Antenna tuned to films from around the globe

Antenna tuned to films from around the globe

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 | Business, Community, Culture, Events

Urban planning, endangered aquatic species and Aboriginal affairs are among the issues explored in new local and international films screening next month at the Antenna Documentary Film Festival. Some 50 feature and short films from 21 countries will be screened … Continued

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Over 55s muscling-up with ex-Wallaby star

Over 55s muscling-up with ex-Wallaby star

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 | Other

An octogenarian former Wallaby is staking a strong claim as Australia’s oldest personal trainer as he whips senior citizens into shape in regular fitness classes. Long after his successful rugby career, John “Sparrow” Dowse is helping firm up ageing muscles … Continued

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Safer night time travel with super taxi ranks

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 | Other

Catching a cab home after a night out in central Sydney will become easier and safer when two expanded taxi ranks managed by marshals begin operating this weekend. With space for 15 and 22 cabs, respectively, on Bathurst and Pitt streets, … Continued

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Sydney a place of welcome for displaced peoples

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 | Other

Refugees who have found safe haven in Australia will share recollections of their struggles at a series of talks aimed at encouraging community unity. The City of Sydney will host the events with former asylum seekers from six war-torn countries … Continued

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Music shines a light on mental illness

Music shines a light on mental illness

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 | Community, Culture

Emerging singer-songwriter Lucy Neville has used a City of Sydney music prize to help raise awareness about the challenges facing people with a mental illness and the effects on their friends and family. Lucy’s song, There’s Light, is about her … Continued

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Be part of Art & About’s big surprise

Be part of Art & About’s big surprise

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 | Culture, Events

Masses of volunteers playing identical ‘instruments’ will surprise Sydneysiders in flash mob style pop-up performances across the city as part of Art & About Sydney. Six performances will take place in different public spaces, with up to 100 volunteers each, … Continued

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