Posted by Katy Hutcheson on March 25, 2011
Started back in 2006 the original gory, blood curdling, scream inducing Night of Horror International Film Festival was merely a short film festival when it first began. It has since spread its wings and is now pretty much the only place to be seen, dead or alive, for avid horror movie fans.
This year’s festival boasts 15 feature films, 70 short films and music videos, and a screenplay competition.
Competing with Wolf Creek for Australia’s scariest movie, try catching The Tunnel which is about an investigative journalist and her team’s harrowing journey through Sydney’s underground disused train tunnels. A sure heart stopper, The Reef, is a shark attack flick following unassuming swimmers in the Great Barrier Reef battling for their dear lives.
Not enough B&G for you? That's fine, we're not done yet. U.S movie, Dead Hooker In A Trunk, the name pretty much gives away the story, is on the schedule. As is Monster Mash-Up - expect plenty of vampires, killer insects and demons - and 80’s inspired clichéd horror, Blood Junkie. Do not miss the highly anticipated world premier of Midnight Son, with plenty of vampires lusting and blood, making TV series True Blood look like a kids cooking show.
The festival takes place from Thursday 31st of March with all the movie gore and guts finishing up on the 8th of April. All films will be shown at Dendy Cinema in Newtown, tickets are now on sale for the blood thirsty out there....
Posted by Audrey Lee on August 20, 2010
Sydneysiders: unless you were raised by wolves – and are currently cohabitating with them still – you’ve probably already caught wind of the eagerly anticipated Sydney Fringe festival. Taking over more than 20 venues in the Inner West of Sydney from September 10 till 26, the festival program boasts a generous mix of live music, musical theatre, theatre, comedy, poetry, dance, art exhibitions and festive cheer all presented over the course of 17 exhilarating days.
Cabaret meets comedy in It’s Time to Sparkle Darlings. The show takes you through the life of an old washed-up singer, towing along an evening of old Vegas show tunes that will make you laugh and cry at the same time. Or perhaps you’re feeling a little “Picasso”, why not get those creative juices flowing? Kluster's friends at May Street Studios are throwing open their doors to the art-curious public; meander through the Artists Open Studio and 'Have-a-go' Workshops and engage in a creative technique or two. As we recently announced The 4th Annual Sydney Underground Film Festival returns this year as part of the official festival program, with 18 delightful sessions and over 100 films for you to watch till your heart’s content.
The Sydney Fringe is popping up in venues across Newtown, Marrickville, Enmore and Surry Hills. Hop over to their website to purchase tickets or to download the program guide.
Posted by Liz Niland on April 7, 2010
Trendy haircuts, top-notch pad thai and uniquely jazzy threads are all part of the landscape in Sydney’s Newtown, but it’s been quite a while since a destination restaurant reared its head in the city’s inner west. Down the other end of King Street, past the Bank and past the Townie, Bloodwood, the brainchild of a handful of Sydney’s finest chefs, is a place to which you can just as easily take a date, your mother, or a whole party posse for both eats and drinks.
While there’s plenty to choose from on the drinks list – from South Australian shiraz to the Bloodwood’s own alcoholic iced tea – the food was what we came in search of. The lauded spiced lamb kibbeh with silken eggplant, kale and bullhorn capsicum sauce got the nod from our crowd, as did the lucky last-minute inclusion of the herby chickpea pancake with zucchini, pumpkin, and Persian fetta. More...
Posted by kluster on October 14, 2009
Friday night at the New Theatre in Sydney's inner west surburb, Newtown brought week two of artistic director Augusta Supple’s production, Brand Spanking New, a refreshing intimate course of short stories.
A blend of talented unearthed writers and actors wove eight very different stories, wooing and challenging the audience. Short stories are are a notoriously difficult medium for engaging an audience. Thankfully, BSN managed to connect with their audience with great aplomb. Lone Bird, King of the Mountain and Bermuda Love Triangle were particularly well versed and had great comedic timing. If you missed it this year we reccomend you look out for Spanking next season.