eviction of almost 500 long-term tenants, aren’t bustling with new families or city […]

The Sirius Question

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 […]

Rangers round up rental bikes

BY ALEC SMART Obikes, the yellow and grey rental bicycles that suddenly appeared in the hundreds across the Sydney Metropolitan area on August 14 this year, have raised the ire of rangers acting for the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority. Last weekend, hundreds of the conspicuous bicycles were rounded up from the CBD and interned in […]

Kansas City Shuffle

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.