Category: culture

Review: Ocean Wild

One of my earliest and fondest childhood memories was bedtime stories. My father was a great storyteller and he used to tell me stories about dolphins, sharks and other underwater creatures (no mermaids though). I remember these stories well because…

Antenna Documentary Film Festival 2015: Food for the Mind

The Antenna Documentary Film Festival is the only festival in Australia that specializes in showcasing the best and most unique docos from around the world. It has been 5 years since Antenna started and the 2015 edition brings a very…

DRILL: Where dance and sport collide

Imagine it’s 1am on a hot, sweaty summer evening. On a dimly lit basketball court, you and two friends get together for an intense training session, that involves running, jumping, shuffling, sprinting and wrestling. Pushing yourself to your mental and…

Anti-Romantic Comedy

As the Sydney Theatre Company’s latest production of Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man commences, we see into a luxurious, candelabra-lit Victorian bedroom suite, complete with balcony fit for a ‘wherefore-art-thou-Romeo’ scene. There are hoop skirts and bustles, bonnets and…

Feast Your Eyes (and Ears) On This…

“A gorgeous feast of sound and movement” – that is how Australia’s own nightingale, Katie Noonan, describes Triptych, the Sydney Dance Company’s latest program, which she is currently performing in and which premiered in Sydney on Tuesday September 25. “Triptych…

Salsa in Sydney with Salsa Republic

One in five people in Sydney dance salsa. Ok, I may have entirely made up that stat, but I’d be far from surprised if that number undershot reality. Sydney has a salsa fetish – in the best possible way. Be…

Interview with performance maker Ahilan Ratnamohan

Recently, the Plus Ones caught up with Ahilan Ratnamohan to talk about about his new theatre production Drill.  We are also giving away two double-passes to the show. You can enter the draw here.  Ahilan is a former semi-professional soccer player who…

Sydney Jewish Writers’ Festival

The Sydney Jewish Writers Festival took place over the last weekend of August at the normally quiet Waverly Library, which found itself closed off to the general public as literary enthusiasts gathered to enjoy conversation with some of the most…

Backyard Art Market

Nestled in the quiet suburb of Kensington, on the 29th of August one could stumble across a Backyard Art Market set up behind an artist by the name of Ruby’s house. Boasting itself as the baby of the MCA and…

Sydney Latin American Film Festival’s 10th Birthday Bash

For your Latin American cultural fix, the Sydney Latin American Film Festival has something, or rather lots of things, for you. It will be all about FIESTA time! This year SLAFF is turning 10 and they have decided to celebrate…