Monday, August 8, 2022

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Grab your pens and enter Blak & Blu

Blak Douglas, Archibald Winner 2022, is sponsoring the second Blak & Blu annual pen on paper art prize – with entries closing on August...

Chippendale cellist wins major instrumental scholarship

Chippendale cellist, Heesoo Kim, has taken out the top prize against four young talented instrumentalists for the 2022 Sydney Eisteddfod NSW Doctors Orchestra Instrumental...

Indigenous science experience at Redfern – celebrating Indigenous and Western science

The Indigenous Science Experience at Redfern Community Centre is on Saturday, August 20. This free, community open event is a celebration of Indigenous and Western science and highlights the relevance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to our everyday lives.

Reimagined Garden Social celebrates First Nations artists and cultures

The Garden Social returns reimagined for an extended weekend celebration of First Nations artists and cultures in The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney from August...

New era for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary School

On July 29, Our Lady of Mount Carmel (OLMC) Catholic Primary School Waterloo announced a much-welcomed facilities upgrade. The building program will bring improved site...

NCIE rally urges community consultation

A huge crowd gathered on August 2 to hear from local Elders and others about the closure of National Centre of Indigenous Excellence announced after the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation failed to reach an agreement with the NSW Aboriginal Land Council on the Redfern hub’s future.

Will you run to protect the reef?

On October 16, Australia and New Zealand will welcome the world’s first simultaneous running event, bringing more than 100,000 runners together with a single...

Yeo and Toka chosen as Citizens of the Year

Newtown resident and longstanding leader of Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, Liz Yeo, and Indigenous activist, Cheree Toka, are Inner West 2022 Citizens of the Year. Liz Yeo...

Packed crowd relished live jazz vibes

Two dynamic jazz ensembles brought a great vibe to Mary’s Underground in Circular Quay on July 22. A new collaboration between Sandy Evans (tenor, soprano...

As Covid cases surge – let’s get protected

The World Health Organisation says that 7.9 billion people are still living through Covid-19, thousands are still dying from Covid-19 every week, and at...

Preserving Sydney Park’s iconic brick kilns … have your say

A significant restoration project by the City of Sydney will help preserve Sydney Park’s iconic brick kilns and chimneys – and the City wants...

Mission Australia celebrates 160 years since Sydney City Mission opened

On July 11, 2022, Mission Australia will celebrate 160 years since Sydney City Mission first opened its doors. The day kicks off Mission Australia’s...

Spoil your pooch in splendour at the Tudor Hotel

The Tudor Hotel in Redfern is hosting a lively event to share with your furry, canine friends. Splendour in The Dog House will bring together...

Chippendale cellist chosen as scholarship finalist

Heesoo Kim from Chippendale is one of five finalists to have been selected to compete in the 2022 Sydney Eisteddfod NSW Drs Orchestra Instrumental...

Vivid images

Lighting of the Sails, 12th Vivid Sydney, June 2022. The stunning Martumili collective painting, “Yarrkalpa-Hunting Ground, Parnngurr Area 2013” was brought to life across the...

Digital literacy program empowers mature-aged refugees

One hundred and five people from refugee backgrounds have increased digital independence, English language proficiency and access to online services thanks to a program...

NAIDOC Week tenant art exhibition inspires

Local photographer Paul Bramble snapped this wonderful image of Aunty Shirley Lomas at 107 Projects, Redfern, on Wednesday June 29 for the launch of...

Water theme flowed at 23rd Biennale

From March 12 to June 13, the 23rd Biennale of Sydney, titled rīvus, was staged at the Cutaway (Barangaroo) and Stargazer Lawn along with a handful of other venues in Sydney and Parramatta. Rivers, wetlands and other salt and freshwater ecosystems featured as dynamic living systems with varying degrees of political agency.

AMPLIFY brings large-scale art to Carriageworks

Over four days in September, Carriageworks will host Sydney Contemporary’s AMPLIFY, which is staging 16 large-scale installations from renowned contemporary artists.

Sydneysiders create giant human progress flag to welcome WorldPride 2023

Nearly 1,000 Sydneysiders have created a giant human progress flag on the steps of the Sydney Opera House to mark the 44th anniversary of the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and to send a message of welcome to the world as Sydney gears up to host WorldPride in 2023.

Queer teen tragedy wins Sydney Film Festival’s top prize

Belgian director Lukas Dhont has won Sydney Film Festival’s $60,000 Sydney Film Prize for his queer teen tragedy Close, which portrays a powerful friendship between two 13-year-old boys that is severed as they transition to high school — with tragic results.

The climate election

Congratulations to our 31st Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, and to Tanya Plibersek, who has retained the seat of Sydney with a preference count of 66.8 per cent, ahead of Greens candidate Chetan Sahai with 33.2 per cent. Plibersek takes up a crucial portfolio as Minister for the Environment and Water.

Take up the Ration Challenge to help refugees

If you’re feeling helpless watching media reports of devastating wars waging overseas, you can make a difference by registering for this year’s Ration Challenge...

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.