Surry Hills Trams

Though I spent the first hour or so waiting, seated on the footpath, I soon went home to grab myself a foldable chair. It’s just as well, as I live only about 100m away from the new Sydney tram-way, so it was no biggie. I was there, at the corner of Devonshire Street, for the …

My Local Pedestrian Crossing

I’ve been thinking about this local issue for quite some time. Tonight, I wrote to the relevant authority in NSW. I’ll update when I get a response. My concern is about the pedestrian crossing between Devonshire and Cleveland Streets in Surry Hills. Though I (as a pedestrian) really appreciate the introduction of this crossing, I …

Out & About

The view from Sydney’s “Ensemble Theatre” is one of Sydney’s hidden delights, both from the restaurant below, and the bar upstairs. Even though the theatre has been there for over sixty years, I’m guessing most Sydney-siders have never visited “The Ensemble”. “There is , however, a large, loyal subscriber base”, I told the guy I …

Surry Hills Festival

If you’re visiting Surry Hills (Sydney) for the Surry Hills Festival this weekend, take a look at Marlborough Street, and the terrific stories and photographs of Surry Hills and Valleys, a project I’ve been involved with https://surryhillsandvalleys.com/. Awesome work by Karina Kreminski in pulling this together.

Winter Nights

As we sat and waited for the performance to begin, I had little idea of what to expect. My friend invited me, on the recommendation the work had been curated by a colleague at the ABC, Daniel Browning. Daniel presents “Awaye”, a weekly program about Indigenous arts and culture. And one of the most awesome …