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Lorinda Merrypor – set to shine

According to Tony Briggs, writer of much-loved and multi-award-winning musical play The Sapphires, Durumbal woman Lorinda Merrypor is “very talented” and “someone every theatre producer should look out for”.

No direction home

Interim, a work in progress shown at 107 Projects, Redfern on May 1, investigates residents’ personal connections to Waterloo and their feelings of uncertainty...

Talking to Stephanie Somerville

Stephanie Somerville is rehearsing for her role as Jedda in A Little Piece of Ash, written and directed by Megan Wilding of Blackie Blackie Brown fame.

Barbara and the Camp Dogs (2019)

The rock-fueled box office sensation Barbara and the Camp Dogs is back at the Belvoir.

Exit the King

Exit the King, written in 1962, is often described as the most accessible of Ionesco’s plays, and is generally read as a lament for human mortality.

Film – Stan & Ollie

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are regarded as the greatest comedy partnership in movie history, yet Stan & Ollie isn’t particularly funny.

‘Buzzing Minds’ brims with boarding house residents’ creativity

Buzzing Minds: A Sydney Noise Compilation is the brain child of Jason Simonit (Jay), a case worker at Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (NNC).

Murder in the Garden

Murder in the Garden, presented by Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden in association with Théâtre Excentrique and Alliance Francaise, offers the mystery-loving public the opportunity to become detectives.

Aviary, Julia Holter

Julia Holter’s latest album Aviary, described as a “90-minute search for meaning in a dehumanising age”, was included in many lists of the best albums of 2018.

The Favourite and Vice

Apart from the fact both films are nominated for the Oscars there’s little they have in common, apart from the hours spent in their make-up departments.

Gang of Youths – absolute joy!

It's not often an album resonates with you and makes you actually feel every gorgeous lyric sung.

Counting down to international success

According to Indigenous actor Rarriwuy Hicks the spectacular new production Counting and Cracking “will look as lovely and amazing as it’s going to feel to be in it”.


Thank you to our volunteers for 2018

Indigenous spirit shines brightly

Indigenous Elders and First Nations peoples from around the world gathered for of Healing Our Spirit Worldwide, an event celebrating Indigenous identities and traditional cultures.

The Dance of Death

While the play is darkly pessimistic, under Judy Davis’s direction Strindberg’s dismemberment of a marriage relationship is ferociously entertaining.

Inner-city live Nativity

Quarry Green in inner-city Ultimo takes on the air of a festival – a festival of remembering.

Artists’ salient responses to the Western Front battlefields

SYDNEY CITY: An exhibition of contemporary artwork capturing the battlefields of the Western Front from a century ago and reinterpreting the significance these places have in our nation’s culture and history is now on display at Sydney’s Anzac Memorial.

Restaurant – Pastizzi Café, Newtown

Although the little Maltese pastries are the stars here, the sit-down menu is well worth investigating.

The future’s Rosie …

Rosie Meader is 17 and heading into her HSC exams at the Newtown High School of the Performing Arts . She’s also just released her third CD.

Waterloo artist explores place amid displacement

Camden, Brooklyn, Waterloo is an exhibition about place – a challenging theme for an artist living in social housing and who has no idea...

Theatre – The Diary of a Wombat

The Diary of a Wombat is about looking at things from a different point of view.

What’s on? Something for everyone

At the University of Sydney, we welcome participation from the local community in our many events and activities on campus.

Festival a masterclass for local clown

Nic Doring was crowned state champion as part of a program sponsored by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He then competed in the National Grand Final.