View from the fourteenth floor of the ABC in Ultimo, Sydney

Sydney View

For the last twenty or so years working in Sydney, I've only ever once had a "great view" from my office/workstation. It was when I was working on the second floor of our building, and I had a wonderful view from my office of the Frank Gehry designed building at the University of Technology Sydney, … Continue reading Sydney View

The New BBQ King

The New BBQ King

"OMG BBQ King is closing down", a colleague explained to me a year or so ago. He was genuinely concerned at the loss of a "Sydney institution" Located near the corner of Sussex and Goulburn streets, BBQ was the place where you could go with a large group or by yourself to feast on plates … Continue reading The New BBQ King

Refugee and lawyer, Deng Adut is NSW Australian Of The Year

Australian Of The Year (NSW)

"I'm going to go home and tell my children they're not trying hard enough", a friend of a friend joked tonight at the announcement of the NSW finalists for the Australian Of The Year. We agreed all of the finalists, but particularly the recipients were seriously impressive people who made us feel somewhat inadequate about … Continue reading Australian Of The Year (NSW)

Pamela Leung in Post Graduate Exhibition 2016 at National Art School, Sydney

NAS Post Graduate Exhibition 2016

"After four years at art school, and that's the best they can do? It's outrageous", my friend said tonight as we commented on one of the works on display at the National Art School's annual exhibition in Sydney. My other friend was a little more comfortable with the work. "I think it's possibly one of … Continue reading NAS Post Graduate Exhibition 2016

Wednesday Night Drag at Sydney's Midnight Shift

Wednesday Night Drag

So it's Wednesday night, and there's not much on television, you don't feel like listening to music or the radio, and you don't feel like reading? You head of to Sydney's "Midnight Shift" for their up and coming drag queen competition. The perfect antidote to mid week blues, and the kind of reality television show … Continue reading Wednesday Night Drag

Sing out Sydney at ABC

Sing Out Sydney

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiH5iDhgo90 Twenty five years ago (or thereabouts) I remember attending the National Choral Championships in Wagga Wagga. Although it sounds fairly tame, the championship organisers found themselves the subject of national media interest, as they asked the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir to change their name to the "Eastern Suburbs Choir" (or something like that). … Continue reading Sing Out Sydney