Grand Stirrer Dorothy McRae-McMahon with daughters Lindy (left) and Melissa (Photo: Lyn Turnbull)

Stirring up the status quo

The Edna Ryan awards, recognising the feminist achievements of women, were celebrated on October 17.

Laura Kelly outside The Factory in Waterloo (Photo: Kat Hines)

Factory connections and support

WATERLOO: The Factory Community Centre in Raglan Street provides a welcome sanctuary when it comes to the ever-growing public demands amid the mental health sector. Laura Kelly, Community…

Movement at the station

Dame Marie unveils a plaque bearing her name at the State Library. The State Reference Library will now be known as the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room. (Photo: Courtesy of the State Library of NSW)

A conversation with Dame Marie Bashir, ‘our beloved Governor’

The SSH celebrates the gracious and generous life of Professor the Hon. Dame Marie Bashir and gives thanks for all she has offered and continues to offer the community around her and beyond.

Common (Photo: Daniel Knott)

First ever Soulfest delights and frustrates

CAMPERDOWN: Saturday October 18 saw thousands of soul music fans heading to Victoria Park for Australia’s first annual neo-soul, jazz and hip hop festival, Soulfest.

Detail of Gaylene Smith’s “Teapot with Yellow Flowers” (Photo: Andrew Collis)

Homing in on fine art

REDFERN: Redfern Artist Group (RAG) staged its fourth exhibition in October. The show, entitled Home, was held at 107 Projects from October 15 to 26 and featured works by nine artists. The diversity of the work was impressive.

Live Music Review: Bob Dylan

Theatre Review: Brother Daniel