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    What's on ...  

    Photo: Simon Cardwell

    Five Properties of Chainmale 
    Where: Griffin Theatre
    When: Until May 9th 
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    News snippets 

    The Salvos & Thomas kelly Foundation Safe Space, which provides latenight revelers with assistance from water to help getting home, has been given the green light to expand to Kings Cross ... Read More ...

    Irish tourist Barry Lyttle has been given a 13-month suspended jail sentence for assaulting his brother in Kings Cross ... Read more ...

    Assaults down in Kings Cross but also across NSW ... Read more ...

    Poker machine venues get exemption from lockout laws ... Read more ... 




    Old Fitzroy takes on Shakespeare

    Leof Kingsford-Smith and Danielle Baynes in the SITCO-Old Fitzroy Theatre production of King Lear

    Measure for Measure set in Kings Cross, while King Lear gets the post WW11 treatment ... Old Fitzroy Theatre at the 'Loo combines with SITC ... Sara Tomevska interviews producer Julie Bazz 

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    Alaska at the Cross

    Kings Cross Parking goes arty

    Gritty artspace ... Packing them in underground ... No parking problems with Alaska Projects innovative use of space ... Alix Piatek catches up with Sebastian Goldspink 

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    Going gaga for dada? 

    Charles Firth: "scam"

    Charles Firth's eccentric exhibition of words tests the meaning of "art"... Anita Senaratna investigates the spoof 

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    The city slicker steeped in the bush tradition

    Warren Fahey capturing the sounds, songs and stories that make up the Australian identity ... The oral tradition ... Holding out against the tide of Americana ... Alcohol, the MSIC, Garden Island and other pet topics ... Interview by Anita Senaratna 

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    Thanking Russell Crowe for his vision

    Postcode2011 Local Hero ... Mark (Spud) Carroll from Spudds Gym at Woolloomooloo ... Potato eater and former Kangaroo ... Spud discusses dietary and health issues with Vic Potts 

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    Doing The Continental

    Documentary on the acclaimed New York gay establishment - the Continental Bath & Health Club ... Founded by Elizabeth Bay man Steve Ostrow ... "A bizarre mixture of activity that you could enjoy once you set foot in the place" ... Vic Potts reports 

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    Eileen Chong - poet

    The second in our Local Hero series ... Vic Potts teams up with photographer Anthony Browell to meet Eileen Chong - an aficionado of bronze footpath plaques and Poet Laureate of Potts Point ... Exclusive preview of Eileen's poem to celebrate the El-Alamein fountain's rebirth 

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    Heels with soul

    Cobbler Caballero ... Vic Potts talks to local hero Andres Miranda, shoe repairer extraordinaire and saviour of Macleay St fashionistas and Darlinghurst Rd hoofers 

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    Llankelly's light show


    Slideshow of Llankelly Place party to celebrate the restoration of the "starburst" lights.
    Photographs by Anthony Browell.
    Full size here 
    More information about the lights here  


    Louis Nowra - friend to beggars, druggies, the barking mad and lawyers

    Louis Nowra's biography of Kings Cross is due out in October ... Here he talks to Karen Thorne about being a writer, how he got started, what inspires him and his advice to beginners 

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