Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Christmas in July in Sydney's Rocks With the weather so cold this July, it was a welcome relief to see the sun and feel its warmth for the celebration of Christmas in July! Members of the City of Sydney community centres in Redfern, Kings Cross, Glebe and Millers Point, as well as many of The Rocks locals, turned out to enjoy a feast of fruit and …

SIRIUS SAVED

SIRIUS SAVED

SIRIUS SAVED A BIG WIN FOR THE PEOPLE SSOA is celebrating the win in the Land and Environment Court in favour of heritage protecton for the SIRIUS Building in The Rocks. As reported in smh.com.au (by Jacob Saulwick July 25) the building of brutalist architecture design will remain standing for some time yet, after the NSW government's plans to …

NAIDOC WEEK AT THE ROCKS

NAIDOC WEEK AT THE ROCKS

NAIDOC WEEK was celebrated at The Rocks with a guest speaker who promoted this year’s message: ‘Our Languages Matter’. During a morning tea at the Harry Jensen Centre provided by the City of Sydney, Ted Cruse-Stacey declared, ‘Orana meegay, yuiny!’ (Welcome men and women!) Ted described how 250 indigenous languages were …

Author J. K. Rowling tells it like it is

Author J. K. Rowling tells it like it is

Author J K Rowling tells it like it is - that Donald Trump is a 'tiny, tiny, tiny little man'. She's not talking about his height, which is of little consequence in assessing character, but more likely his obsession with himself and a mania for increasing his status and wealth. A Der Spiegal editorial is linked to her tweet: 'It's Time to Get Rid of …

Australian Haiku Moment

Australian Haiku Moment

Australian Haiku Moment Our own SSOA editor, Sharon Dean, is also an accomplished and often-published haiku poet - and one of her haiku is currently featured on the cover of the Australian Haiku Society ejournal. An excerpt from an interview with Sharon is found in the accompanying article. Read it below - or you can go to the Society's website …

VIVID SYDNEY

VIVID SYDNEY

Friday night offered the first brilliant taste of VIVID SYDNEY, a festival of light which runs through until June 17. I was lucky enough to be in the midst of the celebration at Circular Quay – but you can check out other locations as well. Sydney is truly alight with high spirits! Photos credit: Catherine […]