Wednesday, May 18, 2022

South Sydney Herald


Glebe picketers demand: ‘Give us decent homes’

GLEBE: A crowd of public housing activists is picketing to demand that the right to a decent home should be an election issue. “We are...

Australian photographers dazzle at Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Australian photographers feature prominently amongst Winners and Highly Commended finalists in a showcase of the world’s best wildlife photography at the Australian National Maritime...

‘I vote for the trees’ – join creatives in call for environmental justice this election

This election, high-end fashion designers, leading artists, environmental activist groups, production companies and actor/producers have teamed up to urge people to consider the environment...

Federal Election 2022 – electorate of Sydney

All candidates for the federal electorate of Sydney were asked what three areas of reform they would prioritise to achieve social and economic equity for the community they seek to represent. They were also asked to respond to two key prompts on housing and climate change.

Inaugural First Nations women’s hip‑hop showcase

Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) will host the inaugural First Nations women’s hip-hop showcase, Love for My Sisters, as part of this year’s conference program.

Let’s get serious about climate justice

The recent deaths of three people in a fire at a Newtown boarding house on March 15 drove home the consequences that can result from a lack of housing choice. An array of people and organisations are calling for changes to ensure boarding houses are safer, more secure and affordable.

Print copies – find places near you

The South Sydney Herald (SSH) continues in print every month. The paper is available from a range of venues across all suburbs in South Sydney – from cafés, pubs and restaurants to shops and community centres.

Australian premiere of ‘Pissarro: Father of Impressionism’

The Australian premiere of Pissarro: Father of Impressionism is in May. The 90-minute documentary, celebrates an incredible artist, without whom the Impressionist movement may never have begun or endured.

Redfern launch of smoke- and vape-free pregnancy campaign

The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence will host the launch of the Talking About Tobacco Use Team’s outdoor media campaign to raise awareness and advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples smoke- and vape-free pregnancy.

Theatresports to cap off Sydney Comedy Festival at Enmore Theatre

“Improvised comedy at its fastest and funniest” is what’s promised as Theatresports returns to the Enmore Theatre for the final night of the Sydney...

This Figaro’s fresh and pertinent

Sydney-based opera company The Cooperative will open its 2022 season with Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, performed at Pitt Street Uniting Church on April...

Call out for ideas for new Aboriginal knowledge and cultural centre in Redfern

The City of Sydney is asking local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members for ideas about how to transform an historic building in...

More support for boarding house residents

The recent deaths of three people in a fire at a Newtown boarding house on March 15 drove home the consequences that can result from a lack of housing choice. An array of people and organisations are calling for changes to ensure boarding houses are safer, more secure and affordable.

Anti-Racism Library launched to build harmony

Counterpoint Community Services celebrated Harmony Week, in conjunction with the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, by launching its very...

Dive deep with the Sea Museum’s holiday program

The whole family can dive deep into discovery in April thanks to a packed school holiday program at the Australian National Maritime Museum in...

Chippendale local SJ Norman wins 67th Blake Prize

Sydney artist and Chippendale local, SJ Norman, has won the 67th Blake Prize for a work which focuses on the 147 Aboriginal people who...

Powerhouse propels 100 Climate Conversations

The Powerhouse Museum launched 100 Climate Conversations in March to connect audiences with the action and innovation happening in Australia to address the climate crisis.

Help easing loneliness could be just next door

Neighbours look after each other’s animals, water plants while they’re away and hold social events. They can also be a vital port of call in an emergency. That’s why Resilient Sydney is encouraging us to get to know the people who live next door.

It’s Autumn at Ruby’s – with a great line-up of jazz and blues

Ruby's Music Club, with its unique indoor/outdoor ambience, is offering some great jazz and blues this Autumn in Zetland.

Locals feature in finals for Short+Sweet

Talented locals will feature in ‘the biggest little theatre festival in the world’ when Short+Sweet finally gets to complete its Covid-interrupted 2021 season in April 2022.

Fewer photo opps, a lot more climate action, please

A Lismore mother and evacuee who lost her home to the recent floods says the Morrison Government should take more action to reduce emissions...

‘Snap sights’ to shift glaucoma out of the picture

Redfern local, Beryl Ford, was diagnosed with glaucoma at 53 years old ... and she was shocked. She is sharing her story in support of Glaucoma Australia’s new fundraising initiative 7 Sights in 7 Days Challenge.

Meet your new councillors – part 2

Two of the new City of Sydney councillors, elected on December 4, 2021, found time to introduce themselves this month. Meet Shauna Jarrett (Liberal) and Lyndon Gannon (Liberal).

Sounding a warning for our birds

Songs of Disappearance features birdsongs of 53 of the rarest species in Australia on the brink of extinction.

Big Love mural launched in Redfern for Mardi Gras

A new mural in Redfern, inspired by a love match in the Australian LGBTQIA+ community, is part of this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian...

Grab your solar-powered beer at Young Henrys

Young Henrys brewery in Newtown installed its second solar system in early February thanks to the generosity of its community and the clean energy movement Pingala.

Feline friendly? March is the month to adopt

A new challenge in the pet adoption landscape is the more than 36,000 cats and kittens that remain homeless. This March, people could help break the cycle of pet homelessness in Australia by adopting a cat - as PETstock Zetland hosts its annual National Pet Adoption Month.

All smiles at Sydney Summer Streets

REDFERN: Redfern Street attracted happy people with smiles on their faces when the street was closed to traffic as part of Sydney Summer Streets...

You can still catch some of SIMA’s summer music festival

SIMA has plunged deep into February with a record 23 shows, spread over a variety of venues. Its Jazz NOW Summer Festival is a great...

Restful park in need of restrooms

So many of us enjoy Redfern Park – a place of safety and refreshment, exercise and recreation. During the pandemic, we’ve come more keenly...

Meet your new councillors

Amid lots of Council inductions, getting access to their Council emails and trying to recruit staff, two of the new City of Sydney councillors found time to introduce themselves this month.

Locals featured in smart phone festival talk about filmmaking

Two locals whose works will be screened in the 7th Australia’s international smartphone film festival, the SmartFone Flick Fest (SF3), told the South Sydney...

New program supports life beyond a dementia diagnosis

Heart disease kills more than two times as many Australian women than breast cancer. But did you know there is a difference for women in heart disease symptoms, prevention and management? And that these symptoms are easily missed or misdiagnosed?

Action yields results for Better Read than Dead staff

Staff from Better Read than Dead bookshop in Newtown have negotiated to secure better working conditions with help from the RAFFWU (Retail and Fast Food Workers Union) and strong support from locals and Australia’s literary community.

South Sydney’s generosity restores sight to two-year-old boy

Over the past 12 months, the South Sydney region has generously donated more than $2,400 to help The Fred Hollows Foundation continue its sight-restoring...

This is the moment to seize

Jacob Nash’s large-scale artwork Future Dreaming – in which HOPE faces CHANGE – calls for urgent social, political and cultural change ... now.

Vale Sadie, Glebe campaigner

Active campaigner for public housing in Glebe and advocate for women’s rights in the workplace Sarah Murdoch King – known to most Glebe locals as Sadie (and to some as the “Queen of Glebe”) – died on January 17 just one month after her 100th birthday.

Sydney’s ready to roar in the Year of the Tiger

More than 80 attractions will enliven the the city centre and the heart of Chinatown during the 2022 Sydney Lunar Festival from January 29 to February 13. To mark the Year of the Tiger, the work of six young artists will feature on street banners, bus shelters and billboards to brighten the city streets.

REDFEB – getting to the heart of women and heart disease

Heart disease kills more than two times as many Australian women than breast cancer. But did you know there is a difference for women in heart disease symptoms, prevention and management? And that these symptoms are easily missed or misdiagnosed?

‘Pray without ceasing for Tonga after the tsunami’

Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) leaders have called for prayer and the UCA's international aid and partnerships agency UnitingWorld has launched an appeal for donations to provide urgent support to affected communities in Tonga after the recent tsunami.

Small businesses need kind customers not critics

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson is urging people to refrain from posting negative online reviews, as short-staffed small businesses...

Sydney Summer Streets to bring village high streets alive

The council of the City of Sydney (CoS) is working with local businesses to transform village high streets into spaces for walking, shopping and...

‘The Silver Tunnel’ has fresh Sydney season … then is set to tour

A 3,000-kilometre regional tour will follow a fresh Sydney season of the one-act thriller The Silver Tunnel this January – presented by hero of...

City of Sydney’s line-up decided

Clover Moore was declared lord mayor of the City of Sydney Council on December 21, 2021. Having served the city in this pivotal role...

Local makers star in smart phone film fest

Works from Redfern, Camperdown and Alexandria film makers have been chosen to feature in Australia’s hit international smartphone film festival, the SmartFone Flick Fest...

Snake and spider surge warning prompts reminder to brush up on first aid

With warmer weather creating a potential surge in venomous snake and spider activity, St John Ambulance NSW is reminding people about the importance of...

Local Stories Live was uplifting – but please keep your support coming

Singer-songwriter Toby Martin brought songs and stories of Yorkshire and Bankstown to Waterloo and wider Sydney (via Zoom) in a sonorous solo set on...

Tips for dog owners as they head back to the office

Desperate dog owners returning to the office are reporting issues with separation anxiety, because their dogs are not used to being alone. Dog behaviouralist, trainer and author Lara Shannon offers some tips about how to prepare your dog for your absence.

Excellence awards for Pemulwuy

Since the Community Social Plan developed back in 2000 by Angie Pitts for the Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) redevelopment of The Block won the International 2004 Crime Prevention Through Environment Design Innovation Award, the Pemulwuy Project has continued to win awards for its innovations in providing a financially self-sustainable way to provide Aboriginal affordable housing.

Local businessman gives back, boosts storytelling

A successful businessman who grew up in Redfern community housing and wants to give back has formed a partnership with Redfern non-profit Story Factory...