Showing posts with label What's on Sydney. Show all posts
Showing posts with label What's on Sydney. Show all posts

Thursday, 19 September 2013

School Holidays and Labour Day Events

Here are some great events over the next two weeks. Of course there will be many more in our weekly eNewsletter and of course the website.

School Holiday Activities

School Holiday TEENS Yoga and TWEENS Yoga at Yogabowl
School Holiday TEENS Yoga and TWEENS Yoga at Yogabowl, Lane Cove.
TEENS YOGA: (High School kids 13-18)
Teens Yoga won't just stretch, strengthen and tone your body (which complements the sport you play by increasing focus and preventing injury), the practice gives you tools to develop focus, manage anxiety and build confidence with a combination of movement, breathing and gentle meditation techniques.
Mondays & Wednesdays during the holidays, 4:15pm (1 hour). $18 casual or 4-class pass $60.
TWEENS YOGA: (Primary School kids 8-12)
Tweens Yoga provides older children and pre-teens with a safe space to explore more complex Yoga poses as well developmentally-appropriate breathing exercises, creative movement games, and much needed relaxation techniques. Classes are fun, expressive, thoughtful and structured - even finishing with a little neck massage treat!
Thursday 26th Sept 4pm FREE ! Everyone welcome!

Kids Magic Shows
See a bit of magic these holidays.
(DANE DRIVE, GOSFORD, PH: 02 4385 9888,


(455 PRINCES HWY, WOONONA, PH: 02 4284 1577,
(70 CHESTER ROAD, INGLEBURN, PH: 02 9765 7700,
(236 AUBURN STREET, GOULBURN, PH: 02 4821 3355,
(55 SHERBROOKE ST, ROOTY HILL, PH:02 9625 5500,
(97-99 CHURCH ST, WOLLONGONG, PH:02 4229 4611,
For more information head to

Dinosaur Adventures
23 - 27 September, 11am to 3pm daily
From 23 – 27 September, Dinosaur Adventures will take over Centre Court (level 2) at Centro Bankstown as you step back in time and experience the reality of the pre-historic era, walking amongst life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs.

Even the entrance to this bygone era is enough to send shivers up the spine – straight through the mouth of the largest carnivore of all time – Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Complete with thrashing jaws and menacing roars, you won’t want to miss these life-like dinosaurs as they emerge again from extinction (from 11am to 3pm daily).

Empress Stiltdance
 30 September – 4 October, at 11am & 1pm daily

From 30 September – 4 October, Centre Court (Level 2) at Centro Bankstown will be transformed into a fantasy world, where a troupe of mythical creatures will perform the spellbinding Empress Stiltdance, featuring the superb singing of Stephanie Acraman and supported by a cast of talented stilt dancers.

Empress Stiltdance is an international performance company that has performed in over 16 countries around the globe. These highly skilled, professional artists delight audiences both young and old with their magical, colourful and unique stage shows (11am & 1pm daily).
Where: Centre Court (Level 2), Centro Bankstown, Stacey St, Bankstown

For the Whole Family

Thursday, 20 December 2012

What's on Sydney New Year's Eve 2012

New Year's Eve in Sydney is the highlight of the Year, what are you going to do? If you still have no idea here are our suggestions for this year.

Public transport is the best way to travel. Visit the
131500 website for details of how to get into the city.

The Fireworks and the Harbour

Every year, there is a theme to the night, this year it is Embrace. Kylie Minogue is the Creative Ambassador this year and she announces this year's theme in this video. (click on Kylie!)

Click to Watch

This year the City of Sydney has produced a New Year Eve App! With the app you can -

  • Find the best spot around Sydney Harbour to watch the fireworks
  • Write a message for the chance to see it projected onto the Harbour Bridge Pylons during the celebrations
  • We’ll send up to 50 free SMS messages to your friends and family from midnight on your behalf, so all that’s left for you to do is enjoy the party
  • Plus, this year we’ll be lighting up four Telstra Colour Moments on NYE. Download the app to find out how you can take part in one of the world’s largest interactive NYE light shows. So yes you have to download it to find out how you can be part of the fun!
The official charity of 2012 Sydney New Year’s Eve is The Fred Hollows Foundation.

Line up -
6pm - Arial Acrobatics
6:50 pm - Ted Noffs Fire Tub
7:30 pm Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Smoking Ceremony
8 pm - Aerial Acrobatics
8:30 pm - Pylon Projections
8:40 pm - Acknowledgment of Country
8:45 pm - Bridge Effect
9 pm - Family Fireworks
9 pm - Fireworks Competition Shell Firing
9:15 pm - Harbour of Light Parade
10:15 pm , 11 pm, 11:30 pm, 11:45 pm - Telstra Colour Moment
Midnight Fireworks

Our Top Ten picks for 2012

New Year's Eve Sydney Harbour Cruise
Sydney is famous around the world for its New Year's Eve Fireworks display, and what better way to experience this extravaganza and to see in the New Year than from the waters of Sydney Harbour.

Our New Year's Eve Celebration Cruise offers you a delicious four course dinner including drinks package and some great entertainment. Get some great photos with the iconic Sydney skyline as your backdrop and create some lifelong memories of a great New Year celebration with your loved ones and friends.

Get your mates together or treat a loved one to good times, great entertainment and a chance to see one of the worlds greatest New Years Eve fireworks displays while cruising around one of the worlds best loved harbours.

New Years Eve Cruise Includes:

• Delicious 5 course meal (including a seafood buffet selection)
• 6 hour cruise around Sydney Harbour
• Party DJ playing classic hits and pumping chart dance tunes!
• Drinks package (champagne, beer, wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee)
• Full view of the Harbour fireworks

Boarding: 37 Bank Street Pyrmont
Booking 02 9879 3942 or Book

The Opera Galas on New Year's Eve

There's nowhere in the world like Sydney on New Year's Eve and there's nowhere closer to the action than the Sydney Opera House. Celebrate the arrival of 2013 with Opera Australia and choose from Puccini's heartbreakingly romantic La bohème or a dazzling concert, The Opera Gala, filled with some of the most popular arias ever written. Watch Sydney Harbour explode with the world’s greatest fireworks display while you enjoy canapés and live music into the new year.
For more information visit their website -

New Year's Eve at the Cruise Bar

Destination - Fantasea & Gilligan’s Island

Cruise Bar's world famous NYE DESTINATION Party is back again this year, bringing you a New Year's Eve experience you will never forget!

Gather your friends and dress to impress for the year's ultimate party with unforgettable views of the Harbour firework display against the stunning backdrop of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour.

Let your Fantasea become a reality on the harbour waterfront. Join the best NYE dance party, with the boys from The 14th Minute kicking the evening off.
On the Next Level, step foot onto Gilligan's Island. Light up the dance floor and show off your best moves to the soulful sounds of Yogi & Husky performing live to warm up the night.
Beat the chaos & get down to Cruise early on NYE to claim your spot - be one of the first 500 to arrive and you will receive an exclusive NYE DESTINATION souvenir gift bag filled with limited edition goodies! Doors open at 6pm.

Please note that food & drinks are not included in the ticket price and this is an Over-18’s Event.

Upper Deck
Party with the elite at Cruise Bar's exclusive NYE UPPER DECK with uninterrupted views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour. Experience an unforgettable night under the stars while drinking in the mesmerising display of the world famous fireworks display from the top balcony.

Indulge yourself with a sumptuous canapé selection crafted by our Head Chef, Beau Lawson, sip on some delectable cocktails and dance the night away to the sounds of Peppermint Jam. Our live 6-piece band will be pumping out the greatest party anthems of all time to keep you going until the early hours. Keeping the dance floor full is their specialty with classic medleys ranging from Disco, Pop, Motown & Rock as well as the latest dance tracks.

Doors are open from 7pm-2am, with our sumptuous canapés served from 7.30pm. There is also a Limited Edition NYE 2012 UPPER DECK Souvenir gift bag for each lucky guest. Tickets on sale from from

Please note that drinks other than the cocktail on arrival are not included in the ticket price and this is an Over-18’s Event. Tickets for this premium event are limited to only 270 guests so be quick to secure your spot.

GlamFest NYE
Tickets have gone on sale for Sydney’s ultimate New Year’s Eve party GLAM FEST NYE, at Sydney Opera House, one of the most anticipated New Years Eve parties of the year, with a ‘glam rock’ inspired theme.
Guests will party on the western boardwalk, of the upper concourse of Sydney Opera House, with the best possible view of the fireworks, non- stop entertainment and a festival-inspired menu.
GLAM FEST NYE revelers will see in the New Year with a front row view of the city’s most extravagant light show (designed this year by Kylie Minogue) with non-stop music by The Big Hit Orchestra and world renowned DJ Stephen Ferris.  The evening will feature a rock theme with all night entertainment featuring hula-hoop girls, a tattoo parlour and interactive photo booths.
With mobile food trucks serving festival-inspired food designed by Matt Moran of ARIA Catering, cocktails will be flowing along with quality wines and beer, brace yourselves for the biggest night of the year and keep the party rockin’ at GLAM FEST NYE.
The ticket price is $495 per person (premium beverages including Australian sparkling and wine and select cocktails, festival inspired menu and non-stop live entertainment)
GLAM FEST NYE is an over 18’s, ticketed event with doors open from 7.00pm – 1.30am and tickets are limited 

Buy tickets:

New Year's Eve in Style at Wildfire
Wildfire welcomes you to a  join us for a spectacular New Years Eve Party, celebrate this momentous occasion in style on our majestic harbours side terrace, view the spectacular fireworks over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour.
Doors open at 7.30pm for our cocktail party, where we will be serving a varied selection of hot and cold canapés and premium beverages including cocktails on arrival. With live entertainment all night you can dance your way to 2013 in style.
Ticket price is $350 per person, book now the best place to celebrate NYE 2012, for further details email or call 02 8273 1222, visit their website

Wrecked New Year's Day Cream Tangerine
Bondi's infamous New Year's Day party is a sell out event every year, with live music and DJ's all day long, located up on the Deck Bar of the Swiss Grand Hotel with direct access to the beach.
Come together on New Year's Day and celebrate all that's to come in 2013, sun-drenched and amongst friends, overlooking Australia's most iconic oceanfront, Bondi Beach.
The tickets include entry all day and 2 drink tokens redeemable between midday and 3pm.
The theme of the party is stranded, shipwrecked and lost in paradise!
Visit their Facebook page -
Tickets are available through

Bon Voyage New Year's Eve Cream Tangerine Party
"Aptly named 'Bon Voyage', Cream Tangerine's NYE party features live bands and DJs all night, complimentary cocktails and canapés for two hours kicking off the night from 6pm - 8pm, a midnight flute of bubbly, and views across one of the greatest beaches in the country, which also means views of Bondi Beach's famous NYE fireworks. This year's theme is 'the golden era of the high sea', which loosely translates to glamour-meets-desert island. So spend NYE with friends by the beach"_pagesdigital

Join the local's favored NYE party- on the deck of the Swiss Grand Hotel overlooking Australia's most iconic oceanfront, Bondi Beach.
There are 4 rounds of tickets selling, but this event sells out every year, so organize who's where this NYE and glamour up 'high seas' style.
Acts Include: The Rascals, Myall High Club, Bobby Disco, Shipwreck, Friendly, Grizzle, LC, BHDJS, Matt Saville, Von Audio, Dan De Caires
Visit their Facebook page -
Tickets are available through

NYE 2012 Firework Extravaganza and Party
Northern Beaches most famous NYE institution, The Newport Arms Hotel, will be hosting another HUGE NYE BEERGARDEN PARTY for over 18s with a FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA over the Pittwater waterway, Sydney’s 2nd largest waterway. Every year thousands of punters flock to 132 year old hotel affectionately known as The Arms to enjoy Australia’s largest waterfront beergarden where they can party under the stars until late, and it has been that way for 20+ years.

• Fireworks Extravaganza Over Pittwater at midnight and NEW 9pm display, so get in early!
• Strictly an over 18s Beergarden Party in Australia’s largest beergarden
• Smooth sounds mixed up from Sunset (7pm) & moonlit dancefloor to party under the stars.
• Entry = FREE
• Transport: To and from venue EVERY ½ Hour till close
• Trading Hours: Open until 2am
• Location: Newport Arms Hotel, 2 Kalinya Street, Newport
• Enquiries: 02 9997 4900 or

Pacha Sydney New Year's Eve

A colossal explosion of talent and energy over 4 levels, 10 bars and 4 stages will set the scene for NYE glory. Starting as a vibrant day party with a festival twist and easing into an electric evening of lights/beats/DJ feats, our headliners AN21 & Max Vangeli, Junior Jack & Kid Crème and Infinity Ink will ensure you have the best NYE of your life.

From 4.00pm on  Monday the 31st December 2012

ivy – 320 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

Cost:  (Tickets available at
First Release: $99
Second Release: $120
Pool Club Platinum VIP $220 (Includes exclusive access + a 2 hour drink & canape package at Poolclub from 4pm-6pm)

New Year's Eve at Bungalow8
HedKandi, the international clubbing icon with over 100 record releases, 4 million album sales and thousands of events across the hottest party spots in the world - From London to New York, Paris to Tokyo, Rio to Ibiza and beyond - are transforming your NYE into house music heaven at Bungalow 8 and theloft! Final Release tix now selling $89 on moshtix and

New Year's Eve at The Cargo Bar
After selling out its last two years, NYE "On The Harbour" is back at Cargo Bar in 2012 with its biggest line-up yet. Topping the bill will be Pnau, out for this exclusive Sydney performance off the back of their collaboration with none other than Elton John, Good Morning to the Night. They will be joined by Ajax, YesYou, Elizabeth Rose, DJ Flagrant, SoSueMe DJs, Emoh Instead (half of So What Not), Plus many more.
Tix now selling on

New Year's Eve at The Retro Hotel
The Retro is ideally located in the heart of Sydney's vibrant nightlife, nightclub, bar and restaurant district. The Retro combines fun, lively entertainment and fantastic service to deliver the best in hospitality and entertainment.
Every week Retro offers a new and exciting theme. The theme for New Year's Eve is Fire and Ice which means dress up in red and white, the crazier the better.
VIP tickets for this unmissable night are available through the link below and include access to our rooftop terrace bar which provides a view of the fireworks from Darling Harbour and a selection of local beer, house wine, vodka, bourbon and canapes available between 7pm and 12 am. The best part is you get to enjoy all of this while listening to Sydney's's best DJ's spinning a mix of retro and dance tunes all night!!
Retro's other floors will also be open and it's free for those with a general admission ticket.
So come and join the party!!! It is the perfect way to kick off your New Year with a night of Retro madness! We open at 4pm and the party finishes at 6am!
The Bristol Arms Retro Hotel, 81 Sussex Street NSW 2000
Ph: 02 9262 54 91

El Circo New Year's Eve
Celebrate New Years Eve the Euorpean way! at Slide

Part circus, part cabaret, part burlesque and entirely original, El’ Circo is a truly magical experience that captivates, the moment you enter the room.

Created by French born Marc Kuzma, the show features a range of circus acts influenced with the matchless charm and flavour of Parisian cabaret.

Encircled by mesmerising circus acts, including hypnotising trapeze, pole, silks, illusion and vocal performances with interludes of enchanting fine cuisine you will be captivated throughout the evening.
9pm fireworks LIVE on the big screen
A full night of entertainment and fine dining.
9 Course Degustation | 9 Naughty NYE Circus Acts | Beverage Package | $189

Bookings: 028915 1899
Visit their website -

New Year's Eve at Delicado
We have 2 special promotions on at Delicado in McMahons Point for NYE. Special access passes will be issued so that people can come down into the closed off section of Blues Point Road.

1. Champagne and Seafood Masterclass - 1 group of 15 for a Champagne and Seafood Degustation inside from 7pm-11pm. They can then head on down to the fireworks.

2. 8 course degustation menu in restaurant with matching wines (menu can be provided) - space is still available for the 5pm - 8pm sitting

For bookings call 9955 9399

New Year's Eve at The Glenmore

After 9 months of renovation, The Glenmore reclaims its title as Sydney’s NYE hotspot with a New Years Eve party not to be missed.

On December 31, 2012 The Glenmore invites guests to enjoy:

* Sensational views of Sydney’s world famous fire works display
* Exclusive access to The Rooftop and Glenmore Lounge
* 12 Piece Premium Canape Package
* 3 Hour Premium Beverage Package
* Complimentary glass of Moet & Chandon at midnight
* Featuring DJ Babysham

TICKET PRICE: $275 per person (incl of GST)

To book tickets contact

Ok, you got me, there are more than 10! Who counted?


Win an iPhone 5 for you and a friend!

X'mas is almost here, and 2013 is just around the corner! Keen for a sweet iPhone 5 for the count down?! WhatsOnSydney is partnering with DealChart to really make your New Year one to remember!
Simply click HERE to enter the competition and you're automatically in to win an iPhone 5! By using this special link you will be entered into the draw 20 times!!
If you refer a friend, and they win, you win an iPhone 5 too!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Long Weekend and Winter


Winter is just about here, though this year I am not sure that it ever left.  Those of you who are new to Sydney I expect will have heard us moan and groan about the Summer!
So what is happening over the long weekend. Well the Toy and Games Expo is on at Sydney Olympic Park, I talked to one of the organisers it sounds like it will be a great family day out, possibly the first of many. Vivid will be in full swing over the weekend. The Come Together Festival is on again at Luna Park and Darling Harbour is holding a Jazz and Blues Festival. Wow yes, it is going to be a big weekend. We have some great events listed below and some special offers, I can't believe it is time again to spot the whales, i wonder if they will venture into the harbour this year?

Saturday 9 June 2012
The Mother of long all weekends is coming!
Selina's Live & Loud presents the City of Queens.Celebrate the Queens Birthday long weekend at the party of all parties.
Graffiti artist Jeremy Hession will be in Selina's creating a live graffiti interpretation of Selina on the wall!Don't miss out on this amazing artist in action!
DJ Ben Morris & McLosty headline the City of Queens night, these guys have made quite a name for themselves in the last few years featuring at Future Music Festival and supporting acts such as The Prodigy!
$9 Mother & Vodka in Selina's 8pm - 11pm
Attend the event to join the guest list & get free entry on the night
Where - Coogee Bay Hotel
Price - $10
Bookings -
More about the Coogee Bay Hotel

This July School Holidays, the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) is offering exciting and fun short courses for kids and teens in filmmaking, animation and acting for screen.
There's Acting for Film & TV (2 - 4 July) for 9 - 12 year olds,
Digital Animation (9 - 11 July) for 12 - 17 year olds
and if you're 15 - 18 check out AFTRS premier course - The Real Filmmaking Workshop (2 - 6 July) where you'll get to write, shoot, cut and then screen your film in a real cinema - all in just five days! Courses are taught by industry professionals at AFTRS state-of- the-art film studios at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, Sydney.  Book 28 days in advance and receive a 10% Early Bird discount!

For details visit: or contact AFTRS Open 1300 065 281
play an Acoustic gig at Newport Arms Sunset Sessions  ‘Love Come Save Me’
It’s been 10 years this year, since the rise of The Beautiful Girls and for Mat. McHugh - the man at its heart - he’s seen and tried it all. He’s recorded with the band live. He’s recorded with bits of instrumentation from band members. He’s recorded an album by himself and then taught the band how to play it. He has recorded by himself and remained by himself. He’s released under TBG and he’s released as Mat., he’s toured with horn sections and he’s toured alone. And at the end of each and every album - regardless of differences in the process – there has stood the same incredible element, the foundational purpose of the whole damn thing: the unfaltering support and love of those who have come, watched, listened and danced.

Mat. is taking LOVE COME SAVE ME out on the road and will be playing an ACOUSTIC GIG at Sydney’s
most famous pub Icon, Newport Arms Hotel as part of their Sunset Sessions, Saturday 2nd June, 3pm
More about the Newport Arms Hotel

Better Being would like to offer readers - one month of unlimited group exercise across Melbourne and Sydney for $60 (normally $130). They will also get access to our online complimentary health and wellness pack, full of educational material regarding nutrition and wellbeing (valued at $199)

Better Being are Australia's only provider of tertiary qualified mobile exercise specialists delivering the best in personal training, group exercise, and corporate health across Sydney and Melbourne. We represent the top 2% of the industry, with a whopping 98% of the fitness industry possessing a 6 week certification, so you can be sure training is supported by the best specialists in the industry.

2011 NSW Exercise Professional of the Year Finalist, and Best Service Based Company Finalist 2012 by ActionCoach

For more information visit their website
To take up this offer call 1300 761 191  or email and quote "what's on Sydney"

Terms and Conditions
1.       The deal is valid for 3 months from the sale
2.       The deal is valid for new members only
3.       They must train for 4 consecutive weeks from their first group class booking.

  • Special offer: Book now and Save 10%
  • Enjoy a personalized 4 hour eco whale watching cruise (12 passengers maximum per tour)
  • Observe and learn about the magnificent humpback whales
  • Enjoy light snacks (tea, coffee, refreshments) while onboard the whale watching cruise

Experience seeing the majestic humpback whales up close as they pass Sydney's coastline. Our 4 hour eco whale watching cruise lets you observe and learn about these wonderful mammals. An awe-inspiring experience!
Activity Includes:
Experience a 4 hour eco whale watching tour that leaves from Darling Harbour.
Watch as the large number of whales (approx. 15,500) start their Winter migration between late May until early August and their Spring migration from mid September until November, along the Australian coastline to their feeding and breeding grounds.
Observe and learn about these wonderful mammals. This is a truly personalised and powerful experience that is perfect for a family day out.
Enjoy plenty of space and no crowds onboard due to the small number of passengers on our cruise.
Enjoy light snacks (tea, coffee, refreshments) while onbroard the cruise.

Click here for more information and booking
2.5-HOUR Celebrate Sydney With Sparkles TOUR FOR 2

  • See the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Kirribilli House and Admiralty House
  • Delicious Aussie BBQ meal including, fresh king prawns, Aussie steak and beef sausages, fresh salads, fresh fruit platter and tempting desserts to top it off.
  • Choose from either a complimentary glass of bubbly, wine, beer or soft drink
  • Enjoy a Goat Island convict walking tour.
  • Special offer: Now 2 for 1
Departing from Campbell's Cove (The Rocks) on the restored 1920's ferry the Mulgi, you make your way to restricted access Goat Island.
After the short ferry ride you then embark on a short guided walking tour of the island, where you have the chance to see all the convict buildings and magnificent views across the harbour.
Having taken in the sights of the island, you then are treated to a delicious BBQ buffet lunch, including seafood, on the Harbour Master's Lawn.
During lunch there is nothing better than to take in the sights of the harbour while sipping on your free glass of bubbly or any other complimentary drink of your choice.
Please note: This part of the tour is completed on foot - please note that it is approximately 1.5km walk with some inclines.
Click here for more information and booking
If you don't fancy anything here head to the website to find out more, or if you are looking for more deals, especially if you have visitors in town check out these specials!

Whatever you decide to do, say safe and have a great time.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Vivid 2012

Last night the media were invited to the launch of Vivid 2012. Andrew Stoner NSW Deputy Premier was in attendance and spoke highly of this years festival.  He also re-irradiated the importance of the Festival in bringing people to Sydney, putting us on the World map and re-enforcing that we have some of the best visual artists in the world. He also said that Vivid and Sydney is fast becoming the place to come if you are a visual artist wanting to develop and grow your skills.
This year will bring more interactive light displays than every before with over 60 interactive instillation from Walsh Bay, The Rocks and Circular Quay. 
Vivid Ideas will connect Australia's creative thinkers with global leaders and industry talents in over 100 creative industry and public events . A range of topics will be explored from electronic gaming to fashion, film craft, design and publishing to architecture and photography.
It is going to be an amazing festival of light, music and new ideas.
Lights go on tonight Friday 25 May  - 11 June, 6 pm - midnight.

For the full program visit -

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

The Sound of Music Interview

The Hornsby Musical Society present The Sound of Music at the Hornsby RSL opening on 13 April. Triple H interviewed three cast members all from the Clift family.

Listen to what they had to say about the production and their roles in it.

(please note the link will become inactive in about 3 months time, call 02 99403649 if you would like to listen)

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Every Single Saturday

Every Single Saturday has been playing at the Glen Street Theatre. It is a musical comedy written and composed by Joanna Weinberg.

It is a great idea, four parents on the sidelines during a football season. The parents are from different backgrounds with different issues. It starts at the beginning of the session with three of the four looking forward to what will happen. As the season progresses you learn more about each parent. Maria de Marco plays a fitness freak with a problem with food and is half starving her daughter who plays in goal. Christopher Horsley is the coach, a former footballer himself he lives through his son, trouble is his son hates football and just wants to dance. Scott Irwin enters the stage a little later, he has just moved back to Australia to look after his son. He knows nothing about him, having had nothing to do with him up until now. He is a conductor and has a few issues to overcome in adapting to become a father. His son, of course, is an excellent player and helps turn the Magpies round. Katrina Retallick plays a single Mum trying to do the right thing by everyone but has a hard time being excepted and who's son spending every game running the wrong way up the field! The underlining moral to the musical being that parents have to let their children be what they want to be, rather than making them live the dream that they wanted. The music on the whole is fairly good with some catchy songs. The set was effective, though I did think it was a shame that you couldn't really see the musicians behind the netting.
My general view of this production however, was that I felt I was watching a production for children. The talking Magpie was amusing but childish. Katrina Retallick looked for much of the time as if she was on playschool with over exaggerated facial expressions, it just seemed very false (sorry)! The other issue I had was the opening was very weak, the song, only sung by three actors just didn't pack the punch that the opening of a musical should. There was no chorus and I think that would have helped lift some of the songs.
I did enjoy the way the musical progressed as the characters enfolded and it did keep you entertained.
It will be playing at Parramatta and the Laycock Theatre during March.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Interview with Deborah Bradshaw

Deborah Bradshaw is the producer of Not Quite Cabaret, which is about to start its first run of shows for 2012 that the Exchange Hotel, Balmain on 8 March.
Find out why it is not quite cabaret and why you should go, plus find out how Deborah stole a kiss from Johnny Depp!

Listen here to Deborah's interview on Triple H 100.1fm on The Hubbub.

(please note the link will become inactive in about 3 months time, call 02 99403649 if you would like to listen)

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Interview with Simon Wilde

Simon is an experimental artist, he has come quite a way in a short space of time and about to head to New York.

Listen to the interview from Triple H 100.1 fm on The Hubbub (sorry the sound quality is not brilliant!)

(please note the link will become inactive in about 3 months time, call 02 99403649 if you would like to listen)

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Interview with Tamara Flyer

Tamara is a single mum and like many single mums and dads she found having a social life very difficult. However, this all changed when she joined Single with Children

Find out more about Single with Children and how it will help you. Listen to Tamara first hand when she was interviewed on The Hubbub, Triple H 100.1 fm.

(please note the link will become inactive in about 3 months time, call 02 99403649 if you would like to listen)

Catherine Alcorn and the Slide Cabaret Festival

Catherine Alcorn is an amazing women of many talents. The is Sydney's first cabaret festival for many years. Find out who will be performing and book your tickets now.

This is a great interview with Catherine recorded on The Hubbub, Triple H 100.1 fm. 

The opening night party on Monday 6 February was amazing. Many of the performers for the festival were there and keen to talk about their shows. You saw first hand short cabaret snippets to wet your appetite. Talking of food we got to sample many dishes which was just as well as the champagne was flowing!

Find out more

Monday, 30 January 2012

Interview with Michael Griffiths

Michael Griffiths who is one of the headlining acts in the Slide Cabaret Festival with his show In vogue: Songs by Madonna
Find out more about the Slide Cabaret Festival here 

Hear about Michael's amazing show when he was interviewed on Triple H 100.1 fm on The Hubbub 

(please note the link will become inactive in about 3 months time, call 02 99403649 if you would like to listen)

Interview with Rohan Flemming

Rohan Fleming is from Sons of Alamo, Sons of Alamo are a new band who will be performing at The Big Day Out, they will be supporting the likes of Kanye West, My Chemical Romance and Parkway Drive, this is all thank to My School Act competition powered by Motorola

Sons Of Alamo consists of four Central Coast muso's that met through their love for music at Central Coast Grammar School. Jordan Fleming- singer/ guitarist, Rohan Fleming- Bass/backing, Bryce Gleeson- Lead Guitarist/backing, William Hunt- Drums/backing. The band formed - late 2009 and recorded their 8 track EP at Tommirock Studio's in Newcastle in early November. Their single, Insomnia, produced by Joel Black of the Tommirock Label. Since then the boys have played venues such as The Metro Theatre, The Factory Theatre and various smaller venues throughout Sydney, Central Coast & Newcastle.

Listen to Rohan interviewed on Triple H 100.1fm on The Hubbub 

(please note the link will become inactive in about 3 months time, call 02 99403649 if you would like to listen)

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Australia Day in Sydney

Australia Day 2012
Australia Day is a celebration of all that is Australian. This is my first Australia Day as an Australian Citizen, so I should do something extra special, but what? So much happens you need at least 2 days to fit it all in.
Find out just some of the great events that will be taking place this Australia Day.

Whatever you decide to do have fun and stay safe!

What's on in the CBD

Begins Ends
Woggan-ma-gule Morning Ceremony 08:00 AM 08:30 AM
GIO Oz Day 10K 09:00 AM 10:00 AM
Sample Sydney 10:00 AM 05:00 PM
2012 Yabun Concert 10:00 AM 06:00 PM
Hyde Park Main Stage 10:00 AM 07:00 PM
NRMA Motorfest® 10:00 AM 05:00 PM
NRMA Village 10:00 AM 05:00 PM
Vintage Bus Service 10:30 AM 05:00 PM
The Rocks 11:30 AM 08:30 PM
Darling Harbour Australia Day 11:30 AM 09:00 PM
Darling Harbour Australia Day Spectacular and Fireworks 07:00 PM 09:00 PM

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Sydney Festival: Parramatta Opening Night

If Saturday night was anything to go by then the artists showcasing at this years’ Sydney Festival are going to blow your mind! The music, the costumes, the characters; oh my!

Despite the on and off bouts of heavy rain, crowds still enjoyed themselves among the myriad of events Parramatta had to offer. Four dedicated stages, a double-decker music bus and various pop-up artists floating up and down Church St; Parramatta was simply bursting with cultural and creative energy. I chose to ignore my map and instead let the lights and sounds guide me to the hotspots.

What looked like a closed-up and abandoned carousel wheel, turned out to be the gorgeous Baroque-style Idolize Speigeltent! If you have no idea what that is, don’t worry, I didn't either. Once you pass the women in fish-nets and fascinators and the men in braces and bowler hats you are swallowed up by coloured lights, mirrored private booths, detailed carvings and ornate furniture. People were standing around a circular dance floor watching those brave enough to let loose and have a boogie under the shimmering of a disco ball.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Stage Fright

After interviewing Ali the Director on Triple H 100.1fm I was looking forward to seeing the show. I had a feeling that I was going to be in for a great afternoon. Ali wrote the Day the Sky Turned Black, inspired by interviews with survivors of the Black Saturday Bushfires. The show gained wide critical acclaim across the globe; so I knew she was a women that wouldn't settle for anything less than perfect; I was right.
Stage Fright is a tale of a ghost who has to scare the people in the attic otherwise he won't pass his exam and the three children will have to stay in the attic for a whole year. So, they re-intact stories to try and scare each other, the trouble is one girl is un-scarable!  

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Short and Sweet

Short and Sweet - Sydney's Short play festival, 180 plays showing from 4 January until 31 March. The Festival involves 300 writers and directors and almost 500 actors. This year is it's 11th year, it has seen amazing growth and following over those years.
The Festival starts with a call out to writers and Independent Theatre Companies to submit their works, these are then assessed and the plays for the Festival are carefully chosen. Directors are then invited to choose which play they would like to produce and finally the actors are auditioned and the rehearsals commence. Of course that sounds easy but can you image organising that many plays, with that many actors, the lighting, sound, props and staging?
Each week shows 10 plays and each night the audience is invited to pick the two which they enjoyed the most. The audience votes are tallied and the top two for the week are showcased in the Peoples Choice night.

The King Street Theatre (formerly the Newtown Theatre), Newtown was a buzz of excitement as the audience anticipated a night of mini performances; which of them would we love and which we would gladly never see again? We burst through to the stage to grab a seat and settle into the night.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Sydney Dance Company announces new dancers

Sydney Dance Company welcomes four new dancers to the company in January 2012 - Tom Bradley, Alana Sargent, Jesse Scales and Chris Aubrey - each of whom represents the best in the next generation of contemporary dancers.

Tom Bradley, who hails from country NSW, has been awarded the second annual Sydney Dance Company Foxtel Scholarship*, which offers him a three-month internship with the company, including a spot in the first season, 2 One Another**. Tom won Best Emerging Male Performer and was nominated for Most Inspiring Performance and Best Choreography by an Emerging Artist at the 2010 New Zealand Festival of Dance. He is also the recipient of two previous scholarships to the Victoria College of the Arts Secondary School and the New Zealand School of Dance.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Future Shorts

On a Tuesday night at the homely Roxbury Hotel in Glebe, a pop-up short film festival took place. Amidst a live band, a westie comedian and the distinctive buzz of after-work drinks, Future Shorts made its way to Sydney.

Future Shorts was designed to localise the culture and entertainment of a wide-scale short film festival; so that you may enjoy it in the comfort of your own neighbourhood, possibly being hosted by a friend of yours. Anyone can host the range of short films simply by becoming part of this nomadic experience.

Tuesday’s event begun with the peppy ‘Stephane Brenau’, a duo acoustic act who warmed up the assembling 20-30 year old crowd with a few covers, including a French rendition of ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’. As I snacked on an incredible selection of mixed dumplings (for only $5.00!), I noticed the excitement in the air was brewing. You could sense that those here were eager to see the first pop-up event in Sydney, eager to experience award-winning short films in an intimate environment.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Interview with Jorge Menidis

Jorge Menidis is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Sydney Comedy Festival. The festival is an annual event which takes place April/ May, this is it's 8th season. The festival opens with a Cracker Night, find out what this is and what the line-up is so far, plus more, listen here!

Recorded on The Hubbub, Triple H 100.1 fm

(please note the link will become inactive in about 3 months time, call 02 99403649 if you would like to listen)

Interview with Bec Matthew from Circus Oz

Bec Matthews joined Circus Oz in 2010. In the interview she give a behind the scenes view of the Circus and what life is like on the road. Find out what she does and when the Circus will be back in Sydney. Listen here

Recorded on The Hubbub, Triple H 100.1fm

(please note the link will become inactive in about 3 months time, call 02 99403649 if you would like to listen)