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Corroboree Sydney 2014

The celebration of Australia’s Indigenous cultural heritage kicked off this week with the beginning of the Corroboree Sydney 2014 festival in Sydney Harbour on Thursday 20th of November. The festival highlights and celebrates the cultural heritage of Indigenous Australians and … Read More

Toby Creswell Revisited: Steve Kilbey and the joys of renovation

  I’ve been reading Steve Kilbey’s memoir Something Quite Peculiar and loving it. It’s amusingly written. I haven’t heard the new Church album Further Deeper now with the delightful Ian Haug on Second Guitar but I’m reliably told … Read More

Chatswood Musical Society presents The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Children’s theatre often offers entertainment for the child but is a true act of love by the parent.  Thankfully, that isn’t always the case, as the current Chatswood Musical Society production of The Lion, The Witch & … Read More

Dereb the Ambassador all-ages gig

ONE OF THE WORLD`S MOST EXHILARATING NEW VOICES Ethiopian superstar Dereb the Ambassador and his 8 piece band of virtuoso musicians distribute energetic rythms and melodies through electrifying, vintage soul. Dereb the Ambassador features members with backgrounds in Australia, … Read More

Jason Johnston on e-learning

Listen to my conversation with Jason about e-learning and its impact: Jason Johnson … Read More

Karen McCartney on Superhouse

On Arts Wednesday November 19 2014, Sylvia Rosenblum spoke to Karen McCartney about her new book, Superhouse. Press to hear Part 1 of our conversation Listen to Part 2 of our conversation This is … Read More

MoodSwing Playlist – Future Garage, Post-Dubstep, Electro Soul II

This moodswing is showcasing artists & producers from all corners of the globe making fresh, delicious sounds with futuristic fusions of soul, garage, dub, house and more. With Rudimental, Jessie Ware, Jamie Woon, Todd Terje, Les Sins, James Blake and more. Selected & Presented by DJ Taline for Moodswing, Eastside Radio 89.7FM Read More

Pop to Popism

In the Car by Roy Lichtenstein When you hear Pop Art, you probably think Andy Warhol, and his famous portraits of Marilyn Monroe. You’d be right but that’s just a tiny part of what the art was. For the first … Read More

Brilliant Magenta

Born in Bosnia in 1986, Alesandro Ljubicic moved to Australia with his family in 1991. Awarded the William Fletcher Scholarship, Alessandro was a finalist in the 2009 Paddington Art Prize and 2010’s Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. His latest exhibition … Read More

Arts Wednesday 19 November 2014

Linguist Jason Johnson from the University of Sydney joins me today at about 10:40 am, talking about research into learning from electronic sources and the results may surprise you! At 11:00 am I am happy to welcome back to Arts … Read More

Black Gold Vinyl Fair 2014

On Saturday 22nd of November Eastside Radio 89.7 FM will once again host their bi-annual Black Gold Exclusive Vinyl Fair at the The Civic Hotel in Sydney. This year there will be over 8,000 rare and exclusive records on offer, ready … Read More

Inhale – The divine gift

Exhibition review by Lisa Kirstistuen and Hanna Sundquist 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34… You might think we are just writing random numbers, but in fact these are the Fibonacci numbers that appear in biological settings … Read More

Radical Son Cause ‘n affect

Radical Son brings a lifetime of experience to an album that successfully traverses a variety of musical styles, including the incorporation of snippets of spoken word featuring the instantly recognisable voice of Archie Roach. Radical Son, aka David Leha’s voice is … Read More

Penelope Seidler in conversation

On Arts Wednesday 12 November 2014, Penelope Seidler and Ed Lippmann joined me in conversation about Harry, prompted by the exhibition at the Museum of Sydney entitled Painting Towards Architecture. Listen to Part 1 of the conversation with … Read More


If you enjoy exploring lots of different bar scenes, whatever your taste or style, we’re sure you will find it in Sydney. Sydney’s vibrant bar scene, bustling year-round, is full of diversity, so why not launching a … Read More

Broken – an exhibition at Artereal Gallery, interview with the artist Claude Jones

Also opening last wednesday at Artereal is ‘Broken’, by New Zealand-born artist Claude Jones where animal rights activism underpins her ceramic and illustration work. ‘Broken’ showcases her widening oeuvre, working in ceramics in addition to her acclaimed prints while continuing her … Read More

Inhale – an exhibition at Artereal Gallery, interview with the artist Noula

This November, Artereal Gallery in Rozelle presents the second exhibition of a trilogy by multi-disciplinary artist and psychotherapist Noula Diamantopoulos. The exhibition, entitled Inhale – receiving the divine gift, seeks to examine our awakening and arrival on the planet. It … Read More

Interview: Popular Sydney Busker Jonathan Thomsen

On November 3, Monday Drive talked to Jonathan Thomsen, a popular Sydney busker. In the interview Thomsen talks about making a living on the streets of Sydney using just his voice and ukulele. Part 1: Part 2: … Read More

Friday Drive: Interview with Katie Noonan About Her New Album

07/11/2014: The incredibly warm and talented Katie Noonan has released yet another album with contributions by 14 of Australia’s best female vocalists.  It’s called Songs That Made Me, and Katie’s touring the album with some of those incredible women now. Read More

Community Billboard 15th November – 20th November

This weekly community billboard is proudly sponsored by the City of Sydney’s Plan for the future – Sydney 2030 – making our city more green, global and connected. Read More