The very topical A Nest of Skunks is set somewhere in a not too distant and dystopian future. It pictures a situation in which refugees who attempt an ‘unofficial’ entry into a country, and those citizens who attempt to protect them, are socially denigrated by the term ‘skunks’ and hunted down in Gestapo fashion.
The Uniting Church and its partners in the Sydney Alliance are mounting a concerted campaign to bring Sydney’s soaring rentals back within the reach of people on lower incomes.
WATERLOO: The southern corner of Waterloo Green is host to a 40-strong team of tent embassy representatives from the local community. They have set up to make it known to Premier Mike Baird and the multi-tiered state planning apparatus that the time for consultation is over.
Put together by Sydney based Aboriginal organisation YARN Australia, Blackfella-Whitefella, Any Fella saw a solid crowd gather to enjoy a lineup of deadly Aboriginal and non-Indigenous bands including reggae groovers…
A few years ago I sold my sedan and bought a cruiser bicycle – satin black with white-wall tyres, bull-horn handlebars and back-pedal brakes. An enthusiastic (mid-life) convert, I rode every day – from Redfern to Erskineville, Newtown to Glebe, Surry Hills to Woolloomooloo. Travel time was quick and parking a breeze. My backyard, no longer a carport, was now perfect for outdoor dining and gardening.
The Ability Links NSW Sydney City team has been working closely with local businesses in two important ways. First, Ability Links are helping staff gain a deeper awareness about disability, and second, they are providing advice and resources to help businesses become more accessible and inclusive for people of all abilities.
The winter months can be especially tough for anybody on a tight budget – finding money for the rent as well as the extra costs of warm clothes, energy and medication. Keeping healthy (physically and mentally) and eating well are important concerns.
She is home, poncing around the neighbourhood like she’s the queen of paradise and the streets are lined with gold, grinning and swinging her hips, piddling outside Mick…
Richard has an extraordinary ear for finding talented musicians, such as Yaw Derkyi, a Ghanaian percussionist, and Shohrat Tursun, a recognised master in 1,000-year-old song cycles using voice…
Artist Melissa Carey has long loved drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. As a 12 year old she had her first jewellery stall. An art school graduate in hometown Perth, she worked for a while in the corporate sector but soon realised the office environment was not a healthy space for her. Three years ago she moved to Sydney where she has established her own creative business. From her share-space studio in Alexandria, Melissa conducts workshops in candle-making, printing and macrame. She enjoys festival work and volunteer work within the arts scene, as well as commissions large and small. Next month she hopes to complete an art residency in Berlin.