Filmed over five years, I’m Wanita is the story of Wanita Bahtiyar, flamboyant country singer from Tamworth, as she heads to the US to realise her lifelong dream of recording an album in Nashville, honkytonk capital of the world.
To celebrate the longest night of the year, the heritage Locomotive Street in South Eveleigh will be transformed into a festival of free and ticketed events for all ages, fusing performance, food and drink, art installations and music.
It is 10 years since our beloved founding editor Trevor Davies died and we remember him with love and affection. We're also grateful for all who have helped the paper to continue to thrive since then, including our brilliant cartoonist norrie mAy-welby who is having an exhibition in June.
We are 200! Welcome back everyone to our 200th issue of the South Sydney Herald, the brilliant and colourful local newspaper, which started off as a double-sided photocopied A4 sheet by founder Trevor Davies.
In October singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin released two new songs for Sub Pop Single Club: “to Perth, before the border closes” and “CRY”. In December, as well as playing four shows at the Vanguard in support of women’s refuge Lou’s Place, she will perform as part of the SSH Celebrate Community virtual fundraiser.
Leading First Nations artists, Tony Albert, Blak Douglas, Thea Perkins and Nicole Monks worked with Bourke St Public School (BSPS), parents, and Elder Uncle Jimmy Smith, to create new Aboriginal school house names and symbols unveiled during NAIDOC week in November.
Don't miss our virtual variety concert, trivia comp with prizes, online auction, great artists and MC. Raise funds to support your independent local newspaper. See you there on Friday December 11 at 7 pm. Spend the evening with Julie McCrossin AM, Tim Gray (Green Hand Band) Claire Patti-Chehade, Mel Quinn, Julia Jacklin, and others, including South Sydney Herald contributors and supporters. It will be a great night.
On Friday December 11, the SSH will host a virtual fundraiser, emceed by Julie McCrossin AM, with the aim of raising $5,000 toward production costs for this year. Zoom details at the end of this story. Please come!
At Ambour Hardware, 93a Redfern Street, you will find all manner of products such as cutting and plumbing tools, gardening and power tools, building materials, chains, picture hooks, locks and keys, paints and much more. Locals hold owners Joe and Marie Ambour in high regard.
As the coronavirus pandemic bites more deeply, people across the globe are hurting and grieving – the people of South Sydney among them. Over the last month, we have watched and listened with pride and gratitude as people in our area have reached out, acted generously and banded together online and (safely) through other means.
WATERLOO: Meet Lan, the friendly and hard-working owner of Waterloo Laundry on Botany Road, just near the IGA. Business has slowed due to current public health measures and self-isolation, but as we go to print the laundry remains open.