While Patyegarang is a moving and mesmerising episodic tale of two young people, a local Eora girl and a First Fleet astronomer, for whom the circumstances are out of joint, this dance experience is so much more. The suffering of individuals caught up in events larger than themselves is sad but the true tragic ache is generated by a sense of wasted potential and the loss of possibility.
Millers Point is in the news lately for a lot of wrong reasons. But back in the day, Barney Gardner recalls, cab drivers would start across the bridge to Milsons Point before he’d call “Whoah!” and throw the driver a few bob, jump out and cut across Observatory Hill to his High Street home.
REDFERN: On Tuesday June 3 a Mabo Day celebration, including a launch of the Exploring Perspectives DVD, was held at The Block. The event was hosted by Redfern Community Centre and organised by the Women’s Reconciliation Network (WRN).
Your news editor is a knitting tragic who has had brain health problems with epilepsy and associated episodes of mental illness. An event that combined yarn based craft and brain health was an irresistible assignment, so I signed up to attend the Knit Your Way to a Healthy Brain workshop at the University of Sydney on June 19.
On Saturday July 19 the very cool John Harkins will assemble a jazz trio to perform at the SSH Winter Fundraiser at the South Sydney Uniting Church in Waterloo. The SSH is excited to announce that guest vocalist for the set will be Grace Chung.
Nai Palm – songwriter, guitarist and vocalist from internationally acclaimed Melbourne band Hiatus Kaiyote – recently came to Sydney to perform a solo show at Newtown Social Club. Before she went on stage, she chatted to Liz Hughes about performing solo, the Australian music and creative scene and upcoming plans for Hiatus Kaiyote.