Category: Popular

The Literati Review

The Literati is why I love Sydney. Where else can you pop into a little hole-in-the-wall theatre on a random weeknight and see a hilarious, intelligent English translation of a French classic, in sassy verse, executed with ease and style…

Jep and Dep w Hannah Marjorie @ the Gasoline Pony

Jep and Dep w Hannah Marjorie Gasoline Pony, Marrickville, 26 May I have many friends who are independent musicians and I can tell you that a common thread among them is this: everyone works hard. While we might think that…

Niall Ferguson: A Lesson in Applied History

Sydney Opera House, Sunday 22 May 2016. I’ll be honest: I had never heard of Niall Ferguson before Sunday night’s talk at the Opera House. So it was slightly comforting that I was not the only one, as a fellow…

Sydney’s Top 5 Music Gigs this May

May 2016 presents a real diverse and exciting month for live music – from iconic heavy metal legends to global dance artists, old and new, local and international – we’ve got you covered with five of the hottest must-go-to gigs…

Vitesse and Symphony in C

The Australian Ballet is concurrently showing two groups of varied works at Sydney Opera House which give audiences a taste of both the classical and the contemporary in one evening, embodying their motto of “Caring for tradition, daring to be…

Josh Groban Concert Review

Josh Groban fans, musical theatre buffs and, dare I venture, women and gay men in general will be thrilled with the new concert series Stages, An Evening With Josh Groban, currently showing at Sydney Opera House. The American singer shines…

Sydney Comedy Festival Guide – Top 13

Festivals are anything but a rare sight in cities like ours. But amazing are the nights when festivals are lit up with laughter and giggles. Comedy is the most widely anticipated and welcomed genre of performing arts. People have great…

Beauty Itself: Swan Lake

If beauty could be distilled and encapsulated in one image, it would surely be the vision in white of the corps de ballet in symmetrical formation at any moment of Act II in a traditional staging of Swan Lake. The…

For thought: Hope for the planet

Can we save the world from the effects of climate change? Is it too late? Is there any cause for optimism? These were the central questions addressed by a panel of experts in a new talk series at the Sydney…

Guilty of having too much fun at The Ivy

I am not ashamed to say that sometimes I miss the pure glamour and atmosphere of London evenings out. Even now, six months in to my time in Australia and loving every second of it, I sometimes miss those restaurant…