The Christmas merchandise may already be on sale but for the next week or so, angels and reindeer will be jostling with skeletons and werewolves for shelf space. It’s Halloween and we antipodeans appear to have fully embraced the European/American tradition. For those of you who’d like to get into the spirit, there are lots…

Pyrmont Festival 2019 was officially launched on August 27th at Cherry at The Star and the night augured well for a great festival this year. In attendance were guests from Orange 360, City Of Sydney, major sponsors, wine makers, beer brewers, food producers, and many local business owners and community leaders. Lord Mayor of Sydney…

As you are no doubt aware, the proposed Pyrmont Bay Market, which should have made its debut under beautiful spring skies last Sunday September 1, is now in limbo. The NSW government’s red tape threatens to suffocate the life out of it unless we impel them to be quick and decisive and allow the community…

If he was still alive today, Captain William Bligh would be celebrating his 265th birthday this year, and his telegram from the Queen would probably include an invitation to high tea. Obviously he is not alive, but he is survived by his descendants and they, along with other seafarers and history fans, are invited to…

Pyrmont is one of the key precincts that will undergo review by the Greater Sydney Commission in line with the NSW Government’s Metropolis Of Three Cities plan. In a letter from the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, the Hon Rob Stokes MP to the chief commissioner, Mr Stokes expressed concern that the current plan…

The annual Blessing Of The Fleet is one of Sydney Fish Market’s most popular events, heralding Spring and bringing auspices for a safe and bountiful fishing season. It’s a borrowed tradition that dates back hundreds of years, practised in fishing villages along the Mediterranean coast and in other parts of the world and introduced to…

Applications are currently open for community groups to apply for NSW government grant. The Community Building Partnership program is offering grants to local sports clubs, social groups, religious organisations, schools and other social, recreational, or support groups for small infrastructure projects. Grants last year went to new St John’s Anglican Church hall toilets, upgrading the…

It was a film that begged to be a stage production and now Billy Elliot:The Musical is coming to the Sydney Lyric for a limited 10-week season starting this October. The story of a young boy from a Northern England mining town who discovers a passion and aptitude for dance has warmed hearts around the…

This year has just rushed past – before you know it, it’ll be the last day of 2019 and you will have forgotten to promote your New Year’s Eve event. Start thinking about it now so you can attract customers early. The City Of Sydney What’s On page is a platform that offers free event…

Part architectural sculpture, part state-of-the-art educational facility, the newly completed UTS Central brings to an end a ten year, multi-building campus redevelopment project for University of Technology, Sydney. The 17-storey asymmetrical structure with an all-glass facade, elegant curves and unconventional design, is the final jewel in place and epitomises UTS values of practical, eco-friendly, stylish,…