INTERVIEW: NATIONAL THEATRE OF PARRAMATTA’S WAYNE HARRISON

Hakawati is a Sydney Festival show that allows you to be swept away to an Arabian night in Western Sydney. The show is a celebration of food and stories and is inspired by an Arabic tradition where storytelling is combined with breaking bread. This event will have its world premiere at the El- Phoenician restaurant…

INTERVIEW: WINE ISLAND’S FOUNDER KRISTEN FRANCIS

  Wine Island is an annual boutique wine festival which is set on Clark Island, in the picturesque Sydney Harbour. The four-day event allows patrons to learn about and experience different wines and foods, in a luxurious island setting. It sounds like a wonderful holiday idea except you may not even need to leave “home”…

FOOD REVIEW & INTERVIEW: SYDNEY TEA FESTIVAL @ CARRIAGEWORKS

  On August 21st, Carriageworks in Sydney was transformed into a Mad Hatter’s tea party of sorts. The Sydney Tea Festival is now in its third year and it’s an event that continues to go from strength to strength. In 2016 over 80 different stallholders came together to celebrate their love of Camellia Sinensis and…

INTERVIEW: GRAEME SIMSION AUTHOR OF THE ROSIE PROJECT

  Graeme Simsion had lots of inspiration he could draw upon for the socially-challenged professor character (Don Tillman) in his novel, The Rosie Project. Simsion is a self-confessed “escapee” from the world of IT. For over 30 years he worked with computers and he’s also studied and taught science at University. These experiences have all…

INTERVIEW: GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW’S MELODY YANG

  When we were children most of us would’ve blown bubbles and tried to catch them. As adults there is still something magical in watching large bubbles being created as they fly through the sky before they reach the end of their transient lifespan and go “Pop!” Melody Yang is someone that knows all about…

INTERVIEW: COMEDIAN STEPHEN K AMOS

  Stephen K Amos is no stranger to Australian audiences. The English comedian has been visiting our shores for ten years and has made us laugh with his funny anecdotes and observations. The author of the hilarious autobiography, I Used to Say My Mother Was Shirley Bassey, has just completed a run of shows for…

INTERVIEW: NZ PLAYWRIGHT & SCREENWRITER ROCHELLE BRIGHT ON DAFFODILS

  Punk band, The Scavengers once sang about true love being beautiful. You could also say that Daffodils is a gorgeous romance story set in New Zealand where the aforementioned are from. The play is actually a Kiwi cabaret based on a real life love story between two teenagers, a farm girl named Rose and…

INTERVIEW: DIRECTOR DENNY LAWRENCE TALKS ABOUT ALL MY LOVE

  Henry Lawson and Mary Gilmore are two famous, Australian writers. But what people may not realise is that the pair were also lovers and secretly betrothed. This information has only come to light in the couple’s surviving letters and in Gilmore’s memoirs and forms the basis of a new play titled, All My Love….

INTERVIEW: ANNA COSSU ABOUT GINGER MEGGS

                      Ginger Meggs is quintessentially Australian. A loveable, red-haired larrikin and young boy who has a gang, loves playing cricket and gets up to all sorts of mischief. The comic strip is Australia’s longest-running and most popular one and has had a total of five…

INTERVIEW: NOISEWORKS’ STEVE BALBI

  The Art of Music Live is an amazing initiative that sees some excellent local and international musicians and artists coming together and collaborating for a good cause. The series is to support the Nordoff-Robins Music Therapy charity, who have a purpose-built centre and outreach clinics where music acts as an agent for change and…